Black nails, a Hawaiian fairytale & a pimped up Christmas tree

What more could you possibly ask for? Let me start with the Hawaiian fairytale – Moana. Listen, if there is ONE film you should take your kids to this year (or what’s left of it) it’s this one. It’s mesmerisingly beautiful, it’s fun, it’s about a strong girl and friendship. It has all the classic […]

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A week of snow and Christmas preparations.

It’s been a week of firsts. Snow started the trend. Woke up on Monday morning to some white stuff.. not a whole lot but enough to get me closer to some sort of Christmas mood. It was truly beautiful. ❄️ Strange feeling though exiting the gym and finding the pool where we used to swim […]

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24 years later in a town called Beijing…

…history will be made! Metallica’s one of my absolute favourite rock bands and they’re coming to town for a concert – apparently first time they visit Beijing!Last time I saw them live was at Stockholm Stadium in 1993..! (Yes, do please start your age guessing game… 😉) Ooh, Lars Ulrich.. I had such a crush […]

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The key to a successful relationship.

With me that is as I have no idea about what works for others, is to understand that when I’ve got an idea in my head, there’s no stopping me. You can try, but most likely you will fail. After 10 years hubby’s pretty used to the fact. And there’s no different this time around […]

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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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Our first visit to the local “Mothership”

For Trekkers it’s The Enterprise, for Darth Vader it’s the Imperial Fleet & for Swedes it’s IKEA. We call it The Mothership. It calls to us, draws us in with its blue and yellow sign and make you feel oddly “at home” as soon as you step inside its revolving door. And we all know there’s […]

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