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An Autumn Weekend in Yxlan

This weekend we spent a wonderful weekend out in the archipelago (skärgården) visiting the summer house in Yxlan together with the rest of the family. We were blessed with absolutely fantastic weather; clear blue skies and bright sunshine that lit up the colors of the autumn leaves and helped take the edge off the chillier air. The reason for the trip was to participate in the twice yearly neighborhood clean up (storstädning) where all the residents get together to tidy up the branches and leaves and put away the boats and pontoons on the shared jetty before winter sets in […]

Midsommar

After a manic few days wrapping up our departure from Singapore we headed straight out to Yxlan for the Swedish Midsommar, and we were blessed with one day of absolutely glorious sunny weather. The family stayed in the mellanstuga, which is still as cosy and cute as ever. Best summer breakfast location so far this year for certain!  The big surprise for the girls however was that Michael & Berit had been working on a special treat for them this summer: their own little play stuga. Needless to say they were delighted and immediately took up residence. The usual traditions […]

July Update

Well this has been an incredibly eventful month so far, pretty wild in fact with a lot of things happening on all fronts so worth a mention online just for the record! The kids are growing and changing by the minute, Stella talks all the time in her own special blend of English and Swedish and Saskia charms us every second. Not enough time in the day to upload the cute pictures we take of them really! Otherwise life has been busy. Madeleine came to Singapore to spend some time with the girls and us for midsommar after diverting her […]