The last day on a long weekend and also our national day.
Today is our national day but most people doesn´t know why we celebrate it today, nor will they really celebrate it. The first reason is that Gustav Vasa was chosen to become the king of Sweden sixth of June 1523 and that the form of government was changed 1809 and 1974 also this date.
Gustav Vasa was a cruel king that never hesitated to slaughter those that didn´t think as he did even though they had helped him to power once but he is the one that sort of made Sweden to what it is today. The two other events was important historically for us swedes but no one really cares today.
Those still at home in the big cities will most likely go to some event if the weather isn´t to good, because then they´ll go to the beach somewhere 🙂 The others are most likely at their summer houses and enjoys the last day of a long weekend. Do You know that over half of the house holds in Sweden have a summer house? No other country in the world comes close to that I´ve read.
A survey shows that the dream most swedes wants to come true is to have a cottage (preferable red) cottage in the countryside. Still, another survey now shows that more and more people are afraid of being in the nature 🙂 🙂 I guess that the last one was made only in the two biggest cities or perhaps that they have asked mostly immigrants that isn´t used to drive out to the countryside to just have a picnic or to stroll around for a day.
I live on the border between warm and sunny weather and cooler and rainy weather today. I can either get clouds and rain or sunshine. At the moment clouds are reigning the sky. But they guess that it´ll be awfully hot in the evening instead. I had planned to finally dig my vegetable garden today but my back still argues with me. It isn´t that bad to be honest and never have been but it´s better to wait until I don´t feel it at all.
Tomorrow I think I´ll write about fertilizers and how You can do some of the absolute best Yourself without it costing You anything at all (unless You don´t have a big bucket and a watering can). Times are still tough for many people and all tips that can save money is worth spreading I think. I´m also trying to propagate blackberry plants that I read about long ago in a very old book. I can´t remember exactly all details so I´ll show You the result when I get one.
It´s time for me to finish my pot of tea and then I think I´ll take a small nap, after all it´s the last day of a long weekend 🙂 Have a great day!