Tuesday, 27 September 2011


On Saturday we took the plunge and finally booked our honeymoon. We had been certain of what we wanted for quite a while but spending that much on a holiday sent a few shivers down my spine! But, as countless people have told me, this is a once in a lifetime. We are never likely to be able to spend this kind of money on a holiday again, so we decided to GO FOR IT!

Where are we going?

I can’t say our destination is the normal honeymoon destination for most couples but Stockholm is perfect for us. Beach holidays, we have found, don’t float our boat so we wanted somewhere worth exploring.

We both love a few things Swedish 1) Swedish music aka ABBA! Ok so this is more my OH’s thing, but I don’t mind a bit of ABBA. 2) Swedish Literature and Film. We are both big fans of ‘the girl’ trilogy and the OH also loves Let The Right One In. So we are already eager to go on the ABBA tour and ‘the girl’ tour.

There are also so many amazing museums are we are trying to whittle down which ones we want to visit. We will also be visiting during their national day, which is supposed to be a much celebrated event with Swedish flags everywhere!

Stockholm looks like an amazing city, with so many things to explore. We can’t wait!

Where are we staying?

Ladies and gents, let me introduce you to The Hotel Rival.

This masterpiece is owned by Benny from ABBA and is the first boutique hotel in Stockholm. You get your very own teddy bear and ABBA cd’s in your room...easily pleased...me? And what other hotel is there, that has their own song?! Yes that’s right...

Anyone interested in reading about Stockholm can read the blog of the concierge for Hotel Rival at The Stockholm Tourist