Posted in Life In General

A looooong day

I’ve been visiting Gotham this weekend, and since spending a Sunday eve on a train only to come home to an empty appartment is kind of depressing, I prefer the Monday morning train. Except for when the alarm goes of at 05:30 am…and today I didn’t manage to fall back to sleep when I sat down. So, after breakfast I started up the work PC and got at it.

Sometimes there is brekkie

Almost in chock when the train arrived in Malmö on time I headed over to work and did work stuff, you know those things you do at work; drink coffee, go for lunch, chat with those you work with, and oh! I think I saw an Excelsheet. And since I came from Gotham I couldn’t bring lunch, thus I had to go buy some…

After work I had plans to attend a seminar held by a person that I really want to hear what they have to say. I just suck at planning since getting up at 5:30am, train and work doesn’t bode well for 5:30pm plans, so I flagged it.

Then I realized that one of the reason why I like staying at my mums place is because she doesn’t have problems with the heating. Last night, I left the balcony door open for a few minutes while enjoying the fresh air, here I sit with my winter slippers on as well as a blankie because it’s freezing…!!!

Yup, it’s cold..

What better way to end a day like this than with frozen pizza on the couch in front of the telly watching crappy TV? None, my friends! See you all again tomorrow…right?!?

Total quality!!

Posted in 7 Things, Life In General

What to say?

Today haa been one of those days that makes it hard to do this blogging thing. I woke up (not a whoop and a jump but still not too late), got my coffee going, got dressed and headed to work. Cue picture;

Played with my computer, ate lunch and had some meetings. Then I went home…

…or maybe to my second home for a big glass of red wine, because it was a red wine kinda day. Then I got hungry and and confused, what did I wanna eat…cue picture;

My cheap, I’ve spent too much money brain made a decision and pizza it was. However, that gave me the positive thought for today. Even though I don’t want to spend the money, I have a choice. Cue picture;

The rest of the evening has been spent infront of da telly as one of my colleagues is participating in this years Swedish Idol. Yes, I now wach Idol and I voted. So did probably the rest of the office as he went through to the live thing tomorrow 🙂 Guess I know what I’ll be doing this fall…

It might not even be 11 yet, still I’m hitting the sack. Good night ma peeps.

Posted in Quitting Smoking

Just run through the pain 

Problems with sleep comes around every time I quit smoking, still waking up at 4am is no fun. I managed to push opening my eyes properly until 5 when I had to get up and eat. Another thing that quitting does to so you, you get hungry.

I then used my overpriced yoga magazine for about 20 minutes of yoga, and then managed to drift back to sleep. Fantastic!! 

Work was horrible as I’m super emotional, grumpy and just plain nasty. Tears where just around the corner the whole time and at one point I had to go hide in the bathroom. Crying at work, my absolute favorite thing to do – thanks for that nicotine.

I have to remember that it’s for a good cause and all that jazz.

Come lunch it got better though, met up with my replacement for lunch at the yum, yum Misoteket. 

Good food and nice company does help your mood!! So thanks for that Miss Sophie, same procedure next month 🙂

Instead of an after-lunch smoke I enjoyed a Mango ginger frapino. Yep, saving loads of money on this quitting smoking thingy – not!!!

Afternoon went easier and I played it safe with just updating our intranet…which means I have loads to do today. And even though I was still in pain from the Monday session of pilates I headed to park orientering and just ran through the pain. I was so focused on the mission at hand that I didn’t think of taking a single picture, healthy I guess.

Did remember Runkeeper!

Dinner was the laziest in a long time, I was so happy when I found a frozen pizza in the freezer, seriously couldn’t leave the couch last night. Running through the pain is fine while you are running, afterwards it hurts like hell!

Peace out!

Posted in Stöten 2016

A day in the slopes

Even when you aren’t staying in a hotel there can be hotel-like brekkie.

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After a chill, relaxing breakfast all hell broke out as 10 grown-ups and one child were to prepare for the slopes. What did I get myself in to? I swear they were all sweating from the effort and some looked more like bank robbers than of to the slope.

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We finally made it and then the process started all over again when it was time for the ski rental place, oh dear what a chaos. It was nice to be a bystander as I opted out of skiing. Instead I spent the day just chillin, taking pictures and getting some real nice laughs when people fell over.

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I also got to hang with the little desert kid that needed to learn to snow, born and raised in Dubai this was a new for her.

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We enjoyed some real quality lunch, fantastic hamburgers I promise.

