May your coffee be strong and your Monday short.

People, I can not find my pre-Christmas spirit. It’s lost on me although we are in the middle of November already. On the other hand, who can blame me, just look at my outfit for today..Converse in the middle of November? Well yeah, if the temperature says +14 and blazing sun, go for it girlfriend […]

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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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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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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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The road to work

Lingers alongside a greenish river with evidence of lotus flowers having bloomed over summer. The hanging trees are beautifully decorating the side walk as we walk in the mornings. The mornings are ok, not too hot nor too humid & lately, the air in Beijing has been fantastic, along with blue skies and a roaring […]

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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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T-minus 14 days until take-off and oh yeah, day 5 as a bored non-smoker.

Day 5 in my life as a non-smoker. Kind of proud of myself for going cold turkey and managing as well as I’m doing. When I was fishing for a compliment earlier today (hang on – we all need them in times of difficulty) I had a friend saying “well I’ve managed to be Smokefree […]

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Vacation, part three

The third leg of our vacation has taken us to Jönköping, a town close to Mullsjö where my husband grew up and where his parents and siblings now reside. It’s a beautiful town, especially during summer as it’s situated by the lake Vättern and Munksjön, a smaller lake in the middle of the city center. There’s […]

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Fun Run, Proud Daddy & Submarines

Today was “Fun Run” at my daughter’s school. It’s a fundraising event in where the kids find sponsors for their participation. While my hubby may be a dedicated runner (read marathon style) our daughter is usually more hesitant but when she found out that she could collect money for charity, she went all in.  So […]

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