Midsummer 2011

Even though we live abroad, we still try to celebrate Swedish holidays as much as possible. This past weekend was Midsummer in Sweden, and as Friday was a normal work day here, it was decided that we celebrated Midsummer on Sunday instead. It is always kind of interesting with the preparations. I have not lived in Sweden since 1996, and most of the girls are in a similar situation. Someone went back for a year here or there, but in general we have to celebrate in the way we remember and the way we think it is still done.
One of the easy things being around a bunch of  ‘foreign Swedes’ is also how we mix languages. In one particular conversation, I said a word and we could not for sure tell if that word is actually used in Swedish or if it is just something we have adopted in our everyday language after moving to Austria. Anyways, some pics from Sunday.

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The Swedes

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Flowers in the hair is a must.

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Herring, salmon, meatballs, sausage, new potatoes, knäckebröd sour cream chives and dill.

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Fixing the cake, the obligatory strawberries are soon to be added.

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The bartender

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Boys will be boys

3 Responses

  1. What a great picture of you with flowers in the hair. You look absolutely stunning!

  2. Beautiful!

  3. Vad var ordet då?…

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