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Hello our little Swedish house

So last week we became the owners of a  little red Swedish house.

We aren’t moving in for quite a  few months because we have lots of things to do to it before then!

Painting every inside surface white, ripping up lino, laying new laminate floor boards, new bathrooms, fixing the roof, adding a  mudroom and sunroom….

And eventually next year,  a lovely big open plan lounge/kitchen off the end looking out over the trees and paddocks.

Its old, its quirky, but we love it.

We  celebrated getting the keys with donuts at the house and exploring all the books and things the previous owner left for us.  xx

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Wendy - So picturesque! xx

Cassandra Kuru - Ooohhh it’s BEAUTIFUL!!! Love it & so happy for your family ? (and I LOVE that chair!)

Georgis - Black currants, red currants, bamse comics and pony club! What more could you want? Is that your dinky red car too?! Crack on with those renos- make sure there’s a cosy nook for Aunty George and Uncle Matt to come and stay!!!

Allana - Love love! Will visit soon. Miss you all. Xx

caroline - Fantastic looks so very beautiful – and pony club!

Vännforsen Nature Reserve, Vindelälven | Sweden

We took a  trip to Vännforsen Nature Reserve on Sunday.  There were some pretty trails to the river Vindelälven where we hung out soaking up the sun, eating lunch, finding beaver gnawed logs, stick fights, swims, mud treatments, and bare bum time (Rosie!).

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annette Clark - pretty amazing reserve and to think you had it all to yourselves
..i didn’t see another soul..perhaps they were nudist like Rosie and were hiding???? ..guess the mud was therapeutic as well ..everyone looks healthy and fit …miss you all ..hugs and love Nah Nah and Poster XXXX

Deb Chimes - Such beautiful photos Chels. It’s wonderful to see you all looking so happy and healthy. Hugs from our family to yours xo

chelseap - all to ourselves Nanna! So nice! That or maybe Rosie the nudist scared them all off!

when Annette came to visit | Umeå Sweden

We were so lucky to have our first Australian visitor come.  Hoping that there are MANY many more! Annette stayed with us for 4 days and I didn’t really want her to leave.  There may have been tears when she left. She got to experience the mosquitoes when we TRIED to do a  photoshoot of each other.  Impossible!

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Sami Jenkins - I love love reading about your adventures. I hope you’re loving it in Sweden beautiful fam xxx
I’m so happy I got to see you at the Burnett wedding.
Love ya chels xx

A day by the seaside | Kont Sweden

On Sunday we visited the seaside with the most loveliest of friends, the Lundins.

Barbecue spots are everywhere in Sweden with free wood.  Stefan cooked up the meat and we had yummy wraps for lunch.

A dip or many were had in the sea.  So refreshing and almost like a lake. Kids sliding into the water down the smooth rocks, enjoying getting out to the big rock in the sea.

Emma and Linnea loved walking Aggie… and Aggie loved it back!

Lisa, Stefan, Linnea and Emma, thank you for a wonderful day.  Looking forward to more just like it xx

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Jemima - STUNNING! What a gorgeous day! x

Annie Inglis - I have just found your gorgeous blog, Chelsea. How do i sign up?

chelseap - hmm Im not sure Annie how you sign up. Ill look into it! So glad you can follow along on our Swedish adventure xxx

Out + about | Umea

Just some odd pics I haven’t blogged from weeks ago

Dave chasing the kids along forest trails

A great glass house in the middle of a  swamp

Rivers close by

Riding in the hood

Those sweet fluffy rabbit tail flowers again..

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annette Clark - love them all …beautiful place ..especially the glasshouse int eh middle of nowhere ..what the heck is it ??/