When everything happens at once

Hi there!

 

My head is a real mess right now. There is so much going on I don’t know where to start.

Me and M found an appartment that we really want, and yesterday we brought my parents and sister to see it. They liked it too and saw all the opportunities that we did. We did think we would be the only ones there, but the estate agent had invited other potential buyers as well. Made us kind of nervous to see how big the interest was. We booked an appointment at the bank this morning to make sure we would get the loan we need. They said okay, so we placed an offer and now we just need to wait and see if they accept it. Probably won’t get any answers until the end of the week. It will be a constant stomach ache until we know. I don’t know how many times I’ve decorated that appartment in my head.

Tomorrow we’re going to Madrid, something that we’ve been looking forward to for months. What we didn’t plan was that Lufthansa would strike today and tomorrow, which means our flight is cancelled. In panic we booked new tickets last night, and today M has been trying to get the money back for the first tickets and make sure our tickets home are still valid, even though we will cancel the first tickets. Still not sure what will happen since no one could answer, and didn’t call back as promised. When he tried to call back they had closed their phone service. I like being spontaneous, but when things are planed and the time is limited I just want things to go as planed! But it will work out one way or another.

As this wasn’t enough to mess up a girl’s mind, I’ve also been thinking about education and there are things going on at work that I’m not sure what to think about. I really want to study to makeup specialist, but I need to know what happens with the appartment, and what happens at work so I know when it’s a good time to start. It’s just six weeks, and only one day in school, so I should be able to combine it with my job during the time. But still, need to fix that first! Why does everything always have to happen at the same time? It’s close to impossible to think clear at the moment! A good night’s sleep on that one?

See you soon, from another place in the world!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Home alone

Hi everyone!

Tonight M is out with his friends, so I’m all alone for the evening. Even though I miss him a little, it isn’t too bad to have some alone time. I decided to make some lunch boxes for the weekend, then take a long shower before I put on my PJ’s and joined my friends Tea and iPad for a night in. The iPad was a birtday gift from my parents, and might be one of the best things ever. It makes blogging and keeping up with the social network around it soo much easier. I went straight to buy a Bluetooth keyboard, which is absolutely perfect! It’s like a mini laptop that fits into pretty much any bag. For work, on the bus or train… I’m in love!

When I logged in toTwitter I noticed there was a Bloggers Do It Better Chat that was about to start and I was happy to join in. I realized how much I’ve missed interact with other bloggers. It has been a while now since I’ve been so up to just about everything else. One of the best things about blogging is all the lovely people you get to meet.
I also realized I miss the Bloggers Do It Better Challenge. I don’t seem to get notifications or e-mails anymore, so I’ll have to find out what is up with that and see if I can join in again.
How do you spend the time when you get a night for yourself?

 

 

Three months celebration

Good evening folks!

Yesterday me and M celebrated thee months together. Since it was a Saturday, he had the evening off and I got off work quite early he took me out for dinner. He actually started Friday night by giving me a card with a clue about where we were going. The cards keep coming yesterday morning and as we were getting ready. Nailed it at four points this time! He likes to plan in surprise and make clues, so this wasn’t the first time. Usually I don’t get it until the last clue at two points, mostly because I haven’t always heard about the places before.

This time we went to a place called Lemongrass, which serves Asian food. It’s supposed to be one of the top four restaurants where we live. I had roasted duck with bok choy, which was really good! M had a beef course that wasn’t too bad either. No complaints on the service either, so I can definitely see us going back there sometime.

After dinner we were supposed to go and see a movie, but we weren’t really happy about the available seats. We decided to go home, but ended up at a pub, taking a beer.

Overall, a very nice evening, with loads of talk about future trips. Bahamas and Maldives are on the top of the list for next year, and Tokyo in 2016 when M turns 30. Many adventures to come!

Got some beautiful roses.

Me at the restaurant
M at the pub

Summer (so far) in pictures

Hello there! 
Summer so far has been really busy. It has been the warmest summer in the country for, I don’t know how long. People have been coming to the mall just to get away from the heat. I’ve never seen so many people shopping in the summer before. On top of that all colleagues has been on vacation. Not at the same time, fortunately, but it has meant a lot of work. Even so, the summer has been amazing and my vacation is still to come. I work for one more week, then I’ll have two weeks off. Starting with a bus trip to Austria with my dear sister to watch my lovely football team qualify for a rather big tournament. 
Since I didn’t post any pictures last time, I thought I’d share a photo bomb with you today. Enjoy! 
My love is treating me with flowers from time to time. Always
brightens the day. 

I’ve been spending time with my loved ones,
in one of the places I love the most. (Our cabin)

I’ve taught my boyfriend to eat sushi. He now
loves it! (And actually suggested it for dinner
tonight)

We’ve been to the beach and watched the
sunset. Never really realized I had such a beautiful
place so close

We’ve had cozy nights with tea and
pretty awesome chocolate. 
I’ve been practicing my cooking skills by
learning to make fudge. 

I’ve been treated with even more beautiful roses.

