June 3rd,Traryd, Sweden
The header is a swedish expression that doesn´t rhyme at all in english:) Ask your closest swedish mate about it..
One week since the start and about 700 km done out of the 80000 … depressing? No, not at all … It’s now that the fun is soon to begin! Today was the boat’s day, that is if you’re a sailboat. I had a sick tailwind and sailed 160 km from Jonkoping to Traryd =) What if every day were so? What a boring sport and blog would be.. No, thanks to the bearded prick up there reality is still exciting :) Since Uppsala, I have been on many visits to friends so I don’t think I have spent more than 2 nights in a row in my portable green house. Very nice and fun its been, I thank you all for good luck kick with a superb company! My sister Tove with her Per and little Elliot, servedthe dinner table with accompanying cake so me, Malin and Sebastian (friends of Tove & Per) tore into it, nicely. David & Nadia’s two “comrades” since my time in Mexico and we had it with yummy pizza buns. The highlight was probably when Nadia (who is very talented in gymnastics) did the “seal” over a buck during gymnastics training. It gave hope to the rest of us in some way …
Then it was Robert’s turn, with his fine, golden pilot wings that fronted his man chest …. fighterpilot indeed … Right in Karlberg area appeared completely random even an old goalkeeper friend of mine up from my ishockeytid, Anders Paulsson. I gave him a big boy hug, though he is a helicopter pilot ….. a small world … Next door to Karlberg I bounced to Filippa .,.,., Yeah.,., as ironic as usual :) No surprises there :) Very fun all day!
Then I hit the road for a while ….., until Mom & Dad came and “disturbed” .. haha no it was great fun. Their Goldwing was out on tour, and what could be better suited to greet (and overfeed) son. Son appreciate behavior.,.,., So a few tears when we said goodbye again. Now I got myself a good overall look of beautiful swedish countryside and forest. Some photos of the little birds and speciesspotting (thanks Mimmi on Torpön!). Then came the rain and thunder … As it was pouring down! I got to try my “rain mode” and yes, it took me forward though I prefer a little clearer weather. Up a hill and down another took me to Jonkoping where Titti and Martin waited. See the card below (aaaaawwwhhhhh).
Titti, Martin and Sophia are in the process of coping with a Swedish classic (Sofia does the girlkind). Its like this:
Vasaloppet = 9 km skiing, Vätternrundan= 300 km cycling around Vättern lake, Lidingöloppet= Half marathon, Vansbrosimmet= 3 km swimming. Vasaloppet is done and in two weekends Vätternrundan stands in line. What better than to face Titti & Sofia y bicycle? We rolled into a completely newly rented apartment where I was, after bbq ala carte, once again sleeping on a couch as the good old days of Patrick. For those of you who do not know, I lived on Patrik’s couch in sort of half a year :) Awakening was as it should be and the 160 km today means we’re back in the present. With some luck, I reach Malmo tomorrow night, where I take the train over to Denmark. The project to get permission to ride across the bridge was a little mad you could say :)
Then I want to finish with perhaps the most important point of this post. I want to clarify that Linda and I are not longer a couple. Together, we have sorted out that 3 years is too long to long to try and keep something together. Our characters are made for each other but the timing was wrong. We think that our best chance is to go separate ways and separated as two people can still talk to each other. We both think that this is the only and best solution. We are good friends anyway :) You have shown me a new world, a world to look forward to<3
As for Wednesday night I leave Sweden for a while. Heard rumors of an after-work with my old post gang so i will try chat with you before I leave :) To you and all the others it is great that you follow so far, hope you are hanging on. Increasingly more exciting it gets!
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