One might believe that Sweden always snowy during Winter. Well, not in southern part of Sweden where I am from.
It is it is cold though, the kiddos are slowly adapting.
Brrr! Its cold!
Its funny. I spend 26 years in Sweden, but my body seem to have forgotten about the cold. I am just soooo cold. The kiddos are too, but they are much better at adapting then I am. Even though they have lived their whole lives in tropical heat. I am enjoying all cozyness though. The endless cups of tea, candle lights and all warming food. I do love Sweden, even the cold. After all, I am a Swede!
But of course! Of course you can find snow in Singapore! The only thing you have to do is go to Tanglin Mall any evening in December at 7.45 pm. And there you got it. It might be a bit more “fluffy” than what we are used to in Sweden. But you can play in it wearing only shorts and you wont be cold. So I call it break even!
I love Lucia, a Swedish Christmas celebration! And since I got kids I have been waiting for me to see them walking in a “luciatåg”. This year was the year. The kiddos has participated in two Lucia celebrations. And I have loved every second of it! They are super cute, right?
We have been feeding some of the animals at Singapore Zoo. A really cool thing to do! Singapore Zoo is a great zoo by the way. So if you are up for looking at animals in a tropical setting this is the place to go!
When in Singapore you kind of have to go to Raffels Hotel and drink a Singapore Sling. The drink is so-so to be honest. But the setting lovely. Def worth a visit!
Perhaps one of the things I like the most with Singapore. The evening swims. In the middle of the week. Just because.
Our beedroom. Mostly in white and brown. I like my bedroom to be very peaceful with few things and colors.
Of course the kids took over the photo-session. As they always do 🙂
Glad to hear that you want to see our home :-). We live in a 4 bedroom apartment, with 3 balconies. The apartment is located in the middle of the trees on 6th floor and I just love watching colorful birds flying by in the mornings. We have a lot off stuff from IKEA at our house, after all we are Swedish, but I love mixing it up with local treasures. And after 8 years in Asia our home has def gotten an Asian touch. There are plenty of lovely stores in Singapore, so finding something nice for your home should be easy.
Here are a 3 of my favorite Singapore stores:
Christmas has arrived in Singapore and Im loving every single bit of it!
Whop whop. Got new sunnies today, and I love them! Im lucky to live in the tropics where you need sunnies all week long 🙂
On my China-cabinet today
People, I never showed you around our apartment. What do you say, are you guys up for it? If you are I will snap some pics and show you around 🙂
Anyone that thinks a picture of a kid is taken i peace and quite, well think again :-). There is always a playful chaos whenever I take a picture. Never a dull second. This is the behind the scene to one of my photo shoots this weekend.
And this is the result. Those eyes!!!
All the best
We normally have a helper, as you do when you live in Singapore :-). Honestly, having a helper is the reason why I can have little kids and still work. It would not be possible without that kind of help. And these weeks we are in between and this mama is working hard! 2 kids, 200 sqm, my own business and a travelling husband. Lesson learned, Im a much better mom when I get the space to do a few other things, like working .-)
PS, Im offering great deals on Christmas photo-shoots. Pop me an email for more info, firstname.lastname@example.org
I´m with her.
Thats all I have to say today. I´m with her. (And thank God that I told M to sell off most of our stocks a few months ago… I saw this coming…)
Love and Light (that´s what the world need today)
Something I love about Singapore is all the beautiful houses.
What do you love with your city?
Today’s Business Look!
This is me going to my office, that is to the little room in the other corner of the house 🙂 I’m running my own business in Singapore, so I’m working from home. For our family, where both my hubby and I like to work, this setup has enabled us both to work and spend lots of time with the kiddos. Sure, I miss going to the office, but at the moment my business is a lot of fun, so it works really well.
I was also lucky to set up my business already a few year ago. At that time it was easy for us “spouses” to set up our own companies in Singapore. Now, the government has made it a lot more tricky. It is still very possible, but a bit more complex :-). If you are moving to Singapore and thinking about your work-options, pop me an email! I’m not an expert, but I might be able to give some ideas.
Sometimes I love that my hubby travels all week and leave me home alone with the kiddos. Like when he remembers that I need a new black bag and does some shopping :-). Thanks honey!
Shopping in Singapore can be a sad experience for your wallet. I find that going online is the way to go if you want to (try to) go budget. Here is my fav places for shopping online in Singapore.
iHerb – health and beauty products
Open Taste – fruit and veggies
Redmart – food
FortyTwo – interior design
Lazada – every thing
Carousell & Craigslist – second hand
We have visitors from Sweden and took them to China Town this weekend. After 8 years i Asia I feel at home there :-=
Sometimes all you need is a few girlfriends, Mexican food, and a kick-ass drink!