An Estonian girl who has found a home in Sweden.

Monday, July 2

T minus 7 days

July 02, 2012 Posted by Vaire , ,

I'm still packing, sorting, and throwing things away. I have emptied my kitchen cabinets in preparation to packing, sorted through my SCA clothes and packed them, packed all fabrics, CDs and DVDs.

I need to fetch the rest of the boxes from the attic, pack the kitchen, everyday clothes, odd sized books, techy stuff, and whatever is left over that. All in 4 evenings. Then on Sunday I'll deal with the furniture and sleep the last night on the mattress.

There was one day I didn't pack this weekend, though. I had booked a cruise via work way before the flat selling business began. In fact, I'd forgotten about it until I got a reminder a few weeks back. I decided to go anyway, just to take a break from the packing and the mess. I'm glad I did, the Stockholm archipelago is gorgeous!


The Thousand Islands Cruise begins in the city centre which is gorgeous in itself. Have I mentioned how much I love Stockholm architecture? Especially the older architecture? Views like this is one of the reason why I chose to live on Södermalm. Now that I'm moving away, I have decided to visit the city centre more often and enjoy the views.

Waxholm III

The day began cloudy and drizzly, but the skies cleared up about midway through the cruise. Waxholm III was built in 1903 and is a typical "archipelago boat". It is carefully restored in the early 1900s style and is gorgeous, inside and out.


Bullerö was the second stop on the cruise. I chose not to take the tour this time, but took lots of photos of the island and surrounding islands instead.

Sail boat

After Bullerö we met lots of sail boats, the Sandhamn harbour had a brisk traffic and there were many in the sea as well. Some people speculated that there was a regatta going on over the weekend, but even if there wasn't, the weather was beautiful and many people had come out to enjoy it.


The sun was setting as we turned in to Stockholm City. All in all, I had a great day. The food on board was outstanding, the crew friendly, the weather was awesome, and the surroundings gorgeous. If you come to Stockholm and have a day to spare, I can heartily recommend taking this cruise. I know I'll be taking it again.

Things to do before the moving date:

  1. Pause the cleaning subscription until further notice.
  2. Order moving cleaning of the old flat.
  3. Buy a foldable trolley.
  4. Talk to the current house's association about the house keys.
  5. Investigate relocating Sona for the duration of the move.
  6. Get some moving boxes from IKEA.
  7. Buy the bar to make the bookshelf into a wardrobe.
  8. Get a temporary post redirect from the moving day on.
  9. Transfer the electricity contract to the new address.
  10. Notify the vet of the address change.
  11. Start throwing/giving away things I don't want to keep.
  12. Sort through my stuff and decide what to keep.
  13. Pack everything I want to keep.
  14. Make a pile of things to throw away.
  15. Make a pile of things to give away.
  16. Go to the bank to finalise the loan papers.
  17. Coordinate the wall repair in the old flat.
  18. Disassemble the bookshelves and the sofa.
  19. Maybe relocate Sona. Not happening.
  20. Go to my nephew's christening.