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Hello come on in! Would you like to have a nice cup of tea? And what about some fruit? Little one and I went to the market this morning and bought some fruit for the weekend (it won’t last longer than that).

If we were having coffee, then I would ask you how your week has been. Did you do anything exciting? Do you have any thing planned for the weekend, the week to come?

Solveig's MugIf we were having coffee, then I would tell you about my past week. Last Sunday my best friend came to visit. We spend a lot of time talking about my mom, kids, work, our childhood memories and other things. S was so kind and cooked us a Gratin Dauphinois and we had a good salad and steamed leeks, maybe one day I’ll share some recipes… All four of us went for a good walk in the park, little one and I actually went for two on Sunday as it was such a beautiful day.

During the week I spend quite a lot of time in sandboxes and on playgrounds. There is a playground about 5 minutes from our apartment, and I have managed to meet 2 stay at home moms in 2 days! One of them I actually met two days in a row. So this means that I am maybe on a good path to start making some mommy friends. I also found out this week that little one is very very very very tall for her age, she is as tall or taller than the 3 year old kids and she is 26 months old… I am sure wondering how tall she will be once she starts school in September 2017, as she already has the height (or is taller) of all the kids that are in the first year of the Ecole Maternelle as it is called here. Little one has suddenly started to be very interested in other kids, and she loves playing with them, which is great to watch.

But I don’t want to be one of those moms that only bores her friends with her kid’s adventures… I worked very little during the week, and will work even less in the two weeks to come as it will be the school holidays. This means that I have all the time in the world to write my blog, read, comment, and reply to comments (I did catch up a tiny bit on the last point). I will also start seriously applying for writing jobs/pitch stories, because after all that was why I did start my blog in the first place. Let me rephrase that, I felt that I needed to get my writing back on track, build a portfolio, an online presence before I could dare applying for writing jobs. Now, my blog has been around for a little more than a year and I think that it is about time to put this project into action. No more procrastinating (I do far too much of that).

To beat the habit of procrastinating, I have finally given myself the symbolic kick in the butt and put up a page in English about my German lessons, it was about time… Oh and then today, I decided I needed those some visible links in my sidebar. I signed up for a Canva account and made some badges, I also made a header/logo to go with my Discovering Traditions guest series.

If we were having coffee, then I would ask you if you would like to be my guest for Discovering Traditions  one day. And as you are probably a fellow blogger I would tell you that I have managed to be on time for the A to Z Challenge. I would ask you if you are participating too. Are you? I would confess that at the moment there is no O word in my head yet.

If we were having coffee, I would tell you that I decided to join StoryADay in May, not all stories will be posted here (because one day I want to publish a short story collection), but some (here you can find some of my short stories). In order to keep up with the challenge I might participate in more short story linkups than I usually do. I will probably join #BlogBattle a bit more often, I just read last night that there is a new website for it, and that it will probably take place less often, which will leave participants and readers more time to read.

If we were having coffee, then I would thank you for the fact that you have lend me your ears for such a long post. If the weather will be nice this weekend (we have a mixture of sun and rain, sometimes hail at the moment) I will most likely be outside soaking up the sun.

If we were having coffee, then I would tell you to head over to Diana’s blog Part Time Monster to check out her post and the linkup, you should join too!

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