We went to Sweden!
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 🙂 What I found super odd and super cool about Lund is that… 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 😉
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 was 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! 🙁
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!
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 this prawns on bread 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.
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 took great pleasure in picking up and dropping the wooden blocks. Repeatedly.
Looking forward to seeing you in Singapore next year, Sarah!! Hunter still talks about “‘taking choo choo train to Enoch’s house” 🙂