Thursday, 30 April 2009

Walpurgis Wit

Today it's Walpurgis eve (or Valborgsmässoafton in Swedish) - a night of bonfires and fireworks - something Alice is looking forward to.

Last year, on a rainy bonfire night in a field somewhere whilst waiting for the fireworks, on trooped a band of young fellas. They were a group of fire-jugglers who all stripped to the waist before starting their act. 

They had varying degrees of success during the act (maybe because it was in a pitch-black field and so tricky to see the end of the batons.) But it was Alice's spontaneous reaction that was so typical of a 3 yr old, "Oh, look at those nakenfisar (nudies) over there!"

One year on, one year of added vocabulary and sophistication - so I can't wait for tonight's event and potential commentary... (provided that it still goes ahead - there's a chance of fire prohibitions due to it being very dry here the last 2 weeks.)

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