Song, dance, life!

We spent two nights away last weekend as my birthday present to Sir Pe. Where? Out near the archipelago south of Stockholm at an African song and dance camp.

We slept in some rather hard bunk beds, but the pretty view (from our bedroom window) over the summer meadows made up for the stiffness in our limbs. And the anklebiters were in heaven spending two nights on the dizzying heights of the top bunk!

There was beautiful song, new friends and old were enjoyed, food was served and the washing up done for us – and, of course, there was lots of rhythm and groove and dancing.

The dance was strenuous but so full of joy. And it came naturally…

Stick out your bottom.

Jiggle jiggle.

(But in my case, no extra effort needed to get the jiggle effect.)


35 responses

  1. Sir Pe

    Thanks darling, it was a wonderful present! 😀

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    June 16, 2010 at 11:39

  2. kelli

    This sounds like such an awesome adventure!!! Who would have thought such a cool thing could be found in the middle of Sweden!!! I have a feeling others will head that way after hearing about how wonderful your time was!

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    June 16, 2010 at 11:54

    • Next year the song and dance camp is going to be held in Gotland. You guys could come too!

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      June 16, 2010 at 11:58

  3. That’s a very original gift – what fun :-))

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    June 16, 2010 at 13:05

  4. I love your jiggle-jiggle pic!!! Exactly the right effect!

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    June 16, 2010 at 13:13

  5. Di

    The horse appears to have found heaven in that field.

    Di

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    June 16, 2010 at 13:54

  6. lilalia

    I love the fact that you gave a birthday present that was enjoyed by all. Is that your daughter in the photo jiggling along? Sounds like so much fun and rather delicious that other people were doing the cleaning up.

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    June 16, 2010 at 14:25

  7. What a wonderful present. Does sound like everyone had a great time. Love the photos. You not only gave a sweet present but made memories that will last a lifetime.

    Mason
    Thoughts in Progress

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    June 16, 2010 at 14:31

  8. I like these picts! LOVE the color swirling dance against the calm of the horse grazing.

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    June 16, 2010 at 15:11

  9. What a perfect, perfect gift idea! Even with hard bunkbeds.

    I need to find a way to jiggle a bit more – intentionally.

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    June 16, 2010 at 15:20

  10. You had a great idea for a B-D celebration. It looks and sounds like so much fun.

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    June 16, 2010 at 15:48

  11. Well that is a different break away – very different from other things in Sweden I guess

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    June 16, 2010 at 15:49

  12. That would be a fantastic view–even despite the hard bunks.

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    June 16, 2010 at 16:21

  13. What a unique idea to spend a weekend. And a great gift!

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    June 16, 2010 at 16:38

  14. Hello from Denmark, it was nice to visit a fellow Scandinavian, particularly as I grew up in Sweden. The archipelago of Stockholm is fantastic, I hope you enjoyed the white nights.
    Lovely images, I can so picture the celebration you talk about here.
    Happy Midsommar to you in a week or so.;)
    Thank you also for your kind visit and comment.
    Hejdå.:)
    xoxo

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    June 16, 2010 at 16:50

  15. Nice way to celebrate the birthday with your loved one. 🙂

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    June 16, 2010 at 16:53

  16. What a cool gift!

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    June 16, 2010 at 17:28

  17. how thoughtful!

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    June 16, 2010 at 17:32

  18. haha. that sounds like a lot of fun…and a great birthday present…

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    June 16, 2010 at 18:43

  19. I can feel the jiggle with that photo!!

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    June 16, 2010 at 22:13

  20. Huge fun, I’m sure – I’m glad you all had a good jiggle!

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    June 16, 2010 at 23:13

  21. Now THAT’S what I call a fun gift idea. It sounds like a blast!
    Cheers,
    jj

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    June 16, 2010 at 23:35

  22. I need me some of this.

    and that view…. hard bunks or not.

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    June 17, 2010 at 01:49

  23. sounds wonderful!!
    and oh my, that view

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    June 17, 2010 at 03:10

  24. Well when was Sir Pe’s Birthday? Happy Birthday to him!! What a grand gift that the whole family could enjoy! 🙂

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    June 17, 2010 at 07:39

  25. Amy

    Wow, you are certainly setting a standard for exclusive birthday gifts! Sounds like a great time held by all and bravo on your originality!! Belated birthday wishes to Sir Pe…not sure how I missed that!

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    June 17, 2010 at 07:47

  26. That sounds like a great way to celebrate a birthday!! I love things like that 🙂

    C x

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    June 17, 2010 at 13:20

  27. the second one is very interesting…congrats

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    June 17, 2010 at 16:16

  28. Happy Birthday…. I love both pictures. Horses are my favorite.

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    June 17, 2010 at 17:47

  29. i am envious, in a good way. hard bunks and dancing. sounds like a memorable journey. perfect photo for the jiggling.

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    June 17, 2010 at 20:01

  30. Clive

    What a brillant birthday present!

    It sounded like a wonderful trip!

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    June 17, 2010 at 23:46

  31. What a unique and wonderful experience! You do seem to know how to take advantage of what life has to offer!

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    June 20, 2010 at 01:12

  32. It sounds like a perfect fun and tranquil weekend, what a great gift.

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    June 20, 2010 at 02:14

  33. Yes, we often overlook the “small” things in life. And often they’re even free, like your beautiful skies! We live too fast.

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    June 20, 2010 at 19:10

  34. Ciao LadyFi
    la foto con il cavallo è meravigliosa… mi piace molto.
    La natura e la libertà insieme :-))
    Mi piace molto questo insieme.
    Grazie della visita.
    Buona giornata.

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    June 22, 2010 at 07:30

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