2017-12-19 Exodus

‘Time tooo… say good byyyye…’ It’s been difficult I find not to hear the gigantic voice of Andrea Bocelli playing in my head all through today. He is on constant repeat – strong and beautiful in his powerful message. Today was time to go, hasta la vista as Arnold would say. We boarded and left […]

2017-12-17 Help

A not unusual topic in discussions here in Portugal is maids and help around the house. I find it intriguing, because it is so common. I mean I do realize we live in an affluent part of both the country and the area, as do the vast majority of the people we meet. But I would […]

2017-12-13 Moving day

Moving day is what the third day of a pro golf tournament is often referred to or commonly called by commentators and watchers. It means to illustrate that this is the day that anything can happen. The initial cut has been made and only the best players are left for the rest of the tournament. […]

2017-12-03 Kids and languages

They say kids are like sponges. Especially when it comes to languages. Like they soak it in. Like it’s the easiest thing in the world. Like it’s like breathing. Like it just happens. Like it’s effortless. And maybe it is true that it just happens. But effortless? We moved to Portugal with our 4,5 year […]

2017-10-01 Important and interesting?

I find myself still dwelling on last weeks thoughts on difficult or easy, like my brain can’t let it go, but keeps on doing circles around it. Which normally is a sign that my thought wasn’t done, wasn’t ready, wasn’t thought till the end. So, any confusion created by that column, sorry. Here’s where it’s […]

2017-09-10 Back to school

So this week school starts again here in Portugal. It’s a couple of weeks later than in Sweden, but the summer break also starts a bit later here. In the end its kind of the same relative timing, and in any case what is very likely the same is that it means that everybody is […]

2017-08-27 Trust

Trust is a pretty interesting thing. It’s a kind of realization that builds up over time, and then it’s just there, often without a conscious choice or decision to go for trusting the one or the other. It’s backbone. Something probably made up of personal experience over longer time in combination with trusted references filling […]

2017-08-13 Swimming

I love swimming. I adore it, I thrive from it and I feed from it. There’s something about it that just makes me feel so relaxed, so at peace, so… just right. The obvious factor is of course that it’s an excellent choice of exercise. And I know from experience that exercising will always make […]