midsummer night

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Last Wednesday was the longest day of the year, and a traditional day to have a big bonfire party in Norway. I was at my in-laws’ new cabin by the sea (well, in a fjord), and that night they had a big barbecue:

It was a nice summer party, but a couple of funny things: some of the guests arrived by boat (it seems like everyone around here has a boat), and all of the guests brought their own food. And I’m not talking about a potluck-style thing where you bring enough for everyone. No, everyone brought their own food: their own plates, their own pork chops/sausages/salad/potatoes, their own utensils, and of course their own wine. I guess it’s practical, but really strangely individualistic…

waving away guests at midnight