26/04/2018

From the 6th floor

Heeeej! Sorry about the radio silence... I can't believe how quickly a month can go sometimes! The reason for my absence here was a two week trip to Sweden over Easter, and the mini heat wave that hit London the week after we got back. There was no way I would sit at the computer with those temperatures after the ridiculously long winter we had! It's been well over a decade since I last spent that long a time in Sweden, and it was nice to be there for longer, especially as the weather was pretty amazing for nearly all of it. We stayed with my friends A and D and their kids in their 6th floor apartment. I tell you, the light they get up there is something else. I think if I ever had to move back to Stockholm an east and west facing flat high up would have to be a must. It's funny, as for the first time since moving away from there 25 years ago, I actually had a serious think about what it would be like to move back. And for a few minutes it was very tantalising, but then the same unsettling feeling in my gut I always feel when I'm in Stockholm (and felt before I moved away) came back. Maybe I need some hypnotherapy to sort that out - if it would ever have to become an option. In the mean time, visiting once a year is just fine, thank you.

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  1. I'm glad you're back - your pictures are always so peaceful and inspiring! Speaking of Sweden (or just the language), out of curiosity: does Oomoo speak swedish?

    Anna

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    1. Hi Anna - thank you!

      Oomoo understands Swedish fluently as I speak Swedish to him and have since he was a baby, but he tends to reply in English. He's been going to a Swedish weekend school for a few years now, and he's started speaking it more as a result. I'm sure he would be able to speak it quite well if he REALLY concentrated :)

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