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Sydney is just fabulous and has sunshine, so why on earth did you move to Sweden?

I came to Sweden in late 1999 to study classical trumpet with Sir Håkan Hardenberger. Unfortunately, I ended up with an honors degree and a broken lip, rendering my knowledge of the Tomasi Trumpet Concerto and the difficulties of Baroque articulation fairly useless. Then I decided to have a breakdown and ended up staying.

It was very hip being in a brass band in Australia, circa 1984.

Is that why you’re so good at tooting your own horn?


So what do you do now?

I work for a Swedish beauty company in the creative department and also as a writer.

You’ve been in Sweden a long time, why isn’t your Swedish any better than it is?

Piss off.

You seem to love acronyms, exclamation marks and starting sentences with the informal ‘and’, which is wrong, what else do you love?   

I love my husband (TSH – The Swedish Husband) and baby girls born July 2010 (Bubbaganoush) and July 2012 (The Flash). And I love opera, food, my Mac and over sharing.

Did you start this blog, like many others, whilst you were on maternity leave with your first child?

No. I thought it would be a much better idea to wait until I’d returned to full-time work and was pregnant with our second, before I did that. Timing is everything.

You claim you suffer from fake infertility?

You can read about our years of endless IVF treatments in Sweden here, here and here.  And about our spontaneous baby at 38 here.


22 Comments Post a comment
  1. This is the best about page ever!!!🙂

    February 23, 2012
  2. Peta #

    But you didn’t mention your dancing talents!!!

    March 5, 2012
    • Just didn’t want to show off…

      March 5, 2012
      • Amy Loves lou lou loves...? #

        well, you are a talented horn tooter? xx

        March 8, 2012
  3. Nice to read your blog

    March 6, 2012
  4. Rachael #

    What about as well as studying classical ballet at the academy with Fabulous Rachael?? Luvvvv your bloggy thingy..

    March 9, 2012
    • Oh yes my Bachelor of Grand Plié, how could I forget?

      March 9, 2012
  5. Nice to meet you.

    March 23, 2012
  6. I love this!

    & I can tell i’m going to love you!

    Consider me a subscriber🙂

    April 13, 2012
  7. Found your blog. Now there’s no hiding (that wasn’t supposed to sound as scary as it did!). Looking forward to future posts🙂

    April 17, 2012
  8. Hello, Friend,
    Nice blog you got there. Consider me a subscriber too.😉

    May 25, 2012
  9. Hey sweets!
    I have nominated you for the “One Lovely Blogger Award”
    Check out to claim🙂
    Congratulations !

    June 23, 2012
  10. What a lovely blog. It’s great to read something from a fellow Australian in Sweden!

    July 27, 2013
  11. What a life you’ve led in Sverige! In hopes of making my journey over soon as well🙂


    October 29, 2013

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