After just a couple of hours in the air (from London), we landed in Stockholm, the cool capital of Sweden. Surrounded by water, the city is made up of 14 islands and more than 50 bridges with a great metro system for travelling around. We stayed in Hornstull on the western tip of the island of Södermalm. Deliberately avoiding the more central districts and tourist areas, we explored our local neighbourhood and quietly observed the locals. Much like Denmark, because most people live in apartments, the parks and coffee shops become areas for friends and family to congregate and socialise in. With a lively four year old, most of our time was split between coffee shops, restaurants and playgrounds.
The weather in August was beautiful – the sun was a little lower and the days just that little longer.
Stanley’s a beach boy, so at the top of our list was an afternoon at Tantolunden. The beach resembled something from Lost. We watched laid back families jump, splash and frolic in the water. Everyone was so carefree. We returned back home to England refreshed with our creativity recharged after a long weekend enjoying the summer in Stockholm.
You can read more about the trip here–