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Thrilled, but without any clue what’s ahead

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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

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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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Vancouver

After coming back from Vancouver Island we checked in to the hotel, which served as a base-camp for all the visitors of the wedding of Natalie and Bruce, an old school friend of Annika. The wedding was the initial motivation for the trip, so it was really nice to spend some time with Bruce and his friends every day we were there. And the resort hotel was fantastic. The suite we were staying in was actually bigger than our apartment back in the days in Leppävaara :) Continue reading

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Protocol of a jetlag

How to explain a 11-months old the concept of time-zones. Exactly. You don’t. So here a little protocol of being 10 hours ahead of time. The usual sleep-rythm is sleeping 10 hours straight in a row between 7pm and 6am the following day.

Day 1:
Slept the night sleep in the plane.
Arriving around 10pm local time.
Went to bed around 11:45pm.
Woke up 1:30am.
Awake until 4:30am.

Day2:
Slept until 2 pm.
Two naps of 30 min. during the day.
Went to bed at 9:30pm.

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