Stockholm is a joggers’ paradise. Yesterday morning and this morning I ran all the way around one of the islands, Kungsholmen, in beautiful early morning sunlight. Gmaps tells me this is a round trip of 12 kilometres. This morning I got a little adventurous and clambered over rocks so as to keep as close to the coast as possible. The run takes in several waterfront parks, a suburb of small and beautifully painted holiday homes, some new apartment blocks, still being built, a dock with a number of old tugboats and Stockholm’s iconic town hall, where the Nobel prizes (apart from the peace prize) are awarded. There is also much wildlife – particularly birdlife – to be seen. A perfect start to both days, and one that I shared with a great number of early-morning walkers, joggers and cyclists.