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Spring weekend with hormonal roller coaster

Saturday Morning Walk around the house. We were joined by Xucla the dog, and Igor the cat. The birds were singing all over and around us, the sun was shining with such an intense golden light, and everything was beautifully green and fresh. It really, really feels like there's no turning back to winter now- summer is officially around the corner. 
Pi and Igor playing in the green green grass. I felt so lucky to be living here. Remembering this time of the year in Sweden; how it might as well still be winter, with snow, icy winds, darkness. How the body and mind shuts down in the cold. How you don't feel like doing anything when it's dark. You just wanna stay home. How the sun makes you open up, feel easy, light, alive. I am starting to think I'll never ever be able to move back to Sweden again. Life is so much easier when you're feeling warm and you have light in your life. I'm so happy that my son gets to grow up with this kind of freedom- freedom from having t…

Lost and Found: La Confiteria, Raval, Barcelona

I lost all the pictures I took during my year in Barcelona. Many of them are here on the blog, of course, but the vast majority have vanished into space. So when I found a few Dropbox folders with work that I had sent to magazines and to my journalist colleague, I was so happy to "re-join" the folders and re-import to my computer. It was like finding a lost treasure. So much work and so many memories. 
This place, La Confiteria, is one of my favourites in Barcelona. It feels so authentic. So rich, so full of secrets and stories and life destinies. It's dark and cozy. At night it's loud and bright. It's a refuge from the hardships of the city and the bad economy- a glass of cava is very very cheap here. 
These bottles are so classicly Barcelona; they're for filling up the vermouth with fresh, sparkling soda. But they do so much better at being decoration. Beautiful. 
Cozy, majestic and weird. Old things, polished windows, lights mirrored and reflected in the glas…

Yikes!

One month to go til due date- but it can happen any moment now! Went to a scan this morning; head is very low and fixed, baby's weight is 2.7 kilos, he's fully baked and cooked and ready to come out and meet the world! I really feel the way I did towards the very end with Pi so I keep thinking it's gonna happen soon. Omg! Yikes... Are we ready for this?!?!? I feel I have sooo much to do before he comes! My to-do list just keeps growing and growing. How am I gonna manage?  Oh well. He will come when he comes. I just have to focus until then...

Sunset in March with spontaneous photoshoot

When I was pregnant with Pi, we used to do regular photoshoots throughout the pregnancy. It was a really nice project and we had a lot of fun. One time we even got a stylist and set up a studio in our kitchen.  Now it's different. This pregnancy is passing by a little bit more unnoticed and Pi is getting most of our attention. We keep saying "we need to do a photoshoot!" but it just doesn't happen as the day-to-day business is happening all the time and once Pi is asleep both parents just collapse. Life... Happening.  On Sunday we went to one of our favourite beaches, Cala Conta, to watch the sunset. When we arrived, it was very blue-purple-yellow toned and looked like an oil painting. We then spontaneously took some pictures with me, Pi and the belly in front of this cool grafitti-wall in Cala Contita. Once the sun had set, this incredibly pink glowing light came out from behind this big rock in front of the beach. Wow. So beautiful!  Here are some pictures: 






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