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Before skiing some more and then hitting the afterskii, only reason I joined.

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Back home we ordered pizza for everyone, drank some celebratory champagne (why will be a later story) and just enjoyed each others company. It’s not often the whole family is togheter like this.

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It ended up being a quite early night, even I was dead tired from all the fresh air, my body isn’t used to being outside all day.

Posted in Down-under 2013

A bad day for team Sweden

After yet another sleep in (D-man, that was for you) I got up for another brekkie, haven’t missed a day this far.

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As my host family was all home, thanks for that Jesus, it was decided that an activity was in order. Of to the ten pin bowling place we went.

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It was Sweden against New Zealand and unfortunately Sweden didn’t have a good day, I choose to blame it on jet lag and the balls, they should be blue!

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To soothe my cranky mood, I will admit to being a very sore looser, I gave myself a hot cross bun and some milk, always saves the day!

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Before it was time to head for the airport and my flight down south, we had lunch on leftover salmon from last night together with pasta, yum, yum, yum!

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The short flight to Dunedin gave me my first cookietime cookie on this trip. For you that have never tried them, trust me, you are missing out on pure magic.

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I remember Dunedin as a cold, dreary place so I assume that dearest have been playing with the remote control again, as I was met by sunshine and 25 degrees when I came out from the airport, and here I brought my fleece in order not to freeze.

To celebrate us coming together again after about six years, my hostess brought out the bubbly.

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We then spent the rest of the night just catching up on the years that past. As we came to the end of bottle no two, my hostess future husband brought out some dinner. I say that he’s approved!

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Posted in Recipe

Home-made Pizza

The yum dinner of today was home-made pizza, it has been a while since I made it the last time and I think I managed to mess up the dough as bad back then as this time. Baking isn’t really my forte.

Pizza Dough

  • 375ml (1 1/2 cup) warm water
  • 2tsp (7g/1 sachet) dried yeast
  • pinch of sugar
  • 600g (4cups) plain flour
  • 1tsp salt
  • 60ml (1/4 cup) olive oil

Start by mixing water, yeast and sugar (this is where I messed up, my water was way to warm and killed the yeast, so be careful) in a bowl and let it stand for about five minutes.19_Pizza_Yest[1]

While waiting for that, mix the flour and salt in a big bowl, make a hole in the middle. Pour the yeast mix in the middle and use a round bladed knife, using a cutting motion until the mixture is combined.

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Let the dough rise for 30 minutes or until it has doubled in size. While that is going on, move on to the tomato sauce.

Tomato Sauce

  • Olive oil
  • 4 cloves of garlic
  • 1 bunch of fresh basil
  • 3x400g tinned plum tomatoes
  • sea salt
  • freshly ground pepper

Start by heating up the olive oil in a frying pan and chuck in the garlic cloves.19_Pizza_Frying_Garlic[1]Once the garlic is starting to show some color, add the basil and tomatoes.19_Pizza_Frying_Basil[1]19_Pizza_Frying_Tomatoes[1]

Use the back of a wooden spoon to mush the tomatoes as much as you possibly can. Once the sauce is boiling, pour it through a large sieve, making sure that you mush as much as possible of the yummy tomatoes through, if some larger chunks get stuck you can move them to the sauce. Then pour the sauce back into the pan and let boil for another 5-10 minutes.

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I choose to use the basil, garlic and tomato chunks left over for topping on my pizza, so I out in the blender to chop it up more fine, leaving it in a bowl to wait for pizza time. It’s so yum, that it was pure luck that I didn’t eat it all before pizza time.19_Pizza_Sauce_leftovers_in_mixer[1]Both the sauce and the dough can be prepared well in advance, and once it’s dinner time, everyone can choose their own toppings to add to their pizza. I choose pepper, onion and the yum, yum basil, garlic and tomato mush.

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For this specific oven the temperature was set for 225c and the pizza stayed in for about 15 minutes, I think this has a lot to do with the oven that you use so go for trial and error on temperature and time.19_Sliced_pizza[1]

 

 

 

 

 

 

Posted in Down-under 2013

Decisions!

I left you guys yesterday with a tad bit of indecision, should I continue my excursion or go shopping and home? It wasn’t really that though of a choice, the books, the shoes and whatnot were getting heavy so I decided on grocery shopping and then home. When I got home I made all the preparations for the evenings dinner, home-made pizza, then I sat on the front porch with a book and water enjoying the warmth and fresh air for the rest of the afternoon. Perfect ending to a nice day!19_Sliced_pizza[1]