Checking the outside

Problem with Sweden in the winter is that its so damn dark. And rainy. No sun in december so far. So its hard to come up with things to do now that we cant be inside anywhere. But yesterday it wasnt raining (yeah) and we decided to go to the playground in search of fun and other kids.

Plus, kids are sooo cute in their overalls. Tiny michelin men. Lukas has inherited his from Filippas kids. Pink all the way!

We went to the playground behind our house. No kids. We both feel bad for lukas who barely gets to see anyone. Sometimes i feel like he’s getting a little stunted in his development because of it. He knows how to act around grown ups (well, his parents) but not other kids. Thank god for pre school soon.

Since he stands up against everything now its time for shoes. Such a big boy. Teeth and shoes and soon ill be sending him off into the world.

But, i want that for him. I can tell he just wants to explore and meet people and grow. Hes still all about cuddles and love though so hell always be my little boy.

Its interesting hes so careful and scared. Apparently George was the same. Ive always been careful but not particularly scared and George was the opposite. Enter our emotional, sweet, funny, careful and scaredy little angel.

Loving the playground though.

Cant wait for either snow or for it to get a bit warmer again and we can be out playing all the time. And they do that a lot at pre school of course. You see the littlies out and about at Gardet all the time. My heart!

This weekend we will brave the city for some last minute shopping that needs to be done and hopefully find somewhere nice outside for us to play. And then countryhouse!!


So yeah, good timing to start writing here again when there is literally nothing going on. Except for the end of the world. Read that its the warmest year in sweden as far back as theyve tracked. Pandemic and climate change. Sorry Lukas for giving you this world of chaos.

But in better news, loving work. So far its great even if working from home is weird. At the same time, working in PJs anyone?

And in a week its christmas. Hell to the yeah. We need some away time.

But for my swedish readers. Below is something to make you laugh.

The frustration in those messages 🙂

Lukas is in a period of not sleeping at the moment. As in up between 12-3.30 am having a party. Ive said it before but he is our karma baby.

The days become somewhat tired instead. Not easy when the sun (whatever little daylight there is) sets at 3pm. Its a lot of witching hour to handle for all of us.

So yeah, Christmas. Cant wait.

These corona days

George said the other day that corona would have been easier without Lukas. I say yes and no. In a way not being stuck at home with a baby all the time. But at the same time, he makes it more fun being stuck at home. Playing with him, and taking care of him, makes the time go faster. Plus just more FUN. Hes such an awesome little human that started playing and making jokes and generally being hilarious.

When he is not whining his ass off that is.

And yes, to everyone wondering. This place will for sure be all about baby and homelife and that shizzle becuase there is NOTHING else at the moment. And since im no baking house wife all youll see is various parts of os chilling on the sofa.

Hands up 2020, you really played us one.

So yeah, life is a lot of this. On the sofa playing making these dark, corona days go by.

Yep. Especially now that i started working its even more just home time. My promise to myself is at least  one walk a day. We are not allowed to go into the office so im assuming this will be life for at least another 6 months.

Its just weird starting working from home without meeting team or colleagues but hey, better than not having a job. Plus so far the company seems awesome. We have a virtual christmas party on Thursday.

Seeing Filippa tonight. We’ll go for a walk and eat somewhere with no people. Need to be careful before going down to the country house for Christmas.

Ha, so Lukas is not a fan of baths. So now its all about showers with mama to get him clean. Whatever works with this little one. Hes not 100% convinced about this one either but at least not screaming his little heart out.

Im back

So, im back working. After almost a year off. And what a year. 2020, i mean come on… You have properly thrown us around a merry go round. You guys all know that we’ve had a baby, moved country, moved house, found new jobs (in George case a couple of times) all while managing this pandemic.

And you know what. We did it. Not without our bad days (sometimes weeks) and moments of ‘you know what, im giving up’ but here we are. Settled in Sweden with our almost 1 year old both with good jobs, a beautiful flat and some new life skills under the belt.

2020, you didnt manage to get us down.

On sunday it was both third of advent and Lucia. I lit the candles for away from grabby little hands and enjoyed the calm (ish). A little sad that i couldnt take Lukas to an actual Lucia concert but we watched it online instead.

Little man loved the musiv but wasnt the biggets fan of the glitter. Sorry, but there will be many more of those where mum tries to dress you up and you hating it.

‘Mum, really??’

But, hes my bestest little sidekick for life really. He accepts the glitter and sit with rapt attention watching the singing.

Since hes a hater of baths he now gets to shower with mama. Win. Hair is getting long so that gives ample opportunity for some epic hairstyles.

After a nice morning we left the house to grey. I had forgotten how absolutely depressing it gets in Sweden sometimes. It doesnt help that the pandemic make everyone hide away inside.

We went to visit Andreas at Hallwylska. This is the last time we do something before Christmas to make sure we are as safe as possible before seeing the family. So we enjoyed the shit out of it. Has December daquiris. Was not sad.

And then we went to Lukas favourite place. Mcdonals. He LOVES those french fries with a passion.

And yeah, since im now spending my days in front of a computer again expect to see me here 🙂