So, one of the hardest time of the year as an expat Swede is starting for me now. This time of the year, together with the run-up to Christmas, are the two toughest times to be away from home, I think. I've discussed this a lot with my fellow expat friends I have (in my online network around the world), and at least I'm not alone with all these feelings.
I guess in a country like Sweden, where the winters are so long and so cold (especially this one they've just had!), you just appreciate those first warm, sunny days so much more... They've been lucky now at the end of May, that summer seems to have arrived, just as they've had their two extended weekends (Ascension and Whitsun) to enjoy the lovely weather too. Facebook and blogs are overfull with gorgeous descriptions of yummy summer days and fab weather... Good for them, but it's a hard read, I'm getting so envious...
School is nearly out in Sweden in just a week or two, and that too is such a lovely time of the year... Not to talk about Midsommar (=Midsummer)... *Sigh*. The homesickness hits hard right now.
This year everything sucks just that little bit extra as well as we still are not able to plan our summer holidays! The company is just not telling Nathan when he will be able to be off, so we can't finalize travel and visiting plans etc. Previous years we have done that a lot earlier! It's really, really, really starting to get on my nerves - with only six weeks left until school is out, we kind of would like to know!!!