We are back from the island of Culebra (check out new photos on flickr) and I have sent the family to the rainforest, El Yunque today (a guided tour that I took a few weeks ago, it is very good!).
My family arrived safely on Saturday evening, they had travelled for many hours – from Copenhagen to Washington DC and then to San Juan so they were quite tired. However, O and I had not bought batteries yet for the pump to inflate the extra mattress, so after a quick dinner standing up in the kitchen, we took the family out on a little walk to Walgreens (open 24-7). I’m not sure how much they remember from that walk 😉
On Sunday we hit the local beach here in Condado, a 200 m walk from our apartment (not because the sea is that far away, but it’s quite rocky so you need to walk along the sea for a few 100 metres) – the family was impressed and happy with their first experience of la playa. After the beach session, the men in the family (O, my father and brother) headed to CompUSA (closing down so lots of good prices) while the women started baking (such a traditional family). We made more saffron buns – with cream cheese as the guys didn’t come home fast enough with the eggs – they turned out really juicy, as well as saffron biscuits (saffransskorpor) and the dough for the ginger bread (pepparkakor), and prepared the glögg (Swedish take on mulled wine).
Swedish B arrived and we turned off the lights, lit the first three Advent candles as well as the kitsch Christmas tree, and cosied (that’s not a verb in English, but in Swedish it is – mysa = to enjoy or make something cosy) with our glögg, lussekatter and saffransskorpor.. It almost felt like Christmas!
Typical Swedish comment when trying to create a cosy atmosphere:
Is it too dark like this? (when turning off the lights and lightening the candles)