We have reached Midsummer and the year seems to be whizzing past too quickly! Lets have a look at this week’s top five:
It was the International Giraffe Day on the 21st June. Interesting fact, the Swahili word for Giraffe is Twigga (pronounced Twee-ga), which Calum knows as he grew up calling them that! Giraffes are such graceful animals and to have a day that promotes and celebrates them is a great thing!
Each year, Rich’s parents open their garden for the National Garden Scheme. This charity donates all the proceeds from people opening their gardens for visitors to various charities. There are three houses in Horsell that open their gardens and the local allotments open to visitors as well. Tea and Cake is also served for people to enjoy in the surrounds of the garden. The week before is usually a hive of activity whilst Rich’s parents prepared the garden for the day. Thankfully, we had a good day (no rain) and a good number of people came to visit.
As we are in-between our own property at the minute, we are trying not to buy anything that could change the type of property we buy. However, we have been eyeing up some deck chairs in Sainsbury’s for a while and on Saturday bought a pair. We love the look of them and hope that the garden we get will do them justice.
As you might have noticed, we like a bit of Scandinavian style! For Rich’s birthday, Calum bought a copy of the Nordicana Book. It is a great book to start understanding the Nordic culture, history and traditions.
25th June was Midsommar in Sweden and we celebrated this as best we could (not being Swedish). We will go more into this in a blog post later this week. It is traditionally the start of the holiday period in Sweden and the Country effectively shuts to celebrate. We invited our friends Ben and Lauren over to celebrate and enjoy some much needed fun and happiness.