Södermalm

After you’ve wandered around Old Town, make your way over to the south island, Södermalm, or more commonly known as Söder.  Södermalm used to be the working class area back in the days and you can still find some of the very old little wooden working class cottages, now a days very sought after properties! (more info & history here) Söder is by far mine and Mat’s favourite part of town, so it’s hard to just give you one thing to do here as it’s full of gems. My suggestion would be to walk up to Monteliusvägen, a small tree lined gravel path, which gives you a stunning view of Stockholm and the walk up there is quite interesting with the beautiful old houses and cobbled streets. Read more here.

For all the moon lovers

This is not related to Sweden or our wedding, but I’ll post it anyway.

If you’re anything like me, that is, you’re affected by the full moon, then keep your eyes peered tonight, as it’s a supermoon tonight! Meaning the full moon is 356,955 kilometers away from our planet, the closest this year.

I will never forget that one night when I was little, perhaps 6 or 7, we were at, what was then our ‘sommarstuga’ (holiday house) for the weekend (it later became our permanent home), and it was a spring evening and the moon was climbing up from behind the mountain and the trees. It was so big it looked like it was about to roll over the trees and straight into our house, it really was quite spectacular. I think this is the moment that got me fascinated of the moon, or perhaps the fact that my mum, my grandmother on my mum’s side and my great grandmother always claimed to be affected by the full moon. Maybe they were just imagining things I used to think, but now I feel it too, maybe I’m imagining it too, maybe it’s superstition, fascination or maybe I’m just a werewolf.

Anyway, I’m hoping for a clear sky tonight so that I can gaze at the supermoon. If you’re lucky enough to catch it, give it an extra look (howling is optional).

For more amazing pictures click here, this is also where I got this photo from.

For more info, click on to NASA

Time for trains

For those of you who haven’t already noticed, or booked your train tickets up to Hudiksvall yet, it’s high time to do so. As the cheap tickets have now been released. (they are released 90 days before travel date) So make sure you book ASAP as the tickets are priced from £16 – £ 29 single journey at the moment. Hurry up while they last!

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