Stockholm. Stockhome. My city. My hometown. I left less than 24 hours ago after 11 wonderful days. I am shocked. Heartbreaking news yet again. I have not been able to eat anything today since the very first headline, partly because I am sick but mainly owing to this. How hard can it be to “be kind to one another” as Ellen DeGeneres always says? The picture above, the Åhléns mall, was taken by me only yesterday. I walked past Drottninggatan as well. Dear family, friends and fellow human beings – be safe. Stockholm, you are always in my heart.
Thank you all for sharing and spreading the love. I am overwhelmed by the attention and the fact that I am labeled as a Londoner. I have been waiting for the day! That is a major reason why I love London – everyone is welcome. I think my picture below from London Underground illustrates that perfectly.
London is indeed open.
When I found this designer/Arne Jacobsen measuring jug at Illums Bolighus several weeks ago, I had to buy it. I did not own anything like this before and it certainly makes measurements a lot easier. Apparently, ordinary glasses serves another purpose. Now, I just need a corkscrew. It turns out that bottles of wine do not open themselves. In the meantime, I will sip champagne; it requires no corkscrew, no measuring nor the right kind of glass – as long as it is consumed everything is in order. Cheers!
Have fun tonight kids! Irish I were drunk, too. I am ill and I am sick of it. Shamrock the night away! In bed I will stay…
I have got a story for you! A year ago I went to buy this excellent Beoplay A2 speaker from Bang & Olufsen. It was rather pricey but I had saved up. Anyway, when I went to the store to get it, I could not find the tills. I did not buy it at B&O. I walked around in circles with the relatively big box under my arm and I got quite annoyed. At last, I found my way out. As I was about to pay, the cashier suggested that I should enter a competition before I left, and I thought, why not? So, I did. All I had to do was to answer a simple question and, in a few words describe what I liked about the company the most. Since I was still pretty irritated after running around, I wrote something like: “The best thing about you, is that you get your daily exercise here because it is such a big shop with a great range of products.” I won. I won my purchase! So, I did not have to pay for this portable Bluetooth speaker from B&O at all. Not a penny. Quite comical, huh? I guess I deserved it after that workout. Ha. Frankly, I was very happy when they phoned me the day after to tell me I was the winner. No hard feelings, no more!
This reinforces my belief that I am secretly British, it is totally my cup of tea! In fact, I had to get Earl Grey the other day to do a London Fog (a tea/latte drink as seen on the picture below). It is easy-peasy to make and not too unhealthy, all you need to do is: brew the tea, add a little vanilla syrup (I went with Alpro Soya Vanilla instead) and finish with some steamed milk. If desired, you can also sprinkle some cinnamon on the top! I have not figured out the ultimate measurements for my taste yet, so I suggest you Google a recipe if you want to try it. The beverage is sweet but not too sweet, and I like it (not least because of the beautiful name). Anyway, I hope you have a good laugh with hilarious Mr (Handsome) Hussey. Cheers!
Valentine’s Day in a week now! I do not have a man but that certainly does not stop me from wishing for some sweet gifts. There must be someone that loves me out there? Ha. Pink positive! I would not mind receiving any of the Kusmi Tea metal tins above, Sweet Love, Bouquet de Fleurs or, why not spice it up a little with Anastasia – that one would be perfect for a Grey day! A bunch of flowers is always nice, too. Consider this, consider this, the hint of the century…
So, I thought I would finally answer this question. The reasons I write in English (most of the time) are mainly to improve my English skills and to challenge myself, not because I have a large number of international blog readers – yet! Nevertheless, I do have a few readers abroad. Google Analytics has given me the top countries which right now are (Sweden excluded): US, Russia, UK, Bahamas, Germany, Belgium, Canada, China… I definitely intend to stick with the English, although I undoubtedly will publish Swedish posts every now and then, too. Stay tuned!
I am completely and utterly in love with these two colours, and the fact that they go so well together! Besides, I occasionally put orange/Sienna coloured eye shadow on my lids to make my blue eyes pop! What do you think? Do you like these colours combined? What is your favourite colour, and why?
I may not always be in London, but London is always with me. It was simply impossible to resist buying this Victorian Maps candle a while ago. London is my favourite place on earth due to the diverse and friendly people, splendid architecture and a delightful atmosphere. I know I will end up there. One day. Somehow. Soon.