And then it was my turn… to turn 30!

Yes, 2017 has been a year of big birthdays for us with my Dad turning 60 and Ben turning 30 earlier this year and now, here I was this weekend, celebrating the big 3-0.

Ben and I decided that we would celebrate our birthdays here in Sweden this year, doing things that we otherwise wouldn’t do. For his birthday back in July, we spent a night in a Silver Mine – in the world’s deepest suite in fact. And until a few weeks ago we were unsure of what we would do to mark the occasion of my 3oth when, on a recent trip to the open-air museum Skansen,¬†when my brother and sister-in-law visited, we learned that they offered glass-blowing workshops.

I have a big crafty creative side and glass blowing is something I have wanted to do for a long time – so I booked the day off work, and was excited to try this new technique…

We planned to make an ornament and a glass each. First of all, we made the ornaments…

Then came the glass making time…

Needless to say, I now have an even bigger respect for skilled glassblowers – the blowing part was was a lot harder than it looked… the pros made it look effortless (we did not!)…

…but we were pleased with our makes…

and I continue to be in awe at the beauty that glass can create in the right hands…

The weekend was full of celebration including a wonderful afternoon tea with my in-laws at Ulriksdal Garden Centre (we were enjoying it so much that we forgot to take pictures). And I am so thankful for the well wishes that arrived from around the world in the form of greetings, cards and presents. I may live far away from many of you, but you are dear in my heart.

Oh… and of course we celebrated with a winter-inspired release from Narrow Skies


Written by Anita on 20th November 2017 in Life, Sweden