Tonight Dr. Darling and I met some friends from Lost in Sweden (an electronic community of primarily ex-pats living here) for drinks and munchies after work. It was the first time we’ve been to a bar or restaurant since Sweden’s smoking ban took effect on June 1, and let me just say it was absolutely delightful.
We stayed longer (and consequently spent more money) than we would have had the socializing taken place in a smoky haze. And it was so nice to get home and not have to put the clothes we’d been wearing in quarantine from the rest of the dirty laundry until wash day. Well done Sweden! If only my homeland was so enlightened.