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Just now as I’m writing this I’m on my way to Paris. And guess what? It’s been 10 years since I last went. If I feel old? Maybe, just a tad or so. I mean I can say that it was 10 year since I visited a place, that’s a sigh, eh?! Anyhooooow, I survived the tunnel, yep, the one under water, the one I’ve been dreading for so long. But I survived, haha! Kinda tried to calm myself down as I put my face on, so I both look alive and am a lot calmer.

Not too sure if I mentioned that Ellen has been staying at mine this week as well. But yeah, that’s what she’s been doing: staying at mine and helping me out with little E. We’ve been outside a lot, since it’s been surprisingly good weather this week with 17 degrees and sunshine?! I mean, that’s what Sweden is like in early June, so we were all quite chocked.

We made my host dad a very chocolatey cake since it was his birthday: chocolate sponge, Toblerone fluff, all topped with a dark chocolate ganache, strawberries and dammsugare. Must sat everyone was pretty happy with that!

Anyhooooow, I’m super excited for Paris, and I think Ellen is a bit tired if me since I’ve talked about this a ton now the past week. For once I’ve actually brought my camera with me, so there’ll be a looooot of pics coming, if I manage to bring it with me hahah. We’ll see if I actually can be arsed to do so. I mean camera + a small bag is a lot to take if you’re the queen of laziness.

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Oh hi there a month later, I'm clearly not good at blogging anymore. Who could've even thought that the girl with 10 blogs would end upp being the worst blogger ever? Yeah, chocker I know. This is also when I say I should be better at doing this and that you'll see a new update soon. But I mean, let's be honest here shall we, we know it's not gonna happen.

But yes, hi hello I'm alive. And gosh I don't even know myself what I've been up to the past mont, but according to my camera roll: plenty!

A couple of friends and I gathered to celebrate Malin who turned 21. So we had dinner and drinks at a Bills, headed to the Swedish Eurovision after party, sweated a lot, dropped off Malin and her friend at Marble Arch where Therese, Sofie and I decided to have a snack at Maccas and after that continued to walk down to Hyde Park Corner where we said adios.

T and I spent a couple of hours at the British museum, which was amazing. For real, do visit it!!! Unfortunately they were about to close when we were admiring all the old books which kinda broke our hearts a tad.

E and I have spent a lot of time out in different parks recently and fallen in love with Clissold park, again. She's a bit obsessed with the goats there and likes talking to them, which is absolutely adorable.

We've had lots of play dates as per usual, with Therese and L! Lots of swimming and cute snaps included,oh and food. Amazing food!

Ellen and I went to Ikea on one of my days off. Had meatballs, bought pick&mix and dreamt about future apartments.

Last week Ellen had to stay at ours since her host fam more or less kicked her out. So we've been having a week filled with pjs party, giggling late at night, endless tea breaks, pretty damn good food and lots of Swedish sweets (she's been feeding me with Marabou aka Swedish chocolate). We also got invited to a fancy art launch with Tayla, but we ditched it after half an hour for a late night hot choc at Grind.

And that's that pretty much, a couple of coffee dates, some fika and work as per usual!

Got a pretty great month ahead of me; Paris this weekend, the weekend after that Emma and I will finally reunite for a couple of days, we've also got Amanda coming over on my birthday which is exactly a month away today! Yaii!

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It's 4PM and still sunny! E and I are currently in the park having a play, wearing sunnies and drinking coffee/babychino. I just really love sitting in the park, watching all the kiddos play with each other. They all make each other so incredibly happy and smiley, going on the seesaw or sliding down the slide together with whom was a stranger just a second ago. That, yes that makes me really happy!

Anyhow, what have E and I been up to lately? Lots, I must say. This week has been busy, since it's half term (aka the week almost every single nanny/au pair hates the most). Yes, it means more work but also activities and stuff that are FILLED with parents/careers/kids, which can be a living hell sometimes, haha! But E and I have somehow missed all these activities with lots of people, apart from Swedish Church. We've been out in parks, saying hi to goats, baked cinnamon buns, cooked food, painted our nails, gone swimming with Therese and L and just been playing at home, making sure to spend all the time possible having fun!

