Visiting friends

This night my hubby woke up feeling really sick with an aching bod, a headache and sore throat. Typical flue symptoms. So he took a covid test which was negative. But, he stayed in bed all day long sleeping it off. Fortunately I felt fine and could spend the day with our dear friends G & B. G took me to see his golf and country club which was a very nice little tour. And the weather has been absolutely gorgeous today – I could sit outside in my t-shirt enjoying the sun. 

We stayed in for dinner and this evening P came down with a fever as well but another test still showed that it wasn’t covid. Puh. 

San Francisco

After a good nights sleep we got up and went out for a nice breakfast in town. Half price compared to the hotel.. Then we took a long walk down to the pier and Farmers Market before it was time to walk back and check out from the hotel. A lovely sunny day – quite chilly so the jackets were a good idea. 

We drove by the Golden Gate and stopped for a scenic view. Then went down to Sausalito – a small village by the water – and stopped for lunch. So nice with all the time in the world just enjoying the day. 

After lunch we drove up to our friends in Petaluma and it was so great to see them again after all this time. I haven’t seen them since 2017 and my hubby not since 2013. They treated us a very nice home cooked dinner and we have been chatting and catching up all

Day of travel

Left the house in the morning after shoveling some snow – it was snowing pretty hard when we left but as we arrived to the airport it was really nice and sunny. Unfortunately our flight to Copenhagen was delayed so much we might miss the connecting flight but the SAS delayed the connecting flight enough so that we could make it anyway. Puh. We had booked nice tickets for the long flight so we could sit comfortable and have some extra space. Perfect. No more delays and we arrived even a bit early to San Francisco. 

Found the rental car place and drove to the hotel and found it with the help of the GPS in the car. Perfect. Very tired we crashed after having little something to eat. Let the vacation begin! 

Home office

Today I worked from home which was perfect – so glad we are able to do so. Gave me a chance to sleep in an extra hour and also not having to expose myself to a lot of people right before we leave. After work I could continue with my packing without having an hour trip back home. Great. Saves a lot of time.

Have started to get dinner ready – a nice Friday eve with my boys! Going to make some nice steaks and gratin to go with.

It’s been snowing a bit today but just to cover the grass. The prognosis promises more snow the next couple of weeks so the winter wonderland won’t be far off now.

Pyssel hos A – 23 nov

Sista pysslet för i år – vi avslutar med ett riktigt juligt pyssel och försöker oss på en favorit i repris – polkagris-dekorationer. Vi fick ihop varsin men jag tror att vi lyckades bättre sist om jag sa vara ärlig. 

Så mysigt att ses även om vi saknade S som inte kunde komma. A bjöd på en jättegod middag med lövbiffgryta, ris o sallad och sen hade hennes yngsta bakat supergoda kladdkakor med vit choklad o sylt i muffinsformar. Mmm. 

Tack för i år, tjejer! Ser fram emot nästa år! 

Celebrating mom

Today it is my mothers birthday so me and the boys went over there this afternoon to celebrate her. She had made all kinds of goodies for us! Thank you for spoiling us! Love you! 

It was freezing with -8C this morning and when we arrived to my parents it started to snow. By the time we walked back home it was snowing pretty much and I think we will wake up to a winder wonderland tomorrow if this continues. 

Hubby is on a work-thing tonight so it’s just me and the boys for dinner. Now I’ve crashed in my corner for a bit before I get on with everything. 

Birthday dinner

Tonight we gathered the whole family in the local pub to celebrate my mom who has her birthday tomorrow. But, since everybody was available today we celebrated her today.

A lovely dinner with great food and conversation. So nice. We greeted the birthday-girl with an X-mas flower and tickets to a musical of her choice. To be collected sometime early next year. See you tomorrow, mom, for an afternoon coffee after work! Love you!

Getting organized

Time to figure out what to bring and what not to. Put in the most important things first and then see what room I have left. Not much as it turns out. Lol. Too many presents… The upside is that we have plenty of room in the luggage when we return to bring presents back!

The temperature and weather in California is a challenge at this time of year with very chilly mornings around only a few C and then up to 15-20C in the afternoon (if we’re lucky).  Hmm. And very cold here when we leave so I guess we need to dress for that too. And maybe a lot of snow when we return. Who knows. 

Short day today and have been a busy bee all afternoon doing laundry, tried packing and getting dinner on the table. Puh. Good thing I still have another couple of days to figure everything out. 


A busy Sunday getting ready for having family over for celebrations tonight. Since we are on our trip when my hubby is having his birthday we invited our family over for coffee and cake tonight instead. And since we will miss Advent 1st we tried the “glögg” tonight. The white one that has a new edition every year. This year was quite good with the flavor of “Gamla Stan” (raspberry, pomerans etc). 

So nice that all 13 of us could find a time to get together! Lovely to see everyone for a couple of hours! Next time will be around X-mas! Thank you for coming over and celebrate! 

Castle of the month – Bogesund

What a lovely Saturday. Started with a sleep in and after breakfast my hubby  gave me a lift over to Body Care Center so I could have a massage. Mm. Nice. He was a star and picked me up afterwards and then we drove up to Bogesund to visit the castle we have chosen this month.

It was freezingly cold today and snow here and there but we strolled around the castle and took a look at the property. It was built by Per Brahe back in 1640. A residence behind the castle was built back in 1895, the Park Villa, for the head gardener and today the villa hosts a lovely café. I had a bowl of sweet corn soup served with freshly baked focaccia bread which was really lovely. Hubby had lunch with the boys while I had my massage so he chose a hot chocolate with a vanilla bun. A very nice little café well worth the trip. 

Picked up groceries on our way back home since we didn’t have time for that this morning. Now I’m preparing a nice Saturday dinner for the family.