Chillaxing in Gothenburg

The weather was dreadful today – dull and raining.  So we enjoyed a leisurely breakfast at the hotel.

I started with a plate of fruit; watermelon, Galia melon, strawberries, grapes, pineapple and passion fruit.  
Followed by crackers, cheese, lettuce, beetroot, pickles and sprouts.

Then tea, coffee and toast with jam.  I definitely over ate but it was hard not to with such an amazing breakfast buffet.  

We donned our wet weather gear and headed off to the Goteborg City Museum ( Stadsmuseet). After the amazing ship museum in Stockholm last year, we wanted to see the only Viking ship on display in Sweden.  It was rather a disappointment though.

This is the Viking ship!   The rest of the Viking display was a bit brief.

There were some interesting sections about other periods in Gothenburg’s history and the building was lovely.  A beautiful space to shelter in from the rain.    

   
The rain stopped so we walked to a charming area of Gothenburg called Haga.

The cobbled streets contain an eclectic mix of old and new.   
  Cafe Husaren is well known for baking the biggest cinnamon buns in Sweden.   
  It was so huge we shared it. 
We all enjoyed pottering about in Haga.

  
   
There were some strange sights !

 
We walked back to the hotel through a park which had a canal along one side.   

 We pent a very relaxing afternoon in the spa at the hotel, making the most of the gymn, steam room, sauna, pool and relaxing room.  We were lucky no one else was around when we arrived because children under 16 are not allowed in and we should have paid Β£20 each for being there.  The kind lady who found us let us leave without charging us because the notices were only in Swedish.  So we had a lovely afternoon and felt very chilled by supper time.

We all decided we would rather have room service and snuggle up watching a film.  The room service was expensive so we popped out to a nearby supermarket.   They had an excellent salad buffet.   

They also had sweets and cookies but we would have had dessert in a restaurant so it wasn’t too bad for a holiday meal.  And no alcohol either. 
  Back to the hotel for supper and a movie in bed.  
Chillaxed πŸ˜ƒπŸ‘

 

About Lose Weight and Gain Health

Hi! My name is Zoe and I live in Hastings, East Sussex, with my son Harvey and dog, Milton. I have been fighting the fat for years but this time I am serious. I want to lose weight and gain health. This blog is about how I am changing my lifestyle so I can lose weight but not by just "being on a diet" but by making small changes to our lives so that as I lose weight, I gain health. I want my family to be healthy too and never have to struggle with their weight like I have. In common with many large people, I have gained and lost weight many times over the years. This time, I want to lose it and maintain a healthy low weight. I am interested in eating food that is nutrient dense and delicious and that appeals to children and adults. I do not eat animal products so follow a vegan diet. I try to use locally produced food supplemented with what I can grow myself. I support and try to use local farmers markets and farm shops. Another objective is to add more exercise to our days. It sounds so simple when I write it down :-)
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5 Responses to Chillaxing in Gothenburg

  1. laura1952 says:

    Good thing you are not in Hawaii right now! Keep exploring and enjoying Zoe, Lara and Harvey.

  2. Holly says:

    And we’ve got torrential rain and 40 mph gusting winds here. Summer?!?!

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