Veberöd Chronicles

(Very) sporadic insights into the life of a family in a small Southern Swedish town

Sunday, March 27, 2005


Saskia at Junibacken
Originally uploaded by lundapagen.
On Saturday we had a trip to Junibacken, the children's literature centre on Djurgården founded by Astrid Lindgren. It was jam-packed with parents and kids, as you might expect. The first thing we did was to take "Sagotåget", in which you sit in a carriage and are transported through a series of tableaux of scenes from Astrid Lindgren books. Everything but Pippi Långstrump actually. The reason for this omission becomes apparent once you leave the train and come into a large room with a full-size model of Villa Villekulla, Pippi's house. Both the last time we visited Junibacken and this time we were lucky to arrive at Villa Villekulla just in time for a spot of childrens' theatre, this time Pippi and a couple of pirates. There were also plenty of tables with paper and crayons, and the picture shows Saskia in full creative flight.

Saturday, March 26, 2005

The jungle at Skansen

In order to get Marit put into her Dutch passport Marjolein had to present herself together with Marit at the Dutch Embassy in Stockholm. Together with a meeting I was supposed to have with a couple of colleagues, we used this as an excuse for a long weekend in the capital. As you can see from the photo, the spring had come early to Stockholm, but Marjolein appears to be oblivious... Our hotel was out at Skärholmen, which necessitated two 20-minute trips on the underground every day - next time we'll look for a good deal in the city centre! Despite all the entertaining things we laid on, Saskia also decided to have at least one major tantrum a day, which made the whole thing stressful, but in the end it was worth it.

On the Friday we looked mostly around shops. My meeting was supposed to be on Saturday morning but one of my colleagues suddenly got influenza so I ended up meeting them on Friday evening, before his symptoms got too bad.

The jungle at SkansenOriginally uploaded by lundapagen.

Sunday, March 06, 2005

Another one bites the dust

Today we were at Malmö Mässan to see the Home and Garden Expo. Plenty of inspiration and temptation to spend lots of money on home improvement projects. We finally found the exact windows we would need to replace our rotting downstairs ones though. But I digress. We had dinner at a tapas restaurant in Malmö afterwards and Saskia lost her second tooth. Not due to anything in the food of course: the tooth in question had been dangling precariously at various angles for more than a week. No need to post a photo this time, it was the tooth on the left of the first one lost (which has now almost been replaced, by the way...)

Marit lifts her head (again)

Marit lifts her head
Originally uploaded by lundapagen.
Although we strive to capture those historical moments in our childrens' development, we don't always succeed. We could pretend that this was a photo of the first time Marit had lifted her head this high, but it isn't. It is the first time she's had such a cheeky expression though... After holding this pose for 10 seconds or so, she rolled over on her back, which she started to do last Friday when Dad was away in Grenoble. Likewise with the laughing... Oh well, you can't win 'em all.