Author Archives: Antonia

Long weekend in Sweden

Last Friday Sweden celebrated it’s National Day. It’s a national holiday, so most people had a three-day weekend! Luckily the weather was absolutely beautiful, so everyone headed outdoors. And so did we. Today (and I mean all day!) was spent at the botanical garden, which is situated about 5 minutes from where we live.
We started by feeding ducklings. Johannes loves to feed animals, but then again who doesn’t?

Johannes decided to wear his sailor outfit.

I wore my new ballet flats.

Of course, we had several coffee breaks during the day. There’s a great café at the botanical garden!

We made sure to spend some time rolling around in the grass.

Of course, Hannes and Greger were there too.

While Johannes was napping the rest of us had lunch.

It’s hard to take a good picture together with a one year old, because of how fast he moves all over the place! And for the same reason it’s almost impossible to take a picture without him in it.

Johannes made friends with a three-year-old named Anna. He called her Na. They picked daisies together.

And then there was this butterfly that kept landing on me all day. I hope that’s for luck.

4 Comments

Another kind of party

Everything changes fast, doesn’t it? In my previous life most of the Fridays and Saturdays were spent at wild clubs and parties drinking tequila. These days they’re spent on the playground. And who would have thought it was more fun?!
Here’s our family having a tea party last Saturday. Another kind of party.

Greger doesn’t approve of all the children there. He prefers to stay safe at Johannes’ Bugaboo. Still, he makes sure to shake his body as best he can, pretending he’s extremely cold and breaking all the grandmothers’ hearts.

 

 

2 Comments

Baby-friendly

We have recently come home from Copenhagen (again!). I’m planning another one of those People of Copenhagen posts soon.

Meanwhile, I can tell you that Sweden must be the most baby-friendly country in the world! Here you can be comfortable with a baby, a baby stroller baby food almost wherever you come (I mean, restaurants, museums, shops and other public places). It’s a bliss! Danmark is close, but just not as baby-friendly. Still, I love it.

Johannes says hi!

Hope you guys had a wonderful Easter!

4 Comments

Belated birthday post

Hello! Many of you remembered my birthday last week – thank you all for your kind birthday messages and wishes! The day (it was a Friday) was partly spent at my favorite cafe eating cake. There were a lot of hyacinths and presents.
And then I went out for a day in the sun testing my new Speedlight flash, which was one of the best birthday presents I could ever imagine!

2 Comments

Wild animal print on a shirt from Stenströms

Wild animal print on a shirt from Stenströms

Wild animal print on a shirt from Stenströms

I have updated my spring wardrobe with this cool blouse from Stenströms. The wild animal print features a lot of species, but the funniest one must be the giraffe wearing sneakers.

And at the same time, when you’re looking at this shirt from a distance, it simply looks like a greenish shirt with an abstract print. A pretty flattering one, too!

1 Comment

Time for fika

Here are Johannes and I the other day. Like a true Swede, he loves to fika!

3 Comments

Spring treasures

Above you can see some of the things I like right now. Firstly, tulips! The first day of spring is here,  and what is more appropriate than tulips now? These days we always have fresh tulips at home. Somehow I got Hannes to understand that it’s as important as fresh bread on daily basis.

Secondly, I’m very much into Lucas Papaw Ointment now. It’s one of those great all-round products similar to Elizabeth Arden’s Eight Hour Cream, minus the weird smell. This ointment is based on fermented papaya. Also, it’s an Australian product, and anything from down under is pretty exotic here in Sweden, which I like!

And then we have children’s books. Isn’t it wonderful to get a chance to dive into that world again? I think it is, and I’m so happy I “have to” do it thanks to Johannes now! I especially like books which have nice artistic illustrations in them. What a nice first introduction to art for a child!

4 Comments