So it actually happened! Warwick finally came to visit me here in Gothenburg.
When I lived in Melbourne for half a year during 2013, I spontaneously met Warwick on a road trip up the east coast. After that we spent pretty much every day together for a few months, until I finally decided to leave Australia and go back home to Sweden.
And what a heartbreak it was, to have met someone so special and then to suddenly have half the world between us. I remember crying the whole way back to Europe until I fell asleep on the plane from pure exhaustion. Nothing hurts quite like being apart from someone you really love.
It’s pretty common for people who live in different parts of the world to loose touch with each other after a while, but in this case we actually managed to stay somewhat in each others lives. Praise the lord for Skype and Messenger.
And now, almost 3 years later, Warwick showed up at the central station here in Gothenburg after his long Europe-trip, and spent a week here before heading back home to Australia again.
I got to be a proper city tour guide for a whole week and took him to my favourite places in Gothenburg. The weather was pretty great and even though I still was a bit sick, we managed to tick quite a lot of boxes. For example, we went to the beautiful palm house in the center of the city.
He’s such a funny one, this one. And a bit silly, too. But I love him for it and I guess it might be because I’m secretly just as silly.
Strolled through the idyllic streets of Haga, looked around my favourite shops and cafés, walked over the big city bridge, had sushi by the harbour, went for a dip at the seaside by the archipelago, went for drinks and balcony hang outs with my besties, and so on.
Also happened to have some really great food during this week, at Da Matteo amongst other places. Warwick was craving sallad and I was craving pizza.
One of the last days we met up with Elsa and decided to go to the Botanical gardens.
A good excuse for me to spend some time closer to nature. I constantly have to remind myself how important that is, especially when living a typical city life.
When you introduce one best friend to another and they get along really well <3 Such a good feeling. We walked through the park, pass the little waterfall and up on the hilltop where we cuddled in the sun for a bit.
Besides that we spent some time at my house just hanging out, reading, cooking food, sunbathing in the garden and watching the whole season of Stranger things (best thing I’ve seen in a long time!!)
Mum had picked masses of sweet plums from our plum tree and left in a wheelbarrow for our neighbours. Nom nom.
Suddenly a week had passed and it was time for our goodbye. Of course, this time around it wasn’t as hard, since we both were very prepared for it. And probably also because we now know for sure that our connection will be the same no matter what happens or how much time passes.
But I have to say, a few days after Warwick left I could really feel his absence in my whole body. Almost like regaining a part of yourself only to loose it again soon after.
It’s really a strange thing, having someone so close to you being so far away. But when you reconnect like this, even if just for a short time, you just know that it will always be worth it.