Den här veckan så har min familj varit på besök hos oss. Vi har alla sätt fram emot det och nu är dom äntligen här. Den här gången kom min mamma (oma) och mina två systrar. Vi åkte till gröna lund via båt från slussen till Djurgården. Vi hade en underbar dag, vi omgås mer nu än vad vi gjorde när jag bodde i Tyskland. Jag tror att det beror på att man tar allt för givet när man bor så nära varandra. Nu när vi bor i olika länder så uppskattar vi verkligen den tid vi har tillsammans mer. Ens familj, är ett av dom grejerna vi tar mest förgivet här i livet , vi uppskattar varandra alldeles för lite. Det finns ett citat som verkligen resonera hos mig och det lyder: “Dead people receive more flowers than the living, because regret is stronger than gratitude”. Asså fattar ni hur sjukt det är, helt galet att vi visar så lite uppskattning av nära och kära. Hur grymt skulle det vara, om man dök upp på en måndag med blommor till ens mamma, pappa eller syskon, utan någon anledning förutom att visa uppskattning och kärlek. Mer kärlek och uppskattning sa någon aldrig nej till 🙂
This week, my family came to visit us. We all have been looking forward and now they are finally here. This time my mom (grandmother) and my two sisters came. We went to Gröna lund and got on boat from slussen to Djurgården. We had a wonderful day, we spend more quality time now then when I lived in Germany. I think it’s because you take everything for granted when you live so close to each other. Now that we live in different countries, we really appreciate the time we have together . One’s family is one of the things we take for granted, as a result, we end up appreciating each other way too little. There is a quote that really resonated with me. It states: “Dead people receive more flowers than the living, because regret is stronger than gratitude”. Do you realize how insane that is? It is sad that we show little appreciation to our loved ones. How amazing would it be if one showed up on a Monday with flowers to one’s mother, dad or sibling just to show their appreciation and love for them. More love and appreciation, because no one ever said no to that 🙂
Här om dan tog jag barnen till Brunnsvikens trädgård ute på Ulriksdals. Det var rätt enkelt att ta sig hit och vädret var så där perfekt lagom för att plocka grönsaker, bär och frukt. Mina barn sprang runt med varsin korg och plockade till sig allt möjligt dom kunde hitta i trädgården, det var verkligen bland det roligast dom har gjort. Jag är helt förtjust i alla barnvänliga aktiviteter som finns i Stockholm. Som en expat (utomlandsboende) tysk pappa till 3 underbara barn, så har jag velat upptäcka Stockholm och samtidigt hitta roliga ställen för barnen att leka. Den här bloggen är just för att dokumentera min resa och inspirera föräldrar att våga sig på allt galet vi hittar på 😁😁😁
Hi dear friends!
The other day me and the children went to Brunnsviken’s garden located in Ulriksdals. It was quite easy to get here and the weather was perfect for picking vegetables, berries and fruits. The kids got each a basket and picked everything they could find in the garden, it was truly an amazing experience. I am totally fond of all child-friendly activities you can find in Stockholm. As an expat (foreign resident) German father to 3 wonderful children, I have wanted to discover Stockholm and at the same time find fun places for my children to discover. In this blog you can get to know me more and i hope to inspire parents to try some of all the crazy things we get up to.😁😁😁
We spent the day in Akalla by (farm), this place takes you back in time. The red wooden houses bring so much character to the area. There is a playground, paddling pool, 4H farm with animals, (pony riding for kids) a café, a barbecue area, a dance floor, a mini-golf course and bicycles to rent (including children’s bicycles and trailers). There is a complete outdoor gym. There are so many activities here for everyone, most importantly it’s child friendly. I have been here before but this time we came for the pony riding. Unfortunately we came too late and ended up missing it, so we spent the day in the farm interacting with the animals. We ended the day in Bibbi house, a lebanese/moroccan restaurant. If you want to walk from Akalla by (farm) to Bibbi house , it’s possible, but a you’re in for a long walk. Ones there it is worth the walk, they have an amazing outdoor seating area and the food is great.
