Have a nice summer – time for parental leave!

It’s that time of the year again. Time for me to take a break from blogging, and computers in general, to instead spend some months together with my family.

I’m currently on parental leave, and will start my new job at Valtech In Swedish September 1st. As opposed to last year, when only I and my eldest daughter Emilia were having the whole summer together, this time the entire family is together; that means me, Fredrika and our two wonderful daughters Emilia and Filippa.

The funny thing is that when I mention to people that the whole family will be having the entire summer together, people react like this:


Aaaaawwwwwwww (usually with a slightly tilted head and a friendly smile)


Cool. So this means that you will have no alone-time whatsoever?

Let me just say that at least one of the reactions is spot on. πŸ˜‰

What does this mean?

This means that I, most likely, won’t be writing any posts here, replying to comments or e-mails. You’re naturally free to comment, I love getting them, but please just don’t expect any reply.

This goes until September, when I plan to resume writing. Till then, I’ll just spend time with my loved ones, read books, watch movies, and generally just chill. πŸ™‚

“What should I do now?”

Well, if you really like my writings, I advise you to make a visit to the archives page. It contains every post I’ve ever written here, since March 3rd 2005, and they’re listed in date order with the name of each post printed out.

Other blogs and web sites well worth reading are the ones mentioned in 5 blogs that make me think, Emil, Snook and generally just the ones in my blogroll.

Additionally, if you like looking at pictures, I’d like to recommend my Flickr photos page, and especially the ones from our Round the world-trip.

I like you!

To be honest, I’ve grown quite fond of you, dear readers. Not getting comments and having discussions for some time will be hard on me. I appreciate you reading, giving me feedback and generally just being there so much! From the bottom of my heart, thank you!

Ads and charity

You might remember that I reinstated the ads in this web site about a month ago, and since then I’ve made roughly $120, which will all go to charity. My idea is to give $100-chunks to each cause every time I reach that amount, and first out will be the Swedish branch of the Save the Children organization.

Thanks everyone for clicking the ads, and hopefully actually reading their message as well. If you were to use the button on you mouse occasionally in the future too, I and a lot of charities, and subsequently people in need, will sincerely appreciate it!

Goodbye for now

With this lovely picture, I’d like to wish you a fantastic summer (and a splendid winter to you Aussies and Kiwis):

A picture of me giving the finger to the camera

Oh, man, sorry! Wrong one! πŸ˜›

Here’s the picture of me and my daughters:

A picture of me and my daughters


Have a great summer!


  • Have a real nice summer, Robert! I'm sure gonna miss your writings, but I'm certain you'll make it up to us in September πŸ™‚

    Enjoy yourself!

  • Pat says:

    What a great picture of you and your girls. I can't believe how much Filippa has grown, it just seems like yesterday I read your post about her birth! You have beautiful girls (including your wife)… I'd wanna stay home too! So with that.. have a great summer, you'll be missed immensely.. and stay safe! Oh ya.. don't forget to help your wife a bit hey. I bet she needs a much needed break too – "Summer break.. what's that?!"

    Take Care

  • Matt Robin says:

    Have a great Summer Robert! Don't go near any of those computer machines…they are obviously only built to frustrate our lives!!! Hahaha

    Well, if I can't comment here – I guess I will have to just force myself to comment on that Roger Johansson's site instead. πŸ˜‰

    Cool photos too. πŸ™‚

  • Must be nice to take months off at a time. πŸ˜‰ All the best and enjoy your time with family. You might need a vacation from them by the time the summer is over. ha!

  • Thats great that you can spend some time free with the family..

    I instead of doing it yearly, try and spend most evenings away from computer or at least Sunday. I think its important family time and also time away from computer, keeps you in the real world πŸ™‚

    Have fun

  • Good luck during the leave! πŸ™‚

    A small word of warning about the ads. I've read that referring to them and telling people to click them is against the terms of service, so be careful about that.

  • Ced-le-pingouin says:

    What a cute family you have!

    Wow, you will now have 2 months to relax and, well, basically, do nothing πŸ™‚ . Enjoy every minute of it.

  • Deborah says:


    Enjoy your summer off! Looking forward to your return in September, and news of how your summer went.

  • Maaike says:

    Awww that's a nice photo. The second one I mean πŸ˜‰

    Have a great summer!

  • Jules says:

    Wow! You Swedes get all the benefits. Robert gets two long breaks from work in quick succession and apparently, if you suffer from heavy metal addition in Sweden, you can get disability benefits.


    PS: Robert, you want to change "What should I do Know" to "What should I do Now". jr

  • icaaq says:

    Have a nice one, I have a week left then I'm off for five weeks! Maybe I'll show up in Sollentuna….beware!!

  • icaaq says:

    Vallentuna that is…..or somewhere like *-tuna

  • Have a great summer, all of you πŸ™‚

  • Sweden shuts down for five weeks; so I am lead to believe around now?

    ("Your mission, should you decide to accept it…") Will be to prevent Tommy Olsson from getting cabin fever and phone him. ("This post will self-destruct in five seconds")

    5, 4, 3, 2, 1…

    Have a great time Robert! πŸ˜€

  • eugene says:

    enjoy! Going to sweden too πŸ˜‰

  • Have some nice holydays! πŸ™‚

  • Olly says:

    Have a great summer Robert πŸ™‚

  • Robert Nyman says:

    Thank you everyone!


    I'll do my best in September. πŸ™‚


    Yes, Filippa, like, doubles her size every day. πŸ™‚


    Thanks, I really like the pics! πŸ™‚

    And sure, give Roger some comments, he'll be glad for them. πŸ™‚


    Yes, one always needs a vacation when the vacation's over, right? πŸ™‚


    I try to stay away from computers in the evenings too; at least that is as long as the rest of the family is awake. And absolutely, I can't stress the fact enough to get a balance between computer time and a "normal" life.


    Thanks, and thanks you for the heads up. I hope they will overlook this since it's for a good cause.


    Thank you very much! I'm the beast amongst the beauties… πŸ™‚


    Thank you!


    Thanks, keep up the writing, ok?


    Ah, not the first one? πŸ˜‰


    Man, I gotta get diagnosed with that too! And thanks for the heads up on the typo.


    Yes, It's one of the tunas… πŸ™‚ Vallentuna is actually correct.


    A great summer to you too!

    Robert Wellock,

    Thank you! And yes, at lest during July, the corporate world is pretty much non-existent. It's a remnant from the old industrial vacation schedules in Sweden.

    I really should talk to or meet Tommy, I know. It's been a while now.


    Ah, welcome! If the weather's good, it's a fantastic place!


    I definitely will!


    Thank you!


    Thanks, man!

  • Sandy says:

    Enjoy your summer and your leave! Brilliant photos πŸ™‚

    Good luck with your job at Valtech. They're a cool company!

    If you ever run into anyone who's worked with SonyEricsson at Valtech say hello from Sandy (ex-MediaCatalyst).

  • Jens Meiert says:

    Oh my …, Robert, I almost never heard of "parental leave" before, and while reading your blog that term already became familiar πŸ˜‰

    Have a great time – best regards from Berlin!

  • Bloggeries says:

    Enjoy your parental Leave Robert, unfortuntely I only found this blog a few days ago so will have to wait for some fresh posts. Either way have a great time and I"m sure your archives will keep me busy!

  • haha great man, have fun and see you back soon.

  • taylor says:

    so, you have the same exact name as my father. my father is a jerk, though.. you dont seem like a jerk :]

    nice blog, beautiful daughters :]


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