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Wednesday, 16 August 2017

Junior Sports Day 2017

Yesterday was the school's Junior Sports Day. This was the last year for Lily to be a junior, next year she'll join big brother Jonah and the rest of the seniors. Jonah will be in Year 6 and Lily in Year 3. Holy moly, where has the time gone??

We had absolutely amazing weather. It was sunny and the sky was so fabulously blue - no clouds what so ever. According to the weather man this morning it was going to be 27°C/81°F, but during the day it started to feel much, much warmer - not bad for a Winter's day, hey?!

♥ Selfie with my girl ♥

Well done to Lily for coming 3rd in her race.
The Junior Sport's Day is not about winning, 
but about participation and having fun!

Saturday, 5 August 2017

Traffic chaos... and our Crystal Wedding Anniversary!

Before I post about Hubby's and my Wedding Anniversary that happened weeks ago, I have to tell you about yesterday's traffic disaster. At 0840am, a truck containing 15000 litres of hydrochloric acid caught on fire and exploded, causing serious traffic delays as all highway traffic had to be diverted to local streets. It was declared an emergency situation due to the severity of the fire/explosion/fumes. 

It took me close to 2 hours getting home from our bus station. I'm talking about a trip that normally takes 8 minutes by bus! We had to take a different route, with the rest of the diverted travellers who were supposed to be heading south on the highway. Now we shared a local street instead. Slow and steady... 

I figured the traffic was going to continue to be delayed, so I decided to start travelling an hour early to get the kids from school, which meant I only had 10 minutes at home before heading out again. Luckily I did, first of all, my bus was over 15 minutes late and then it took us 30 minutes to travel to our bus station - instead of 8 minutes! I did get to school on time... phew ☺

In the late afternoon, travelling home from school, the traffic was still at a stand still - everywhere! The highway was not moving... The kids and I got on the school bus and it took us 2,5 hours to zig zag through three suburbs. Normally it's a smooth sailing with occasional traffic jams (Friday traffic) and it would take us 15-20 minutes on the highway, from Eight Mile Plains to our bus station where we jump on a bus home. Now we had to crawl through the streets of Springwood, Daisy Hill and Shailer Park to our final destination, The Hyperdome Station. All the roads and streets were like car parks. It was exhausting and draining to be on the buses for that amount of time. Luckily I had nice bus drivers to talk to! 

Ok, enough about yesterday... I'm feeling drained just thinking about traffic jams, diverted traffic and traffic delays. Hope I never get to experience another day like yesterday.


A couple of weeks ago, Hubby and I celebrated our Crystal Wedding Anniversary - 15 years of marriage! 

Hubby came home with a box of Lindt chocolate and afterwards we went out for pizza at our favourite pizza place, Mosaic Pizza. Of course we had the kids with us - they are part of the package!

Hope you all have a nice and relaxing weekend!
♥ Thank you for stopping by ♥

Pernilla x

Sunday, 30 July 2017


MIA - Missing in Action... Lately, I've felt I have been MIA - for real! Omgoodness, my dear Blog friends... Last week I got sick. Started last Saturday with a headache and finished off with three days of  temperatures. I don't know when I last had a temperature, but I felt so sick...  (Not as sick as when I had the flu 17 years ago and had to be in bed for a week and then off work for a week or so, but I felt pretty weak this time...) Luckily hubby was home during the weekend and could look after me, the kids, and all the cooking and cleaning up, while I was getting myself better. 

After the temperature was gone, I felt amazing and I could take the kids to school on the school bus again. However, I think I overdid it as I got this cough going on and I was so exhausted and had to be home again the following day. I don't think the kids did mind getting a day or two off school... to look after me ☺ Unfortunately, it was Lily's turn after me... (Jonah had his temperature a week before me) so we have been away from school for more days this term than previous years combined. Oh, well...

I still have a cough, but it's not as deep and chesty as in the beginning... I had to ease the cold with lots of rest,  plenty of fluids and a heap of natural cold remedies - just love, love, love oregano oil, raw honey and olive leaf extract! I also made a 'Get Well Tea' which contains hot water, grated fresh ginger, a pinch of turmeric, raw honey and ACV (Apple Cider Vinegar). You can definitely feel its healing properties when drinking it!

