Feb 14 2010

To the ones I love

Hey, it’s Valentines day. A day I usually don’t celebrate. But I thought that I for once could write a blog post to the ones I love. So…

To my family

Grandmother – I love you grandma, thanks for everything you and grandpa gave to me when I grew up. /mormors lilla prinsessa
Mum – Thanks for always caring about me. Thanks for calling me just to ask how I feel or if I have had a nice day.
Dad – Thank you for everything you have taught me. I am glad I can ask you about anything. Thanks for all your expressions that makes me laugh.
Marcus – Thanks for being my big brother, for always being there when we grew up. Thank you for all the shit chats on msn.
CC – Thank you for taking care of my brother. I am happy that he’s found you.
Marianne – You are the best! I can see so much of myself in you.
Britt-Louise – Thank you for everything we did together that my parents didn’t want to do with me. Like swimming in the rain etc.

To my friends in Linköping – I love you and would be nothing without you

Stefan – Thanks for being my best friend. Thanks for believing in me. Thank you for all the late nights with dkp-tea.
Pernilla – I am happy that Stefan found you and that I have got to know you too. Even though you hate board games, you are a great person.
Alice – Tant Maria loves you sweetie. Soon I will read Bamse for you.
Anna & Andreas – Thanks for your hospitality, for all the nights I’ve got to sleep on your couch, thanks for being boardgame geeks. I am also looking forward to your wedding!
Tobias – Thanks for being there when I was down and the rest were busy with gf/bf stuff ;) Thank you for all your support and for always being online when I need you.

To my closest friends in Stockholm – I am happy to have got to know you all

Jonas – Thanks for taking care of me when I moved here. I am sorry for not having time to see you more often. I owe you one!
Elisabeth – Thank you for being so funny. Thanks for all your imitations. Thank you for all the walks to Kristineberg and for everything we have talked about. I miss you so much.
Lorraine – Thanks for all your laughs, you really make my life more joyful. Thanks for the late nights out and the late chats online, thank you for listening.
Sanna – Thank you for all your quotes that make me laugh. You are one talented, energetic and independent woman. Thank you for någotsmart and all our geeky discussions over a shitty msn.
Susanna – Thank you for being the one you are. Thanks for your Finnish accent and for letting me see and hear a piece of my roots. It means a lot to me.
Jenny – Thank you for all your kindness and care. Thanks for your company on the green line to Bromma.

To my Online friends – I wouldn’t have been the one I am today without you

Rickard/shelter – I am happy that we are still friends.
Kees/andabata – My lovely Dutchman, thanks for all your love, I hope we will meet soon.
Daniel/Douwd – Thanks for all your computer support.
Don/Brett/gcb – Thank you for being the clam you are and thanks for proof reading my blog. It’s really appreciated.
John/Subbass – Thank you for all the graphical stuff you make. You really have skills man!
Martin/Muhko – Thank you for always making me laugh, even when I am down. I miss you really.

To the friend I have left in Sundsvall

Martin – Even though you only call me when you are drunk nowadays, you are one of the kindest persons I know. You were always there to help me when I called. I am happy to have got to know you and Simon. Call me next time Timrå IK is in Stockholm.

I took a few tears to write this post… But that just confirms it for me. I love you all!



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Jan 19 2010

October 2009

Life in General:

A lot of things happened in October, I was full booked the entire month and was barely at home. Therefore I ended the month with an All Saint’s weekend all by myself.

Friends:

The month started with a visit by Martin in the middle of the night. I hadn’t seen him for over 4 years so the day after I was really tired. The same week I was at a party hosted by a friend of Lorraine, along with her,  Sanna and some new acquaintances of mine.  One week later it was time for a cruise to Finland with my classmates which we called #knm08ombord. It was crazy, just as I had feared.

In the middle of the month I went to Linköping to have lunch with Pernilla and Alice before we joined up with Stefan and Tobias for a dinner at Doverud’s.  One week later I was back in their house when we celebrated Stefan’s and Anna’s birthdays.

Family:

It was my dad‘s birthday and even though it wasn’t an even number both me, my brother and my sister-in-law was at our parents house. During the stay we also went to the annually running competition Höstmilen and ended up in the local newspaper.

Personal:

In October I revealed my most geeky interest. Of course I also celebrated the International Teddy Bear Day ;)

School:

We finished our dementia project, had a successful pitch for an impressed customer. Later in October I had the last day in school for the year.

LiA:

I started my internship period with being sick and stayed at home for two days. But the rest of the month I only enjoyed my time at Tredje Statsmakten.

Social Media:

My internship was all about social media. I did social media research, social media strategies and used social media a lot on the behalf of Medierna.

I was also at a lunch together with Stockholm Social Media Club for the first time.

Trips:

Two trips to Östergötland was made in October and also a cruise to Finland with my classmates.

Sports:

I tried to get back on track with the training but failed because of chest pain.

