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    Thrilled, but without any clue what’s ahead

    The last couple of days, quite some people wished us a nice time. They hoped that we’d enjoy our trip. And almost everybody asks what I think and/or feel about the whole thing. Actually, I have to say that I’m totally thrilled and getting nervous now little by little. But on the other hand I don’t know what will be ahead, and what’s waiting for us. I cannot imagine it. Not even a bit. I always say that I hope everybody stays healthy. And the rest we’ll manage. For sure. But of course, taking such a step includes a lot of excitement, and you also ask yourself if you can manage. During those insecure moments, it’s always nice to get some reassurance that we are doing the right thing. Yesterday night, I found this story on BBC. You can read it, or listen to it.

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    Incredible

    Incredible! Just one day of work left. The last weeks went so fast. It felt like the last kilometres of a marathon. While you’re in it, it feels it’ll never end. Once in the goal it hurts, but it was nothing. The last two weeks felt tough. A big workshop, a release and a lot of things to do. At home Linnéa got sick, didn’t sleep that well and couldn’t go to kindergarten. Niklas got sick too, and slept even less.Most of it went on Annika, but some part on me as well. It feels weird to fall asleep while reading a story to the kids. Me, I’m suffering from a rib-injury, caused by the last football match two weeks a go. Maybe I’m far too old for that. But as a consequence, no time for preparation, no escape from the every day duties to lean back, thinking about what is going to happen.

    In a bit more than a week we’ll be on our way to my parents where our journey begins. A lot of stuff we have to do until then. Getting the health insurance, international drivers licence, printing and organising all tickets, hotels, etc., stay healthy for a marathon Sunday in a week.

    But now, sitting here in front of the computer, having a beer, some french fries that were still in the fridge and had to be eaten, I’m enjoying the moment. Being sure that tomorrow will be the start of something pretty cool. :)

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  • How to prepare the kids?

    Now just two weeks left before we leave Munich. I still have a week of work ahead, which is packed with things to do. I’m completely caught in my everyday life, which does not give me much time to think ahead. Of course, it’s there. Permanently. And my poor colleagues at work have to suffer of my excitement. But still, I cannot grasp what it means to be gone and to start our trip. Anyway, if I cannot do it, how could Linnéa with her 3 years of age. Continue reading

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  • Passport

    I guess you’ll know it from every second big project you have to drive. You have a plan, you start on executing and you have the feeling that everything is going alright. You have the things under control it seems. But of course, you’ll know that it doesn’t go on as smoothly. That unforeseeable things will happen. How good you are, you can see in your reaction handling the situation. Panic is never a good thing. So, let’s see.

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