Ha, ha! Even thought it's not accurate this picture is pretty funny and sometimes a Swedish summer can be the pits. But as the heat goes up into the 90's here and the humidity soars I think longingly of Sweden with with its cool ocean breezes and long days. I miss the white beaches, and the routine of packing a picnic basket with coffee, saft (a sweet drink made with concentrate, preferably homemade like my mother's lemon saft) as well as cookies or "bullar" for the kids. Throw a couple of magazines in there like Damernas Värld or something silly about the royal family and you're all set for a couple of relaxing hours. Heaven!
Ask me for a recipe if you want one, and I'll try to translate. Otherwise the local IKEA does a nice lingon (cranberry) saft and a couple of other flavors you might enjoy. Yum!