Welcome to the weekend coffee share! Can I get you a cup of coffee? Or if you’d rather I’ll make you a smoothie?
This is going to be a shorter coffee share than usual. The weekend is almost over. We celebrated Valborg at Falu Copper Mine last night.
The garden at the entrance showed some signs of spring.
Valborg is a very old tradition and used to be all about scaring away witches and bad spirits through lighting big fires (majbrasor) for protection and making a lot of sounds to scare off evil forces. Nowadays, Valborg is all about celebrating that spring finally arrived.
It was a very festive evening and night, and I really want to share some photos with you. This was the first time that my daughter got to participate in a big celebration, (due to the pandemic that’s been terrorising the world since we moved to Sweden.) It was a worthy celebration of spring, with hundreds of people. We both felt that it was a bit strange to be around so many people again, but strange in a nice way.
There was singing, and speeches, and happy people all around. Some of the speeches were about world peace, and the Ukrainian flag was flying high next to the Swedish flag.
Falu copper mine is one of the world’s best-preserved mining landscapes, once the world’s largest copper mine, today a part of the World Heritage Falun, an UNESCO World Heritage Site. I have two short videos in my instagram post from last night, if you wish to see. It was a really cool place to celebrate at. We met many people we know, and it really was a great, exciting night. My daughter was wired up for hours after we got home, and we spent today relaxing at home.
I hope your weekend was great. I’ve already visited some of you for a cup of coffee, and I am going to try my best to visit the rest of you within the next couple of days. Work and school is crazy busy for a few more weeks, and we are starting to look forward to our summer holidays. Thank you Natalie for hosting the weekend coffee share. I’d love it if you’d tell me a little about what’s going on in your world!