So, now when I'm feeling a bit better, I will definitely post about our Wedding Anniversary night.

Thursday, 20 July 2017

Happy 15th Wedding Anniversary

Today my husband and I are celebrating our 15th Wedding Anniversary.
Well done to us!!

Cheers... Here's to 15 more!


Friday, 14 July 2017

I have a thing for...

...baking tins!

My ever-growing collection of different kinds of baking tins.

- Big ones, smaller ones... jelly moulds (molds)... Nordic Ware... old aluminium... heavy duty... the list goes on... ☺

I have my favourite Nordic Ware tins on the wall in our butler's pantry/laundry.

The room is very small, quite tiny to be honest, but we've utilized it properly with three metal shelving units from IKEA. They are perfect in size as they aren't too large in size and won't stick out too much. The shelving units store lots of kitchen appliances and extra kitchen stuff... 

Might show you the laundry side another day - when it's nice and tidy, that is... lol

I have been collecting for years,
got my inspiration from Nigella's cookie/cake tin collection...♥

Old and new side by side... ♥

♥ A heart for Valentine's Day ♥

The Nordic Ware tins were bought online, over a long period of time,
and the others, were purchased at OP shops or inherited by relatives.

The ones that once belonged to my maternal grandmother,
are especially precious.

My favourite view!

I also have a soft spot for cake plates, especially those on foot.

All up I have a collection of...  
Well, that's for an other blog post!

Hope you all have a great weekend!
♥ Thanks for taking the time to visit
My Swedish Corner Down Under♥

Pernilla x

Thursday, 13 July 2017

11 years ago...

11 years ago, my heart was ripped out of my chest when I got the horrible news that my beloved dad had suddenly and unexpectedly passed away at the early age of 62. I was six months pregnant with my first child. I still remember it as if it was yesterday - my husband picked me up from work, but didn't tell me until we were at home. I fell to the ground and I thought I was going to die. I have never ever felt so much pain and grief at once. 

This is one of the last meals we shared in 2006,
We had Indian curry at a place called 
Dawat Indian Restaurant in Springwood.
The restaurant is now closed since a few years back.

I remember walking into the restaurant,
and all the Indian food aromas 
made me so incredibly nauseated due to my early pregnancy.
Jeez, haven't thought of that for a long time... lol

My dad the computer whiz.

So many times I had to ring him being in a frantic state,
panicking over something regarding my computer,
and he'd calmly help me fix my issues 
from the other side of the planet ♥

So many memories - so many happy times.

RIP... Until we meet again ♥

Tuesday, 11 July 2017

Snap Chat

I do have a Snap Chat account, but I'm not active as such... I only have a few close friends on my list, and I think I'll keep it that way. I mainly have it as my almost 8 year old daughter loves to send me photos of herself with various snap chat filters... and of course, I send some back to her too. I have to be a good sport, right?!

Hello from us!
Hope you enjoyed our goofy snap chat photos... ☺

Monday, 10 July 2017

Winter Bedroom 2017

We finally got some cooler nights here in south-east Queensland. I've experienced colder Winters since I moved out here. This Winter has been pretty mild. Love the warm days with lots of sunshine. I made our bedroom a bit cozier during the school holildays, with my faux fur favourites!

My cozy corner!

Lovely and sunny outside!

The blue wall is being painted (eventually), 
in the same cream colour as the rest of the walls. 

I purchased the faux fur cushions and matching blanket at Kmart in the beginning of Winter. I was very lucky as they disappeared extremely quickly from the shelves. The price was great, AU$ 12 each for the cushions and $25 for the blanket. Compared to other stores, that's a bargain!

The faux fur blanket is actually quite warm,
much warmer then I thought it'd be.
Snug as a bug, in a rug... Yep, that's me at night ☺

One of my favourite spots to read a book or a magazine!

The Himalayan salt lamp's glow is magical,
day and night..

Last Friday morning, I decided to go overboard with the cushions. It was so grey and rainy outside - really cozy. It was one of those days when 'more is more' lol! 

Thank you for stopping by ♥
Hope you enjoyed my Winter bedroom! 
What's your favourite part of it? 

Have a great week ☺


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