in between all

Weather has been so good lately I barely believe we’re in Sweden anymore. But after all it’s summer!

Finkel is enjoying him self in the pool. His smile says it all.

This has surely been a busy week so far. A LOT has been accomplished already.
I’ve made 13 brownies, 40 pieces of snickers bars, 3 batches of granola – so we can serve breakfast all day in the van .

snickerbars coming up

I have prepped so I can make chocolate bolls tomorrow morning first thing.
Ordered all the fruit & veg we need for this weekend.

There is so much to do in order to get the van ready. All good fun, we are forever grateful for Jakes dad helping us out every day. Thank you!

Since we renovate our own house to, it’s all a crazy mess. Busy heads and full focus, and non stop work!
Got a bit upset when our painter didn’t show up in 3 days. High stress levels then, but now it seems we are back on track .. fingers crossed! cause we are suppose to move into the house by next week you see.

Everything is truly possible.

I’ll update again tomorrow, lots to share from our house and all the happenings this upcoming weekend.

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Our midsummer

Here it is. Our caravan.

Weather has been kind lately and that really makes things much easier for us. Jake is such a champion, he can do anything! Look at this for a transformation.

Farfars Lycka…. is now…. pink and beige.

Whilst all this has been happening, Marc, Jakes dad is helping renovate our new house. Can’t wait to show you guys how far we’ve come.

Midsummer weekend crept up and we spent the evening at Mia & Olof’s place. We had all sorts of weather last night, rain, sun, rain and strong winds all at one stage, 10 people had to hold the tent in down!

Midsummer is not midsummer without the bad weather in my opinion.

We played games and a music quiz, enjoyed a bbq and lots of delicious cake!

Today I opened a midsummer present, Finn received a whole box full of porridge from Alex&Phil. What a pleasant surprise! I have been thinking of these for a while and there they were. He had his first taste this afternoon and it was a huge success.
He loved holding onto the tube, just like that our little boy is not so little anymore.

Midsummer day has been fun due to the big changes on the van.

Dad came just in time for the first cup of coffee.

see how happy he is! 100% approved. Puhu!

Luckily we had some old fine wallpaper left over, just what the caravan needed.
Jake said earlier, everything about this caravan is recycled accept for the paint.
Pretty good right?

This project is probably the most crazy one we’ve ever done. With timing and other projects going it has certainly tested us. It’s all in the mind, say you can do it and give it everything you got.

That was all for now, thank you for the support so far, can’t wait to open this lil’ beauty and welcome you all…

Say yes and figure out how to do it later

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Right now

Let me give you a tour of our project(s) right now…

Welcome to us, the super busy family on Mossvägen.
It’s rather full-on these days, just how we like it. House has to be liveable within the next two weeks as we are moving in! At the same time the caravan must be ready, as we will be opening soon after Swedish midsummer.

But all is possible, once you put your mind to it. Trust me.

Jake spent his Friday spray painting our beautiful skirtings, luckily the sun was shinning.

Today he started his new project…the 1966 caravan.

We are so happy and grateful Jake’s dad is here to lend us a hand for two weeks.
Couldn’t be a better timing, hopefully the first floor of our house will be ready for the three of us. So thank you so much for helping, can’t thank you enough Marc!


Very pleased with the ‘grey/beige’ colour on the panel, feels spot on already. Eeeeeeeks! Super excited for all that’s coming, feels like home already.

The original interior and walls were ripped out just before I left so things are moving forward that’s for sure.

Here is a sneak peak of the paint…
Looks ready for milkshakes already. Perfect for the van, indeed.

M

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Kärleksparken in Varberg

hey hey hey!
I need to share a small secret with you. It’s about my better half
Jake. My amazing multi talented man.

There’s not much he can’t do. From building a house to cooking our food.
Sometimes he watches Youtube to learn a new skill or find inspiration for ideas he’s thought of.
For example, towards the end of last summer we bought a bee hive.

A bee community is something Jacob has always dreamt of having, so many hours spent researching on youtube and a day later we had hives placed in the garden.
Jake has always keep pretty busy and I love that.
Different projects here and there, one after another. No dreams are too big.

Talking about dreams, when we lived in Australia a few years ago we spoke about buying a van to drive around Australia…
Make a mobile coffee shop and work where we wanted too.
Since I have been a chef for 15 years and Jake is a great builder and electrician it didn’t feel so far out of reach.

But we moved back to Sweden, and have been here for 6 years now.
With this dream still lurking in the back of our minds, and the lovely location in Varberg called Kärleksparken being free this year (since dear Malin has chose not to keep her Juice & yoga there) Jake felt he wanted to give the Café dream a go.
Said and done.
Caravan found on Blocket. Few calls to the council, police and anyone interested. Papers signed. DONE.

Now it’s the part of getting the van ready within two weeks. EEEEEEEKK.
Tomorrow the renovation will begin and we hope to keep you up to date on our journey, every step of the way. Everything is going to be changed inside, outside.

This is such a fun project and I’m so proud of my Jake!
He always says in Sweden you can barely buy any good milkshakes. In Australia & in England you can get them everywhere. So Milkshakes will definitely be on the menu.

Juices, smoothies, soup and panini, oh & Fika obviously.
Hope you will join us on this journey. We will update daily, before and after how the renovation goes.
We will start the transformation on Friday the 14th of June.

So please say hi to the new, or oldie from 1966.

Farfars Lycka in Kärleksparken.
Instagram: @farfarslycka

For you who havn’t visited the park in Varberg before it’s located just by the water front.


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