Olympics 2020 / 2021 Tokyo

Due to the covid19-pandemic the Olympics was postponed one year and the discussions have been many before they finally decided to hold the event. Tokyo, Japan, is hosting the event and the big opening ceremony is on Friday but today we start with the first soccer game – Sweden vs. USA (women). And we won!!! 3-0!!! Amazing start!

Sweden is participating with 138 athletes in 23 different sports.


A windy day in paradise. We’ve been busy bees sorting stuff out and went to the big garbage disposal site with it. Perfect! 

L went back to the city today – and my parents visited a friend and returned in time for dinner. I did some laundry and my sis and I played a board game. Then I prepared dinner and my brother in law assisted on the bbq –  grilled chicken and courgettes served with  pasta. Drizzled with lemon juice, garlic and fresh basil. It was really tasty, if I may say so myself. 

Tuesday – slices of melon, pineapple and chocolate to snack on while watching “Allsången” and “Midsomer murders”. 


Our first official day of vacation. And what a day. Sunny and warm. 22C in the ocean (or thereabouts). 

This morning after breakfast I took my oldest for some blood tests and then we went grocery shopping. 

Tonight it was my turn to make dinner and I chose a cod-dish (lightly smoked pork loin for the non-fish-eaters) served with a warm potato sallad. We played “Birdspan” and right before bedtime I went down to the ocean and took this photo. Lovely. 

Sunny Sunday

A very windy but sunny Sunday and my hubby challenged the waves trying to stand-up-paddle. Takes some practice but he did quite well considering. This morning it was 21.7C in the ocean and a couple of degrees more as the day went by. 

We invited my cousin and uncle w/ family for afternoon coffee and we had a nice chat sitting outside for a couple of hours. They are only here for the weekend and leaving tomorrow already. Well – not my aunt and uncle though since they live here, but my cousin w/ family. 


Back in our paradise again – for a proper family vacation. It took a little while longer to get here today due to a big line thru Söderköping but besides that the roads were pretty empty. 

It felt great to take a swim in the ocean after a long day in the car. And then we were treated a great dinner with skewers of two sorts along with bbq veggies and boiled new potatoes. Yum! We could sit outside and chat and catch up for a while but then it got a bit too humid so we moved inside instead and watched the sun go down. Let the vacation begin! 

Family time

Last day of work in a while. Or at least last full day of work in a while – I know I have to work some here and there. But, with some luck I will be able to regain loads of energy so I’ll be able to start work with a lot of motivation and drive.

Four weeks of family time – our two youngest ones will remain in town but the two older cousins will be joining us (one a few weeks later though). We have no plans really – just spend time together (and watch lots of sports on TV during the olympics.. ) and relax.

Let the vacation begin!

Big bird

The heat is killing us – above 30C both outdoor and indoor. And no air-conditioning in our living room. If we are going to have this kind of warm weather here in Sweden we might need to do something about that. 

What we are trying to do something about is to get rid of all the doves and other birds that are sitting on our antenna and roof and making a mess on our newly renovated roof top and solar panels. So, we bought this big fake owl and placed it in our apple tree to start with. Our ladder doesn’t reach the antenna and our roof is pretty scary to walk on since it is so steep so we decided to try the tree first. Fingers crossed! 

Haircut ✂️

A well over due haircut for me and my youngest but today we managed to get it done. What a pair of scissors and some color will do for the mood! Feels so much better – with 10-15cm shorter and much more manageable hair and now I’m blonde again too! And my youngest looks great with his short hair!

But – it was quite expensive.. I forgot to set the parking meter and realized it too late and got a ticket. Bummer. Oh well. Fortunately this doesn’t happen that often (my third ticket in 35 years). And going back home we picked up dinner. So this was a day of big expenses for me. Puh.

Flag up for our crown princess today! Happy birthday, Victoria!

Allsång & Midsomer

Tuesdays at this time of the year means “Allsång på Skansen” and tonight also “Midsomer Murders”. A tradition that goes way back.

A few years ago me and my sis & the girls were able to attend the “Allsång” and we had a great time. Hopefully we can do it again some time!

It’s been another very warm day and quite humid too. I miss the air-conditioned office! And especially during days like these.

New toy

We managed to be one of the lucky ones to get our hands on a PS5. Now all my boys are happy campers playing together. Lol. Always fun with a new game and new console. 

I had ordered some shirts online and some fit and some didn’t. Last weekend when I gave up in the store due to it being too crowded I ordered the clothes online instead. Free home delivery and also free pick-up tomorrow with whatever I didn’t want to keep. That is good service – even though it took a bit too long for the package to arrive. I kept 2 of the 5 pieces – which I was happy with. 

I ended up working a long day today. And I didn’t have any other plans so I didn’t mind. On Wednesday I need to work my short day because I have an appointment with my hairdresser in the afternoon. Finally going to get my hair cut after almost a year since last time. Well over due.