Surprises and Birthdays

It has been a very busy time for us lately and I am still trying to catch up. On last Wednesday when I came home from the shop, a little later that I had hoped, I was a bit tired and grumpy, walked in to our livingroom to turn the lights on and five people jumped out. I almost fainted. Four brothers and sisters (Clairy, Cecilia, Christer and Caj, all of us with C names) and my younger sister’s boyfriend David. I could not work out why there were people in my home screaming at me and yet not them, my younger brother Caj have never flown before and I could not work out why they were there at all and how they got there or what was going on. Well it was supposed to be a surprise in June when I had my birthday but they could not get it organized and then on Friday the 14th, the same day as Stina’s Birthday is my sister Cecilia’s Birthday. So it was a surprise for her as well. They had all just knocked on her door in Gothenburg on Wednesday morning packed her in the car and taken her to the airport. Richard (who knew of course) took time off work so I spent a day in town with my family and then they left really early on Friday morning. It was so nice to see them and I guess these kind of surprises are what we all need now and then…just not too often!

Caj, Christer, Clairy, me (Charlotte) and Cecilia

Stina’s Birthday, well we spend it baking and tiding up after my family members and then Richard’s parents came down from Aberdeen and on Saturday we had a little party for Stina. Saturday night – we all slept really well!

Stina 1 year...High five
Swedish cream birthday cakes

So now we are trying to get back to normality. I have moved things around in the shop, made more space for all the new deliveries that will arrive in the next coming weeks. But at the moment the shop is looking vibrant and colourful and I love it. But before we will turn the shop in to Christmas, lets not forget that we have a Autumn with lovely colours.

Next week is Halloween, not a very Swedish tradition, however I do have lovely taper candles in black and orange, a few ghost sponges left and some skull napkins and skull teatowels.

I have decided to wait until 1st of November before you see Christmas cards, mulled wine sets or any other kind of Christmas designs in the shop, even if the supermarkets have been selling mince pies since August! There are of course already plenty of Christmas gifts but just not any Santas… I am quite excited, do enjoy seeing the changes in the shop.

Looking forward seeing you

Charlotte x

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