My last day in Stockholm


Met up with my cousin Calle and trying to help him snatch

Cousin photo!

Post-workout tea at Espresso House

Managed to sneak in another poké bowl for lunch. I was very happy about this.

Running about town with Sanna in the afternoon looking in shops

We ended up in a toy store and Sanna found ice cream maker toy. If you know how much she loves ice cream you’d know how happy she was haha.
The day finished off with a lovely dinner with the family at Balzac. They had a lovely vegan dish which Anki and I tried. Super fresh and tasty. If I was starving it would’ve been a bit too small of a portion for me but I wasn’t super hungry for once.

It’s already been a week since I came back from Sweden. The day before you leave is always the busiest. You think it’s not going to be but there are always some last minute things that happen meaning you end up rushing all over the place needing to get errands done.

The morning was really fun, I met up with my cousin Calle at the gym. He really wanted to learn how to snatch so we spent most of the time just doing that and chatting. I love my cousin Calle and he’s always felt more like a brother than a cousin because we’ve always been really close. He struggled a bit with his mobility during the snatch drills. Mobility is really key for a good snatch so he’s got some things to work on now until when I next see him! HE said he was going to keep practising! Olympic weightlifting is difficult because it’s all technique and very precise. You really can’t cheat your way around it or almost do it, either you can do it or you can’t. As frustrating that truth can be sometimes haha.

We were in the gym for a while until we had snatched enough and then headed to the nearby Espresso House for a tea to properly talk about what’s going on in our lives. We could’ve sat there and spoken for ages but I eventually had to go and pick up my passport which luckily was ready to be picked up just in time. I’m very happy I’ve got a brand new passport for Australia so I don’t have to worry about it expiring whilst I’m there. That could’ve been stressful!

The wait was quite long at the police and by the time I was done I was STARVING, it was lunch time so I suppose that made sense hehe. On the way back to my parent’s I stopped by Hawaii Poké for another poké bowl. Again, I couldn’t get over how good it was. It’s probably one of the tastiest things I’ve ever had. After satisfying my hunger I went home to shower and get changed and then head to the bank. Where I randomly saw my old neighbour from when I used to live Stockholm. What are the odds off that? I haven’t seen her for years. I didn’t think she’s recognise me because she’s quite old and I hadn’t seen her for years so I didn’t say hi but it’s odd how things like that happen.

The rest of the afternoon I looked in some shops to pick up bits and pieces. I got some Swedish food things for Jamie which I know he likes and Sanna came and kept me company for a bit. It was so nice to see her  one last time before I left. We grabbed some smoothies at Blueberry as a snack whilst walking about. They’ve got some lovelies ones there. I had one with peanut butter in it (of course, I’m so predictable…). We eventually had to hug goodbye because I needed to head back to the parents to start packing.

We weren’t sure what to do for dinner, in the end we ended up going to the nearby French bistro Balzac. It’s lovely in there. My parents are obsessed with France and it’s funny how there are now two French bistros not far from where they live. To my surprise they had a vegan dish. I did not expect that at all. One of the elements was a vegan feta cheese, it didn’t taste like feta at all but it was still good. Not the biggest dish in the world. If I would’ve been my usual hungry self it wouldn’t have been enough. I find that so odd with veggie and vegan dishes because you do need more food to fill you up when you eat that way and yet restaurants serve you so little. The meal was a lovely way to finish my Stockholm trip with. I’ve got no idea when I’ll next be back but I’m so glad I’ve got this amazing trip as a memory when I’m far away on the other side of the world.

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