I'm just back from a wonderful weekend in Stockholm. It was an early birthday surprise from my clever Old Man who managed to get me all the way to the airport before I found out where we were going!
It was a lovely break with lots of mooching; glasses of bubbly; much salmon and a spot of sight seeing.
Apart from missing our daughter who was having her own holiday at Granny's I REALLY missed my daily cuppas. I gave up caffeine back in January (go me - 3 months!), and so finding a decent cuppa away was near impossible.
Caffeine is a national institution to the Swedes and whilst we could get decaf in the larger chain-type coffee shop (Wayne's and Espresso House were good) we were not exactly catered for in the gorgeous little independent coffee and cake houses where the locals take their 'Fika' (coffee and cake - the Swedish equivalent to the British afternoon tea). Here they look at you as though you'd tried to order a luke warm cup of wee.
Not to worry I'm back home now so I can enjoy my Yorkshire Tea decaf (absolutely the best decaf I've found, after extensive research!) and what's more I can enjoy it in one of my most recent purchases, this beautiful fine bone china water lily teacup.
Doesn't tea always taste better in a china cup? And at only £3 from a charity shop this was cheaper than a cup of coffee in Stockholm!
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