Working from home with is nothing new to me. I've been doing it for the past 8 years. Over that time, like most parents, I've been the main carer for any of our kids when they were struck down with illness. (Not too often, thankfully!) Along the way, I've learned how to deal with getting work done while having kids at home. With the current social distancing, and often … [Read more...] about Hygge Family Routine for Working from Home with the Kids
Perhaps booking a cruise with 50 other nationalities from all over the world wasn't our best plan just as a pandemic was emerging! We transited one of the busiest airports in the world and mingled in the thick of it with lots of people in 3 countries. We took precautions, washed our hands a lot more, sanitised and used hand gel. How much we touched our faces, we don't … [Read more...] about Self- quarantine in a tiny family apartment
We moved to Sweden almost 4 years ago now and although I live and work away a lot, Dadonthebrink and the kids are very much Sweden-based. Life in Sweden is good, though not without its challenges. The costs are high, the salaries average, the public services good, but rigid and you do get by just speaking English (I'm embarrassed to say.) The countryside is a lush, … [Read more...] about Life in Sweden as a Family
If you have a small home, like us, it can be tricky to figure out the best way to decorate for the festive season: you don't want to clutter up your home, yet you really want that cosy, Christmas feeling. Well, luckily there are plenty of ways to fill your home with Christmas spirit without the clutter. Christmas decoration for a small home, even a tiny house, where space … [Read more...] about How to Decorate a Small Home for Christmas
"Oh look! Isn't that a gorgeous sunset?!", said Paula, mistaking the glowing globe of a garden lamp for the setting sun. We were slightly delirious from our flight and taking Google's extra scenic route from Pisa airport (which took us almost 4 hours instead of 2 hours on the motorway); but we had finally arrived at our Tuscan villa! And what a villa it was! Our host, … [Read more...] about Long weekend in a Tuscan Villa… is it worth the trip?