This is the third time I have moved to Sweden and the third time I have fallen in love with Sweden. Yes the grey nordic winter is hard for a sunbaked Aussie. But there is also so much to LOVE. There are also quirky moments and realisations when you move somewhere else. Things you notice… Continue reading Sweden. Quirky reflections six months in.
On the 11th of January my husband and I and our daughter landed at Arlanda airport in Sweden. Not for a holiday but to live here. Maybe for a year, or maybe for 10. We don’t know and NOT having a plan feels so FREE! This is actually the third time I have moved to… Continue reading First two weeks in Sweden. A cabin, snow, omicron and rest!
I have helped friends move house, and I have helped friends de-clutter their kitchens. One thing I can say for sure is that most people own around 2 big packing boxes full of plastic containers. And these take up 2 whole cupboards in a kitchen. It is extremely hard to find a container and lid… Continue reading 5 minute life changers: simplifying the plastics!
I want to share a bit about our big move coming up at the end of this year. I am from Australia and my husband is from Sweden. Since we met we have lived in both countries together, back and forth. We have also lived in China and all up it has been 8 international… Continue reading Moving 14000 km.
When we are young parents cradling a bundle, we can’t imagine that one day that bundle might grow up to the point of moving far away. Certainly not so far away we have to take a flight just to lay eyes on them. Parenthood is a wonderful but ever stretching journey…
This delicious cake means you can have your cake and eat it too. Yes I mean eat cake while also avoiding gluten and dairy if you need to like my family. I have tweaked the classic version of this recipe and you will see it’s easier and more delicious. You can eat Orange Almond Cake… Continue reading Fabulous Orange Almond cake. GF DF
Here are some scenarios you may know. You’re trying to get the kids out the door in the morning. You’re running late and you feel a bit sweaty. Then your phone starts buzzing. Someone is messaging you and it couldn’t be a worse moment. Your pulse rate goes right up. Your best friend just poured… Continue reading 5 minute life changers: How to be the BOSS of your phone.
Keeping one drawer perfect, is a sanity saver. When the kids have just drawn on the walls and are now hanging off the lightshade and the dog just puked. That is when you can look into your perfect drawer, for the 15th time and take 4 deep breathes. B r e a t h e… Continue reading 5 minute life changers: That ONE perfect drawer.
The seasons are changing and that’s when it’s ideal to declutter our wardrobes. A clogged up wardrobe means it is harder to get ready in the morning. In contrast; a simplified wardrobe is a joy to look at, and figuring out an outfit is a breeze. It makes me happy to see only my favourite… Continue reading Wardrobe simplification.
I want you to rethink salad. Salad can be a bland mix of 4 things chopped up. Or, it can be extraordinary. A symphony of flavours that blows you away. It can be so good that even your kids come back for more. How? By making it with passion and using certain methods and ingredients… Continue reading One Dozen Plants salad.