This is bad, bad, bad! Am I only blogging once a month?? Unfortunately I just don’t seem to find the time to sit down and write more often 😦
This week my aunt is visiting us, and last week V, O and I were in Sweden, and what did we do before that…? Well, I went on a one-day shopping trip to the UK with three other mums (American, Irish and Swedish), and oh yeah, I have been working [half-time in June – it has been fantastic!] and V has been going to the creche (except for 20 days in May when he was ill, plus the week before we went to Sweden)… We are hoping for a visit from my parents in July, maybe a long weekend in Spain and then we are off to Sweden again in August. And I am back to full time work on Monday 😦
V tried sleeping in my old crib for the first time and he slept ok… until around 04 when he woke up because it was completely bright in the room. The blinds in the window facing south are quite useless as there is a window without blinds facing EAST… He also played with some of my and my siblings’ old toys!
The bed rooms in the summer house are not better prepared for the summer sun rising early in the morning… On Midsummer’s Eve morning V and I went for a walk to the beach at 06, I dipped my toes in the water [while V had a nap in the pram, how cheeky!], walked along the deserted roads in the summer house neighbourhood, saw squirrels and rabbits, picked up the newspaper from the mail box, bought newly baked rolls from the baker’s trailer (open from Midsummer until end of August) and then played on the deck until my mother and sister woke up. And yes, V can crawl AND stand up wearing his “sleeping bag” (he looks like Maggie in The Simpsons).
The pickled herring from Äspets rökeri (smokery in Åhus run by a Dane called Jesper) was delicious! I made meatballs with some red pesto I found in the fridge, quite good if I may say so myself 😉
Another kitchen, different handles and drawers but also good for support 😉 We went to Älmhult, the Ikea town (village?) in Småland and met up with Marianne and her husband. O was really pleased to visit the original Ikea before it closes down later on this year, and to talk to an Ikea man! I was just very happy to meet with Marianne again, a dear blog friend. And V, well, he was happy with the kitchen layout and all the plastic containers in one of the drawers!