What else has been going on? Last week I got a mystery parcel delivered from my parents filled with chocolate, bilar, and two basic tee's (mummy knows what I need, hehe). I've also spent my Friday with Ellen having a movie night in with Kinder eggs, Pepsi and chick flicks! Met up with Elsa on Saturday for a stroll on Broadway Market as well as a coffee in the most amazing coffee shop around the corned from mine! Met up with Ellen and Tayla, for a Swedish taco night and kladdkaka for dessert, which was an absolute success, one happy Aussie, two very happy Swedes! Been going on dates as well (with the same guy), and spending lots of time in the gym. No surprise really, eh?!

And that's about it really. Tonight I'm babysitting, or as E and I are calling it; having a pj's party. We've loaded up with lots of nice food, snacks, coconut water for E, frozen grapes and we're gonna have an epic night. Probably will end up falling asleep next to her, though. Because guess who's absolutely knackered? If you guessed me, you're absolutely correct.

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Klockan är 16 och det är fortfarande soligt! E och jag är just nu i parken och leker lite, har solglasögon på och dricker kaffe/babychino. Jag älskar verkligen att sitta i parken och se alla barn leka med varandra. De gör varandra så himla glada när de leker ihop, utan att ens bry sig det minsta om vem den andre är, för de blir kompisar just där och just då. Det gör mig verkligen glad!

Men men, vad har jag och E gjort den senaste tiden? Hur mycket som helst, om jag ska vara ärlig. Denna veckan har varit ganska galen, då det är lov-vecka här (den veckan ingen ser fram emot, alla hatar den). Lov betyder också mer jobb, men också att alla aktiviteter och sånt är proppat med föräldrar, nannies, au pairer och barn som ska trängas på ett och samma ställe, vilket är hemskt, haha! Men jag och E har på något sätt lyckats undvika alla dessa aktiviteter fyllda av människor, förutom Svenska Kyrkan, så klart. Vi har istället varit ute och lekt i parker, pratat med getter, bakat kanelbullar, lagat mat, målat naglarna, simmat med Therese och L och bara varit hemma och lekt och sett till att ha hur roligt som helst all den tid vi spenderat tillsammans!

Annars då? Förra veckan fick jag ett mystiskt paket levererat från mamma och pappa fyllt med marabou, bilar och två bastoppar (mamma vet vad jag behöver, hehe). Fredagen spenderades med Ellen hemma hos mig framför en film med Kinderägg och Pepsi! I lördags träffade jag Elsa för att strosa runt lite på Broadway Market och sedan gå bort till ett mysigt café/rosteri som ligger ett stenkast från mig! Träffade Ellen och Tayla på kvällen för en svensk taco-kväll med kladdkaka till efterrätt, vilket blev en succé. En glad australiensare och två glada svenskar, helt enkelt! Har gått på lite dejter också (med en och samma kille) och spenderat ganska mycket tid på gymmet. Förvånande, va?!

Och det är nog det faktiskt. Ikväll ska jag sitta barnvakt, eller som jag och E brukar kalla det: vi har pyjamasparty! Vi har laddat upp med massa god mat, snacks, kokosvatten till E, vindruvor som vi stoppat in i frysen och vi ska ha världens mysigaste kväll! Kommer antagligen somna bredvid henne, dock. För gissa vem som är helt död? Om ni gissade att det var jag, då har ni rätt!

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For the past FIVE, yes I repeat, f i v e months, Therese and I have been talking constantly about where we'd like to dance our butts off, sing on top of our lungs and be so freakin' happy. We've been trying out a couple of places, had plenty of fun, but still been talking a lot, about going to the Electric Ballroom for their 90's & early 00's party, which is hosted by Bring It All Back. But on Friday we F I N A L L Y went. Let me tell you that those five months have been worth the wait!!!!!

We went all in with the 90's theme, because let's face it, there's no fun in NOT going all in on a themed night out, okay?! So we both had space buns, did some sections with pastel hair chalks, glittery hairspray, brown lipstick, hoops, chokers, crop-tops, high waisted jeans, shirts tied around our waists and trainers with that. I literally felt like a spice girl, and I think the both of us will be glittering for at least a week now, haha!

