All things come to an end, so also this weekend. After another chaos brekkie we all packed up and got into our vehicles for the roadtrip home leaving our home for the weekend.
We didn’t quite manage to get rid of the family though as when we stopped for our pre lunch gas top-up we ran into the side of the family heading towards the capital. So we had lunch with them, me got a mountain of nachos.
Enjoying the Swedish landscape by day I tried to capture it’s beauty through the car window.
When it was time again for a stop, toilet, coffee and candy, we ran into the other half of the family heading towards Gotham as us. Of all the gas stations along the way it’s kind of funny that we stop at the same.
Once home, I had the pleasure of repacking my bag as there’s no reason to bring the winter clothes to Thailand. Though job but someone gotta do it!
This morning we were sixteen people for brekkie as my sister with family arrived late the night before.
And the ski rental place was as crazy as the day before, this time for me as a caved under the peer pressure to go skiing.
I did two small test runs at the bottom of the slope before heading up.
I made it down without falling over and hurting myself. After that I had enough, skiing isn’t really my thing. So I headed for lunch instead.
I then spent the afternoon with my nieces before afterskii which I earned this day.
I ended up having two of them as I accidentally volunteered to wait for my brother-in-law and cousin that was out snowboarding and was late coming back. I ended up having to wait for quite some time as they accidentally went off-pist of the off-pist. They were semi happy when they got back and we had to head to our dinner plans straight away. Luckily enough there was a fireplace.
After a nice dinner we headed home to watch the final of the Melodifestivalen (Swedish competition to decide who we send to the Eurovision) with the required snacks, discussions about outfits and if the correct song won.
Then we pretty much crashed into bed, fresh air is tiring. The view from our balcony is pretty awesome at night as well.
Even when you aren’t staying in a hotel there can be hotel-like brekkie.
After a chill, relaxing breakfast all hell broke out as 10 grown-ups and one child were to prepare for the slopes. What did I get myself in to? I swear they were all sweating from the effort and some looked more like bank robbers than of to the slope.
We finally made it and then the process started all over again when it was time for the ski rental place, oh dear what a chaos. It was nice to be a bystander as I opted out of skiing. Instead I spent the day just chillin, taking pictures and getting some real nice laughs when people fell over.
I also got to hang with the little desert kid that needed to learn to snow, born and raised in Dubai this was a new for her.
We enjoyed some real quality lunch, fantastic hamburgers I promise.
Before skiing some more and then hitting the afterskii, only reason I joined.
Back home we ordered pizza for everyone, drank some celebratory champagne (why will be a later story) and just enjoyed each others company. It’s not often the whole family is togheter like this.
It ended up being a quite early night, even I was dead tired from all the fresh air, my body isn’t used to being outside all day.
So after a smooth two hour train trip to Gotham there was a quick change of transport as mummy was waiting with the car.
Six hours driving, whoop whoop!
When we finally made it to Stöten, the snow was heavy and plenty so what better than Christmas beer before hitting the sack?
After a few hours of working in my room last night and a good night’s sleep, it was time for day two of the conference.
Hotel brekkie is always better than home. And the meeting from for the day wasn’t bad either.
We only had an hour before first break and a Virgin Mary, obviously they expect the participants to really party hard when visiting…
I even managed to score a fantastic lunch before jumping into a taxi that would take me to the Centralstation of Lund.
Now I’m sitting on my train towards Gotham listening to Four Seasons keeping my fingers crossed that the trainjinx will stay away this time.
So, it’s finally here, the day with one sleep left before the trip that I’m asking myself why I’m doing…with a little help from the best neighbor on the planet I’m now packed.
Conference with work, weekend skiing and then of to Thailand, all in one bag.
So what did I forget!? There must be something…
To be continued 😉
Three sleeps to conference with work, four sleeps to a ski trip with the whole family and eight sleeps to Thailand…all in one suitcase…
I need to buy a new bikini as I lost mine in Vietnam, I need to visit a pharmacy – today preferably. And I need to figure out what and how to pack. What am I doing?
Drinking coffee and reading redicolous discussions on Facebook about parents that call the school and say their kids are sick because the school said no for time off for a vacation.
The master of procrastination is in da house!!!