From Military officer in the Swedish army to housewife in Brazil may seem like a giant leap. It is. But there is an old adage I like to use; “anything worth doing is worth doing well”. So for the past 2,5 years I have been busy honing my skills as a housewife and finding ways … Continue reading Caroline’s Housewife Guide
Family trip to Maresias on the east coast of São Paulo had us explore 3 ways to experience the beautiful beaches of Brazil. Continue reading Maresias – Beach trip in November
As always Marcia organized an amazing Portuguese class today. The class was held at a really cute artesanal art shop on Rua 5 (the prettiest street in town) called Guapo. It is owned by a great couple that we just refer to “os meninos do Guapo” (boys from Guapo). Their real names are Zé and … Continue reading Taiwo and Kehinde; my Abayomi twins
This is in answer to all those annoying questions and comments I’ve had since we decided to move here and exchange my title from Army officer to Housewife. Comments from people at home like “So, what do you do all day; eat bonbons?” (Queu mental image of Sybil Fawlty with bouffant do and all) don’t … Continue reading The sum of all stress
I’ve, by coincidence, taken a leave of absence from social media and I’m liking it. It has made me think of how we live our lives for others with a need to document all our special moments to share with others. By not sharing, my moments are private and exclusive to me and those I am spending time with. And it also leaves lots to talk about when I see friends. 😁 Continue reading Let’s share our lives IRL!
Bonito in the western part of Brazil is a beautiful place to get som R&R and see some of Brazil’s beautiful nature.
Continue reading Bonito in June 2019
Time for another cool portuguese class with Professora Marcia. Today we went to one of our favourite cafés in town; Mondrian. We often go there to have their awesome omelet with pesto, mozzarella and spinach. On special occasions I take the kids there after school and treat them to a waffle with ice cream. On … Continue reading Warding off evil Brazilian style
What does juggling have to do with learning languages? A lot as I discovered on our recent language class. Continue reading The Art of Juggling in Portuguese
Being an expat can be the most amazing experience in a lifetime but it can also be the hardest. These past 15 months I have experienced both. From amazing new friendships to feelings of isolation, being an expat is both difficult and awesome at the same time. I am about to tell you, in my … Continue reading The best and worst about being an expat
Brazilian behavior is very different from that of us Swedes. So here are my favourites from Brazil that I wish I could export to Sweden. Continue reading Brazilian behaviours for export to Sweden