Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Malory visits Sweden

This year we had a visitor over the holidays, so we spent our vacation doing all sorts of adventurous and touristy Swedish things.

We prepared a (mostly) traditional Swedish Julbord for Christmas Eve (which we ate again on Christmas day) consisting of the following things: a Christmas ham, Christmas porridge, cheese, herring, crackers and bread, brussels sprouts, mashed sweet potatoes, beet salad, and a tomato salad.

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On Christmas day we also baked gingerbread cookies, shaped as ninjas, satellites, Christmas-themed things, and animals.

We visited Stockholm a few times, which consisted of twelve hours of walking every time we went there. Here are some of the things we saw.

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Those last two are of the Stockholm Opera House.
That's right.
If we leaned waaaaaaay forward we could see almost 58% of the stage! The right half of The Nutcracker Ballet was phenomenal. The mice were particular favorites, and also there was a sleepwalking dance which I found delightful. That was also the first ballet I've seen with men on pointe.

And train snacks, as seen below, became our tradition.

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Another day we had a really lovely afternoon tea in Uppsala.

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And yet another day we took the obligatory trip to gamla Uppsala. I really enjoyed how these photos taken during the early afternoon sunset turned out.

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Thank you for coming to visit Malory! We had such a wonderful time exploring more of Sweden with you!

1 comment:

  1. What a great blog you have here :) and Im happy to follow AND Im also from Sweden haha.

    Check out my blog today...my decor crush on a Fab. Swedish appartment :)

    Have a great day dear

    LOVE Maria at inredningsvis - inredning it's, Swedish for decor :)

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