Contingency exercise, gummy bears and a blue sofa.

It’s been a crazy week for sure. It’s strange but somehow, every year, it’s the same story. May is the month of mayhem. It’s kind of like life wants to punish you a bit before it releases you on vacation. Well maybe not life, rather your boss. But this time, the blame is on me. […]

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Fun Run, Proud Daddy & Submarines

Today was “Fun Run” at my daughter’s school. It’s a fundraising event in where the kids find sponsors for their participation. While my hubby may be a dedicated runner (read marathon style) our daughter is usually more hesitant but when she found out that she could collect money for charity, she went all in.  So […]

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Rain, birthday parties & no Bridezilla in sight.

It’s been raining for non-stop (or so it feels like) in Kyiv lately. And to top it off, it’s cold too! Waking up to a grey sky & 9 degrees in the morning is not what I consider to be mid-May appropriate, at least not for Kyiv. Stockholm is having having better weather than us […]

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Unexpected Road ahead..

Just when you thought you had it all figured out your world is turned upside down yet again. I know I should be used to it by now but believe me when I say, you never really get used to it. And I guess that’s a good thing in the end. As most of you know […]

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An evening to remember 

Colleagues are important. Especially when you’re living abroad, far away from friends and family. And rarely does it happen that you are lucky enough to find not just one good friend, but a whole bunch, like I have here. Tonight was a “farewell” evening for two such friends, Carina my Danish colleague and Minna, my […]

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It’s been a weekend of boobs & mirrors

Yes, you read me right. This was the weekend I finally got some boobs! Although they did require a sign saying “wide (and droopy) load”. They were given to me by a sketch artist at a fundraising event for Ms S’s School and only took about ten minutes to attach and they were free. Fabulous! […]

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And so the Eurovision hysteria begins.

I simply don’t get it. Someone please explain to me what it’s all about? And please don’t say the music because then I’ll unfriend you on Facebook and delete your contact details from my phone. Acceptable answers would be “it’s so crappy it’s almost entertaining” or “The Candy Crush server went down and I needed […]

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Let’s talk Kyiv

We’ve lived in Ukraine for almost two years now. I still remember when I told my parents we were moving here from Budapest, it was at the height of the Maidan Revolution. Nedless to say, they weren’t overly excited and some of my friends questioned my sanity. Fair enough. There were times I almost agreed […]

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“My mama was a Rolling Stone” 

That could be a line from my daughter in 20 or so years. Maybe that’s exactly how she’ll describe me and my restless soul & love for challenges that has so far taken her to three different countries in the first six years of her life. She’s Swedish, but so far she’s only lived there […]

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