Posts in Category: Happy Holidays

Nespresso. What else?

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After having a quick lunch with my mum today at Joe & The Juice, Emporia, I went to the city centre of Malmö to buy some Nespresso coffee capsules. Emergency Christmas replenishment! If I am going to live through Christmas holidays at work, caffeine is essential. I went a little crazy this time and tried some new flavours: floral and wild Bukeela ka Ethiopia, the new Variations Limited Edition inspired by Austrian pastries – Linzer Torte (redcurrant tart) and, of course, my one and only cappuccino and latte favourite – long roasted and velvety Dharkan. Besides, I still have a couple of powerful and contrasting Ristretto left at home. Chances are, I will survive the period ahead.

Fjärde advent.

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Detta är något av det bästa jag vet, söndagar, sött och saffran! Gateau är min absoluta favoritkedja när det kommer till bakverk i Sverige. När jag unnar mig lite vardagslyx någon gång ibland blir det ofta därifrån; en croissant, latte eller något annat. Mums!

Before the spark diminishes from the life you’re meant to lead.

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My last two days (Monday-Tuesday) in pictures. Feel free to follow me on Instagram, my private: @jmll or my official/public one: @jubileejulia.

Första advent.

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Godmorgon! Ligger fortfarande kvar i sängen och njuter denna måndag. Däremot, kunde min första lediga dag efter att ha jobbat helg fått börja lite bättre. Jag har fått jätteont i mitt högra knä. Har haft det lite grann sedan jag började jobba igen men inatt kunde jag inte vända mig utan att jag kände smärta. Nu på morgonen har jag inte velat sträcka ut det drabbade benet alls, men efter en Alvedon känns det i alla fall lite bättre!

Första advent, igår, söndag, var en trevlig dag trots jobb och gym. Jag unnade mig en saffranskringla på Gateau (till lunch…) och efter jobbet, precis innan gymmet, köpte jag en “NOCCO Skumtomte” som faktiskt var väldigt god! Jag drack den inte förrän jag var hemma igen dock; satte mig vid köksbordet och kollade på en julfilm på Netflix innan jag orkade mig in i duschen. Helt slut var (är) jag.

Nu ska jag snart upp och tvätta med mitt onda knä. Vi får se hur det går!

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”.

Time to come home.

My love for good Christmas adverts is endless. This one is heartbreaking but with an extremely important message. Since I will have to spend Christmas alone this year it gets particularly emotional for me. I must work as much as possible the coming months, which means that I need to stay in southern Sweden during the holidays, and I only have my family here… I cannot remember the last time I was welcome to join any of them for Christmas (nor anything else really). I miss my parents and siblings so much. All I want for Christmas – is you.

Turn on the subtitles if you do not understand German!

Last Christmas.

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Dessa macarons är tveklöst de godaste jag smakat. De smakade mögelost, otippat va?

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Bjuder på två dessa två foton från förra julen som firades med min bästa vän Kajsa (och hennes familj) hemma hos hennes moster, supermysigt!