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Wednesday, 29 June 2016

Yesterday... What a day!

Yesterday was hubby's birthday. As soon he came home from work he had to take Lily to the medical centre... 

Let's start from the beginning. After our day out with friends, I made a cake for the birthday boy, let it rest in the oven with the oven door open for a while and sat down for a second or two... 

Do you see where this is going?!!

The kitchen was in total darkness. Lily walked in, but decided to leave the kitchen quickly and ran into the corner of the oven door a got a cut next to her eye. Pretty freaky, if you ask me!

Our poor princess was so brave getting her cut glued together.

Now the hard part is to remind her she's not allowed to
run, jump nor cartwheel for a whole week - only walk!

We decided to go out for dinner to celebrate hubby's birthday, 
a bit later in the evening than expected.
We drove to Shailer Park, 
a suburb close-by and tried out a new pizzeria,

Wood fired pizza


- A meat lover's heaven of beef, bacon, pepperoni, ham 
and our own Italian sausage on melted mozzarella

- Combining bacon with pineapple makes this classic twist 
of salty sweetness create taste buds tango

- Melted bocconcini torn and scattered on a tomato sauce crust 
topped with a healthy serving of basil

It's been years since I bought a pizza, 
but I will definitely go back to Mosaic Pizza and have some more!

We didn't have time for hubby's birthday cake, 
we'll save that for an other day 
- a day without accidents!


A day out with friends

The kids and I had a day out with some friends from school.
We had lunch and played at IKEA

I had salmon... and the kids ate meatballs ☺

Creative cooking ☺

♥ Happy Swedish Midsummer from IKEA ♥

Afterwards we visited The Candy Academy at Logan Hyperdome.

The quartet of kids

Candy creativity



More Candy Academy activities...

Sometimes all you need is a splash of colour!


We had a great day and concluded our get-together with a play at the Plaza.


Blue n Yellow in my heart

Feeling a bit extra Swedish this time of the year, 
due to all the Swedish celebrations going on. 

Maybe I'm missing my old home country too, perhaps...
It's been about 15 years since I experienced a Swedish Summer.

Luckily, I have all these Swedish decorations to bring out year after year!


Tuesday, 28 June 2016

Midsummer Corner

I finally got around to do some Midsummer decorating. 
Jeez, things don't happen fast these days. 
The Swedish Midsummer weekend is well and truly over.


Welcome to my Midsummer Corner!
It's normally my Autumn corner with lots of Autumn colours. 
Well, the dried leaves and the pine cones are still there, 
but just pushed aside a bit lol

I try to change the colour scheme to match the Swedish celebrations and events.


I'm celebrating the Swedish Midsummer 
in the middle of 
the Australian Midwinter.


Saturday, 25 June 2016

Happy Swedish Midsummer!

Happy Swedish Midsummer 
to all my family and friends in the Northern Hemisphere


Hoppas ni alla hade en trevlig midsommar!
Kram från midvintern i Australien

Last day of term 2

Yesterday was the last day of Term 2 in Semester 1 
and time for the last parade before the school holidays. 

We said Thank you and Goodbye to Mrs Francis, 
our much loved deputy principal who is retiring after 25 years at our school.

Lily was awarded The Learner Profile Silver Badge. Well done, Lily!
We are proud of your efforts in Yr1.

Jonah finally got his bronze badge. We are so proud of you, Jonah. Well done! 
Let's aim for The Silver Learner Profile Badge next term!

The Report cards were handed out at the end of the school day 
and we couldn't be more proud. Lily is doing so well and Jonah too. 
An awesome end of the term!

Now it's time for our two week Winter holiday! Yay ☺

Senior Sport's Day 2016

It was a cold and windy day, but the Senior Sport's Day still went ahead. 

J with his friend M

Lunch break with the boys - a nice bunch of kids!


Google+ created this little movie from photos I took during the event!

The kids had a great Sport's Day! 
Jonah came second in the 80m heat so we are very proud of him.

Tuesday, 31 May 2016

Name day in The Swedish Calendar

Today is my Name Day in the Swedish calendar... A day worth celebrating!

Cake and card - the perfect way to celebrate my Name Day and say goodbye to the month of May!

Monday, 30 May 2016

Road Trip Reminisce

It's been two years since our little family had a weekend holiday away from home. Yep, you read it correctly... Two years! We are not spoilt with trips, holidays or vacations... ☺

This was our first road trip as a family and hopefully this wasn't our last - even though our return trip home turned out to be slightly scary...

Photos are a perfect way to reminisce especially since I've uploaded heaps of mobile phone photos to Google+ recently. I can't believe two years have gone... We started our journey from Brisbane and drove west towards Warwick and then south to Texas and our end destination was the small country town of Bingara in New South Wales.

Family photos in the National Park

Texas, NSW, Australia

Oh, wonderful countryside!

La Familia

La Familia in motion

Beautiful sunset over Bingara

Old farmhouse

The windows had seen better days, but I still think they are beautiful!

Old stove


Ah, the patina... ♥

Hubby and I ♥

More countryside

Panorama pix

Bingara Museum







Bingara town centre with shops, hall and cinema

Even my movie favourite Marilyn had a special spot in Bingara. 

All Nations Goldmine, Bingara, NSW.



For the first time in my life I visited a country cemetery. Wow, so different from any of the many cemeteries I've ever visited in Sweden.







An open gate to... ?

Driving home we almost hit a dead kangaroo on the road. We had oncoming traffic so hubby had to break really hard - so hard the break fluid cable broke and the breaks stopped working. Our next problem to find a mechanic open on a Sunday in the middle of nowhere... 

A distant relative to hubby's family was able to assist us!

All's well that ends well. 
We arrived home safe and sound later than planned, 
but at least we made it home!


If you want to take a look at the original road trip posts: