H.E.A.T at Rockbåten, photo by Pär Altan

lördag 9 juli 2016

It's official - my vacation is here

What a wonderful start to my vacation. Yesterday me, Hasse and Emil were so excited about the nice weather that we decided to do a little excursion. I wanted to go by boat in lake Malaren to Drottningholm but H and E didn't want to go by boat but they did want to go to Drottningholm.
Emil couldn't remember if he had ever been there. Me and Hasse haven't been there for, I think, almost 30 years.

We had the most glorious day which started with some "fika" (coffe with a bun) in the castle café when we arrived. Strenghten by the coffee we started our tour. We didn't went inside but just watched the castle from the outside and walked in the beautiful garden.

Drottningholm's castle is actually the castle where our King and Queen lives and now also Prince Carl-Philip, Princess Sofia and little prince Alexander. What a wonderful enviroment for them.
Parts of the park is therefore not allowed for us to enter and there are guards watching the castle and also walking the grounds.

Beautiful plantings, trimmed hedges and several beautiful fountins can be seen in the big garden. This castle and garden was thought to be like a Swedish Versailles and you can see the influences.

 Then we walked all the way down to the China castle which is a beautiful summer castle built in 1753 and was a birthday gift to Queen Lovisa Ulrika from her husband King Adolf Fredrik.

The last photo here of Emil and Hasse on the bench I just love! They look so happy and relaxed and that was just what this excursion was.  After walking for a couple of hours we were exhausted and hungry so I suggested a lunch at restaurant Jungfrusund just by the Marina and we sat on the bridge and had a wonderful meal before heading home very happy and satisfied. Great way to start my vacation.

Today has been a quiet day. I have packed because I'm going to Malmo, Scania tomorrow and will be there until Tuesday. I will meet my Mom's cousin as I alwasy do in summer. I'm so looking forward to that.

I hope you all have a good Saturday and I will try to write more frequent now ;-)