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Thursday, 1 October 2015

Welcome October!

For me, October is Autumn. It doesn't matter that it is Spring outside and the sun is shining, the temperature is pleasantly warm and we are rapidly getting closer to our hot Summer...

Our second week of our Spring holiday is coming to an end. Not yet, but I can feel these last four - five days will disappear in an instant and we'll be back to normal life with school lunches and bus trips.

It's been so nice to be home and not have to go anywhere. I've really needed to relax - and do housework. To potter around the house hasn't felt like a chore at all. I'm happy with what I've accomplished and that's the main thing. The kids haven't killed each other either, so that's definitely a bonus this holiday. Jonah has been busy playing his Xbox and Lily has been creative painting water colours outdoors. The key is to keep them apart lol

Only 10 weeks until the Summer holiday/Christmas break... I haven't started the countdown yet, but maybe in a few weeks when I'm feeling hot and bothered and totally over going on any more buses lol

Until next time... Cheerio ☺

Sunday, 27 September 2015


The three-week Brisbane festival ended last night with a magnificent firework display.

We watched it on TV. It was pretty amazing☺

Thursday, 24 September 2015

A rainy playdate in the park

Our skate park is finally open!
Too many big kids, though...

We had the playground to ourselves though!

Lily with her school friend Inaaya.

Kids on the swings

... And then the rain came and we had to search for shelter.
The kids were soaked, but still having fun.


We decided to go home and eat some Swedish buns...

Perfect ending of a fun and short playdate in the park.

Wednesday, 23 September 2015

Preparing for an outing

Yummy Swedish Vanilla scrolls for an outing with friends...

Jonah's birthday party in the park

Jonah requested a Minecraft Cake for his ninth birthday, so we made one. It's a traditional Swedish Princess Cake - sponge with layers of raspberries, vanilla custard, cream and marzipan on top.

Jonah and his friends ☺

The cake ♥

Some other party food - pizza buns and vanilla scrolls

Swedish chocolate/oatmeal balls - is a must at any birthday party!

Jonah had a great day with his friends.

Tuesday, 22 September 2015

Student of the Month 2015

On the last day of the term, Lily was awarded Student of the Month in her class! 'Lily is a positive role model who consistently displays many attributes of the learner profile.'

Jonah also got an award 'For incredible effort shown in reading, and for trying his best at everything he does!'

I'm so proud of both our children ♥

Junior Cross Country 2015

Princess Lily ready to run...


... and off they went!

Our fast sprinter girl, who won the 60m race earlier this year, did incredibly well in Junior Cross Country too - she came 4th! Well done! ☺☺☺

Scandinavian Festival, Brisbane 2015

It's been really busy here with school fete and Jonah's 9th birthday. Sunday the 13th of September, a couple of Sundays ago, it was time for the Scandinavian Festival again. It's the highlight of of the year in my calendar. 

Our two Swaustralian kiddies
ready to attend the annual Scandinavian Festival in Brisbane

Danish Folk dance

Lots of stalls - and even more people!
Luckily, not too hot this year.
The Weather Gods were on our side ☺

Danish Handicraft

Talented Yenny - Dirt By Earth

Talented Jenny - Thorogami

Lots of people!

Swedes Down Under - The Swedish Club in Brisbane,
The club was founded  in my Uncle's kitchen in the late 80's. 

Princess Cake - and Swedish Sandwich Cake... My kind of Heaven!

Oh, yum!

My Swaustralian Princess is enjoying a slice of scrumptious Sandwich Cake

The kids outside The Danish Club

The Swedish School's Fish Pond

My best friend Petra behind the scene/in the fish pond lol Daisy Doodle Bug, Petra's Swaustralian daughter is photo bombing my shot... Cheeky girl ♥

My family ♥
They are checking out the Floor Hockey.

The Finnish blue n white flag.
I'm 1/4 Finnish by the way... ☺

My blue n yellow Viking Princess

Saga Vikings are a Living History/Re-enactment group that focuses on researching and recreating all aspects of the Viking Era.

The flag of my first home country ♥

On the way home I was munching away on the most scrumptious cheese snack; OLW's Cheez Doodles - The cheezier snack! Yum ☺

Leaving Brisbane and heading home 
- Storey Bridge in the review mirror.

Already looking forward to next year's festival...☺