some mornings...

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... are just harder than others. Jonathan couldn't stay awake this morning, he fell asleep at the kitchen table. I can hardly stay awake myself, even though it's half four in the afternoon. But tonight our office is lending space to the vim meetup, which means I need to stay at work until late... 


Oh well, at least I know that this little man will get to crawl up in bed in a few hours, only to be woken again by me at half six in the morning tomorrow!

memory lane

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I took this picture on my last trip to London, but the significance for me is anything but recent. 

This is where I sat, ten years ago, after just having had one of those moments when you realise that everything is about to change. I sat on those steps for hours, trying to absorb and accept all the changes I could forsee, trying to accept that there where at least as many changes ahead that I couldn't forsee. 

Now ten years has gone by, and so much happened. I can honestly say that I didn't even have a clue, sitting there, how different my life would become from that point onwards, but that was still the single point where I realised I would accept all the changes, and just let life happen to me. I'm so happy I did!

creative chaos?

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One of the things we discuss quite regularly at our team retrospective is keeping our desks clean. Since we don't really have set seats, but rather sit wherever on a day-to-day basis, this should be doubly important. Still, this is my surroundings. I'm not even sure where all the papers come from - I never see anyone doodle on real paper, yet they crowd the desks. I'm guessing, come thursday and retrospective, the topic will come up again... Oh well, it's friday, it's five o'clock and I'm going to pack up my stuff and head home for some time with my three monsters kids ;)


Happy weekend, anybody reading here!  :)

vip visitor

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Yesterday we had a very important visitor at Mynewsdesk - Jonathan came by, to have lunch with me, and see where I worked. He was slightly intimidated by all the people, and thought my job was very boring, sitting still all the time... But he was thoroughly impressed by our ping-pong table, and we soon realised we both suck at the game. 


The best part about coming to mum's job? Acording to this little man that was drinking tea with sugar in it! Which basically just goes to show you can never know whith kids...

London calling...

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So, this week I went over to our London office for three days!


The main reason was attending a meeting regarding a big upcoming event, and as the whole thing was slightly last minute, we ended up just chucking other things in, a few meetings with customers, or potential customers, a quick training session with the team, stuff like that. Ironically, those chucked in bits n pieces where really the best part. I got so much valuable information on how they understand and sell the product and what things matter to them. And of course, I got to be back home for a few days!


It's weird to me how I've lived in Sweden for a bunch of years, on and off, but the one place I always think of as home, is England... It's undescribeable to me what it is that makes me feel so at home there, if it's just the fact that I was so happy when I lived there, or if it's something more. Anyway, it meant a good feeling spreading in me since the plane landed, and right untill I boarded the plane back. One of the really great things was getting to take Fia, my friend posing with me in the picture, to see Covent Garden. Fia moved to London about a month ago, and mentioned how she hadn't yet seen Covent Garden. Since this used to be my area, where I worked when I lived there, we decided to go there after work, and a trip down memory lane turned into a brilliant night. 


Of course, my trip meant leaving my three little munsters behind, which they where not thrilled about. Still, I think they had a good time with their baby sitters, and I got a much needed break away from them and actually got to miss them for a few days! 

My app

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So, this might not be a very big deal to anyone else, but it's huge to me - at my workplace, we're now usig the app I built for signing in visitors!!!

It's a simple enough app, a visitor enters their info; name company and contact person, and an email is sent to that person. It might not be revolutionary to man kind, but it's such a thrill seing it used, knowing that I built it! 

I keep walking past it, and can't help but smile every time. Apart from personal websites and such, it's the first thing I've made on my own. 

Light at the end of the tunnel

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So, the flu that seems to have hit most of Stockholm hit us as well, and all of us where poorly all of last week...

A whole week of pill popping and coughing and fevers has come to an end, and today we could finally venture outside and enjoy the fresh air and interact with other human beings!