Friday, November 23, 2007

Honey & mustard chicken

I admire people who can grab something out of the freezer and then make a delicious meal in no time at all. It's impressing! Whenever I'm asked to stay for an unplanned dinner and the hostess say (very modestly) that it's just something simple, I usually feel like asking "It this you doing something simple?". I know that there are some people who just say it's simple even though it's not & there's some people who actually has the talent to make something that good that quickly. But then there's some people who happens to have one of those recipes which tastes delicious even though it's really easy to make. I try to hang on to those recipes and I would like to share one with you.

Honey & mustard chicken

4 tbs mustard (preferably whole-grain mustard)
4 tbs liquid honey
1 tbs lemonjuice
4 chicken filet

Preheat the oven to 190 °C.
Place the chicken filets in a baking pan.
Mix mustard, honey and lemonjuice and then pour it over the chicken. Turn around each filet to make sure that both sides of each filet has been covered with the mixture.
Put the baking pan in the oven. According to the recipe it should be in the oven for 20 - 25 minutes, but I know that my oven requires at least 30 minutes so be aware of that and make sure that the chicken is ready when you take it out.

Serve it with whatever you prefer. Roasted potatoes, rice, salad... I serve whatever I'm in the mood for or whatever is easiest at the time.


Thursday, November 22, 2007


The first real snow came the other day. I realized that I wrote my last post in october and now suddenly it's snowing... This years has been magical but why does time have to move so quickly? I'm actually living my dream and my loved ones are all well. I feel truly blessed! I hope that you all are fine & that this fall has been as magical for you as it has for me!

Another magical time is of course Christmas. Here's some of my tips if you're looking for some online-inspiration:
Laura Ashley's Christmas booklet
Pottery Barn's Holiday Trim
Shabby chic's vintage holiday

Friday, October 12, 2007

A good book

When you're studying for an exam and reading a lot of different texts it's not easy to find the time or energy to read anything else... I miss cuddling up under a blanket with a cup of tea in my hands & reading a really good book just for the pleasure of it. And especially around this time of the year, since fall is the best season for reading in my opinion :-)
But I'll have more time to read other things as soon as this exam is over & I can't wait for Christmas. I'll probably spend a lot of time reading during the holidays, which I'm looking forward to. And that's why I'm trying to come up with some good books to buy for myself & to put on my wishlist.

Here's some of my favorite books:
- Anything from the Hanna Swensen Mysteries by Joanne Fluke
- Chocolate Beach by Julie Carobini
- Restoring Grace by Katie Fforde
- Anybody out there? by Marian Keyes
- Christmas from the heart of the home by Susan Branch
- Heart of the home - Notes from a Vineyard Kitchen by Susan Branch

These books are on my wishlist at the moment:
- Cherry Cheesecake Murder by Joanne Fluke
- Key Lime Pie Murder by Joanne Fluke
- Vineyard season by Susan Branch

Do you have any favorites to share with me? And what's on your wishlist?

Sunday, September 16, 2007

Brown & green earrings

I've made a new pair of earrings in brown & green, which I think is suitable for the autumn season. I've got some ideas for other jewellery that I would like to make but they all include some new stuff, which is why I'm about to order some goodies from Panduro. But I don't want to wait, I want to get started right now! :-) And I get even more inspired to do some jewellery when I visit Cluny Grey, it's so inspiring.

Friday, September 14, 2007

Lots of food

I haven't posted about food for some time now, but I'm making up by writing about lots of food in this post :-)

Yesterday I had hot chocolate & a yummy sandwich for dinner. To me, that's one of the signs that tells me that autumn is here... It's one of the coziest feelings I know to have your hand around a nice hot cup of chocolate.

I also made today's lunch yesterday. It's a recipe I got from a relative, who said that it's her favourite lunch right now and that I should try it... I altered her recipe a bit & got a simple easy lunch.

