Part 5: How we roll

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Meet the Cartmells, a family of four living in the heart of Copenhagen. Helena and Lee both work in the creative industries while juggling life with two kids in the city. We asked Helena to share a few moments from their weekend in the South of Sweden, so join us, it’s just across the bridge …


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Part 5: How we roll

Our last day in Sweden and the sun finally came out (well, at least for a bit). The weekend has been so great and just what we needed. Something a bit different to how we usually roll (you know, by bike) and just the feeling of getting out of the city. Come with us and see what we got up to on our last day!


besafe flex booster seat blog how we roll

The kids grabbed their stuffed animals and we buckled up pretty early Sunday morning to get some fresh (sea) air. I know, we went to the beach yesterday, but this is pretty much our favourite place to be….always. When you live your daily life in a busy city I just love the contrast the sea gives us. An endless horizon and that special feeling of calm. I guess if you ask the kids they will tell you how much they love to run as fast as they can without stopping and to be able to scream as loud as they possibly can without being told off. We all get something we need from the big blue (..or should I say grey).

besafe flex booster seat blog how we roll
besafe flex booster seat blog how we roll
besafe flex booster seat blog how we roll
besafe flex booster seat blog how we roll

How lucky are we, our beach also has a playground! After hanging upside down for a bit we drove back to the cabin. We needed some lunch and enough time to say good bye to the summer house (and by that I mean clean up).

besafe flex booster seat blog how we roll
besafe flex booster seat blog how we roll
besafe flex booster seat blog how we roll
besafe flex booster seat blog how we roll
besafe flex booster seat blog how we roll

The sun is out so the jackets are off… They are both crazy about this toy-car, it was a Christmas gift years ago from Grandpa and it’s still going strong. They used this to prepare themselves for the trip back to Copenhagen.

besafe flex booster seat blog how we roll
besafe flex booster seat blog how we roll

Nobody wants to leave (I guess that’s a good thing) but we have to take Grandma back in to town and the car is all packed and ready. Our little adventure is almost over…

besafe flex booster seat blog how we roll

This might not look like an adventure to you, but for our family it means taking time out and getting out of the city. It’s letting the kids pack their own bags and stopping for coffee and cake in the middle of nowhere. It’s crossing the border between two countries with really loud music, or the quiet time in the car listening to an audiobook (preferably something with monsters). And just the thought that you actually have the freedom go wherever you want, whenever you want to.

Not a bad little adventure at all…

And the verdict on BeSafe iZi Flex?

Our family of four have always lived in the city and now we have made Copenhagen our home. We have never owned a car, we do our school run with our cargo bike but at the weekends we love to head out of town and explore. Using a Car Collective means that we have to travel light to be able to pack in and out of so many different cars. Our two BeSafe iZi Flex seats not only give us peace of mind but make travelling with kids so much easier. They are lightweight and easy to carry because of the smart, integrated carrying handles. The easy ISOfix system means that it just takes two clicks and the seats are installed and we are ready to go. Our kids love them and it means whatever car we are in they are always safe and sound in their own little world. Thanks BeSafe, happy kids makes for great adventures and we know they are safe, wherever the road takes us.

We were kind of amazed by how easy it was to use the BeSafe iZi Flex fix, two clicks and they are in! Carrying them down all the way from the third floor was no problem either, they are so light! For us, it needs to be easy but we need to know it’s going to be safe.
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Part 4: Little adventures

besafe flex booster seat blog little adventures

Meet the Cartmells, a family of four living in the heart of Copenhagen. Helena and Lee both work in the creative industries while juggling life with two kids in the city. We asked Helena to share a few moments from their weekend in the South of Sweden, so join us, it’s just across the bridge …


Follow the journey: Travel with BeSafe iZi Flex – meet the Cartmells

Part 4: Little adventures

Our little crew of four made it to the South of Sweden! We all agreed that we should just brave the wind and rain and explore a bit while we had the car.


besafe flex booster seat blog little adventures
besafe flex booster seat blog little adventures

We crossed the bridge from Denmark (with loud music) and were settling in to our summer house. Unpacking, lot’s of coffee for the grown-ups and play/fighting for the kids. The long, lazy breakfasts on Saturdays and Sundays are my favourites. We also took the time planning out what everybody wanted to do, and guess what, we all agreed for once.

besafe flex booster seat blog little adventures
besafe flex booster seat blog little adventures
besafe flex booster seat blog little adventures
besafe flex booster seat blog little adventures

We packed lunch anda thermos of hot coffee and off we went! It was a really windy day so we also packed a kiddie favourite – the kite. Our first stop was just a short drive, but the view is something else, and so much space for the kids to run around in. We stayed for lunch and enjoyed it in the back of the car. This all reminds me so much of the small trips I had with my family growing up. I don’t know, it just seemed like everybody drove everywhere back then (…and by “back then” I mean the 80’s), we even went camping in our 80’s Volvo, not sure if that qualifies as camping though?

