The last day of April was the first real good spring day and May has come out mostly sunny so far – not that warm, but sunny and the long Nordic days give you a sense of timelessness.
What’s amazing is that the doll theatre, Pozorište Lutaka, from Mostar came to Sweden and Göteborg so we and especially Florens got to see them once again. They did The Beauty and the Beast, a fine show and a play recognisable for almost everyone. It was odd though to see Bosnians once again, but this time the kids in the audience spoke Swedish. A good sign of integration from the Bosnian community, yet they keep up with their roots sort of. Lisa and I met at this place called Brewhouse, dancing to Dungen at the same stage. Now we were together as a family enjoying our favourite doll theatre group. Here’s the first photo of us together.
On May Day we went out on a picnic and brought along the longbow for some first practice in almost a year.
We love old machinery and handcraft, so we visited the “small” wallpaper and printing manufacturer Lim & Handtryck in Mölndal at Kvarnbyn. They actually have a machine, the real deal of steampunk, form the late 19th century. Combined with the traditional use of paint and the pattern matrix rolls they are globally unique in making authentic wallpapers. Here’s the huge machine and just look at beauty of it’s mechanics, also notice how the wallpaper hangs for dry at the other end.
I have to mention this delicious ambrosia of a fruit cake Lisa made. It’s totally raw, vegan, gluten-free and all that. Pure pureness! She made it for my birthday.
And the vegan mung sprout sandwich with kidney bean pate on a juicy but crunchy sourdough piece of bread. No matter the weather during April, at least we ate really good.
These girls ought to hold tight as I got some great ideas for the summer!