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Showing posts from June, 2016


On Monday me, kids, my sister and her boyfriend headed to Kålmården. Kålmården is a wildlife park covering 1,5 square km and home to over 600 animals from all over the world. The park has something for the whole family dolphin show, carousel and theater in Bamse world, cable car safari and much more. It is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Scandinavia. Thats why we decided to go now before the big summer holiday weeks start and t will be to crowded. The entrance fee is pretty steep but to be fair we spend 6 hours and didn't manage to see everything. It is a well put together park and worth a visit. We decided the evening before to bring pack lunch. I mean we are anyways spending lots of money on tickets so no way are they this time  overcharging me for food also ( adults points to me...). Taco pie and sallad and cinnamon buns and home made chocolate balls. My sister was worried that it might not be allowed to bring picnic and as she is a very much of a following r

Falling out with a wardrobe

We had this big wardrobe for all our cloths... This wardrobe pissed me off for the last time last week. Me and my dad tried to fix the problem with the doors once and for all. We spent 40 min trying to figure out the issue and then we lost it. Looked at each other and unison said "let's get rid of it!!" With screwdriver, crowbar and hard work we dismantled and carried the wardrobe out in pieces. Yes it felt good until I realized what a mess we had created. Cloths EVERYWHERE and nowhere to place them now... So we started next project to make shelves in the sauna which is a small room with a lot of cloths more then a sauna.. Squeeze in closet and It is as pretty as it sounds.. At the same time I also started project to build shelves in the kids corner down stairs and to reorganize the small room where the wardrobe got pulled out from. Can you imagine the mess... I was cursing myself why do I always start big moving around projects like this and how the hell will I manage

From my sketchbook an early morning water war

I continue my sketchbook journal with an illustration from yesterday morning. I was in the bathroom getting ready to head in to town when the war out on our patio kicked off. My dad had just woken up came over to say good morning and I handed him Filip to look after while I got ready. They were sitting together when Mila came and attacked them with her water gun. To attack granddad and little brother before granddad even had had his breakfast is not a good idea.... He took the water gun from Mila and sprayed her back. AND the war had broken out.. I have never seen Mila so angry.. She came in and screamed "I am gonna hit granddad!!!" "Mamma give the fly flapper I gonna hit granddad with it!!" She was so angry and I know very irritating with a mother who laughs in these situations but it was all just sounding too funny.  After a few minutes all sides calmed down and Mila apologized and granddad apologized and the peace agreement got signed with a hug.

New sketchbook

I have bought a new sketch book. I love buying pens, pencils, papers and sketchbooks. This sketchbook is going to be my new illustration journal where the plan is to draw thoughts, adventures or everyday happenings here and there. I would love to say and to commit to do an illustration a day but that is just not realistic with everything else that needs to get done in life with two kids, two dogs, house and garden..  My first drawing is from what I do at the moment all day from morning to evening at least if I want to keep Filip happy... Filip is 1 year and is practicing to walk and need me as support. Great for my back and already bad posture... NOT... Mila is riding around the garden on her horse "Hello Kitty" we have buildt a jumping course and I am appointed judge.

Zita & Bozze the introduction

Zita and Bozze the dogs in the Team  Born 22 January 2016 The exotic breed Puder Puff = Chinese crested dog but with fur. My dad was talking about getting a dog as company. I did some research to make sure he picked a good dog. Found a kennel and sent my dad and uncle to take a look mid March and they came home with TWO. What we are gonna do with TWO dogs and how we are gonna cope with TWO dogs was the initial question. But in matter of fact as time is passing I realize that two is easier then one (apart from the obvious fact that two cost more then one in running cost) They are very happy having each other. They play, chill, hang out and are great together. Zita is the black and white dog. She is the cocky one of them always on alert. She is busy keeping track of what is going on and making sure things is in order. She is Mila's favorite as she likes to participate in most of Mila's games. Zita as from day one loved our cat Levis and are trying very hard to make Le

First week of June

Last week was such nice week. Loren had a week off from work. Summer sun and and very pleasant temperatures. Saturday I went off for my best friends hen do with excising, riding, eating, spa and more eating from early morning to the evening. It was a lot of organisation behind the day and I am happy it ended up even better then expected. Sunday tired and stiff from all the activities the day before. Linnea my "co bridesmaid" for the wedding in August stayed with us and we were trying to make a few adjustments to our dresses. The rest of the day a nice relaxing family day before Loren picked up his dad from the airport. I did write about his stay in the last post did I not?! Tuesday  we went to check out an English day care. The plan is that the kids will start here this autumn three days a week. "Do you like the place? " We asked Mila "Yes" she said but when we asked her if she want to come back and go here this autumn she said "NO Thank YOU"

Granddad from Skopje

Loren's dad and the kids granddad farfar Dragan came to visit us from Skopje. Big deal to have him coming over. First time in Sweden. First time he is meeting Filip. And hundred years ago nearly or at least somewhere in the 90's he last flew an airplane. Him and his best friend both in their 80 was like two excited kids coming over. It was great to have them here with us for a few days. Filip utilized farfar fully taking him for walks around and around the garden. Mila was shy. One day they took a walk without telling where, knowing the area or having a phone with them. After 3 and a half hour we were sure they were lost somewhere in the forest and getting ready to start the search. As we were jumping in the car they came walking down our road. One said they got lost the other one said that he knew all along where they were. I hope they are soon coming over again so the kids can hang with their granddad and Loren with his dad.  Also in this collage you can see that we

Summer heat and Hat production

Summer heat here in Sweden at the moment. Its great and at the same time little stressful already June and actually the summer is here. SUMMER IS HERE and it is so short it is making me a little stressed to enjoy it as much as I possibly can. All the dark months up north we have been longing for light and nice temperatures that comes with these three magic months June, July and August. Or actually maybe not that tragic I do like May and most of all I love September and October. But still summer is short so we better enjoy it fully. Our new patio is helping us to make the enjoyment even higher as outdoor is now only a step away without hassle of shoes or too much organization involved. Just simply open the door and their it is the SUMMER and a lot of pollen and 4-5 small bikes for one little girl and toys that the dogs has stolen from the kids and now and then a half eaten mouse or a very cute and very dead squirrel. Funny enough I have got orders of hats from friends and friends frie