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Symässan och några besökare

Yesterday I went to the sewing fayre at Kviberg/Bellevue in Gothenburg with Nina and her mother. It was a lot of fun, and I managed to grab two goodie-bags with fabrics and thread for £6 total, which is quite good. they’re fabric scraps, but they’re quite nice fabric scraps really! I’m sure i’ll find some use for them! We also found some amazing fabric with rainbow owls on it, which Nina bought to make trousers, and I started thinking about making a muff and a cape for the Steampunk visit to Christmas at Liseberg next month. Choosing the fabrics is going to be hard!



After I returned, Emil’s grandad and his ‘lady friend’ came over for tea. They brought smorgastorta with them, which is best described as sandwich cake. It’s a savoury cake made with bread, prawns, and whipped cream, but this one also was covered with hard boiled egg, olives, lime pieces and other very pretty bits. To the left you should see an example ( not the exact one we had, but very similar)Unfortunately, I really dislike whipped cream ( long story – it involves a theatre production and gone off cream), but I ate about half of my piece ( I tried!) It was a lovely thought though. They also brought us a lovely new sandwich maker as a moving in present, which was very kind of them.

I did a little bit of speaking Swedish to them too, as they have very little English, so I did my best little bits of swedish when i realised i knew how to explain what i was talking about in swedish.

In fact, yesterday involved a lot of swedish speaking for me. I spoke swedish or svengelska ( which translates as swinglish) all afternoon with emil, because i kept getting confused and starting sentences in english and ending them in swedish. I’m not entirely certain whether that’s a good thing or not, but emil understood so it can’t be too awful.

I’m still continuing with Nanowrimo, and I’m just about on target at the moment. It isn’t easy, but hopefully i shall get there if i carry on.

Tomorrow I am going fabric shopping with nina at a shop near bäckebol. Hopefully ( if Emil remembers) at some point this week I shall also get to go to see Thor 2.

fingers crossed.


About Lady Octavia

I'm Charlie I spent a year living in Sweden and I'm now a full time librarian in a primary school in the UK. In my spare time I have an allotment, I sew and I bake.

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