So, big news! So far 2020 has given us a baby, unemployment, fleeing the country we lived in, moving to a new country, saying goodbye to our dog but hello to old and new friends and loads of other new things to adapt to.
And now a flat.
Yeah, you heard me right. My amazing mum has helped us out with buying a flat. Yep, awesome! The plan is for us to take a loan and pay it back though. I mean, we are two grown ups and we should be able to pay for ourselves.
But for now, best mum goes to mine.
The flat is in the house we are in now. It’s a 3 room flat at 80m2. Its got a balcony and two bathrooms. The view is epic and it’s got the best feeling to it. We are so happy to find this amazing flat.
Living room with the balcony and opened up into the kitchen.
Kitchen if you sitting in the living room
Bedroom. Love that wallpaper
Lukas lil circus room.
And balcony. Yes we will love this place.
We are moving in on the 1/10 to hopefully give us jobs for money to actually buy some things for the flat. You know, a bed and stuff 😊.
Tonight we are celebrating. George is doing his take over and me and Lukas will chill out with a drink. Perfect celebration.
Your world is easy and innocent. How I wish I could keep it so. How I wish that you never have to see the world for what it is, a place filled with scared and ignorant people and the actions made by those people.
The year you were born is not an easy year. Australia was on fire due to our neglect of the planet, a global pandemic swept the world and it closed down its borders rather than work together and in America black people were killed for simply being black.
And it’s only June.
But, there is light as well. The world is protesting. Rising up together to see change. I hope that by the time you can read this change has happened and we are on the other side.
Your father and I hope to raise you in love. We are lucky to be able to give you not only our love but that of grandparents, cousins, friends and family. But also chosen family. Family that we’ve found in our travels of the world. People that care about you as much as we do.
We hope that all of that love from people all over the world will give you the strength and courage to be that change. To lean on us and be part of what we hope the world to become.
It might seem daunting but I hope it will be so natural that’s it’s not even a question. That together well all make the world a better place.
Cross your fingers for us. We have the last bid on the flat and are really, really hoping that we get it. It’s lovely and perfect and I can really see our family there and Lukas growing up. And hopefully even a sibling. Someone Lucky Luke can boss around like a champ.
He ate bolognese today. With his whole face. Like you should do. There is no questions about his love for food. Then he had banana and peanut butter. A whole 3 course meal.
The weather is ace. Sunny but not too warm. George is loving it. His soul is definitely European.
When I’m lucky I even get him to go on walks with me. Winning!
Little guy is sleeping on me but hopefully we can get out and walk around a bit. See town. All to take my mind off the flat. It’s nerve wrecking waiting around to see if we get it.
Good morning! We are sitting inside on a lovely day waiting for someone to install a laundry machine. And for the real estate agent to call back. And to get info about maternity pay from Sweden. And for George to get a job. And…well, we are waiting for a lot. Right now life is a bit of a waiting game. One step forward, three back. Everything takes forever.
However, we are lucky. Comparing to what is happening in the world we are so privileged. Not only white privilege but also the fact that we have parents that can help (thank you awesome parents), we have money saved up and an awesome little baby.
So not complaining, just slowly going about our lives hoping the world will grow into a better place.
On a happier note. Here is a video of little Lukas rolling around. He’s no speedy Gonzales but it’s happening.
Yesterday we went to the park for a bbq for George’s basketball team. Funny he is now coaching for the team I played for as a kid. Me, not exactly a talent…
Lukas was a big boy in shorts
Reading his book. 5 months on Thursday he’s a little boy now. He’s still my baby but he’s such a lovely little person. All smiles and love and cuddles. He still fall asleep so happily on our chests.
Speaking of my baby. George treated my to sushi on Mother’s Day.
And a lovely flower.
And my baby to almost sitting. So yes, can’t complain about anything in my amazing life with my little family. Love them to bits.