As many of our latest weekends, this one was also filled with packing down the house. We did that friday evening and most parts of saturday. When it was 16.30 it was time for a coffee break, an idea is burned in my head. But I didn’t know how Fredrik should react (he knows that I sometimes can come up with really crazy ideas ?)
I came up with the idea to go to a hotel, just for the night and enjoy a room without moving boxes and packing. Normally you check in around 15.00 but now the time was already 16.30 ?
Both my husband and Junior really loved the idea, so we called our favourite hotel and checked if they had any rooms left, talk about luck, they managed to get us the LAST available room for the night and it suited us just perfect. We would’ve passed if it was a smaller room but this was really nice.
Me and Fredrik thinks that this is the same room that we had our wedding night in ?
Junior didn’t wanna spend all the afternoon in the room so we went down to the restaurant and ordered him a nacho-plate (and yes it’s apple juice in his glass)
After that we just wanted to enjoy the room and our beautiful view, so we ordered dinner through roomservice, and some of us (junior) used the bathtub and all the other things that the room had to offer, like snickers and coke from the minibar, one of the most expensive pieces of chocolate that I have bought in a while ?
Me and Fredrik enjoyed being away from our moving boxes for a while.
As the time between idea -> going to the hotel was like 20 minutes we didn’t pack much stuff at all. So roomservice was a perfect fit for us, so we could still chill in our ”work-clothes” for the day.
The day after we had great hotel-breakfast and a sleep-in before we went back home and back to ”work”. It was a really wonderful adventure and break from all the normal stuff that we do.
My father-in-law was back and picked up a lot more stuff that we are giving away, so nice !
We can really feel like we are getting closer now, the house is more and more empty, and more of the stuff is packed and ready for the trip to our next place.
As I told you in a previous post, we have bought a new camera, that both records and take picture in top-quality. We already have a great camera but the plan to record our journey to Portugal and perhaps release some material here requires a different type of camera. Our old camera is far too heavy to hold when you record.
We also need nice pictures to our instagram account ? you can find it here if you have not seen it before @motportugal.se
Junior got very excited when we talked about the idea and he really wants us to be a vlog-family. It seems like everyone in his generation knows a lot more about vlogs then we do ? but I didn’t know much about it before he explained to me that it’s like a blog but with video ? The eight-year old son teach his mom modern expressions ?
Junior starts by recording a lot of gaming videos as soon as the camera arrives ? (who really think it’s fun to watch other people play? ?) It’s really popular nowadays with gamers and gaming videos ? I also learned that they tend to have really weird names when Junior showed me some videos ?
I just have to add that his own videos are not posted anywhere as we think he’s a bit too young for being online.
But he’s a talent infront of the camera, not shy at all like his parents. The other day he was going to record a fortnite challenge (I think that’s the correct name), I didn’t know what Fortnite was ? as it’s not played in this house, but Junior quickly saved mom from the stone-age and got her back to the 21th century ?
He wants to record everything by himself and so he did this time too, he missed that the camera got a lot more than fortnite dancing ? checkout the video and find out what I mean ?
I really love his face expression when it happens, and then he continues to dance like nothing ever happened, he didn’t call his mom when he happened, the reason for that ? The content of the glass fell right down into a bag with towels so the juice ”just went away” ?
mmm, ? Den senaste veckan har det dykt upp en del märkliga bilder på min telefon, dessa bilder innehåller oftast ett par små fötter i ett vackert landskap.
Då jag inte visste vad jag skulle göra med dessa bilder så gjorde jag alltså precis likadant, jag tog en bild på mina fötter (som ska tilläggas är några modeller större) och skickade helt sonika tillbaka till den märkliga fotografen ?
Detta är alltså ett skämt, jag är fullt medveten om vem fötterna tillhör och jag vet precis varför jag får bild på dom, man kan säga att jag har jobbat för det ? Det är dock sant att fötterna är små och jag skulle vilja säga att mina egna är snäppet vassare ?
Nog pratat om fötter ? vad pysslar vi med här i vårt hus ? Vad tror ni ? Dagarna består av att packa så mycket vi bara kan samt att röja, rensa, skänka eller sälja. Det är faktiskt en befrielse att bli av med grejor, saker som stått orörda i många år och tagit plats men inte använts kommer nu till användning någon annanstans. riktigt skön känsla. Nu ska vi ju snart äntligen få åka tillbaka, och ska därför låta en del av allt vi packat fraktas ner så vi har lite bråttom att fylla dessa kartonger då dom ska börja sin resa redan nästa vecka.
Junior kom hem med dessa fina raringar till sin mamma häromdagen, var lite orolig vems trädgård som hade blivit länsad på alla fina blommor tills han glatt berättade att det var vår egen ? Gulligt ändå att tänka på sin mamma ❤
Vi har haft en ganska hektisk vecka och det märks av denna helg, energin är lite lägre och jag har blivit expert på att skjuta upp packningen ? men igår kväll unnade vi oss lite ledigt, Lukas hade en kompis över och körde varmkorvs meny till kvällsmat ? då passade pappan och mamman på att äta lite räkor (nämn att det är räkor i maten för junior och du ser inte röken av honom i köket ?)