Tzatziki-styled sauce
200 g chickpeas
100 g goat cheese, chopped into small dices
½ red onion, chopped
2 - 3 dm of a cucumber, grated or sliced
1 dl creme fraiche

Mix all the ingredients until you have a tzatziki-looking sauce. If you want, you can use kidney beans instead of chickpeas & fetta cheese instead of goat cheese. The original recipe also included a a garlic wedge, but I'm not a big fan of garlic so I didn't use that.
Serve with some slices of turkey, kassler or whatever meat you want.

I'm looking forward to coming home from university and a having nice relaxed Friday-night tonight. I've catched a cold and I feel like staying home and watching a movie and eating homemade pizza. It seems like all families have their own list of must-have-toppings on a pizza. What's yours?
You know they saying "less is more"? I sure don't apply that when it comes to pizza toppings.
Toppings on my pizza:
Tomato sauce
Fresh tomatoes
White mushrooms (not the fresh ones, the ones on a tin)
Fetta or goat cheese
Grated cheese on top

Have a lovely weekend everyone!

Wednesday, September 12, 2007


When we began our landing at Dublin airport, I was amazed by the view outside the windows. The green grass and the blue ocean made a perfect first impression of Ireland. This time we didn't have any problems at the airport, quite the opposite because it didn't take us long to get our luggage and get on our bus into Dublin city centre. We took a local bus (16A) which didn't cost us much at all (I realize that it sounds like I preferred the local bus just because it was the cheapest alternative but I actually like local buses more than airport buses, it feels like you're less of a tourist that way).

Once we figured out where to get off & found the hostel (which wasn't that difficult since the bus stop was right in front of it), we discovered that we were much too early. We had then been awake for almost 30 hours and we were tired!But instead of sleeping in our beds we had to wait until after lunch before we could get our room, which meant that we had to do come up with something to do while waiting for it. We had spent a long time in London looking for a cafe (a cafe that wasn't Starbucks that is) and we didn't expect to find the sort of cafe we were looking for in Dublin either. But we found Cafe Aroma, a nice place with comfy seatings and huge cups of cappuccino. We even got a biscuit with it, which totally made our day ;-)

After our stop at the cafe we decided to do some sightseeing and went to Trinity college. I have a thing for old school buildings... There's something about the atmosphere that actually gets me in the mood for studying. I just wish I could keep that feeling until I actually have to study, and not when I'm on holiday. We continued on towards Dawson street, where the wonderful three stories high bookshop Hodges & Figgis is located. It's the perfect place for anyone who loves books. Do I have to say that my luggage was filled with books on the way home?
Photo: Trinity College

We walked back to the hostel where we had to wait a bit longer since the room wasn't ready yet. When we finally got our room we went straight to bed and took a nap in the middle of the afternoon. We woke up a couple of hours later and got ready to go out.

We started off the evening with fish & chips at a pub called Madigans. After a very drunk irishman tried to convince us to sit down with him at the bar (I only figured that out because of his body language, he had a strong irish accent and was so drunk that you couldn't hear what he said) we moved on. We then found The Quays in Temple Bar & we were hooked. They played live music, the pub was full of people & the staff was funny and very serviceminded. I hate it when you have to wait ages just to order a cider, but that wasn't the case here. When the pub closed the bartenders told us to go to Q Bar, because they had cheap drinks and a dancefloor... And so we did. We were either to tired to appreciate it or the bar simply wasn't the kind we like, because we liked the pub much better!

After Q Bar we went back to the hostel for a few hours of sleep. We felt old, boring but we were so thankful for being able to go to sleep again :-)

Next morning we ate breakfast at the hotel before going out sightseeing. We went to Dublin Castle, Christchurch cathedral, St Patrick's Cathedral, the National museum & St Stephen's Green. St Stephen's Green was definitely my favourite! It's a huge beautiful park where lots of people go to take a walk, eat lunch or just sit down on a bench... It's so peaceful and I really recommend a visit to the park if you're ever in Dublin.

Photo: The first three is of Dublin Castle and then Christchurch Cathedral, St Patricks Cathedral and the last three is of St Stephen's Green.

