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Monday, 17 October 2016

Student free day

What an awesome way to start the new week!

Oh, how I love three day weekends.

This morning I didn't have to get up before 5am 
- but I still did. 
Love the peace and quiet on my own.

I didn't have to rush the kids to get ready and get to the bus.
I had breakfast sitting down and was able to feel really relaxed.

What a great way to start the new week!

♥ ♥ ♥

Tuesday, 11 October 2016

Happy Heavenly Birthday, Dad!

Today, my dad would have been 73 years old. It's hard to imagine him as a 70 year old as he was only 62 when he passed away in July 2006... but I think he'd look the same, only a bit more grey ♥

♥ Have a Happy Heavenly Birthday, Dad! ♥

Wednesday, 5 October 2016

Kanelbullensdag - Cinnamon Bun Day 2016

Yesterday was The National Cinnamon Bun Day in Sweden, also called Kanelbullensdag. Unfortunately I didn't have time to bake, but I will share this photo with you all... 
Enjoy! ♥

Tuesday, 4 October 2016

Back to life - Back to reality

The school holidays are now well and truly over. We are back on the school buses for another 9+ weeks. Yep, it's Christmas holidays/Summer holidays in 9 weeks and 4 days - not that I'm counting or anything lol

Sunday, 2 October 2016

Shoe Shopping Princess!

Princess went shoe shopping the other day...

She's quite a shoe model

I really like these ones - wish I could get a pair for myself!

Cool in blue

Cool, comfy n casual ♥

Friday, 30 September 2016

15 Sept - a very busy day!

Happy 10th Birthday, Jonah! ☺

Big smiles...

15th of September was indeed a very busy day... Firstly, it was Jonah's birthday and this year, it was double digits!! Secondly, it was Cross Country running for both seniors and juniors at school, so I had to spend pretty much the whole day at school with only a short break at 1pm when I decided to take the bus to Garden City and have some me-time for an hour before it was time to get the kids from school and then travel home. 

Time for the annual Cross Country...

Yr 4

Boys in Yr 4 - born in 2006
Ready, Set... Run!

Jonah came 21st! Well done, son! 

Yr 1

Lily came 9th! Well done, princess!

Our dining room is ready for Jonah!

Balloons and birthday banner... 

...and of course, plenty of presents!

♥ Happy 10th Birthday ♥

♥ 10... Wow, can't believe my first born is already 10 years old ♥ 

Jonah and Lily

Jonah had an awesome day - first birthday dinner at local pizza place as requested, Mormor (maternal grandmother) rang on Skype and wished him a very Happy Birthday - and then opening of presents at home... We didn't have time for a party as it was a normal school day, but we'll organise some kind of get-together with friends later on.

Wednesday, 28 September 2016

Scandinavian Festival 2016

A few weeks back, we visited The Scandinavian Festival in Brisbane...

Always a pleasure catching up with some of my Swedish friends. Here I am with Yenny from Noosa, owner of Dirt by Earth. ♥

Plenty of people - like every year!

Danish Christmas Handicraft

Boda Silver

My Aunt Ann with her husband Jorgen de Voss visiting from Sweden.They emigrated from Australia in 2007 and I haven't seen them for a few years so it was lovely to catch-up again. 

Some of Boda Silver's beautiful jewellry

I love seeing my beautiful Swedish flag!

The kids went fishing in the 'fiskdamm' at the Swedish Saturday School

Swedish Handicraft 

Pretty melamine cups n bowls from Rice

Cool Scandi T-shirts


Less than a year until the next Scandinavian Festival... Already looking forward to it!