I’m a stress eating candy snatcher if you ask my daughter.

Cause you see if I’m stressed, I’ll eat. I kind of wish I was one of those who “forgot” to eat when they were under stress but no, I’m the opposite. Come to think about it I’m not sure if there’s anytime I would “forget” to eat. I’m a food lover, a dessert lover, a […]

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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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Sweden vs Norway – it’s a love hate relationship. ❤️

Truth be told we say very bad jokes about each other on a regular basis. Hey, we’re neighbours, it’s supposed to be like that. It’s usually friendly ranting though and both sides do it so there’s no “big brother bullying” going on… 😳 But there’s is one area where we are completely serious and take […]

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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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Who needs IKEA – this is Sweden promotion at its best. 

At almost (if not all)every international school we’ve experienced throughout the world there’s an “International Day” designed to teach kids about different countries and cultures. It’s usually a very appreciated day for the students. It’s also the day I get to dress up my daughter in a Sweden costume! 👏🏻 She didn’t look overly excited this […]

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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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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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