Pancakes at Portobello Road market in London

Cupcakes from Hummingbird Bakery. Insanely tasty! 

Charles Bridge in Prague. First trip together with my boyfriend.

John Lennon wall in Prague

An update

Hi everyone!

Seems to be hard to keep up with the blog and all of your lovely blogs, with so much else going on right now. Since I happened to find some spare time, I thought I would do a small update about what has been going on lately.

M and I have been keeping seeing each other, and since a few weeks we’re officially a couple. He is absolutely wonderful and treats me like a princess. I couldn’t be happier than I am with him, and I would lie if I say he don’t take most of my time, either seeing him or thinking about him.

Me and my sister went to London for the weekend and got home this Tuesday. It was a lovely trip, and we did a whole lot of shopping! I won’t say I’ll do a post of everything, since I know I might not have the time to keep that as a promise. But perhaps you’ll see some of it in upcoming outfit posts. I still wish to keep the blog going even though I know it will be hard to find the time for it for at least a couple of weeks more. This time we decided to go to  Notting Hill and Portobello Road Market. We ended up going there one time on the market and two more times just because we loved the surroundings. Otherwise we spent most of the time on Oxford Street. This was our fourth time to London, so we’ve seen most of the tourist attractions before, so I wouldn’t say it’s a waste to just go shopping. I had planed to show some pictures from the trip, but I can’t find the cable to my camera at the moment.

We have had quite a lot to do at work lately, and I’ve been working a lot more than my contract tells me to. So, we shouldn’t just blame M for my absence here. Six working days a week isn’t uncommon and the shifts has been quite long. I’ve been quite tired, but I always get happy when the pay check arrives and I see that all the work pays off. Right now I’m having a week’s vacation though, which I started off with the London trip.

On Saturday it’s time for my friend’s wedding, which I’m really looking forward to. Got some nice dresses in London, and I can’t wait to wear one of them then. It will also be great to meet all of our friends and celebrate the happy day with C and C.

On Monday I go back to work for two days, then on Wednesday M is taking me to Prague for a few days. I was just supposed to have one day off next week, but when my boss found out M is having his vacation then she was kind enough to rearrange our schedule, so I got three days off instead. M got really happy when I told him and booked us a trip. Really excited about that! I have never been there before, but heard that it’s a beautiful town!

Hope everything is well with you all too, and that I get the chance to catch up with everyone soon. Until then, Lots of Love!

When a girl meets a boy

Hi everyone!

Long time no see. The past few weeks, or the last month actually, my attention has been drawn to one thing, and pretty much one thing only. After a nice dinner with work me and my colleagues went out for some drinks in town. The guys at the table next to us started talking to me and my colleagues, and I was getting along very well with one of them. With a bit of pressure from my colleagues (and our own free will) I gave him my number at the end of the evening. “I think you’re supposed to wait for three days, but I find that a bit too long. You’ll hear from me in two.” was the last words he said to me that night, and two days after that the first text came.

Since then my blogging nights has turned into nights of phone calls that lasts for hours, a wonderful date and several nights of just hanging together, meeting my family and a few football games. When I was sick this week he turned up with a bag filled with fresh fruits, smoothie, candy, a magazine, a little souvenir from our favorite football team and very tasty cream buns to the whole family. I must say he’s kind of sweet. He is working night shift tonight, so this is the first night in a very long time that I’m spending alone and not on the phone. Feels kind of weird actually.

It’s kind of amazing how two strangers can along so incredible well. We share the same interests, want to see the same places and value the same things in life. I think we have an exciting journey ahead of us, with an unknown destination.

Hope to be back again soon!

Lots of love to you all!

A day off

Hey guys!

So last week was insanely busy as well, with work, work, dinner with friends and extra work. Never thought today would come, but it did and I got my day off. The weather has been a amazing the whole weekend and today I got the chance to enjoy it. I decided to bring my sister to the city.

We had a great day, eating lunch by the canal, doing some spring shopping, trying out a FroYo place we’ve never visited. Back at home I took the doggie out for a long walk in the sun, just enjoying the weather. Wish I could have another day off tomorrow, but then it’s back to work again.

I must say I’m so happy to read all your nice comments here, and it really inspiring me to get back on track again. That is the main reason I’m jumping in with a short post now, even though I won’t be able to show what was in my shopping bags until tomorrow. But at least I know what to do next! I’m also very excited to try, and review, one of the things in the bag. As if that wasn’t enough I got the new topic for Bloggers Do It better, and I think I have a plan for that one already to publish next week. I’m full of inspiration again, so hopefully I’ll be back on a more regular basis again soon.

Bright sun called for the big sunglasses. 
Come back tomorrow to find out what’s
inside the bags. 

Crazy week

Hey guys!

This week has been totally crazy. I’ve traveled half way through the country (not really, but about 3 hours by train to get there, and 3 hours on the train home) to see a football game. My beloved team crushed our biggest rivals with 3-0. Lovely feeling.

I have been to a lovely dinner with our suppliers, which ended up as a night out on the town with really tasty drinks and dinner to die for. Not to mention the fantastic company! All though, one colleague had to leave early because she wasn’t feeling well.

