Everyone’s liking my new life event
It was a twelve hour trip from Berlin to Gothenburg, but we made it here late on Sunday evening.
We stopped by the border shop and bought quite a selection of high-end liquors for approximately a hundred and eighty euros.
The ferry from the north of Germany to the South of Denmark was a couple of hours and we tucked into the world’s most overpriced and sketchy buffet with mostly fish and fish byproducts.
We stopped at Felix’s grandma’s house for a delicious homecooked lunch of salmon bake. We met her incredibly adorable three-month-old puppy, Maurice.
Maurice’s favourite food is wallpaper but he is also partial to fingers, hair and faces. It’s cute, it really is.
It was raining an inappropriate amount in Gothenburg when we arrived, especially considering it was the first day of spring, but we were so excited and exhausted we barely noticed.
Felix’s mum, Helene, was waiting for us when we got to our apartment in Linnegartan with the keys and let us into our new home.
She’d made our beds, filled the fridge, cooked us dinner and cried a little bit when she saw Felix.
To be fair, it was the first time in a year and a half, so it’s allowed.
Monday was spent settling in and meeting up with Felix’s friends for lunch and an evening sesh at King’s Head, a local English pub with decently priced beers.
The great thing about being away for a long time is that, when you return, you are showered with beer and hugs.
It was a beautiful night and I’m way less nervous about crashing his life (like crashing a party, not crashing a car) than I was before.
No more late night anxiety crying for this weary traveller!
And Tuesday (yesterday) we met up with Mats and Felix’s old boss at a translations agency in Majorna where he was instantly rehired and was asked to start next Tuesday!
It’s good pay, interesting work and the world’s most beautiful office with plants and light and wooden things everywhere.
It’s pretty exciting to have a bit of security again and the chance to save some money.
It’ll also be the first time in awhile that Felix and I will be away from one another for more than about ten minutes, so that’ll be interesting.
Co-dependent? What are you talking about? We are honeymooning. There is a difference.
Everything is lovely and beautiful and even the sun is out today.
I would try to be funnier but I’m just so happy about everything and I can’t bring myself to joke about it.
Life is more exciting and incredible than I could ever have imagined and we’re about to go to MUJI so how could things be better?
I’ve spent the morning Skyping and chatting with missed friends and family, and Felix is doing the dishes in his underwear.
Things are looking good.
Stay tuned for tomorrow’s “weird things about Sweden at first glance” post, featuring caviar in tubes.
Oh and we got a free car.