Ok so Lana was well enough for us to leave her with Matthew’s parents last Monday and we could happily get on a plane to Copenhagen. We made it to Kastrup safely after a very relaxing flight of reading my new Murakami book undisturbed, woohoo! Get prepared for a mammoth of a blog post!
A couple of days ago I took part in the Great City Swap – a new campaign led by Scottish train company Scotrail that encourages residents of Edinburgh and Glasgow to swap their hometowns for the day. According to research only around 30% of residents in Edinburgh and Glasgow travel to the other city for leisure – which doesn’t sound like a lot to me considering that it’s only a 50-minute train journey that separates the cities! Although I am a bit ashamed to admit that I’ve lived in Edinburgh for 3,5 years and only visited Glasgow properly once…You can read about it here.
One of my highlights of our Mallorca holiday was visiting beautiful Alcúdia Old Town. It was such a peaceful and quiet place in comparison to the busy beach, with gorgeous terracotta buildings and interesting old doors and windows. We walked there from Puerto Alcúdia, which took us around half an hour – but there are also buses.
Matthew’s watching the Euro 2016 final (which he says is the worst game of football he’s ever seen btw), so it’s a good time to finally do a blog post about our holiday in Alcudia, Mallorca! This was our first real family holiday if you don’t count all the trips to Finland we’ve made – pretty exciting in other words.
We’ve left the sun, sea and sand in Mallorca behind us and are now back in grey but fortunately not too cold Auld Reekie. Even though both Lana and Matthew caught a cold it was a good holiday and I managed to clock off from work and relax – and since we didn’t pay for internet in our room we had very limited access to social media as well which was actually really nice!
In a recent blog post I told you about the Rock House InstaMeet that I helped organise a few weeks ago. Well the meet-up didn’t finish at the house, but we were treated to a photo walking tour by a local company called Iconic Tours. I am the first one to admit that there’s so much I don’t know about Edinburgh (and photography!), so I was really looking forward to it!
In the middle of Djurgården Island in Stockholm lies a beautiful organic haven called Rosendals Trädgård. This lovely place is a vegetable garden with a cafe where you can enjoy the produce as well as a shop that sells all sorts of yummy stuff.
The long awaited girly weekend getaway to Stockholm came and went way too quickly, just like fun things always tend to do. Can’t say I was physically rested after only sleeping a few hours per night, but the trip definitely gave me a mental boost – it’s just so relaxing to spend time with people from your own little town that speak the same dialect and that you’ve known for so long!