My stint as a single parent has come to an end..

.. as hubby is cute sleeping off the jet lag after returning back from Sweden having competed in not one, but three, running races the last weeks. His grand finale though was the Stockholm Marathon on Saturday which he did in 3:19:40. Not bad, not bad at all. So what have I learned during these […]

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I’m apparently raising a budding hip hop dancer.

Who knew my daughter was such a cool kid? Yesterday when she came home from school she showed me her awesome dabbin skills. Yup. We had a “watch me dab dab and watch me nae nae” moment yesterday. She showed me, word.  Then came today. Her first school disco here in Beijing. It started this […]

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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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I’m writing again.

My mojo is back. But surprisingly enough not in the same way it was before which means I am rethinking and rewriting certain parts of my book. A lot in the book is based on different relationships and say what you want, they are to some extent based on existing ones. And as we all […]

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Back in the real world.

But things are not “back to normal”. I feel different, empowered in a sense. Might have to do with the fact that I actually did it, I went on my first solo vacation trip with myself and found out that I’m a fantastic travel partner – I’m witty, a mean shower singer, fantastic at talking […]

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If you want me back in the real world, come find me.

Cause if there was one thing that my road trip in the Scottish Highlands made me perfectly clear on – I’m in love. I’m in love with the sun reflecting on the Highland mountains, of the cherry blossom trees lining the villages I passed, of the plentiful lochs and glens you pas everywhere, the windswept […]

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Some things can never be explained or made sense of.

One of those things happened last Friday in my home town, Stockholm. One man hijacked a lorry and took the conscious decision to drive it in to a pedestrian street in the aim of injuring and killing people. That choice can never be explained or justified in any way. The sorrow that man has caused […]

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On a bike in Beijing 

That’s me. I haven’t biked this much since childhood to be honest which might have something to do with the fact that I’ve lived in countries which were either too hilly or not very bike friendly. But now that I’ve moved to a city which is flat and bike friendly despite heavy congestion, the bike […]

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Never underestimate the power of fear or a new haircut. 

Fear can drive you insane, make you want to lock yourself up and hide from the outside world. In the case of a 7-year old, it can probably manifest itself in a way making you physically sick. That’s what I think at least after watching my daughter go through major agony over her school trip. […]

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Do I define who I am by my work? 

My sister told me recently that I’ve changed so much during the years, that she could clearly see I’m more comfortable in my own skin than I’ve ever been, that I am at peace with myself. Happy. And she’s right. I am a completely different person now than I was 10 years ago. I know […]

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