torsdag 19 juni 2014

Vacation report

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.

14 kommentarer:

  1. The necklace looks so cool, where did you get that from? Even if it was not perfect, your outfit totally looks like something I would wear!

    I hope you enjoy your holidays with your family!

    SvaraRadera
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    1. Thanks :)
      I bought it at Glitter a jewellery store here in Sweden I also wear earrings in the same style.

      Radera
  2. See, I know you'd look fabulous in that outfit! ;)

    I don't like weddings either; apparently, there's a really weird wedding - situation going on, a friendly couple is getting married, but only my boyfriend is invited and while I'm kind of pissed, I'm glad I don't have to go...:/

    SvaraRadera
  3. Have a great Midsummer.

    SvaraRadera
  4. Ah, it is wonderful to have another introvert in the family to spend that comfortable quiet time with, when everyone else's energy starts to drain you! (I can relate!) I hope you'll have plenty of time for rest and quiet on your vacation, to balance out all of the festivities.

    PS: I love the way that necklace works with the neckline of the dress. Having the bottom skull overlap the black fabric really makes it stand out, which I think is a great thing for a statement necklace!

    SvaraRadera
  5. That is one gorgeous necklace!! Enjoy summer vacation! I adore having my son home with me on the school holidays. :)

    SvaraRadera
  6. Önskar dig en riktigt fin midsommarhelg!
    Kram,
    Regina

    SvaraRadera
  7. The Swedish midsummer festival looks like do much fun!

    SvaraRadera
  8. Sounds like you were very busy! The outfit looks great! If anyone doesn't like it they are a fool!

    SvaraRadera
  9. Du var ju jättesnygg! Tur att någon kan gå i sånadär skor... Lite avis. :P
    Jag trodde faktiskt att Sverige, Norge, Danmark & Finland hade (nästan) samma traditioner.

    SvaraRadera
  10. Jag förstår ingenting - sjunger ni inte snapsvisor i Dalarna..? Jag tillbringade just en Midsommar där vi försökte sjunga en ny låt vid varje skål :)

    SvaraRadera
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    1. Naturligtvus sjunger vi nubbevisor. Jag är janske lost in translation igen ;-). Det är norrmännen som inte sjunger snapsvisor.

      Radera
  11. Fantastic necklace! Where is it from?

    SvaraRadera