Today’s post comes from Rachael, a British mom to 2 young boys, married to a Swedish man. She and her family spend their time in France, England, and in Sweden. She started the Worldwide Culture Swap- an awesome package exchange between families or schools around the world. She also has a great educational blog.
Hi there! I’d like to take you on a little walk around the island where I live in the Swedish Archipelago. It’s the middle of summer now and despite having record rain levels across the whole of northern Europe, we manage to get and and about often for a walk around the island.
Traditional Swedish houses in the countryside are wooden and normally painted with a special red colour with white edges around the windows and door. There is a lot of water in Sweden so many houses are next to rivers, lakes, or by the sea like ours.
Houses are far apart so mail boxes are all lined up together along the road.
At this time of year the forests look beautiful with a thick spongy most carpet that covers everything.
We can pick wild strawberries and blueberries everywhere.
When summer comes, it’s short but hot so everyone visits their local beaches (even inland) to swim in the water and soak up some sun.
I hope you have enjoyed seeing a bit of the lovely nature here in Sweden! You can read a lot more about it on my blog at http://www.littleredfarm.com/
Thank you so much for sharing! My kids would love to visit Sweden after seeing these pictures- I can imagine them playing outside from dawn until dusk.