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The Art of Simple & Slow Living

I think I will never run out of lessons that I learnt during our stay in Sweden. I could say, during those couple of years, I got born again in many aspects of thinking, beliefs and perspective ✨

One of the fundamental lessons I learnt is what the Swedes are known for globally – SIMPLICITY & MINIMALISM ✨

Their ‘Lagom’ nature is something that catches one completely off guard. Once it does, it miraculously simplifies life, slowing us down and makes it so much more enjoyable ✨

Today, I not only find myself being drawn to monochrome’s and simpler clothing,

– I don’t bite more than I can chew, like even literally 😅

– I commit to few but important things and give my 100%

– I set expectations right at the very beginning (Ex: if I invite guests, I keep them informed that I will only be serving a simple meal and not to expect a banquet). I would rather have friends over for a simple meal, than not invite anyone out of the fear of cooking a three course meal 😅

– In cases when I would like to spend time with a person but I feel I don’t have the time and energy to host them at my home, I suggest ‘Fika’ (Coffee & Conversation in at a cafe or restaurant) ☕️🍰

– Be it a birthday party or my daughters’ weddings… No more themes or fancy, complicated, elaborate agenda, inviting strangers and people we hardly know in order to impress or please people. I am learning to keep things simple, practical, little to no stress and make it fun and memorable!

– I have stopped abiding to protocols that in my opinion are completely unnecessary!

– If I shower love or respect, I ensure it’s from my heart! No more pretending!

– I have started to invest in relationships & habits that matter for life.

– Mindful purchases, whether toys/clothing/gadgets 🧸

– Quality Family and Me-time now take high precedence. Everything else revolves around it. Anything/anyone that I feel would affect this balance shall not be entertained!

Most importantly, be it my kids education or my career, I am no longer in a fight for survival or in a rat race. We have begun to LIVE LIFE at our pace and on our terms ☺️

Tack Sverige för att göra mig till en bättre, gladare människa 🇸🇪 Thank you, Sweden, for making me a better, happier person 💕

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K&K’s Visit to Mariefred, Sweden

Travelling to new countries and continents is exciting. But let’s not discount the hidden gems that are tucked right where we are! After a day of treating ourselves with Swedish treats and an afternoon by the beach at the Taxinge Slott/Castle, we headed to the little town of Mariefred, one such gem, which is situated on the outskirts of Stockholm. Continue reading K&K’s Visit to Mariefred, Sweden

K&K’s Trip to Taxinge-Näsby Slott/Castle from Stockholm

To visit the Swedish country side has been on our mind for a long time. Out of the many recommendations that we received, we boiled down our choices to Trosa or Mariefred! Me being an ardent lover of castles, we decided to go with Mariefred!

Once we made the decision to visit Mariefred, I began my usual research. This time, apart from looking for information online and asking recommendations from friends, I did something new. I joined a Mariefred Facebook group and asked the locals for recommendations! A majority of them had suggested we spend a day at Taxinge on the way to Mariefred! Continue reading K&K’s Trip to Taxinge-Näsby Slott/Castle from Stockholm