Birthday Report

 
The Swedish happy birthday song, “Ja må hon leve” (remix!)

I turned 31 on Saturday. Thanks for your happy wishes, emails, and phone calls.  It was sad to be away from home, but I had a great weekend. Graham made one of my favourite dinners on Friday: homemade ravioli with ricotta and spinach inside.  He did a great job!  Saturday we went to the gym and I did a spin class and some kettle bells with one of our buddies here.  Then we went to a house-warming party at Hasse and Elja´s (whom we helped move a few times).  Hasse was previously trained as a chef, and he and Elja had made some great mini quiches (including some vegetarian ones, aw!) a nice salad, and lots of other treats.  They had baked me a surprise cake and sang happy birthday in English and Swedish. (The Swedish version is really different, different tune and not so repetitive; they wish you to live to 100.)  After the house party, we went out dancing with the gang.  So fun!  We were up kind of late, but happily got to go with Camilla to see the world cup racing Graham posted about.  My birthday weekend in one word: rad!

2 thoughts on “Birthday Report”

  1. In case you want to practice…
    Ja, må hon leva!
    ja, må hon leva!
    ja, må hon leva uti hundrade år!
    javisst ska hon leva!
    javisst ska hon leva!
    javisst ska hon leva uti hundrade år!
    och när hon har levat!
    och när hon har levat!
    och när hon har levat uti hundrade år!
    ja, då ska hon leva!
    ja, då ska hon leva!
    ja, då ska hon leva uti hundrade år!

    Ett fyrfaldigt leve för ________!
    hon leve!
    Hipp! Hipp! HURRA! HURRA! HURRA! HURRA!

  2. The dance/techno remix of the Swedish birthday song is pretty awesome!

    I’m glad that you had a great time on your birthday!!!

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