Sweden: Uppsala Part 2

Sunday, June 29, 2014

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Our last day in Uppsala was so lovely. Johan took us for a bike ride near his parents house to Gamla Uppsala. The scenery there was stunning, my pictures really don't do it justice.

We played Kubb, and it was a pretty close call but Johan ended up winning despite me and Tiff having beginners luck at the start.
We finished the day at Johan's parent's house for a BBQ with his parents, his sister and her boyfriend. Chatting about Canada and Sweden, football and travel. Then rhubarb cheesecake! Great end to our time in a new city.

Sweden: Uppsala Part One

Thursday, June 26, 2014

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Well! I'm a bit behind on blogging and have a ton of things I need to share!
We'll start with our first days in Sweden.
Tiff and I went to visit our old roommate, Johan, in Uppsala a few weekends ago. We arrived to this well stocked liquor cabinet and knew it would be a fun weekend.

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The first day Johan showed us a bit around Uppsala and then had some drinks. Which lead to a series of photos that might best be left off the blog.

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That is the most normal one I could find. So, yeah. We went to a bar nearby, and it was really strange - we walked there in the light and left in the light. Not that we stayed out super late, it just never seems to stay dark for long in Sweden this time of year! I don't mind.

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Tiff and Johan were in desperate need of coffee the next morning, so after some breakfast we headed out in search.

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Sat by this pretty canal in the sun drinking coffees, and just as Johan finished telling us no one swims in it because it's not the cleanest, a triathlon started and a bunch of people swam by.

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Ice cream. Obviously. Pistachio & Strawberry cheesecake for me (heaven).

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This guy was standing outside shops everywhere letting people know they sell ice cream inside. (He's the one in the middle, in case you were confused since we all are standing so similarly.)

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Next we headed to the Uppsala Cathedral. The King had been there that morning! I think that means I am Swedish royalty now? Something like that.
The cathedral was incredibly beautiful, so big and so many intricate details. It was stunning.

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Johan took us to a few of the university buildings and they were absolutely gorgeous. It's no Memorial University of Newoundland, that's for sure.

Okay, back again soon with more! I hope you like Sweden, because I have a lot more to share. Also upcoming: More friends visiting, the Cat Cafe, The Lion King and lots of cake (duh).

Thursday Night

Thursday, June 12, 2014

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Last Thursday night after work we headed to The Loft in Clapham for boozy milkshakes. I know. Boozy milkshakes.

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The place has been on my London To-Do list since before I moved over here, and what better night to go than a Thursday? Just kidding. Any night is good for boozy milkshakes. (How many times do you think I'll end up saying that in this post..)

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Tiff and Joe scanned the menu

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And both ordered a little mac & cheese to hold them over until the milkshakes. Don't worry, it wasn't just the mac & cheese - a couple of Stella's also held them over.

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Rory and I started with a few Uncle Buck's to get the evening going.

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And then it was boozy milkshake time. Should I be capitalizing that, maybe? Boozy Milkshake Time.

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Tiff and Joe both went for the Chocolate Threesome, and that greenish beaut you see directly above there is a Bad Ass Pimp. Because I, myself, am a Bad Ass Pimp. (I actually ordered it because it had pistachio ice cream. Anything pistachio and I'm there.)

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Obviously had some crab cakes to go with my Boozy Milkshake. Because that is a normal dinner combination.

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It was a nice evening so we headed to Clapham Common with an excessive amount of wine for a Thursday.

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The sunset was a beaut!

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And then we got a cute little photo.

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And then I got a charlie horse in my leg and ruined it.

The end.