Let me share pictures from my trip to Malta end of October. If you haven’t visited. Go if you have the chance.
In 2009 I’ve got asked to work on a private yacht. Guess if I said YES or YES? I packed my bag and left. Best decision ever made. That changed my life to the better.
I worked as a chef for almost a year. Loved it! Hardest job for sure. But goddamm it, I got myself some experience – a taste what our world can offer outside our comfort zone. I was 26 years young at that time. 10 years has gone by. I can’t believe it! a lot has happened since then. Being back on the island I once loved on gave me so much energy. Amazing memories, my happy place. My camera broke just before our trip, so its only photos from my phone.
Exactly here I used to work, in Tax biex.
Malta is a historical place. Lots todo see and eat. My favorite in the Mediterranean sea. We stayed in a Airbnb this time and it was so nice. Email me if you wanna get some more info.
It’s not gonna be 10 years till next time. Hopefully February march 2020.
Let’s go back about 5 years. I was scrolling down a long way in my feed this morning and I thought it would be fun sharing some memories with you guys.
It’s only screen shots but that’s ok I hope.
Pic 1 From our time in Australia 2012.
Here I am together with my sister in law celebrating Australia day. Pic 5.
When a lock smith had to come and undo the garage door, I accidently left the keys inside the garage.
Embarrassing cause we lived in a van in Jake’s brothers garage at that time. Lan lord ddn’t even know we stayed there. OBS! Pic 6. The van. Our bedroom in the garage, gosh I loved living like a gypsy. So damn free. Pic 9. We were always playing monopoly. / Mir 1-0 Jake Pic 10. Jake & I at a festival +49 degrees in the sun that day. It was so hot my legs were in pain from the heat. Pic12. Sydney opera house and me drinking my last coffee before heading out to Thailand.
This screen shot above is mostly Bondi beach, litterally just outside our door step.
More festival pictures. Autumn 2012.
My first week back in Sydney seeing my man after 7 months apart.Can’t explain that feeling really. Happiness is an understatement. Pic 1. I had a mint green cruiser seen in the first pic to the left. Pic 2. Jake and the van, when it died just outside the mental home.
We were stuck for few hours, weird feeling.
Pic 5 to 9. Autumn vintage market with lots of cider in the sun.
Start of 2013.When our travels started.
We started off in Bangkok. Remember how much fun it was to be back.The need for harem pants were really big, this time I saved all orders in my journal so I could manage to keep track on every request.
So many wanted them in the same colours for kids and grown ups. Fun memories..
After Bangkok we headed up to Chiang Mai and adopted an elephant each, for one day only. Great day. Amazing and huge animal.
We spent 2 weeks in Cambodia. Many hours spent on the bumpy roads there.
Insanly hot weather, and a lot of poor people.
We went shopping in the supermarkets and bought as much as we could and handed out food by the roads. It was very corrupt, the police stopped us and said we had no lights at the moped, which was a lie, cause it was working but he forced us to pay money. If I don’t remember wrong he wanted U.S dollars. We payed. Couldn’t do or say anything really..
Back in Bangkok again – shipping harem pants like crazy, even got updates from Sweden with kids wearing them. SO cute.
We mostly went shopping at the night markets, ate delicious food, treated us daily with massages, sun bathing at the roof top pool. Nothing much but enjoying life.
You can’t travel forever so in April I got back to Varberg. 300 pants shipped with the post. Sat outside my apartment selling them on Sundays, and brought a few to the hotel. The spa ladies were thrilled.
I got a job as a restaurant manager at Spis & Deli.
It looks like I ddn’t wear anything else but those pants. Haha!
Kristin had a few as well, black elephant pattern and orange/red coloured ones and purple flower patterns if I don’t remember too wrong.
Jake where back home in England for a while since he’s been away for 3 years.
Lucky me he came to me in Sweden over midsummer, and then he was back here mid july.
