From this happy pig! Now, ordering pizza in bed and dealing with 2016 tomorrow…..
Today is one of those dark days. Slept way too long, since I slept practically nothing during the night. I have plenty of things I should do, people I should contact, errands I should run. Everything just feels overwhelming and too much to deal with. Listening to this song, which probably doesn’t help either.
Counting this day as a bit of a write off, tomorrow is another chance to feel better.
Until then, we’ll peek at a happier day: Christmas party at Rosy’s place the other night <3
Rosy looking for more friends, hehehe.
Not sure how bottles of prosecco there was? Felt like a never ending stream (not a complaint!)
“Shot glasses” HAHA.
This ridiculously expensive scented candle from Rosy’s bosses smelled amazing, and is so pretty too. My Ikea candles feel a bit underwhelming now
Rosy’s childhood friend Kate was visiting from England
This version of charades was actually great fun, and that’s HUGE coming from me – who normally freaks out over any kind of social game. Just look at Kat’s excited face 😀
Duncan showed up after a couple of hours, with a full bag of beer to taste I liked this one!
Louis came, and looked slightly put off… hm.
The cool kids (insert emoji with sunnies on here)
A night full of prosecco, games and most important of all – friends
A few days ago I invited a little group of friends to enjoy a true Swedish Christmas feast (well, here’s hoping), here comes a whole bunch of pics! Prepare for lots of little santas…
Here I am, glögg on the stove at best Santa hat on the head (and clothes on the body, I promise!) – ready for pals to join!
The night finished with a HUGE bowl of very strong eggnog, courtesy of Duncan. It went down a treat!
THANK YOU everyone who came – it was a great night and a great warm up for Christmas
…. chez nous!
Hosted a little pre-Christmas get together here last night, invited some dear friends over to try an authentic Swedish Christmas meal. Got lots of pics to go through, until then I leave you with some from the buildup!
Normally the lights live in a big Grey Goose-bottle that make up a lamp in a corner, around Christmas they get to come out on display Gives a very cozy ambiance in here!
I even put together my very own gingerbread house! Was so happy with it, until it started collapsing I think it can be officially declared dead now, but for a day or two it was uber cute.. Tadaa! Cute huh?!
The gay pride chimney with separate colors on each side 😀
And last out – a little sneak peek from last night! Thank you everyone who came, photos to come very soon <3
Thanksgiving this year was spent chez Caitlin and Anya, can’t believe its been a whole year since last time!
(Here is the post from last year, when we had dinner, drinks & games at Alison and Richards place.)
I was a tad late due to chicken wings (grr), but turned up just in time to sit down for dinner! (Also known as expert timing)
Left to right: Morgan, Delphine and Anya again
I’m alive!!!! About a week ago I wasn’t though… lets jump back to a PILE of Halloween pics!
Started the day by getting on the RER to the bar with all my home made decorations…
After a few hours of panic due to unfortunate circumstances we had a little group of peeps over for the rugby final, nachos & make up time!
Andrés, who was our Airbnb guest was dragged in to the fun whether he liked it or not. Hehe. I think he had fun…
I dressed Kat in one of my old costumes, here it is in action a few years ago!
Rosy wore my corpse bride-dress, also from a few years ago! I originally wore it for my graduation years and years ago, figured I wouldn’t wear it again any time soon so ripped it up and re-made it into a costume. This was its second time around as that, here’s a peek at the first!
And that’s all from this years Halloween! Can we do it again soon please??
In 09/10 I used to snap a quick cam-pic before I headed out (not every time since I literally went out EVERY single night back then), and I’ve kinda forgotten about the computers built in cam since. Who missed these crappy pics????? 😀
Today I am no longer the sprightly young 26 year old that I was yesterday, I am now the mature age of 27. Woke up with a cold & cough to match unfortunately… so instead of showing you my swollen, tired face of today we’ll look back a few days, to a beautiful afternoon and evening well spent with darling Rosy.
A truly great day, thank you Rosy! <3
A few years ago (4 or maybe even 5?) Emilia and I as usual threw a big combined birthday party here in what used to be our apartment. Her birthday is one day after mine, so naturally we invited everyone and kept the whole neighbourhood up in celebration. One of the people who randomly walked in from the street was a guy called Orlando, who was to become a good friend for years to come. Now, after ten years in our quartier, Orlando is heading back to England. On Friday we went to an apartment around the corner to see him off in style.
This place was absolutely amazing, the pictures don’t do it justice. An old leather factory remade in to an apartment. And kegs of beer for the occasion!
A band was set up downstairs and a karaoke-type night ensued.
There was a pool table for whoever felt compelled. (I did not, but hey, pretty cool to have a full sized pool table at home!)
A magnum bottle of Champagne was located, quite happy to be at the right place at the right time sometimes..
This Portuguese guy gave Duncan tips on what to see and where to go, I nodded along silently.
There was Agent Provocateur-beer!
D. had prepared amazing planches with yummy cheese and cured meats. Needless to say I parked myself close to the buffet…
Just look at those windows! SO jealous.
Looking slightly tired, and possibly in chock of the amazing place that was located just two minutes from our place. I love our apartment, but I wouldn’t mind switching for something like this…
Orlando – I wish you all the best, and I hope you’ll remember us over by Louis Blanc and come visit sometime! <3
A few weeks ago Kat took me to one of her old regular spots, to see a fellow Swede sing. The photos didn’t come out as good as I had hoped, they’re all a bit blurry somehow. Pretty sure the ISO was turned up too high for some reason – anyway, hopefully you get a bit of the feeling anyway!
The cave is a bar/restaurant in the 18th arrondissement, they do live music, yummy food and a general good vibe! And soon they’ll have a proper cave too
Check out the Ellen Birath band-page on facebook here, and have a little listen below! Enjoy!!