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 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 you are in grief it is easy to give up on living. Actively living. Your heart feels like a weight is pressing on it. You forget there is any sunshine out there and only sense the clouds. Never underestimate the power of a change of scenery, even for a weekend. It was absolutely fantastic.… Continue reading If you have a whim to go away for the weekend just do it.
As we pass through the decades of life we can be surprised at how many hard times there are. In hard times the best thing to do is surround ourselves with friends and press through. Hard times do force us to become stronger people and they refine our character. They have an important purpose as they make… Continue reading An Adult Gap Year could be just what you need. Part 2.
The concept of taking a Gap Year from study is popular with high school graduates. I have spent a lot of time around teenagers so I have heard a lot about Gap Years. When our daughters crawled over the finish line of high school they were totally set on taking a break – a ‘Gap… Continue reading An adult gap year could be just what you need. Part 1.
Travel can be hectic or it can be bliss. In the same day. If you add kids, the highs and lows get more extreme. You almost cry with joy showing your kids a village in north Asia. You almost cry when your kid spills coke over the businessman next to you, like our daughter… Continue reading Travelling made simpler.
When I travel I like to take photos of doors and doorways. They are the welcoming point of a building and they are a personality statement of the building and its owners (past or current). Last year my teen daughter and I went out traveling for 6 weeks in China and Sweden. Totally awesome trip.… Continue reading Fantastic doors and doorways. Sweden and China.
Since the speed of life these days is going at full throttle, holidays are necessities rather than luxurious. We need to STOP and rest. However, when you are a family a holiday can cost a lot. You may consider camping or glamping but one doesn’t always have the energy for camping, and it could be… Continue reading House swap holidays. Having a holiday and eating your cake too!