|Dates:||22 Mar 2017 - 28 May 2017|
|Duration:||2 months, 1 week|
With swimming for those who wants... 😁😁😉
Then g&t at home...
Lunch afterwards... yes... fr.o.m. 14.00 to 18.00
We Love IT!!!
Lucas and Leo starts to get very used to vineyards...
Iban and Susanna brought some more friends, so we are a big group today..
Today we visit our third vineyard...
Today we saw the first with a mule carrying his luggage..
Navarette is lying on the pilgrim way Camino de Santiago, so our little village is full of pilgrims hiking..
Leo has made a train sign for his and Lucas express train...
... and afterwords at home... we put the jacuzzi in place on the roof top... a project we did not think would be possible... 😁😁😁
After the performance we went to the mass..Lucas on his knees in the church..
We are on a festival in Lucas school today. Lucas did a fabulous job taking part in the performance without real costume and real training!!! 👏👏👏
.. and the bed room terrace.. again.. 💞💞
This house has a great view from all angles!!
It has been a long week.. we enjoy the Friday evening with thunderstorms and dramatic skies. Worried about Mormon in Sweden who broke her arm!!!
Long days at work during this week after 2 weeks traveling.. coming home to the sunset...
Another day of unpacking... but now we have a gin&tonic on the rooftop.. 😁😁😁
The kids play in the pool...
Our first guests in the new house... Our banker Iban and his wife Susana! 😁😁😁
Breakfast in the sun!! 💞
Enjoying the morning!!
A perfect day is starting!! Today we have our first guests for lunch!! 👍👍
... and so is Lucas...
First morning in our new home... Leo still sleeps..
Buenos Días 😁😁😁
View from our bedroom... 💞💞💞
We are sitting in front of the fire and just enjoy the moment... ☺️☺️☺️
We have been working very hard all day, all beds are made and we are having our first dinner...
Today we will move into our new home... 😁😁😁
One more truck!
The unpacking continues at home..
Me and my predecessor Andrea!
Just after the song... which was a success!! 😁😁
I am ready for the good bye dinner to Jean-Marie!!
Sofa is in!! Beautiful!! 😁😁😁
Furniture going in on the second floor!
... and I am in Paris with the rest of the Biscuit Leadership Team for Europe for a 2 days meeting.
The first piece is in...
... and the moving in starts in Navarrete...
The first container has arrived, and they start to transfer to a shuttle truck. The containers can not go on the narrow streets in Navarrete.
Changing flights in Barcelona since I am going to Orly and not CDG.
Leaving the golf house one of the last times, off to Bilbao and then Paris. First team meeting with Fg and a thank you dinner for Jean-Marie.
I walk through the empty house.. tomorrow I fly to Paris for 3 days.. when I get back, the furniture has arrived..
We continue to the house and Stephan and Jakob is building shelves for the garage.
As always... a delicious meal!! 🇪🇸🇪🇸
We continue to a real Spanish lunch in the village of Haro... we came out already 17.00 this time. 😁
And afterwards.. a great tasting experience!
Jakob enjoys the great tour.
Happy visitors!!! 😁😁😁
Jakob is paying close attention.
Leo is taking an alternative tour..
Down to the cellars..
Today we visit another Bodega! 😁
Jakob has arrived!! We are soon ready to move in... 😁😁😁
Preparing for moving in.. deep cleaning of the kitchen!!! It is needed... 😬😬
I am making 100+ stairs a lot easier now than when I first moved here..
One of my last morning runs from the golf cottage.. 😁😁
I love Spain!!! Every Friday I get flowers in my office!!
The lamp for the entrance is up.
The shower is up in the top guest bathroom!!
Leo is home after school!
Finally home!! The bar is up!
Einen wunderschoenen Guten Morgen! Bavaria is greeting me with a beautiful day! Changing flight to Bilbao in Munic.
Early morning in Budapest! I am happy to be up and on my way home to Spain!
Final furniture for the roof top has arrived.
Upplands Vasby friends...
In Hungary I have fun meeting old chocolate colleagues!!