Morning after we got the message, she had been to the hospital during the night. No one really knows what’s wrong, but she’ll be gone for at least the week.

One man down wasn’t enough. The next colleague lost her voice, went to the doctor and was told to stay at home for at least the rest of the week.

Me and my boss were running around like crazy hens, trying to find a way to get the schedule to work. Barely made it, and then major deliveries turned up at work. The first one seemed okay, the second one made it harder but still seemed to be something we could handle. When the third one arrived we realized we wouldn’t be able to do this on our own. Then the fourth one arrived. And a fifth one.

Did I mention that my boss had to leave early both today and tomorrow, since she has small kids that she has to pick up from daycare? And that she will be gone for the weekend?

I’m just gonna go smash my head through a wall, so I can get a good night’s sleep. My Friday off tomorrow turned into a 9 hour long day at work, so I’ll probably get to gather as much energy as possible. I’ll be back with loads of fun stuff as soon as this wind blows over!

Bloggers Do It Better

Hey guys,

A while ago I wrote about a new challenge I accepted. It’s the Bloggers Do It Better Challenge (click link to read more). It’s now time for all of us to publish our very first posts. The first topic we were given was “Bloggers do Spring better”. My immediate thought was inspiring pictures of pastel clothes and makeup. But the weather is really changing back and forward here in Sweden. One day sun, and the next cold and rainy (it’s what we like to call April weather). I still walk around in my winter jacket and knitted sweaters. I didn’t really think I had the material I needed for that kind of post. As I wrote in previous posts I spent the weekend in my cabin, and there the idea of this post hit me. Bloggers do spring better because of their awareness.

Since I started blogging I find myself much more aware of the details around me, and with spring arriving there are much details to notice. Especially there, in that beloved cabin in the woods. Just going there is a big sign of spring for me. When I was a kid we couldn’t stay there during winter since we had a well in the garden that supplied the house with water. In the winter the water froze, and we had no water inside. (As my parents inherited the cabin they had a major reconstruction done to change this) Back then we went there a last time in September or October and then closed everything down until April. Ever since there is something special about feeling the fresh air and see the wood anemones spread wildly in our forest.

This time I felt even more aware of everything around me. I sat inside, watching the rain fall down outside, and all I wanted was to take some photos of all the birds, flowers and trees that was starting to bloom. Mostly because I wanted to show them here.

Even before the visit there I found myself enjoying the spring much more. I’m constantly looking for inspiration for my blog, which makes me go out for walks, just sit down by the duck pond in the neighbor hood, notice that little butterfly or ladybug. And not just notice, that little bug can be the start of a thought you want to share with the world. I even enjoy my shopping much more than before. If I buy a new nail polish now it’s not just for me to paint my nails and enjoy for a couple of days. No, a new nail polish is a blog post for everyone that’s interested to read.

I could go on forever, but I think you get my point by now. Bloggers do Spring better because we’re more aware of the details around us.

Some things I love about this spring!

1. One of my favorite shades of nail polish this spring: Isadora Sugar Nails in colour 133 Macaron
2. Fist ladybug of the year
3. Wood anemones
4. Coffee outside in the sun
5. Being able to wear my beloved Converse without freezing
6. The duck pond in the neighbor hood
7. The cabin
8. Picture from last year, but this will get to symbolize walks with doggie. The horse belongs to a neighbor to the cabin.
9. Open fires to keep warm. Might be seen as an autumn picture, but we have no fireplace at home, so the first fire of the year in the cabin is still spring to me

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Weekend in the woods

I was hoping I would have a bunch of pictures to show today, but it has been raining and been really cold so I never got outside like I hoped. Instead I spent the whole day just resting. I slept in, then I spent the whole day in the couch in front of the open fire, watching some TV shows I missed out on, since I worked a lot this week. It may sound like a waste of time, but it was very much needed. Working in a store that is open seven days a week makes having two days off in a row seem like pure luxury, and when I only have one day to spare I always have loads to do. I can’t remember when I last allowed myself to do nothing at all and just let body and mind reload. Even though it was raining and I didn’t get to go outside as I had hoped, the idea to spend the weekend in the cabin was the greatest idea. I had never let myself do this at home. I would have found plenty of things I just had to do.

A thing about this place is that it always makes me feel safe, comfortable and calm. I’ve spent every summer here since 1991. I was born in September 1989, so I can’t even remember a life without this place. My grandparents rented the house for a few years, and we spent the summers with them and my aunts family. After a few years Grandpa and Grandma decided to buy the place, and when they passed away my Dad (and Mum) inherited it. I’m so happy they have kept it, because I really feel at home here. My own magical place. So many memories, and even more to come.

I usually share  this room with my sister, but since she
couldn’t come someone else took possession of the bed.

Close up on the window. I rocked those shoes as a kid.

I was treated to a glass of rose wine last night. Lovely!
Nothing calms me like this fire place. 
This diary, written in 1955, belonged to my father’s
 grandfather. Pretty cool!