Satisfactory deluxe

In April two years ago, the Mr, the much better and smarter one of us, was very resolute that we should install solar panels. I was hesitant at first (due to the cost), but “caved in”. Naturally, with the ongoing energy crisis, it was a smart investment. It, together with the fixed price offer he…

Winter’s coming

This post I should have written a week ago. Now winter is here and according to the weather reports gone by Monday. It would have been great with a white Christmas. Today it was -18 C when Sam drove from work around 7 am. When walking Tesla (yes, with my studs) it was only -15…

Winter came

From +15 to -2 C in a week . Yesterday was a beautiful cold day. Today I woke up to a winter wonderland. I love snow. Hate to drive in it. But I got to the gym (and back). And today the Mr will return from Rome. Tomorrow it will probably all gone.

Review Skiathos

It started with poor imagination. The Mr wanted to go abroad during his vacation. No discussion. I never have that need. Or possibly I never need to, as my husband always wins that race. I understand him though. Living in Sweden and having an early vacation in June – you never know what weather you’ll…

Malik hitting Båstad

During the night the storm Malik was passing Båstad and Sweden. It peaked during the night, but still roams around. This morning many curious people (including ourselves) went down to the ocean and the harbor to see what Malik had been up to.

Enjoy it while you can

The other day I was doing my tax returns, calculating some figures while Fabian was eating his dinner, thinking I was working. After a while he said: “Wow, mum! I though that the only thing you were doing at your job, was sitting in meetings and deciding things. But you are calculating stuff too.” It…

Nature and memories

I had to go back to my parents for another round of cleaning out of old stuff (so much crap one saves…). Instead of keeping it all I chose to take som pics. Driving to my parents I also got flabbergasted over nature’s brilliance. To be honest I must have grown up at one of…


I love the sun. It doesn’t need to be ridiculously warm, but sun helps. Today is such a day. Time to enjoy it, with a cup of coffee. Ahhhh.  

Happy Easter

As always when I write a lot at work I write less privately. So let’s keep it short and rejoice that spring and Easter are here and we celebrate it with friends, family, outdoor activities, wine and ridicolous amounts of candy. Happy Easter all!                  


Saw these and remember and miss the summer.

40 is the new 20, party people and gratitude

I will share some pictures from a surprise birthday party we went to yesterday. What an honor for us, what a surprise for the birthday child and what a day, evening, night and morning it was. The scenery could not be much better, the party was set at the beautiful Tosterup castle, the weather was…

Just some pics

Took the dog to the beach for a walk the other day. It was a great spring day.

Morning walk

Happiness comes in different forms and sizes for us all. For me it came this morning, with a late start, bit of sun and a walk with my darlings.


There are advantages by living in the northern parts of the northern hemisphere. You get really good at appreciate light. After (about) midsummer (end June) and until mid/end December we are getting less of it. And yes, in the really far north there is no light at all for a short time (but that is…

Us and hurricanes

Last year, we left NYC earlier and in a little more hurry than planned due to hurricane Sandy. Today, a year to the date, a hurricane is closing in on our coast line. Do not like this trend.

More happy things and some false accusations

A friend of mine came to visit the other day. Just like today, the Swedish summer took a pause and the grey skies and winds conquered our country. But as we Swede’s live after they saying “There is no bad weather only poor clothing” (or no clothing in some cases…), we went out for a…

Die happy

Part of my happiness is to be mindful and seize the day. No, it for sure doesn’t happen everyday, but quite often and I would say it is because I look for these moments. Today was (and the day is only half over) one of these days. The weather was great and we headed for…

Happy birthday Sweden

Today was Sweden’s national day. Since Midsummer is “our” informal national day, and celebrated since the times of Thor, while 6 June has only been a bank holiday for seven years, we have much to learn on how to celebrate a nation’s birthday. I celebrated it with some work, slow breakfast, meeting up with a…

The beach

Is it something special with the beach? Or is it their genes? Their father brought up by it and my “new” love for it. But it doesn’t matter when we go there (biting winter or hot, well OK warmish then), the brothers become totally absorbed by it. They can play forever with what nature brings…

1st Advent

I have just returned home after a visit at the movies with my boys and a friend of Sam’s. The five legends, good. I love the sound of my boys laughing straight out. The kind of laughter which far from cultivate, but straight from the heart. Now I have pimped the house with the final…


As I mentioned before, we spent one day (or half of one) during our Key West stay, dolphin watching. Unfortunately (or not) our first arrangements with captain Sheri at Wild about dolphins got cancelled due to illness in the family. But she arranged for us to go with captain John at Dolphin watch instead. What…

Elvis and the Keys

We are about to arrive in sunny and warm Key West. Elvis with Jail House Rock on the radio. Can’t become more American than this.

Windy Varberg

Today’s outing was Varberg. And what a windy day it was. Perfect for surfers. We saw a number of kite surfers hitting the waves. The destination for our execursion was Varberg fortress. We ran out of time for the vampire exhibition :(, but the Bockstens man and a dramatized tour of the fortress we did….


  Officially, vacation starts on Monday. But already now I have done most things needed on a vacation.   Sorting. Sorted all Sam’s old clothes to Fabian. Now Fabian have an updated wardrobe and does actually not need any more clothes. Relax. Went to the beach twice for more then 30 minutes (probably a world record for…


Dinner soon ready. Kids home. Been to the beach all afternoon. 1 st day of vacation is over and I am already relaxed.

Pouring down

Just as fantastic Swedish summers can be, just as terrible can they be. Like now, it is POURING DOWN. So happy that I do not have vacation.