Looking back at my pictures from Sweden this summer makes me miss home. For those who don't know, Swedish summer usually runs from June to August. YES, you heard right, only 3 months of summer, and it doesn’t take long until it’s all cold, dark and rainy again. I remember how I used to appreciate the hot summer days so much and made sure I spent all day outside and got as much sun as possible. Now, living in Australia I kind of take it for granted and sometimes find myself complaining on days under 20 degrees, thinking how cold it is, saying there is nothing to do in winter. 20 degrees used to be considered a beautiful summers day while living in Sweden haha.
Believe it or not but when spring arrives in Scandinavia people go crazy. It all starts when the plus degrees come. People rug up and sit in the sun with lots of blankets facing the sun with their eyes closed (this happens when it is only a few plus degrees). In summer everyone’s out and about and people line up to sit on the patios at restaurants where they can soak up the sun. Back when I used to work as a waitress in a restaurant called TGI Fridays people would sometimes wait 1 hour for a table outside even if the restaurant was empty inside. Sometimes people had big arguments that turned into fights about who was first to receive the table. I remember my partner who’s Australian used to shake his head and couldn’t understand why people wanted to sit and eat in the boiling hot sun anyway. Oh well I understand, I use to be one of them! God, I love Swedish summer and everything that comes with it.