The problem was that I had not bought the tickets in English, so the tour guide had no opportunity to realise that she had a family of English speakers on the tour.
It was only a few streets away from the hotel, and they were open about the fact that they spoke English.
That was important, as neither of us had a whole amount of Swedish that we could rely upon.
New Book Day!
Today, we at Fjara Press, have two new books coming out; let me tell you all about it.
I don’t feel I can say I know a country unless I have peered in to its geographical heart and seen what it is made of.
I put the little girl to bed on my own. She missed her dad, and I missed him too. He may have been utterly useless domestically, but his presence was reassuring.
In the space of a few hours we’d traversed the whole of Swedish history, and wallowed in deep Swedish countryside, all in central Stockholm.
I have never deliberately been to Malmö, and I don’t know anyone who has. It’s not that Malmö is a bad place, a boring place or a place I wouldn’t recommend a visit to. It’s a lovely place, but it’s hardly a holiday destination.