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July 18, 2018 at 3:05 pm

Gene Machine

Yesterday Isolina and I drove to Cannes to meet her friend Jonathan Rothberg. I’ve been a long time fan of the Swedish physicist Max Tegmark and I knew they were friends which made the meeting exciting. Jonathan started a company called Gene Machine and is an expert on all things DNA. I had a thousand questions as per usual – can you improve your DNA through diet/exercise etc? What does he think about the future regarding stemcell research? What does he think human AI will look like in the future, etc. Incredibly exciting.

Yachten was anchored in the water so we got picked up by the tender.

Jonathan’s new company is called the Butterfly network and is the world’s smallest ultrasound. It’s a small camera you attach to your iPhone. It will change the world! For 15,000 kronor you can scan the whole body, it will make a huge different – suddenly poorer parts of the world will have the opportunity to follow pregnancies and now when it’s time for labour. You’ll be able to spot tumours sooner, heart problems, etc. Healthcare is becoming more proactive. It’s fantastic.

We had dinner with his family and met his crew on the boat. 16 employees work here, chefs, masseuses, ship-staff, trainers, etc. Like a mini hotel. Yesterday the chef cooked a six course Japanese meal. Jonathan lives on the boat 6 months of the year and travels around the world. If you want to follow the boat, the Instagram account is called @mygenemachine They visited Svalbard last year, it’s pretty cool that the 60 meter yacht can travel there.

After dinner, his crew drove us to Baouli in the tender. Axwell were playing and we hung out there for a while before we went back to the boat. I slept like a log when the boat was rocking, got up at half past nine and then we had breakfast and hung out on deck. I was so excited to see him and talk about DNA. The answer to the question if you can improve your own DNA? Ageing is the biggest villain, you can’t do much about that. But we’ll be able to improve stem cell in the future and he liked our company, Cellaviva. It’s a future investment. Jonathan often thinks about eating anti-oxidants, avoiding burnt food, etc. But most of all, a long and healthy life is about discovering illnesses in advance, hence the Butterfly Network. Fantastic!

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Food & travel
July 17, 2018 at 1:25 pm

Villa Marie

What a beautiful place. I’ve always had Marbella Club as my oasis, I go there to clear my thoughts and gather strength. Now I have a new place that’s found a space in my heart. I feel at home here.

I have exercised, had breakfast and been reading by the swimming pool. Now we’re having lunch by the harbour. I’m looking forward to driving the small sportscar there. Lovely!

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Food & travel
July 16, 2018 at 8:52 pm

This Week’s Reads

These two will be this week’s reads:


A classic and a new book many are calling a master piece. How exciting

In the lounge now. It was really easy to just drop off my bag at their VIP and then get a ride to the plan just when it’s about to take off. It might be a new habit….I’ll talk to you when we’ve arrived.

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Food & travel
July 16, 2018 at 12:18 pm

St Tropez Today!

I got up at 7AM today even though I’m on holiday and without kids. During my days with the kids we’ve gotten out of bed around 8-9AM but I always wake up early when I’m going travelling. I put on my exercise clothes and went for an hour’s walk, it’s so beautiful outside. I came home, had breakfast, jumped in the shower and got myself ready. After that I went to Bond where I blow-dry my hair when Emelie can’t help me get ready. When I’m done, I’m going ot buy books, the compulsory pharmacy round and have lunch before I’m off to Arlanda. You don’t need a lot of time before the plane takes off. I love it.

This breakfast phase (I often get hooked on things) -vanilla quark, fresh strawberries, raspberries and blueberries and a cocoa granola. It tastes like a delicious desert. Anyway, I fly with Isolina and when we land I’ve rented a small cab, then we’ll drive to St Tropez where I’m going to be on holiday for a week. It’ll be my first week off without work and kids. Just time for myself. Lovely!

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Sara

Enjoy your trip. South of France is beautiful. Would be interesting to read more about your thoughts on work-life-balance.

Life & thoughts
July 15, 2018 at 10:46 pm

Surprise!

The kids had been dropped off, I’d just gone for a walk and was melting away, had a shower and put on my loveliest dress and started packing when I had a text message saying I had a dinner reservation. I replied that I had no makeup and wasn’t ready and got a reply saying “doesn’t matter, you’re lovely anyway.”. Ten minutes later I was standing at a pier, waiting in my Flattered and a bad which still contained traces of my week with the kids. Wipes and trousers with Bamse. I took a boattrip across the water to Nacka J and then had a fantastic dinner with fantastic company.


I didn’t expect my Sunday to end in such a cosy way. Oh. Now I’m off home to finish packing for St Tropez tomorrow! I have a week with friends ahed of me.
Jag hade inte väntat mig att söndagen skulle sluta såhär mysigt. Åh. Nu ska jag hem och packa klart inför St Tropez imorgon! En vecka med vänner väntar.

