Get shit done

We are snoozing. Or, mini man is snoozing and I’m continuing my quest to get all the practical shit done. It’s a bit daunting when you are the only one who can do it.

So far this week I’ve gotten a home insurance, looked into pre school for Luke and doctor for me. I’ve also sorted weekly recipes (only way we eat well) and trying to figure out my pension. Plus finding a lawyer for my settlement. All the sexy stuff. And there is still so much on my list.

George is busy trying to find work. He had some good leads yesterday so hopefully he’ll be able to start working soon and us just not living three people on my savings and maternity. Doesn’t take us far.

This little guy is happily unaware of all the drama.

It’s all about playing with toys, reaching for stuff and cooing.

Such a little cutie.

Watching basketball with dad.

Yesterday we saw Alexandra and Chrisse. So lovely seeing them. I’m so glad to be back in Sweden with all my friends.

And my little family of course.

Today we are taking him to the doctors for vaccinations and tonight Filippa and me are having dinner while George is out. I’m not really feeling the party in corona times but nothing stops my man.

It’s you and me mini. Aceing this whole doing nothing sleeping thing.

It’s all about the fish man

Truly back in the deep end here in Sweden with parties and very social times. Loving it but also somewhat tired 😊. We are mondaying today and chilling at home. George is working and I’m on the sofa with Luke.

But, we gave baby L his first proper food. Banana time.

Loving it. He didn’t really get the spoon but loved the squeezy thing.

Big milestone little guy.

On Friday we had Alex, Olivia and Katta over for dinner. So nice to see them all. Alex is risk group with asthma so it was pretty chilled out.

Love entertaining people in our flat since it actually has a table.

On Saturday I was somewhat hungover (it’s happening kids, I’m truly becoming old) but we dressed Lucky Luke in his finest (gift from Alex and Olivia) and headed out to do town.

Look at my baby. He’s the happiest, smiliest little hero. And he’s started laughing over the last couple of days. Mainly at dads silly laugh.

In the evening we went to the Ghobadi’s. That’s Asrins parents who basically see George as their third son. And Lukas as the first grandson. Shiko stole him straight away and Lukas was so damn happy.

Baby L, getting all the attention. But he’s such a social little baby so he’s loving it.

On Sunday we went to Skansen with Jake the snake.

Lukas was somewhat interested in wolves and bears and moose.

But absolutely loved the fishes. I mean, it looks like a baby rave so totally feel him.

But it’s hard work seeing all of these totally new things so even heroes need to sleep.

Looked over by the badass men in his life. They’ve got you little dude.

But all in all he had an amazing day his first time at Skansen. Your parents will remember this one. Plus, he’s so damn big these days.

And to top off the day to perfection we met up with Tove, Fredrik and Ebba at Rosendal before finally heading home to the sofa.

With the happiest little boy in the pram home.

He’s so damn cute at the moment you just want to eat him up. But for now, it’s all about eating that banana up.

Life goes on and on

Another early morning watching the view from our flat. It’s so lovely and calm here with the only sound reaching us being the birds singing. Lukas is snoozing in my lap and I’m tired but happy.

Over the last two days we’ve been seeing friends and trying to get the last bits and bobs in place. There are still a hefty chunk on my to do list but we’ll get there. Remind me to NOT have a baby, change country and change jobs within 3 months next time 😊

George is busy applying but I’m giving myself a month to relax and enjoy maternity with no stress hanging over me. We’ll see how that goes…

My small big boy is growing away. He’s just becoming more and more of a little person.

On Monday we returned the car, I picked up my swede phone and we built Lukas bed. Productive day. And look how cozy it became.

Sleeping in his own bed.

While I tested my new camera. Pretty evening views.

On Tuesday I took this little naughty for lunch at Kattas mum while George went to war with Skatteverket. I won that day!

I mean come on. Hard not to fall in love with Sthlm when it’s like this.

Can not get over that we live so close to the beauty of Djurgården.

And yesterday we met with George’s old flatmate Sofie. She is studying to become a jeweller and we popped by the shop where she is training for the coming two years. She is helping me making my family ring smaller.

And then we popped by Kungsan before George and baby went home and I took Maggie for dinner. And yes, we had too much to talk about so took zero photos.

Came home to this crew. Looks like your adopting a family there lil dude.

Today it’s more of the same. Sunny days, baby, outside. Man I’m glad we made it to Sweden in time.

Social butterfly

Loving life in Sthlm at the moment. I know corona is serious and horrible and we are being careful and following the recommendations. But, being able to enjoy spring with friends is so lovely, especially friends I haven’t seen in a while.

On Friday the girls came over for dinner. Super casual under our crystal chandeliers. Living in the same city for the first time for 10 years.

They brought gifts and Sanna was awesomely matched with hers.

Love my girls.

On Saturday I met up with these London heroes. Can’t believe the three of us are all living in the same city as well. All roads lead to Sthlm.

Hard to not love this city in spring. Especially when it’s offers up such amazing company.

And to top this weekend off Lukas got to see his uncle. Love at first sight.

They’ll have your back for ever little guy.

Today I’m taking a walk with Katta and Alex is swinging by in the evening. So far I’ve seen more people in a week here than in like 3 months in London.

I know Sthlm will annoy me to no end at that times but right now I’m loving being here.

Sthlm, you pretty damn awesome

And we are here. Stockholm. Where I grew up. It’s weird to be back. 10 years in UK and before that 4 years at university. A big part of my life has not been spent here. I need to relearn this city. It’s not a stranger but more like a long lost friend.