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Så, de senaste FEM, jag repeterar, f e m månaderna, har Therese och jag konstant pratat om vart vi vill gå ut för att dansa loss, skriksjunga till alla låtar och vara så otroligt lyckliga. Vi har prövat några klubbar, haft superkul, men ändå pratat sååå himla mycket om att gå till Electric Ballroom för att gå på deras 90-tals/tidigt 00-tals party, vilket Bring It All Back anordnar. Men i fredags så gick vi Ä N T L I G E N. Och alltså det var verkligen värt att vänta fem månader!!!!

Vi gick verkligen all in på hela 90-tals temat, för alltså det är ju inte roligt att INTE göra något speciellt när det är en temakväll, okej?! Så båda två slog på stort och hade space buns, pastelliga slingor, glitterspray, brunt läppstift, ringar i öronen, chokers, magtröjor, högmidjade jeans, skjortor knutna runt midjan och gympadojjs till det. Jag kände mig som en spice girl och med närmare eftertanke tror jag nog att både Therese och jag kommer glittra i alla fall en vecka nu, haha!

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Hey ho, got a quick little update for you all!

So yesterday I took E out for a little adventure in town. We strolled through Covent Garden and down to National Gallery where we spent a couple of hours admiring all the art. She was absolutely amazed by everything and asked lots of questions as well as giggling to all paintings with naked bodies on, haha!

Today we're off to the Swedish Church for a stay & play sesh with Therese and L, and of course some cinnamon buns, hehe!

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Halli hallå, kör en snabb uppdatering här!

Igår så åkte jag och E på en liten utflykt in till stan. Strosade runt lite i Covent Garden och drog oss sedan ner till National Gallery, där vi spenderade några timmar på att titta på all konst. E var helt överväldigad över alla fina tavlor, frågade massa frågor och fnissade åt alla nakenfisar på tavlorna, haha!

Idag ska vi till Svenska Kyrkan på deras lekstund med Therese och L, och självklart käka några kanelbullar också, hehe!

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I'm sat here in my bed with neurofen, vitamins, cough medicine, echinacea drops and strepsils to try and get me through this massive cold that has got me feeling super poorly over the last couple of days. But I think tomorrow might be my first day back on track (whoop!).

Anyhow, this week has been good! Lots of early gym sessions, super nice weather with sun (yes, you heard me right) and lots of positivity. I've had lots of good coffee, seen E so incredibly happy, stopped by the park and play ground on our way back from pre-school a couple of days, and went home to Therese and L for a play sesh/dinner date. L and E are so incredibly cute together and it's so nice to see them play! But yeah, we made pizza and oh, that was some damn good pizza I must say, the kiddos enjoyed every single slice of that (as well as Therese and I did, hahaha). Poor little E fell asleep on me on our way back, so I had to carry her from the station all the way home, and I must admit that in that very moment, I was so happy that we live 1 minute from the station, haha!

Must tell you the funniest thing though!!! On Tuesday when we were on our way back from stay & play in the Swedish Church my dad called, and it took E 10 seconds to realise whom I was on the phone with, so she grabbed it and spoke to him all the way until we had to get off the train. She always finds her ways to entertain people around her, which sometimes can be hilarious!! And then when we came back home we called again, and she got sooooo disappointed when my mum answered instead of my dad, hahaha! But she spoke to them both, like had a proper chat and asked me lots of questions as well, walked around in the kitchen having the funniest body language I've ever seen.

And yeah, that's pretty much what we've been up to this week. Pretty nice, even though I've been stuck with a cold as well as being exhausted from Zumba!

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I bet you didn't expect two posts on the same day, but weheeey. Here we go!

So, I actually took my mum back with me to London! I think we've talked about this for a bit over a year now, so both of us were super happy to finally make it happen! We spent some time wandering around Covent Garden, had the worst PizzaExpress experience (haha), checked out Liberty, laughed a ton, cooked the best cannelloni ever and made a kick ass key lime pie, went to Breakfast Club, played with E, went to Camden, and spent all the time we could squeezing each other a tad more than usual, bursting into laughter and just relaxed. Absolutely wish she could come here more often, and the rest of the fam obvi haha!

