Return Visit To Stockholm

creative cafe window, rocking dog

Creative Cafe Window

Feeling very inspired after a long weekend in Stockholm.
It is a truly wonderful city, and I feel privileged to have arrived there in the lead up to Christmas. Think gingerbread houses, clove studded oranges, red and white gingham, clear twinkling fairy lights and Nordic pines. Of course it’s much more than that with its amazing archipelago of little islands complete with red and white wooden boat houses, its heart warming glogg and delicious things to eat. Of course the only fly in the ointment is the cost of everything. You simply can’t afford to get tiddly and merry there! However, I was feeling very merry ¬†even without lashings of festive alcohol!

The Nordiska Museet (Nordic Museum) is well worth a visit, especially if you’re a creative. The permanent Swedish Folk Art section was eye poppingly gorgeous as was the exhibition about traditions in Sweden. How lovely to be there for a large nativity production, especially with the grand piano echoing its rumbustious melodies around the vast building.

Walking- lots of it, a Smorgasbord boat trip, people watching and marvelling at Scandinavian design and decoration were truly enjoyed.

Now to get back to reality- a tyre fitter is on his way to sort out the car which suffered a blow out two miles from home. An hour on a motorway embankment at midnight, together with being delivered back by tow truck ended our idillic weekend, but even that couldn’t dampen our spirits! Christmas decoration in the Rocking Dog household may be a little bit Scandi’ this year… watch this space!

nativity, nordiska museet, rocking dog

Nativity, Nordiska Museet.

cake frou at nordiska museet ,rocking dogt

Cake Frou At Nordiska Museet

gingerbread mansion, rocking dog

Gingerbread Mansion

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