Pimp up your pet

These decorative animal necklaces is a part of my collection of jewellery made of vintage sari fabrics.

Micki with a decorative necklace made of an orange vintage sari and a glass bead.Wednesday with a decorative necklace made of a pink vintage sari and a glass bead.Wednesday with a party necklace made of beads.Bo, the family cat, in a decorative necklace made of a red vintage sari, a glass heart and a bell, to scare of birds and other small animals he loves to hunt.


Leya is driving

Leya and her granpa are going for a drive.Leya is driving.
The horn sounds like an old duck. So funny!

Leya, the model

As soon as we return to India, Leya has her first photo shoot.
Read more about the Indian company Catmoss here.

"It's my skunk!", says our cat Bosse.

Sweden = IKEA

I love IKEA!

Grand opening of Sörby Mansion B&B

Yesterday we went to the grand opening of Sörby Mansion B&B.
The new owner, Eleonora, has made a fantastic job renovating and decorating this huge house.
The bedspreads, cushion covers, wall hangings and curtain tassels, she has bought from us in India.
Read more about the B&B here.


THE car

Yesterday my parents went to the far south of Sweden, about 450 km one way, and picked up this American beauty.The car came by ship and my father is so proud of this Ford from 1931.


Leya outside her grandpa's barn.
The green Indian princess dress is her favourite regardless activity.Leya and some of grandpa's cows.Howdy, cows!
My parents went away over the night so we were on delivery call.
One calf was born yesterday and one birth we actually witnessed this morning.
I'm glad Leya had the chance to see the baby being born.


Christmas presents

Sunday evening we finally reach my parents house, about 250 km from Stockholm.
Santa Claus had left some Christmas presents for Leya and she was very excited.


Our first visit in a Swedish supermarket.
So much food we have missed for the last six months.


We checked out from the hospital with a new doctors appointment the next day.We visited Nicholas' brother and Leya got this huge dog from her cousin Melina.


Astrid Lindgren's hospital

As soon as we arrived to Sweden we went to the hospital with Leya, since she had a bad infection on her leg.Leya with the IV in her arm.
The doctors think it's some kind of streptococcis, so she got IV antibiotics immediately.Leya and I stayed in the hospital over the night and we had a really good night sleep after a long, long day.A fantastic breakfast at the hospital.
Apple juice, fruit yoghurt, brown bread and hard cheese.


We missed the connecting flight to Stockholm, so we were stuck in Moscow for eight extra hours.Nicholas and a winter dressed Leya on the way to the gate.Snow and heavy clouds over Moscow, but above the clouds the sun was shining so beautiful.


Leya's best friend

Leya and her best best friend and our neighbour, Kishkash.
Leya loves to play with her so much that we have to carry her from their house, kicking and screaming because she doesn't want to leave.
They are so cute when they say Good night. They kiss on the cheek, like small ladies.


A nice visit

Yesterday we got a visit from sweet Sohini.
She is Angels first mum and Angel is so excited every time they meet.

Small and gigantic

Saw this odd pair yesterday.
The small boy was holding the gigantic ox with a thin rope.


Leya is fishing for ice.And she caught a big one.



We are planning to open a library here in our area Pahar Ganj in New Delhi.
We want the kids to have the possibility to borrow both english and hindi books.

If you would like to donate either money or books, please let me know. Thanks!



Today we could afford to buy the tickets home to Sweden. We are leaving India in a week to renew the visa and visit family and friends.
We are flying home to Delhi the 12:th of April and then we will work hard to open the café.
But first we need some vacation in beautiful Sweden.


If you want to buy a plant, you can go to a nursery or buy from a man like this. They are walking the streets, so you just have to stop one.
Our neighbour, Gaby, is interested in some flowers.


Fair trade products

Today we went to Earthy goods that has gathered fair trade companies selling their products.
Jam, marmelade, jelly, soap, candles and body care products made from natural ingredients.
I love their products!I was so busy talking that I didn't notice that Leya went to the next room and helped a man packing incents gift packs.

Bedspread shop

This is one of our favourite shops in Main Bazar since it is our customers favourite shop.
They sell trendy bedspreads, cushion covers and Banjara bags.

Alopecia poems

A poem by Brianna age 10

I have alopecia areata and it is not cancer.
When I found out I was healthy
it was the happiest answer.

I cried at first , knowing that I would have no hair.
Shortly after Christmas by head was completely bare.
No matter what I do, no matter what I say,
my hair might never grow back, all I can do is pray.

I know I look different to many of you,
But thank god for my friends,
they know just what to do.

I am just like you. your average preteen.
I like to have fun and check out the scene.
I may not have hair, but that is ok.
I am true to my friends every day.

Hair doesn't matter, it's the person inside,
I am me, there is no longer a need to hide.

Alopecia Areata by Rikki age 10

One morning waking up in my bed
To find that there was something not on my head

My hair was falling out, I was so appalled

I ran downstairs to tell my dad
He looked suprised and kind of sad

My dad brought me to the doctors quick
The doctor told me it might not be able to be fixed

I was happy to know it was not serious
Even though I was still a little delirious

We met a nice woman who had it too
She said "I could make a wig for you"

I lit up with joy and bliss
I wanted to give her a big giant kiss!

Now I'm happy to know that this is me
This is who I am and who I want to be.


Fat TV

Our upstair neighbour, the american Gaby, let us have her fat TV.
Our good friend Pawan helped Nicholas to take it down the stairs.
Compared to the mini TV we had before, this is like a home cinema.


So beautiful! This is pure and simple love!

The Title of this song is: "My Redeemer Lives".
There are no words to describe what you're about to see. It's all about HIM!
A Son asked his father, "Dad, will you take part in a marathon with me?" The father who, despite having a heart condition, says "Yes". They went on to complete the marathon together. Father and son went on to join other marathons. The father always saying "Yes" to his son's request of going through the race together. One day, the son asked his fater, "Dad, let's join the Ironman together."
To which, his father said "Yes".
For those who don't know, Ironman is the toughest triathlon ever. The race encompasses three endurance events of a 2.4 mile (3.86 kilometer) ocean swim, followed by a 112 mile (180.2 kilometer) bike ride and ending with a 26.2 mile (42.195 kilometer) marathon along the coast of the Big Island.
Father and son went on to complete the race together!



Leya is fixing the peas for the mash potatoes and peas sunday dinner.


Cool ears

For a few seconds Angels ears made the hindi gesture Namasté.

New flat

We've moved a few meters from our old flat and Leya has already got new friends.


See and read all about my tour to the pottery village Kumhargraam in the West of Delhi.
See here.
Visit the website of Indomania Cultural Tours.


Sohini visited us to meet with Angel again.
She has brought Angel up for the last two months.