I just realized that I really love this time of the year. It has been light and warm (-er) for some months so me and everybody else in this cold country has warmed up a bit. We have gotten some sunshine and soften up to our environment a bit more than during winter. But also, it is just the middle of summer which means that … Continue reading Summertime, finally
We have summer weather now. All this talk of weather, the controlling nature of its matter. How it changes moods and affects bodies. Weather in Sweden is everything, and nothing. Nothing to rely on. Sometimes I let myself wonder how we would be as a society if we had good weather all the time. Scary. But right now weather is good. This week we are … Continue reading Always this thing called weather
In Sweden April is the last month of “it can be winter again all of a sudden” and I am not in the mood of arguing with winter clothes, shoes, hats and cold cars in the morning anymore. So I have to just survive it. Soon, soon, soon full out spring will be here and all of a sudden it is summer. So I have … Continue reading Three things I do to survive April
Yesterday we spent some time at the mall. And not any mall, the biggest one in Sweden, Mall of Scandinavia. Alice and Mayani was going to watch Sweden play against Germany in a friendly game at the Arena just next to the mall, so me and Sylvia figured we should hang and do some shopping. Mostly we do thrift store shopping for both clothes and … Continue reading Why I love a good mall right now
We have a garden again! Not attached to our house and not in the perfect climate of Zambia, BUT it is a place to grow things! In the small town we live we found a small community garden with the possibility ot rent a 50 or 100 squaremetre plot and Mayani wrote them an email as soon as we moved here in November. And now … Continue reading We got an urban garden again.
Sometimes I feel like I am addicted to change. Like if something is too common, if I am getting tou used, that I deeply crave change. Like life changing changes. I am not talking about buying a new deodorant (that I do regularly). I wrote in May that I needed roots. Or thought I needed roots, I don´t know about that anymore. Or is it … Continue reading Change. And Karin Boye.
I was supposed to write a blog post last Friday. I had the day off and the whole weekend a head, so a nice long three day weekend, but I just could not write anything on Friday. I woke up feeling terrible. Drank my coffee and watched some TV-series about deadly traumas (Critical) and then I reached for my phone to check on Instagram and … Continue reading Last Friday and beyond. Or where to start to change the narrative.
This weekend we celebrated Alices 11th birthday. Her birthday was on Friday and we had invited the grandparents, the great grand ma and my sister with her family too a small party on Saturday. Alice loves baking so she had planned a marshmallow cake and she did (almost) everything on her own. She started with doing the cake bases, or the actual cake parts, on … Continue reading Complicated cake and family fun
Today this girl is 11 years old. 11 years! I became a mom 11 years ago. Even if I say it loud and look at old photos I cant believe that she is now closer to 15 than 5! What happended? Where did my baby go? Where did that new mum go? Well, a collegue told me the other day that I will adapt. … Continue reading The day I became a mom 11 years ago
This with blogging can be a hustle sometimes, or I make it a hustle most of the times. When I was moving photos from Mayanis computer to the new harddrive I got, I found a folder with all the photos from the posts I made on the previous Jennychangala.com. What happened when I lost it was that I self hosted it with Bluehost, but when … Continue reading Treasures on the hard drive