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HAPPY MARRIAGES & AN ORCHID
It wasn't roses...it was an orchid. I like orchids a lot but I can usually only keep them alive for a few months, which makes me sad. This is a really cool orchid, too, I've never seen one like it. It has a purple, triangular pocket and a fangy fringe of points hanging down to cover it. My picture of it isn't nearly as spectacular as the orchid prints that redpirk posted today, though! :)



I also got FIVE huge envelopes in the mail, literally bursting their seams, full of collage goodies, books, and stuff for the kids from my mom and my sister.

We went to a fondue place for dinner, in Lund, at Stäket (click that link to see a great photo of the facade!), and took the kids with us. They've never had fondue before (to our shame, since we have a fondue set) so it was quite a thrill for them. It's a 15-century house in great condition, although the roof isn't original, having been rebuilt in 1957, and you go up the stairs outside and then down the stairs inside to the vaulted cellar where the restaurant is. It's very cozy and medieval. It's also famous for being the city estate of the lady Görvel Fadersdottir Sparre who lived there with her 3rd husband, Lave Brahe (probably of the same family as Tycho Brahe). She was considered a "poor little rich girl" who had been orphaned at the age of 3, widowed after 1 year of marriage, remarried off to a Dane by the King, Gustav Vasa, and her only child, a son by her 2nd husband, died at the age of 13.

Her 3rd marriage, one she chose herself for love, was a happy one, and she was quoted as saying, "I would rather live in hell with mister Lave than in paradise with mister Truid (her 2nd husband)." She lived to be 96 and is buried in Lunds Cathedral next to her Lave in what is now called "Fru Görvels Chapel."

Afterwards, we treated the kids to ice cream and sat under a chestnut tree in Stortorget enjoying the evening sunshine before heading home. :)
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Happy Anniversary! It sounds like a lovely evening and the orchid is really beautiful.

Gorgeous flowers! :)

Sounds like a beautiful evening. I couldn't help giggling at the Fodue restaurant. I never actually thought there would be fondue restaurants! Dunno why not. It just struck me as amusing. What a brilliant idea though! I bet the kids loved it too! :)

*big hug* I'm pleased you had such a lovely day! :)

Actually, there's a good on in Malmö, too. This one was in Lund. We went a couple of times to a super fondue restaurant in Chicago when we lived there. They had 3-course fondue dinners...cheese fondue for appetizer, meat and vegetable fondue for main, and a CHOCOLATE fondue for dessert. OH GOD, it was soooo good! You could choose between milk, white and dark chocolate, and add liquor to it, and then they gave you fruit and pound cake bites and marshmallows and such to dip into it. I chose white chocolate with amaretto. *drool*

Happy anniversary! The orchids are lovely. Lady Görvel has it entirely right marrying for love. What a great place to visit on your anniversary.

What a cool restaurant!!! And beautiful orchids.

Happy Anniversary!! Stunning orchid, sorry I don't know it's name though. Sounds like a lovely night with the kids and the fondue! :)

Happy anniversary and cool orchid. Wish I could tell you the name (I used to belong to the Maui Orchid Society). And great story. Love a bit of history with my romance.

I searched high and low for the name of that orchid...no luck! If you really want to know Im sure the flower store has the info :)

Glad you guys had a lovely evening :)

I was surprised there wasn't a little slip in with it, but I guess I'll have to call the flower shop, if Anders will tell me where he got it. I googled quite a bit myself yesterday but there are just WAY too many different kinds of orchids out there!!

Those are pretty, and unique. :) I've never seen that type of flower before.

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