Tuesday, May 21, 2013

A lovely delivery on a negative filled day

Such a shitty day, I'm apologising for my outspokenness but this day has not been the best. Rain, cold temperatures and greyness all over the city and the forecast promise nothing better the coming week. I have pain in all of my Vericose veins (åderbrock) I developed really badly during this pregnancy and on top of that, Alexis has gone into some kind of grumpy phase again, like children do from time to time. All day long it has been waining, complaining and just a not so charming attitude where food has been tossed all over the kitchen and Tiger has been dipped in yoghurt.
Luckily I had a express-delivery from Sweden coming to my door. I needed to cash it in the entry and of course I had no cash at home (that people don't speak very good English in Switzerland and that many times they're still relied on cash, is two of the very huge negative surprises with this country) and I had to run out in the rain ... yes, you understand the frustration when you also have a toddler to bring in all of that mess and a angry postman waiting in the hallway.
Well, enough complaining. The contains of the parcel are stunning and I'm looking so much forward using them all, even little Alexis got a small surprise.

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  1. Please please please show us what's inside!!!!!:))))

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  2. Stina!

    Det är ju Mor-Dag snart, kan du inte be om en rabattgrej då skulle jag köpa en poncho till min mor. Den som du hade med hästarna.

    Ha en fin kväll! //Lisa

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  3. I really wonder how you can afford buying this expensive stuff all the time? without any work? please tell me your secret!

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    1. Wealthy husband. Is this so hard to guess...? Not to mention that it should be none of anybody's business?

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    2. Dear Marta,

      I wish my man paid for my shopping (God I would spend, blink!), but he doesn't. He takes care of us as a family of course now when I'm taking care of creating and raising our children and have taken a pause in my own career, but the shopping part i've ALWAYS provided for myself. It's how I'm brought up.

      I can't wait though to get back and earning money and starting my career again, I always loved my job, even though i realise and don't want it to be in the same full speed when I have small children who is even more important and who needs me very much.

      Best,
      stina

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    3. First of all - I didn't mean anything negative with that wealthy husband-thing. On the contrary - I think if a goy earns much and his woman takes care of the kids and home, then why wouldn't she be allowed to use the money he provides for shopping? I myself have got a regular sallary, but my husband earns a lot more than myself, also because we decided that I could work just part-time and take care of the child and the house, while he's better opportunities and therefore he should use them. Nothing wrong about that! Personally I would feel awkward not being able to use "his" money. Why not? Shouldn't the money be common in marriage? I know that for you being Swedish and therefore being familiar with the concept of "delad ekonomi", it may be easier to understand. I don't understand how people can live together, have kids and common home and not share things, including money. That's what I meant. But if you say that you finance everything on your own, then I must say I'm impressed ;)

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    4. Marta, sorry my answer was not meant to you, it was written to the anonymous writer above you.

      Best,
      stina

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    5. Marta, now i saw your answer to me.

      I agree in everything you say and that's more or less how we live, even though I've always paid for my own shopping despite from certain times.

      Best,
      stina

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  4. Also had not a nice day, ate yesterday some sushi that was obviously not sooo fresh and today my stomach was beyond badness...the worst stomach pain i ever had in my live.
    It´s so pity that we still need the warming materials of cashmere in may. I love cashmere during summertime, when you sit outside on a warm day, the sun goes down and you get some warm materials around your shoulders, but this year it is so damm cold outside.
    Send you a little bit of sunshine, energy, and little Alexis some cuteness;)hope it arrives quickly in Zurich!
    All the best,
    Lena

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  5. Luckily, tomorrow is another day and it can only get better! But it is refreshing to see that you also have "normal" bad days like all of us. Most people only show a "perfect" world online. Nice though with something that still put a golden trim around some of the day. /Laila

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  6. Oh my dear dear.Stina you made so much laughing telling your story of the swiss german postman very rude as they are there most of time, looking for your money and to have to run under rain for cash with a little devil behind you, it remains me my llife very often,,, a REAL shitting day as you said and weather is everywhere in europe lke this even in the South where we were recently!
    But think of your new coming pattern and you will forget this bad day we are all fedup with this cold etc.it's like autumn..,
    M will be back tonight or is already with you, a good night and our beautiful but so normal Stina will be back tomorrow with your nice big belly! I really appreciate a pic like this showing true life! Big hugs good night you probably already sleep dearest,
    UTA

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  7. If Switzerland is such a horrible country and the people are so dumb, please do us Swiss people a favour and go back to your beloved Sweden. You know, the grass is always greener on the other side!
    Marina

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    1. WOW, talk about misreading somebody's intentions!

