First sailing weekend of 2016

We have really been looking forward to going sailing, but because of my arm we had to put it off for a bit. But last weekend we finally decided to head out. We packed everything in the car, and after lots of traffic around Hamburg, we made it to Årøsund at about ten in the evening. We had planned to start out bedding the v-berth so the kids could go directly to bed and continue sleeping. But when they realized where we were they became fully awake and stayed up until midnight. Continue reading

Home alone

One of the reasons that it is possible for us to live in Germany is that Esben usually travels for his job. The way it works is that he is out two weeks at the time, currently mainly in France or the UK, and then he works from home for two weeks. The consequence is of course that I am alone with two kids in a foreign country for two weeks at a time while also having a full time job. But it’s okay. Because when Esben is at home, he is truly at home, being able to pick up the kids a bit earlier and occasionally coming in to join me for lunch. Also, we have arranged our life so that it’s logistically possible to be alone with the kids; we live right next to Mattis’ kindergarten, which is located right next to Runa’s school. So mornings are easy. And my job is a 20 minute drive away. Continue reading