Happy New Year!

Abba - Happy New Year 

No more champagne
And the fireworks are through
Here we are, me and you
Feeling lost and feeling blue
It's the end of the party
And the morning seems so grey
So unlike yesterday
Now's the time for us to say...

Happy new year
Happy new year
May we all have a vision now and then
Of a world where every neighbour is a friend
Happy new year
Happy new year
May we all have our hopes, our will to try
If we don't we might as well lay down and die
You and I

Sometimes I see
How the brave new world arrives
And I see how it thrives
In the ashes of our lives
Oh yes, man is a fool
And he thinks he'll be okay
Dragging on, feet of clay
Never knowing he's astray
Keeps on going anyway...

Happy new year
Happy new year
May we all have a vision now and then
Of a world where every neighbour is a friend
Happy new year
Happy new year
May we all have our hopes, our will to try
If we don't we might as well lay down and die
You and I

Seems to me now
That the dreams we had before
Are all dead, nothing more
Than confetti on the floor
It's the end of a decade
In another ten years time
Who can say what we'll find
What lies waiting down the line
In the end of eighty-nine...

Happy new year
Happy new year
May we all have a vision now and then
Of a world where every neighbour is a friend
Happy new year
Happy new year
May we all have our hopes, our will to try
If we don't we might as well lay down and die
You and I"

With this, my favourite new years song of all time I would like to wish you all a great night! I don't even know what my evening will bring but I wish for a nice, romantic and fun night with friends and my love.

Happy New year everyone!


New Year's Eve - the right movie at the right night

For those who wonder where I have hided the last few days the answer is in the office. I got from my Christmas holidays with loads of working waiting for me so I have been staying late and after work I have just been relaxing at home with my boyfriend or my flatmate Diana.

Yesterday, the night before the big new years eve, I got out of the office just before 8pm and went directly to the cinema to meet my boyfriend, Stefano and Elisa. I wanted to see Geaorge Clooney's new movie but in some kind of way we decided to see "New Year's Eve", a movie with lots of great actors like Robert De Niro, Hally Berry, Zac Efron, Michelle Pfeiffer and my star Sarah Jessica Parker. I thoght it would be a crappy american comedy but instead it turned out to be a very good romantic comedy in style with some of my favourite movies 'Love actually', 'The holiday' etc. New Year's Eve shows love, hope, forgiveness, second chances and fresh starts, where you follow different people's stories though pulse and promise in New York City on the most dazzling night of the year.

Here are some quotes that reminded in my head after the movie and that I therefore would like to share with you today, on New year's eve:

"...It's suspended there to remind us before we pop the champagne and celebrate the New Year, to stop and reflect on the year that has gone by. To remember both our triumphs and our missteps - our promises made, and broken. The times we opened ourselves up to great adventures - or closed ourselves down, for fear of getting hurt. Because that's what New Year's is all about: getting another chance. A chance to forgive, to do better, to do more, to give more, to love more. And stop worrying about 'what if' and start embracing what would be. So when that ball drops at midnight - and it will drop - let's remember to be nice to each other, kind to each other. And not just tonight but all year long."


"It only happens once a year: New Year's Eve. It's a time when hopeless can be romantic, and a resolution can become a revelation. And when one night can change everything..."



Bye bye 12 degrees winter (?) Stockholm

I am at arlanda on my way back to Milan. Outside the sun is raising, its heavy winds and 12 degrees. Dreaming about a white Christmas was for nothing this year and it little destroyed the real Christmas feeling...

However, I've had an amazing time as always these days and like all other times I feel sad leaving my family and friends.

Thanks everyone for nice gifts and beautiful moments together!

Sent from my Nokia E71 mobile phone


Shopping, chai latte, babies and pizzas

Christmas presents from my sweet friends :)
 Zarah, me and Jessica
 Cicci, me and Anna

Time really flies when you have fun. My 6 days in Stockholm are almost over as I tomorrow fly back to Milan. As always I have been having an amazing time but I haven't been able to rest and relax as much as I was hoping to do.

This morning the sales started and my mum and I was in town already at 10am to look around without too much people around. I bought a pyjamas but nothing else, sigh. After three heavy hours walking around in the stores I went for lunch with my girl friends at Wayne's. Afterwards it was time for a little family catch up on my dad's side which gave me another kick of how much time flies... Kids that I met some time ago has grown up to big kids from just being tiny sleeping babies in what I felt being just some months but it had actually passed over a year :)

Tonight I have been for dinner at the famous "Birkastans pizzeria" with mum and Bosse to eat what they say it's Sweden's biggest pizzas. I realize how different they actually are from the real Italian pizzas but so nice anyway!

I fly back to Milan tomorrow morning and will try to rest my last day before going back to work on Wednesday as I know it will be an inferno of work until the 10th of January...



Christmas day film premier

Like many other years today my mum and I went to the cinema to see a film premier. This time it was time for the last (I guess) Stig Helmer (sällskapsresan) movie: "Stig Helmers Story". I liked it but not as much as my mum that really loved it. For her it was a real nostalgic trip watching it as it remembered her about when she was young so I guess I would recommend it for for the generation above me but for everyone in my age I would tell to wait until it comes out on DVD before seeing it....

I found some new friends at the cinema.... ;)


Merry Christmas everyone

Myself and my dad
Bosse and mum

 Me and mum
 Thanks Eivor for the nice present :)

Nice and relaxing Christmas at home. This is how I normally spend Christmas...

