Swedish Citizenship Ceremony
This post is for Mark who wanted so badly to be with us today but couldn’t.
I usually use public transport in Stockholm but today my son-in-law Sam picked me and Tina up in his car. What a treat!
As I got out of the car, Sam and Tina presented me with a beautiful bouquet of flowers
Tina, Sam and me outside the City Hall.
In the Blue Hall, where the Nobel Banquet is held each year
Caroline af Ugglas and her large choir sing for us
A big day for me
The winner of the 2014 Nelson Mandela prize, Ann-Christine Holten
The winner of the 2014 Nelson Mandela prize, Ann-Christine Holten, with me and with the Deputy Mayor of Stockholm, Ulla Hamilton
What it looked like as everyone headed for the coffee and buns
The Golden Hall – 18 million tiles of genuine gold leaf!
The certificate every new citizen receives from the City of Stockholm
left to right: my son in law Sam, me, my stepdaughter Amanda and her wonderful mother Tina who has become one of my most special friends ever
I bought myself a little flag in the gift shop to commemorate the day, and Tina gave me a lovely fridge magnet and bought me a delicious lunch!
Thank you so much to my Swedish family for making my life in Sweden, and my day today, so special.
Love you all xx
Categories: Personal, Sweden