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Hello! This might have been one of my favorite weeks in Europe so far.
This week I had the pleasure of participating in a weeklong residency in Falun, Sweden. It was ran by the amazing Modhir Ahmed. (http://modhir.com/web/) Falun, Sweden is home to one of the largest copper mines in Europe. Therefore, the print shop became well known for printing from copper etching plates.
I completely fell in love with this charming ...
After a late rising, we enjoyed a long relaxed breakfast before being driven to the station, all over so soon! After all the discussions in our dorm in Geelong 5 years ago, true to my word I had finally joined Andrea for a Swedish midsummer! Not exactly true to tradition as I had missed making the Flower Crown, Frog dance and placing the flowers under my pillow to dream of my future husband (that's clearly where I went wrong) ...
... pol was
raised between songs.
Getting quite cold, we returned for strawberries, cream, meringue with lemon
curd and coffee - delicious! Swedish strawberries are so so tasty!!!
When we left it was nearing 11pm
and the sun would not be setting any further, kind of a sunset/twilight
feel. It it very trippy going to bed at midnight with the sun up, I
felt so tired but the sun tells your body that it's still only early in
Quite a lot of rain in the night but it didn't stop us sleeping. The trouble with this campsite was that although they made clear that this was early season and not all facilities were available, the fact that reception was only open for half an hour in the evening meant that basics like buying a token for the shower when you actually wanted to use it was impossible, as was getting the code for the wifi, which didn't make much difference as the wifi was switched off. ...
We arrived home to Löa late afternoon and spent the remainder of the day doing washing, checking internet, chatting to Lisa's parents etc. Basically just relaxing. We had the most amazing crepes with yabbies for dinner, one of Lisa's favourites and now one of ours too.
We started the following day with a walking tour of Löa, we saw the Blast Furnace where men from the village used to make iron from the 1500 - 1900's. It has been restored to what it was ...