09.30 - wake up and porridge (risgrynsgröt) for breakfast.
11.00 - Out for walk and pass by the supermarket to get the last things needed for the Christmas dinner.
13.00 - Christmas lunch with hard bread and Christmas ham
15.00 - Kalle Anka (the traditional disney show at TV)
16.00 - "Fika" - Lussekatter, pepparkakor, pandoro, glögg and other nice things.
17.00 - Christmas present time
18.00 - Karl Bertils jul on TV but we normally manage to miss it....
19.00 - Massive Christmas dinner
20.00 - Christmas concert on TV to keep in the background
22.00 - Christmas Eve mass with the Pope sent live from St Peters Basilica Church
01.00 - Good night and Merry Christmas from me to you :)



Stockholm brings stress and happiness

I always have so much things and so many friends to do when I get back home. It is most things that I love to do but to be able to do it all I have to stress around like a robot in town and I never feel I have enough time for anything or anyone.

Yesterday I started off the day at my favourite sun bed here at S:t Eriksplan. After a quick fresh up at home I went for Chinese lunch with mum and dad. Afterwards we all went to my flat to search for my old  economics university books that I now will need to re-read for my new job. Then I went to Erika's job to exchange the Christmas presents in a rush before I had to run to 'Aktiv hudvård' for a lovely face treatment where I at least for an hour really relaxed. I did the "Primaluce Pha-aha" which re-awaken your skin, something I really needed. I loved it and would really recommend it!

After the relaxing hour I went to 'Vetekatten' for a couple of hours 'fika' with Anna and Johanna. I spent the evening at home with mum eating dinner and watching some tv.



First day of my Christmas holiday

Erika, me and Cecilia
Zarah, Lisa and Johanna
Phi Phi Island Thai restaurant

 Typical house in Stockholm in Christmas time - lights in almost all windows. Love it!

Arrived in Stockholm at 4pm, thanks of the traffic it took me over an hour to get home and then I just had 30 min to get prepared for the Christmas dinner with the girls. As always I decided to go to another Thai place this time to restaurant Phi Phi Island.

I am so happy to back in Stockholm for almost 6 days and even if I have lots of things I have to do I will try to rest and relax as much as possible.



Our own little Christmas dinner

Christmas is soon arriving and like all other years I will be celebrating with my family in Stockholm, I am leaving already tomorrow Wednesday...
Yesterday it was time to say goodbye to my boyfriend so we had a little dinner together and exchanged some presents. I was supposed to choose the restaurant and I decided to go to Pomodorino, a pizzeria that won the best pizzas in Milan 2010. The pizzas was good but for me the best pizza in Milan is still at Brickoven!



Luisas birthday party at Just Cavalli

What is a better place to celebrate your 30th birthday party than the amazing Milano club Just Cavalli. Yesterday evening me and other 40 of Luisa's friends got together for a fantastic celebration of our sweet little Luisa that finally joined us in the 30th club today.

Happy birthday flatmate Lu :)

More pics might come up later on.



Cosy moment at Bianco Latte

I finally tried it, the famous bakery Bianco Latte, the place which my flatmates are addicted to. I have tried to go before but the queue has always been far to long to resist so I never entered. But this time we came in the afternoon and they got us a place quite quickly. But now I know the place is worth waiting for... it is the cosiest place I have tried here in Milan. A tipical place that Swedes loves for their famous "fika moments".

I had a pot of hot milk with caramello and shared a crep with fresh fruit with Torri. The prices are a little bit high but I just loved the place anyway. Hope to go back very soon!


Christmas market in the park

I am doing what I can to get some Christmas feeling these last days before Christmas. This morning I turned on Christmas carrols at home, had candles all over and fixed some Christmas presents. In the afternoon I dragged my boyfriend to the park in Porta Venezia to see the little Christmas market they have but after walking around in the park seeing the autumn nature the Christmas feeling wasn't greater than before...

I keep my fingers crossed for a white Christmas in Stockholm, but also that seems to be hard this year.



Saturday with Merve

The last thing I wanted today was to get into the centre and walk around with all the millions of other people out Christmas shopping. I went to the gym in the morning and though of having nice and relaxing afternoon at home, but no... Merve called and asked me to join for a afternoon tea in town and afterwards we ended up walking down Via Turino, one of the biggest shopping streets in Milan, towards Navigli, so we got out dose of the hysteric shopping day anyway.

The pictures are talking down the Navigli on our way to Merves place in that area. So nice and cosy now during the Christmas period.

Now I am at home and will get to bed and watch one of my favourite movies of all time, "The Holiday" :)


Company Christmas dinner

I just started my new job less than a month ago but I already have experienced a big company Christmas dinner. They held it at "Restaurant La Guardia" just outside Milan. We enjoyed a mingle champagne and finger food starter and then a 6 course dinner at the table. The food was nice even if it was a little bit too much. I have a good time as I got to know colleagues from UK, Georgia, Sweden and obviously also from the Italian office. I loved the International mix of people :)

I am so so sooo glad I have found a job at an International, well going and professional company!



Anniversary dinner at Mongolian barbecue

Time flies. Yesterday me and by boyfriend celebrated 10 months together :) And today we went for dinner at Mongolian restaurant our friends had highly recommeneded, Mongolidan barbecue. The place itself wasn't very nice but the food was very good and once again I ate too much.

After the dinner we went home to watch one of my favourite Italian comedies. It is as stupied as many other Italian movies that I normally hate but this one is special, sweet and so much fun.

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