Monthly Archives: January 2017

Sundaze.

Lazy Sunday all day except for a little trip to Söder and an evening stroll in cosy Hammarby Sjöstad. So chill!

Love is a four legged word.

This is most likely the cutest little puppy I have ever met! It is such a beautiful breed and Bamse, which is his name, was adorable; cuddly, mischievous and absolutely wonderful. It was love at first sight. I wanted to bring him home but Eva, his owner, would not let me! However, I suppose I can understand why. It was really nice to see this one for the first time today, and I look forward to spending many summers with him in the house across the road out in the countryside. Obviously, it was very nice to meet Anders, Eva, Helena, Jade and Sam as well, these people belong to one of the sweetest families I know.

Bon appétit!

This is what I had for dinner last night with my grandparents and my grandmother’s younger sister. For starters we had beets, chèvre/goat cheese, pine nuts and some honey. Yum! The main course consisted of fillet of beef, potatoes (Hasselbacks), chanterelle sauce and salad; my favourite dish and no one makes it better than granny! D-E-L-I-C-I-O-U-S!

Friday.

Yesterday I had my first sushi in years! I used to love it, then I ate it too often and that, in turn, resulted in not eating it at all. I felt like a sushi rookie but I could still handle the chopsticks quite well. Me and one of my dad’s sisters went to Sushi Yama in the city nearby Hötorget/Haymarket. It was delicious!

After the lunch we walked through Gamla Stan/The Old City and over to Södermalm (no good translation for that but the south part of the city). In Gamla Stan we went into a book shop where I bought one of my favourite card games FLUXX in a new edition called Nature. I cannot wait to play it!

My aunt and I went to a café in Södermalm for a quick coffee break before she had a job interview, and we talked a lot about blog related things. She has teached me basically everything I know about WordPress, SEO and Google Analytics. She also showed my this brand new book that she had recently bought and I think I will have to get one too!

Eventually we parted ways and I catched a train back to my grandparents (where I stay during my visit) for a dinner so good that it deserves a blog post of its own!

For your information.

  • I have never played Pokémon GO. I get the exercise and walk into bars anyway.
  • I would probably never buy a Michael Kors bag – at least not the one that everyone seems to have. It is just not my taste. It is something about the gold details that do not appeal to me. I am more of a silver kind of woman. The reason I bring this up is because I do not get why some items get so much attention. I mean no harm!
  • My surname, Larsen, is from my mum, which is pretty unusual. My dad’s last name is Ferm.
  • I thought the worst thing I knew was falsehood or violence, or something. After watching the film P.S. I Love You again about a week ago, it made me change my mind because what would be worse than losing someone you love?
  • I am very much damaged by (lovely) London. Every time I am about to go through the gates by the trains, I strongly believe that I need to touch out to open the gates and leave the station. That is so not the case in Stockholm. The gates here open automatically from the inside. I bet people look at me and think I am a complete moron!

Moves.

Vi kör ett inlägg på svenska! Kom just hem från stan efter att ha strosat runt en hel del till på både gamla och nya gator, d.v.s. både vägar jag vandrat förut, men även smågator jag aldrig tidigare utforskat. Älskar att turista i min egen stad! Idag hängde jag mest i Gamla Stan och på Östermalm, men fikade som sagt även på Mellqvist Kaffebar i Vasastan i förmiddags. Allt detta promenerande fram och tillbaka, kors och tvärs och hit och dit, har resulterat i att mina ben burit mig drygt två mil idag och nästan 27 000 steg! Nu har jag inte gymmat sedan helgen (fredag-söndag) men nog förbränner jag kalorier så det heter duga! Mina ben är helt möra nu. En snabbdusch och sedan sängen känns som en bra plan!

Today is a hot chocolate kind of day.

I started the day with an appointment at Rapide in the MOOD mall here in Stockholm. I have been doing my brows and lashes there for a while now and I am very pleased with the services. However, last time (a couple of months ago) was a disaster (new employee) so this time I did not have to pay. The result today was/is impeccable; great shaped/threaded brows and my lashes are now visible again thanks to greyish dark brown colour/dye! It feels so nice, a big improvement to your face when you have all the light colours; eyes, hair, skin…

Afterwards I walked to another part of the city to visit Mellqvist Kaffebar (coffee bar). I had hot chocolate and a bun. It was so tasty! I also saw Anders Timell who walked past. Ha!

I headed home again around lunchtime to freshen up a little and then my grandmother gave me a ride to the ER at Kungliga Karolinska. She works there and I wanted to go back into the city. I was strolling a while, again, before I ended up at this cosy little café in Gamla Stan named Café Schweizer. I just had another cup of hot chocolate here, and a cheesecake; indulgence deluxe today! I have been walking a lot today as well so I definitely think I am worth it. Also, remember that this is my winter break I never had last year over the holidays!

Because a cat’s the only cat who knows where it’s at.

I went into town around 10 this morning and after a long stroll/day (nearly 16,000 thousand steps today) I took the train to see my one of my aunts, her kids/my cousins and their beautiful and wild Siberian cats, Jon Snow and Yoda! Later on we (cats excluded) had dinner at my grandfather’s house where lasagne was on the menu! It was so good. By the way, a guy at NK (department store) that applied Mac eye shadow on my eyelids today, said that I have cat eyes… I will take that as a compliment considering that cat eyes are very pretty, I mean, just have a look above!

It’s a wrap!

Today I went to have a coffee break at a classic Swedish café, bakery and patisserie on Karlavägen in Stockholm. The name of the place is Tössebageriet and I have wanted to try their well-known “semmelwrap” for quite some time now. I finally got the chance! It was delicious but very filling – I could easily have shared one. Yet, you have to try it!

I like my money right where I can see it…

Today, it was impossible not to bring home those comfy pyjamas trousers from Björn Borg, a few socks from Tommy Hilfiger and two pairs of mini shorts, also from Björn Borg. I saw a lot of other garments that looked nice in several shops, but I am extremely picky with the fit, materials and seams. I will tell you more about that later. However, my wallet must be grateful!