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    2. Good Morning Marina,

      Well unfortunately it's probably this quite un-modern attitude you just showed who has caused the country to not develop as it should being such a world aware and luxurious country with high business standard and the most famous banking industry there is. Switzerland has a big segregation gap where the rich get richer and are all very well educated while the rest, the "normal" people I meet on a daily basis in the grocery store, post office, dry cleaning, shops, nurseries, etc, etc can't even communicate a simpler version of English, which i find terrible. And they can't afford renting their own apartment because the rental prices is beyond crazy so even in a mature age, people need to live in collective many times to afford a decent life.

      I believe you can't call yourself a modern country without taking care of all humans living there and making sure the standard of education and living is appropriate for everyone. That Switzerland (just as France and Germany) still doubt their televisions program and all films shown from outside here, is a big problem, because it just makes the little bubble of Swiss German, French or whatever language it is even harder to get away from. English should be shown in the everyday life, that would make it easier for them to increase in their career, travel more and feel less stupid when someone is coming to Switzerland and expecting at least a small possible of communication with the world language.

      Everyone who comes as an expat to Switzerland can sign under the fact that the country has so many wonderful things as the nature, the cosiness, the salaries, the clean atmosphere, the career opportunities for those who comes with a high education, the closeness to all other countries etc, etc but also the lack of some things quite important. Like the mother leave, the super expensive daycare monthly prices who causes a lot of mothers to stay at home because it's cheaper for them to take care of their own kids then to work, that people can't afford a proper living ...
      Switzerland is not perfect and people living here might be brought up with the glorification that Switzerland is amazing, but for me, coming from one of the most modern countries there is in the world (not perfect neither but the social system and the family system is amazing) , that serves as a role model world wide (even for Switzerland recently) in politics, family system, social system in schools, hospitals, mothers leave, - of course I come here with both criticism and positive feedback. You should not react so hostile, it's exactly that sort of "it's nothing is wrong here" that makes you stagnate in the countries development. Instead, you should agree, look at Switzerland and what could be better for you, your family and the people themselves and make sure that everyone strive forward and get what they are deserved from such a rich country with so many possibilities.

      ..... continuing ...

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    3. I really like Switzerland, but not al of it and I do find that certain things where to be expected when I came here. I had such high thoughts about this mystery country, but now i just realised why i pay so much higher tax in Sweden, because in the end, I get so extremely much for it that serves an enormous purpose in the quality of life, especially after I've got children and understand how cheap it is to live there compared to here and how much more possibilities it is, for the mothers to combine a life where work and motherhood is an absolute of course thing.

      Yesterday I was angry at the fact that this bank country very often demands me to wear cash, which in my mind is super controversial, but that was just my negative mind setting talking and absolutely something I can live with in general. But that so few talk English, is really a problem. Mostly for themselves. I will eventually learn German if we stay here and with a cocktail kind of German and my English, a little French and some words in Spanish, I'm sure I can get around well.

      Hope you understand my point of view without just going to attack again.
      Best,
      stina

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    4. Haha Stina when I read you're text I couldn't stop thinking about Swedes and Swiss people. Always when I'm traveling abroad alot of people tend to mix us up. They think Switzerland and Sweden is the same country. Kinda confusing considering it is completely two different countries. Swiss people don't really have that many blondes or vikings back in the day. Sometimes it is annoying when it is all you hear when you say that you're from Sweden. Hopefully people can seperate the two of us now when've won the world cup in ishockey! ;) Switzerland is not equal Sweden. Major difference. With that said I think both of the countries are really beautiful in their uniqueness. Nothing excludes the other thankfully!:)

