Sunday, July 28, 2013

Sunday Summary

It's been a while since I've done one of these, and considering how little I actually have to offer in this "return of the Sunday Summaries", it may not be the best comeback. However, I'm not one for backing down, so let's just dive right in, shall we?

Well, last Sunday I travelled back to Denmark from Sweden by train. It was a very hot day, and the air-condition in the train was, of course, broken. So that wasn't exactly a fun ride. However, it was nice to get back home and back to "normal life", although not a whole lot has happened this week.

I've been Skypeing it up with Kasper most nights, and then Wednesday Maria called. She and her daughter Mel had been at a beach house with their family, but Wednesday the beach fun was over. She called me up rather abrupt and asked if I wanted to do something. Since my plans were to have a Harry Potter movie marathon (I know; I'm living life a little bit dangerously haha) I immediately said yes! Maria and Mel came by, and then we drove down to the harbour and ate some ice creams and enjoyed the blazing sunshine. Then, because it was just a tad too hot to sit in direct sunlight, we drove on back home to my place and grabbed a blanket, some fruit, several bottles of water and headed on down to the lake by my flat. There we sat for hours, just chatting it up, listening to music and having fun, while sweet little Mel enjoyed the sun, the nature and another ice cream.

And, well actually... that's about it. I'm not having the craziest of summers this year, but I actually don't mind that much. It's nice to go to bed at 4 in the morning and sleeping 'till the middle of the day, though it may not be the wildest way of living. But kidding aside though, I do enjoy having the freedom to do whatever I like whenever I like to do it. Because Summer's already over soon; only a couple of weeks left.
But I actually do look forward to get back to school; it'll be nice to get back to a normal rhythm once again - although I'd still like to place a bet on how long I'll be feeling that way, once school starts again :)

Have a lovely Sunday
- try not to melt away

Friday, July 26, 2013

Små Smil

... [small smiles] at the flat

Have a lovely Friday,
have a lovely weekend
and don't forget to smile

Monday, July 22, 2013

Ice mocca is deleciousness on a HOT Summers day

My my my, it's been a while, hasn't it?
I've taken a little blogger break for about two weeks, while I enjoyed a nice and relaxing vacation by the Swedish countryside. Now I'm back in my way too hot apartment and I'm ready to get back to blogging.

As I said, it's just way too hot! I've opened all of the windows and my front door, trying to let some fresh air in and cool the place a bit. Outside it's about 90 degrees (or around 30 degrees celcius), but inside it feels like a lot more.
As an avid coffee drinker, I can't go a day without that sweet taste of grounded beans, but it seems impossible to enjoy a hot cuppa joe in this weather. Well, I'm very happy to announce to you, that the ice mocca season has started! - Well, I suppose it has been here for a while, but at my house, today is officially the first day of ice mocca making.

I can honestly say that I make a pretty decent - dare I say totally awesome? - tall glass of chilled ice mocca.
It doesn't take a degree in science to figure this out, but still; I thought I'd share the recipe with you today.
It's terribly simple; just
- make a strong pot of coffee
- pour it in a blender and add 20-30 ice cubes
- also, you should pour some skinned milk in as well (as much or as little as you like)
- ... and blend it all together; make sure all of the ice cubes are crushed

Then just pour it in a tall glass and - if you'd like (I do this every time) - add some chocolate sauce and stir.
Deliciousness in a glass

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Wednesday plans

Hi everybody, how are you today?
It's pouring down, so we can't work outside in the garden today.
But actually that ain't so bad, since I'm having a lovely day inside; coffee and a Swedish magazine about everything retro from Scandinavia - life could be worse!
Later today, me and my mum will walk the very short way down to Bygdegården, where we'll have a cuppa coffee and a piece of cake, and a chat with the neighbours and locals.

 Have a fun day
- and don't forget to smile

Sunday, July 7, 2013

Sunday Summary - Evening edition

Hi everybody, hi Sunday!
How are you doing today? I'm doing just fine, but I'm very very tired - I've been hard at work outside in the Swedish garden all day and now is the first we're done with all the chores. So because of that, today's Sunday Summary is very late - I hope you understand.

Anyway, this week was very slow and uneventful up until Friday, where I travelled to Sweden with my folks.
My mum was dropped off by my dad Friday morning, and so therefore we decided on a delicious breakfast. We invited my grandmum by, and the three of us had a very nice couple of hours. When my grandmum left, me and my mum just relaxed for a couple of hours before we took the train to Copenhagen. After a little while, my dad came and picked us up, and then we journeyed to Sweden.
The ride seemed kinda long this time - perhaps because I drove most of the way, perhaps because I hadn't really had so much sleep, or perhaps because it was very hot... I'm sure it's all of the above. Anyway, we arrived at the house at around 9, and after unpacking the car for a while, I just took some time off by myself, relaxing and watching Modern Family.

Yesterday, Saturday, was very hot and sunny. After sleeping in for a while I helped our around the garden for a little while, and then I went for a long bike ride around the Swedish countryside - I stopped by the very idyllic, very Swedish lake and lay in the grass for a while, reading a book. And then I drove on back home, lay in the sun for a while and then just helped out around the house and in the garden.

And today... aaaah, today. Today has been all about doing "chores" outside in the garden. I got up at 9, we ate a nice breakfast outside, and then we started working... and working and working and working. It only became hotter as the day progressed, but I'm not complaining! It was actually very nice just mowing the lawn, arrange the flowerbeds, rake the leaves and so on. Then a little later - or actually not so long ago - I took a quick shower, put on some makeup, and the we walked the short way to Bygdegården - a towns house here in our small, Swedish town, where people take turns hosting every Sunday. There's coffee, delicious cake and good company, and it was, after all, nice with a break from all the garden work. Then, after about an hour of that, we drove to Åseda - the nearest town - to get water, do a little grocery shopping and have a softice.
And now we're finally home, every grocery item is stored, and some of our Swedish neighbors just stopped by. My mum and dad are with them outside in the garden, but I decided to take a break inside the old house, so I could write this post.

And that's about it for today.
I promise you I'll be back during this forthcoming week,
with more idyllic pictures from this lovely Summer in Sweden

Saturday, July 6, 2013

I ❤ Summer

... especially by the Swedish countryside!
Today is fantastic! I've been down by the road side, gathering flowers and smultron (Swedish word for forrest strawberries).
My plans for today are: Finding a blanket, make myself a tall glass of lemonade, and lie in the sun reading a good book...

...I hope you all are having a fine day in the sun

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Pink Wednesday

Hello Wednesday!
It's raining again today, and with all the Roskilde Festival people
roaming around town so it ain't really possible to walk around, I thought I'd stay in.
So today I'm just a quiet day with a blanket, a good movie, a cuppa lavender tea and a strawberry smoothie.

Have a fine day