Posts in Category: A Little Bit of Everything

Bang & Olufsen

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!

50 Shades of Earl Grey

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!

Be mine

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…

The reasons I write in English

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!

Loving would be easy if your colours were like my dreams

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?

In London everyone is different, and that means, everyone can fit in

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.

I just can’t get you out of my head

Good evening folks! Currently sweating my ass of at the 24/7 gym in Västra Hamnen (West Harbour) here in Malmö, right next to my new job at the grocery shop – Maxi ICA Stormarknad. The main reason I’m writing this right now is because I’m playing good old Kylie Minogue songs as we “speak”. I’ve grown up with her music since my dad loves her. When I was about 5 years old I used to watch the VHS we had with her music videos… Anyway, many of her tracks are actually really good here at the gym and for the walk home later!

Destination Christmas

I’ve been longing for the Christmas season for quite some time now, and it’s finally here! I love to get in the mood with Christmas songs, films and not least – adverts (I’m sure you can tell by now)! Here’s a cute one from Heathrow Airport that I recently found. British adverts are beyond compare. The majority of the Christmas adverts I’ve seen and shared with you, I would be delighted to see as full-length feature films. There are several brilliant narratives with great messages, not to mention the various remarkable characters!

Christmas with love from Mrs Claus makes me realise what truly makes me happy – my siblings. Their happiness. I wish I could give them everything they ever wanted, but most importantly, I wish I could be with them and share the joy. I really appreciate all the time I get to spend with them (which, unfortunately, is not too often). It doesn’t matter if we just talk over the phone or if we only meet a few minutes to say hello; each and every moment is precious.

Can’t wrap this

Christmas – the most wonderful time of the year – unless you’re a Hamleys employee and have to wrap teddy bears and other toys that are ‘mission impossible’ ha-ha! Today it is three years ago I started working as a Christmas employee at Hamleys (The Finest Toy Shop in the World) in Malmö. Undoubtedly a festive season and a very merry time of my life!

If only there was a way to be in two places at once

Breaking news, Sainsbury’s Christmas advert this year is, in my opinion, way better than John Lewis’s. Sainsbury’s The Greatest Gift is very captivating and contemporary. I can easily relate to: “I don’t have time, there’s only one of me”. Watch it!

It’s worth peeking at John Lewis’s Christmas advert too, it’s just that I expected something more sentimental in line with previous years. Buster The Boxer is, regardless, very sweet!

Last but not least, another wonderful Christmas/winter story worth sharing! The excellent moral of the tale: “Make time for what you love”.