Linn likes art and design. She has been doing quite a bit of painting, spraying and digital art lately.
Here we have photos of our visits around sweden during summer.
Well, we were hoping to go back to Singapore but due to many covid restrictions, we have to make do with more swecations.
The kids spent most of the summer at home and we went out to the archipelago occasionally. It is one of the best summer as we had sunshine everyday in June and July. This was horrible for the plants as they could not grow. But great for lazy lawn mowers like myself as this means less attention to the garden.
Summer time is also great when Nicke does more BBQs at home and he is a great cook. We were spoilt rotten with his delicious wagyu beef burgers and great cuts.
It was certainly a good sunny summer.
You are 14 today and my, you have grown to be quite different from what you were 10 years ago. No longer the sweet, cute, sociable, funny little girl you were then, but the serious, anti social, grumpy teenager you are today.
My wish for your birthday is for you to seek happiness and make all your dreams come true. May you find the inner strength and motivation to pursue your goals. All it takes is effort.
Love you to the moon and back.
The Walls continue to invade the swedish archipelago during summer 2021 as we still cannot travel overseas.
It is not doubt that it has been quite a year. Enough has been said about the pain, sadness, difficulties and restrictions caused by the virus, but what is most important is that we all adapted our lifestyle and environment with the ultimate goal to protect one another and to be safe. I learnt so much about myself and am indeed humbled by this experience.
I am truly grateful for my family both near and far for being strong and for their care and love. Although we could not be physically together in 2020, I felt closer to family and friends closer than ever. That is simply amazing.
As we close 2020, let us remember the lessons, joys and experiences that will shape our hearts and minds for 2021.
A safe, Happy New Year to our family and friends.
My favourite bloom for Christmas.
May you reach your best potential. May you fulfil your dreams and hopes. May you always be happy and contented, May you feel the love of those around you. May you keep dancing like no one is watching. May all your wishes come true.
Marking the end of gardening season?
Linn turned 13 just a few days ago. I blamed my old age for not doing her birthday post. I forgot.
We were at Farmor’s to celebrate this special day as it was better for us to go to her. The weather was great and the new teenager received lots of techno gadgets that she wanted.
At 13, Linn is really techno savvy and even more than I am today. For her birthday, I wish for her happiness, fulfillment and joy at home, family, school and with her friends.
In our eyes, She will always be our baby princess Linn. We love you.
This midsummer is really different from any other year with Covid19. No dancing around the pole as large gatherings are not allowed.
We however had a great lunch at farmor’s with the traditional midsummer food such as sill, new potatoes, smoked salmon and eggs with caviar.
It is a beautiful summer day and we have no rain which is unusual. Nicke and kids could not resist taking a swim in the lake. I will not as the water is really cold. I remembered trying it out on my first visit to Sweden and I will always remind myself not to do it again.
As our plans to visit Singapore was aborted due to covid19, it looks like it will be a simple summer just spending time at home, taking it easy.
You will find me busy working in the garden … catching up with the sun.
Have a great summer!
Since the last post, we have been staying alot at home with the Covid19 Pandemic. We work from home since mid March and Linn has digital schooling at home.
The biggest challenge is to not get on each others’ nerves since we are physically under one roof. As a true introvert, I must say I don’t feel the huge difference in my lifestyle. (Thanks to Netflix and my own laziness.) However, I admit that it is a good time for the children to be a little more considerate.
Although covid19 is rather disruptive to our daily lives, it is also a time for reflection, time to prioritise behaviour, activities and make new decisions.
Let’s all learn from this very unique experience together. Hopefully, we are come out of it much stronger.
Stay safe and take care.
Thank you my darling for making the effort to drive me and pick me up from the tunnelbanan. It is the most romantic gesture to me.
Thank you for the beautiful flower drink that you spoil me with…
Thank you for loving me even when I am not lovable.
Happy Valentine’s Day my wonderful husband.