“harrytur” to sweden

Good day!

My mother, my older sister and I decided to take a short trip into Sweden today. It’s my older sisters birthday in two weeks, but we are celebrating it this weekend with family, and because Norway is really expensive (and Sweden not so much) we figured: why not?

We Norwegians like to call it a “Harrytur”, which means Harry’s trip. It doesn’t really make any sense, does it? Let me explain. As I mentioned earlier, Norway is pretty damn expensive when it comes to literary everything, and we Norwegians likes to save money on food, so we go to Sweden. A place where we can get things almost half the price (like example, a 1,5 L pepsi is about 30 norwegian kroners, but in Sweden it’s 15 kroners!)

But why is it “Harry”? It’s obviously a name, but in Norway, if someone says “that’s a little harry“, it’s like saying something is a weird, possibly tasteless. Although it sort of depends on the situation. And when we say we are going on a “harrytur” to Sweden, it just means that it’s a weird thing, I suppose. I have gone “harry shopping” SO MANY times in my 18 years of living.

After we dropped of my little sister at school early in the morning, we drove off to a store  (still in Norway) and bought some breakfast. I got a bottle of water and this massive loaf thing that tastes amazing! As always, I was dressed in very comfortable jeans and a hoodie. Why bother dress up when I’ll be sitting in a car for three hours total?

I actually enjoy sitting in a car, just listening to music and singing a long. (Except is someone drives to fast… Not a big fan of that!) All though I have to say I defiantly prefer to sit in a car when I’m the only one in the back or I can drive or sit in the front passenger seat. Which is one of the plus side of being the only one in my group of friends with a license, because I’ll always sit in a comfortable position!

Anyway, we arrived in Sweden after 1,5 hour (ish) and because it was so early in the day there wasn’t a lot of people in the store, which was very nice. We grabbed a cart and started putting food and drinks and whatever we needed in the trolley.

nI got some face masks because my face is a mess. (Not really, I’m actually really thankful for my skin) But I paid the same for two as I pay for one at home. I just wanted to try these out. I have tried from this brand before, and even though I am pretty sure there are a lot better ones out there, I decided to buy them anyway. Also, two of them are “heat therapy” so they warm up. Which I didn’t know was a thing before last week when me and my two best friends did a “spa night”, and my friend had a mask that warmed up when it touched wet skin. It was so confusing!

hWe have a tradition when it comes to going to Sweden shopping, and that is to buy donuts or berlinrolls(?), and this time we bought some donuts for the car ride home. My sister and mother (and myself) wanted to get some food, so we decided to order some french fries and chicken nuggets from McDonalds. We rarely buy stuff from McDonalds (except McFlurry every once in a while, aka often), so when we get it I always enjoy it at first, but want to stop eating it eventually because I eat too much of it at the same time. But thats ok!

The donuts were also good, but I didn’t eat them in the start because I was full after the food.

What did you do today?

My weekend

This past week has been winter break for me, and I took time off from school work to have winter break and I enjoyed it quite much. We didn’t do a lot this week, but I enjoyed it. We went cross country skiing (I always forget it’s called cross country, and not just skiing!) Click here, if you want to see those pictures!

Yesterday – Saturday – I drove to Sweden with two of my friends, just for fun really, but I did come home with some candy and two pairs of shoes. We left home a little past 12, and it took us about 1,5 hour before we arrived. On Friday I fixed my Spotify so I got 30 days free Premium, just so we could listen to music without any ads!

1We stopped at a diner called Joe’s diner and ate lunch/ early dinner. I ordered a caesar salad!

Then, today, was Fastelavnens, which is a christian holiday here in the north (Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Iceland and the Faroe Islands). Not that I’m christian, but, hey, I’ll celebrate it anyway!

My mum made boller which is buns in english and we have cream with it and icing sugar on top.

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I’m usually not a big fan of buns, but I like them this way!

We sat outside with my aunt, her boyfriend and my cousin and ate these, and I made a bonfire just to keep us warm. I love the smell of bonfire!

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Did you eat fastelavens buns?