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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Back pain, new workout routine and yes she’s at it again..

Let’s start with the mother of all evil shall we. My lower back. I’ve been standing up at work for the last 6-7 months now which has done wonders to my posture but totally destroyed my lower back and hips from time to time. It may have something to do with the fact that I’m […]

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Who am I kidding?

Nina without writing would be like Christmas without Santa. Boring. We feed of each other, we make each other sane, insane – in love, filled with hatred and happy or sad. Nina without a pen and a paper (or in this case a keyboard on an iPhone) would be plain bland. And stuck with all […]

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I got lost in art and mixed messages.

Whenever you want to get lost in art and you just so happen to be home in Stockholm, head out to Fotografiska. At the moment they are exhibiting the amazing collection “We have a dream” which features many heroes, famous as well as every day ones. One man featured is a man I admire immensely and […]

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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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From Beijing Blue to Winter Wonderland courtesy of Finnair

It’s been that time again. You know what I mean, it’s been one of those days in where I’ve spent most of my day up in the air. Well perhaps I do that most days.. but today I was in the hands of my favourite “take me home” carrier, Finnair. You know I’ve been praising them […]

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Gong Xi Fa Cai people!

There’s a party in Beijing tonight people! Non-stop fireworks all over the town. So welcome to the Year of The Rooster. As a wood Rabbit, yup that’s me, this year is apparently going to be a tough one. I’m not joking.  “Rabbits will have bad luck in their careers in 2017. There will be heavy pressure […]

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I’ve lost my mojo.

And I can’t seem to find it again. I haven’t written in over a week which is not a good sign. I’ve simply lost my mojo, my inspiration and hence the plot. So I’m looking for inspiration where I can find it, whether it’s at the spring festival at my daughters school…(Come on, it does […]

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Who doesn’t love a good dress-up?

I mean, it makes life so much more fun. But when I showed up at work wearing a suit and tie with heals, the amount of jaws dropping and eyes popping was surprising. 😂 They shouldn’t be so surprised by now. I have my quirks. If it’s not barefoot it’s a full on suit. Why […]

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We’re heading towards the great migration…

The Chinese New Year’s is coming and I vividly remember seeing this documentary a couple of years ago of the queues outside the train station in Beijing. Mayhem. Then I remember seeing National Geographics “Great Migrations” and all of a sudden I visualise hoards of people in slow motion, moving to dramatic music to the […]

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