Baltazar

The kids loved it last year and they love it this year. Fabulous place for children where they can play for hours. THE famous Baltazar in Skövde. It costs only 100 kr for the whole summer so it is really a great investment where children can learn new things having fun in the same time. I was told next year Baltazar will even be bigger with more things to explore. I can hardly wait for it!

Djeca su ga prošle godine obožavala a i ove godine su bili oduševljeni. Baltazar je predobro mjesto gdje se mogu igrati satima. Košta samo 100kr za čitavo ljeto i može se reći da je investicija u djecu da se čitavo ljeto uče nove stvari dok se igraju. Rečeno mi je da će se slijedeće godine Baltazar proširiti za čitav sprat tako da će biti još zanimljivije. Jedva čekam da i to vidim!

Aqua vitalis

For a long time I haven´t been able to spend some time for myself and just relax, so yesterday my mom told me and my sister to go to Aqua Vitalis for a couple of hours to relax. We where fast to get away and get some time alone. To bad I cannot do it more often. Već dugo vremena nisam imala vremena za sebe i da se samo opustim, i tako mama reće meni i mami da odemo par sati do Aqua Vitalis da se odmorimo i družimo. Bile smo brze pobjeći iz kuće da se ne predomisli 😛 Šteta samo što ne možemo ovo češće raditi.

Adrians first visit in a museum / Adrianova prva posjeta u jednom muzeju

It might be a little difficult to beat Adas first visit in a museum which was Hagia Sophia (old post) in Istanbul, but Adrian was not to bad either. He had the opportunity to come to the Swedish Museum of National History which is the major museum of natural history in Sweden. Adrian was brave and silent looking interested at everything. Especially the face of Eva draught his attention.
I do have to admit it is fascinating to look at her face and imagine for a second the whole human history 🙂 

Iako je možda malo teško nadmašiti Adinu posjetu u prvom muzeju Aju Sofiju (old post) u Istanbulu, Adrian nije isto ništa gori. Imao je mogućnost da posjeti najveći muzej prirodnih nauka u Švedskoj. Bio je fin i miran i sve je zainteresovano gledao. Međutim posebno mu je privukla Ava pažnju.
Moram priznati da je i meni bilo interesantno njezino lice gledati i malo maštati o  čitavoj ljudskoj istoriji 🙂

Girl cruise on a Sunday / Krstarenje sa djevojkama jedne nedjelje

Today morning I woke up at 5h!
At 7.10h me, my sister and over 300 women checked in on Silja Line for a cruise to Aland. The cruise was organised by “Aktiespararna”, and contained great talks about stocks.
We met the CEO Therese Lundstedt for the Aktieinvest telling us about the possibility to buy shares of a stock instead of a whole stock (great when very expensive stocks), as well as Sandra Lindqvist that has made the “Framtidsfeminist fund” a fund only investing in companies that promote equality among the upper management. Very clever and nice idea.
A fascinating story was also told by Andra Farad whose alias Börshajen has made a fascinating travel from a suburb of Stockholm to run her own business educating people about stocks.
It was very motivating and gave me a chance to talk with women with the same interest and discuss strategies, mistakes and victories.

Jutros sam se u 5h probudila!
U 7.10h smo sestra, ja i još preko 300 žena uradile check-in na Silja Line trajektu za krstarenje do Alanda. Krstarenje je organizovano od Aktiespararna i sastojalo se od predavanja o dionicama.
Sreli smo izmeđuostalih CEO od Aktieinvest Therese Lundstedt- koja nam je pričala o mogućnost kupovine djelove dionice (super, ako su jako skupe dionice), Sandru Lindqvist koja je napravila Framtidsfeminist fond ( Budućnostfeminist fond), gdje investira novac samo u firme gdje ravnopravnost vlada u višem menadžmentu.  Jako pametna i fina ideja.
Interesantnu životnu priču je Andra Farad -Börshajen ispričala o svom životnom putu iz predgrađa Štokholma do osnivanje svoje firme koja se bavi edukacijom o dionicama.
Bilo je jako motivirajući ići na ovo krstarenje i dalo mi je šansu da pričam i sretnem žene koje su isto tako zainteresovane u dionicama kao što sam i ja. 

