We’ve been without internet for around 3 weeks, which hasn’t been as relaxing in practise as I would have hope for it to be in theory. So what’s been happening whilst I’ve been on this internet hiatus?

I’ve been cooking and eating nice food. The above I actually made before we lost connection but figured I could show it off anyway because it was super nice.

I’ve spent a few fuzzy nights out as well, which these days are rarer than rare as I’m becoming old and lazy.

One of those fuzzy nights took place on this years (most likely) rainiest day when we ventured north-east to celebrate Brownswoods 10th Birthday and danced our little socks off.

Last month also saw me returning to Run Dem Crew which has been nice and sorely missed on a Tuesday night. I’m still too busy at work to be able to run every week, but there’s another race on the horizon so I need to get my act together!

We also enjoyed a taste of British summer during our internet free weeks which resulted in this years first BBQ.

As you can see, I’m the happiest when there’s food around or on the go ;)

We sadly also had the terrorist attacks during these internet free weeks too. As heartbreaking as these kind of incidents are (no matter where they happen!), we stood united and marched on, determined not to let hate and fear win.

Flew home for 48 hours over the bank holiday weekend to celebrate the birthday of my amazing granny who turned 79. I really needed the kind of cuddles and proper belly laughs that only she can give me.

Summer was in the air throughout my entire visit and I couldn’t really go home without a quick visit to my favourite spot on the beach and say hello to Turning Torso. Oh Malmö <3

I even managed to convince mum to go out on a run with me :) She complained a lot, but we had fun in the end and ran around 8km in total so a great effort. I need to get her in shape so we can run another half marathon again.

We also celebrated Mother’s Day on the Sunday as Sweden has a different date to the one they have UK. We decided to treat granny to a dinner of her choice, whilst I had gotten mum a little gift from the airport.

No matter how long I stay, my visits are always too short. This time especially, but I’m happy I went because any time I can spend with them is both time and money well spent. I miss them so much…

Despite suffering from a minor chest infection, it was nice to get away from London for a few days. I might have taken this place a little bit for granted last summer whilst visiting for the first time, but honestly, the more time I spend here, the more I’m convinced that I’ll never get tired of this view!

I’d also forgotten how liberating it feels to have access to a car and to be able to drive around without having to rely on public transport. We decided to go on a mini adventure one of the days to explore a close by seaside town.

We had a lovely stroll around the old part of town and enjoyed an aperitif in the sunshine by the sea. Then before heading back home we somehow managed (by luck!) to get a table at what seemed to be one of the most popular restaurants in the area. I had a fish soup that was divine – really wish I could eat more seafood here in the UK!

All in all, a great long weekend spent in the company of two of my favourite people. Not sure what I’ve done to deserve them but thanking my lucky stars every day that I have them in my life. Can’t wait until we’re reunited again in June!