Last week was a normal one, had plenty to do with E, had playdates with Therese and L, also had a spontaneous pizza party with the two cuties just mentioned. After a couple of weeks off the gym, I'm back there as well, more motivated than ever (strangely enough, haha).

What else has been going on? I finally met up with another Swedish au pair, that I've been writing to forever, and now she's finally moved here. SO we decided to meet up and grab some food at Jamie's Italian. Took us about 30 mins to actually decide on what to order since we constantly fell back into conversations about everything else. Totally worth it though! Food/cocktails/desserts were totally amazeballs, and I do like her, so I mean, it's absolutely not the last time I'm meeting up with her, hehehe.

Spent the weekend at Therese's. Met up quite early on Saturday to go for a quick stroll through Broadway Market, since she hadn't been yet! Grabbed some treats and a quick breakfast before we walked back to mine, packed my bag and headed to Brent Cross, where we weren't alone. Gosh, sooooo many people in the same shopping centre with the sales still going, it was mental, we got incredibly hangry and then decided to grab a GBK before going back to Therese's. Our original plan of going turned into a girls night in with cheap wine, snacks, chatting, laughing and me falling asleep to Fifty Shades. Was invited to a Sunday Roast there as well, which I couldn't say no to, and omg. The best thing everrrr.

And now I'm sat here, about to fall asleep any second. Got an early gym sesh tomorrow with Connie, which is now my gym-buddie instead of wednesday-french-toast-breakfast-buddie. I mean, it's a good swap, but I do miss the french toast. Lots. Hehehe.

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Time flies when you have lots of fun, and I guess that's what happened from Christmas and onwards. But yes, going back for some holiday was amazing, not just because I needed it, but also because I got to see my fam and lots of friends that I hadn't seen in forever!!

Starting it off with Christmas, it was such a cozy one. We got ready and headed to my auntie for some lunch, snacks and just to hang out, which we rarely do. Got to cuddle all of the doggies as well, which you can't really complain about, since they're the best doggies ever!! But after lunch, some Trivial Pursuit (with two very competitive teams), the fam and I left the doggies, aunties, the cousin and my nan for some cozy time at home in pj's and some gift exchanging. Literally as soon as we got in everyone ran to put their pj's on, so yeah the excitement was real. But yeah, everyone was happy with their gifts, and I was super happy to spend time at home, in pjs, having cuddles, sweets and Christmas soda with the fam!

Then on Christmas Day I met up with Ida for a power walk/breakfast/catch-up/mini Christmas before heading back home for a change and then jump in the car to pick Amanda up. Gosh, I was so happy I could cry!!! Must admit that my heart broke a bit when she left London for Sweden, but our friendship is one of a kind and I absolutely love that one to pieces. So yeah, we kinda squeezed each other, a ton, had some Christmas lunch with the fam who finally got to meet her and then had a mini Christmas. And guess who almost cried because she got pick&mix as one of her gifts? Yeah, I mean why would it have been me? Don't actually know what you were thinking there....

Ida picked us up and we went to grab some snacks and have a girls night in at mine, which consisted of silly snaps, laughs and a damn nice selection of snacks.

Went back to Amanda for a couple of days, which were so damn nice! Went to see fantastic beasts and DAAAAYM, that film!!! 10 out of 10 for sure!!! Go see it now, if it's still available to see in the cinemas. It's the best!

Got back home, met up with Kajsa, one of my closest friend from school. Had a shopping spree and grabbed a coffee/late dinner. Looked trough d conversation and laughed a lot when we looked through every single pic we had sent to each other. But it was so nice seeing her, since I've missed spending time with her, lots!

New Years we spent at some friend's with a Champagne Brunch, and then stayed there for a cozy gathering afterwards in pj's, having nice dinner and just relaxing, which was amazing!!

I also met up with my fave Aussie (Rach) whom I hadn't seen in forever!!! Gosh, how I'd missed her, we're talking lots! So we squeezed each other a ton, had a fika, strolled around a bit before we had to say good bye again! Hopefully it won't be 2 years until we see each other again!!!

And that's about what happened in Sweden, apart from the usual stuff and me chopping my hair off.

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