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People-watching like a creep

February 21, 2016

I’ve realised that this will be the last summer I’ll get in New Zealand, seeing as we’re moving to Sweden in December. Normally I would enjoy summer as much as I can but I wouldn’t feel guilty about spending a few sunny days inside either. This summer it’s different. I really want to make the most of it, so rather than staying inside, I’ve tried to think of things to do outside most days.

Today Jeremy and I went for a drive out to Lyall Bay and had ice cream. It was really nice out there. Warm with a bit of a breeze. Plenty of other people obviously had the same idea and the ice cream shop was packed with people.

From there we drove out to Scorching Bay. We were intending to go for a walk as we thought there was a park around that area, but we couldn’t find a path that took us there. There was a trail going up in the hills, but we had no idea where that would take us so we decided to just lay down on the grass at Scorching Bay and rest for a bit.

Scorching Bay 1 Scorching Bay 2

I’m pretty sure Jeremy fell asleep for a bit and I just watched some people at the beach. Us Swedes are pretty good at people-watching. That sounds a bit creepy, and maybe it is! But it’s so much fun observing people’s behaviours and trying to picture their lives and relationships. Yeah, the more I write about it, the creepier it sounds. When I was done being a creep we headed back home.

We’re just about to eat dinner and watch the third episode of Melodifestivalen (Swedish competition show to find our entry for Eurovision Song Contest). I’m hoping there are some better songs tonight, because the quality of the songs in the previous episodes has been pretty lacking.

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  • Thistles and Kiwis

    Oh we’re watching Melodifestivalen too!! Think this week is better than the last two. I guess Sweden doesn’t want to win two years in a row due to the cost though 😉 Enjoy!!

    February 21, 2016 at 7:02 am Reply
    • Sophie

      Oh cool! Yeah I totally agree that the latest one was a lot better than the last two. Sometimes it seems so strange how there can be heaps of really bad ones in one show, and then heaps of not so bad ones in the next. I reckon they should try to keep them a bit more even when it comes to the style of music. Do you have a favourite so far? 🙂

      February 22, 2016 at 6:23 am Reply
  • Eva

    Ha! I’m becoming Swedish, then! Ever since I moved to Sweden I started just shamelessly peeking into windows, especially in the winter when it’s all dark and my eyes search for light and *every* window in Sweden is lit up so I just can’t not look inside. And oh my God how I adore seeing the interior decor of the houses.

    February 21, 2016 at 1:01 pm Reply
    • Sophie

      Haha, yeah that sounds pretty Swedish to me! I totally do the same. It’s easier in Sweden than here in New Zealand because people pull their curtains a lot more here, haha. (Good on them, that’ll keep creeps like me away!)

      February 22, 2016 at 6:24 am Reply

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