Swedish summers are usually something very special. Contrary to what most non-Swedes think, the weather tend to be just about right during the months of July and August.
A lot of Swedes have secondary homes in the archipelago or by one of the lakes. I am still not quite sure how, but most Swedish companies come to a semi-standstill during the entire month of August which means most employees can take a rather long holiday and isolate themselves in their red wooden cabins.
As many other populations we love spending days at the sea, having barbecues in the evenings and just generally living outside during these few sunny weeks.
Living in London and having a secondary home in the South of France, it is still a dream of mine that one day I will own a small red wooden cabin to escape to when things get too hectic in this metropole…