Northern Summer: It’s time for Maritime (History)

Somehow I had not managed to visit a single museum in my first week so it was time to remedy that. In the past I have explored many of Stockholm’s museums but there were still a couple, more than a couple, that were untouched. With my newfound knowledge of the sea and boat life, I made my way to sjöhistoriska muséet. Aside from the most … Continue reading Northern Summer: It’s time for Maritime (History)

Northern Summer: Family time in the countryside

It was time to migrate out to see the parents so we all, and by all I mean myself, my fiancé, his brother, his sister, and her daughter, all piled into a car, strapped in, and drove out to the wilds of Arboga, on the shores of Hjälmaren lake. What would follow? Fishing crayfish, pool swimming, grilling, berry picking, book reading, and general laid back … Continue reading Northern Summer: Family time in the countryside

Northern Summer: More Garden Cafes

As if we had not had enough of beautiful flower filled cafes nestled in amongst shrubs and trees, we went to explore Rosendals Trädgården, a cafe located on Djurgården. It would have been a substantial walk so we elected to take e-scooters which have made an appearance in Stockholm in a big way. Along popular tourist locations, swathes of the sidewalk are crowded with electric … Continue reading Northern Summer: More Garden Cafes

Northern Summer: Ulriksdal Slott or A Multitude of Cafes

Peter and Alice had invited us to have lunch much with them at a cafe by Ulriksdal Castle so Christian and I set off, first by bus, then by foot, to join them. The day was beautiful and blue, with fruit bearing trees curving over the track. Along the road were allotment farms, many with little summer houses built on them. Apparently these lots are … Continue reading Northern Summer: Ulriksdal Slott or A Multitude of Cafes

Northern Summer: Scenes from a daily walk

There are numerous pedestrian paths around Solna and it has been our common practice to walk to ICA, the nearby grocery store. Along the way I enjoy the various street art. Bellevue never had this much color. It was beautiful and blue when I finally plucked up the courage to go exploring a bit on my own. Solna beach was an easy walk away, supposedly … Continue reading Northern Summer: Scenes from a daily walk