Monday, July 12, 2010

My Sweden- my home

Back after two intense weeks in Sweden and in London. Flight to London went well, kids fell aslepp all over me, knackered. I tried to enjoy some wine and a good movie but couldn't get myself to relax. Once in London, we had a lovely Bagel breakfast before getting ready for next flight to Gothenburg. Little Princess had a minor fit when the Swedish stewardess informed her that she needs to put on a seat belt. Even the pilots in cockpit wear seat belts! Well, as if we already didn't know about the pilots in cockpit, however, I didn't say anything and Joli started screaming which called for another visit by the Swedish stewardess, telling my 3 year old that she had to stop screaming since she would cause hearing damage to the rest of the passengers... well, it didn't really do the trick, Joli kept on yelling until we were ready to take off and then we fell asleep, all three of us, instantly. While landing, the Stewardess seemed a bit more friendly though, asking if we had been flying all night and I said yes, we had. Joli was still sleeping, her seat belt hanging around her knees and woke up just before landing.
The rest of the week went so fast I was actually wondering if someone was fast forwarding us. This is basically what happened:
  • I lost my camera in the playground but it was returned to the police Lost and Found by some sweet 10 year old boy and I got it back (and he earned himself a reward and some candy).
  • We went to Liseberg and won 2kg of Marabou milk chocolate and 2kg of Toblerone. Joli very upset as we went home and she couldn't ride the Story Castle again (previous Peter Pan, for older Liseberg visitors...)
  • Struck by a heat wave and spent entire day by the lake and I managed to burn my fore head... Elias was very fascinated by all the trees surrounding the lake... Well, we don't get too much of that in Dubai.
  • Shopping trip to Boras.
  • Birthday lunch with my dad and his girlfriend.
  • Early flight to Umea, kids well behaved. Three hour stop over in Stockholm Arlanda where we admired airplanes. Yes, we are a pilot family...
  • Arriving to Aunt M's place, enjoying fresh air and green green grass of home!
  • Taking out Grandmother for birthday lunch.
  • Packing and early flight back for me to Stockholm, catching up with good old friends which left me all warm hearted and happy.
  • Another early flight to London and meeting another old friend and hanging out with her.
  • Enjoying pub life, cozy restaurants, cold beers and summer sale. Suitcase alarmingly full...
  • Business class back to Dubai, wow!!! Me like!
  • Back in Sand pit and work.

The End

2 comments:

  1. Vilka fina bilder på barnen!

    Wow, super effektiva Pia!! Jag blev nästan andfådd efter att ha läst allt ni hunnit med,, och du verkar super effektiv med stopp än här och där, träffa en god vän osv...

    Ha de gott i sanden, utan barn,, kanske känns lite konstigt?..

    Kram Katarina

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  2. Hej!

    Så söta barnen är! :) Du är ju helt otrolig! Ni verkar ha hft det underbart! Vad mycket ni hann med också :) Men inget är omöjligt, du verkar ju vara supereffektiv! Hehe kan tänka mig att det är lustigt med så mycket grönt när man mest är van vid en massa sand. Hade skrivit ett långt inlägg till dig men det försvann när datorn hängde sig vilket den gör flera gånger om dagen. Har fem typ 3 cms streck på skärmen som jag inte kan få bort. Måste vänta tills jag kommer till Sverige och köpa ny dator tror jag... Det här är hopplöst. Ser ju inte vad jag skriver :/ Nåja, vi njuter av sommaren och solar, badar, myser med familjen, träffar vänner, simmar i poolen, är på stranden, äter god mat :) Helt underbart! Du är så tapper som åker tillbaks och är borta från barnen. Hoppas att du får det härlit och sover länge på helgerna och träffar lite vänner och bara slackar i lugn och ro! Just nu så flög det in en jättemyra typ, tur jag har mitt "tennisracket" :P Rekommenderas varmt till alla som inte gillar småkryp :P

    Kram o ha en fortsatt fin vecka!

    Susanne

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