Welcome to lake country.

So Midsummer. The most traditional Swedish celebration of all. Forget National Day or Christmas Eve, Easter stands no chance and eat your heart out Halloween. This is how us Swedes like to party.  Midsummer for dummies Midsummer is a family oriented holiday, more so than any other day (apart from Christmas Eve perhaps) and it’s […]

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Mr & Mrs. 

So after 10 years, we’re officially husband and wife and the day couldn’t have been better. We really wanted a small, family oriented event, where everyone could feel included, kids too. And that’s exactly what we got. The morning started off grey and rainy but when it was time for us to do the deed, the […]

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Wedding, visas & vacation!

Well we’re off! I’m officially on vacation. 😊 Up until now things have been calm and I haven’t been stressed at all, but then comes the whole “flying” thing. After so many years in this business I’m still not comfortable giving up control and getting on a plane. I’d never let it stop me but don’t […]

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In my world, you’re everything.

To my amazing daughter. Congratulations on another fantastic school year. You went in to this year with such an entusiasm and an eager to learn more. And so you have. You’ve blossomed into this independent, strong minded girl who knows what she wants out of life. And who’s not afraid to show it. You’ve learned how […]

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Culinary heaven on the road to vacation.

Never would I even consider using the words crispy calamari, chili, coconut and caramelized popcorn in the same sentence. Until I made aquaintance with the chef at BAO. And it was love at first bite. 🙏🏻This little piece of culinary heaven here in Kyiv. And we’ve only just met. Right when it’s time to leave. […]

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Football, more football & a trip on Dnipro

Well what can I say? I live with a major football fan which means that as of last Friday, the TV is under hostile takeover until July 10. And being Swedish, we’re all kind of hoping and praying (although we’re not even the slightest religious) on King Zlatan to lead the boys as far as […]

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Friends, National Day and that little thing we call vacation…

One thing about living like a vagabond is that it’s hard to maintain friendships. When you’re home for a couple of weeks once or twice per year, there’s a whole lot of socialising needed. When all you really want to do is find a quiet spot, grab a book and rest. That’s the thing, all […]

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60 days and counting…

That’s how many days left until I give up something that has been with me for a very long time. Cigarettes. I feel living in Beijing will probably be enough on my lungs so why add additional stress to them? I quit smoking when I was pregnant with my daughter (successfully I might add) and […]

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