Catchin’ up!

After my Easter posts I just didn’t make it for another post, for some good reasons… First of all, my to-do-list after the Easter weekend felt endless. And second, I went to Vienna for a 4 days holiday 🙂

Back to normal life today I’ve realized that I missed out on three of my photo posts about how wonderful life is (including the one that is yet to come this week). As I got up at 4 this morning I’m not gonna start catching up on those blog posts.

But I’ll keep with this post’s title – catchin’ up. That was one of the main reasons for my holidays in Vienna. Meet friends, have hour long brunches, sort out some childhood memory stuff that is left at my old apartment, attend a friend’s graduation (congrats again, I can’t say it too often!!), check out what has changed in the city. I didn’t take a lot of pictures in Vienna. The weather was too grey and too uäääh to keep fingers outside of pockets. And then I also have quite a lot of Vienna pictures already, haven’t I?

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Gimme some color!

Last day of Easter holidays, last post about Easter activities 🙂

My most favorite thing to do during Easter is coloring eggs! It’s the perfect opportunity to feel like a child again and have colored fingers for days 😛

In Austria, we do so called “egg tapping” with our Easter eggs. It’s a fun game where you take an egg and tap it to the egg of your competitor – pointy side to pointy side, round side to round side – trying to break the other’s egg. When there’s not an even number of pointy or round sides left, pointy taps against round. And the egg that survives unbroken the longest is the winner!

The more people, the more fun because you can tap with so many eggs 🙂

What you need and what you do…

You need Easter egg colors and some bowls - I used Tupperware boxes, they are the perfect size and the color doesn't leave any stains.

You need Easter egg colors and some bowls – I used Tupperware boxes, they are the perfect size and the color doesn’t leave any stains.

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Hey little lamb…

Today it was time for an Easter premiere – baking my very own Easter Lamb! 🙂

It’s a traditional cake for Easter in Austria. I asked my mum whether she could bring one with her when she visited last week but it probably would not have survived the journey… So, she just brought me a easter lamb baking form, how amazing is that?!

Juhuu!

Juhuu!

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Let’s start the holidays!

Today evening we officially start into this year’s Easter Holiday – one more reason to go over the top with spring decorations!

We will spend it at home, fixing stuff in the apartment, relax after all our visitors, enjoy the spring in the air and do some Easter stuff 😉

In order to get into the right mood already before this short holiday, I did some decoration last week: 2 Easter Trees 🙂 It turned out to be two of them as I took my Austrian Easter Tree decoration with me when moving to Sweden, so I wanted to use it. And then I also wanted to have a Swedish Easter Tree.

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In Austria, we put colored egg shells on our Easter Trees 🙂

 

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Livet är underbart #8

One of the best places in Stockholm, especially during spring and summer, is the open air museum Skansen. It is located on Djurgarden, one of the many islands of Stockholm, and was founded in 1891. It houses a zoo but its main purpose is to show how the different areas of Sweden looked during the 19th century – with a special focus on how the people lived during this time. There is a vegetable garden where people in farmers’ costumes grow vegetables, a bakery where the baker bakes delicious cinnamon buns in an original oven from the 19th century, old farming houses and stables and so much more. It’s so much to see and to and experience that it is basically impossible to explore the whole “museum” at one time. I’ve been there more than once and still haven’t seen all of it… Continue reading