On Midsummer this year me and Emelie held the biannual event of The Potato Championships. I made a video. It’s not great, but I had fun making it. Also I was tipsy filming it. Whatevs. Potatoes for the win!
Midsummer came and went and it was as it should be. Spotty sun at lunch, rain hanging in the air (but luckily not arriving until 7pm so we got plenty of outside time!), full of food and people and of course or biannually event: The Potato Championships. We borrowed bikes and rode home the 2 km’s to my parent’s summer house in pouring rain, arriving drenched, tired but happy. I filmed and photographed, and maybe maybe I’ll manage to edit that up in the next couple of days. Maybe it’ll be months. I don’t care to be honest, because there’s a lush green (although super cold) summer waiting for me outside.
This is Peter. He is silly and cheeky and annoying and fantastic and makes me laugh like a crazy person, has the best spooning skills ever, longest pauses to think (which drives me insane) and is my partner in life. I couldn’t imagine life without him and just looking at this photo makes me happy. I sound soppy, but turns out I’m totally okay with that, cause heck, I managed to marry the best person ever.
I went up north to see Peter’s family. There was food and drinks and talking. And one day I went out for a walk.
Midsummer in the countryside! It’s lush and green and filled with people. Oh, and we had a Tropical theme to this one. As you do.
When I arrived in Sweden my mum handed me a paper. It was apparently supposed to be an invite, but looked more like a 6 yo had used word to write up a message and include some clipart. Anyway. It was an invite. To a surprise activity on a Sunday evening. We had no idea what it was and my mum wasn’t telling us a word either, just that it was for me, her, my niece, my auntie and my cousin.
I had theories. In the back of my head I thought “Play! It has to be a play!” cause my mum likes that cultural stuff and from the brief memory I have of that “invite” I think I remember reading something like that? But boy was I wrong. We had a hat class. Or, more correctly, a fascinator class. Oh, and I managed to not photograph my creation. If you’re curious, check out this insty post instead. Try to guess colour + decoration beforehand. I bet you can’t guess it. Or can you?
It was a busy day today. Well, I started with a wee bit of a sleep in, but then we headed to Lidingö for brunch with the family. I took no photos of the actual brunch because hell, I was too busy chumming down all the food. We took a small wander along the gorgeous view from the place we were at. Sweden’s really kinda pretty sometimes. My niece also wanted to gif with my dad and who am I to deny someone of some gif funness?
Once family times were over I headed south, picked up a friend or two along the way and headed to Snösätra, which is a small industrial area in the south of Stockholm which since 2014 has been the home of plenty of graffiti and outdoor art. We found lots of that. Plus a small cafe and a dog. Ehm, I might have taken too many photos of the dog Sickan, because unnggg I want a dog. So so so so badly.
All in all: good Sunday, no complaints here.
It was my first midsummer in Sweden in 5 years and damn, it was good, full of sunshine and ice cold water, saunas, beer, croquet and spontaneous kitchen concerts. I’ll have to be back for more next year.
A couple of days ago was spent faking a wedding here in Sweden. Me and another couple of vendors teamed up and OH BOY. I’m all the happy with that day. I think it might be the best darn shoot I’ve done so far. And while I’m trying to sneak in photo edits between bbqs, walks and rose, here are a couple of behind the scenes I snapped on Tuesday. And one of the photos we took!
Can totes summarise life right now. The last week I’ve had essentially all waking hours scheduled with stuff and I’m tired. Oh so tired. I have another couple of fairly intense days ahead of me, but after that: hopefully a couple of days of relaxation. Wish me well.
Until then I’ll leave you with a summery shot from yesterday afternoon/evening, which was spent with a some friends + one cute kiddo!