The floor in the party bodega is soon done!! 👍
Lounge furniture for the roof top bar has arrived! Looking nice! 😁
First day in Spanish school!!! 😁😁😁🇪🇸🇪🇸🇪🇸
I just landed in Budapest, back home the family is hiking in the mountains
Leaving Spain for 4 days in Hungary on a training. It hurts to leave... 😔
The first plates for the floor in the Bodega... 😁
Only 10 days until the furniture arrives... 😁😁😁
Stopped by the house on the way home and showed Iban and Susana the progress... our shower is being built... 😁😁
We bought our first 50 bottles for the wine cellar... 👌
In the El Tractor room...
Finished lunch around 19.00... we are turning Spanish!!
Antonio and Mario is the winemakers...
Kids table... Lucas and Leo with Bruno and Claudia...
I am not even sure about how many courses we had... but everything was delicious!!! 🤗
We are invited for a private lunch and tasting with the owners... 😁😁😁😁😁😁
The chapel from the civil war!
Here they make a premium wine... El Tractor...
These caves are from the 1700... some even from 1500...
This is the second oldest in Rioja...
We are getting to know our first wine maker... a private tour on a vineyard a few km from home.
The toilet is there for the guest bathroom on the top floor.
The stones are placed for the fireplace! 😁
Beautiful skies on my way to work!
Just one of many great courses tonight...
Date night on a fabulous restaurant with a tasting menu, our circuit of friends is growing fast here. 🤗
Anna and Leo is baking muffins at home. Waiting to pick up the school uniforms after siesta since we just found out that they can start... on Monday!!! 😁😁😁
.. and at work we recorded a short film with the Leadership team for a European meeting... we took advantage of our sunny location.. 😁
Walls in new bathroom for the party area is looking good!! 😁
We have a plan for the wine cellar... some shelves will go... painting and another wall. 👌
Fire place is coming along! 👍
Leo's toilet is in place..😁
Walls of the new bathroom in the bodega is taking shape.
Painting of my office is done, only floor and lamps left. 😁
Grilling in the evening...🔥
New fire place takes form! 😁
Too light color of brown... has to be done again.. darker... 😩
Leo is sunbathing between me and Anna and concludes... this is a good thing... girl boy girl! 😁
Great to see the sun again after a rainy day yesterday!! 🤗
Hmmm... we need cables for the stairways... 😣
Stephan working on the lamps. 😀
Stephan's office getting a first coat of paint!
Leo's toilet is almost done..
The wall separating garage from Bodega is up...
In the afternoon we were invited to a family gathering with Iban's family. His 86 year old mother was there with IPad and IPhone!! 😁
Big day today... about 10 craftsmen in the house today... the dining room and living room gets a first coat of paint!
Planning the look of the new fire place... 🔥
We enjoyed dinner outside even if it was a bit chilly, the next days are supposed to be rainy... 🌧
The new window from dining room to the inner yard is perfect!!! What a difference!! 😁😁😁
Still enough space for 3 cars and 2 motorcycles! 🚗🚙🚘🏍🏍
Pipes started for the bathroom in the basement. We are taking about 60 m2 of the garage to build a party room.
The Bodega in the basement has started... we opened up a bigger hole to the wine cellar. We will put up glass doors so you can see in.
Living room getting prepared for painting.
The walls are half done in Leo's bathroom.
Lucas and Stephan is doing the electrics... 👍
First date night in Spain, eating tapas with Iban and Susana. 😊
Pipe from guest room bathroom is covered in Leo's room, getting ready for painting.
Leo's toilet is coming along. 👍
Guest bathroom on the top floor! 😁
Stephan found the perfect dimmable light for the kitchen. 👍
Our new kitchen table.. just ordered..
Old fire place is out, Fran is going in to the chimney for total repair...
Lucas room is ready! 😁
Our bedroom and closet painted.
Bathroom in new guest room on top floor.
Lunch at the golf club just next door.. ⛳️
Family photo after tough soccer game!! 🥅
We take a day off today and stay at home, going for a walk and play some soccer. ⚽️
Waiting for the grill to be ready! Good day!! We bought beds for the boys and a desk for me. Now we only need a kitchen table. 😁
... and in Navarrete... seven rooms was painted with the first coat today! 👍Go Fran!
