Stockholm, you’ve been good to me.

In short. I am so ready for the move. Things are packed and ready to go to the south on Saturday. I have done some of the big cleaning bits and I really cannot wait until I am on the 5 o’clock train on Sunday.

Exciting times ahead and when things have settled and we are at home and routines are set I promise to write more and update you on my “new” life by the sea. One step at a time. After exactly, almost, 10 years in Stockholm I am looking forward to Malmö. Lifestyle change and new visions. Living with my love, by the sea, a step away from family. However, all bitter sweet.

In Stockholm I am leaving parts of my heart in the hands of a few special people. I promise to do my outmost to keep in touch and I will be up now and again for work so it is more “see you soon” than “good bye”. I will miss the Stockholm buzz just as much as I hate it. The colours of the houses of Norr Mälarstrand and the powerful reflection in the water. The fashion and style. The smoothies in Blueberry (maybe a business idea for Malmö). NK! The mix. The tourists.

Then, on the other hand. Stockholm won’t disappear. But it is the place where I’ve lived the longest in life so for me it is “home”. 10 years of hard work, a lot of play, many loves found and lost, friends I have and that I adore and cherish. There’s been sickness and health. Sorrow and happiness. I lived in 8 different flats like a nomad, during my 10 yrs here. I’ve rooted myself. I’ve unrooted myself.

I have been so lucky. And still it feels as if the best is yet to come. New joys, new sorrows, new friends and old to meet again. Family life in a new way. More hard work though from home. Many things to learn. New styles to discover. New juice bars to try. Going more green. More nature. More swims. And lots more love. With my love. And Ove the dog of course.

Stockholm. A BFF of city.


When in Malmö, pop by for a smoothie or coffee why don’t you?! Good bye and welcome, see you soon!

Ulrika/ who is chewing her lower lip crying in secret while trying not to think about all the people she will miss.

Published by Elsa Ulrika Collvin

44 year old woman in the south of Sweden. Things I love: Ove the dog, Signe Larsson the cat, the sea, green life lakes, the ocean, plants, fashion, vintage all in a good old mix, hip hop, sneakers, the sun, my family, mindfulness, Yoga, movies, books, dancing, cycling, food. I do not love: too long winters, grumpy old men, grumpy old women, animal cruelty, net hate, rasism

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