So, Sweden. If you're a regular here, you'll already know how long I've been waiting to visit. You'll know that, when I was six, I got so fed up listening to tales of my classmates wonderful holidays that I made up, invented, a trip to Sweden. My Mum was pretty surprised (make that speechless) when the teacher asked about it.
I wondered for years why I'd chosen Sweden and I've just remembered. My aunt had given me a Lundby dolls house catalogue. Made in Sweden. I loved the houses then and I still do today.
Just look at the fishing village:
And the there was Sofiero. There I found my holiday highlight. You know, that one special thing you see, the one you keep going back to? the thing you'll never forget?
We were walking among the trees when suddenly we came upon a clearing and in it was the most enchanting children's playground I have ever seen
I waited ages for a clear view, and then when I got home I realised that was pointless because I needed someone in the picture to show the scale! It's just the right size for Little E to potter in.
Eventually we had to move on. To the craft shop
Somehow, pictures of "things to buy" really capture the character of a place.
And then it was back to the ship. New day, new country..