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Wednesday, 13 July 2016

10 years ago

10 yeas ago I had my heart ripped out of my chest - the day when I received the news that my dad had unexpectedly and suddenly passed away. I was heavily pregnant, only eight weeks to go when I got the news. I still remember it as it was yesterday.






We were very close, my dad and I.
Sometimes I can feel his presence here in the house.
It's a nice feeling to know he's still around ♥


See you on the other side!


Sunday, 10 July 2016

School holiday fun with friends


How relaxing does this look?

During the school holidays we visited our Swaustralian friends who live out in woop-woop ☺
It was so lovely to catch up and spend quality time together!

The kids were playing and the fire was on!


My friend Petra and I


Jonah and Sammy


Lily and Daisy

Eating hot dogs outdoors in the dark - perfect holiday activity!


The fantastic four!


A selfie in the sun! ☺


Gorgeous citrus fruit!


Jonah is having fun driving...


and Lily is taking it easy, thinking about what craft to make!


Lily and Daisy


♥ Gorgeous girls ♥


Time for a Swedish 'fika'


Yummy Swedish Vanilla buns ♥





Some quiet time indoors with popcorn...


and gaming before going out again!


Up in the tree - Lily is enjoying the view!


Jonah's favourite activity... driving the buggy around!


Lily on the flying fox


- This time on one leg and with my eyes closed!


Fun and games




♥ Thank you for an amazing time, Petra!
The kids had an incredible time and so did I ♥


Friday, 1 July 2016

Gotta love the school holidays


Gotta love the school holidays!

Due to Lily's unfortunate accident we've been home pretty much the whole week. The kids have been relaxing, playing xbox and watching youtube. I've been able to potter around the house, done heaps of laundry, cleaning, baking and relaxing while watching some of my favourite TV shows and movies. 


I love that the UKTV channel shows Midsomer Murders every afternoon. It doesn't matter that I've seen the episodes more than 10 times... I still watch them while doing housework. My other favourite channel is 13th Street where I find Agatha Christie's Poirot and Miss Marple almost daily. I love the old world feel in these movies.  
   

So, today I decided to add some blue to the entrance. I wasn't happy about the way the hall buffet looked. It felt a bit boring earlier, but now when it's  all finished, I'm very pleased how it turned out. 


Different shades of blue.
 Blue is my favourite colour - relaxing and calming. 


I placed a miniature piece of furniture, a blue vase with faux flowers, and blue candles on an antique Swedish runner. Simple and subtle,


Hope you all have a fabulous weekend ♥


Wednesday, 29 June 2016

Yesterday... What a day!

Yesterday was hubby's birthday. As soon he came home from work he had to take Lily to the medical centre... 

Let's start from the beginning. After our day out with friends, I made a cake for the birthday boy, let it rest in the oven with the oven door open for a while and sat down for a second or two... 

Do you see where this is going?!!

The kitchen was in total darkness. Lily walked in, but decided to leave the kitchen quickly and ran into the corner of the oven door a got a cut next to her eye. Pretty freaky, if you ask me!


Our poor princess was so brave getting her cut glued together.

Now the hard part is to remind her she's not allowed to
run, jump nor cartwheel for a whole week - only walk!


We decided to go out for dinner to celebrate hubby's birthday, 
a bit later in the evening than expected.
We drove to Shailer Park, 
a suburb close-by and tried out a new pizzeria,


Wood fired pizza

Yum!


Yogi
- A meat lover's heaven of beef, bacon, pepperoni, ham 
and our own Italian sausage on melted mozzarella



Dolce 
- Combining bacon with pineapple makes this classic twist 
of salty sweetness create taste buds tango


Margharita
- Melted bocconcini torn and scattered on a tomato sauce crust 
topped with a healthy serving of basil

It's been years since I bought a pizza, 
but I will definitely go back to Mosaic Pizza and have some more!


We didn't have time for hubby's birthday cake, 
we'll save that for an other day 
- a day without accidents!

♥♥♥

A day out with friends

The kids and I had a day out with some friends from school.
We had lunch and played at IKEA


I had salmon... and the kids ate meatballs ☺


Creative cooking ☺
 

♥ Happy Swedish Midsummer from IKEA ♥


Afterwards we visited The Candy Academy at Logan Hyperdome.


The quartet of kids


Candy creativity

 
 

Tadaaaa
 


More Candy Academy activities...

Sometimes all you need is a splash of colour!

 

We had a great day and concluded our get-together with a play at the Plaza.


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