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So lethargic_man came here for a long-anticipated visit last week. Not everything went entirely according to plan, but it was delightful all the same. I didn't really manage to join lethargic_man for the tourism, but the hanging out in between, in the company of ploni_bat_ploni, was great.

There was a lot of very good food involved, including treating ourselves at Lao Wai, the vegetarian and kosher Chinese place, and a less sumptuous but still tasty lunch at the little veggie cafe on Hornsgatan. The most exciting food was what we cooked ourselves for shabbat though. For various reasons we ended up spending the weekend chez moi, which meant not going to synagogue as the other two don't travel on shabbat. Friday afternoon was a bit of a panic to get everything ready, but ploni_bat_ploni is the most amazing cook! She did something entirely mindblowing to some humble salmon, not to mention putting together two very tasty and multi-part meals in the space of about an hour.

Shabbat itself was really lovely. I really needed to spend some relaxed time with friends like that. And the three of us have very compatible ideas about liturgy so we had great fun with the services and blessings, even if praying with less than ten people is supposed to be second rate. Another highlight was a walk to the Fairy Lake I believe my suburb is named for. It was twilight, and decidedly autumn, and we were singing the Saturday afternoon songs, Heart's beloved and Psalm 23, a little quietly so as not to embarrass ourselves too much, and it was just a lovely moment.

In other news, the syngagogue have voted to become fully egalitarian. I'm greatly relieved; this was by no means a foregone conclusion, and it'll make life here so much more pleasant.
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