What are your plans for the summer?
Spend time at the beach here in the States, go to Sweden for a month where I will spend time in Gothenburg, the archipelago, attend my sister’s wedding, hang out in Uppsala and Stockholm, and spend as much time as possible with my family and friends! Then head back to the States, and my oldest niece and a younger cousin will tag along and stay here for two weeks.
What are you going to do for Midsummer?
Since Americans don’t really celebrate it here, it will not be the typical Swedish celebrations. But I might go out and drink a drink with a Swedish friend who lives at the beach, and listen to live music at one of the clubs there.
What is your favorite summer breakfast?
To sit on the dock at the beach, see dolphins past by, the weather is perfect – not too hot or humid. It would consist of coffee, home baked bread, fresh pressed orange juice, and blueberries/strawberries in the yogurt. OR to eat outside in the Swedish archipelago with a bunch of family and friends.
The best summer song?
Gaaah, there are so many! But I truly love Ted Gärdestad so one of his songs, for example, Sol Vind och Vatten. But also the typical hymns that symbolizes summer break from school, back in the old days.
Are you attending a summer music festival this summer?
Noooo, but I would have loved to.
What do you prefer to put on the grill?
Halloumi cheese, mushrooms, mini veggie burgers, and corn.
What do you love to drink during the summer?
Beer, sparkling wine, and water!
What is your favorite summer outfit?
Shorts and a loose tank.
What are you going to read this summer?
I’m reading Brain on Fire: My Month of Madness by Susannah Cahalan right now, and planning on reading To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee, and The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho. Pretty famous and classic books, I haven’t read earlier in life. Oh, perhaps The Book Thief by Markus Zusak too.
Which park is the best?
Hmmm..I’m not sure. I love Central Park, but I don’t live in NYC so I don’t get to hang out there very often…I think I’ll say Biltmore Estate and the endless beautiful nature around it! The amazing garden, the view of the mountains in the distance, the river, the small pathways, fields, animals, endless picnic spots….I can keep going.
Where do you prefer to swim?
At Atlantic Beach, no doubt! Always warm during the summer months, clear sand bottom with no seaweed to be scared of, beautiful sand beach, and fun waves!
I borrowed the list from, Julia.