I've missed the freedom to do this...

I bought a car recently (a 2013 VW Golf), so that’s my excuse for being distracted from posting anything in the last few weeks.

Having not had a car in the almost 3 years since moving to Sweden I quickly realised how much I had missed the simple convenience and freedom granted by a car. I’ve particularly missed being able to drive out to other cities or the countryside to take photos. Having been – until now – largely confined to Uppsala, I’ve not been very inspired to take photos in recent months, because I’ve been struggling to see anything new or interesting. Even on last weekend’s Kulturnatten, which I really enjoyed in the previous two years, I hardly took any photos I was satisfied with, and the whole day just felt like an exact repeat of the previous year.

But I digress. Anyway, yesterday we went out to look for a decent lakeside walk, about 13 km south of Uppsala. And we found one, around the Kungshamn-Morga nature reserve! The light didn’t turn out to be as good as I’d hoped it might be, but for the first time in a while I didn’t come home disappointed.