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Life & thoughts
July 14, 2018 at 11:55 pm

Gröna Lund

Today, the kids and I went to Gröna Lund. They’re going back to O tomorrow so I wanted to do something fun. It was a day when there weren’t a lot of people there. We went on loads of rides and played games. Sally is mad about pandas and she got to won a giant panda to her amazement. You can pay for the large prizes, I love shortcuts in daily life. Gillis wasn’t so interested in winning but he just wanted to play, go on rollercoasters and buy a helium balloon. He had troubles deciding so I let him choose both a dinosaur and a shark. It might sound spoiled but that’s the last thing you can say about Gillis. He is always grateful for everything.

After three hours at Gröna Lund we met up with my dad and my siblings at Primo Ciao Ciao at Odenplan for pasta for dinner. Then we played football in Vasaparken until it was time to go home and get the kids to bed. When I tucked them into my bed both wanted balloons and toys next to them. It will be pretty squishy to crawl into bed in a few hours 🙂

I’m so happy! Partly because of the day but also because I’ve met up with both my mum, dad and all my siblings in the same week. There was a time in my life when I didn’t do that for many years and it means so much to me. Life.

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Life & thoughts
July 13, 2018 at 10:22 pm

The Days Go So Quickly

Sorry for the lack of blogging but I’m just enjoying my days with the kids so much. I’ve had them since Sunday and it’s almost Sunday again. Gah. How can it go so quickly? I’m just enjoying being in the present with them, we talk and spend time together. We have had such an amazing few days together with a lot of time at home. We just take the day as it comes.

On the taxi-boat back to Stavsnäs today. I got such a summer-feeling from the pic with sheets and packing that was out after spending a day with my friends. I’ll speak to you tomorrow 🙂

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Motherhood
July 12, 2018 at 9:39 pm

Runmarö

There’s something truly special about Stockholm’s Archipelago. I really miss Vindö where the kid’s dad have their summer home. We were there every summer for six years. It will still be a while until I buy something in the archipelago. My first priority is getting a sea-view on Lidingö and then a holiday home abroad. Probably on the French riviera. But maybe when I’m older.

Anyway, we visited one of my best friend’s Michaela and her husband Daniel. They’re the kind of couple where I’m happy to spend time with each of them. I drove to Stavsnäs, parked the car and took a taxi-boat to Runmarö. The kids thought it was exciting. It’s so beautiful out here, really calm which makes me feel good. We’ve been swimming all day and had veggie burgers for food and talked. The kids got to play until half past 8 and then they crashed. our kids are the same age and neighbours so they love each other.

Now we’re going to have red wine and tea, rhubarb pie and adult-talk. Then I’m going to bed with my beloved kids in the guest house.

It’s so incredibly cosy!

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Life & thoughts
July 12, 2018 at 9:28 am

Days Off

I fell asleep with the kids in bed yesterday. That’s why there was no post. I woke up before twelve and my instant reaction was to get up and write but halfway down the stairs I thought “hello – I’m on vacation”. So I turned around to go back to bed. We had a really good day yesterday, ate ice cream, went into Lidingö centre, fixed my phone and visited the library. After dinner we went to the beach where Odd met up with us for an evening swim.

Today we’re going to Runmarö to visit Michaela, Daniel and the kids Gustav and Andrea. They’re my closest neighbors here on Lidingö and now we’re going to their summer house. The kids are always playing at home so it’ll be fun to visit them.

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Life & thoughts
July 11, 2018 at 1:58 pm

Regular Exercise

The kids and I got up around 8 today, set the table for breakfast outside and ate for a long time and talked about everything on their minds. Around 10 I went into town to exercise for an hour with Pontus. I’m so proud of myself to have been exercising regularly since January. Back then it wsa 3-4 times per week and I got inspiration from the book “Hjärnstark” (brain-strong). Today I have two heavy gym sessions per week with PT and then a third time. It is either yoga or a run. It varies. Today I had 42 kilo on my shoulder when I did knee-bending exercises. It’s so much fun to always increase my weight regularly. I remember how heavy 30 kilos felt in May. Weight lifting is so much fun.

When I came back the kids and I had lunch and afterwards we went out, Sally wanted to sit in the pram and Gillis wanted to drive his jeep. Sally is still asleep and Gillis and I are wondering what to do today. I dropped my phone on the ground so I should really go and change the display. Right now, we’re hanging out on the sofa. Everyone is a bit tired. We have one goal and that is to buy flowers and eat ice-cream. It’s nice to take the day as it comes.

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