After that we did some shopping before buying some food to take with us to our room. After a quick dinner we then went back to the Quays and then later on continued to another place where we danced for a short while before they closed too. We had a wonderful evening talking to lots of nice irish people as well as a couple of frenchmen and some americans. This is what I love most about travelling, meeting new interesting people.

We were leaving next day but before going to the airport we decided to go shopping again. I had catched a cold and didn't feel well at all but somehow managed a day of shopping anyway. I hate feeling unwell when you're not at home where you can feel as miserable as you like and just cuddle up under a blanket, sleep in front of the TV and drink tea. But I tried to enjoy this last day & it turned out to be quite a nice day despite my cold.
Later on that afternoon we had to take our things and take the bus to the airport to fly back to Sweden. It's sad to leave a place you've come to like but at the same time, there's no place like home.

Friday, August 24, 2007


To start with, I'll give you my list of "Things you really don't want to hear", but keep on reading anyway. It's not all bad ;-)

One of the things you really don’t want to hear when you check in at the airport is that your flight is delayed. And certainly not that it is a 6 hour delay. Just to make sure that there weren’t gonna be any problems with our booking, I called the hotel to let them know that we were going to be delayed. After a pleasant flight we arrived to Gatwick in the middle of the night. Of course, things didn’t run smoothly at Gatwick either... There were problems with the luggage and we had to wait 1 hour before we even knew were to get our luggage. We had planned to take the cheapest alternative into London (a bus journey that takes an hour and a half) but decided that half an hour by train sounded much better at that time of night.
One of the things you really don’t want to hear when you’re on the way to your hotel in the middle of the night is that is a ghetto neigborhood where most part of the inhabitants are doing drugs. I admit that when the bus driver let us off at the bus stop he claimed was our stop (but it turned out to be the wrong one) I wasn’t that thrilled to be walking by crowds of suspicious looking people (at least I thought so). I had my luggage in a firm grip and felt a bit (understatement!) stressed out when we didn’t find the hotel. I was so relieved when we finally found it! However, one of the things you really don’t want to hear when you check in at the hotel is that the night portier never got any information about your previous call and wonder why you didn’t call. Anyway, we sorted that out pretty quickly and could soon crawl into bed.

After a nice breakfast we headed out to find our way to the nearest tube station. I was surprised to find out that the street we walked on the night before actually looked quite charming and the people didn’t look that suspicious any more... And I’m almost certain that the sweet old couple that helped us find our way wasn’t drug dealers or robbers. I admit that I may have a vivid imagination and a talent for stressing out, but you’ve probably already realized that by now.
We had a lovely day at the National History Museum (even though I’m not as enthusiastic about dinosaurs as my friend) and Portobello road market (I’m all into shopping on the other hand). You think it would be easy to find Portobello road, but let me tell you – it isn’t! It took us some walks up and down the streets, a stop at Starbucks and finally an embarrassing moment when I asked a very cute guy for help. After he had laughed at me, he pointed me in the right direction which was about 20 metres from where we were. However, it was worth the trouble!
We ate dinner at a Subway on Baker street. Not that healthy and not that imaginative but very tasty :-)

We had all these great plans for the evening but since we hadn't slept more than a few hours the previous night, we were exhausted. We ended up going to Piccadilly circus, walked around a bit and then we went straight back to our hotel to get some well needed sleep.

Next morning, after yet another nice breakfast we headed into the city centre once again. Since we were leaving for the airport that night, we left the luggage at Victoria station and headed out for some sightseeing. We looked at Westminster Cathedral, Westminster Abbey, Big Ben, London Eye and the Thames before we met up with some aussie friends for a drink at at a bar inside Victoria station.

We spent the afternoon shopping on Bond street & Oxford street (well, only window shopping at Oxford street). Our feet hurt and we were tired after walking all day, so we sat down for something to drink at Caffé Ritazza. Then we bought some food to have later on, we found lots of yummy things at Marks & Spencer, and something to read while waiting for our bus to the airport. We took the bus in the middle of the night and when we arrived at Stansted airport, we were sure that it would be very few people there. However, the terminal was full of people! People slept on the floor and by the check-in desks... It was a strange sight! We sat down on the floor as well but didn't dare fall asleep. A couple of hours later, we landed safely at Dublin city airport, but I'll save that story for another post.