Adrians first trip to Sweden /Adrianovo prvo putovanje za Švedsku

Today was Adrians first flight ever and typically it took ages. I actually think I’ve never travelled so long to get to Sweden. We left Karlsruhe around 12h and arrived around 19.30h . They where awake the whole journey. At home the kids where so excited so they fell asleep around 22h. Me on the other hand I am to tired to sleep and I am thinking of a lot of things. Funny thing in the end was that the last stairs where colorful:)

Danas je bio Adrianov prvi let, naravno se izdužio. Mislim da nikad nisam toliko dugo putovala za Švedsku. Krenuli smo iz Karlsruhe oko 12h i stigli oko 19.30h. Djeca su bila budna skoro čitav put. Kad smo stigli tako su bili uzbuđeni da nisu mogli spavati i tek oko 22h su zaspali. Ja u drugu ruku sam bila tako umorna da nisam od umora mogla zaspati i mnogo sam razmišljala. Bilo mi je baš simpatično vidjeti ove stepenice  kad sam trebala izaći iz metra.

Airberlin

A couple of days before departure I always have a feeling of expectation. How will the flight be ( I don’t like flying), how will the stay be, how will the weather be. Mentally I am tuned in on the trip.
When I got an email from the company that my flight has been cancelled and they “offer” a new trip for the same money…I got so angry. I had payed extra to spend as little time as possible at the most boring airport I have seen- Berlin Tegel. This with two children of which one cannot walk. The offer I got is to spend 5 hrs there? Seriously? Angry I called Travelstart that told me to call airberlin. So I did.
The girl I talked to was so nice. She booked me a flight at Friday (fr. Stuttgart but still). I cooled down and got happy I can go to Sweden.
I have to say I got surprised of how important it is with good customer service… Had it been differently, I would have never flied with airberlin again. Now, I hope I will get these tasty little airberlin chocolate hearts when finishing the trip 🙂


Picture: I got surprised when I saw that this is the flight we got booked on. Quite expensive / Začudila sam se kad sam vidjela koji let nam je zakazan. Poskupo…
Par dana prije nekog putovanja uvijek dobijem osjećaj očekivanja. Kako će let proći ( ne volim letiti), kako će biti na mjestu, kakvo će biti vrijeme itd. Mentalno sam skroz usmjerena na to putovanje, tako da kad sam dobila mail da je otkazan let dobila sam fras.
Ponuđena sam putovanje gdje moram pet sati čekati na Berlinskom aerodromu. Sa dvoje male djece nema šanse da hoću tu torturu da prođem. Nisam džabe platila više da to ne moram proći. Ljuta sam nazvala Travelstart koji su mi rekli da zovnem Airberlin. I tako sam i uradila.
Cura s kojom sam pričala je bila tako fina. Zakazala mi je let iz Stuttgarta u petak umjesto četvrtka. Jes da je iz Stuttgarta ali lakše to nego biti na aerodromu sama. Bila sam sretna da mogu ići u Švedsku.
Bila sam malo zaćuđena koliko je bitna lijepa riječ i customer service (korisnićka podrška(?). Da je bilo drugačije nikad više ne bih letjela sa Airberlin, a sada se nadam onim njihovim slatkim čokoladicama u obliku srca 🙂

Moments where you wish you where on another planet / Momenti kad poželiš da si na drugoj planeti

The other day I had one of these days where I just wanted to pack my stuff. First, Ada fell asleep in the car. Arriving home I had to wake her up and take her out of the car. Doing that I felt like waking up the demon. Ada was crying and screaming. It took us half an hour to get inside the apartment.First obstacle done.
Ada had played in the sand while being in kindergarden so she was completely covered in sand, so obviously I had to bath her.
Being in no mood for bathing she was screaming as had I put her in 10 degrees water. Anyway I managed to bath her. Obstacle two done.
Here Adrians starts crying, being hungry I fed him. During these few minutes, my dear Ada decided to do make up using only lipstick…Neki dan bijaše jedan od onih dana kad sam se samo htjela spakovati i pobjeći. Prvo, Ada zaspe u autu kad sam je vozila kući. Kad smo stigli trebalo mi je pola sata da je probudim i izvedem iz auta. Kad se probudila bila je kao da sam aždaju probudila. Plakala je, vrištala je. Čitav je komšiluk znao da se Ada probudila. Ali prođe to.
Ada je bila sva u pjesku tako da sam je trebala prvo okupati. Inače Ada to voli, ali sada…Nastavila je samo agonija vriskom i plaćem. Ali i to prođe. 
U međuvremenu se Adrian počeo javljati i za svaki momenat je sve glasniji bio da bi na kraju plakao i vrištao i on. Bio je gladan, tako da sam ga uzela nahraniti. Za ti par minuta što sam ga hranila gospođica Ada se odlučila našminkati i za to je koristila moj karmin…

