May 16th the ladies of SLC had planned a day out to Mariefred. It was a lovely warm spring day and we were all thrilled when we rolled out of Stockholm and began to see fields and forest. It was indeed wonderful to get out of the city. An hour long drive and we reached the little, picturesque town Mariefred. There was no vacant spot in the whole parking lot so we fashioned one by moving some bike racks. We decided to see the town before eating lunch so we went for a stroll. Through the cute little cobble-street town, stopped by the market and walked along the sea back towards the park. Every so often we stopped for a selfie/groupie.
In the grass, together with some very hungry and eager ducks, we sat down to enjoy the picnic we had brought. Chitchat and lunch until our tour at Gripsholms castle started. Approximately an hour long tour through the old, art-filled, beautiful castle.
My highlight was seeing the old, well-kept theatre in the castle and to hear they are still putting on plays and events every so often. Another highlight was giggling to some of the very serious and odd portraits with Andrea, and also the fact that there was once a prince called Bengt.
On the way back to Stockholm Katja started the topic of “what would your 1600-selfie look like?”. On all self-portraits in the castle the kings, queens, princesses and princes had different objects representing who they were. Family, nature, horses, books, crafts etc. It was a different and interesting way to get to know each other even further.
This was indeed a fabulous day spent with lovely princesses Katja, Anna, Andrea, Jennine, Katie and Rebekah.
Yours, Jennie McCrea
**Featured image found on kungahuset.se, taken by DickNorberg**