On Sunday afternoon, 3-Swedish man Irish-music band Quilty played at the cozy, beautiful lake side cafe Sjöstugan [lake cabin] in Bergshamra just north of Stockholm’s city center. Unlike my mom, who seeks out Irish anythings around every corner, this concert found me – Nik’s brother and his wife live close to the cafe and invited us to join.
We sat at a picnic table beside tall reeds, surrounded by apple trees just turning ripe. The music was great, the kladdkaka delicious (despite slow lines to the counter), and the day – a perfect, nearly fall day. K and I did sneak in a swim before dinner – because summer isn’t over just yet.