Green Mom Adventure: A Favorite From The Past And the Not So Favorite Broken Stuff

Jun, 27, 2016

As of yesterday James and I both commented on how we’re finally are beginning to  get into swings of being on this adventure. It’s been 5 days since we’re moved out of our apartment and into our beloved campervan Lucille so go on this wild adventure.

Today we arrived at Astrid Lindgren’s world to the kids delight (and the parents). For you don’t know whom Astrid Lindgren was, she was a Swedish children’s book author and screenwriter, whose many titles were translated into 85 languages and published in more than 100 countries. She has sold roughly 145 million copies worldwide. Today, she is most remembered for writing the Pippi Longstocking books, as well as the Karlsson-on-the-Roof book series. My personal favorites are Pippi, Mio Min Mio and Madicken. astrid-lindgren main

Astrid Lindgren’s World  is a theatre and theme park where you can experience characters from Astrid Lindgren’s books in their true settings. Everyone can meet the characters, they perform scenes from the books and improvise situations involving the children in the park. The park was founded in 1981 and is in Vimmerby, southern Sweden, whish is the birthday town of Astrid Lindgren’s.Pippi longstocking home

I really liked this park because it brings back lots of memories for me who grew up reading all Astrid’s books and even saw her on TV reading from her book. Second, After 6 hours our visit came to an abrupt halt them when Liam succeeded to fall into a pond at one of the miniature towns and got completely wet, head-to-toe.campervan door broken

We got Liam into dry clothes and loaded kids up into Lucille and drove an hour to a very nice campground by the ocean. This is when our campervans bathroom door fell of when one of the hitches came off and that something is wrong so when we’re plugged into electricity our fridge does not work really wellL sigh!!!!! I have to admit that living in a campervan is fun…except when things break, major things break. I hope that we’ll be able to find a store in town where we get buy things to repair our home or the next 6 weeks will be a challenge.


Fredrika Syren

Fredrica Syren, the author and founder of Green-Mom.com, was born in Sweden. Her mother was a classically trained chef who introduced her to many eclectic flavors and skills at a young age. Her mom’s passion for the outdoors and gardening planted the seed for her own love of nature and healthy eating. She received a degree in journalism and has worked as a print, Internet and broadcasting journalist for many years with big businesses within Europe and the United States. After her mom was diagnosed with terminal cancer and she with pre-cancer, Fredrica changed her career to become a full time yoga teacher and activist. A longtime world traveler, foodie and career woman, she was exposed to many facets of life, but nothing inspired her more than becoming a mom. After her first-born, Fredrica began a food blog focusing on local, seasonal, organic & vegetarian dishes. Years of food blogging developed into the cookbook Yummy in My Tummy, Healthy Cooking for the Whole Family. Upon the arrival of her second child, Fredrica founded Green-Mom.com. Her vision was to establish a site providing insight about gardening, home and personal care, baby & child, and of course food & nutrition. Green-Mom.com hosts many talented writers shedding light on ways to incorporate eco-friendly and nutritious practices for busy families. She is an advocate for organic, local and sustainable businesses. Fredrica hopes to inspire social change through her lifestyle, passion and business. Fredrica lives with her husband James Harker-Syren and their three children in San Diego, CA.

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