Woopsie daisy, it's been a while...
Our summer mini breaks seem to have accumulated to a height of - must do as much as we can while the weather is good and we've still got some time off - panic...
Also, my dad has been over to visit us again, which gave us even more excuse to do even more of those really touristy things around town that we've secretly been wanting to do for a while.
We've seen castles, forts and idyllic islands.
We've been on boats trains busses and trams, every rollercoaster at Gröna Lund.
Admired the over-the-top detail of a 300 year old ship.
And mostly oohed and aaahed over all the beautiful buildings, furniture and people we saw.
Not all touristy things need to cost lots of money though, and actually one of the highlights of all our little expeditions was completely free, and closest to home!
Mölndal's Kvarnby village is a very spectacular sight with all that roaring water constantly gushing through and under the old buildings.
If you go there, make sure to walk all the way to the top, where you'll find a wonderful free museum full of all sorts of curiosities and interesting things presented in a lovely hands on way.
It's kind of like the ultimate second hand shop, except unfortunately the stuff is not for sale...
This is but a little snippet... a wall full of educational school posters from the 1950's.
They are neatly catagorized in to botanical, religious, musical and so on.
This was just one of my faves.
What this musuem did have to buy was some very yummy food at the cafe,
although reader beware... lots of cakes and sweet temptations to tease the sugar addicts.
I let them be eye candy this time and went for an open sandwhich instead.
In Stockholm there was plenty more eye candy to be had.
This little beauty caught my eye, I think you might be able to see why...
Basically, if I'd come across this piece in a second hand store,
I probably would have decorated it in much the same way!
I LOVE it!!
I've now been staying with my dad at his new house in England for a little while,
helping to renovate it... It's a big job!
The previous owner seriously had a thing for every possible type of textured walls..
In places there are up to 5 layers of wallpaper all needing to be stripped back!
This house really has a bit of everything going on!
There's even madly victorian floral somewhere too.
That 50's one in the middle doesn't look too bad actually!
So, we're working hard and I can already see the results are going to be spectacular!
I hope to show you some before I go back home to Sweden next week.