Playing In The Rain – Why It Is Important

Outdoor play and nature play are so important for children.  However, one thing us adults are generally not so good at, is encouraging them outdoors in the rain.  Children love the rain, on the whole, and love to play in the rain.  For one reason or another though, us more “sensible” grown ups have a habit of teaching them to be averse to …

14 Ways Living Abroad Changes You

After living abroad for 2 years now, we are definitely not the same people that arrived here at the start of our dream adventure of moving to to Sweden.  Living abroad changes you, and I want to discuss how it has changed us.  I am not talking about what it has taught us, or the problems we have had, or …

Children’s Outdoor Clothing – The Key to Outdoor Fun

Even with all the fun plans in the world, if your children’s outdoor clothing does not keep them warm and dry, if they aren’t very easy to use and put on, and if they’re not comfortable to move in, you will certainly know about it in the form of a good old moan and whinge.  However, with the right children’s outdoor …

Tromtö Naturreservat – A Wonderful Woodland

We have explored Tromtö naturreservat in every season now, and it never disappoints.  Carpets of leaves underfoot, wildlife in abundance, woodland trails, and sudden views out over the water all make this a beautiful and tranquil place to explore. Background Information About Tromtö Naturreservat: You will find the nature reserve out of Karlskrona on the E22 in a westerly direction, …

Fun For Kids Karlskrona Card – Get Exploring!

The fun for kids Karlskrona card is a card that allows your family to benefit from a lot of offers in and around the town of Karlskrona in southern Sweden.  It is a card personal to you (cannot be used by any other individual), and is valid from 1st May 2018 – 30th April 2019.  So if you live in …

The Blekinge Museum – A Trip Back In Time

The Blekinge Museum is a fantastic place to visit (free for children, and adults only need to pay in the summer months).  It can be found in the centre of Karlskrona, and although I was initially wondering whether my three would enjoy a trip there (indoor exhibitions are not really their thing), I was really pleasantly surprised. Although, after two …

Karlskrona Marinmuseum – Discover Swedish Naval History

Karlskrona Marinmuseum offers an in depth look at Swedish naval history.  The museum is currently free, and is well worth a visit if you are in Karlskrona, in Southern Sweden.  It is housed in a lovely building, and done really well with lots of interactive features for children (and buttons to press for twin 1, who if he ever came …