The face of a fighter

When we came home from town the other day we found Angel like this.
She has probably been fighting with the neighbor's dog again. They truly hate each other!
We need a dog whisperer to solve this problem.


Dashain shopping

Today I had a few errands to run in the local market and it was nerve vrecking, to say the least.
It's like Swedish Christmas shopping times 100 with much more people in much more narrow streets.
In a few days the streets will be empty though. Locals say that about 80 % of the population in Kathmandu will leave the valley to go to their home villages.


Mom Sweetie, Tara and the baby

The other day I ran in to Mom Sweetie, Tara and Tara's baby, who is soon 2 years old.
She is so shy that she even refuses to look at me.
Nani, means baby girl, is so cute and I guess I look really scary to her.


Last day in school

Today Leya celebrated Dashain in school with song and dance.
No program for the parents, I'm sad to say, but we've seen her practise the dance for the last week, so we are fine.
Leya had her Swedish colored lengha choli and here we are waiting for her school van, that was late this morning.
Now she will have holiday for 2,5 weeks and on Saturday she is going with Eva's family to Eva's dad's home village, somewhere in Gorkha.
They were there last year too and it rained and rained, so we hope for better weather this year.


Rain, rain, rain

A couple of days ago Nicholas said the monsun was over. Haha! Boy, was he wrong!
The night after it rained so heavy, and someone forgot to close the terrass door two stairs up from our flat, that it was a flood in our hallway.
No worries, the marble floors are great that way.
We just sweeped it donwstairs to our neighbors and then out the door.
Since then it has been raining a lot, but I'm sure they've learnt to close the door upstairs.
Apparently the monsun season is delayed two weeks, so it's possible it will be yet another rainy Dashain festival.


I'm back!

After a long time I'm back!
We had a great month in Sweden and I will, soon I hope, publish the many photos we took.
The, so called, holiday was really busy with a lot of meetings with family, friends and customers all across the country.
So when we finally returned back to Nepal I was pretty exhausted and then we had a lot of work waiting for us.
Well, now I'm back in, both physical and emotional, blog mode.
Today I'd like to share a miracle that arrived the same night we returned back to Nepal.
Suresh, my Nepalese little brother went with us to Sweden, as you all know, and his wife was very pregnant and the delivery date was set to the 10:th of September.
It was a bit risky for him to go, but this was the best chance for him to travel to Europe since it's very difficult for a Nepalese citizen to get the visa.
The same day we returned to Nepal they had a doctors appointment and everything looked fine, but a few hours later the water broke and they had to do an emergency c section and out came this beautiful little boy. Thank God, Suresh came home in time!
Welcome to the world, my little nephew!