I've probably forgotten lots of stuff but this post is long enough... I hope you're not to bored by now :-) Despite the problems at the beginning of the journey, I had a lovely time.

Friday, August 03, 2007

Portobello road, guinness & much more

I've done it again. I thought I would have more time to post here as soon as school was over, but that hasn't been the case...

Me and one of my friends from high school decided to go away for a while. Since I love London (and she's never been there) we thought London would be a great place to go. But why stop there? We continued our journey to Dublin.

I haven't got the time now but I'll make sure to write a longer post about my views of the cities & of course some more photos :-)

Sunday, June 24, 2007

Romantic & recipe

I bought Romantic Homes yesterday and I've enjoyed reading it & just looking at all the beautiful pictures. The theme of this issue was "Get the Cottage Look", which I just couldn't resist. There where also lots of links to several amazing websites. And now I've realized that there are so many things I really need in my home... Like a tea cart, a wicker corner unit, a teapot, a blue rose tray, a teapot charm, an engraved soap in raspberry mint tea, a beach sign (or two perhaps, one for me and one for Julie) & a tea cozy. Well, maybe I don't need them all ;-)

I'm not sure that I should share this recipe with you because it will show what an amateur I am when it comes to baking. But I believe in honesty, so here goes ;-)

Vanilla cupcakes
Servings: 20 according to the recipe but I made 10 really big ones instead (my first mistake was that I forgot that the size of the cupcake in a swedish recipe isn't the same size as my huge cupcake tins).

2 egg
2 dl caster sugar
100 g butter
3 dl wheat flour
1 and ½ tsp baking powder
1 tsp vanilla sugar
1 dl boiling water (I didn't use the water. Looked through the entire recipe but still missed where it was supposed to go. But the good news is that I found it now, so I'll use it the next time I'm baking these cupcakes).

Preheat the oven to 175 °C (I totally forgot that & I'm sure you'll all remember it but just in case you don't, I wanted to remind you because waiting for the oven to heat up isn't any fun at all)
Beat the eggs and the caster sugar until it's light.
Melt the butter and leave it a while to cool off.
Mix the wheat flour, baking powder and vanilla sugar.
Now pour the melted butter into the egg mixture.
Then add the wheat flour mixture and the boiling water to the egg mixture (remember the water).
Fill the cupcake tins and put them in the oven for 10 - 15 minutes (if you've got those big tins, you might need a few extra minutes).

Lime frosting
100 g cream cheese
1 and ½ tbsp butter
2 dl powdered sugar
Grated zest from 1 lime

The cream cheese and butter should be at room temperature.
Mix the cream cheese, butter and powdered sugar.
Add the lime zest.
Spread the frosting over the cupcakes.

Thursday, June 21, 2007

Vanilla cupcake with limefrosting

I love cupcakes. Not just the taste (because as I've said before, I think it can get to sweet) but the look of it & the pleasure of making them :-) However, this time I found a new recipe which I had to try right away. As you've probably already figured out when reading the title of this post (yes I'm very creative in my writing this evening) the cupcakes were vanilla cupcakes with limefrosting. I gave away some of them but I'm tasting one myself right now and they're delicious together with strawberries. Lime and strawberries really work well together.

Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Lots of colour

I've got a thing for porches and outdoor furniture right now. But I guess it comes with the season :-) Even though I prefer white furnitures I still want other colours to go with all the white. And I think the porch or the garden is the perfect place for some bright colours. Some of my favourite colours right now are lime, turquoise, pink & blue.

Here's one of my old photos from Rosendal's garden. Even they like some colour in the garden :-)

Monday, June 18, 2007

Pink & Green

Here's another bracelet...
I love looking at pictures of other people's creations & If you want to look at some really amazing jewellery, take a look at The Jewelery Blog.

