When thinking back of January ’18 I remember I felt both scared and excited. I was working my last month at Södra, my safe full time job.
Not knowing what’s gonna happen for the future… ”trust the process of letting go”.
Very interesting letting go, scary as hell but so so good for your soul!
You don’t need to know every step of the journey..
We had Sofia for a visit, the little song bird from LA. We made a snippet for her music video here in our home. Then travelled up to Stockholm for a night to listen to her singing live at Grandpa.
Free as bird. Me with my two businesses. A trip to LA. The city that sweeps you off your feet. I stayed with Sofia for a week. Gosh – those hikes, that sunshine, a lot of time on my own was exactly what the doctor ordered.
Mid February arrived and so did Kristin, we had 7 days together and created the most amazing photos and content in FGL’s history!
I started this blog…
Between 2008-2012 I wrote my first blog. If only I had continued, so many memories would of been saved, all my travelling around the world and jobs I had a long the way. Nevermind, I’m back now .
Thanks for reading !
My nan was very ill, I went to see her everyday. The 21st of March she said good bye to this world. I was with her holding her hand. I miss you every day, Linnea. Sadly lost two members in our family, at the start of March Jacob’s grandfather passed away as well.
A low March indeed but also one with a high, I fell pregnant, still didn’t know about it though.
First collaboration with Kappahl – so much fun. I now fully realised why I left my job couple of months earlier.
We spent time in England, Bristol. Went to Jake’s grandfather’s funeral. Enjoyed precious family time. Couldn’t fly from England due to a bus fire at the airport so we got caught in London for 3 days. Our Easter was spent in London. Met an old friend from our Sydney days so we had the best of times. First time I enjoyed London, in fact its’ a really cool place along the back roads.
Soon after we came home I found out I was pregnant. THANK YOU LIFE.
It was hard to believe at first, don’t really know why but we took another test before we were 100% sure.
End of April was my dear grans funeral. As beautiful as it was tough. She almost made it to 100 years old, 99 and 10 months. Till her very last day she was such a strong lady.
Summer arrived early. We prepared our boat for the season.
Went out to the islands over the weekends. Lush weather throughout the whole of May. +25 degrees. Sweden you were truly in bloom.
FGL was also in bloom, both online and in our shop due to the summer that arrived so early.
The end of May we travelled back to England for a lovely wedding. Also spent time in Fletchers family home in Spain before it got sold.
The venue was the most beautiful place ever.
Weather – amazing. Warm sun filled days, everyday. Spending most of my time at FGL Store. We were so so busy. Unreal. Great fun!
Receiving fine pictures, sent to me daily from Kristin who was on a holiday driving around Europe, lakes and mountains from the Italian countryside.
Around end of June we started to tell we’re expecting a baby. Both scary and unreal at the same time. Sharing our news made it easier to take in, to see peoples reaction was great fun.
Yet another hot month. Basically a heat wave since may by now – no rain. Our lawn was yellow. We moved to our summerhouse for 4 weeks, love that little house.
Work wise we spent a lot of time packning orders – hit a new record in July. So many visitors came to see us from all over Europe. We couldn’t believe it! WOW! THANK YOU!
Jake and I went camping for few days down south, sleeping in our beloved old car. Which I really really enjoy. We used our boat a lot too, took it out in the bay – anchor up and jumped in for swims.
Sadly on the 18th of July my uncle passed away very suddenly.
Starting to see my bump, here I thought It was rather big (cute and tiny looking back).
The heat wave was still hanging around, so unreal. Me & Kristin spent so much time together working at FGL. Here we had already ordered stuff that was coming in for our autumn/winter collection.
We love our place, it’s so magical.
End of August Jake’s Nan flew in for a visit. So nice to take here around to our favourites spots.
We spent 10 days away. Wedding in France. The most unreal experience ever. So beautiful. I was in week 27 and in the time of the pregnancy I grew so quickly – belly got big in one week! Remember I was struggling to walk long distances, when the days were full from start to finish I was knackered, totally blown out. Seeing so many people each day was very tiring, but so lovely. My lack of sleep started around this time I recall.
We found out that Jakes brother was expecting a baby too – so our mini stinks will get a cousin in April this year! YAY!
I turned 35 years – celebrated with a dinner and friends.
Bought myself some peacock doves.
Kristin kidnapped me to Håkesgård for a night away with Lisa & Jennie, still have a smile on my face from our night together, hahah!
Busy October due to many lectures, dinners and planing the summer collection for 2019. Jake went back to England for a wedding. Belly was growing alright.
Doing check ups every second week. Love hearing our baby heart beats. Again busy with FGL and other collaborations.
Starting to get ready for the baby’s arrival. Everything we could come up with. I did my last collaborations for the year and felt really good slowing down – FGL kept me busy.
Lectures & workshops at FGL.
1st of December our house was decorated and ready for Christmas, oh, and our baby. I was certain Finn was due on the 4th for some reason, but not even close. Jake said 10th, not close either. 17 days later he arrived.
Since I was feeling good up till the 17th of december I was still working little bit with FGL, I spent two days in the shop when it was opened.
Then the rest from home. Kristin & Frida were packing away few times a week as December is always busy.
But on the 24th of December we had to go in to the hospital. I couldn’t sleep in the nights so I had to get some help. Thank god for acupuncture and a sleeping tablet.
So we spent our days in the hospital during the whole Christmas period, different, but it was cozy believe it or not. Slow days and lots of waiting but we were in very good hands and got very spoilt to.
27th of December little Finn entered this world.
The last day of the year 2018 we went home with our boy, happy and excited.
Thanks for a fun and great 2018.