Gosh, I've been going on about my trip to Sweden a bit haven't I......must be boring everyone. I like the way I have the words 'Started' and 'New' but not 'finished'. Hmmm...it appears that I want to start and do lots of new things, but never get around doing them. This is quite fun. Looking forward to seeing more of these wordles on other bloggers sites.
Friday, 29 August 2008
Tuesday, 26 August 2008
These mini figures represent a married couple and was given to me as a present by my business partner who was also my bridesmaid. The wooly hats have been keeping them warm. Hee! Hee!
Monday, 25 August 2008
Wednesday, 20 August 2008
Thursday, 14 August 2008
We found out that it was the Euro Pride festival at Stockholm and there were so many 'proud couples' there. We thought we go to Kulturhuset (Culture House - art exibitions) for a coffee and apple cake on the top floor, where we dined with lots of proud people, which was a bit strange but interesting.
We spent our whole day walking around Stockholm (good exercise) passing the Royal Palace, Riddarhuset (Swedish Parliament), Nobelmuseet (Nobel Museum - history of the Nobel Prize), Queen Street, the old shopping street. The next day (we stayed at one of my Cousin's flat in Stockholm) we visited the Swedish Millenium Dome, a market where they sell Flowers and Fruits, and serveral department stores including NK as it was raining.
We then took the fast train back to Gothenburg for our flight back to London.
I would definately visit Sweden again and now that we have done all the touristy things, next time I will visiting more Arts and Crafts places.
Here are some photos:
Swedish Craft Shop
Guards outside the Royal Palace
The Swedish Millenium Dome
Friday, 8 August 2008
Tarta - a Swedish Savory cake in layers of prawn, chicken, vegetable and salad cream. Made by my cousin
Arriving by ferry to the Island of Visingso
Finally getting to the top of the church (we travelling around the Island by a horse carriage)
One of the famous sweet shops in Granna where they make the sweets by hand at the shop
Sun set at Sweden's 2nd largest lake, if you look carefully you can see shadows of my family
Tuesday, 5 August 2008
Hello! I'm back from my week off and we manage to pack so many activities during this time. My rascal went to the cinema for the first time to watch Kung Fu Panda. She also went on her first holiday to Sweden with my husband, my parents, my brother and course moi. I have an Aunty and five Cousins who we haven't seen for two years. It was so lovely meeting them again and visiting Sweden after more than 15 years.
I have decided to split this post into three parts as we visited three cities; Gothenburg (Goteburg), Jonkoping and Stockholm.
First stop was Gothenburg where my cousins are based where we spent three days:
Salhuhallen Goteborg, indoor market in Kurgstorget
Inside a lovely Sweden 'Handmade' shop which also sells yarn and fabrics.
Lisberg Park, on a Dala Horse (the Swedish people makes these by hand)
A Swedish Moose (pronounce as 'elk' in Swedish) at Slottsskogen where they have the largest stuff Whale at the Natural History Museum in the Park
We also went on the Paddan boat trip where, at a two points, you have to sit on the floor so the boat can pass through two low bridge (cheese slicer), the Gothenburg Art Museum, Universeum (not advisable to go in when it is more than 30 degree celcius outside as it has an indoor rainforest) and the open tour bus. Part II will follow.