Hello 2017, we kind of knew you’d be showing up..

… although, at least here in Beijing, you could have done a better entrance than this I believe.. Not really the way you want to start a New Year. And unfortunately, this morning is not much better… That said I know it’s temporary and better air and blue skies will be back. Sooner rather than later I […]

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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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Now this is the season….

… for moisturisers, nasal oils and humidifiers galore. This is when stores all across Beijing sell out on anything and everything that can hydrate you in any way possible. It’s winter in Beijing, it’s the beginning of the dry season…  So I’ve stocked up (a girl’s gotta be prepared). Moisturisers, lip balms (en masse), nasal […]

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Punishment, dangerous curves and Jimmy Choos

A wise and slightly sarcastic friend once said that I’ve always been good at punishing myself when I put my mind to it. In that specific case (I’m sure he has more examples to share..) he was referring to my obsession with hitting the gym before going to work. And I did it so well […]

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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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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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Sin City, crisis management & all that base.

That sort of sums up this week spent in Sin City. Bangkok, the city which both fascinates and scares the living crap out of me. A city that never sleeps. My relationship with this town would be given an “it’s complicated ” status on Facebook without a doubt.I’ve been here many times. It was our […]

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Subway adventure, Beijing Marathon & thunder

Yours truly, Ms Lotta & mini-me went on a Beijing subway adventure today and I have to say that I’m amazed by the organisation and the dual language availability of the system here. It’s exactly like Tokyo which means I feel oddly “at home”. There’s even an app, in English, which is kind of useful […]

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Tooth extraction, mini-marathon and 14 days as a non-smoker. 

That sort of sums up this week’s happening in one single sentence. The tooth unfortunately belonged to my fantastic daughter whom in the end managed to get her teeth fixed. Like I wrote in my earlier post, it only too four tries before she found a dentist that understood her. And in the end, it […]

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