Another photo post to show our Ascension weekend in Skåne. We are thoroughly enjoying the European long weekends in May, on Saturday we will head to Normandie for the Pentecost weekend. Pentecost Monday is a public holiday in most European countries, however not any longer in Sweden…
After a nice sleep in my brother’s and his girlfriend’s house, my sister and her new boyfriend joined us for brunch. Before leaving for the summerhouse (without our hosts), we had to inspect the garden! They bought the house in October last year and we had only seen the garden covered in snow.
O and I realised that we will never have so much outdoor space in Brussels! First of all, a free-standing house – forget about it in Brussels, plus a big garden AND a separate garage… I like the small group of different coloured tulips in the bottom right hand corner.
Once we arrived in the summerhouse, my parents suggested a walk to the “Great Oak” – the same tree O and I did not find in January when we went on a snowy walk.
A “pillebänk”, a bench / sofa that you sit on and peel off the paint while watching the sea! My grandfather used to have one in the garden of our old summerhouse and I loved helping him peel off the paint while philosophising… I don’t think we ever got it really clean and eventually it was too rotten to be re-painted, but I am not even sure that was the goal 😉
The next day O, my sister, her boyfriend and I drove to the old summerhouse to see my grandmother and aunt. Another beach walk, where I was looking for amber with my aunt… I actually found quite a big piece, I think it is the first time ever since I don’t usually have the patience to check the seaweed like my mother and aunt.
BBQ on a cold May evening – halloumi cheese and beef. We went to the butcher’s in Åhus and went wild; buying beef (we think it was the same cut that in Puerto Rico they call “churrasco”, in Swedish “flank stek”), thick pieces of unsmoked bacon (fläsk), and spicy sausages, and the shopping spree ended surprisingly with only ~350 SEK which was a big dinner for 6 people!
A classic shrimp sandwich in a classic café called Felix Fenix in Kristianstad (not the same as the ketchup above). In Swedish we even have an expression about shrimp sandwiches which refers to somebody who has a very easy life without any troubles!