Music:

Markus Krunegård released two albums and I couldn’t stop listen to the Benny song.

I also wrote a blog post about my interest in music.

Mobile shot:

Marcus, CC and I went to the newly opened waffle cafe in Norrköping. This is what I ordered:

Waffle.

Waffle.

Photo:

Two of my lovely classmates on a boat somewhere between Finland and Sweden.

Adam and Elisabeth.

Adam and Elisabeth.



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Jan 11 2010

June 2009

Life in General:

June was the month when I packed seven bags to go to Norrköping and live at my parents place for the summer, while being there I realized that I am a real stockholmer since I missed Stockholm a lot. I also turned 27  and celebrated my birthday in the garden with my family and the day after with my friends in Ljungsbro.

Friends:

At our national day 6th of June it was time for a new party at Lidingö together with Lorraine, Sanna, Susanna, Jenny and Elisabeth. Great fun but what happens on the island, stays on the island.

I celebrated the Midsummer holiday at Björn and Josefin‘s place, Bondhälla. Probably the best midsummer holiday I have ever had.

25th of June Stefan and Pernilla got a daughter. A really cute girl, called Alice. She is the closest child I know and I really like to play and cuddle with her. And since she is the first child among the closest friends, she is really spoiled.

Two days after Alice was born it was time to celebrate mine and Andreas birthday at Anna and Andreas house in Ljungsbro. It was a nice party with a lot of nice people.

Alice

Alice

Family:

My brother visited me for the first time since I moved to Stockholm at the national day. It was a really short visit though since we had separated plans for the evening.

School:

My first year at Medieinstitutet ended in the beginning of June with a really nice lecture by Teo Härén about creativity. I also received a lot of praise from my teacher in journalism which made me re-think about my future.

Work:

In June I went back to work at Lagos Mode in Norrköping. I enjoyed working again and meeting old and new customers. I also ran around with my camera and photographed my co-workers for the summer blog. In the beginning of the month I also worked as a presider at the election for the EU parliament.

Social Media:

In June I started to use social media at work for the first time when I set up the summer blog at Lagos Mode. I really enjoyed working with the blog and I learned a lot meanwhile.

Me posing for the summer blog.

Trips:

As soon as the spring term was over Elisabeth and I went to Barcelona to get some sun and nice shopping. We had really fun together in Spain. I miss you and your crazy antics Elisabeth.

After I had “moved” to Norrköping for the summer I also made a trip to Vimmerby for a meeting with the big boss, Mr S. On the way there I also visited Sandströms in Vimmerby and Kisa.

Elisabeth at a restaurant in Barcelona.

Elisabeth at a restaurant in Barcelona.

Society:

The Pirate Party got over 7 percent of the swedish votes in the election for the EU parliament and Michael Jackson died and was mourned by a whole world.

Boardgames:

Andreas and Anna gave me Chez Goth as a birthday present. It’s a shame I haven’t played it yet but I brought it to Stockholm and I haven’t found any boardgame partners there.

Mobile shot:

The tattoo.

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Photo:

Me and my grandparents at my birthday.

Grandma, Maria, Grandpa



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Jan 1 2010

January 2009

*~’`^`’~*-,._.,-*~’`Happy New Year! ´’~*-,._.,-*~’´^´’~*

I will try to summarize the year of 2009 according to me, with 12 blog posts. The first post in my summation will be categorized as follows.

Life in general:

The first month of the year was mostly about school for me.  I had a lot to do with school work and I didn’t leave Stockholm during the whole month.

Family:

For my family January wasn’t the best month. My grandfather broke his femur and he will never be able to walk again.

Friends:

I celebrated the new year with my best friends at Tobias summer cottage.

School:

School was all about the term project which I together with Anna and Elisabeth. I was going back to php coding, which I really enjoyed. We also had a term exhibition where we presented our project for the school and other interested people. In the end of the month I wrote my term examination and got a good grade ;)

Personal:

I wrote this personal blog post about my life as an avaocado plant.

Technology:

I bought an Olympus digital voice recorder which has been very useful throughout the year.

Olympus VN-3500PC

Olympus VN-3500PC

Film:

I watched Mio in the land of Faraway for the first time ever and was a bit dissapointed because of the dubbing.

Music:

Coldplay won three out of three Rockbears and I congratulated them and some other winners.

TV:

I followed Körslaget on TV and watched my friend Jon lose and my friend Elinor win.

Book:

I read Hemlös med egna ord which I liked and wrote a little review about it.

Photo:

The photo of the month is:

Anna, Elisabeth and I were tired after the hard work with the term project.

Anna, Elisabeth and I were tired after the hard work with the term project. Photo: Peter Larsson.



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Oct 10 2009

Iphone time

Iphone time, originally uploaded by Mariahagglof.

Elisabeth playing with her iPhone.



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Sep 10 2009

Lunch in the sun

Lunch in the sun, originally uploaded by Mariahagglof.

Elisabeth disturbed by the sun while eating.



