Welcome to the Weekend Coffee Share, can I get you a cup of coffee? Or maybe some tea? How are you doing?
This has been another intense ’end of the semester’ week. Things are coming together just the way they should at work, and I am happy about that. This week we arranged a summer party for the children. It was a success with almost all the childrens families present. Everyone was happy and several children in my class said that it was the best days of their lives. LOL.
Even though it has been another intense week at work I’ve been able to enjoy some amazing bike rides as well. I am always aiming for balance in life, it is very important to me. I need nature on my schedule every day and therefor I am making time in nature a priority. A ride through a forest, or around a lake in the morning changes my energy for the whole day.
If I don’t have time for a longer ride in the morning I make time for coffee at the balcony in the morning. Sitting there among my plants in the morning, and in the evening, also helps me to put a golden frame around my day, so to speak. It’s the little things that makes all the difference.
Speaking of plants, for a while I’ve been thinking that I need a Snake plant in my living room. I had a spot in one of my windows where I imagined a snake plant being the missing piece. I took care of that this week. I’ll show you the plant today, and what it looks like in relation to the rest of the room when I’ve found the right pot for it. I’m going to visit some fun second hand stores when my vacation starts, and look for some ’new’ used pots for my indoor plants.
This weekend there is a festival in my town, Falun. The festival Å festen – The river party, is an annual event, but it has been cancelled for the past two years due to Covid. Everyone is thrilled that we are able to enjoy the festival again. We spent seven hours there yesterday, enjoying some good food, the amusement park, and listening to my daughter’s favourite artist Klara Hammarström. We met so many people that we know and everyone was in a festive mood. The weather was great 68F/20C, very comfortable.
We are getting closer to our summer break/vacation and yesterday before going to the festival we sat down and nailed some of our plans; booked hotels, train tickets, and some other tickets that needs to be booked in advance. Among other things we are going to Gothenburg by the end of the month. My daughter have never been there, and it is one of my favourite cities in the world. I lived there for a few years in my 20’s, and I like to visit when I can. It’s the second biggest city in Sweden, but it is SO green, it doesn’t feel like a big city (unless you are in one of the less beautiful parts of the suburbs.) There are trees and parks everywhere. Of course it is also right on the coast, and there’s Kattegatt, an arm of the North Sea reaching all the way into the huge dock in the city. It is a fun city, and the surrounding nature is something extra. I can’t wait to show my daughter some of my favourite spots there. It is an International city and I believe she will feel right at home there. Do you need a refill of your coffee? Tea?
We are enjoying a three day weekend this weekend, since we are celebrating Nationaldagen- The National Day of Sweden, a public holiday tomorrow June 6th. We don’t have any exact plans, except for a nice family dinner and the traditional strawberries with vanilla ice cream.
Thank you Natalie for hosting the Weekend Coffee Share. I hope you are enjoying a fabulous weekend! What is going on in your corner of the world?