Midsummer Magic

One of the best things about being a dual nationality family is that you can celebrate both countries’ festivities and we never pass up the opportunity to throw a traditional Swedish Midsummer party. Warning: this post contains rather a lot of photos!

Midsummer pole

{The Midsummer pole}

Midsummer food

{The food}

Flower Garland me 3

{The flower garlands}

Clemmie flowers 3

Strawberry cake 1

{The traditional strawberry cake}

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{The friends}

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Tree climbing

{The fun}

And of course the singing, the schnapps and the dancing around the Midsummer pole (with the neighbours, who were also having a garden party, looking on in amusement)! A truly wonderful evening.

 

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Things that made me smile this week

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Coming back home from Sweden and seeing my boys again.

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Preparing the invites for Clemmie’s third birthday party next month. I can’t believe how fast time flies!

Bjorn again

Going to see Bjorn Again at the Hampton Court Festival with a group of friends and dancing to ABBA songs all night!

Dress Collage

Wearing my new dress for a night out at a riverside pub.

The highlight of the week was our Swedish Midsummer celebration with friends and family on Saturday. In Sweden the day is second only to Christmas and even though I haven’t lived there for many years it is nice to uphold some traditions.

All the children dressed up in their finery. I had to bribe the boys to wear shirts!

All the children dressed up in their finery. I had to bribe the boys to wear shirts!

Playing nicely on the seesaw

Playing nicely on the seesaw

I made a traditional strawberry cake and we all danced around the midsummer pole. I'm sure the neighbours think we're mad!

I made a traditional strawberry cake and we all danced around the midsummer pole. I’m sure the neighbours must think we’re mad!