After that, we headed to the American Embassy where Ambassador Matthew Barzun was hosting his final party before departing for the US to serve as chair of President Obama's national finance committee in an effort to get Obama re-elected. We wish him great success in this role!
|Ambassador Barzun delivering his farewell speech.|
The following day, Saturday, was our 17th wedding anniversary. We were busy in the evening with a church event so we ventured out to Elfviks Gård for brunch. This place is gorgeous. It sits on a point off the island of Lidingö and is basically a renovated farm house. The rooms are elegant and lovely, the brunch was great. The fireplace in the living room setting created a cozy atmosphere and sadly, even on the 28th of May, we needed the warmth from the crackling fire.
Last night we decided to start our holiday weekend (Ascension Day here in Sweden is a holiday, everyone takes Friday for good measure, and this year, Sweden's national day is Monday so it's extraordinarily long!) by going out for Indian food. We found a new place, Indian Khusboo, thanks to an internet offer and we both ordered Sizlar platters, basically an Indian version of fajitas! The food was spicy and delicious. We were even able to sit out and then walk home admiring the gorgeous light that accompanies sunny evenings this time of year. It's fun to celebrate good times. It's been a nice week.