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.
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.