I visited Stockholm for the first time ever this weekend, which was a great delight to me on several levels. Firstly, I had the opportunity to stay with dear friends of many years standing - Jan-Olof and Britt- Marie Boden; secondly, I had the chance to meet the Star Wars fan community in Stockholm, when signing autographs at the Science Fiction Bokhandel in gamla Stad on the Saturday; and thirdly, I enjoyed the company of the members of the Nordic Garrison of the 501st, who shared a very delicious Indian meal after the day at the book shop!
I had flown the day before from Heathrow Airport, London and arrived in scorching heat! This was totally unexpected, as London had been wet and chilly. As usual, I was taken through passport control and luggage retrieval quickly and was outside in no time at all to be met by Jan-Olof. Our trip through Stockholm towards the South was fast and uninterrupted.
|The narrow,old street intersecting the street where the book shop is situated, to the left of the couple in the middle ground.|
|Mieszko and me and the t-shirt! :)|
|Robin Arvidsson and me.|
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=isMxsoLuTWM#at=78 this is the link to the lightsabre competition with Sanna compering! Enjoy!!! :)
Eventually, the day was closing and we did a brief Q & A for the packed crowd of onlookers in the shop.
I am so grateful to Sanna and the staff of the book shop for their care and consideration for our comfort during the day and for the dinner later that evening.
|Two daft 'Vikings'!|
|The nutty and fun members of the Swedish division of the Nordic 501st Garrison in the Indian restaurant.|