Today we had our first day of summer this year – no cardigan or jacket needed, it took time. Also the first evening I had my diner at the balcony. Just now 7pm is it +26C/+78.8F out there … VERY NICE!!!!!!
It has been nice weather, but it has been very windy and very chilly in the air, but TODAY the summer arrived. We have been longing for this … so long.
The back yard is full of playing kids in all ages and also a couple of toddler’s dadhas got bright colors on; hot pink and sky blue.
For dinner I had oven baked medallion of salmon topped with chanterelle cream, with butter wilted spinach, new Swedish potatoes and brunt butter. Really very tasty, recipe will be posted another day.
And I also have changed my header image today, it’s called “Roses”, a painting by the Danish painter P.S. Krøyer, 1893. The same painter that has painted my old summer image “Summer Afternoon on Skagen beach” with the 2 ladies walking along the beach.
Tomorrow afternoon we have a Royal Wedding, our Prince Carl Philip is wedding his Sofia, so I hope that they will have the same fantastic weather up in Stockholm as we had here today.
Carl Philip and Sofia met on alfresco restaurant in Stockholm, he was having lunch with his friends and she was in company with her girlfriends and passed by. One of her friends know one of his friends, so they stopped for a while to talk.
Sofia has her head screwed on – very intelligent woman, that runs an aid organization together with a girlfriend since 2010, Playground, that helps vulnerable children and youth in Cape Town in South Africa.
She is just an ordinary young woman, that has worked as waitress, model and yoga instructor. In New York studied Sofia accounting focusing business development at New York Institute of English and Business. She has also studied including global ethics and the Child and Youth Studies at Stockholm University.
She is tough cookie. And on Sunday morning will she wake up as Princess Sofia, Duchess of County Värmland.
I’m a sucker for all weddings and I like our little “cheap” royal family, the poorest in Europa they say. Not that I read everything about them, they are good PR for our country. And much cheaper to keep alive than a president and you never know who will end up as president, it all down to money and who is backing you.
And of course I will be glued to the TV from 3pm until the cake has been cut.
Good Luck, Carl Philip and Sofia!!!
I know that you will have a great life together, with ups and downs like the rest of us.
“A successful marriage requires falling in love many times,
always with the same person.”
Royal images provided by and thanks to; aftonbladet.se & dn.se