So, I was so fed up with work during the last few weeks. But I sucked it up and went “I just need a vacation, it’s been long.”. Well, now I’m back from vacation and guess what? I don’t want to go back to work tomorrow. Bah.
Also, did not work out a single time during my time off. I don’t feel bad about it, but I would have liked to – it just didn’t pan out. I also didn’t read at all, so you know.
Have I had some of the most Swedish meals I know while staying with my brother? Yes, yes I have. Also, Dutchie imported surströmming since we went by car. No idea who he plans to eat that with.
While we cooked dinner most days, lunch was apparently a free for all, and I had mainly vegetarian/vegan food (so many choices!) but this is what I made a picture of, and it was delicious:
So much music! I guess that kind of happens when you go to a music festival?
Circe by Madeline Miller. I bought it based on a recommendation by Felicia Day, not even checking what it would be about, and before reading feared it’d be quite dry (as it tends to be when talking about ancient gods). It was not! Very enjoyable read.
Inevitably, the festival has their own app to make it somewhat manageable to keep track of who you want to watch, and where and when. They’d redone it from previous years, and it was sadly less good 😦 Still got us where we wanted most of the time, but we did miss some artists, and waited for others that never showed up… Room for improvement Iceland Airwaves!
I mean, can we count the thermal pools as a beauty measure? At least for the soul? I so badly want to live where you have these… Oh, and I bought a lipstick called Frog Prince. It’s green.
Chocolate! Books! Icelandic Christmas cake! Oh, and dried fish for my SO. Which he’d specifically requested. I live with a weirdo.
24. Is there a place you would love to visit?
Environmental angst about traveling aside, sure! I’d love to go to Japan at some point. Cause, you know, historic stuff!
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So much food! When I’m not at work I rarely eat lunch (because I get up later, and so have breakfast later). No such nonsense with my mom and aunt here though, lunch every day! And dinner. And breakfast. And maybe things in between those meals, some days.
My aunt played us this clip (in Swedish, sorry):
After having walked around Leiden several days, I can only say – again – that it’s a very pretty city. If you like old houses and canals, if you don’t, then it’s not for you.
Took the visiting ladies to the Zuiderzee museum after a recommendation from a colleague, and it was very nice. We were very lucky with the weather too, so that helped.
As it’s cooled down a bit this week (like, 27-29 C rather than 37 C), we haven’t ordered food! (*pats self on back*) My favorites this week were the Korean beef wraps and the oven baked aubergine with pasta. I would show pictures, but I don’t have any. You can imagine it 😛
I fly to Sweden on Saturday for a week of vacation with the family (and they’ve planned this road trip, meaning we’ll barely be “at home” at all?). Meanwhile the security people at Amsterdam airport are – as far as I understand – taking extra breaks and shit (rather than going on strike), leading to “additional delays” on top of it being the busiest period at the airport since it’s school vacations. Not stressing me out. AT. ALL.
Well well well, it felt as though the day’d never come, but here we are (skillfully edited out the booking number):
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Countdown. What are you counting down the days to? Mebbe list a couple-three things?
- To having this view again, for 10 days:
- Moving! I look forward to all the minute things around moving being done, and the old house being sold, and just settling into the new place.
- Hurtigruten in May. It’s gonna be awesome.