We are back in Australia. The Swedish summer is over and back “home” in Sweden our friends and family are experiencing autumn rains with temperatures dropping and days drawing in. Long light evenings of summer are being replaced by cosy evenings by the fire. But for us “down under” the days get warmer, even if nights are still chilly. The kids can’t get over how dark it is at night here. Clear skies crowded with stars.
It is time for this blog to go into recess. I have hardly written during the summer; all my spare time was taken up with packing and organizing and cleaning. We hardly had a Swedish summer holiday this year. We escaped to the UK for 10 days at the end of August to have a break before we flew out of Sweden on September 6. It seemed that only by escaping the country could we escape the stress of packing and leaving.
But there were some happy days this summer and some memorable times. Below are some pictures that tell that story. But after this entry the “Postcards from Sweden” will stop, for the time being at least. I am toying with the idea of writing a Swedish language blog called “Vykort från Australien” – the same idea but from the other side of the world, and in another language. How else will I keep up the rudimentary language skills that I have attained these last five years. If nothing else such a blog would be a laugh for my awful Swedish. But as always its the pictures that tell the best story, and they translate to any language… If such a blog comes into being I will be sure to link to it here.
Swimming at Multen:
A visit from the Rutherfords:
Diving in at Hargebaden:
Sunny day at Varumon:
Baptism at Hjälmargården:
Goodbyes at Ugglebo: