Brunch at Greasy Spoon

Founded by Brits and located at the heart of the hipster södermalm you find our go to brunch spot GREASY spoon. I come here almost everytime I’m in the mood for some good old brunch. They serve the brunch de la brunch, a hearty brunch and great coffee all day long, and best of all, no reservation needed! Come as you are, take a seat and get ready to leave with some food coma and unbuttoned jeans.

Winter is coming…

 

Sometimes I wonder if I’m the only person who contemplates the idea of moving to a warm country every year as summer comes to an end. This thought has been a reacuring scenario in the past decade of my life.

As summer comes to an end I feel a part of the warmt in our personality goes with it. The icy cold weather and the darkness bring out the sadness hidden deep in our soul to the surface, making us into zombies in battle to survive the cold and darkness that shackle us to melancholy.

If you live as up north as me (Scandinavia) creating cosy moments in everyday situation will be the strategy or distraction to get you through the darkness winter covers us with. The Danish call this hygge which means creating an atmosphere of wellness, contentment and cosyness in everyday situation.

The Swedes have mastered this, and I have become accustomed to it now, and I wonder how I ever survived any winter without fika or just creating cosy moments.

Gamla Stan series |End of Summer

 

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German Church – Gamla Stan

Hi friends,

As the summer nears it end, I can’t help but reflect on this summer and all the nice times I’ve had in Stockholm. I can honestly say I’ve had one of the best summer’s ever. I enjoy the simple things in life nowadays, the other day I took my kids out for some ice cream in old town (Gamla Stan) and walked around just being in the moment. Life with kids can be hectic and its nice to take time out to just be present, we often get lost in the high speed of life chasing it all, trying to be it all. Exhausting ourselves, not having enough energy left to enjoy our kids endless love and desire for our attention. Parenting is the hardest job you will ever do, and being more present is where is at😊 . đŸŽ© off to all the parents

5 Differences between Germans and Swedes – funny –

Hey friends, i was thinking of creating a fun fact article and i hope you all like it! =)

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Drinking
Germans can have a beer for lunch & a glass of wine after Diner. Many of us have one (or more) beer every day. Coming from Bavaria i grew up drinking Radler (a beer mixed with a soft drink) from the age of 12 at special occasions.
Prost!
Swedes think kind this is alcoholism. Which is why they drink almost nothing during the week, but do their best to catch up on during the weekends. Let’s keep it short: Swedes are like a bottle of vodka: from the outside they look unexcited, calm, pure like water, colorless. But once they open up


 you will probably detect a slight smell of alcohol.
SkÄl!

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Bortzeit – Smorging
Germans use a “normal” knife to spread butter on a slice of bread. In Germany, bread is more than just food – it is a part of the German culture we have 300 different bread varieties.
Swedes have come up with a genius idea. They invented the smörkniv, a wooden butter knife, whose sole purpose is to spread butter on things. Loving their Crisp bread -KnĂ€ckebröd – it is served at breakfast, lunch and dinner.


Football
Germans are very proud of our world cup wins in 1954, 1974, 1990 and 2014.
Swedes can talk for hours about the friendly match vs. England in 2012 and the outrageous Zlatan Ibrahimovic overhead kick from 35 yards.


Swedes are peaceful
Germans lets just say we have contributed to the last few wars the world has seen.
Swedes live in peace for more than 200 years. They stayed in their red wooden houses, thinking, “njÀÀ, let the others do.”


Aspirin and co.
Germans work even if they are sick. We take two Aspirin and carry on. If we really get sick, we go to see a Doctor (Yes in Germany you can see a Doctor whenever YOU want)
Swedes panic when they hear someone sneezing. They take Alvedon or Ipren whenever they (believe they) have any kind of illness. This is mostly due to the fact, that if they call a Doctor, a nurse will answer and say: “If Alvedon or Ipren didn’t help, please call us again in four weeks
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How to have the greatest 24 hours in Stockholm

Experience Stockholm in 24 hours

Upplev Stockholm i 24 timmar

Many of you have asked me: I am going to be in Stockholm for one day, what do you recommend me to do ? while there are plenty of beautiful places to visit and nice activities to do in Stockholm. I figured, I have to create – how to have an amazing 24 hours in Stockholm guide.
MĂ„nga av er har frĂ„gat mig: Jag ska vara i Stockholm för en dag, vad rekommenderar du mig att göra och se? Medan det finns gott om vackra stĂ€llen att besöka och trevliga aktiviteter att göra i Stockholm. Jag tĂ€nkte, jag mĂ„ste skapa – hur man fĂ„r en fantastisk 24 timmar i Stockholm guide.

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Brunch – To get the most out of your day, start the day of with a great breakfast/brunch in the city centre, for that I recommend Greasy spoon located in Odenplan, which is also one of my favorite brunch places in Stockholm. Its a British/ American style breakfast/brunch spot, they offer weekly specials and the last time I was there, I had the Mexican special roasted vegetables topped with guacamole and 2 poached eggs served with spicy suace. When I’m craving something more sweet, I usually go for their home made French toasts served with nuts, berries topped of with mable syrup
Brunch – För en grym start pĂ„ dagen, börja dagen med att Ă€ta frukost / brunch i stan, för det rekommenderar jag Greasy spoon i Odenplan, som ocksĂ„ Ă€r en av mina favorit brunch platser i Stockholm. Det har inslag av brittisk / amerikansk brunch. De erbjuder veckovisa specialerbjudanden och sista gĂ„ngen jag var dĂ€r, hade jag mexikanska speciella rostade grönsaker toppade med guacamole och tvĂ„ poached Ă€gg som serveras med kryddig suace. NĂ€r jag har suget efter nĂ„got mer sött, brukar jag bestĂ€lla deras hemgjorda franska toasts som serveras med nötter, bĂ€r toppad med mable sirap.

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From there you can take a lovely walk trough town heading towards (Slussen) continuing your journey by fetching a boat towards DjurgĂ„rden. Discover the island DjurgĂ„rden, beloved by both stockholmers and visitors. It is the home of many of the city’s museums and cultural attractions such as (Vasa Museum, Gröna Lund, The Abba museum and Skansen which is Europe’s biggest outdoor zoo to name a few).
DÀrefter kan du ta en hÀrlig promenad genom staden mot (Slussen) fortsÀtt din resa genom att Äka en bÄt mot DjurgÄrden. UpptÀck ön DjurgÄrden, Àlskad av bÄde stockholmare och besökare. Det Àr hemmet för mÄnga av stadens museer och kulturella sevÀrdheter som (Vasamuseet, Gröna Lund, Abba-museet och Skansen som Àr Europas största utomhus zoo för att nÀmna nÄgra).

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Lunch – since you’re still in DjurgĂ„rden take a short walk to Josefina restaurant/Bar, they have amazing pizzas and if the weather is right, why not lounge at the poolside. Tired? Just take a nap at lounge area suited for relaxing, have a bevarage and put your feet up after all that walking and sightseeing.
Lunch – Om du fortfarande Ă€r i DjurgĂ„rden, ta en kort promenad till Josefina restaurang / Bar, de har fantastiska pizzor att vĂ€lja mellan och om vĂ€dret Ă€r rĂ€tt, varför inte chilla vid poolen. Trött? Ta bara en tupplur vid poolen som Ă€r lĂ€mpligt för avkoppling, bestĂ€ll nĂ„got att dricka och lĂ€gg upp dina fötter efter alla promenad och sevĂ€rdheter.

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After your recovery, continue your adventure by catching the boat, this time get off at the stop called (Riddarholmen) here in (Kungsholmen) you can visit stockholms iconic Stadshus and meanwhile have a (Fika) coffee and something sweet for a bite right next to the water with a beautiful view over Stockholm.
Efter din ÄterhÀmtning, fortsÀtt ditt Àventyr genom att ta bÄten till Riddarholmen vÀl i (Kungsholmen) kan du besöka Stockholms ikoniska Stadshus och under tiden ta en fika precis intill vattnet med vacker utsikt över stockholm.

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Dinner – From Riddarholmen catch the last boat of the day and get off at slussen, there you can take a short 10 min walk to Gamla Stan (Old Town) By now you have probably worked up an appetite and if you don’t want to look around for a place to dine, I highly recommend Mister French, a restaurant that specialises in French cuisine such seafood, fish, and steak and best of all, it has 1920 Great Gatsby vibe with stunning outdoor sea view over town.
Middag – FrĂ„n Riddarholmen kan du gĂ„ pĂ„ din sista bĂ„tresa för dagen och gĂ„ av i slussen, dĂ€r kan du ta en kort 10 minuters promenad till Gamla Stan. Jag antar att du Ă€r hungrig och om du inte vill leta efter ett stĂ€lle att Ă€ta pĂ„, sĂ„ rekommenderar jag starkt Mister French, en fransk restaurang med specialitet inom skaldjur, fisk och biff och bĂ€st av allt, stĂ€llet har 1920 tals Great Gatsby-vibe med fantastisk havsutsikt över staden.

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Before the day comes to an end, have a walk around Gamla Stan, there are colourful historical buildings to walk through, stop by one the many ice cream shops and indulge your craving while you take it all in.
Innan dagen gÄr mot sitt slut, ta en promenad runt Gamla Stan, det finns fÀrgglada historiska byggnader att promenera igenom, stanna till i en av de mÄnga glassaffÀrerna och njut av en glass medans du tar in all historia och skönhet runt om.

There you have it friends. You have now lived your best 24 hours in Stockholm. I know it won’t be enough and your love for Stockholm has just began,
thank you come again and until next time, Good seeing you!
DÀr har ni mina vÀnner. Du har nu levt ditt bÀsta 24 timmar i Stockholm. Jag vet att det inte Àr tillrÀckligt och din kÀrlek till Stockholm har just börjat,
tack för att du kom pÄ besök till denna underbara stad, hoppas att du gör en Äterbesök.
Tills nÀsta gÄng, Trevlig resa!

6 must haves for new Dad’s

Hejsan & Hello!

Jag skrev ner en lista pÄ saker som jag tycker Àr nödvÀndiga att ha som en nybliven pappa. Jag hoppas att det hjÀlper dig som som just blivit en fförÀlder eller vÀntar barn.
Here’s a list I wrote on essential baby items I couldn’t live without as a father of three. I hope they are useful in navigating this new exciting life that you will embark on.

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1.Bilstol En viktig pryl för din bebis som mÄste vara ordentligt fastsatt i en bilstol. SÀtet mÄste vara anpassat för ditt barn och mÄste fungera i din bil. Inte alla bilstolar hÄller samma kvalité, du kanske vill övervÀga en som har en bas som finns kvar i bilen med ett avtagbart sÀte för barnet som du enkelt kan bÀra runt. Hitta en som funkar för din familj.
1.Car Seat This is an essential item for your baby. Anytime you are in a car, the baby needs to be securely fastened in a car seat. The seat must be appropriately sized for your baby and must work in your car. Not all car seats are created equal. You may want to consider a seat that has a base that is left in the car with a detachable seat for the baby that you can easily carry around. But no baby can safely be without a car seat if you plan to move about in a car. Find one that suits you and your family.

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2.Digital\Video kamera: NÀstan varje far och mÄnga mammor som jag kÀnner vill ha en bra digitalkamera för att spela in de viktiga ögonblicken i deras barns utveckling, eller bara för att skicka bilder av det sötaste barnen nÄgonsin. Att ha en bra digitalkamera med mycket lagringsutrymme eller plats för ett högkapacitets minneskort Àr en bra investering.
2.Digital/Video Camera: Just about every father and many mothers I know wants a good digital camera to record those vital moments in their baby’s development, or just to post pictures of the cutest baby ever. Having a good digital camera with a lot of storage space or room for a high capacity memory card is a great investment.

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3.SkötvĂ€ska: En blöj vĂ€ska/ skötvĂ€ska gör att man enklare fĂ„r ordning pĂ„ allt bebisen behöver nĂ€r man Ă€r ute. Du kommer att bĂ€ra pĂ„ den en hel del. DĂ€rför valde jag en enkel bekvĂ€m men som inte “clashar” med min stil för mycket. Men som ocksĂ„ har utrymme för mina grejer, en bok eller en bĂ€rbar data.
3. Diaper Bag: A good quality diaper bag with all the important contents for the baby is an absolutely essential part of the baby’s kamera stuff. It will be the one item you will be seen carrying😊 therefore I chose a simple comfortable one that I can also fit my books and a laptop in.

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4.Burp cloth – bib: En annan stor överraskning som en ny pappa var hur mycket vĂ„r baby spydde upp. Jag fick bytta t-shirt konstant. En hel del leverans av burpduk kommer behövas under dom första mĂ„naderna, som du enkelt hittar hos flesta babyförsĂ€ljning affĂ€rer. Ingen idea att klĂ€ upp sig utan en till hands, det lovar jag 😉
4.Burp Cloths: Another big surprise I had as a new father was how much our baby spit up. A ready supply of burp cloth is important for dads and babies which you can purchase in most baby supply stores. Don’t even bother getting dressed up, without one at hand.

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5.Barnvagn: Det Àr övervÀldigande som en nybliven pappa och det Àr lÀtt att kÀnna sig fast hemma med den nya bebisen. Det kommer inte som nÄgon överraskning att din rörlighet begrÀnsas. En barnvagn med kvalitet, och med justerande handtag sÄ du slipper böja över hela tiden, Àr ju ett mÄste. SÀrskilt om du Àr lÄng. Det var inte enkelt för mig att hitta en anpassad för lÀngre mÀnniskor, men den jag har fÄr duga.
5.Stroller: It is overwhelming experince to become father for the first time and its easy for a new dad to feel trapped at home with the new bor. It comes as no surprise that your mobility is effected . A good quality stroller, with handles long enough that you can walk without bending over all the time, is an important item. Particularly if you are on the tall side of the spectrum. And getting one that will serve you and your baby as she or he grows makes the relatively large investment a little easier to digest.

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6.Rash-creme – Aprikosolja: Som tre barns pappa sĂ„ jag har jag sĂ€kerligen prövat mĂ„nga hudutslag krĂ€mer, salvor m.m. MĂ„nga av dem var inte helt dĂ„liga och gav en viss effekt mot utslaget och en aning förbĂ€ttring. Men nĂ€stan alla dem jag anvĂ€nde innehöll mĂ„nga ingredienser som irriterar huden och som inte Ă€r bra pĂ„ lĂ„ng sikt. Jag fick av min kusin Desse Apricotolja för nĂ„gra Ă„r sedan och det har varit en game-changer sedan dess. Denna produkt Ă€r inte bara bra mot irriterad och rodnad utan alla typer av skĂ€rningar. Det Ă€r en helande salva som kan anvĂ€ndas för att hydrera huden, motverka torra lĂ€ppar. Varje gĂ„ng jag har anvĂ€nt, sĂ„ har det alltid gett omedelbar resultat och förbĂ€ttring. Och det bĂ€sta av allt Ă€r att det Ă€r framkallat pĂ„ aprikosolja och det Ă€r helt naturligt.

6.Rash cream – Apricot oil: As a father of three children, it’s safe to say I have tried many rash lotion/creams/ balm. Many of them were not bad as far as soothing the rash and improving it. But almost all of the ones I used where made with a lot of ingredients that are not safe or good in the long run. I was given by my cousing Desse Apricot oil a couple of years ago and it has been a game changers ever since. This product is not only great for diaper rash but all types of cuts. It is a healing balm that can be used to hydrate the skin, cracked lips. Every time I have used when one of my kids had a rash, it gave instant results of improvement. And the best of all it’s made of apricot oil and its all natural.

Gröna Lund – Family & Fun

 

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Hejsan vÀnner

Den hĂ€r veckan sĂ„ har min familj varit pĂ„ besök hos oss. Vi har alla sĂ€tt fram emot det och nu Ă€r dom Ă€ntligen hĂ€r. Den hĂ€r gĂ„ngen kom min mamma (oma) och mina tvĂ„ systrar. Vi Ă„kte till gröna lund via bĂ„t frĂ„n slussen till DjurgĂ„rden. Vi hade en underbar dag, vi omgĂ„s mer nu Ă€n vad vi gjorde nĂ€r jag bodde i Tyskland. Jag tror att det beror pĂ„ att man tar allt för givet nĂ€r man bor sĂ„ nĂ€ra varandra. Nu nĂ€r vi bor i olika lĂ€nder sĂ„ uppskattar vi verkligen den tid vi har tillsammans mer. Ens familj, Ă€r ett av dom grejerna vi tar mest förgivet hĂ€r 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”. AssĂ„ fattar ni hur sjukt det Ă€r, helt galet att vi visar sĂ„ lite uppskattning av nĂ€ra och kĂ€ra. Hur grymt skulle det vara, om man dök upp pĂ„ en mĂ„ndag med blommor till ens mamma, pappa eller syskon, utan nĂ„gon anledning förutom att visa uppskattning och kĂ€rlek. Mer kĂ€rlek och uppskattning sa nĂ„gon aldrig nej till 🙂

 

Hi friends

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 DjurgĂ„rden. 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 🙂