So back in the bath trying to remove all the lipstick. It was taking ages.
By this time Adrian is really nervous and cries and cries. I take him and try to calm him down. He pukes! It felt like a fountain. It just molded out of the mouth…all over the floor and the wall. So disgusting, and even worse  is that I had to clean it.
In meantime Ada was sitting in her room playing. She was silent !
As I entered the room she had painted herself with her color pens. Since that wasn’t enough, she had also painted the bed sheets.
I got crazy!
These are moments when I want to run off to another planet…and then I calm down and think these are actually the moments that I will remember later. So it is just to learn to appreciate parenthood and…continue cleaning!
Tako da sam je opet morala kupati i trebala je neka vjećnost da sklonim šminku. Adrian se nije smirio iako je jeo, nego je nastavio kenkati i plakati. Uzela sam ga i prozala smiriti, nije prošlo malo kad je tako povratio. Sve je odletilo na pod i na zid pljusnulo. Meni se zgadilo, a još gore mi je bilo što sam to morala očistiti. Dok sam ja to čistila, Ada je bila sama u svojoj sobi. Tiha!
Kad sam ušla u sebu sva se izšarala bojicama, po nogoma po rukama, stomaku po postaljini. Poludila sam!
Kad se sve ovako u jednom danu sastavi onda samo poželim pobjeći na neku drugu planetu…I onda se smirim i kontam ovo su momenti koji će mi ostati u sjećanju…i nastavim čistiti za njom…

 

Bonding with the kids / Vezanje djecom

Ada demanded to go to the zoo on Sunday,  so I fulfilled her wish that beautiful day. The most fascinating animal- the ice bear was injured and couldn’t be seen today.
The hit today at the zoo was the ice cream(?). Can´t say children are having high expectations on me 🙂
Looking at Ada I realise how fast time is passing. She is so big, and Adrian is already half a year. Somehow it is difficult to gasp.
Anyway, we had a beautiful picnic and I hope one day she will remember it. 

Ada je danas naredila da idemo u zološki vrt, ili kako ona to kaže, u skvt, tako da sam joj ispunila tu želju. Meni najljepša i najfascinantnija životinja- polarni medo je nažalost ozlijeđen tako da ga nismo danas vidjeli. Hit dana je Adi bio sladoled, tako da ne mogu baš reći da puno traži od mene.
Kad vidim Adu ne mogu da vjerujem kako vrijeme brzo prolazi. Već je velika, a i Adrianu je već pola godine prošlo. To mi je nekako teško shvatiti.
U svakom slučaju imali smo predivan piknik i nadam se da će se jednog dana to sjećati…

Fast reading / Brzo čitanje

With the Storytel application I have until now “read”  “Sell” from Fredrik Eklund and “30 sätt att göra affärer” (30 ways of doing business). I am now onto my 3rd book “Sapiens” of Yuval Harari.
I find the idea great of having the application for listening to so many books. Now even boring house work can be done easier.
I have made a list of the books I want to “read” and I really enjoy the feeling that it is actually possible to listen to one book per week maybe two depending on how long it is. I really love it!
Today, was a big day for my little boy. He joined us in the ferris wheel. No one really asked him, but since Ensar is in Croatia I couldn’t let Ada go herself, so we took a ride all three of us 🙂Sa Storytel aplikacijom sam do sad pročitala “Sell” od Fredrik Eklund i 30  sätt att göra affärer” (30 načina poslovanja). Sad sam već na trećoj knjizi “Sapiens” od Yuval Harari.
Smatram ovu aplikaciju sa hiljade knjiga za slušanje super jer sad mogu čak i kućnog posla malo uraditi a da ne crknem od dosade 😛
Napravila sam čak listu knjiga i sad ih samo jednu po jednu planiram prekrižiti. Postalo mi je moguće barem jednu knjigu sedmično pročitati a ponekad i dvije ako nisu duge.  Predobro!
A usput, danas je bio velik dan mom malom momčiću. Pridružio nam se na ringišpilu. Niko ga ustvari nije ni pitao, ali kako mu je tata u Hrvatskoj nisam baš mogla Adu samu pustiti, tako da smo se sve troje vozali 🙂

Frankfurt Airport / Frankfurt aerodrome

My brother had the connecting flight at Frankfurt airport and was to stay there for a couple of hours giving us the opportunity to come and meet him there. It took us 1.5h to get there and I am pretty sure that some people wouldn’t travel 1.5h to meet but for me it is important that my children meet there uncles or any other family. I believe in quantity rather than quality time with family.Moj brat je trebao presjedati par sati u Frankfurtu tako da smo iskoristili to vrijeme da se sretnemo. Trebalo nam je 1.5h da dođemo do aerodroma i sigurna sam da neki ljudi taj put ne bi prelomili… pogotovo sa djecom. Ali isto tako vjerujem da je jako bitno djeci da vide dajđe i ostalu familiju. Vjerujem da je tu kvantitet bitniji od kvaliteta.