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Passion for Mat

This weeks new adventure just happened to fall in my lap! I was sitting at home thinking about what I could do this week, and just took a quick look on my Facebook and saw a posting from one of the Gothenburg cafe’s that they would be represented at the food fair this weekend. The fair is a yearly event, I’m just not usually home at this specific time, so I haven’t attended before – perfect timing if you ask me.Eriksbergs Hallen med ram

The food fair is called Passion for Mat (mat being the Swedish word for food, so Passion for Food), and is being held in Eriksbergs Hallen in Gotham City. Apparently it used to be held in the center of town at the exhibition halls there, I can understand that they wanted to move it as this is a smaller more intimate location that is better suited for food.

First we planned to do it this Sunday, however both me and mum needed to get out of the house this afternoon and when we realized that we could have almost three hours with the food, we decided to go. And almost three hours was enough, here is a selection of what we saw and tried;

Oysters1. Oysters

Clams2. MusslesBeer that tasted very well together with Salmon sausageBeerCheeseCheesApple, rose pepper and Chili Jelly, looked better than it tastedMarmeladeSaucesSaucesAnd what would food be without wine?Wines

If you happen to be in the area I recommend you to stop by and enjoy all the lovely tasters of different types of food that they offer, also if you go there during the day there are chefs putting their skills on display.

After an afternoon like that, rest and couch time was the only way to go! Hope you enjoyed your Friday afternoon!

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The road to Eurovision

This weekend my sister drove down from Gotham city together with her oldest daughter for some girly time. We joined three of her friends are their daughters (well, one of them only has one kid, he’s a boy, he stayed home (might also have had something to do with his age)). The big event was the rehearsal for this weeks semi final in the Swedish selection for the Eurovision song contest.

I know that some people who drop by and read this blog are from far-away countries and you might not have a clue what the Eurovision is, to make a long story short; Europe is competing in music, each country send one song, we vote and by the end there is a winner. Last year this winner was Sweden, this year it won’t be!

Any how, back to the day! We started with the perfect lunch when you are of for a big event, just the girls. Yes, you guessed it!Lunch

Once lunch was completed we made our way into the arena where the show was to take place. During all my years I have never been to an actual Melodifestival show, only seen them on TV. I think I was as excited about the whole thing as my five-year old niece!

1. The ArenaThe Stage2. The stageView from our awesome seats3. The hostsHosts making fun of Sweden4. La CamillaLa Camilla looking cool5. FireFire in the hall!6. high fiveTwo little girls wanting to high-five the heart breaker7. The girl favThe girl favorite – loads of screaming8. AlcazarThis is how close we were to Alcazar

After the show, me, sister and adorable little niece went for dinner at TGI Fridays, where the nice waiter gave all three of us a balloon each.BalloonMe and my sister had a very grown-up glass of wine, me with some real yummy Baby Back Ribs, one thing is for sure; you never leave TGI’s hungry. We did however leave with a sign from the beast!WineDinnerBill

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An eve for single people at the Malmö Opera

Did you know that the night smiles three times; once for those who knows nothing, once for those who knows too little and once for those who knows too much!Tickets

Tonight I attended the Malmö Opera for a musical based on Ingmar Bergman’s “Smiles of a Summer Night“, not only did I watch the show,  I also spent time talking to other single people. I think it was a great initiative, where they had pre-show mingle on the balcony with an introduction to the play. Then of course there was mid-show mingle and after-show mingle as well.Drink ticket

I did meet some interesting people and had some interesting conversations, unfortunately none of them really caught my fancy, not that easy with the limited amount of time I guess. People have a tendency to emphasise on all the good stuff, and maybe over stating the good a little bit too much, and my bull-shit-o-meter is a tad bit sensitive.

I will go again if they organize a similar evening though, and next time I might bring a friend. I was a bit surprised as to how many people came in two’s tonight. For me, going to a singles evening to meet new people would be easier achieved when by yourself since then you are forced to talk to people you don’t know, that’s just me though.

When it came to the play, I found it ok, nothing amazingly mind-blowing when it came to music or scenery. The story in it self is interesting and got my brain working overtime, I now wished that I finished the course I started on Ingmar Bergman last summer so I could write on essay on this one. The man’s ownership over women, both wife and mistress, when the mistress isn’t allowed to have more than one man…a subject that never goes out of fashion, does it?

