We arrived late Friday afternoon, chilled out at the hotel for a while before heading out to meet our friend for dinner.



I’ve never been to a TGIFridays before, it was alright. Good food, but crowded.

When we got back to the hotel we watched TV until bedtime. There’s something really cozy about lying in bed, eating sweets and watching cartoons.



We walked over to the Old Town, did some shopping and stopped for quite some time at The Science Fiction Bookstore (love that place!).



After a meh meal at McD we took the ferry over to the Vasa Museum to look at the old ship (it’s from the 1600’s).



(This is only a model.)


It might have been Valentine’s Day, but we felt no need to make a big deal out of it.
More chillaxing on bed before eating dinner at the hotel and later more cartoons and sweets in bed.



Stockholm woke up to sunshine.
A wee bit windy, but who cares about that when spring is in the air…
We’re having lunch with friends before catching the train home.

I wish we could stay a few more days…

Anyhow, I suppose I need to start packing our bags.


Last day of work this week (my kids are on school holiday this week, so I took Wednesday and Thursday off).
The plan is to hang out with the horde and just chillax, go to the library and eat cake. Well, not eat cake at the library maybe but books and cake do go very well together.
Hopefully I’ll get time to write, I’m not done with the new story yet…

Anyhow, Valentine’s Day on Saturday. Not that we really make a big deal out of it here, but I like the thought of being extra nice to people.

Why not make this whole week into a week of being extra nice. Give with your heart.

Also, I’m obsessed with this Taylor Swift song:



Last night as I went to bed I felt slightly dizzy. This feeling got worse when I actually lay down, the bed spinning and waves of nausea pounding my insides.
This morning seemed better, until I sat up and almost fell to the floor as the whole world started spinning… I hate when this happens. It is better now (at 3pm), but I still get dizzy spells when doing sudden movements or for no apparent reason at all.


In an hour Princess has riding lessons, then home for a quick shower and at 6 we send the twins off to a birthday party. I took them last minute present shopping after school… I don’t like doing things last minute. *grumble.* But there hasn’t been time!

Anyhow, I need to finish my tea and go see if the kids are cleaning their rooms or not (I think not).


ballethaikuThis month has been good so far. Snow and lots of it (as it should be)! It’s actually snowing as I blog…

The year began with me not finding it in me to write, at all. I had no ideas buzzing in my brain and I felt quite useless.

But then I had this dream: I was home alone and it wasn’t a good thing. Suddenly I had to travel, and I did. Then I woke up, the dream fading but an idea had formed, it was just a matter of letting it stew a little before giving it a go. As it is now I have over 600 words written and writing is fun again, I’ve also written a few poems and haiku and posted them on the webz.

I really wish I had more time for writing. Right now most of my energy and time is consumed by work, and family (but that’s what families do). Next week is a school holiday and I’m really going to try to make time to write.

And of course I have to play more Dragon Age Inquisition… my Elven mage is really kicking bad guy butt! Though I’m slightly disappointed in Solas, romancing him has so far been BORING!

Cullen was far more fun as you get to interact with him, as a love interest, on a whole other level… and I feel bad for NOT romancing him this time around. Stupid, I know! But he’s so goddamn CUTE!

Anyhow, I need to go go do work stuffs (dishes, copies, snack etc).



We’ve had snow again, but that got washed away by the rain. And it’s supposed to get lighter by the day, but I can’t see it with all clouds and rain.

I feel slightly depressed with all this wetness and darkness and non-winterness going on… and I don’t know how to get myself out of this funk.

Maybe it’ll go away by itself.

Anyhow, I finished Dragon Age Inquisition the other day. Brilliant game! I’ve now started over, but with an Elven mage this time (my first was a human warrior). Love it!


i-love-my-best-friendsI’ve started out the new year by thinking a lot about love. The love I feel for my friends and how little difference I feel there is for those I’ve known for years and those I’ve recently met. Also how many different levels there is for love, and yet it’s all the same. Am I making any sense here at all?

Some might argue and say that you can’t tell if someone online is being honest about how they portray themselves, but to be frank: can you say that the people you meet face to face are completely what you see? I’ve experienced (both online and irl) how people seem one way when we first meet but then after a while show me sides of themselves that I have a difficulty accepting. And I do try to accept people for what they are, but there are things I cannot disregard (disrespecting others in any way, racism, sexism, etc…) and that leaves me no choice but to stop seeing them.

It hurts. Every time.

Luckily I’ve not had to drop anyone for quite some time (maybe I’ve stopped attracting douches?).

Inquisition_heraldry_DA2At the moment I’m fully submerged in Dragon Age Inquisition (WHAT AN AWESOME GAME!!!). If I’m not mistaken there’s only one or two main missions before it’s all over, but there are sooo many little assignments left and I WANT TO DO THEM ALL! We’ll see how this goes, I’m itching to make a new character, but I’ve promised myself to finish the game with the one I have (so many new things to explore with another character… sooooo many new things!).

This time I’ve romanced Commander Cullen (adorbs – ADORBS!), but since my next character is going to be Elven I’m going to give Solas a go. I’m ready to go wrestle hubby for the TV, right now, and switch from football to Xbox. But I’m nice (and I’ve already played some today, but that’s really of no importance… hehehe).

Anyhow, another year full of new things and old, and great things and not so great things, and life and death, and love. Always full of love.


The stats helper monkeys prepared a 2014 annual report for this blog.


Here’s an excerpt:

A San Francisco cable car holds 60 people. This blog was viewed about 2,200 times in 2014. If it were a cable car, it would take about 37 trips to carry that many people.

Click here to see the complete report.


It’s cold. I’m watching Pirate tend the goal in the second hockey match he’s played today. Both girls were fine with watching the first game, they both want to go home now… and I totally agree. But I’m weighing the happiness of them against the sadness of his if we’re to leave before the match is over.
Gah, parenthood!

I’ve played Dragon Age Inquisition quite a few hours since Wednesday night and I LOVE IT SO MUCH! Now more than anything I want to leave this freezing place and go home to my Xbox.

In a few hours we’re meeting up with my husband’s family for “julbord”, which is a smorgasbord full of Christmas foods. I really need to get home and put my face on and brush my hair.

Anyhow, 3 more minutes left of the first period, better watch my son tend the goal.


I love these advice. Love ‘em!

Keep Writing!.

tuchankaFrost is still covering the ground. It’s half past noon on December 1st. I can only hope the cold stays and that we’re blessed with snow soon enough. November was dark. So dark and rainy and gloomy. December has to be so much better in the weather department (or I’ll go on strike!).

Pumpkin turned 3 yesterday. She was hyper all day and a few hours before bedtime she crashed and everything was WRONG! This morning she was her old cheerful self again, she got to wear a dress and it was cold enough for the overall (which she wanted to put on right after breakfast, before brushing her teeth).

Tomorrow I’m going to Uppsala (work thing) and I have to get up at 5.30 to make it… I’m not fond of getting up at “OMG it’s too bleedin’ early o-clock”. But on the plus side of things: hotel breakfast! Yummo! 

Anyhow, I have a galaxy to save (or rather, I’m beating up and shooting things on Tuchanka).


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