And then it was work but only for 3 days. I then went to my friend Suzanne who does my hair.
I always like it when I leave because she's so good in what she's doing. Also we have a lot of fun everytime. I don't get any champagne or wine (Jo) but we do "fika" which is a very Swedish thing to do. We drink coffee with some buns or cakes or something and we chat and we laugh.
Last week also the Rheumatic association started again for the autumn-season. We are going to have a conference September 4 and 5 so we had a lot of planning to do.
Next day foot care at the podiatrist. Very nice and so needed :-)
On Sunday I "borrowed" Mandy (Jonas sambo) and we went on an archipelago cruise. Do you see a pattern here? This time to Moja which is as far out you can come before open sea. We didn't go ashore. The weather was fantastic and we had lunch onboard and then we sat out on deck. So wonderful. And Mandy even saw a seal! The head of a seal and that was when we were almost back in Stockholm city!
I have now worked Monday and Tuesday. Tomorrow I have the day off and do you know what?
Me and Hasse are going on a cruise (!) It's actually one of my birthday gifts from last year. Almost the last one although I have 2 more left. I love being able to kind of celebrate ones birthday for a whole year :-) Soon it's time again.....
We are going on a cruise with Birka Paradise and I had an upgrade to suite which means we have our own cabin attendant who fix everything with checkin and we also get to go onboard before everyone and during the time we arrive and until we check-in we have our own lounge to be in. So nice.
It's only for 24 hours and when we return I immediately go to the Royal Operahouse where I have booked my job for an AW at the Golden terrace.
We are going to have Swedish tapas which should be fun. Have never had that before. I will tell you what I thought afterwards.
On Friday I will se my sister in her capacity as dentist.
And on Sunday we will celebrate Mandy who has birthday. Jonas is playing in Falkenberg at a rockfestival. And soon they will take off for Japan. I think they will leave mid-September.
But first thing first. Tomorrow we will also celebrate our grandchild Linnea who turns 28. She will come here for lunch and cake before she starts working in the afternoon and we are off to the cruise.
I hope you all have fun and a great week whatever you do but as always take care!
tisdag 25 augusti 2015
söndag 16 augusti 2015
The summer continues with music and festivals :-)
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Yesterday it was time for Hadirajafestival which is the festival Erik Gronwall has arranged together with 2 others. He performed as the last act of the evening together with Jona on guitar. Here's a link to their performance
Erik and Jona with Higher
I also found a new group which I really liked. It's a group called Sir REG and they are from Ireland. It's like being at a pub in Ireland and you really can't sit still with this kind of music, at least not me.
Sir REG at Hadirajafestival
The day before this I had my mother-son day with Jonas. Since the weather has been just wonderful the last week I booked us on a cruise in the archipelago. This time to Sandhamn via a very narrow canal that you only can go through with this ship we went on.
What a day! Sunshine all day long, the best company, good food and drink and I even got to go into the water. Not bathing though but just as I usually do in LA, that is up to my knees.
|Me and Jonas on the boat|
|Stromma canal very narrow|
I love the days I spend with each one of my sons. It's something different to meet like this when they are grown-up and for me personally I have a need to spend time alone with them and catch up on everything.
|Sandhamn fire station|
Next week it all starts up again for real. It's work, it's meeting with the Rheumatic association, it's time to get my feet done and I also have a meeting with my dentist (my sis) So full steam ahead :-)
I hope you all have a great week wherever you are. Take care!
onsdag 5 augusti 2015
|H.E.A.T at Väsby Rockfestival|
|Matilda, me and Peter|
July consisted of, mostly, vacation. The first week though I worked but July 4th we went to Svardsjo in Dalarna to visit G and P and their wonderful house overlooking lake Svardsjon. We also attended a singalong held at the "old farm" lead by a very popular artist here in Sweden, Lasse Berghagen.
The weather was just beautiful with sunshine and over 4 000 people in the "choir". Afterwards we went home to the house where we have a wonderful dinner with BBQ together with G, P, G, S, K and O :-)
|Waiting for Lasse Berghagen and singalong|
|Me at the terrace of Orenas castle|
|Kerstin at Orenas castle|
|In the garden of "The girls Lundgren on the Skerry". Isn't the house gorgeous?|
|The oldest house in Ystad dated 1480|
|Kerstin and me in Ystad|
|Waiting for H.E.A.T|
|Two brothers on the huge balcony|
|And me in the sunshine|
|Our gorgeous hotel in old Linkoping|
The day after we first stopped in Soderkoping for lunch and to fetch a cake we had ordered for Peter Johansson and Matilda Grün to give to them at their concert.
|Peter and his friend and collegue Bruno Mitsogiannis|
|The cake we gave them (it says: Thank you for the music)|
After the concert we continued to the cottage we had rented for the night just be the sea. Fantastic is the word. A new-built house with beautiful views of the sea. We had a great dinner at the nearby archipelago tavern.
|Breakfast with a view|
We then started our trip home but on the way we paid a visit to Rickard at Torpa inn where we have had conferences several times. Also a gorgeous place which we will return to on September 4-5.
He treated us with coffee and cake and we had a good chat.
After all this it was time to go back to work which I did last week. Do you remember I wrote in the beginning that the cruise was cancelled? Last week on Thursday it was finally time to go on the cruise.
|Gunilla and Per at Bullero|
And it was well worth waiting for. A fantastic cruise through Stockholm archipelago visiting 3 island but passing at least 1000. During the almost 12 hour cruise we had coffe twice, lunch buffet and also a 2-course dinner with a pre-drink. All included. A fantastic day where we fled the rain in Stockholm and instead went for the sunshine. It was such a contrast to see the black clouds behind us and just blue sky and sunshine in front :-) Just as we returned to Stockholm the sun came out.
OK, now I'm done :-) I hope it won't take as long before I write again.