Friday, June 15, 2007


Why is it so hard to get a good photo of guacamole? As I've mentioned before, I love guacamole and I enjoy trying out new recipes... I found a new one in Susan Branch's Heart of the Home: Notes from a Vineyard Kitchen. I couldn't stop myself from trying it since I actually had some leftovers that I could use. Isn't that a perfect excuse to make some guacamole? You wouldn't want your chopped tomatoes or onions from last night go to waste, so you simply have to make something out of them ;-)
Because of how they photos looked (they would probably have stopped you from trying this recipe, they werent't exactly mouthwatering), I will share this recipe without the photos. Because it is a recipe well worth trying if you like guacamole ;-)

2 avocados, mashed (Preferably the lumpy thick-skinned ones)
1 tbsp grated onion
1 tbsp fresh lemon juice
1 tsp salt
1/4 tsp chili powder
1 diced tomato

Mash the avocados with a potato masher (Well, I don't have a potato masher so I used a mixer instead).
After you've mashed the avocados, mix the other ingredients well.

It was really simple but very tasty! I like the fact that you don't need any sourcream or yoghurt. I always get extra careful with those "use-by" dates in the summer, which is why I don't always have sourcream or yoghurt at home... Then it's perfect with a recipe that doesn't require any of those sort of dairy products.

Yesterdays lunch was Spinach ravioli with goat cheese. Doesn't it sound like I put a lot of time into it? I love how simple it is to make a good pasta dish when all you need to do is open the package of fresh pasta and boil it & then add whatever you want to it ;-)

Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Summer jewellery

Finally I've had the time to do be creative. Feels good! :-) One of the things I've done recently is this bracelet. I love the different colours, especially the different shades of blue which reminds me of the sea. Isn't it amazing what an effect colours have on us? I feel like smiling each time I look at these blue, green and gold colours.

Another thing I've suddenly got the time to do is reading. Well, I've been reading a lot this past couple of months but not reading... You know, sitting in a comfortable place and reading a really good book just for the pleasure of it and not because you have to read it. It's even better if the book gives you a nice summery feeling. A feeling of sand, water and icecream.
Too bad Julie's new book "Truffles by the Sea" isn't out yet ;-) Can't wait for it to arrive!

Sunday, May 20, 2007

Time flies...

I know it's been too long since my last post here... I'm thinking of all of you & I miss reading all my favourite blogs. I should probably take the time to do it, because I love writing on my blog, reading all the lovely comments & of course - reading your blogs as well!

Anyway, I'll try that next semester. Now I've got 2 big exams in the next couple of weeks and then I'm finished! Time really flies. What happened to this last couple of months?
Here's a photo I took in the garden today. Isn't it a lovely colour?

Friday, March 30, 2007

Springtime dish

It's sunny and warm outside. I love it! I'm stuck inside (either at home, at the university or in one of the libraries) with my books but I would rather cuddle up under a blanket in one of these and feel the warmth of the sun... Spring really is in the air!

A couple of nights ago I was invited to dinner and I was lucky enough to be served one of my favourite dishes. I've shared the recipe and the photos before on my old blog but I wanted to share it with you again ;-) So here's my recipe for a delicious dish with salmon & potatoes. This dish should be eaten in spring or summer. It's best served outside on a porch after a long day at sea. However, until those days arrive, I'll settle for some evening sun by the kitchen table ;-)

Salmon with lime & ginger butter
600 gr Salmon fillet
Salt & pepper
1 lime (peel & juice)
2 tablespoons grated fresh ginger
50 gr butter
The salmon is baked in foil packages. Take 1 piece of salmon and put it on a piece of foil, season it with salt & pepper and then put a pat of lime & ginger butter on the salmon.
The lime & ginger butter is made out of the peel and the juice from one lime, the grated ginger & the butter which is all whisked together.
Wrap the package together and put in in the oven (225°C for about 10-15 minutes) or on the outdoor grill.

