Travel, crafting, restaurants, everyday life...my blog is about experiencing life in Sweden as a mom, as an artist, as a person who is new to the Swedish culture. Everyday is an adventure and an opportunity to learn something new about others (and about yourself). Sometimes laughing (so I don't cry) I share the joys of what makes living the expat life so incomparable with any other way of living.
About me: I'm an artist and writer, living abroad with my US Diplomat husband and 4 kids. We've lived in Greece, Austria, The Netherlands, San Francisco, LA and now Stockholm, Sweden. I love experiencing new cultures, places and people. Sharing my perspective with others helps me see the world isn't such a big place after all. There's so much we have in common, but what makes us different is also what makes us endearing. As I travel the globe, my viewpoint expands, my recipe folder grows and my heart enlarges. I don't know who I'd be without all the people I've met along the way, teaching me about life and broadening my views. It's not easy packing up a family household every couple of years, but it's worth it when you consider that what we've gained is so much greater than anything we've lost.
Ulriksdal Wardhus Julbord I’ve been told the Ulriksdal Wardhus Julboard is on a list of things you should do before you die. I understand why now. It could just be the only time in my life I get to see a real pig’s … Continue reading →... Wed, 11 Dec 2013 15:07:27
So This is Christmas? Living in Sweden is the best of both worlds, the American holidays plus the Swedish traditions. There?s Halloween, uniquely American, which we celebrated by trick or treating around the offices of the American Embassy. Then Thanksgiving, a feast we celebrated … Continue reading →... Tue, 03 Dec 2013 16:21:13
The Darkest Days of Winter While I was driving on a familiar road through the forest late in the afternoon, Maggie asked, ?Are we in the middle of nowhere?? Nowhere. It certainly felt like nowhere. It was pitch black and 3:30 in the afternoon. November … Continue reading →... Wed, 27 Nov 2013 21:37:39
F-12: Encounters of Foodie Kind Walking into F-12, one of eight Michelin star-rated restaurants in Sweden, you have the sense that something fantastic is about to happen. An ivory colored theatre-like curtain hangs from overhead, dividing the lobby from the dining room, the sides pulled … Continue reading →... Mon, 11 Nov 2013 16:01:14
Wisdom for the Ages (age four to be exact) ?How old are you mommy?? My four-year-old asks when I?m driving, answering my cellphone or otherwise concentrating on something besides her. It?s an attention getting question, but the truth is the number forty fascinates her. Now that she can count … Continue reading →... Thu, 31 Oct 2013 06:40:17