Hi folks! I just came back from a brilliant weekend on the coast, celebrating Swedish ‘kräftskiva’ in a summer house with thirty lovely people. The best translation for Kräftskiva in English would probably be ‘crayfish party’. You basically eat lots of crayfish, drink lots of schnaps, sing silly songs and wear silly hats. Not sure why we do this, but at least it’s a lot of fun.
Bohuslän is such a beautiful part of Sweden, and the little village we stayed in really has an ultimate location. It’s situated right by the sea, surrounded by both forests, fields, mountains and valleys. Couldn’t really ask for more.
The seaside there is so picturesque, with all its little red houses and sailing boats along the shore.
Went for a swim, accompanied by these goodies.
Smiley and happy to be on a mini-vacation <3 I seriously had more dips in the ocean during this weekend than I’ve had the whole summer. Quite proud of myself.
Boys boys boys.
Spotted such a typical cliché of a Swede. Black clothes forever.
Then we went for a walk to check out Skärkäll, a little Eco-village nearby. This is actually where me and my sister plan to move sometime in the future. It’s basically a little community of artists and painters who live after ecological standard, with focus on self-sustainability and organic ways of living. So inspiring.
Felt so calm as soon as I arrived at this place, as I always do in the countryside. Hearing nothing but the sound of the wind and the trees.
Sis and her boy being lovey dovey <3
Met these beauties on the way and stopped to say hi.
It was incredible to see that places like this really exist, with all its unique, fairytale-like houses, art studios and hippies peeping out of their homes to welcome us.
Despite its small size, there’s so much going on in Skärkäll. Everyone in the community engages in things like organic markets, art exhibitions, and every year they host a music festival in the area.
Hi lovely little lady.
We headed back to the house, played games in the garden, had some power naps, and started getting dinner ready.
The rest of the night we feasted on crayfish, danced to silly hits, went skinny-dipping in the dark, and even managed to see some phosphorescence in the ocean.
All and all, a very magical weekend indeed.