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Vietnamese Dragon Fruit

We found this fruit at the grocery store today, I have never tried it before so why not try it. It looked really cool on the outside, and it does look pretty cool when opening it up as well. The taste, however, left something to be desired. Honestly it tasted like a watered out kiwi fruit.

Dragon Cool

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GlossyBox

This is something that was brought to my attention by a fellow blogger, and I figured I might as well try it out. It’s a small box of goodies that are quite good for people like me, that aren’t really that in to shopping for beauty products. You sign up and then get one box sent to you every month (this has been put on hold for February since this is definitely consumerism) with small samples of beauty stuff. Since you don’t know what you are going to get, it’s quite exciting when you open it up and it feels very luxurious.The boxThis month I received a lemon butter cuticle cream, something that suits me as I love fixing my nails up and making them look pretty. A dry conditioner, which also suits me since I’m a bit lazy when it comes to my hair. Then there were three items for the eyes, an eye pencil, a cream pigment and makeup remover wipes. I don’t use makeup that much, and I very rarely purchase any kind of item to make my eyes look pretty (am very sure that both the mascara and eye shadows that I have, expired a long time ago) however there are times that I do make myself look prettier than usual and these items will come in handy. Actually I might use them already tomorrow as I feel like dressing up and hitting town! So all you boys in Copenhagen (that most definitely are reading this blog and this specific post) beware tomorrow there will be trouble abound!Products

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A small new thing this week, or two maybe I should say

It hasn’t been the most active week this week, I started it off with enjoying being an unemployed bum and then not much happens at all. Then I had one active day on the Wednesday before hitting the doctors, and then the pharmacy for my penicillin on the Thursday…thus not much action.

I really want to stick with doing one new thing each week, and as I was sitting here on the couch on a Sunday night I realized that I hadn’t managed one this week. Until my mother corrected me that is!

My sister with husband spent a large part of the weekend at a spa, which meant that their children spent the same time with their grandmother, and then when I arrived in Gotham yesterday; with me. They spent the night and managed to not really wake me up too early this morning, even though I wasn’t allowed to sleep half the day away.

At 11am today there was the normal Sunday service at the church, where they today were to read out my dads name as passed away, and light a candle. My mother wanted to go, and I guess she wasn’t to keen on bringing the grand-kids along (and to be honest, I wasn’t too interested either) so she plainly decided to leave the girls with me and go.

This is where the new thing comes in, I have spent an evening with the oldest one before, in my own home. I have been babysitting both of them together with mother dearest. I have never spent time with the two girls, just me, by myself before.

I know it’s a small new thing, and it wasn’t that long, we did it though! No one was crying, no one got hurt and when mum and dad showed up no one wanted to go home (even if I think that was more about waiting for grandmother to come back rather than hanging out with boring auntie).

I guess I was a bit distracted by the little two, since I don’t have a single picture to show for it. None of the ice-cream eating, none of the climbing over and through furniture’s, none of the drawing of pictures, none of the putting puzzles together or none of quietly and very nicely sitting on the couch watching telly. Might be another new! Instead I will leave you with the half good picture of the kiss that my oldest niece gave me on Saturday night!Kiss mouth

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Something new – Cafe Italia

I did have a new experience this week, however it wasn’t me actively making it happen so according to my mother I can’t use it, she also told me it was too macabre. Instead when I asked my sister if she wanted to meet for coffee and she suggested that we go to the Italian Cafe I agreed, even if the walk there is much longer than the closest cafe that I was hoping for. It doesn’t look like much from the outside to be honest;Outside (2)Once you get inside it improves straight away, it’s really cosy with a large menu and after some checking I found power outlets so one could go and sit with your computer and steal some power. I haven’t tested if it works and how long you can get away with it though.

They had several lunch specials that are more italian than my choice of dish for the day, a simple Salmon Salad that was absolutely yum!LunchAfter devouring the food I had to do the obligataire after food coffee, in this case cappuccino! It does put a smile on your face when not only does the beverage arrive in a very large shiny cup – it also have adorable little hearts on it.Coffee (2)You can’t really complain about the view from the window or the very cool walls on the inside either! I will definitely go back to this place, my new thing week 3 of 2013…now what to do week 4?View

The Wall