My proper blog post is going up tomorrow, but I just had to share this story and video with you.
I know that North America is currently besieged by a nasty heat wave, but here in Skåne (the southernmost state of Sweden), we’ve been enduring a prolonged cold snap. Plummeting temperatures, wind, miserable amounts of rain, even a little hail here and there—all of a sudden, I realized that July is almost over, and then it will be August, and then it’s the fall, which means IT’S ALMOST WINTER AGAIN. Ahhhhh!!!
(Don’t mind me, I’m just a little traumatized from last year.)
Well, we FINALLY got some sunshine yesterday, and it was warm enough to wear sandals again, so life is good. I worked until about 7:30 last night in Malmö, and just as I was closing up the office around 8:00, I heard what sounded like an accordion being played in close proximity. Is there a radio in here? I wondered, and took another look through the office. I couldn’t find anything, so I locked up, and then it started again.
I crossed the street, looked over the edge into the canal, and there it was! An evening canal boat full of guests, drinking beer and wine, just cruising through Malmö to the sweet music of an old man and his accordion- and guitar-playing friends.
Check it out!
How awesome is that? When I saw this, I thought: Now this is Sweden. What a great way to spend a summer evening in Malmö.
If you can’t watch the video right now (not that you would be reading blogs at work or anything… right??), here’s a photo.
I hope you are enjoying summer wherever you are—stay cool, keep warm, whatever it takes!