it’s monday again! and, we’ve got a short week here in sweden. friday is midsummer’s eve, so everyone will be off from work + dancing around maypoles, drinking like fish, and worshipping the sun, celebrating her longest day of the year. it’s definitely a midsummer night’s dream – and the night where the sun never really goes to bed. i’m not sure what our plans are yet (and it looks like it may rain… booooo!), but you can be sure we’ll be outside come rain or shine!
last week, though, summer finally arrived! there were days of bright sunshine, and that meant that we took advantage of every chance we could to soak it all up. i dare say that my love + i even got a little sun coloring on our skin. it felt soooooo good. all of that vitamin d. my energy level was high, my spirit was high, everyone walked around on a great big sunshine high.
so, here’s what my week looked like up here in the land of the midnight sun, where the nordic summer takes your breath away…
a little beer bottling adventure for two chicks brewing (read more about that –> here)
the cat is sleeping all the time. it got that hot in our apartment.
strolling through our secret garden
staying grounded + inspired (mercury retrograde…. gaaah!)
…which is necessary, when everything falls off of your bike + a BBQ sauce jar breaks + explodes everywhere in the middle of a square in the middle of town.
more meditating. this time in the park, on a bench. because it was hooooot + beautiful outside.
purple pom pom flowers!
a skype fika date with my friend in atlanta!
no jacket + sandals! happy friday to me!
beer. fries. sunshine. my love. meeting my love after work.
sunshine makes us silly + giddy
the first BBQ of the year!
grilling out with friends + family
cheers to the perfect summer evening
sunset at 11pm. i love this so freaking much.
urban vibes in downtown uppsala
my favorite block in the whole city: svartbäcksgatan
the river + the cathedral
everyone’s loving it
silos in the industrial part of town
i don’t really have any photos from sunday, but i can share with you what i did: i blogged in the morning and then the rest of the day my love + i completed season three of “orange is the new black”. it rained all day, so it was a pretty near perfect ending to the day + the week.
here’s to sending you lots of love + light as you begin your new week!
I always love your photos, Liz, but these are not only excellent but they really capture the sunshiny, summer mood. Hope you are enjoying!
Oh Meghan, thank you so very much! Hope you are having some summery days and nights wherever you are. 🙂 xoxo