Sunday, June 10, 2012

Phone photo weekend


Hi
This is my weekend in photos taken on my phone. Except for the first one which I took the other day but wanted to put in to show you a wee preview of my Stockholm diary for Wrap magazine.
Otherwise the photos are mostly of our trip to see the Damien Hirst exhibition (it was pretty amazing) at the Tate modern yesterday. We didn't go and see anything else because we were a bit pushed for time but will definitely make it back there. Big place. The rest of it is free so we can go as many times as we want.
Click on the second to last photo and you can see Tower Bridge in the background. We went to a roof party last night and it had an awesome view.
xx Love Lizzie

Monday, June 4, 2012


Day 2.
An early start this morning. A colleague gave me some travel agent vouchers for a boat cruise so we managed to wrangle our way into using those. We went to the 'feather islands' or the 'Fjäderholmarna' which is the start of the Swedish Archipelagos and our tour guide Alexandra was lovely. Luckily we only had to share her with one other couple. 
After the boat ride we walked all over Stockholm trying different coffees. We had lunch at Kura, a kiwi cafe and then went on to have cupcakes and explore more of Stockholm + more coffee. Joe is such a coffee nerd.
We had dinner out at 'Chutney' which is another Veggie place which is conveniently around the corner from our apartment.
Home time tomorrow. 
I honestly think that if we spoke Swedish we would move here. It is so beautiful, and lovely and everyone we have met has been so awesome. London will do for now though.
xx Love Lizzie

Sunday, June 3, 2012

Stockholm!


Day 1 in Stockholm was awesome. Apparently we have arrived in the coldest weekend in June in 84 years, but we're still having a fantastic time. I have my umbrella.

We started off by wandering around the streets of Södermalm where we are staying. Joe had scoped out some places for coffee stops which were delicious. We then wandered up through Gamla Stan which is the old town. We saw the Royal Palace and the guards and some lovely old buildings. 
We caught a tram to the 'Vasa Museet' which is a museum about a boat that sank in the 1600's. The actual boat is in there and it was pretty interesting, even though it was just about a boat. I think Joe liked that one a bit more then me - although it is the most popular tourist attraction in all of Scandanavia... its a bit lost on me.

We had a lovely dinner at a restaurant called 'Hermans' recommended by Susie. It was a vegetarian buffet and was in a beautiful setting.

Now we're trying to figure out the best way to spend our last day here.
xx