We have picked up the "Aygo" 😁
Pipe from the new guest bathroom on top floor is now coming down through Leo's room.
Hmm... we just learned that the fire place is dead... MUERTO...😩
We fixed all papers today for Anna & Nicoles car. Tomorrow we can pick it up. 👍
The extended Family is complete with Anna & Nicole here! 😁😁
Baumeister Fran is happy with the progress and confirms that they will work the full weekend.
The full wall is down, light is coming in to the living room and it looks great.
The frames for the window to the inner yard from the dining room is up.
First opening between living room and dining room down, we decided to knock down the upper wall all the way to allow more light in.
The new bathroom for guests on the top floor has walls.
Preparing for painting in our bedroom.
This will be Leo's bathroom.
The wine fields are turning green.. summer is coming! 🌞
Boys ready for bed after a full day....
Construction started... wall down and window started between dining room and inner yard... 👍👍
Altough the morning run is tough with all hills, the reward of watching the sunrise over golf course, wine fields, olive trees and mountains in the background to a beautiful concert of bird song... makes it all a great start of the day.
All 8 get along very well, we have met our first Spanish friends. 🤝
Moving on to Calle Laurel for some tapas! 😄👍
... while the parents meet up for a coffee on the side. Here we are with our banker Ivan and his wife Susana.
Today we socialize the Logrono way... kids play in the Espolon Square...
A wonderful long breakfast. Today we will meet up with our banker and his family in Logrono, tonight we meet Fran Baumeister at the house. 😎
Ready for bed after another full day.. the full house is cleaned. All trash left behind is stored in three positions. We are clear on new walls, rooms and bathrooms. Tomorrow we meet our construction guy Fran in the house! 👍
... even Leo is in... 😄
Filling the pool with ice cold water... but Lucas still jumps in! 😄
Lunch! Sausage grilled on a one time grill! But the environment is fantastic!
Driving.... to Navarrete in the morning... 😄
We bought the boys some toys to enjoy this time without furniture...
... four years later... it looks like this... 😄😄😄
Last time we bought a house and started refurbishments it looked like this....
They had some pretty old books... this is where the Spanish language was first born.
We went to a Monastery today to do some tourism in between the house work.
On a walk in Navarrete. 😄
Lucas and me on a walk exploring the Spanish insects!
We have lunch outside by the church and Lucas makes his first friends! 👍
The house... again... next week we might get the keys... 😄
Lucas and Leo by our door...
We come just in time for the procession to church celebrating Palm Sunday.
Our first day in Spain as a family. We go to Navarette to show Lucas and Leo the house from the outside.
Skönt att lägga sig i gräset efter 20 timmars resa! 🌞
Finally!!! The whole family is here!!! 😄😄
... in the meantime... Leo is sleeping on his way.. 😴
Reunion Day!!! Today my three boys arrive!!! I go for a morning run in a very beautiful morning! 😄💞😄
On the airport, ready to go to our new home country Spain. 🙏
The final piece to be shipped, Stephans lovely motorcycle...
The boys are waking up the last morning in the US, and say goodbye to the friends where they lived the last week (Stephans friend Scott and his family).
Logrono is blooming! I am on my way to immigration for the 4th time. This time I can hopefully collect my permanent residence card!
Leo and his teacher Mrs Atchison. Both boys learned to read with her.
... and Leo says good bye to his class...
Lucas says good bye to his class on his last day in Chatham Day School.
Leaving the french plant after two days here! Driving home to Spain.
Left early and took a walk since I have no mail, files... tomorrow I am going to France.
One of the hurdles with moving... I am now on the third day since my id was cut and I lost access to laptop, emails, calendar, files... a little bit challenging to handle... 😖😖😖
Time to say Auf Wiedersehen to Savina. Thanks for a fantastic time together during half a year of big changes!!! Next time we will meet in Spain or Austria! 💞💞💞
Leaving the house after 2 hours discussions and measuring.. 😴
Was back at our house this evening, to get a second offer for the constructions. Here a view from our future roof top bar.. 😄
Morningrun on the golf course before the golfers are up!! Lots of hills, 65 flights of stairs this morning. 😄
A drink in the city that does not sleep...
