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Tuesday, 5 December 2017

Bon Voyage!


After about six weeks here in kangaroo country, 
it was time for mum to fly back to Sweden last night 
so we said Au Revoir at Brisbane International Airport.


Merry Christmas


La Familia... (with hubby behind the camera) ♥


Spectacular Christmas trees at the airport


Mum and I



♥ Bon Voyage... and Au Revoir ♥

Monday, 4 December 2017

First of Advent... Broadbeach Markets and Swedish Church


Before Mum travelled back home to Sweden,
we spent a few hours at the Broadbeach Markets.

The markets are only a short walk from the beach.



Broadbeach Markets








After being at the markets,
we went to the Swedish Church in Brisbane.


First of Advent and an early Lucia Celebration.

It was hot and humid outside, but inside the church
you could really feel the Christmas spirit
thanks to the students from the Swedish Saturday School.




Thursday, 30 November 2017

Christmas Carols 2017 Cancelled




Each year the school organises Christmas Carols and today was the day! We were all looking forward seeing each year level perform their Christmas song. Unfortunately, due to bad weather the Christmas Carols event was cancelled. Hopefully we'll have better weather at next year's Carols... ☺

My Birthday week(end)




Last weekend was my birthday weekend.
Happy 44th!

We had lots on with a kids party and political voting on my actual birthday, so we only celebrated on a very small scale. It still felt like my birthday even though we didn't have a big celebration.


Birthday avocado toast brought to me by my hubby!


Birthday card from hubby and kids





My present was something I really needed - a new mobile phone with an awesome camera!




My present from my mum earlier in the week was a visit to the hairdresser for a total makeover!


Here we are out and about at Sizzler, celebrating my birthday early






So, going back to my actual birthday... Got a bit side tracked there with the hairdresser and lunch at Sizzler. My birthday cake was a sticky and gooey chocolate cake with cream and cashew nuts on top - a Swedish speciality and always a treat!



My birthday week(end) continued on Sunday the 26th.

I invited my Uncle (my mum's younger brother) and his wife, my in-laws and my Swedish BFF Petra and her two kids over to share lots of cake with my family and I. I had made three Swedish cakes - a green Princess Cake with scrumptious marzipan, a Tosca Cake with almond topping and finally a Meringue  Cake with cream and berries. It was a total feast! 



Chocolates from my Uncle and his wife


Gift Card, Birthday Card


...and lots of chocolates from my BFF.





P and P... Partners in Crime!


Birthday gifts from the in-laws,

A tin sign of Marilyn Monroe
and a collection of old country magazines.



After my birthday celebration, mum took us out for dinner. 






I had a great birthday celebration which lasted from Wednesday with a visit at the hairdresser and a lunch at Sizzler... Saturday with present and cake, to Sunday with family and friends over for cake and at the end of the night, a dinner out with my mum, hubby and kids. Can't wait for my 45th... ☺

Friday, 24 November 2017

Seven Years as an Aussie


Seven years ago,
I became an Australian Citizen!

Still a Swede at heart, though ♥
(and on paper too, as I'm allowed to have dual citizenship)

Have an awesome weekend!



Student of the Month!


Student of the Month!

Lily embodies our school motto, 
"Always Our Best"

She reflects and takes action 
to achieve her goals.


Well done, Lily♥


...and this week, 
Jonah was awarded an A for his oral presentation!
Awesome work, son!
♥♥♥


Thursday, 23 November 2017

An outing with the best people! Part 2 The Lost World



The Lost World, Scenic Rim, Queensland


Gorgeous views













♥ The Fantastic Four ♥



♥Mum♥





Ok, I like taking a selfie here and there... ☺
My BFF hates sefies!
So...
I had to chase her around the car a few laps to get these pretty photos!
If you ask me,
it was all worth it! ♥♥♥


Heading home...




Thanks for stopping by and taking part in our adventure!
If you missed Part 1, click here for a shortcut!

Have a lovely rest of the week ☺