Boiled potatoes with olive oil, parsley & dill
800 gr potatoes
3 tablespoons olive oil
½ dl finely chopped parsley and dill
Peel (not necessary when using new potatoes) and boil the potatoes and let the water run off. Then add the olive oil, parsley and dill & stir it together.


Tuesday, March 27, 2007

Scrapbooking stuff

Here's some of the scrapbooking stuff I received last week. It's very pretty but not to girlie and I think it's just the right colors and patterns... I like bright colors (think Shabby chic) but I had to remind myself that this is not for me, it's a gift & it would be nice of me to at least consider the receiver's taste ;-) I was afraid that I wouldn't have the time to create a personal gift like this but I'm simply taking the time to do it :-) It's not a good photo but I wanted to show it anyway, to give you an idea of what it looks like. I'll be posting new pictures as I go along creating the different pages...

Monday, March 19, 2007

Scrapping away

I was very surprised when I realized that my last post was written almost two weeks ago. Two weeks! It fells like I wrote it yesterday... Honestly, I don't think I've ever really understood the meaning of busy or time flies until now. But I'm not complaining because I'm enjoying every minute of it :-)

I'm trying to find the time to be creative as well, but I haven't as much time for crafting as I would like. But now I've just received some scrapbooking supplies from K&Company and I can't wait to get started with my scrapbook. It's a birthdaypresent and I got lots of ideas for it! I'm so excited and I just know that I'll have a good time making it :-) I love the feeling you have when you put down a lot of time and love on something you're making for someone else. It feels good!

Tuesday, March 06, 2007

Goodbye winter, hello spring

I really like all the different seasons and I do appreciate how they're changing. But honestly, I could easily say goodbye to winter (as well as that nasty cold I got) right now!
Just look at these pretty pictures. Doesn't it look nice?
Pottery Barn's Summer preview
sia's Fresh spring & Happy Summertime
I'm longing for warmer and brighter days.

I'm trying to find a recipe for cupcakes again. I tried a few last year but they were all to sweet for my taste... I would love to get some new ideas if anyone of you have any recipes to share!

I've used this picture with permission from Life's Sweet.

Saturday, February 17, 2007


I've been making some new jewellery and this time I decided to create a necklace:

Monday, February 05, 2007


Cottage living has a lovely & inspiring photoalbum with lots of photos. I would like to live in a small but comfortable space & I would prefer a cottage instead of a big mansion.

If I would live in a cottage of my own, I would like to live in a pretty little cottage. Imagine a nice hallway to walk in to. A place to sit when you take off your shoes or if you just want to relax a bit after a long walk.
The kitchen is the heart of the home, therefore it would have to be something special. A place to make tea for friends, cook dinner & bake muffins. A breakfast nook where I could enjoy a breakfast in the sunlight on a summers morning or with some candles on the table during the darker months of the year. Of course, a platerack, shelves & some kitchen storage would be needed as well.
If the kitchen is small, a dining area would be a good idea.
After a long day we all need some relaxing. I would like my livingroom to be a comfortable place where I can cuddle up under a blanket and where there's room for my books, my crafting & lots of magazines. Perhaps some extra storage would be needed in the livingroom as well.
A good nights sleep is very important and the bedroom have to be a pretty one.
Other features that would be nice to have is for example a sun porch.

Someday I want to have my own cottage!

Tuesday, January 30, 2007

Muffins for lunch

When I saw that Mrs Staggs baked muffins, I decided to bake some of my own. Since I prefer the savoury ones, I wanted to make these delicious muffins. However, I didn't have any basil at home & I didn't have the time to go to the grocery store, so I made Basil & Sundried tomato muffins without the basil but with lots of fetta cheese as a substitute :-) It worked out well and I'm not going to tell you how many of them I ate for lunch ;-)

Sunday, January 28, 2007

This & that

Even though I was very busy last week I was still able to sit down and do some crafting. I think it's only good for you to take the time to do something you really enjoy & I think it's important to be creative, especially if you're studying/working with something that's not that creative... I managed to do a new jewellery, another earring since I don't have the material to do anything else. But a friend of mine showed me a lovely little shop that has lots and lots of beads and material, and I'm going back there next week to do some serious shopping :-)

As you probably can see in the photo, I've read other things than lawbooks. I found Vogue Living Australia at the store & even though a lot of the design is too modern for my taste, I still enjoyed reading it... It's such a relaxing feeling to have new magazine to read in one hand and a latte in the other.

