Archive for August, 2010

10 Aug 2010

I miss you

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09 Aug 2010

A great weekend in Stockholm – recap

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I’m a bit tired today after a great but intense weekend in Stockholm. I took the train up straight after work on Thursday and was met at the Central Station by Molly, Sabina, Camilla & Sanna. Great seeing Molly again, as I’ve told you before it was over 5 years since last. Must have looked pretty funny when we were standing there, four blond Swedish girls and Molly 😛 Since it was kind of late (just before 9 pm) we went straight home to Sabina’s apartment were Molly stayed and also were I was going to sleep. We went online and video chatted with Ann and Becca for almost an hour and a half I think. Haven’t spoken to them either since 2005 so that was a treat in itself. Poor Becca sat with an ice pack on each cheek since she just had her wisdom teeth removed.

The Friday was the big day, the only day when all of us could be spend the day with Molly. We got ready and met up with Linda (who came down for the day with her family) and Camilla. We had decided earlier that we were going to go sightseeing on one of the Hop-on Hop-off boat tours so we did. Started off by making a quick visit to the Royal Palace and watched the change of guards. A lot warmer than when Simon did that in January this year and it was around -16 degrees. 🙂 We then continued to Nybroplan and had lunch at a nice cafĂ©. Read more

09 Aug 2010


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I know it’s been awfully quiet in the blog this weekend but there will be an update about my weekend later tonight so bear with me.

09 Aug 2010

Be the best you can be

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05 Aug 2010

Stockholm here I come

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Off to the Capital city today straight after work to meet up with Molly and the other Swedish x-au pairs. Really excited!

04 Aug 2010


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03 Aug 2010

Step-in job

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Got a tip today from one of our readers about something I had no idea even existed. It’s called step-in job (or instegsjobb in Swedish) and it’s a service provided by the Public Employment Service (Arbetsförmedlingen).

If you’ve been granted a residence permit within the past 36 months you can get a step-in job. Whoever employs you get a government grant towards your pay. The job can be part time, full-time, until further notice, employment on trial or for a given period of time. The only requirements are that you’re registered with the Public Employment Service as a job seeker and that you take a course in Swedish for Immigrants (SFI) at the same time. You can have a step-in job for 6 months at the time for a maximum of 24 months.

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03 Aug 2010

Say what you want

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Suitable since today’s first blog post was all about things I want! Lol! Might originally refer to something a bit deeper than material things though but it does apply to that too in a superficial kind of way.

03 Aug 2010

Things I would love to get for my 30th ;)

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Just a subtle hint from my part on possible good pressies for my upcoming birthday. Alright not that subtle and not really upcoming either…October is still a long time ahead. 🙂 But still since my birthday party is coming up in August I think it’s ok to think about it now.

  • A photo class with Mette one of my favourite photographers – her blog can be found HERE (in Swedish)
  • An external flashNikon Speedlight SB-600

  • A tripod
  • Wall watch/calender from Ellos – I think it’s really cool and I’ve been looking for this type of watch before without any luck

  • Another dream gift would be the Pistillo lamp. I’ve wanted it for ages but it’s ridicilously expensive (€ 388). But I just put it up here anyway because one day I will own one!

Ok, I know I have pretty expensive taste and the birthday is not about getting expensive gifts, it’s about celebrating it together with friends and family and as long as I get to do that I’m happy….honestly I swear to God I am. 🙂 But that doesn’t stop me from dreaming about stuff I would like to have anyway.

02 Aug 2010


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I just realised tonight that Simon will be arriving in Sweden on Friday the 13th! Luckily neither Simon or I suffer from triskaidekaphobia (fear or a phobia concerning the number 13) or paraskavedekatriaphobia (fear of Friday the 13th in particular) so I think we’ll be fine. Pronounce those two if you can 😛

Are you superstitious? Do you dare to walk under a ladder or put your keys on the table (considered unlucky in Sweden at least)? Do you believe breaking a mirror will give you seven years of bad luck?