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Monday, 29 May 2017

Under 8's Day 2017

Last Friday, we celebrated Under 8's Day at the kids' school.


A variety of activities for Prep, Year 1 and Year 2


Under 8's Day - the last one for Lily as she turns 8 in November and will be in Year 3 next year. Jeez, time flies past quickly!!


Lots of glitter everywhere... 

Morning Tea with friends


Lily with our lil'friend Izaan


We had a fun morning at Rochedale State School. The weather gods were definitely with us this year. 
Last year was too windy, but this year was perfect.We had blue sky and lots and lots of sunshine.This is Queensland after all...Beautiful one day - Perfect the next!


Sunday, 28 May 2017

Swedish Mother's Day 2017


Today we are celebrating the Swedish Mother's Day!
Two weeks ago we celebrated the Aussie one...

I feel very privileged to have the chance to 
celebrate two Mother's Days each year!


The best card ever!

"This Family doesn't deserve you.

Still, don't leave
or we we'll all die."


Happy Mother's Day to all Mums out there!

♥♥♥


Hello... I'm back!

Hi all,

It's been ages since I posted anything to Blogger. I haven't even been out to Blogland to take a look for quite some time. I kind of had a time out from social media, especially from my blogging. The inspiration hasn't been there at all - a messy house hasn't helped either...lol I've only posted occasional photos on Instagram, but I even had a whole month off that platform as well. Today I felt inspired to add some photos there, and also to post here on Swedish Corner Down Under!

Here comes a little update from my neck of the woods...

Two months ago Cyclone Debbie travelled from north Queensland down to us in South-East Queensland. By then, she was no longer a cyclone but still brought heavy rain and strong winds. The government decided to close all schools as it was unsafe to be out and about in the really bad weather.


At the end of Thursday night, when we thought everything was over, we realised it wasn't. Not only did Ex-Cyclone Debbie bring lots of rain and strong winds when she passed by, on her way to the ocean, she also manage to bring down a tree onto our roof. Thank you so much for the scare, the damage and the headache.


Logan River


The kids are checking out the river



Yours truly... ☺


No buses today...
No buses for quite some time, actually!





So much water... The water level has never been this high since I moved here!


Our skate park completely submerged!


A view from the top of the street




We had a blackout for 24 hours due to this flooding. 56 properties in our area were affected. An excuse for us to go out for lunch and dinner lol. Lots of other suburbs were without power for much longer... 







The Tudor Park, Skate Park and playground.







Logan River


Now, everything is back to normal for us. We were very lucky. Some people weren't as blessed. We are alive, We still have our house and all our possessions. The roof still needs to be fixed, but that's a minor issue.  These two months have passed by very quickly and this disaster has been archived into our hard drives. Life goes on - and we have to be thankful that we were very lucky!

Thursday, 26 January 2017

Australia Day 2017

Hello y'all!

Today we are celebrating Australia Day... or Straya Day - in Aussie slang! It's a public holiday in the Australian calendar, so no work nor school today... ☺ All around the country, this day is celebrated with parties and barbecues.  


We had a simple barbecue at home, just us as a family. It was very relaxing with a day off, especially as school started this week and that's always a bit stressful after the long Summer holiday/Christmas holiday. It's never easy to get back into the normal routine with school lunches and bus trips. Tomorrow is a normal day with school and work... and guess what, after the weekend, it's only 9 weeks until the Easter holiday... - not that I'm counting or anything...lol 

Saturday, 14 January 2017

A holiday adventure

The kids and I went to a friend's house, out in the country for a couple of days during the school holidays. So much fun - and so relaxing!



Yours truly enjoying the sun and the pool


Jonah liked spending time in the water - and dreaming of a pool of our own... So do I, actually!


Lily enjoyed playing with Doris the dog 


Beautiful sunset


Our scrumptious dinner


Still Christmas ♥


Countryside


Beautiful Queensland


Rainforest view from the car


Sammy, Daisy and Lily


Jonah


Rainforest Selfie


Nature is magnificent out here


Jonah is checking out the temperature of the water


The fantastic four!


Kids having fun


Beautiful tree


Petra and Pernilla - Swedish best friends in Australia ♥

Tuesday, 10 January 2017

Post Christmas get together


As we didn't have a chance to get together before Christmas, 
I promised my  Swedish bff, Petra, to keep Christmas up a while longer... 



A lovely get together!
 

♥ This is truly the best time of the year ♥