Being on the other side of the North Sea, rather than the other side of the globe, has its perks. Such as when you get friends and family visiting!!! This summer felt like winning the lottery when I got to see these peeps.
Ida wrote to me one evening in July and asked what I'd be doing the coming week; the following Sunday we are sat having pasta squeezed in with another bunch of tourists at Earl's Court. Spontaneity at its finest! We spent about 48 very hectic hours together in London, doing all the touristy stuff, as it was her first time across the pond.
The second half of the month, my whole family travelled all the way to Bath, even baby Stella. For some time we thought this trip wouldn't happen, as after my mother had fixed the flight tickets to a decent prize -- it turns out Bath is ridonkulously expensive in terms of accomodation. But finally, they find airbnb and rent a private house in Weston for like a quarter of the price that your average B&B would be. Even better considering Sjöberg junior depicted above.
Finally, Heidi came all the way from Australia as a fresh breeze in the midst of my hectic work schedule. ^As you can tell, I was thrilled. We spent time in good ol'Bristol, watched youtube prank-calls, drank numerous coffees at work and finished mine and J's bottle of rum (no need to bring that to Scotland anyway).