Wednesday, 8 August 2012

Herräng - what a week!

Me and my sister Kajsa outside Folkets Hus, The Lindy Hop Shop in the background

When the world's biggest international swing dance camp is hosted in Sweden, it's quite natural that it's a given part of a Swedish swingdance enthusiast's summer vacation. This summer was no exception! This year was very special to me, as it was the first year my sister attended the camp, and the first time me and the mr were there together. My friend Elin was also there, and the four of us had a great week!

What to say? The classes were fun, the teachers great, our fellow dancers inspiring, the company the best. The social dances in the evenings a delight. The tea hot and the cookies warm =) Only bad was that the weather had shifted back from past two years glory to normal swedish summer, unfortunatly.

Me and Kajsa the last day, shivering in the not too warm evening air during Friday night party. We wore really cute outfits beneth the jackets, promise... I had cought this year's Herräng flu, hence the glasses.

Herräng is a 24/7 activity, with classes, evening events, social dancing, and lot's of eating to have energy for all the dancing =) Some snaps of everyday life at the camp:

Removal of tape after glueing the sole back on. It's a hard life to be a dance shoe...

Lunch at the Blue moon café

Brushing out pincurls on Kajsa for the evening dance

Wendenesday there's cutural activities in the "morning" and no classes starts before three in the afternoon. A lot of people take this as an opportunity to sleep, as they went to bed very, very late (or early, depending on if one refers to the evening prior or the day that had started) after Blues night =) This year Kajsa and I guided our mom and grandmother around, as they came to visit to see what all the fuss was about =)

Kajsa and Gran

As I said, the weather did not co-operate for one bit, two days in a row we even had serious thunderstorms with heavy rain and pea-sized hail!

Storm clouds coming in, one can almost see how they push away the blue-sky-and-fluffy-white-clouds-weather we had had earlier that day. It was a gorgeous effect!

However, while it of course is better with nice weather, a little rain was nowehere near eunough to spoil our mood. Herräng, it was a lovely week, and I'm looking forward to seeing you again next summer! =)

Me and Kajsa with our camp passports

All for now!
Love, Erika


Eva said...

Min granne Kristian kom hem jättesjuk och hade dessutom missat jättemycket för att han var så sjuk. Trist.

Erika said...

Eva, det verkat som att det gått nån superförskylning/influensa i år. Vet också folk som kommit hem jättesjuka, ute ur räkning i två veckor och i nåt fall antibiotika =(
Är rätt glad att vi åkte i början av lägret, verkar som att det bara blev värre med tiden. Den fuktiga och småkalla sommaren kan ju ha något att göra med saken... Dansa, frysa lite under lektionen när man står stilla, duscha kallt, och sen aldrig riktigt känna att man helt torkar = inte optimalt för immunförsvaret.

Eurielle said...

we do not have such dancing camp in here, it looks like a lot of fun, and you look lovely.