Anyway, we were not planning on having a sleepover, it was time to go!

besafe flex booster seat blog little adventures
besafe flex booster seat blog little adventures
besafe flex booster seat blog little adventures
besafe flex booster seat blog little adventures
besafe flex booster seat blog little adventures
besafe flex booster seat blog little adventures
besafe flex booster seat blog little adventures

The kite is a big hit in our family, all seasons, rain or shine. It’s pretty amazing to see it high up in the sky, only to take a nosedive in the sand 10 seconds later… No, but really, it’s the simplest of things and the kids just love it! You should try it too.

besafe flex booster seat blog little adventures
besafe flex booster seat blog little adventures
besafe flex booster seat blog little adventures
besafe flex booster seat blog little adventures
besafe flex booster seat blog little adventures

Follow the journey: Travel with BeSafe iZi Flex – meet the Cartmells

Part 3: Handle with care

Meet the Cartmells, a family of four living in the heart of Copenhagen. Helena and Lee both work in the creative industries while juggling life with two kids in the city. We asked Helena to share a few moments from their weekend in the South of Sweden, so join us, it’s just across the bridge …


Follow the journey: Travel with BeSafe iZi Flex – meet the Cartmells

Part 3: Handle with care

It’s true, our family has never owned a car. When you live in a busy city I think you don’t really need one. Besides we live in Copenhagen, and when you live in Copenhagen you bike, like everyone else. But…there is of course a but…


besafe flex booster seat blog handle with care
besafe flex booster seat blog handle with care

It’s just about freedom and how easy it is to just get away. We rented a car for the weekend, packed our bags and drove off to the South of Sweden…so easy! But it needs to be this easy, and safe of course, for us to do it. My favourite thing with the whole drive was first the loud music the kids requested when we drove over the bridge from Denmark to Sweden, but also how nice and quiet it could be. We could just sit and talk or listen to an audio book together. These are the precious moments you get in-between everything else life puts in the way.

besafe flex booster seat blog handle with care

One happy camper and so ready for a roadtrip!

besafe flex booster seat blog handle with care
besafe flex booster seat blog handle with care

Bags in the car, car seats in…click, click and we were off!

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Part 2: A Sweet Break

Meet the Cartmells, a family of four living in the heart of Copenhagen. Helena and Lee both work in the creative industries while juggling life with two kids in the city. We asked Helena to share a few moments from their weekend in the South of Sweden, so join us, it’s just across the bridge …


Follow the journey: Travel with BeSafe iZi Flex – meet the Cartmells

Part 2: A Sweet Break

Having a car for the weekend pretty much means that a whole new world opens up with options on what to do and where to go! Everybody was set on Sweden and our Summer House, but we wanted to make a stop on the way…


besafe flex booster seat blog sweet break

Grabbing some coffee, something to eat (read cake) and some fresh air. We love the sea and before you drive over the bridge to Sweden you actually pass the most beautiful place in Copenhagen, Kastrup Sea Bath. None of us had been there before so that was the place to stop!

besafe flex booster seat blog sweet break
besafe flex booster seat blog sweet break
besafe flex booster seat blog sweet break

Kastrup Sea Bath is a real treat for both body and soul and a truly magical place. The view over to Sweden is pretty beautiful and the building protects you from the wind. We have a strict rule about not eating in the car (it’s a dangerous business) so we brought coffee and cinnamon buns and enjoyed the company of a few hungry seagulls.

besafe flex booster seat blog sweet break
besafe flex booster seat blog sweet break
besafe flex booster seat blog sweet break
besafe flex booster seat blog sweet break

After our sweet break we took the time to walk around on the beach and in the park. Collecting memories in the shape of seashells and stones, and just playing. We headed back to the car to drive across the bridge to Sweden (the coolest part according to Lykke and Levi)!

It was Levi’s turn to choose the loudest music and we headed off…

besafe flex booster seat blog sweet break
besafe flex booster seat blog sweet break
besafe flex booster seat blog sweet break

Bye bye, Denmark, see you soon!

Follow the journey: Travel with BeSafe iZi Flex – meet the Cartmells

Part 1: Not just from A to B

besafe flex booster seat blog not just from a to b

Meet the Cartmells, a family of four living in the heart of Copenhagen. Helena and Lee both work in the creative industries while juggling life with two kids in the city. We asked Helena to share a few moments from their weekend in the South of Sweden, so join us, it’s just across the bridge …


Follow the journey: Travel with BeSafe iZi Flex – meet the Cartmells

Part 1: Not Just From A to B

I love the fact that our family has never owned a car. We used to live in Oslo before we moved to Copenhagen and we have never felt the need, at least not full time. We used a car collective for when we wanted to get away and that worked really well for us. But since we don’t have our own car it’s so much fun when we do get a chance to go wherever we want.

Well, wherever we want took us to our happy place, our summer house in the South of Sweden.

But first, coffee…I mean packing.


besafe flex booster seat blog not just from a to b
besafe flex booster seat blog not just from a to b
besafe flex booster seat blog not just from a to b

Our two kids, Lykke (7 yrs old) and Levi (4 yrs old) couldn’t wait for our weekend getaway and packed their own stuff into their little bag (by stuff i mean toys and teddy bears)… They were super excited about ditching the train for once and to be able to travel across the famous bridge from Denmark to Sweden by car. We also wanted to find a special place for a fika (you know, the Swedish word for coffee and cake). The planning is just as fun as the doing.

besafe flex booster seat blog not just from a to b
besafe flex booster seat blog not just from a to b
besafe flex booster seat blog not just from a to b
besafe flex booster seat blog not just from a to b
besafe flex booster seat blog not just from a to b

FInally ready to leave the city and start our mini-adventure by car……I know, it’s not that far but it’s not just the big trips that matter, but the little adventures too.

besafe flex booster seat blog not just from a to b

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