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 […]

2017-12-14 Handymen

In between Sweden and Portugal it is impossible not to reflect on handymen. As in people who come to your house to fix things, a broken fence, a dish washer, cleaning of pipes, you know. I am intrigued by the fact that these seem to be entirely different species between different countries. In Sweden, when expecting a handyman […]

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 […]

2017-10-29 About learning Portuguese

One of the perks of living abroad is the opportunity to learn a new language straight off the local environment. I’ve always loved languages and communication is one of my majors so both emotionally and logically I consider it a courtesy and appropriate ‘thankyou for welcoming me to your country’ to try to get by […]

2017-07-16 Pampering

Whether it’s at the hair dressers, massage parlor or nail salon, who doesn’t love being pampered? Being taken care of, being beautified, being cared for, they’re all positive feelings, aren’t they. It’s all very personal, yet very superficial, moments of feeling good. Again, who doesn’t love that? I mean, no matter if you admit to […]