Posts in Category: Everyday Life

Wednesday, March 1st.

Hello March, I have big plans for you! This month I will take on an exciting project, starting tomorrow. The undertaking will last for three weeks to begin with, but it may be extended. I am very excited, but it will be challenging as well. However, I am certain that I will be able to accomplish the task. I bet you are curious as to what I am going to do. The truth is, I cannot tell you – yet. I have a “work hard in silence” mentality. Consequently, I will let the success make noise… If you have not noticed until the end of March, I promise to disclose all the details. Watch this space.

Sweet guys are an endangered species.

This, ladies and gentlemen, is proof that blogging pays off! Ha! I received this package by post yesterday. It was utterly unexpected because there were no heads-up and frankly, I do not know the sender particularly well. I was sincerely surprised, thrilled and of course – grateful. I mean, these things only happen in the movies nowadays… I even got a cute little card/message, but it does not feel fair to expose that. Sorry! Tomorrow I will go and buy some tea filters so that I can taste this Bouquet of Flowers. In the meantime, I will just sit here and look at the Kusmi Tea metal tin because it is just so beautiful!

I’m a business woman in town on business.

Perks of spending one hour of Valentine’s Day at Sony Mobile Communications in Lund. I am back here doing what I love to do and doing what I do best – contribute with my creative thinking! It feels a bit weird that mum is not my host here anymore but I like being in the Glasgow Building anyway; surrounded by business men and all… Speaking of mother, I am now off to meet her for lunch by her new workplace, the IKEA office. I may not have a Valentine but I sure have a Galentine and I love her from the bottom of my heart. PS, regarding the headline, if you do not know what I am referring to we are clearly not friends!

COPENHAGEN FASHION WEEK AW17.

Copenhagen February 2nd with my dear friend Claudia. London Fog and a croissant for me at Original Coffee/Illum Rooftop. Revolver. Nachos (for sharing/two) and a blueberry mojito at Café Norden, followed by a sweet dessert, cheesecake and the best Irish Coffee! Unfortunately no pictures from the event at ARCH where we ended the day.

Sundai.

Good day! I am sitting in front of my laptop wrapped in a blanket and listening to some relaxing music. Also, I just had a cup of coffee after totally failing a smoothie. Dear fellow beings, “Less is more” and “Too good to be true” are risky to underestimate! I foolishly thought that I would make a delicious morning drink by mixing all of my favourite ingredients: Alpro Soya Vanilla, ginger, Innocent apple juice and elderflower, and mango (alphabetical order). I was completely and utterly w-r-o-n-g. Yuck! I should have known better. I am a person who usually prefer eating foods separately. For instance, instead of eating a brownie topped off with pieces of fruit, I would much rather eat the brownie or the fruit without the other. So, if you want us to run smoothly, then please do not bring me chocolate covered strawberries for Valentine’s Day. Champagne, on the other hand…

Yesterday at work, I helped a customer who were about to buy some oysters. The wife came along and said: “But we are out of champagne” to him, before she turned to me and continued: “I think you have to pair champagne with oysters”. My quick reply: “Well, I think you have to pair champagne with most things”. Mrs Customer: “Perhaps not for breakfast served with yogurt”. Moi: “I really do not mind champagne breakfasts”. She: “True, it is better to skip the yogurt”. It was such a great conversation!

Today is going to be a day spent lounging within the 19 square metres of mine. However, it is a beautiful day and I will probably pop out for another hot beverage, too. It may be sunny outdoors, but the temperature stubbornly remains freezing. I intend to go for a stroll in the city and holding a hot cup is a surefire way to warm up cold hands.

This morning, I chose my Starbucks mug that I got from my mum a couple of months ago, because I long away from Sweden. My mother and especially my siblings worship Dubai, and I guess, as do I, although I have never been there – yet. I have seen a lot of outstanding photographs from their holidays, but I truly believe that some experiences simply do not translate and that you have to go to know. But for now, I am stuck with the snow. Have a nice day!

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!

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!