Starting the weekend with an adventure at Maritime Museum in Stockholm

Good Saturday morning!

I cannot believe that I’ve actually slept today without waking up in the middle of the night. I guess I was exhausted but on the other side its good with a little rest. I did not have enough these days and I still need to keep my fighting spirit up. The last 30 days has been filled with many challenges and confusions especially for Austin and Aaron. I had to gather the last piece of energy yesterday and decided to take them out. They were eager to go to the Maritime Museum. We made a stop at McDonalds first.

Of course a little bit of plastic was definitely more interesting than the food 😂 … But somehow we managed to leave after 1 hour, happy and few pounds heavier.

Aaron and Austin were happy to look around the museum. They even found a place where they could play.

Them being happy despite the circumstances we adults are in is probably the greatest gift a parent can get. I would feel totally devastated if I would be the reason behind tears.

The visit did not last long. They got pretty much bored running around so I’ve decided to use that energy and take a walk back to Stockholm City. This was the first time they walked 3 km with me. Austin got pretty much exhausted and fell asleep as soon as I put him in the stroller. Aaron still had some energy and took a last picture with the lion statue .

But well…even the most energetic child gets tired…

Any last words?

Well… if you want to teach your kids something and want them to explore all sides of life go to museums, theaters, cinemas. Spend time with them. Having parents involved in their activities will make them grow into independent individuals. They will be more expressive and willing to challenge their boundries. If you like taking walks like me, take your kids with you. Aaron and Austin became very innovative on the way. They used the street lightening and benches to create a game where they collected points by running and touching them.

Thank you for reading !

See you soon with a new amazing post !

Adventure at Tekniska museet, Stockholm

Hello 👋

Today was a day, busy and full of excitement. Me and kids made a spontaneous trip to Stockholm. The kids had so much fun but let me share with you some more details.

First of all, we went to have some lunch. The kids favourite is Happy meal because of the toy and the chicken nuggets. Aaron got something made out of paper but he was still happy, while Austin got a small owl mascot. On our way back Aaron saw a cow sculpture, it somehow caught his attention.

After that we went to buy some clothes and Aaron choose a toy and dress for “his” baby sister 😂. We still had some time left before we could enter the museum so we went to have some mango drinks and we had some cake.

Then it was time to head to the museum but we still got there few minutes before our booked time. So the kids decided to play outside.

Once we got inside the museum the kids went all “loco”. They were pressing buttons, running around, going inside tunnels and sliding down, playing games.

They drove a car.

Created their own game character 😅.

Played a virtual game.

They hit a bat.

And entered a colourful place with a lot of gamefication.

They were surrounded by a complete new world. And seeing them happy, makes me happy even though the adventure got more pricey than I excpected.

If you have children, taking them out to museum, theatre or cinema is the best learning experience a child could get.

Right now, I must admit I am “todmüde” 😂. See you tommorow !

Pray for me 🙏

Hello my dear people! It finally happened, I’ve submitted my thesis around 3PM today. And I cannot believe that I actually did it. After so much struggle… Right now all I have left is to wait … and pray that all the reading, interviewing and writing did not go to vain.

Not many people know but I’ve travelled the world in order to get the data to be as unique as possible. I’ve been in Belgium and Austria, then I interviewed a Spanish designing company. I went to three different museums in Sweden. You probably would never imagine but transcription of interviews is a real hell. It takes at least 4-5 hours to transcribe an interview that did not last for more than 20-25 minutes. I think the biggest challenge I had was with the Austrian museum where I sat in a busy coffee shop in the museum building and people kept screaming and running around. Luckily, I’ve recorded everything that has been said, else I would’ve been in trouble, a big one.

So what’s the next step?

If I clear the thesis, next will be trying to get an internship or just some other job to pass the time. I’ve applied for a Master program at KTH, starting this autumn, but I am not sure if I will get in. More than tourism, I would love to explore innovation, networking, design and teach others.

I am pretty exhausted. I did not sleep well these few days. I lost a lot of minerals from my bloodstream drinking tea like crazy and my eyes are killing me from all the light exposure. But before I go to hit the bed after a long battle, I would like to invite you to read the short abstract below.

Feel free to comment or message me to share your thoughts : ) Happy Sunday to you !