It’s Friday!

Friday is without a doubt the best day of the week! Two days with the possibility to relax and take it easy and just enjoy all these things I don’t feel I have time for during the workweek. Actually the best part is not having the alarm go off at 5am! ūüėČ 

This weekend started off with a great dinner. Mathias wanted me to come to the area in downtown where he is working so we could try one of all the restaurants he loves in the area. It turned out to be a creperie serving gluten and lactose free food. We shared a fantastic salmon galette and a crepe filled with apples for dessert. A very yummy start to the weekend! 

  

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Brunch with a view

For the first time in ages we went to Kakn√§stornet last weekend¬†in order to eat brunch with friends. Luckily we got a¬†message from them while we were in the car informing us that it was a bike race in town so our original plan of driving all the way to the place quickly had to change. We parked the car in the area where we lived before we moved to our house. In order to arrive at the restaurant quicker we decided to take a taxi as far as we could and then walk the rest of the way. The walking turned in to quite the adventure as we had to find paths in the woods. Finally we arrived at Kakn√§stornet and enjoyed a great brunch with fantastic views! On our way back–we took a better route than through the woods this time–we passed through when the elite bikers rushed through a roundabout.

Walking in the woods.
Walking in the woods.
Part of the brunch table
Part of the brunch table
View towards Stockholm
View towards Stockholm
Kaknästornet - the second tallest building in Sweden (and Scandinavia)
Kaknästornet Рthe second tallest building in Sweden (and Scandinavia)
Watch out!!
Watch out!!

Pink paradise

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Early this morning we went to Kungsträdgården in order to see the cherry blossoms. I love to walk around the blooming trees.

As always plenty of people are there taking photos. It’s much better in the early morning than after the shops have opened though.

We were also lucky as the sun started shining just in time for our arrival. When we left our apartment 20 minutes earlier it was still pretty cloudy.

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Busy life

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After a very busy week at work I’m happy to be back in Stockholm for the weekend. No deadlines to think of for two days! Just the weekend… relaxation… do whatever I want in the company of my hubby! ūüôā

Normally you can get very stressed when arriving at the central station during rush hour but yesterday it felt fine. I actually thought it much less stressful than my work week! People walking quickly to whatever their destination might be. Hopeful about the weekend and a few days rest maybe… It’s interesting to stand in such a location and look around. People everywhere… everyone walking in the same pace and in the same direction, if not, well people might walk over you. God forbid you walk in the wrong direction on the wrong side… ūüôā

I love being back in the city!

Brostugan

Despite the wind it has been beautiful outside today. The sun has been shining all day long and even though it felt a little cold outside due to the wind it feels a little like Spring is around the corner, at least a day like today.

At first we had plans to go to the movies but I didn’t feel like it due to the sunshine so we took a little car trip and stopped at Brostugan. I’ve been there with my mother once but it was the first time for Mathias. It has a great location on the small island K√§rs√∂n, right before the island of Lov√∂n where the Royal palace Drottningholm is located. You actually see it when you turn in order to get to Brostugan.

It was a lot of people there, some even sat outside in the sun but luckily we found a table indoors. I think it’s a little bit too cold outside still! We ate a yummy lunch before heading back home again. A perfect little Sunday adventure!

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On the hunt

Some months ago Mathias and I passed a cook shop while sitting on the bus and we said we would visit sometime, and today we finally decided to do it.

I knew it would be fairly close to Odenplan so we took the bus there, got of and started walking along the way where I thought the bus we'd been on came from. We walked and walked and suddenly we were at St Eriksplan and Mathias said we must have walked on the wrong road so we turned left and walked towards the parallell road south of the one we were on. There we noticed that the bus actually went in both directions (I had for some reason thought it went on different roads because of how the bus station is located). At this time my feet had started to hurt and we decided that the best option where to take that bus and travel "backwards" in order to see if we could find the store.

So, we jumped on the bus and it drove south. We passed Fleminggatan, Fridhemsplan, V√§sterbron and at H√∂galidsgatan we decided to get off–as we knew the shop wouldn't not be located further than that–and took the bus back from where we came from. We walked across the road, waited 5 minutes and we were on the bus again. Again, we passed V√§sterbron, Fridhemsplan, Fleminggatan, came back to St Eriksplan and still no cook shop. Where could it be?? We kept sitting on the bus as the next stop would eventually be Odenplan and there suddenly we saw the shop! It was right on the corner from Gustav Vasa church which is located by Odenplan! Once the bus stopped, we walked across the square and noticed that the awning's from the shop was visible from where we had walked off the bus in the first place! So after a 1 hour hunt, involving plenty of walking and two bus trips we were in front of the store:

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After another 45 minutes or so we came out of the store and had lots of fun stuff with us home! Before we came home though we again took the bus, got of at Flemingsgatan where we bought some pastries (semlor) before heading to Mathias mother–by taking our 5th bus of the day–who was working today. We spent some time with her and then we headed back home. Back home I opened all our boxes and put our new "toys" on the dining table:

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For dinner we used one of our new little gadgets which makes heart-shaped eggs:

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