With only one work day left, I’ve start to pack my cabin bag for this weekends adventure! It will be a weekend trip in a bigger city in Europe and I’ll bring my camera with me.
A cute passport holder is almost a must while traveling. This one is from H&M and I bought it for some years ago. It has followed me around on many flights and I still like it as much as when I first saw it. I hesitated to buy it since I thought it was an unimportant thing to buy but now I can’t imagine having my passport without pretty roses on it. 😉
Social media is one of my biggest interests and I can spend a complete evening reading blogs and watching YouTube videos. I might be a little bit of a social media nerd sometimes but it keeps me in good mood and makes me inspired for trying new things. 🙂
There are some people that I follow on a daily basis and I always looking forward for their updates. One of my favourite YouTube channels is Jenny Mustard, which is made by a Swedish couple that currently are living in Berlin. They are both minimalists and vegans and I’m always getting inspired from their well made videos with interesting subjects. Have a look at one of their videos above!
If there’s something you need to know about Sweden it’s that we really love to talk about the weather here. I guess it’s an easy topic since the weather in this country can switch from rain to sun several times during a day. I meet a lot of customers at work and I can tell you that the weather comments are always coming up when there’s an awkward quietness on the way. ”The weather is very bad these days” or ”It’s almost too hot outside” or ”You should be outside right now, the weather is great!”. Conclusion: Know your weather while in Sweden.
Something that’s changing as much as the Swedish weather is my mood and it has always been like that. I can be the happiest person on the planet, floating on a pink cloud or as sad and negative as Eeyore, you know the donkey in Winnie the Pooh. During my best days I feel that everything is possible but on a bad day it’s like climbing a mountain just doing the dishes. Sometimes I wish I could be more balanced but it would be sad to not feel really strong happiness I think… And if you never feel sad how do you know when you feel good? (Lol.) For people with the same mood levels as me I can just say that the sun is always coming back after the rain. 😉
I can’t remember were the movie scene is coming from but I was thinking about it today, haha! 😀
Paris. The city of light, the city of love. Many people have a glorified picture about the french capital and me included. I’ve visit the city three times as a tourist and the fourth time I lived there as a exchange student half a year… And I still don’t have enough of Paris.
Pourquoi? I’ve asked myself why I like Paris since I think there’s a lot of things that makes the city not attractive when it comes to living standards. First of all, I like when a town or city is close to water. Except the river Seine, Paris hasn’t much water to offer. I’ve never been in Paris during the summer but I can imagine it’s not that fun when it’s hot and there’s no lake you can cool yourself down in. Second of all, life in Paris is very expensive compared to what you get. Most of the flats are old and not renovated for a very long time. Cigarette smell are part of the wallpapers and you’re lucky if the hot water are working every day. Not to mention the tiny walls between you and your neighbors. You have never met them in the stairway but you know what they talk about and what they did last night. And about the restaurants… In a Parisian restaurant you pay as much as you do in Sweden (which is more than in most countries) but you get half the food on your plate. (If you ever asked yourself why the french are thin you now know why.)
So why on earth do people dream about living in Paris?! I don’t think I’m only talking about my opinion when I say that this city has the most beautiful buildings in the world. I really like the romantic balconies with flower boxes and the charming stairways with tree planks with marks where people have walked the most.
The food! There are so much good food in Paris, especially the sweet things I would say. 😉 The boulangeries have daily fresh bread and colorful pastries that makes it almost impossible to pass by without buying something to eat. (Which actually question my french thin theory.)
The many pretty parks that are perfect for picnics with friends or as a peaceful place when you want to read a book.
And I have to admit that even thought the apartments are the tiniest i’ve ever seen there’s something special to live in just one room with only a rooftop as your balcony.
Where can you find a city that has more amazing monuments and museums? Paris is also a home for many street artists and dancers. So much fun and beautiful things to look at every day. 🙂
It has been three years since last time I was in Paris and I’m sure I’ll visit my favourite city again one day. But first I have some other places to see! 😉
Last thing, the movie Amélie was one of the inspirations for my interest in Paris. If you haven’t seen it – do it! 🙂
Bisous et à bientôt! ❤
Earlier this weekend me and my parents went to a store that had wooden flooring for sale. We thought it would be a perfect update for my balcony.
Today my parents followed me back to Jönköping and my dad helped me to put the wooden squares into place. Before we arrived in the city we had a fika in a town with a little lake. My parents in the pictures. (Best parents ever.) 🙂
The result is beautiful! I’m very happy about it. I’ll be eating breakfast here the next sunny days for sure. 😉
For lunch we had some yummy take away food that we got in these cute boxes. 🙂
I spent my Sunday at IKEA together with the rest of the city. At least it felt like it. When I go to a place like this furniture store I’m always surprised how many people that feel the need to buy something new.
One hour and a lunch later I was done at IKEA and I had bought a smaller palm tree, some glasses and a frame.
I like to picture myself as a minimalist, a person that have an interest in keeping things simple. But is a person that buys unnecessary things really a minimalist?
I met a customer today that had a very big backpack on her back. When I asked for her address she said she didn’t have any and that she was a traveler for the moment. When she left I thought that maybe that’s the real definition of a minimalist, a person that have nothing but the things she need to survive.
A minimalist or not, I don’t like to buy more things than I need but there are some things I like to keep around me just to make my home feel like mine. A palm tree and designed mugs are some of them.
Right now I’m packing my bags and cleaning the apartment. I’m moving to another place (in Jönköping) this week and I’m really looking forward to it! 🙂
Talking about packing, there’s so much people running around with bags and suitcases here right now… Everyone seems to escape the city in the summers. Jönköping has a lot of water, some beaches and many restaurants but I guess people like to see some place else on the vacation than their home town. I think many families are going to the coasts.
When I see all the vacation photos posted on social media I feel for some days off too… I took a bit too much work this summer but I’ll try to enjoy the weekends as much as possible and the weather is great in Sweden right now. (26 degrees today!)
For the future i’ll take more time for myself in the summer. A summer job is great but free time is also important to feel your best I think. ❤