Our Life in Sweden

Jonathan & Sofia Morgan

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We went on a trip four hours north to visit friends in Arthog in Wales, in the nationalpark Snowdonia. We had wonderful hosts who taught us about mountain walking, pre dinner cocktails and Nigella Lawson. The thing I enjoyed the most was to find a still lake on the top of a mountain with water so clear that you could drink it and see reflection of the clouds. 

Vi gjorde en road trip för att besöka några vänner i staden Arthog, i norra Wales, mitt i Nationalparken Snowdonia. Våra vänner visade sig vara fantastiska värdar och lärde oss att bestiga berg, göra cocktails och laga mat som Nigella Lawson. En dag hittade vi en sjö på toppen av ett berg där vattnet var så klart att man kunde fylla upp vattenflaskan och se molnen speglas på ytan. 


My wife when she was 4

With Emmerson the dog. Check out Stina’s Flickr page for more old pictures.

I love to swim

Swimming in Småland
There’s an unique sense of freedom to the Swedish summer. While we were there a few weeks ago, celebrating Sofia’s cousin’s wedding, I took the opportunity to revisit one of the places that grew to mean a lot to me last year during our wedding preparations.

The night before we got married, a few of my friends (Dave, Luke and Chris) took me for a late night swim in a lake close to where we were staying. It’s a tradition that began with Dave’s wedding the year before, and which I see as something of a rite of passage, a final blast of your old way of life as another is about to begin.

That particular evening Dave and Luke swam out far, and when I caught up they were contemplating the depths beneath: ‘what creatures could be living in those murky waters?’ We dipped our heads under the water and were immersed in a silent blackness.

This time it was daylight and I had the lake all to myself. As I paddled in, the stillness of the surface was broken by gentle rings.

In the countryside / På Landet

A few weeks ago we had a lovely weekend together with some friends in the little picturesque hamlet Skenfrith close to Monmouth. We were surrounded by hills with sheep, castles, apple cider farms, second hand stores & tea houses run by little grannies! Fairytale like! You simply must go there!

För några veckor sedan hade vi en fantastisk helg med några nyvunna vänner i den lilla idylliska byn Skenfrith, nära det större samhället Monmouth. Under en hel helg var vi omgivna av kullar med får, sagolika slott, lantgårdar med äppelcider tillverkning, loppis och fik som drevs av byns små tanter. Helt himmelskt! Åk dit!

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