Spring’s certainly here, but just 2 weeks ago it was still winter all-around. For work we had a 2 day conference at Sandhamn. More or less the hamptons of Sweden, far out in the Stockholm Archipelago. In high-summer the rich and not so famous flock here for their yachtraces and beach drinking in their hoity toity outfits, but now it was just perfect. Quiet, silent and with an almost aerie feel of desolation.
How when you walk all by yourself on an island which was inspiration for 5 thrillers and 11 murders (Vivica Stens ‘morden i Sandhamn’) and you encounter creepy deserted sheds and abandoned schools, that kind of feeling. But nonetheless, we stayed at this luxurious hotel, obviously something far from my usual hostel life. So all I could think was ‘wow’. It’s almost the epitome of stereotypical Sweden.
Anyone else still living in a Winter Wonderland out there? (Canadian or Norwegian readers?)
Summer Spring can now certainly come!