Sunday, June 13, 2010

Birthday and Amsterdam

My 9th birthday was on June 5th. I obviously had fun. We went to Centre Commercial de les Ulis 2,
a nearby mall, to get me some clothes. I had some friends over for cake and sweets, and we were mostly outside, working on our fort. After the party, i practiced on my new heeleys.

The next day, we went to a Japanese restaurant with Eve for dinner. The food was good. 

On June 11th, we took a very nice and fast train called THALYS to Amsterdam.
My Dad left on the day before. The train stopped in Brussels, Antwerpen, Rotterdam, Schiphol Airport and Amsterdam. Amsterdam has many canals, and we took the "CanalBus", a sightseeing boat on the canals many times. We also went to the van Gogh museum. Fortunately, they had audio guides for children. I think Amsterdam is a nice city, but Dutch is a weird language.             

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Parcs Disneyland!

Yesterday, we went to Disneyland Paris.
This Disneyland has 2 parks: Disneyland Paris and Walt Disney Studios. We went to the park called "Disneyland".  I was really looking forward to riding Space Mountain, but it was closed for some reason.
 But I went to something at least as good as space mountain; Indiana Jones and the Temple of Peril.
It was truly my all time favorite. I also liked Big Thunder Mountain. The best part is when it goes in an underwater tunnel, because you can't see where you're going!
Those were my two favorites.

Star Tours was based on Star Wars (pretty obvious). It was a half roller coaster because:
1. It had monitors to make it look like you were in space.
2. It was in a fake spaceship.
3. It was in a small room and shook itself so it would feel like you were moving.
The reason why it wasn't my favorite was because everything was fake.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Wedding and Monet's Garden

Friday May 7th was the day when my aunt got married. I was obviously there. It took place at the Swedish Embassy, in Paris. After the ceremony, we took a walk through Invalides to get to Champ de Mars, a big park by the Eiffel Tower. We had a big picnic there for lunch, and we had bought all the food because we live here.

After the picnic, we split up. My younger cousins, my grandparents and me and my brother and my Dad and my Mom went to a merry-go-round and the others went to the Eiffel tower. After the merry-go-round, we went to an RER C station to Gare d'Austerlitz and took the metro to Bastille and went to a fancy restaurant called "Bofinger" while the others walked there. We stayed at Bofinger for about 4 hours, and when we got back home it was midnight.

The next week, we rented a car since we didn't have school on Thursday and Friday. On Thursday we took the car to Monet's Garden in Giverny. It was ENORMOUS and the flowers were amazing. It's a little hard to explain what it looks like, so maybe some of my pictures can help:

 By the pond, there was a lot of bamboo.
 I would call it the "Bamboo forest"

Can you see the impression my camera made?
The Japanese bridge!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Break ends

My break has ended, so it's back to normal again. I was mainly in Sweden, in the south. I visited my grandparents there.

We met one of my mom's high school friends in Lund, a very old city. We visited the old cathedal. The astronomical clock was built in the 1400s and it had just been renovated. The church itself was built in the 1200s. Did you know that the Swedish regions of Skåne, Halland and Blekinge were parts of Denmark then? Later after a war, Sweden got back Skåne, Halland and Blekinge.

We also went to the pool in Helsingborg to take a swim "badge". In Sweden, the kids can take badges with different designs with different assignments. I have almost completed the gold badge.

Another day, we took a trip to Landskrona. I think it's a really cute city, but there are many people who don' t have jobs there and they make criminal groups and do criminal things. Otherwise, Landskrona is nice.
On Friday, my aunt is getting married in Paris so I won't have school.

Hooray for Wednesday!!!!!

Thursday, April 22, 2010


To all S-K readers:
My dad's in the US, so you may see him walk into the office.
The flight was fine. No injuries, no crash.

Wednesday, April 21, 2010


A lucky thing happened yesterday:I was a winner of the bakery's chocolate contest.
Look what I won:

I obviously did not win our new MacBook Pro!

Our original flight to Copenhagen was canceled but my Dad found tickets for tomorrow that are hopefully not canceled!!!

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Parc de Sceaux

Last Sunday we went to a beautiful, big park called Parc de Sceaux. The town of Sceaux is where the park is, so that is what the Sceaux part of the name comes from. We had a picnic there, like many others. Eve was there and her Japanese students were there too and Charles, a person who works with my Dad and also works at école polythechnique, was also there. Parc de Sceaux has many, many, many cherry trees.

I'm on spring break for two weeks now. Have you heard of the recent volcano eruption in Eyjafjallajökull, Iceland? Well the problem is that the ash from the volcano is in France and all over Europe, so that means our flight to Sweden on Wednesday the 21st is probably canceled. If it is, we'll be going by train instead on Thursday (Paris Gare du Nord, Köln, Germany, Hamburg, Germany, Copenhagen, Denmark, and finally Helsingborg, Sweden). We'll be leaving by 5 o' clock in the morning and we will be arriving in Sweden at at least 10 o' clock in the evening! But, if our Flight is not canceled, it is just good.        

 Cherry trees!

Arvid playing soccer with cherry trees in the background.