September 26th, 2010



This has been a lovely, busy weekend. Karin had a soccer tournament in Halmstad all day Saturday. They played 7 games (short games of 16 minutes in several cases) and came in 3rd. She spent the night with one of her teammates, though I doubt either of them got much sleep :) Martin and I were supposed to go to the Gothenburg Book Fair as part of an AWC event but the other 3 members who had said they might go backed out, so instead he and I ended up going into Malmö. We hit two bookstores, and found several choices each, then walked around town a bit, had lunch together and then stumbled upon the Arts & Handicrafts Market going on at Lillatorg; I found 2 beautiful glass bead bracelets!

Today Karin had another soccer game (full-length this time) against Borgeby and we came with to watch and cheer them on. Karin scored her first goal playing with this new team and they won, to boot. We had hotdogs in the windy weather for lunch and then went to the AWC pumpkin patch, also in Borgeby, as it turned out, with 60+ members who braved the chilly windy weather to pick their Halloween pumpkins.

We were invited to dinner tonight with Catherine and Nik, the last BBQ of the season, I suspect...when I asked what I could bring, Catherine told me "something dessert-ish" and I immediately remembered that awesome Caramel Pie that Frida's mom had made for the hemspråk end-of-team party this past spring, so I asked her on Thursday to ask her mom for the recipe so I could make it. On Friday, when I picked her up for school and asked her if her mom had given it to her, she replied, "No. She doesn't want to give out the she's making you one."

Well, okay then!

So instead of coming home after the pumpkin patch to make a pie, I picked it up instead, ready to go, and thanked her profusely...though I still want the recipe, darn it. What am I supposed to do the next time I want one? Order it again??

We walked over to the other side of the village where Catherine & Nik live and had a feasty meal of Thai food with grilled pork kebabs, and delicious red curry vegetables with rice and a fantastic peanut sauce that Catherine was whipping up when we got there. Then we ate the pie and talked for awhile and then they walked us home through the wild, windy night. Wonderful!

Wild Windy Wonderful Belated Birthday Wishes to sealwhiskers!