After watching all of Sweden vacation during the month of July, Dr. Darling and I finally started our two-week summer holiday yesterday. Two-weeks is VERY short by European standards, but we spent a week in Switzerland and Germany in May, and I need to save some vacation days for a Thanksgiving trip to the U.S. later this year.
So our summer holiday is going to be somewhat abbreviated this year, which would be fine except for the fact that "summer" doesn't appear to have waited around for us. It's been rainy, windy and downright chilly since Sunday, which I normally wouldn't mind a bit (great lounging/sleeping weather). But our vacation plans include a much anticipated cycling tour of Öland (a small island on Sweden's east coast) and while I don't mind biking through an occasional light shower, I HATE camping in the rain. Unfortunately, the forecast is not much better for the remainder of the week.
So, for the time being anyway, we're hanging out in The Penthouse-Nordic…staying up later than usual, sleeping in later than usual, having a few more cocktails than usual, and marvelling at how much daytime TV SUCKS, even when you've got 50+ channels to surf. Yesterday we actually resorted to watching a Spanish-language art film (with Swedish subtitles…ALWAYS fun for me…NOT) on Silver TV.
Oh who am I kidding? It was Mexican gay porn, and it's been the highlight of our vacation so far.