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Jun 17 2009

Bcn Montjuïc

Our hotel in Barcelona was called Bcn Montjuïc and is located close to the park Montjuïc which is the biggest park in Barcelona. The closest metro station is Espanya where the famous fountain Fira Montjuïc also is located. It’s like five minutes to go there with the metro from city. We stayed for three nights and had a really nice apartment at 42 square meters. It had a big room with kitchen, table, chairs, TV and sofa, a bedroom, an office with an extra bed, a bathroom with shower and a big balcony. We paid 157 Euro in total with a big discount included that I don’t know the reason for. I think the ordinary price was close to 400 Euro. Our only supplement was the safety box for 2 Euro per day. The only bad thing about this hotel was that everyone on the staff didn’t know English but they were nice and did their best to help us anyway. I can really recommend this hotel, I can’t promise you to get it just as cheap as we did though :)

Barcelona 067

Elisabeth is doing the dishes. The kitchen had refridgerator and freezer, washing machine, dish washer, microwave owen and the ordinary utensils you need.

Barcelona 068The sofa.

Barcelona 069The kitchen.

Barcelona 070The office.

Barcelona 071The bedroom, sorry for not having made our beds :P

Barcelona 072The bedroom from the view towards the bathroom.

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The balcony.



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Jun 16 2009

Barcelona in my heart

So, as you might have understood from my last post I am back from Spain. Elisabeth and I had a wonderful time in the city of Barcelona.

When we arrived there at the Saturday, we took the metro to our hotel which we found pretty fast without too much wandering around. The hotel was very nice. Nicer than I expected for that price (pictures will come). Our apartment was actually twice the size of my own apartment. After we had checked in we were in big need of food, so we went to the first restaurant we could find and had pizza. The rest of the day was spent on the roof of the hotel on sunbeds. In the evening we took the metro to Sagrada Familia to take some touristic photos and then we went to the magic fountain at Montjuïc where we saw the fountain show and just enjoyed the good atmosphere in the area. Good thing our hotel was located at Montjuïc as well so we could go directly from there to bed.

On the Sunday we went to the beach in the morning to get our skin tanned. When we came there it was a bit cloudy and we had a lot of space on the beach which we shared together with the Thai girls trying to sell massage to people. I lost count on how many times I said ‘no’ to massage but I am sure it was at least 30. When we left at around 2pm it was 30 degrees, the beach was overcrowded and the Thai girls had company. There were now tattoo sellers, Indians who repeatedly shouted “cervesa, cola, fanta, aqua, beeeer”, other Indians who yelled “dodadodadodadodadoda coconut” (yes, they sold coconut pieces), people who sold sun glasses, skirts and all kinds of things. We got enough of all these salesmen and promised each other that we weren’t going back to the beach again. Instead we went to Parc de la Ciutadella, a cozy park with some attractions worth photographing. After we had gone through the park we went to the hotel to take a shower. The sweat was actually dropping from our bodies by then. We took the metro back to the city in the evening for dinner and a walk at La Rambla and finished the day with fruit and a drink on the balcony at our hotel.

The Monday was our big shopping day! Barcelona is the prefect city for shopping so in the morning we took the metro to Passeig de Gràcia which is the biggest fashion street in Barcelona.  We found more nice clothes than we had euro to pay for, so next time we go there we will probably bring more money :) When we went back to the hotel after 6 hours I had three tops, one tunic, one skirt and one blouse in my bags so I was quite satisfied anyway. Desigual is my new favourite brand ;) I also bought new sunglasses since I left mine in a fitting room somewhere by mistake.

Our plan for the evening was to take a shower, eat dinner, watch the fountain show again and then go to bed since we had to leave early in the morning today.  But when we came to the fountain we realised that there were no shows on mondays so we just went back to the hotel to sleep. Here is where we failed big time. When the time was 1am, we were still awake laughing like crazy about nothing. I can’t really explain why, but I guess we were over tired or something. Although it wasn’t that hard to wake up at 6am to eat breakfast, check out from the hotel and go to the airport this morning. But at 4pm there were two tired and hungry girls who arrived back in Stockholm. To sum everything up we can just say that it was a nice trip, we could go back to Barcelona any time. If you ever have thought about going there, you should just do it, you won’t regret it.



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Jun 16 2009

Bettan goes Niclas Grahn

Bettan goes Niclas Grahn, originally uploaded by Mariahagglof.

Back in Sweden. Elisabeth making the face of Niclas (when he is doing a funny face), in the bus from the airport.



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Jun 12 2009

Good night Sweden, good morning…

Spain!

I am leaving home tonight at around 3am with a bag packed for a fours days trip. Tomorrow morning I will arrive in Barcelona. I haven’t really got time to think about this trip more than preparing the most important, like tickets, euro, etc. and tonight I am leaving. It feels unreal. But I will do my best to have a nice time in Barcelona. Since I am going with Elisabeth I will have fun, that’s for sure.



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