My real life Halloween 

My daughter has decided that being afraid is the new black. It apparently fits all purposes & situations. If it’s not killer clowns it’s Zombies or ghosts. This from a girl who watch people open Shopkin blind bags on YouTube, so we’re not really talking about too much Freddy vs Jason (which by the way […]

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Problems are meant to be solved. Quickly.

You know you have a problem when your daughter shouts from upstairs “Moooom, could you please take a break & come up and make me breakfast? You can go back down later!!” Down meaning the basement where I’ve been opening & unpacking boxes since 7.30am. No, that’s no joke, unfortunately. I’m on the hunt for the […]

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Expat heaven – our shipment has arrived!

Yesterday morning was like a prelude to Christmas Eve. At 10 o’clock it arrived. Our shipment. It has taken it a whole 3 1/2 months to get here from Ukraine.. all while we have been in the (capable) hands of our Mothership – IKEA. Well that, Jenny Lou’s and our Ayi.  The excitement was real […]

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Welcome to Jet Lag country. We’ve been expecting you.

The jet lag is real in Beijing, that’s for sure.. I’ve been trying to stay awake throughout the day as I’ve slept approximately 7-8 hrs in the last two days. And in those 48 hours I’ve spent approximately 12 hours on the road. Correction – amongst the clouds… So I turned to music. Thank you to […]

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Handwriting is an unknown art form

And a rarity these days with computers and iPads, mobiles and emails. No one writes anymore. Me included. Until today. I’ve always wanted to write a book. About life, all the experiences I’ve been through. About friends, travels and love and hate. My love for food, for life, for warm cinnamon buns and cold milk. […]

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Rebooting, please wait…

That’s how I feel at the moment if I’m honest. Thing is, I’m heading back home to Stockholm for a week for some competence development sessions and I’m not quite sure how much more I’ll be able to fit in my head. But I guess we’ll find out! After 20 years in the business I’m […]

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Mummies, Tutankhamen and the fear of Zombies

In our home at the moment, it’s all about mummies, Tutankhamen and canopic jars. Do not fear if you have no idea what a canopic jar is. Most don’t. But my 7-year old does thanks to the British curriculum. I mean, my 7-year old knows how to mummify a person. Well not really, but the […]

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