On our last day in Vennebjörke, our host said to us that, yes, it’s a lot of work looking after an over 400 year old house and taking care of their own holiday home as well. „But this place is just good for the heart.“
„Just one more week. Then we can relax a little. Then things will calm down a bit. Then we can talk about something other than who can work how much when and how we’re going to organise ourselves around Arlo. The to-do list will get shorter, the calls to the handymen become less frequent, the frozen pizza diet will finally end. Then we won’t have to wash [...]
Tomorrow. Tomorrow I’ll write something for the blog again. After I’ve answered these 13 emails. And edited all of the pictures that my computer insists are cramming the hard drive. After I’ve called the Telekom. And have dropped off the forms to get a kindergarten voucher. And have paid a visit to my accountant. After I’ve posted something pretty [...]
The idea of running around on the beach halfnaked made me feel more than a little queasy before our holiday. Wearing a bikini is not on my top 10 list of favourite activities anyway. So how would it feel with a massive belly? My safety net: this kaftan from Rodebjer, which doesn’t just cover the bump but the two metric tons of Rittersport whole almonds [...]
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I'm Marlene and this is my blog, where I share stories about style, beauty, design and all things that spruce up the everyday. I like men's shirts, good tailoring and a kick-ass red lipstick. My grandmother taught me that one can never own too many shoes. And who would I be to question my grandmother.
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