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So after 3 years of looking after little ‘greenroom baby’ it was time for a holiday in the ol’ mother country. What could possibly be better than Sweden in June.

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Lupin (Lupine)         Nypon Ros (Rosehip Rose)      Poppy(Poppy)

                   cakestrip

I chilled, sun-baked and fed myself Swedish cakes and lollies…….

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Student Examen (Celebrating end of gymnasium, ready for UNI)

…..hung blue & yellow gadgets around my niece’s neck…….

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Gåseborg Skogen (Geesecastle Forrest)

…..walked in ‘friendly’ forests…….

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Stenmur från Vikinga tiden (Stone wall from the Viking days)

…..experienced old remains….

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Midsommar Mode (Midsummer Fashion)

……created flower wreaths….oldtown

Gamla Stan Stockholm (Old Town Stockholm)

…….walked in the city of my youth…..

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……….found Wayne’s own cafe in Stockholm……….

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Göta Kanal emot Söderköping (Gota Canal towards Southtown)

….walked along the canal of my childhood town…..

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Husbåt i Göta Kanal (Houseboat in Gota Canal)

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Första slussen i kanalen (First lock of the canal)

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Söderköpings Ån (The Southtown Stream)

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En perfect svensk sommardag (a perfect Swedish summer’s day)

….enjoyed the colours of the wild……

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Svensk blomstersäng (Swedish flowerbed)

…….and the cultivated……

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Sveriges äldsta bokhandel ( The oldest bookshop in Sweden)

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……enjoyed the old history……….

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50år Ung!

…..and felt young …..

3 weeks was a little too short so next time I will have to stay longer and drag Wayne with me. I am back in the greenroom and back to Australian winter.

Footnote. The charming Söderköping with cobblestone streets, a gorgeous stream and canal leading from the Baltic Sea into the heart of the town was for a short time in Sweden’s history looked upon as the capital city. In the 13th century it was a busy merchant town with plenty of kings and queens coronations and weddings.

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