How I love the feeling of waking up fresh on the weekend mornings. It makes the whole weekend feel so much longer and worthy. Yesterday Kiwi, mom, dad and I went up for a day trip to Stockholm. While Kiwi went off to see friends the rest of us met up with my brother for some Christmas Market hanging. We were not the only ones with that idea – the market was packed with both locals and tourists trying to get the most out of the sunny weather and the beautiful Christmas decorations that filled the old town. The sunny weather even allowed us to enjoy coffee and saffron buns outside (in november!!). Among other things we also visited Svenskt Tenn and I was happily surprised to see they have Fornasetti pieces in there. Of course they are very pricy and nothing for a student, but I love to look around at his playful pieces. For dinner we ate a Chinese and Mongolian buffet on Östermalm, and then we finished off the day at NK. They had not spared any expense on the Christmas decoration and I felt we all got in a very jolly Christmas mood.
Today I am going back up to Stockholm again for the Sweden International Horse Show with two of my oldest and dearest friends. The three of us have been growing up riding for the same horse back riding club and for several years we had our ponies in the same stable. We share lots of fun memories from those days and I am so thankful we are still part of each others lives. The train leaves in a couple of hours so I should start to get ready, but first I will snuggle down in bed for a few more minutes with my other half, who I believe are not feeling to fresh this morning since he was out last night and took the last train home from Stockholm. He looks like a defeated worrier laying in bed now – my beautiful defeated warrior!