Sweden 2014 - Lunch in Torekov (prt4)

General sights of Torekov and me with my Yaris. 

Sweden 2014 - Sea Food & Mini Loafs 

Went to eat out one night with the family to have some sea food from the harbour. These were Alan and my meals, one is white fish and lobster and the other is flat fish with white asparagus. In this restaurant they also served bread as mini loafs, which was adorable. 

Sweden 2014 - Waffle House in the Brightest Sun

Alan and I one day went to visit the waffle house together. We had actually gone earlier in the week, but the place was closed on weekdays until Midsummer, so we had to wait until the end of the week to return. We searched for the best seat outside, somewhere quiet, away from the other tables so we could have some time to sketch after. 

This is what we ordered, 2 portions of waffles, one with raspberry and another with cloudberry, both accompanied with tea. It was really difficult to take pictures on this day because the sun was shining so brightly, we could hardly see what we were capturing on camera. 

Sweden 2014 - Waffle House in the Brightest Sun (prt2)

Sometimes Alan just loves to take pictures of me. I am camera shy at times, mostly because of my semi-low self esteem, but I am glad he does, otherwise looking back it doesn’t even feel like i’m on my own holidays.

Sweden 2014 - Waffle House in the Brightest Sun (prt3)

Then I did some sketching, backgrounds will always to me be the hardest part of our work, so I needed to create a comfortable way of doing so. 

Sweden 2014 - Summer Bathing

Alan and I had a walk after breakfast one morning, where we walked down a pier from the beach and saw a lot of people having their morning bathe in the sea. This is a Swedish tradition that some people even do all year round, even in the winter when the sea can be frozen over! We didn’t swim this time but it was nice to witness the young and old alike do so around us.

Sweden 2014 - Summer Bathing (prt2)

Sweden 2014 - Summer Bathing (prt3)

Sweden 2014 - Time for Tea

During midweek we had a day where we just ate all the leftovers from previous meals in the house. It was great weather all week and so on the Saturday we were invited to tea with the family, so I drove my little Yaris, with Dan and Alan, all the way up to Kungsbacka to meet them all again. 

It was just after my relatives granddaughter’s birthday, so all the adults were chilling in the kitchen, sitting around the table where freshly baked (gluten free) pies were ready, alongside swedish strawberries and sweet watermelon. The pies were blackberry in one and rhubarb in the other and the vanilla ice cream accompanying it was simply the best! The local brand ‘Sia’ icecream is unbeatable! Its nothing like the ones in store I am used to, so then after we continued to enjoy it for days to come. 

Sweden 2014 - David’s Student Party! (prt7)

So that was the day, we saw old friends, met new people, ate the best meal of the holiday and experienced something really new to us, it was great! I drew a picture of David on the black board during the party, and while Alan was helping with the packing and clean up after, I tinkered a bit with the piano, where I tried to play songs by memory. 

Afterwards I drove them home and we had a spot of tea while we sat and watched the world cup on tv, before driving back home to Båstad. The night drive was very peaceful and the roads were practically empty.

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