Monday, April 29, 2013

Enjoying the sunshine


Solen och värmen kom
 Blek hud mötte solens strålar
Våren slutade tveka och knoppar brast
 Naturen kläddes i gröna nyanser

Förra veckan var helt fantastisk med sommar temperaturer och solsken. Det är helt ok att vara hemma. Det är som jag får nypa mig i armen. Njuter till fullo gör vi. Mila är dock lite fyra månaders kinkig och har lärt sig bemästra konsten att gnälla, men skratten och det busiga leendet väger upp gnällandet. Vad jag gör om dagarna..  Jag dricker kaffe, promenerar, dricker mer kaffe. Åker in till stan. Äter lunch med mamma bebis kompisar. Yoga måndag och onsdag ( inte alltid så avslappnat som det borde vara, Mila tröttna efter ett kort tag..) Kindermusiken på fredagar uppskattas mer, då sjungs och skrattas det (jag står för sången och Mila för skratten.) Förra veckan var det premiär för att provsmaka mat. Bananen och potatisen smakade helt ok medan morötter och ärtor inte föll Mila i smaken. Bäst verkade den nya haklappen smaka.

Last week we had great weather with Summer temperatures and sunshine. Totally ok to be home. I am very much enjoying walking with a cappuccino in my hand with the sun in my face and hearing the birds twitter. The smell of the newly cut grass is happiness. And so many pure beautiful green colors in the nature.  I am making the most out of our days and the enjoying as much as I can. Yoga, kindermusik, walks and nice lunch with our mum baby friends. Great time!

Thursday, April 25, 2013

IF: Train


I have missed a few weeks to draw for Illustration Friday although it has been great topics.
This weeks topic is train
I got inspire to make a sweet little playtime train.

Monday, April 22, 2013

Mr Niklovski's scanning adventure in US

A couple of weeks ago Mr Nikolovski flew to US, Texas for meetings and training with his department. Of all the stories and happenings he was telling me about, this one made me laugh so hard....

When flying back Mr Nikolovski got a bit scared of all the big super scanners they have in the airports in US. Scanners that scan your whole body very thoroughly. Too much radiation is not good, so Mr Nikolovski asked to be scanned manually. In Dallas it was no problem they scanned him with a handheld scanner and he was good to go. In Chicago he asked the same thing. "No problem sir" said the security guard and pulled out a latex glove. "Please take you pants off so I can examine your anus!" Mr Nikolovski had not expected such extreme examinations for bombs and had to think quick to get himself out of this situation. "I changed my mind" he said and try to look as sorry as he could. "Too late, you asked for manual scan and you are getting a manual scanning!" Mr Nikolovski looked even more sorry and innocent (the puppy face) "sorry sir I am just scared of the radiation coming from the scanners, but I changed my mind I don't mind the radiation..!" After a big sigh the guards let him go. He jumped through the scanner and promised himself never to ask for a manual scanning again. 



Sunday, April 21, 2013

Spring


Finally spring has come to Prague!!


The birds are singing !



The grass is growing green. If you stop for a minute you can almost see and hear how it grows.



Tree buds are working hard to dress all the bare branches in a green costume.



Spring flowers are blossoming



It feels good to have spring here, welcome!

Monday, April 15, 2013

A hate-love relationship



 I have a love-hate relationship to washing. I love the feeling of putting things in the washing machine. If I don't have things in the washing basket ready for washing I go for a hunt around the apartment looking for things that can do with a wash. This behavior is totally inherited from my mother who could ask me to take clothes off so she could wash it ( possible that they also smelled a little horsey..) As much as I love the washing moment I hate the feeling of having to fold and put away washed and dried cloths.And don't even mention ironing, I refuse, a crease or two has never hurt anyone... These days the washing pile is bigger but at the same time more bright and colorful. Sweet little clothes for a sweet little girl.

