Scott and I were chatting earlier and he said looking at Stockholm photos on my blog made him miss being there. And I do too, which is the perfect excuse to share a few more! This post is a mishmash of small moments from my phone and digital camera. Not all of these photos are perfect but they bring a smile to my face.
These little cakes are called Kladdkaka — the naughtiest, stickiest, brain meltingly good chocolate cake you will ever eat. Our local bakery got us hooked and then we discovered them for sale at the supermarket! Not quite as luxurious as the handmade versions from the bakery but they were only 50p each and we could run down and buy some on a whim at 8pm.
An old sausage dog being pulled along in a cart during a marathon. This person wins dog owner of the year.
The drink I ordered on the night we finished work, before our journey to Dalarna the next day. It didn’t come with sunglasses unfortunately. Peach bellinis are the drink I discovered through a concussion and they have become a strong favourite. I’ll always order one if I see it on a drinks menu.
Solna Centrum subway station was one of our favourites — yes we are nerds. Stone walls kept the cold air in and the heatwave out. It was like being in a fridge.
Our last visit to this cafe during Winter involved defrosting our faces with giant bowls of hot chocolate and feasting on hot food. I’m not joking when I say bowls by the way, they were huge.
Banthai was a Thai takeaway just around the corner from our apartment. Unfortunately, we didn’t call in until our second to last night when we bought a takeaway picnic and ate by the water. We wished we hadn’t left it so long because the owners were lovely and the food was delicious.
The water was a stones throw from our apartment and we looked out over this sunset the day after arriving. I remember standing here and thinking “we finally made it”.
Looking back on these photos leaves a sinking feeling in my stomach because I miss adventuring in Sweden but I’m also incredibly happy we experienced so much. Perhaps we’ll have the chance to do it again one day, fingers crossed.