This is the deck part of the restaurant where you can dive off and swim
Mälarpaviljongen located in kungsholmen
The entrance of the restaurant looks like a garden
Wallenbergare med potatispuré, skirat smör, gröna ärtor och rårörda lingon
Wallenbergare (meat) with mashed potatoes, a dash of butter served with cranberry
Caesar salad & räkor (prawns)
Enjoying my alcohol free beer at the pier
Would love to sit here with a drink , but not an option when you’re with 3 kids 🙂 unless you want to suffer a heart attack in the process 🙂
Perfect pier for some (fika)
Welcome back friends,
I came a across this lovely place in Kungsholmen a couple of days ago when we went there for a swim. I decided to come back here someday, that day has come haha. I don’t really know how to describe it, its a floating garden that serves food and drinks 🙂 they have a deck where you you can dive off and swim, come back and continue dining haha, sounds confusing, but it’s not, it was simply built convenient and magical. It’s called Mälarpaviljongen and it’s located in kungsholmen. If you are planning to visit, the easiest route would be getting off the train at Fridhemsplan in the blue line.. I ordered Wallenbergare (meat) with mashed potatoes and cranberry sauce and I got their caesar salad, which I assumed came with grilled chicken, I found out it can be served with anything. The caesar salad came with prawns, it was fresh and simple, I liked it. I took the kids for a swim afterwards to cool down from the heat and got wet in the process 🙂 We ended the day with some (fika) Alcohol free beer for me and some ice cream for my kids at the pier. City hall (stadshuset) is located here, it has a beautiful garden to sit and relax in and a prefect place to take some pictures with amazing view over Stockholm. There is so much to discovered here, the pier is stacked with so many restaurants and ice creams places to choose from, you can catch a boat from here to other islands around Stockholm, start your journey, discover Stockholm your way and have fun doing it.
Today was no ordinary day, the temperature here in stockholm reached 31 celsius, and I am not complaining because I enjoy hot, sunny days. However it was one of the hotter days of the year, which Stockholm has been having plenty of lately. We wanted to spend the day relaxing at a poolside, eating, and doing pretty much nothing. We got off the train at kungstradgarden, the end station for the blue line, walked to slussen where we got on a boat heading towards Djurgarden. My kids loved the boat ride and i enjoyed it too, i truly recommend anyone wanting to visit Djurgarden to catch the boat, its an adventure you will remember. The scenery was amazing. Ones in Djurgarden, we went to this place called Josefina, its a Bar/ poolside/ restaurant type of place but its lovely and kids friendly too. We sat at the poolside, swam and ordered pizza. My kids asked me are we coming back tomorrow? We have to come back tomorrow again 🙂 Lets just say they had a great time.
We where too excited about the bread to remember to take picture of our dinner
Elias started off with a nice blue t-shirt
The proof is on the shirt 🙂
Welcome back Friends,
We spent the day in Kungsholmen walking along (smedsuddsbadet) at the beachside. It was 28 degrees, sunny and lovely and we, (me and my three kids) went for a dip in the water, for some well needed cooling down. We had an early dinner at 7 pm at a cosy french seaside restaurant called Boulebar, they had amazing food, and even my kids didn’t need much bribing or any convincing to finish their plates. Check it out if you enjoy french cuisine or not hahaha, I think you will find something to enjoy, if even just a drink and a nice view 🙂 Our day ended with a lovely walk along the pier, and what better way to enjoy the sunset than with an ice cream.
The day started very early, I went for a 30 min run in the morning. The kids wanted to go to the seaside in Edsviken, we had a relaxing day with a picnic near the water. I met the most lovely elderly couple, they were so friendly and we ended up having a really deep and meaningful conversation, about history, Germany, Sweden, life and everything in between. We exchanged contact details, i hope to meet them very soon. They had a dog which my kids loved and played with.
Hejsan alla vänner,
Vi vaknade tidigt, jag sprang 30 min innan frukost. Barnen ville gå till stranden ute pa Edsviken, vi hade en avkopplande dag med en picknick nära vattnet. Vi träffade otroligt snällt äldre par som var ute med deras hund, de var så vänliga och vi hade en skon och meningsfull konversation, om historia, Tyskland, Sverige, livet och allt däremellan. Vi bytte kontaktuppgifter, jag hoppas att vi kan träffa dem snart. De hade en hund (ante) som mina barn älskade och lekte med.