Jag har ett speciellt förhållande till att tvätta kläder, en passionerad hatkärlek. Kärleken riktas mot att få stoppa in kläder i tvättmaskinen för tvätt. Finns det inte mycket i tvättkorgen letar jag rätt på något som kan behöva en tvätt. Ett beteende jag ärvt från mamma Mi som jag minns tll och med bad mig ta av mig kläderna jag bar för att hon ville fylla en maskin ( dom kan också ha luktat lite hästskit..)
Hatet riktas oavkortat mot momentet att hänga och sedan vika undan de rena plaggen. Huuujedamig vad trist det är och att stryka kommer inte på tal. Lite skrynklor är tecken på ett rikt liv lyder min filosofi..Tvätthögen nuförtiden är definitivt större men samtidigt mer färgrann. Söta små kläder i söta färger, med fläckar både här och där.



Thursday, April 11, 2013

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Something about dogs


Prague is full of dogs in different shapes and forms. I read that according to some estimates, more people have dogs as pets in Prague than anywhere else in the world. No wonder they keep showing up in my sketch book..

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Big girl


When baby Nikolovski was born people kept saying "enjoy every moment because they are growing sooo fast" We thought yeah right surely she won't grow THAT fast. But o my God people were right she really is growing like crazy. A whole bunch of clothes are already outgrown and put away. She is playing away with her toys, "talking", standing on her little tiny legs with help from mum and dad, looking like a drunk when sitting and having a mind of her own. Before we know it she will be crawling, walking and running.

Friday, April 5, 2013

Thursday treat

Thursday evening after a long day in the office ( not quite true for part of Team Nikolovski, but sounds more exhausting then spending the day drinking coffee in comfy chairs at Starbucks..) Our good friend Mr Adad turned up with nice fresh organic ingredient ready to cook for us (that's whats friends are for, right!?) There was seafood, peppers and a whole pile of onions.


Mr Adad turned all the good products into a magically tasty seafood paella.


Team Nikolovski was eating away and enjoyed it ALOT


Thank you very much and come soon back!

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

The baby effect

Mr Nikolovski is appointed as Team Nikolovski's grocery shopping manager. This is an important role and a role he takes very seriously. When the light has fallen he heads to one or two stores to do the weekly shopping. The list is written and he is taking his time touching, squeezing and smelling products of interest. We have done a through ECO hunt and are happy to say that we can find good products organic certified here in Prague. Mr Nikolovski likes his shopping and takes his time picking the right products. He is reading what everything contains and is avoiding scary E-numbers and chemicals, which is to say the least not easy these days.

The other day when he came home from the store, he was a little giddy. He said " I am not sure if I am going mad or not.. but I find myself shaking and moving the shopping-cart back and forth like a crazy person.People must think I am a little cocko shaking the groceries just like the baby.."
You are not mad och crazy it is just the baby effect, where the most important rule is don't-you-dare stop-moving-the-stroller-or-else-I-will-wake-up-and-make-you-run-all-the-way-home-with me-screaming-until-I-nearly-choke...
I must admit I am also heavily baby-effected and a little mad. I am sitting rocking from side to side when I see or hear Baby Nikolovski. 

Herr Nikolovski är utsedd till Team Nikoloivski's mathandlare. Detta är en mycket viktig roll i teamet och han tar sin roll minst sagt på största allvar. När mörkret har fallit beger han sig ut på sin matjakt till både en och två affärer. Med listan i högsta hugg utforskar han affärena noga. Han tar tid på sig och känner, klämmer och luktar på alla råvaror. Han läser på varje etikett för att undvika läskiga e-nummer och kemikalier som matproducenterna försöker förgifta oss med. Det tar tid, men han gillar det. 

Härom dagen när han kom hem från affären, var han lite fnissig och sa " jag vet inte om jag håller på att bli tokig, men vet du vad som hände idag!? När jag stannar för att känna och klämma på produkter har jag numera ena handen på shoppingvagnen och står och hela tiden rör den fram och tillbaka som en galning. Folk måste tror att jag är helt kocko som står och vaggar matvarorna som vore de en bebis.." 
Nej jag lovar du håller inte på att bli galen det är bara bebis-effekten, där den viktigaste regeln är låt aldrig vagnen stå still om du inte vill springa hem för att en nyvaken bebis är nyvaken och arg och vill hem NU!!
Jag har själv lagt mig till med en konstig vaggning. När jag sitter på stolen vaggar jag från sida till sida när jag ser eller hör baby Nikolovski. Ser inte klokt ut och känns ganska fånigt att gunga fram och tillbaka som en galen person.