Back in Beijing…

… and the sun is shining outside my office. To be honest, it happens more often than I thought it would. And while I’m back in the saddle, albeit slightly dazed and confused due to the lack of sleep from tonight’s flight over from Singapore, hubby & daughter just boarded flight number two out of three. […]

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To friends and foes near or far, wherever in the world you are…

… a very Merry Christmas. ❤️ Truth be told I did not wake up in a Christmas mood. The sun outside and the humidity that hit you when you exited the bedroom this morning in order to see if Santa has swung by the balcony during the night didn’t help. He had though. Swung by […]

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Sentosa Cove. Where the yachts lay thick & the pizzas are long.

We went out for dinner yesterday after a day of relaxation and Christmas candy making. The combination of Christmas preparation and pool hanging is simply weird and one I’ll never get used to. The two should be separated and never get mixed up ever again. Next Christmas shall be spent in a cabin in the […]

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A pumpkin and a pirate. 

That’s right. Never a dull moment in the House on Dongzhimenwai. My daughter has a love for dressing up, so has her friend and neighbour Anna which means it’s a match made in heaven.  But the show didn’t end there. From Pumpkin and a Pirate to Pippi Longstocking & Christmas Ballerina.They’ve found a pose that […]

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Come fly with me

back in Beijing after a couple of days back home. Yes, it’s confusing, I have two places that I call home. One where my family is, which is not dependent on a specific spot and then the country to which I belong. After having lived abroad for such a long time it sometimes gets confusing […]

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Me, my Kenwood and I

I got a present yesterday. My early Christmas gift.. It’s something I’ve wanted since last Christmas when I was standing kneading a dough by hand as my Kitchen Aid couldn’t muster the heavy dough. I got a Kenwood. 😍Hello puppy and welcome to the family. We’ve been longing for you…. or rather I have! We […]

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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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