Tuesday, December 15, 2009

LUCIA...


This time yesterday I was sitting on a boat travelling back from an island in the Stockholm Archipelago. We had watched the Santa Lucia service on TV in a hotel room in the middle of nowhere, laughing at the star boys' hats. We celebrated a birthday with princess torte and "contemplated nature and life"*. Earlier we had gone for a walk in a pristinely snow frosted pine forest. As the boat moved slowly, the sun began to set at about 1.45pm. Then I was on a bus, then a tube, then another bus, then a plane, then a train, then in a taxi and 12 hours later I arrived home in London. Another 12 hours on and I'm completely disorientated. I had some very exciting news this morning and I'll be packing my bags again very soon. But London is not...it's just not...

I posted about a million more photos of Sweden to my Flickr as well.

{*Trademarked phrase of CJ}

8 comments:

anna said...

wonderful photos! I guess I got it wrong about the weather then! This was the first year I had been to Sweden in the winter and not encountered snow. Glad to see you tracked down the lussebullar too.

Claire * Lola Is Beauty said...

It wasn't too cold, just around freezing or 2 degrees below but lovely light snow sometimes. Just before we left we went to Vetekatte and had the best cinnamon buns (having already eaten about 12 lussebulle)...seems like ages ago...

If Jane said...

oh!!! wow it must have been so wonderful!!! great photos!

Juliet said...

I hope Sweden was good for you! I hate to spam, but the last hours of my giveaway are going on! You still have time to try your luck!

http://fashionlolita.blogspot.com/2009/12/iittala-giveaway.html

juliet xxx

Rose said...

you had princess torte- yay! sounds like a great trip. You are right you can get a frozen one at Ikea but it's not really a patch on it.

Alex said...

It must have been the perfect time to visit... can't wait to hear your news!

Anonymous said...

exciting news? tell us all!
xxx
Mia

Emily said...

So pretty it is my dream to go to Sweden, its so pretty
I love your blog