Blogging, Living in Sweden

Until the fat lady sings

You know what they say about things being over. Looks like I can’t keep away from my blog for too long – my slight hesitance to shut it down entirely should have given me food for thought. I managed to abstain for almost a year, but realised that there’s still a post within me. Or maybe two.

About a year ago, I felt I needed a break – a social media detox, less overall screen time and more being right here right now. Also, I started a business and although I haven’t been all-consumingly busy with it (yoga teacher with burnout syndrome – now that would be an interesting headline for a blog post), a great part of my inspiration and time goes into it. Lastly, there is also the small fact of living in a foreign country, having a language to learn and a family to settle.

Three years into our move and the kids are more than happily settled, the yoga studio is going quite well and the husband is very content with the new-found work-life balance and the fact that he’s got a garage to tinker in. Despite what everyone told me about the Swedes and how hard it would be to make friends, I found open arms and hearts.

“I love Swedish summer – it’s the best day of the year.”

Princess Margaret of Connaught

Another, not quite so nice surprise, are the Swedish winters, which last about six months. The rest of the year is divided into two months of spring and about four months of fall.

But enough from me for now. Let me do a little round and find out what’s been going on in the blogging world.

Btw, I still suck at selfies. 

11 Comments

  1. Not so bad a selfies. Welcome Back! I sometimes thing about stopping my blog, but my children love it! My oldest who is going off to college next week loves that he can find our favorite recipes on it, so he doens’t need mom to write them down. Funny, would have never thought of your husband playing at the Opel Zoo. 10 weeks in and things are still hard , but I know with each day it will get better. Finally found someone who can watch the kids for a couple hours when I need it, so it is going to be even better now that I don’t have to tow 4 to the super market. Soak up every once of sun. Kelleyn

  2. Hi Kelleyn, I love reading your blog! And I know how hard the whole moving to a different country is… I hope the kids start to feel at home soon and that they make lots of friends. It makes such a big difference to us mums if they are happy. Glad to hear you’ve found a babysitter. Keen to read more about your Germanic adventures 🙂 Dxx

  3. Hello!

    Have to confess I’m not blogging any more. You’ll find quite a few of the old faves have dropped away too. But you’ll find new ones too, I’m sure.

  4. So glad you’re back! What a lovely surprise and really pleased to hear things are going well. I’ve always loved Sweden (in the summer – lovely day trip!) so I’m glad it’s really grown on you too. And I’ve taken up yoga! Love it 🙂

  5. So glad you’re back! What a lovely surprise and really pleased to hear things are going well. I’ve always loved Sweden in the summer (though it’s a long day trip from the UK!) so I’m glad it’s really grown on you too. And I’ve taken up yoga! Love it 🙂

  6. Hi Deb! Welcome back. So, we have been back (permanently) in England for about 6 weeks now, – plenty to blog about. x

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