Slängde ihop en saffranspasta, var bara tvungen att visa bilden, så sjukt fin färg saffran ger ? Sen att det dessutom blev gott är ju ingen nackdel.
idag tar vi det lite lugnare, förbereder veckan med alla aktiviter och umgås bara som familj, vårt hus är lite som fort knox idag, vi har låst in oss och njuter av att bara vara vi ❤
alltså kolla dom här två ? mina älsklingar, Den ena läser bok och den andra översätter blogginlägg till engelska.
Nä nu ropar tvätten och sen kommer jag mysa ner mig med dom där två stiliga grabbarna igen.
I know it’s a lot of pictures of bubblewrap and moving boxes now at the blog, but that’s what we do most of the time when we are free. I can guarantee you that we will take pictures of any other activities that we do so you get some variation ?
Worth to mention is that we actually have a really fun time doing this together, often together with our pretty lame but funny humour ? But most of all we know what the reward is and we look forward to that soooo so much !
Fredrik and me went to the recycling plant (again) and threw away a big load of garbage, so big that I couldn’t fit everything I wanted ?
so I gladly sacrificed some legroom to fit the two last bags into the car (clothes that was given away) ? perhaps not the most comfortable seating but clearly worth getting rid of two more bags ?
I’m FINALLY done with the bubblewrap! We have taken a pause now, me and the bubblewrap, for a indeterminate time. It became a big bunch of cute little packages that are going to go with us through Europe, a bit more packages then we calculated but ok … ? We really don’t want any of these boxes to get lost, it contains a lot of memories and inherited stuff, sending boxes via logistics companies has always worked very well but I would bet that the first time a box is lost is when we send irreplaceable, inherited memorabilia. ? Doesn’t feel like a good idea so we will bring them a long in the car when we go.?
The plans for a roof box is on the way, I think it will give us the extra space that we need ?
Junior was free from school one day this week, called ”Study day” in Sweden but we didn’t do much of that ? we spent the first part of the day together in bed, reading a book, playing some games and just enjoying each others company ❤ in the evening it was time for soccer practise.
The rest of the evening was celebration and good food thanks to a very successful meeting during the day, a meeting that can change our future.
It was celebrated with good food, some very nice flowers and lovely company ❤
When this post is uploaded it will be weekend and by then we know what’s on the schedule, more packing ?
We have invested in a new camera so we are planning on recording our trip through Europe, I asked on Facebook yesterday if that is something our readers want to join and watch? Both me and Fredrik is not really comfortable infront of the camera ? so please comment or Like this post if you want us to record our trip and release here ? So we know if we should start preventing our stage fright now already or not ?
After all the bubble wrap yesterday we decided to get away from the house a little bit, a good friend of ours told us that we need it sometimes ?. We don’t think about it while we are in the middle of everything, we try to take any free time to work with the packing and that leaves us stuck at home very often.
We decided to treat ourselves with some good food, so we went to Söderköping and a fantastic china restaurant, I’ve been there before, I was not very impressed by either the food or the service, but it was a couple of years ago and we’ve picked up some take away since then which we really enjoyed so we decided to give them another chance.
We don’t regret it, we couldn’t decide for one dish per person so we ordered a few more that sounded really good ? The waiter looked sceptically at us and explained that it will be a lot of food but we went forward with it ? look how delicious it looks.
The food came in very quickly and it was really well-cooked and tasty ? A lot of food on the plates and the best of all, it tasted very good. The service was awesome and the nice staff made sure that Lukas had ice cream with caramel sauce twice ? well it’s not very often that we are at a restaurant so we had to give him some sweets ❤ It was very cozy to have a family-dinner and a break from all the packing and bubble wrap ?
One of many funny moments during the evening was when I saw something I had not seen before, at the other end of the room was a man and his wife and they sat just below a lot of lamps, but this gentleman thought the light was a bit bad ? I guess as he magically pulls out a little bag which held a pretty big, portable table lamp that was able to light up the whole restaurant ? a really clever thing ? when he was done eating he folded the lamp and put it back into the bag, brilliant ?
Fredrik took a picture of the brilliant, portable lamp but sadly the guy was also in the picture so we cannot use it here ? Instead we give you another picture of the great food that we ordered, thanks to his beautiful lamp we managed to take great pictures of the food ?
But now it’s monday and the packing is on again, I told Fredrik a couple of weeks ago that we should test-pack the car before the day comes when we are going to go our 3500 km across Europe towards our dream-house.
So when I had empties the card this morning I put some boxes in to see how many we could fit ? Fredrik didn’t really like the result ? He thought that we should be able to fit more boxes on top of each other then we could. So I sent him a proposition today, about a roof box ?. We normally keep in touch most of the day when he is away on jobs and normally it’s done via WhatsApp. I really had to save this conversation, I haven’t laughed so much in a long time, first you can see how uplifting he is but he quickly realise that we have more stuff to bring down with us, for example golf-stuff ? it will most likely not fit inside the car. So I suggest a roof box on the car, it takes a few minutes for him to think the idea through and then he realise that it’s actually a pretty good idea, as long as it’s not ugly (we agreed on that pretty quickly ?).
Sorry for only having the print screens in Swedish.
(I am the green box and Fredrik is the white one)
It feels like a long time since I laughed so much, during a couple of minutes my sceptical man goes from not wanting to have the roof box, for different reasons, to start looking for a box to buy online and then realise that he might even be able to bring his own golf clubs if we buy a box ?
Love you honey ❤ Thanks for all the laughter and smiles you always give me !