Following in on from my quick post yesterday morning there is a whole host of snowy Sweden photos you can see here.
We actually had a fun day! I took the bus to Lilla Essingen to meet Sarah and then we headed out to Barkaby. I made my debut at IKEA and left with just some tea towels! I was rather impressed with IKEA but I really dont want to think about any of this until I have decided to buy and then found a place. We will see what happens in the new year.
There is an outlet centre at Barkaby where the prices were much cheaper than the city. Sarah has recommended that I purchase some long johns if I intend to watch some Bandy, so I bought some of those (something very few Brits would ever own up to owning let alone wearing!) and a nice scarf. Sarah doesnt think I look so suarve in my Hammarby one 😉
We then picked up Sarahs niece and went over to Sigtuna. Unfortunately it was quite dark when we got there and my camera is rubbish in the dark. I need a good one, any recommendations? It was a lovely quaint place and as Dennis commented its Swedens first capital. Definitely requires another visit as there seems to be a lot of history there.
I then spent the rest of the day watching football at Sarahs’ sister, I think I need Canal Plus!
What has amazed me here is how well prepared the Swedes are for snow. The gritters were out straight away, there is no drama on the roads, and the Swedes obviously have a special wardrobe that just has winter gear in it. Today all we saw was kids out with their fathers on sledges! Stockholm is very pretty in the snow, very Christmas Card.
I wonder how much more we will get….
Todays Swedish Word of the Day is pulka- sledge.