He decided then he’s gonna move over. So he left England for me. Shit I’m a lucky gurl.
Said and done, in August he came and stayed.
5.5 years later we’re expecting our first baby.
Lots of things happend since and I’m forever grateful for all the joy it’s been.
Greetings from Spain and it’s absolute amazing here.
Today we took the ferry to Isla Tabarco. Such a little hidden gem.
It took 20 min to get there with the ferry.
I said to Jake that I could easily spent the weekend here. Absolutly nothing todo really. Such a tiny island you could walk around it in 20 min maximum.
Places like this gives you so much tho, total relaxation. Not much tourists either.
Suits me well.
Meet my new friend Eva. Such a gorgeous girl. I first seen her when she pulled a cats tail so I called the cat over. But he ran away quickly – me and Eva had a selfie moment together haha! had to take a photo of this cutie.
This was our view whilst having a lunch. I can tell you I enjoyed every minute of it.
1st of June is an extra special day cause my gran Linne’a should of turned 100 years old today if she still was with us.
We had a cake and few beers to saluté her for sure.
Shorts and Duster comes from my shop. Favourite outfit accually.
Days goes by so quickly and all of a sudden we left England for a sunny Spain. Thought I wanted to share photos from my walk the other day.
Strolling along Glouster road. A street full with art and funky shops.
It reminds me a lot of Berlin.
Such a cute little shop. I regret not buying the moon necklace in there since I lost my one…
Just after this place a stopped in a café for a lunch. Soon as I walked in there the first song played was ‘Gypsy’ with Fleetwood Mac. I called my lovely sister in Sydney and talked about things. We have common love for FWM so I thought I needed to give her a ring.
England is so cheap compared to Sweden. Two avocados for a pound is 75% less of the price . If you lucky you get two for 4 pound at home. All fruit and berries is also around a pound . Great for a veggie lover like me.
You may of read my previous post, regarding our lost bags. Here’s the update… They reached us much faster than expected, 1 hour before the wedding started actually –
VERY happy for that!
The Fletcher family travelled to Devon for good friends, Brad and Abby’s wedding. We stayed in Finlake Holiday Park. Set in the beautiful English countryside, Finlake has log cabins and static cabins. Surrounded by green rolling hills, forests and the sound of the wildlife, you can understand why this is a popular place to spend an ‘English Summer Holiday’.
An English wedding is different to those in Sweden.
We all met up on the Friday. More and more people arrived and the first night was like ‘a warming up party’ before the big day.
It got a bit late for some but I went home early. What was really fascinating is how the English always feel fresh no matter how many drinks the night before.
Wedding day started at 1pm located at the The Great Barn.
Even before the ceremony started I cried, walking in the the stunningly beautiful venue. Everyone looked so gorgeous and seeing the groom, that was enough to set me off!
The venue really was something else. Renovated barn, traditional oak wooden ceiling, courtyard and garden in full bloom, the out houses were from another world, take a look.
After the amazing couple said yes we were taken out in the garden. Same time as this the sun decided to join us. It was just the perfect day, drinks and nibbles and sunshine.
In England you can either get invited to both day & night, or the evening.
I think at the end there were up to 150 people.
Ladies – from the left Cassie, Becky and bridesmaid Kate.
The groom and his team.
The bride. Simply GORGEOUS!
Abby’s mum & Joel. Looking good.
Me and my Jake.
Grandad was happy. He smiled all day and all night, we had a long talk about his whole life. I love stories! 87 and a champion!
The Fletchers .
4pm we went back inside the barn.
I love how so many wear hats – makes the wedding extra cool for me.
Dinner, speechess, and dancing throughout the night.
Abby & Brad got both rain and sunshine on their wedding day,
I know in Sweden we say it means good luck to have that on your wedding day.
I’m still a bit taken by how everything could be soo perfect.
Start to finish.
Amazing people and lots of smiles, plus lots of new friends for me! Very grateful to be there.