October was the month of dogs in coats, low sun, Halloween pumpkins, coughs and sneezes, string lights on balconies, colourful leaves and sunsets, clothing reflectors and the first bottles of Julmust on supermarket shelves.
I love the shift at this time of year. The streets turn fiery and the archipelago shorelines are a mishmash of colours. Everything looks warm and golden in the sun, despite the fact you can see your breath in the air.
Smörgåstårta is a layered cake made from fish or meat, bread, mayonnaise, cream cheese, cucumber and gherkins, with ganishes like roe or caviar, herbs and lemon. A cold cake made from fish… I’m curious and intimidated at the same time.
I’m still on a mission to photograph all the best dogs in Stockholm!
Rosendals cake table was a welcome sight. When the pandemic took hold, it was replaced with individually wrapped cakes and biscuits to reduce the spread of infection. Many months later, the candle lit cake table is back in action! I had a piece of the kladdkaka with cream and Scott had lemon almond cake.
I don’t think the novelty of seeing a road in the air will wear off anytime soon. Stockholm is a group of islands and while there are lots of bridges, not all of them do this. Some of them are raised to allow large boats or those will tall masts, to pass underneath.
Dense fog rolled in off the water on Halloween. I looked out of the window and saw it blowing through the street lights like smoke. Not wanting to miss out on a photo opportunity, we ventured down the sea from with our cameras. This old crane looked pretty spectacular.
That’s all for October!