Monday, October 30, 2006

Mum & Dad to stay

Mum and Dad came to stay this weekend, although they didn't time it very well as it rained just about all weekend! Mum came armed with wedding magazines for me and Dad came armed with whisky for Daniel, so we were both happy!

On the Friday we just wandered around Gothenburg popping into little shops and cafes along the way - generally just giving Mum and Dad the guided tour of our new town!

On Saturday we drove out to the little island of Marstrand, just up the coast from Gothenburg. It was sunny when we set out but when we arrived it was really rainy and dark! We only saw about 5 other people on the island during the whole day!!

To round off their weekend, I took Mum and Dad to see the elks in the park up the road. The whole family of elks was out enjoying the short burst of sunshine, and this Daddy Elk was very keen on having his photo taken!!

Saturday, October 14, 2006

Engagement ring

I am now the proud wearer of a beautiful white gold engagement ring with 3 square cut diamonds set into the band - its beautiful!! We chose it together in a little jewellers down the road. I've noticed that I keep sitting and looking at it and seeing which light it's most sparkly in!!

Friday, October 13, 2006


We got back from a brilliant week in Portugal late on Tuesday night. The holiday was made even more special by Daniel's proposal - see post below! There were no direct flights from Gothenburg to Faro, so we flew from Copenhagen instead. As the flight was super early in the morning we decided to travel down to Copenhagen by bus the day before and spend the day exploring Copenhagen and then to stay in a hotel before heading to the airport at 4am!

We'd been to Copenhagen 2 summers ago, so the weather was a bit different this time round -grey and wet! Below is a photo of Nyhavn which is a very picturesque row of restaurants and bars, one of which Danish author Hans Christian Andersen used to live above.

Once in Portugal we were very lazy - just spending our time wandering along the beach and round the marina, or lazing by the pool reading - perfect!!

Most evening we walked into the nearby town of Vilamoura for drinks and a meal. We even managed to find a Swedish restaurant where we could speak Swedish to the waitress!

I thought this looked like the Portuguese version of the Nyhavn row of coloured bars and restaurants! I quite fancied living in the purple house!

The end of our holiday :(

Wednesday, October 11, 2006

Exciting news!!

We've come back from Portugal with some very exciting news... Daniel proposed and I said yes!! Below is a photo after the big question and when I'd finally stopped crying!!

We've no idea yet about when/where/who but I'm sure I'll have bored you all stupid with the details by the time the big day comes!!
I'll add the rest of our holiday photos over the weekend! xxx

Sunday, October 01, 2006

Off to Portugal!

Tomorrow we are leaving rainy old Sweden for a sunny (well hopefully!) week in Portugal - yay!! A friend of our has a villa there and I designed him a website to promote the villa, and as a thank you he's letting us stay there for a week FREE!! We're flying from Copenhagen as there didn't seem to be any flights from Sweden to The Algarve, so we're taking the bus to Copenhagen tomorrow and staying there for the day before flying to Portugal on Tuesday morning.

Just off to finish our packing now - I'm sure I've forgotten something!!