A weekend of wonder!
May you wake up to the sweet sound of the chirping birds,
May the morning sweet and fresh breeze hit your ears.
May you have someone you love, serve you morning tea.
Anon, but I feel like I wrote it myself.
Summer has arrived in Stockholm! Finally! There might be a few showers on the horizon but after surviving months of darkened misery, it’s time to get out and about and enjoy everything one can – before one is about to give birth to #2 and therefore will be too buggered to be arsed getting out of the house:
1. A Taste of Stockholm is an early summer festival that each year attracts hundreds of thousands of people with a shared interest in food and drink. This weekend, I’ll be one of those people.
During the first week of June, Kungsträdgården, or ”King’s Garden”, is transformed into a party with culinary sensations and performances by many well known artists. Around 25 of Stockholm’s most exciting restaurants serve everything from the most traditional Swedish dishes to delicious treats from other parts of the world. I plan on tasting something from all 25 restaurants. Based on what I have been scoffing down lately, I don’t think it’s going to be a problem.
2. On Saturday night I’ll be chuffing off to Stockholm’s Concert House to hear Beethoven’s 8th and 9th Symphony. This isn’t mandatory, I am choosing to do this. Yes, I find classical music a joy and am gladly attending the concert.
Beethoven, it’s not just a film. And his ninth symphony is direct off his greatest hits album, it’s the one that everyone knows, da da da da da da da da. Ode to Joy, the song we all had to learn on primary school recorder.
3. When it comes to parent-in-laws, I feel like I won the lottery. You couldn’t wish for two nicer, more supportive or fun people to be legally related to. All of my Weekend of Wonder is happening because they will be in town and helping us out with Bubba.
I’ll be free to waddle around the city at my own pace and on Sunday, I’ll be waddling straight to Sturebadet, a fabulous and luxurious day spa. I’m allowing TSH to tag along and we are hoping to have some ‘us’ time before the baby arrives. ‘Us’ time will include lazing around pools, being massaged, wearing white robes and discussing how my Braxton Hicks contractions are going. Sunday bliss.
4. Ladurée has now opened in Stockholm! One of my favourite Parisian shops has arrived up north. With its delightfully packaged macaroons and gorgeous everything else, I will do my best to waddle down there too.
Hope you all have a fabulous Weekend of Wonder!