Good morning to you all!
I was recently challenged by Camilla, in the beautiful town of Kalmar in Sweden, to answer a series of questions.
I like this challenge. This is the second “batch” of 11 questions that I have answered in a month.
I will not come up with 11 new questions of my own this time (I have already done that in a recent post).
But, here are the answers to Camilla’s own questions.
1. Is there a song that you are totally sick of by the moment?
Sure thing, many. I am tired of Adele (her biggest hits that they play over and over again), I am tired of “moves like Jagger”. I am tired of Sean Banan (that I hear on Swedish radio a lot).
2. Your best trip ever?
Every summer trip home, maybe? I don’t know. I have been on many great trips. But I would not want to be without my annual summer-trip to Scandinavia.
3. What talent would you like to develop more?
My photo skills, and my writing.
4. What was your dream job as a child?
To become an author! AND, to become a flight attendant (I changed my mind fairly quick on that one)
5 What are your dreams for the future?
I hope Karolina gets in to the college of her choice. For myself? Maybe to get published one day. In some way.
6. What books have you re-read?
SO many books!! SO MANY! I love to re-read books. Here are a few of the books that I love to read again and again:
Moa Martinsson’s Mia-triology (about working class Sweden in the 1800's-early 1900's),
Tove Jansson’s “Sommarboken” (a book about a little girl and her old grandma. It is about their summers at a summer house in the Finnish archipelago. Beautiful!!)
ALL books written by Louise Boije af Gennäs (love that author!!! Current material).
I also already know that I will re-read Per-Anders Fogelstrom’s books about Stockholm (working class Stockholm, early century, late 1800's).
7. Are you a morning or an evening person?
I am more of a morning person. I go to bed between 22-23 on a weeknight. But, I have no bigger troubles getting out of bed before six in the morning either. EVEN though I wish I did not have to.
8. Are you superstitious?
9 Do you have a motto in life?
Everything will work out.
10. How does a perfect day look for you?
A perfect day for me is a day when we eat brunch here at home (or out), maybe we’ll take a trip somewhere during the day, in the evening we’d hang on the deck with a drink. Maybe throw a steak on the grill. We’d sit outside late, late and we’d just talk under the stars.
11. If you were to invite 6 people to dinner (dead or alive), who would you ask to come?
This is a hard question. BUT!
I would invite my great-grandma Klara-Kristina, my grandma, my mom, my aunt, my sister and old aunt Johanna Karolina (my grandma’s aunt). It would be a very interesting evening, to hear all these women talk about life on Stenö in the past (the family farm). Bring it on! The question is, would the older crowd like red wine, scallops and bruschetta? I might have to come up with something sturdier, like a meat and potatoe soup and some good bread, and super-good cheeses. They would probably like milk with their meals (my great-grandma, aunt Karolina and my grandma at least). I would have to go very retro, and “old-fashioned country” with the menu.
Ah, what an INTERESTING dinner it would be! Oh, I want this dinner to come true...
Have a very nice Tuesday!!
I am heading to Georgetown with Lotta today!