Back in February, Momma S and I packed the prius with as much winter clothing and snack food that would fit strapped the boys into their car seats, and hit the road heading north. Destination…the Arctic Circle. Day 1-2: A quick 6hr drive to Stockholm. Meet with a good friend, celebrate Momma S’s birthday, and take in a ferry ride to a toy museum. Day … Continue reading An Arctic Road Trip
Three kilometers outside of the rural village of Knislinge (20 minutes east of Hässleholm ) you find the old manor/art galleries of Wanås. The Wanås estate is dedicated to uniting the areas of art, nature, and history and proves to be a wonderful day excursion if you happen to find yourself in southern Sweden. With Spring in full bloom, now would be a wonderful time … Continue reading Art, Nature, History…Wanås!
It’s May 24th, the day before Mother’s Day in Sweden and here I sit in an airport lounge in Stockholm waiting to board a flight to Bangkok…and I am flying solo. I can’t say that the prospect of taking a 16-hour flight by myself does not appeal; in fact it feels like a well needed vacation from life. On one side of the flight, I … Continue reading Burma Bound
I was waiting for Momma S to get M down for the night and playing some games of tic-tac-toe with K. I took a break to get a glass of water and when I came back into the living room K hit me with: – I don’t want you to get dead. – (stunned silence) What? – I don’t want you to get old or … Continue reading An Unexpected Conversation
“How many Easter Bunnies are there? Is it the same Easter Bunny here as there is in Sweden?” These were the two questions that greeted me this morning as soon as K woke in our hotel in Skagen, Denmark. Now, these questions should not have been too terrible to field if it wasn’t for the recent conversation between my wife and I regarding the Easter … Continue reading A Bunny Conundrum
Blogging is a hobby that becomes an expectation. I began this blog to help me cope with the adjustment to stay-at-home fatherhood as I relocated to Sweden with my family. It was a way to connect to the greater world, to remain active while staying home. From there, I developed a relationship with a few other bloggers, I would read their posts and they would … Continue reading The Long Silence
At the end of October, my family spent four pretty awesome days in the medieval and romantic city of Prague in the Czech Republic. I highly recommend a visit, and while it was a little tough with kids it was still well worth it. Here I am only sharing some of the graffiti and other art we found (carrying on from what I shared from … Continue reading Some Prague Graffiti & Other Works of Art