Copenhagen, Family, Friends, HOLIDAYS, Sweden OFF TO SWEDEN! 18 July 2013

We went to Sweden! OK that sounds so impressive and everything, but the funny (and cool) thing about Europe is that you can get to another country just by hopping onto a train for a bit! So you feel all “well travelled” and all…. but all you’ve done is just take a train somewhere else ๐Ÿ˜‰ But anyway, it was a very spur-of-the-moment decision for us, because an online friend lived in Sweden and suggested that we head over for a visit to hang out! Our kids are closely aged so I thought… why not ๐Ÿ™‚ And so, it was on the train we went, from Copenhagen to Sweden!

Zooming along on the cross-country train

 

Dad and I! My parents got off on another stop to visit another city.. they got a chance to be kid-free for the day ๐Ÿ˜‰

An hour later… we were in Sweden! WHEEEEE!!!! We went to the little town of Lund, which was all quiet countrytown like. Such a far cry to the city of Singapore, and a refreshing change. That said, I couldn’t live there for more than a couple of weeks I’m sure. I’m a big city girl at heart ๐Ÿ™‚ What I found super odd and super cool about Lund is that…ย you can walk everywhere. We walked from the main train station, through a park, to a playground, to a bakery, down the city centre, to my friend’s apartment, and back to the train station. Everything was a few mins walk from each other! Along the way to the playground, we saw some chickens and roosters randomly pecking around. I think Hunter was pretty amazed ๐Ÿ˜‰

Hullo Mr Rooster!

The park was super lovely! The weather was Grade A perfect and they had such fun play areas there. Carter spent most of the time crawling around on the picnic mat, whilst Hunter wasย stuck in the wooden train the entire time. He decided that ENTIRE wooden train feature was his and staked claim over the wheel. So when his little friend tried to have a go, Hunter had a top-notch hysterical breakdown.. one of the most epic ever because it went on for agessssss. Man, he was a real handful! It was like his mind had gone and was replaced by some sort of psycho monster. In the end, Chris decided he must be tired/jet-lagged and popped him in his stroller. A few minutes later, BAM! Fast asleep. Guess Daddy knows best. And Hunter slept soundly and deeply for about 2 hours (all through lunch) and then woke up waaaay cheerier and more normal. Whew. Unfortunately, it also meant he missed a good chunk of the day, particularly the really fun kiddy-friendly parts! ๐Ÿ™

Chasing ducks! Whilst Carter looks on enviously..

 

Babies chilling on the mat

 

Hunter and his mate enjoying the train (pic taken minutes before Hunter went mental)

 

My little wild child, so full of glee swinging away!

 

Loving the cute ducks. There’s Hunter zonked out in his stroller, he missed out on the duck feeding ๐Ÿ™

We walked down the street to lunch, which was a few minutes away. It was nice to enjoy the scenery around, and breathe in SUPER fresh air!

The pretty streets of Lund

Lunch was goooooood. I have no frame of reference here, but I really liked it! We sat outdoors and chilled out with Ligonberry juice (yes, Ikea has this by the bucket) and our lovely dishes. Mine was thisย prawns on breadย dish, which has a really nice name and description but I’ve forgotten :X It came with this HUGE TUMBLE of prawns that totally astonished me!! It was waaaay more prawns than bread, and was super good and fresh.

Our lovely Swedish lunch

 

My friend and I were the only 2 Asians I saw in Lund that entire day. But lookie at the baby. CUTEEEEE!!

 

We stopped for yummy ice cream!

 

Visited this big cathedral on the way back to my friend’s place

We chilled out at their place for a bit so the kids could stretch their legs and play. Hunter fell in love with the toy train set and the vintage ride-em car thing. Surprise, surprise. And Carter just tookย great pleasure in picking up and dropping the wooden blocks. Repeatedly.

Everyone refused to look at the camera!

 

This little one’s fave activity is reading. He enlisted Chris to read him a Chinese book. And Chris actually read it out aloud to him. LOL!!!!! Should’ve taken a video of this, actually.

 

Carter had heaps of fun terrorizing the baby girl half his size.

 

I like this photo of Carter in mid-block-throwing mode. He just has this squishy pensive face going on ๐Ÿ™‚

 

We were treated to a blueberry crumble. YUM!!!!! No pic of the end result… was too busy scoffing it.

 

FAVOURITE PICTURE of the entire day trip to Lund. The boys, waiting for our train to arrive, just sitting on the steps and clowning around!

Looking forward to seeing you in Singapore next year, Sarah!! Hunter still talks about “‘taking choo choo train to Enoch’s house” ๐Ÿ™‚