So we got summervacation at last. The end of the school year is almost like a national day here in Sweden, at least for those who have young ones in their family. Lots of singing and music, grades or just a good luck notes are handed out and often there is a festive dinner awaiting.
This is the youngest walking out from his classroom and primary school. He has grown a lot both physically and in mind this year. To celebrate, I took the boys to the best restaurant in town for a late lunch. No photo of that because I was forbidden to put a photo of the eldest on the net.
We were just in time for the student parade, when we walked to the car. A long row of trucks for every class of graduating students. Loud music were played in every truck and drunk students were yelling in their white student hats. Those painted sheet signs says some offending words or alcohol related stuff like; "We take life with a pinch of salt, lemon and tequila". New for this year were hashtags for instagram, ha.
This is just one of all weird student traditions...
Me Johan and a couple of other friends took a 5 hour drive to Oslo on the saturday (it's actually not that far away). One of Johans dearest friends had married a Norwegian guy and they held a wedding party for their friends and families. The theme was Swedish midsummer and it striked me that even if Swedes and Norwegians are quite similar in mind (I do believe we are more open minded though) our traditions are not the same. The tradition with singing "nubbevisa" by the table before taking a sip of spiced schnapps was completely unknown but a welcome part of the dinner.
The groom and his friends had made their own ale and beers, very tasty and smooth.
Ok, I took a toilet selfie to show the dress that I bought. I had forgotten that the neckline was round and not v-shaped, so the necklace wasn't perfect. I usually don't get comments of how I look but got it this time. Well they were too polite to say something negative but they didn't say anything positive either, just a notification.
The best thing with vacation is being able to stay at home and spend introvert time in the garden. Weeding is a perfect thing to do when you need to be left alone (no one else likes it). I had comfortable silence company though with the other introvert in the family, Alfons.
5 ravens passed by in the sky. First they circled over our house, but after I raised to stand by the rabbits pen they moved further on.Tomorrow is another big day in Sweden, another "national day". Midsummers eve. My mother and her siblings will throw a Midsummer party at their summer cottages, it will be fun to see all the cousins.