Touristing NYC with the Swiss friends.
A final walk in Central Park! 😄
Dinner for one... I miss my three boys.. 😟
Spent most of the day working, preparing for the coming week. Took a walk in the early evening. Chilly but beautiful.
Meanwhile... the rest of the family is on Museum of Natural History in NYC!!! 👍
Now it is time for dinner... 🙏
Livingroom.. sofas covered with sheets since they were disgusting...
I have pimped the house...
Meanwhile in NYC... Stephan and the boyz are touristing a final time with a Swiss family on visit.
I spend the day shopping toilet paper, washing powder and cleaning the worst in the house. Heating is fixed, it was a hole in a pipe. A Spanish McGyver came and fixed it with... yes, a chewing gum and silver tape!!! 😂😂😂
The first night will be a bit of a camping experience, no heating, no hot water, no WIFI, no telephone... but a great view!!! back to basic survival!! 🏕
... meanwhile in La Rioja... I moved into our temporary living at a golf course vacation home complex. Having supper in the evening sun. 🌞😎
Stephan is taking down his parking space sign and locks the door...
... the house is empty again, we lived three good years in this house with 17 Au Pairs and countless great parties with fantastic new friends.
At home in Morristown.. the last box goes into the second container... 🚚
Leo and Ashley reading a funny story for the class. 💞
Leo in Science studies during the moving week, he is focused in school and not affected by the boxes at home.
Last meal in the house.. breakfast without plates, spoons or glasses... limited menu... 😄
Lucas and Leo is having a lot of fun in the house full of boxes... 😄
Containrarna lastas för sin båtresa över Atlanten... 🗽🚢🇪🇸
Min sista delikata middag i Logrono på ett tag... imorgon flyttar jag till ett temporärt boende i ett hus utanför Logrono. Skall bli skönt att få ett Hem igen.
In Morristown.. they are ready for the first container to be arriving so they can start loading!! 🚚
Lucas and Leos rooms are empty and they are now camping next to Stephan... ⛺️
In Morristown almost the full house is in boxes by now. 🚚
Spring has arrived to Logrono with flowers and bird song all around.
I appreciate the extra of light in the evening!
A couple of storches is enjoying the sunset from their house... not easy to spot but one is standing up.
... and furniture being wrapped... 🚚
Lots of boxes prepared in Morristown after one day of packing... 🚚
... and in Morristown... the moving crew has arrived and the packing has started... 🚚
I am working in my office in Viana...
... playing with the camera... 😄😄😄
Walking in the vineyards after lunch and...
Modern, informative, good audioguide, excellent flow and some fun games in between.
I am on an excursion today to the Wine Museum of La Rioja. Great Museum!
It stopped raining! Logrono is full of life today, 8000 women of all ages doing a charity run. The men are there in marching bands to cheer them on!
Packing started in Morristown... pool table being dismantled and crated. 🔩
It is a rainy and cold Saturday in Logrono, I rest and study Spanish. Here some fantastic Pan y Mantequilla... bread and butter. 🥖
Back at my favorite restaurant... enjoying another fabulos dinner. I have now been sitting for one hour watching these brilliant chefs work with an efficiency and beauty like a Russian gymnastics team.
Today I left the rental car and could pick up my company car... 👍 another step completed! 😄
Happy to be back!!! Looking forward to a dinner by the fire and then a long nights sleep!! 😴
Back in the hotel in Logrono... exhausted...
Back in the mountains, shortly before landing in Bilbao. ⛰
Changing flights in Frankfurt, the Motherland of Lufthansa.
All my bags are packed I am ready to go... leaving Pioneers Ln in Morristown for the last time..
A final walk with Mari in a freezing cold and windy day in NJ. We have done countless steps walking and running over the last 3 years!!! 😄
|Dates:||22 Mar 2017 - 28 May 2017|
|Duration:||2 months, 1 week|