31 December ~ Motivational Monday

Tomorrow is a new year. And for this Motivational Monday I thought this quote was a good one:

“A new year                                                                                                               A new start                                                                                                              And way to go!”

And as some of you now, I am moving with my husband to Edinburgh in a couple of day. I am going to study for a semester on Heriot-Watt University.

I am so excited. This is a big step for me and in my darkest moment I didn’t think I could do this, but I have the support from my husband. And my family of course. So I am really motivated right now. My emotions are all over the place.

But think of all you can do in this new year. Make it a new start. Don’t think about the past. Focus on the future. 

2019 here we come! 

One week from now…

I will probably be sitting on the sofa in our apartment in Edinburgh. Early Thursday next week we are being driven to the airport. And I haven’t started packing yet. This is starting to stress me… I thought I had a lot more time. The last couple of weeks have gone by so fast.

Today I have washed a lot of clothes and I need to wash a whole lot more. I have the bags at least. We bought 3 new bags a couple of months ago, but I need to buy luggage tags for them.

Do anyone have any good packing tips? I hate packing and I feel like I always miss something when I pack. I started writing a packing list a couple of months ago and I think our bags will be full. I was wondering if I should buy more bags, but we are already taking tree large bags that we are going to check in and we are each going to have a carry-on bag.

Now I have to go and hang laundry. Have an fantastic Thursday evening!

Love, Nea

Would you rather ~ Christmas Edition part 2

Time for would you rather the Christmas Edition part 2.

Would you rather wear ugly Christmas sweaters for 1 year or stay with the abdominal snowman for 1 week? I would rather wear an ugly Christmas sweater for 1 year. 

Would you rather take a look at Santa’s list or peek at your presents? Definitely take a look at Santa’s list.

Would you rather laugh like Santa or talk like an elf? Hmm.. hard… But I think I would have to choose to laugh like Santa…

Would you rather string a mile of popcorn garland or light & keep 500 candles burning at once? String a mile of popcorn garland.

Would you rather have snowflakes for eyelashes or icicles for teeth? Snowflakes for eyelashes.

Would you rather decorate 10 trees or wrap 100 presents? Easy. I would rather decorate 10 trees… I am really bad at wrapping presents.

Would you rather have Rudolf the Red-Nosed Reindeer for a friend or Frosty the Snowman for a friend? I think I will have to go with Rudolf the Red-Nosed Reindeer.

Would you rather be at home on Christmas and get lots of presents or go to Disneyland for Christmas but not get any presents? That’s an easy choice. I always wanted to go to Disneyland, so Disneyland it is.

Would you rather ride on the Polar Express or live in a giant gingerbread house? Ride on the Polar Express of course.

Would you rather solve a page of Christmas-themed math problems or write a five-paragraph essay about the meaning of Christmas? Write the essay.

Would you rather visit Betlehem or the North Pole? The North Pole.

Would you rather have pointy ears like an elf or have a nose that glows red like Rudolph’s? Have Elf ears.

What would you pick of these options? Have an fantastic Wednesday!

Love, Nea

Christmas Eve

Yesterday was Christmas Eve and the day that we celebrate Christmas in my family. But this year we spent the 23rd at my brother’s house with my sister-in-law, my nephew and my parents. My brother is working over Christmas so we thought we could make the 23rd to our Christmas Eve. We had a wonderful time with great food and laughter. My nephew loved his presets.

Yesterday we were going to have a mini celebration just with my parents at our house. But my mom wasn’t feeling well so my husband, our dogs and I spent yesterday alone at home. It was a cosy Christmas with just the four of us and I loved it. We got to spend some time with the dogs and just be together without any stress. And I didn’t spend a minute thinking about us moving and leaving the dogs in Sweden. And that was really nice.

We ate good food, we watched Kalle Anks Jul (Donald Ducks Christmas program) and then some Christmas movies. We opened our presents. And we laughed. And that is for me a wonderful Christmas.

Today we have no plans at all. I hope you all have a fantastic Christmas Day.

Love, Nea