Holidays

Hāligdæg

The word holiday comes from the Old English word hāligdæg (hālig “holy” + dæg “day”). The word originally referred only to special religious days. Today it means any special day of rest or relaxation, as opposed to normal days away from work or school.

In Sweden, we just finished the Midsummer celebrations, and in the Northern hemisphere most people are looking forward to a smaller summer break, also called summer holidays. At least in the Commonwealth nations, while the US may just call it a vacation – although today is a holiday. Happy 4th July !).

A new month. A new word. A new challenge. And the first half of the year completed. Continue reading “Holidays”

Caterham Seven

The Caterham Seven is a super-lightweight sports car produced by Caterham Cars in the United Kingdom. It is based on the original Lotus Seven, a fun sports car sold in a do-it-yourself kit by Lotus  from 1957 to 1972.  A built-it-yourself car that was originally delivered without any assembly instructions to avoid the hefty tax on ready-to-run cars (it did include a disassembly instruction instead).  So when our favourite build-it-yourself plastic brick company asked if we wanted to test drive the new Caterham Seven R620 LEGO Edition,  we Woody jumped on the opportunity and volunteered to take this beauty for a test drive. Continue reading “Caterham Seven”