So far it’s been the flat, Ikea, and a never ending view from our windows. We are venturing out today to see some more of the city but first furniture building and picking things up from Maggie.

Tired faces at Ikea

But at least our little boy is loving the flat. So much space.

And the view is epic. I see him looking out the window all the time. Never getting bored of the flat now with these views.

Good thing about waking at 5am is the epic sunrise.

Me checking sunrise, little hero working on his tummy time. He hates it so I got him this turtle to help. So far success.

Little guy chillin out on the big bed.

Seeing friends the way we do these days.

And enjoying epic views.

Sthlm, can’t wait to be in ya

And we are off. Packing up and closing down. Ready to properly start our lives as swedes. For me it’s more coming back but to my two boys it’s all new.

Can’t wait for spring and summer in sthlm. It snowed yesterday so we have a bit to go. But we’ll get there. And can’t wait to see my boy start crawling in our big flat (Lukas that is 😊)

He’s all dressed and ready to impress. Currently snoozing like a champ but that’s life. We are aiming to get to Sthlm late afternoon, no stress. George knee is still dodgy and we need to make sure we everything with us.

So, see you in Sthlm people. I’ll be walking endless loops around Djurgarden and eating cinnamon buns at Rosendahl.

All about family

We are moving up to Sthlm tomorrow. Can’t wait. For all of us. It’s been lovely here but it’s something for having your own place. Here we are staying in someone else’s house and it’s hard to completely relax.

But look at us relaxing when we get to Sthlm. Heh, quite the opposite. I’m having the girls over Friday and on Saturday we are seeing baby bro and Sandra. All these people I can’t wait to see.

And Ikea. We are going to Ikea. That’s a trial in itself…

It’s been a full on Easter party with the family.

This little guy is just too cute these days. Best baby ever.

We didn’t really have anything to dress up in so found this in a drawer somewhere. I bit like a cancan dancing chicken.

We didn’t really paint eggs but George practiced his Swedish. Best egg ever.

Hey there hot stuff.

Family times.

Yesterday he was the biggest boy in jeans and shoes.

Hanging with grandpa. We are just missing a baby club blazer for him and they are matchy matchy boys.

So yeah, tomorrow life starts. Well, as life is these days. I need to start looking at my CV so that I can get a job come October but, I also really just want to enjoy being on maternity minus stress.

It hasn’t been an easy one with corona, crazy move from London, George not having a job etc. In the end of the day I’m supposed to be on maternity focusing on spending time with my little boy and that’s what I’ll focus on.

Im a fixer but right now I’m still employed, I literally can’t start working anywhere until October and my baby is only 3 months needing mama so I need to relax. It’s hard for me when I know we need an income but I need to just let go and trust George, I know he is more than capable.

Happy Easter

It’s a weird one this year but the sun is shining and we are all healthy so living our best lives. Dads feeling a bit rough so him and mum are staying in town but hoping for them to be able to come out tomorrow for some Easter shenanigans.

Our little Easter chicken with his favourite toy the candy wrapper.

Honestly, nothing new to tell you. It’s all about walks and sunshine and this little guy growing. He’s getting more and more awesome by the day.

He’s so big now. Still trying to get hold of a doctor for him. It’s proven a bit of a nightmare but I keep trying. We need to have his little crooked head looked at :).

In other countryside news spring is coming and I’m picking tiny bouquets. Yes, my life is riveting and crazy shit happens.

Like meeting deers when I’m out walking. Hey there guys.

But, mostly about him. Or rather, pretty much all about him.


Life is slowly passing here at the country house. As George said, it’s like the VIP holding place for immigrants. A bit harsh :). But I know what he means, it’s a pause before starting our life.

But everything is on pause right now. Not just us. The world. We have it better than our friends not allowed to leave the house. Or the ones struggling to find food. We have a forest to roam and stores filled with everything we need.

And we have each other. And family.

So really, life is pretty VIP right now.

I’m a little bit under the weather however. Pretty sure it’s just a normal cold but who knows. Will see if we’ll celebrate Easter with the family or not.

Lukas will miss his grandparents but on the other hand, mum and dads undivided attention. Winner.

He is happily growing away our little 3 month old. All smiles and talk and kicking legs. Loves being involved and getting attention.

Mamas big boy.

Playing with his toys like a champ.

So yeah. Life is slow and we are slow and I sometimes feel like we are turning into sloths. But hey, as holding places go this one is pretty ace.

When the party came to town

The weather is lovely at the moment, cold and sunny. I mean, it snowed which is not what you are dreaming of in April but I’m still loving it.

It’s all about them walks. When I get George to join me.

Mini man is loving it here at the country house. Except for his face at the first snow. Sorry lil dude, you a swede now.

And then Maggie and Victor came to do them long walks with us. All kinds of awesome. It’s something so very sweet about your bffs coming to see you when the world is as crazy as it is. Love you girls.

Because Filippa also joined us on the Tuesday. Nothing better than your smart, funny and gorgeous power girls.

Team work. Filippa helping Mags take her clothes off.

In the evening it was all about the drinks and the chats. George had Lukas duty and I had drinks and catch up duty.

We both aced it.

Things got a bit blurry.

And then blurrier.

The world is crazy but good thing is that everyone is home in the evenings and down to party so we added some long distance friends.


Yesterday I was hungover. Good thing the kids could entertain themselves. And so sweet (even if Victor is totally stealing Lukas toy)

Today me and this little smiley boy are off to the bank and hopefully take more steps toward becoming fully fledged swedes.

Wish us luck!!