2 Years in Sweden

2 years ago today, I was sitting in a rented transporter with my Dad, driving the second half of our trip from Neuss, Germany to Östergraninge, Sweden. We had slept in a hotel in Jönköping and were driving through dense fog towards Stockholm, where the sun was breaking through the clouds, letting frost sparkle everywhere.…

Autumn, Winter and Goodbyes

I know I write this in almost every post, but - oh my, has time flown again! It feels like it was just yesterday when I was outside late at night, admiring the beautiful bright summer nights and longing for the stars and now the winter solstice is already behind us again. After a hot…

My little winter roadtrip

Last week we had sportlov here in Västernorrland, so the children were on holidays and so was I. Well, not entirely. I was working on Monday, to plan some things and do paperwork that I otherwise hardly would find time for, but after that I had time for myself and I used it to travel!…

Cabin diaries

Knowing, that my cat Pixie would be in good hands with my neighbor, I got on my way to Östersund a friday afternoon in January to meet my friend Michelle. I started my drive at around sunset and was greeted by some very intense polar stratospheric clouds right at the beginning of my drive. Shortly…

Little life update

I have been so quiet on here lately and that for good reasons: as of the beginning of January I started to work full-time as a primary school teacher. My job is limited until the summer, but until then I am working at a school in a village close to mine, which fills up my…

One year in Sweden

As some of you might already have seen on Instagram, I recently (on the 28th of december 2019) had my one year anniversary in Sweden! It was an incredible year. I learned an incredible lot about myself. And while I made immense progress in my cultural understanding, professional self, language skills and social skills in…

Little life update

I know I haven't posted anything again in a while, so I thought I would write a little update again before writing more posts going into details and containing more photos! 🙂 HEALTH - I am counting 3 colds so far and 1 stomach flu very recently. I hope I will be less affected by…

Sick – again!

What can I say? Working with kids has its very own risks and with my sinus issues I am predestined to catch a cold more easily. I have been sick at home for a few days again, resting, drinking tea, drinking water, trying to stay warm and trying to get better. Day after day I…

Healthy again

It was quiet again here for a while. I was sick. Like really sick. As some of you may know, I struggle a bit with health regarding my sinuses. I have always had trouble with ear/nose/throat infections since I was a child and I even had an operation done 2012 to straighten the middle part…

Visit to Germany

Again a pause in posts. And I start again with a blogpost a little different than usually. As I had mentioned in an earlier blogpost I spent the two last weeks of August in Germany. Right after we returned the moose hunt started, we got a kitten and we were in the lucky company of…