Sunday, 31 October 2010

oh life

I think I've just slept for about 12 hours. Luckily it is now wintertime and I haven't lost the whole day to sleep.
Yesterday we had Natacha and Travis over for lunch and supper. We had lasagne and salad for lunch and raclette in the evening. Then it was the usual - movie and tons of sweets and crisps. I love it!
We did also go for a walk at Dinton Pastures - a lovely small lake with beautiful nature very close to my job.

Now I'm going to watch the latest episode of Grey's Anatomy and be lazy in front of the tv with my PJ's still on.

Thursday, 28 October 2010

dries van noten

I love their a/w RTW collection. The 90's and the amsculine wibes. I'm all for it!(Pictures from

a new phone

I promised myself that if I got a distinction on my masters degree I would let my self have a new mobile phone. Now the results are in I am super excited to get a new phone but it is so hard to choose which one to get. I don't need a gadget I need a reliable phone I can use for blogging, checking my e-mail and facebook.

Samsung Galaxy

Blackberry Curve

iPhone 4 (or perhaps 3)

Which one do you recommend?

Wednesday, 27 October 2010

wakey wakey

I'm incredibly sleepy right now but that's no good because I'm meeting with my personal trainer in 20 min and I have to get my ass off this seat and get going.

Swedish House Maffia are great for these moments!


Just found out that I will be graduating with a distinction! So happy that it all went so well. Despite writing my project/dissertation in about 48h with no sleep (nothing I recommend by the way) I got a 69% on it, so my average is still a distinction. Can't wait to wear those silly clothes again as a final gesture that this is all over. It will also be fun to see all the old class mates one last time.

The Great Hall, London Road Campus, University of Reading.


I am trying to find the perfect pair of shoes for this season and I've found al these pairs that almost have it all, but then they're not quite what I'm looking for.

Anyone seen anything similar that they can recommend?

shopping yesterday

It was so nice to stroll aroudn in London yesterday (except for the pouring rain and the fact that I didn't have an umbrella. Straightening my hair in the morning was a waste of time). I did get a few things; two cardis from Uniqlo as well as a pair of skinny jeans (dark blue). And in Mango I found this nice big knitted cardigan - perfect to wrap myself in on cold evenings.

Usually when I go shopping I go a little bit crazy and have a long list of things I really want. But I've promised myself that I will go on a shopping spree when I've lost some weight - it works very well as a motivation for me - and actually - going to the stores yesterday and having to squeze into a 12 or 14 made me even more motivated to get back to my size 10 (UK).

Tonight I'm ahving my 3rd session with my PT. my muscles are still sore from Monday's work out... keep fighting right? :)

Tuesday, 26 October 2010

a London afternoon

I'm going in to London for a quick visit this afternoon. I'm a bit excited actually - I have been there a couple of times this year, but not had the opportunity to have a look in the stores. I really want to visit the COS, anthropologie, urban outfitters and uniqlo stores.

Monday, 25 October 2010

knitting - a new hobby?

I've just put a bid on a "learn to knit"-kit on ebay. I don't know if it is the autumn and the need to cozy up with a blanket on our couch that makes me want to elarn this. I did knit as a kid - a misformed scarf. It is meditative and relaxing to knit so I'm looking forward to getting started again.

Sunday, 24 October 2010

Rihanna - Only Girl

Wake up music: Swedish House Mafia - One (Feat Pharrell)

I've been sleepy all day but now it's time to get started. Laundry up and out, plan this weeks Swedish lesson, pick songs for next weeks service and tidy up a bit in this place. It's quite messy.

Friday, 22 October 2010

fashion inspo

I love Emma's fashion blog. She's always wearing amazing outfits and really is one step ahead of the trends. Plus she looks like a mix between Chloe Sevigny and Sienna Miller. Love her!

Skiing in Åre

So if you haven't heard already we are hoping to go a group of 8-10 people in week 6 (2nd week in February) to Åre. I personally need to learn how to ski and start living up to my nationality (Norwegian). We've looked into some cabins and found some really lovely ones. Now we are jsut waiitng for people to get back to us so we can book them.

I can't wait! I say, like Rachel did "schwoop, schwoop, schwoop!" :)

staff samples

Yesterday they were giving away free things at work again - sports clothing. I managed to grab a lot of things this time. So today I'm wearing a Mizuno top and Mizuno shoes to work. And yesterday at the gym I was wearing Mizuno capri pants. It is strange what an impact your gym outfit has on your performance. It is as if you are trying to live up to your sporty look - and somehow you manage to push yourself harder. I like that!