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    5. Brilliant Stina! You really made a point here. Switzerland through your eyes reflects a pretty accurate description. you are objective and most of the tings you do not agree with are the things you discovered from your own experience with the country stiffness and living standards which apparently are high but not for everyone to afford. As concerns the things you buy it is unbelievably rude to even mention something like that to anyone; there is nothing i the world to mach the effort you make in having two children within such a short period of time; it is splendid that you afford yourself all the beautiful things but i do not see any harm in having them provided by your husband if he can afford them...in fact he should do that more often now that you mentioned it as you truly deserve it and have the class and style to do them justice :))))

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  8. Shitty weather everywhere ; )
    Perfect time to buy some cashemere!
    XX
    Antje
    greenpinkorange.com

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  9. Well, if your chihuahua is anything like mine, she/he must have enjoyed being covered in yogurt ; those litle dogs are so greedy, they really don't mind where their food is coming from ! Awfully grey and depressing in Paris too ; I think I have never talked so much about the weather in my life and since last october too ! The Seine is ready to overflow, I think. Enjoy the lovely contents of your parcel !xo

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    1. Tiger didn't mind at all, he is a food abuser in all ways and will eat whatever comes in his way. At home we call him the Living Vacuum Cleaner. It sort of says it all ... Blink

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  10. Keep your positiveness, breathe, count hours until the day ends ;) You manage really well with everything and on top of that, share intimate moments of your life with us! Thank you!
    xoxo Baya

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  11. Dear Stina, a few post down you were talking about the advantages on buying locally produced food.With that said I don't comprehend why you are making deliverys of clothes from distant internet stores when you certainly also can pick up very nice fashionable clothing in Switzerland.
    The airtraffic releases carbon dioxide into the atmosphere causing a very negative effect on our enviroment.

    Best regards Bianca

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    1. Bianca,

      Very true, but the cashmere her in Switzerland is ten times more expensive then when I order it form internet stores, especially in Sweden. That's why.
      It's true that everything we to is contradicted, I want to eat unprocessed, closed farmed food, but yet I travel long distances to different cities with our car and airplane. It's hard to do it all right, wouldn't you agree?

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  12. Marina do not mix up all tjings in Switzerland please, in ZH partuculary they are quite difficult, and Swiss German have not the same mentality than Franch or Italians parts who are more openminded than Swiss German it's true, but
    Switzerland is a very nice country and quite easy to live (a part prices...), but medical system is excellnent, it's quiet sure but we are relatively safe here.
    Do not talk of what you dont know.
    Sylvia

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  13. gosh... these negative/hater comments are so annoying! She just had a bad day!

    She always gets bad reactions for sharing her "perfect" life and now you criticize her for sharing something negative? Whatever...

    Stina, thank you so much for the discount code! It's still rainy and cold in germany, so it's perfect!!

    Rebecca S.

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  14. Please show me the country that is perfect and those humans doing everything perfect and ethical!We are all free, that is such a great gift, everyone can do what he wants!
    Stina, you just shared one of those days which everyone has, i think, it´s normal that the sun just hides on some days and maybe one fells in a deep grey hole on those days and things even get worse.You are honest to your readers, you give us small glimpses of your physical condition, your life, Alexis, missing Sweden, being a mom but also Stina, and so on, that is just such "gift" i think and i truly thank you for giving me some inspiration and sometimes i only enjoy to look at those lovely pictures on your blog!
    All the best,
    Lena

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  15. Puh vilken dag. Hoppas det är bättre nu. Lite shopping brukar kunna bättra på humöret.

    Vad jobbigt med åderbrock. Jag har också fått det under graviditet och har ganska ont emellan åt. Inte kul alls :( . Krma Linda

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  16. Very pretty! Posh banker boyfriends are the best ;) Love mine as well with the warm heart of course. /Catherine

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  17. Oh Stina what a noise about a little word................ We can hear politicals on a TV show !!
    We completely understand you and it does not worth to talkt about all that really.
    Me be myself I can understand more of what you feel there but it's not the subject !

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