So much has happened in the past year, I can hardly believe it. But the best part is, the fresh start we’ve been looking forward to has finally arrived and we’ve begun settling in to life in Sweden! I haven’t taken a great deal of photos yet but I’ve put together a mishmash from the last couple of weeks.
This Dalahäst was hand carved and painted in Mora (Dalarna) many years ago. I bought this one from an antique shop — something I always said I’d buy when we eventually got here. We arrived with two suitcases and no practical items like cooking equipment or Winter shoes, but we had a Dalahäst!
Snow to blossom in the space of a week. I think this time of year is known as vårvinter (Spring Winter). I’m glad Winter hasn’t completely disappeared yet because seeing some snow has been nice.
So many versions of Semla to try and only one stomach. Two bakeries are in joint first place for the classic version at the moment, but obviously we need to keep going in the name of rigorous testing. These Amaretto Semla are next on my hitlist.
Don’t be fooled by the sunshine on these daffodils. It looks warm but the ‘feels like’ temperature was down at -7°c. On previous trips, we’ve seen people standing or sitting in the sun with their eyes closed, sometimes having a conversation at the same time. Can’t beat the warmth of the sun on your face on a cold day.
I’m feeling totally washed out at the moment and I think the stress of the past year has finally caught up with me. Already feeling very at home though and hopefully it won’t be long before I feel recharged enough to find my mojo with photography and hobbies again. Until then, I’ll be powered by tasty treats and sunshine!