Category: Countryside (page 2 of 2)
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.
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!