Today was our second day of 2014’s Swedish summer and for the first time this year I enjoyed my dinner out in the evening sunshine on my balcony.
The dinner was nothing special – taking off for a 5 days holiday tomorrow so whatever was in the fridge that needed to be used up. Had some hot and spicy ready marinated raw pork ribs that I cooked in the oven, made a little potato salad and only a tomato with Italian herbs on. During the summer I always drink Elderflower conidial (not home made) with my meals.
Sat there in the fantastic sunshine – and I even had a cup of fresh brewed Colombian coffee after my meal. Coffee after dinner is something I very seldom have eating alone, except after a nice meal at a restaurant. I also treated myself to two of my favorite truffles; chocolate and orange. Not made by me .. bought in a fancy box.
The evening was stunning and I had +27C/80F in the shadow 6.30pm, this is Swedish summer at its best.
So I’m all set – bag is locked – only the after dinner washing up to do. I have a feeling that mentally am I already on that flight PC 832 with destination Istanbul. This time tomorrow am I having dinner with my friends in one of the most exciting cities in the world, what I understand.
Do everything I would do and I see you next week!
“Keep your face to the sunshine
and you cannot see a shadow.”
As cloud for the this post I’m using a Turkish song that I came across in a Swedish Holiday Tour Company’s (Vingresor) commercial a couple of years ago and it took me quite some internet searching to find out the name of the song and when I found it – after asking the PR company behind the commercial – I played until my ears was nearly bleeding for months. Maybe this track was the first seed for me to visit Istanbul. Still love the track. The singers name is Davut Güloğlu. “Katula Katula” is the title and I don’t have a clue what its about.
Davut Güloğl’s images provided by and thanks to; i.sabah.com.tr