This was my face exactly a year ago when I got the news that my amazing and incredible goddaughter Ylva had finally arrived into this crazy world.

Fast forward a year and here we are walking to her first birthday. Just like the avengers, the full squad (almost) was assembled to celebrate this little wolf’s first year on planet earth.

It’s crazy to think that when I started this blog in 2005, I had known the majority of these people for 3-4 years, and now we are travelling to Sweden from all over the world to celebrate the birthday of the first generation of…us!

It fills my heart with so much love and joy. I can’t wait for all the other birthdays of our mini-me’s in the future :)

Needless to say that it was a lovely affair and I truly wish we’d have more time than just a mere 24 hours to spend in Malmö with my favourite people.

Big happy first birthday Ylva! I love you to the moon and back for infinity. Nobody gives cuddles and kisses like you, just like nobody makes my heart grow quite like you <3

After their cancelled trip to London in August, I felt like I had to go and see them – especially now when they’ve officially moved to Malmö! It was also a good excuse to get some cuddles from my favourite little person and favourite elderly person <3


I’m gonna wear this badge with pride!

A short but sweet break filled with lots of happy moments with some of the people I love the most on this planet. I really hope we’ll be able to spend more weekend like this together.

It’s become a bit of a tradition it seems to go home over the bank holiday weekend in August – even though last year we spent it in Spain… Anyway, this year it perfectly coincided with the elections in Sweden so I stayed a few extra days.

<— this is the happy face you make when you get to wake up at home with your family and drink Swedish coffee

<— this is the face you make when you just voted!

<— this is the face you make when you get to spend time with the people you love the most