Tuesday, September 29, 2009

love me two times, Sweden two times

Long time no blog....again! I've actually been to Sweden twice since I last blogged. I went for a week at Easter. I landed early in the morning and was greeted with fresh baked bread at his place.

The spring weather was a glorious 15 degrees every day. (Did you know it was a Swede who came up with centrigrade, by the way? It was a guy called Anders Celsius.) I rented a bike for a few days to zip around, that was super-fun.

I love this bike, which was not to rent...it was just ornamental, outside the Gudrun Sjödén store:

I'm cut off in this picture, but I still love it, it was a good day:

I gave him this awesome bike bell but it got stolen :-(
I loved it because it's a map of Toronto and it shows the Danforth, and we met at the Danforth Music Hall.

There's lots of guerilla knitting in Stockholm:

Then I went over again for almost 2 weeks in August. The weather was lovely then, too...about 20 degrees every day and no humidity! The climate in Stockholm really suits me.

Magnolia and Bobbie Dazzler liked to read Pippi Longstockings. Pippi is their favourite Swedish role model for adventure and sass:

We went to see the history of IKEA exhibit at Liljevalcjhs, that was really great!

I liked the denim room best:

But the kids craft room was fun too!

And all the old catalogues:

And a hex key mural:

Did lots of other things, didn't really take many pictures though.


mjm knitting said...

Hey! Long time no post! So happy to see your photos from Sweden. Looks like you had a blast, as always. Must get together soon. Xxx

krissy said...

Love the Sweden x2 post! I would have loved that Ikea exhibition so much. And I'm so curious to know how expensive that maple syrup was in Swedish money (kroner???).

Carla said...

That maple syrup is about $10 CAD. Now I'm suspicious, that's pretty cheap so it can't be pure! I didn't look at the ingredients. The thing I thought was funny about it was that it's called "Vermont" but it's "made in Canada"

John McDevitt said...

Fun! I wanna go someday :)

Katherine said...

I love that photo of you in the swing!

Thanks so much for posting the IKEA exhibit photos. I would have loved to have seen that, especially given that 90% of my furniture is from there.

Anonymous said...

The history of IKEA? Cool.

And the bike bell is awesome. Sorry to hear it got stolen.