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Who am I, and why am I blogging?

August 3, 2015

I haven’t actually really introduced myself yet, which I probably should have started out with. I was just so excited about blogging that I completely forgot that step.

Who am I?

My name is Sophie. I grew up in a small town called Nykoping in Sweden. I lived there until I was 20 years old in 2008. In 2006, I met my now boyfriend of almost 8 years on the internet. We were both members of a music community called We were super-matches, so started messaging each other about music.

Me and Jeremy

We begun chatting away on MSN and it was pretty much the highlight of my day. After talking to each other for probably about a year, me being in Sweden and he in New Zealand, he let me know he was considering coming to Stockholm for a uni exchange. I was really excited to finally meet him, which I did in January 2008.

We clicked immediately, and we’ve been together ever since. At the end of 2008, he had to leave to go back to New Zealand. This put me in a really difficult position. I knew I was in love with him, and did not want to be apart, so after a lot of thinking and crying (I’m a very emotional person, haha), I decided to go with him. The initial plan was to move to New Zealand for six months, and then go back to Sweden. But after those six months I wasn’t only in love with him, I had also fallen in love with the country.

Long story short, I still live in New Zealand, hence my blog name ‘The Swedish Kiwi’. My goal is to move back to Sweden within the next few years.

Why do I blog?

I’ve always loved writing. I’m not the greatest at it, but it excites me. I’ve tried writing in a diary many times, but to be honest, it’s too slow! I much prefer writing online as I’m a pretty fast typer. And I don’t mind making it public as I love the thought of meeting others like me, and interacting with people who enjoy reading what I write makes me super happy. πŸ™‚

Unlike a lot of other bloggers, I don’t really have a theme for my blog. I write about whatever comes to mind and what I feel is interesting at the time. I use it as a bit of an online diary (but without the super private details). I will be writing about my experiences moving overseas, my travels around New Zealand, my daily life here in Wellington, random things that interest me, my love of cooking and baking, and the occasional post about nail polish and other beauty products.

I would love to make as many online friends as possible, and I’m always happy to answer any questions you might have, so let me know if there is anything you’d like to know about me that I didn’t cover in this post.

Thanks for reading! πŸ™‚


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  • Continuing with M.E

    I love your story about how you met your boyfriend.

    August 3, 2015 at 6:06 pm Reply
  • auntbeetle

    I’m an American living in New Zealand. I’m in Lower Hutt- you’re in Wellington. We can meet for coffee!

    August 3, 2015 at 6:13 pm Reply
    • The Swedish Kiwi

      Nice to meet you! How come you moved to New Zealand? πŸ™‚

      August 4, 2015 at 7:08 am Reply
  • hasanfm95

    Really awesome, keep it up

    August 3, 2015 at 6:36 pm Reply
  • RavishingRoses

    Aw you and your boyfriend are cute! Love this post would be amazing if you could check out my latest post too xxx

    August 3, 2015 at 7:50 pm Reply
    • The Swedish Kiwi

      Thank you! Will check it out right now! πŸ™‚

      August 4, 2015 at 7:08 am Reply
    • The Swedish Kiwi

      For some reason it won’t let me log in to post a comment sorry, but I love the colour of the lip stains. I could see them looking really good on you!

      August 4, 2015 at 7:14 am Reply
  • frantaticfran

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    August 4, 2015 at 8:08 am Reply
  • frantaticfran

    Loved learning about you and look forward to reading more. here is a link to my site:

    August 4, 2015 at 8:12 am Reply
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    August 4, 2015 at 8:12 am Reply
  • amommasview

    Beautiful story about how you met your boyfriend and for sure something I would love to share with my followers on my blog in my feature Couples-Your Stories. Maybe you want to check it out and if you like it send me a more detailed text about you and your boyfriend (, so I can put it up and link back to your blog? Anyway! You have an interesting life and having moved from Switzerland to Australia a looooong time ago, I know how much of a change it can be. Glad I found you πŸ™‚

    August 4, 2015 at 12:50 pm Reply
    • The Swedish Kiwi

      Aww thank you! πŸ™‚ I can certainly send you a more detailed version. Do you want pictures as well, or just text?

      August 4, 2015 at 1:14 pm Reply
      • amommasview

        Up to you πŸ™‚ Some have sent me pictures, some have only sent me text. You can check them out if you like. I’m looking forward to it, thanks a lot for sharing πŸ™‚

        August 4, 2015 at 1:34 pm Reply
  • Scalesimple

    Your story is so sweet. Would love if you checked out my blog also πŸ™‚

    August 5, 2015 at 10:19 pm Reply
  • sophietatts

    Lovely post! I really like the way your blog has a variety of content πŸ™‚ I am always looking for new blogs to read….I have followed you and look forward to reading more.
    If you have time do have a look at my site

    August 6, 2015 at 12:10 am Reply
    • The Swedish Kiwi

      Thank you! πŸ™‚ I’ll definitely check your blog out?

      August 6, 2015 at 7:13 am Reply

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