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.
Our Swedish Holiday in Our Own Backyard (Ulriksdal Slott) Yesterday was a Thursday, only it felt like a Saturday. Cooper had work off and the kids were out of school. I have no idea why. All I know is, it was a Swedish holiday and we desperately needed the … Continue reading →... Fri, 10 May 2013 08:20:33
What do Swedes say is the #1 Technological Innovation? Most of us can’t go 5 minutes without using something that’s been created with technology: cellphones, super-glue, dental floss, Google Maps, Velcro…deodorant (I hope I gotcha on that one). Sweden’s National Museum of Science and Technology was founded in 1924 to … Con... Tue, 23 Apr 2013 11:11:11
On the road again? The chorus of a Willie Nelson song is running through my head, ?On the road again, I just can?t wait to get on the road again?? It?s resonating with my current state of affairs, the fact that we?re moving, yet … Continue reading →... Tue, 16 Apr 2013 10:31:15
Training for the Tjejmilen?(Sweden?s Largest All Women?s Race) If I’m not blogging as much lately, it’s because I’m training for the Tjejmilen. ?You only live in Sweden once,? a friend told me, adding that if I didn’t run in Sweden’s largest all women’s race, I?d be missing out … Continue reading →... Wed, 10 Apr 2013 10:00:29
Matsalen: ?Swedish coolness? If the BIG asteroid was on it?s way and Bruce Willis wasn?t there to stop it, then I?d want my last meal on earth to be at Matsalen, located at the Grand Hotel in Stockholm. One of only two Scandinavian … Continue reading →... Mon, 01 Apr 2013 08:48:10