Saturday, 13 August 2016

Bye bye Sweden, Hello Marrakech!

It's been a truly beautiful and amazing Swedish summer in the stunning Stockholm archipelago. We spent almost five weeks in our country home on the island Runmarö outside Stockholm and the Swedish summer was at it's best: around 25c and sunny most of the time.

We relaxed, read books, swam in the ocean, went running (around the island, approx 12 km) or working out (Tabata on the terrace) almost daily and enjoyed sunny lunches and late dinners outside just the two of us or with our friends. It was really nice to come back to this place that means so much to us. 

The beautiful ocean 

Runmarö is a quite large island (5x5 km) with both forests, nine lakes and open fields.

This is our little sanctuary and country cottage on the island.

One of our favourite spots on the island to go for a swim.

Different shades of blue, this is one of the nine lakes on the island.

Beautiful sunsets at our jetty. (This is the ocean)

Relaxing with coffee breaks in the garden... With cakes from the excellent bakery on the island.

...and wine on our jetty


One day we went to visit Patrick's whiskey barrel that will be ready next year (probably).
 
So great to meet our great friends!

And some more friends and family

Now it is mid August and it is already more chilly in Scandinavia. We are heading back home to Marrakech and 40c and sunshine. End August we will go back to Italy and check on the progress of our Italian project, the renovation of Casa Colle outside Rome. In the future we plan to use Marrakech as our base but also spend more time in both Italy and in Sweden. The best of three worlds.

Soon back in our beautiful little riad in Marrakech!

Back to the colours, smells and noises of the medina.

Have a great start of the fall season, wherever you are!
P&P