I also got some great Breath Thermo wear that will be perfect to use underneath my winter jacket when we're going skiing in February. (If you haven't told us already we want to know if you can come!)

Thursday, 21 October 2010


Yihaa! Love this song!

Oh and acapella gets me everytime - these guys are called Club Five and are from Finland.

the world's best little sister

Carina is setting a high "little-sister-standard" so to say! Look how sweet - she sent us a whole box of Danish Christmas sweets.

Oh and check out our cats new favourite chillaxing position - looks comfortable huh ;)

comments not working?

I've heard that some of you are not able to post your comments. I'm not sure why that is happening. it should be working fine (no need to have a blogger or google account). I've changed it slightly now so that the comment function will come in a pop up window. Hope this will work better now because I love to get your comments and input - it makes blogging so much more fun.

ai ai ai

We were at the gym yesterday and I pushed myself to run for more than 30min this time. I managed to get to 40min and then PW the last 5 min. The problem is - today my right hip really hurts. I feel like an old lady. It has happened before - that it starts to hurt but today it feels like I can't move normally. What is wrong with me? I mean I'm only 25. Should it really be like this?

Wednesday, 20 October 2010

Sigvart Dagsland

One of the best Nordic artists in my opinion is Sigvart Dagsland. He has a powerful but personal voice that evokes emotions. I was just checking what is happening in Oslo the weekend I am going there for work. (I'll be there from 19-25 Nov) and found out that he has a concert that weekend. Now I'm going to try and convince my sales rep that this is good stuff...

Lanvin ♥ H&M

I'm soo excited about this collaboration. Can't wait for the pictures of the items to be released in November. This time I'm definitely qeuening. (I missed out on the last collaboration).

Tuesday, 19 October 2010


YES! Just got back from my driving theory test and... I passed!!
So stoked and glad that is over. Now I need to start taking my driving lessons. I really want my license before Christmas. I can't believe I will be 25 years old when I start driving on my own. HAHA

sold the chest of drawers

I haven't updated in a while now and that is because we had the most amazing weekend spent worshipping, laughing and chatting with old friends, eating tons of candy, and sleeping probably about 8h in total in Sweden.

It was so nice to see all the old friends and unfortunately I ended up taking almost no pictures at all. I just had so many other things to do all the time.

Oh, and tonight someone is coming by to pick up the IKEA drawers. We get £50 for it which pays for the dining table and chairs. What a great deal! :D

P.S. For those of you who might be worried: Yes, Andreas knows and has agreed to sell it... haha.

Thursday, 14 October 2010


We're tidying up here now and packing for tomorrow. We are trying to bring as little as possible so we can take a lot of lösgodis with us home :) We only have hand luggage so I'm trying to find little bottles to bring our toiletries in. I can't wait to see everyone tomorrow; my sisters, Andreas' sister, Veronica, Jonna, Anna?, "Lillrobert", Niklas, Thilde, Gille, Lena etc. etc. I can't believe it's been so long since last time I saw you. It is strange but it is as if I miss you more now that I know I will see you and then you will be gone again for a long time.

do you "like" this?

I am not really sure who is reading this blog and how many you are. It would be fun if you could write a comment saying hi or maybe, if you have facebook, you can press the "Like" button that you can find under each post. It would also be fun to see what you readers want to hear more about or what you don't like reading about.


Gosh! I woke up about 2 min after I am suppose to be leaving for the bus this morning. I hate that mini panic attack you get when you open your eyes and look at the clock. Andreas was so nice and drove me to the busstation so that I didn't miss my bus but I barely got dressed before leaving the huose. So now I'm eating breakfast at work - coffee and a banana. YUM

Wednesday, 13 October 2010

boarding pass printed

Just printed our boarding passes for this weekend. We are laving Friday morning flying from Stansted to Västerås. Can't wait to meet everyone again and I knwo I will get a bit sentimental about being back there. Perhaps take a ride by our old house and shed a tear. So many fantastic memories with that house.

Tuesday, 12 October 2010

Some pictures of our latest furniture additions

Finally took the time to take some pictures of the "new" furniture we got from our apartment. As you can see we need some new plants and decorative items, but I am working on that. Misse wanted to be on every picture :)