Speaking of Australia (long shot, I know), Kali has opened her own shop, Poppy lane. I'm so excited for you Kali! Congrats to the opening :-)

Finally, I remembered that I'm not the only one who loves guacamole here & I've been meaning to share a new (delicious) recipe that I tried last weekend.
Prep. time: 30 minutes
Servings: 6 (not sure about that though. I served it to 4 guacamole-lovers and by the end of the evening, the bowl was empty...)
3 avocados
1 tomato
1 or 2 finely chopped red chili peppers
1 small finely chopped red onion
1 tablespoon chopped fresh coriander (I used dry coriander)
1 tablespoon lime juice
2 table spoons turkish yoghurt
1 or 2 drops of Tabasco sauce
1. Divide each avocado in half and take away the peel and the seed. Chop the avocado and mash it with a fork.
2. Divide the tomato and use a spoon to take out the seed, then through it away. Chop the rest of the tomato and mix it with the avocado.
3. Add chili peppers, red onion, coriander, lime, turkish yoghurt and Tabasco sauce.
4. Serve at once or cover the bowl with some plastic film and keep it in the fridge up to 2 hours.

Monday, January 22, 2007


When I wrote my last post for 2006, it really made me realized how much I have to be grateful for. But of course I had dreams and expectations for 2007, and one of them is coming true right now... It feels wonderful and unreal at the same time.
For as long as I can remember, I've been wanting to study law but never thought I would be accepted so I started to make other plans. It felt like life was on hold and I was just waiting to figure out the answer to the question that always pops up when you're talking to new people - "What do you want to do when you grew up?". The thing is, I am grown up and I realized that it's impossible for me to just wait for something to happen. I've studied other subjects, planned on studying abroad and I was thinking about becoming an realtor as well.
Then suddenly, I got a letter from the law departement at my university. And they welcomed me as a new law student... I couldn't believe it, and I still find it hard to believe that I'm actually been accepted.
It's been very confusing and I've been so happy that I've almost cried but at the same time, I started to doubt myself. What if I can't handle all the work? What if I'm not good at this? I've onlt taken an introductional law course, which is very different from studying it for 4,5 years. But I want this so badly and I feel like this is what I'm good at. And this is where I think, and hope, that I can help people more than I could in any other occupation that I've considered.

I'm sorry if I'm rambling, but I'll promise to get it together and start posting about other things as well :-)

Tuesday, January 16, 2007

Loved it!

I just finished reading Chocolate Beach and except from leaving me with a desperate craving for some chocolate, it also left me with a really good feeling inside. This is just my kind of book! The plot, the ocean, the characters, the food and the style is all wonderful :-)
Julie, if there's anything I can do to make the writing easier for you, let me know alright? Some swedish chocolate perhaps? :-) I really want to read more of your writings!

By the way, I don't eat brownies for breakfast (like Bri) but I'm really not a breakfast person at all (except when it comes to hotel breakfasts). Everyone says that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, but I'm more into drinking juice and eating fruits for breakfast than eating anything that would keep my energy level high throughout the day. So, any suggestions for breakfasts that are tasty but still easy to make? What do all of you eat for breakfast?

I love making my own juice, it tastes so much better than the one you buy at the grocery store...

Thursday, January 11, 2007

Chocolate Beach

Today I received a very nice surprise in the mail (well, I knew it was on it's way but didn't know when to expect it) and I feel so excited about it :-) It's Julie Carobini's book Chocolate Beach. I can't wait to read it! In fact I won't wait, I think I'm going to cuddle up under my blanket and read a bit from it now...

Thank you very much Julie :-)