Now first of all; no I am not done telling you about my trip to Bath. I still have three updates to write about that, which I hope you won’t mind. But I am going to post about something different now.
We had an exciting litte experience here yesterday. But let me start from the beginning…
About a week ago we were contacted by a Swedish magazine called Äventyrliga Familjer (Adventurous Families) who said that they wanted to nominate us for one of the top 10 in a competition they are having, to find Sweden’s most adventurous family, or something like that. Of course we felt very honored to be asked, and said we’d like to participate.
So yesterday there came a photographer here to take some pictures for that. After hearing about our travels in New Zealand a few years ago, where we went mostly to visit all the Lord of the Rings places, they wanted to do a photo shoot with that as the theme. The fact that we didn’t have any suitable clothes for such a shoot didn’t matter as they went to SVT (which stands for Swedish Televison) and borrowed some stuff from their costume department!
They had asked us what sort of clothes we’d like, and I had jokingly demanded they find me an exceptionally gorgeous gown to wear. Imagine my delight when they actually did!!! They found this stunning white dress with pearls and embroidery on! I just loved it, and was so sorry that I couldn’t get to keep it!
All the costumes have been used for films or TV shows, unfortunately we do not know exactly what films… But it was still so cool!!
Something else they photographers had decided they wanted was to have a horse in the picture. Preferably a white one. So we had to look around the area here to see if we could find any. And we did! Some people who live not too far away happened to have a white horse. So my parents went over and asked them whether we could use it for a Lord of the Rings style photo shoot, for a competition. They kindly agreed to it, but I must say I very much wonder what they thought about it. It’s not really a common question to get asked I would think!
After having been styled and ready we headed over to the horse place to do the photos. I do not have the official photos that they took, but here are some that our friend Kai very kindly took for us during the shoot.
The whole family minus Viktoria who is still in England and unfortunatley couldn’t take part in this photo shoot. Aron, mamma and I were supposed to be elves while pappa was supposed to be a wizard.
Me with a pretty dress and a pretty horse!
Mamma looking very regal I think!
Behind the scene…
Magnus the Grey
Aron the (handsome!) warrior
Showing off the weapons he got to borrow!
What can I say? I loved that dress!!!
Hope you’ve enjoyed the pictures! And please, won’t you all keep your fingers crossed for us winning this competition?! Even if we don’t it has been a fun experience and a good way of getting publicity, but it would be fun to win too! 😀