It was a while ago since I attended a proper team building. Actually, when thinking about it none of my work places in Italy organized anything even similar to team building at work so last time for me was when working for Gala Coral in London.
I have been working at the bank a couple of months now and had my first team building experience the other day. We were two finance teams having a great evening together cooking and eating Italian food.
It was great fun! The place is called Buon Appetito and organizes cooking courses as fun event evenings. We got randomly devided into smaller groups and each group (of 3-4 people) cooked one meal together for everyone. You can image how much food we had to eat by the end of the evening... But we also had plenty of wine and time to eat and I must say we really had a fun night together.
Only took these three pictures unfortunately, but hey, better than nothing
Happy birthday to Johanna and myself that this weekend celebrated our 33rd birthdays with a big dinner at the restaurant boat Patricia.
I have since my 18th birthday been getting birthday wishes from Patricia offering a free two course dinner for myself and half price on all food if I bring along 5-35 friends. I have never used the offer and I start to wonder why. The food was very good, the boat is situated with a beautiful view over the old town of Stockholm and later on in the evening the restaurant transforms into a nightclub.
Johanna and I had invited 9 friends each so we were 20 people having dinner together. A little too much people to be able to talk to everyone but still, we had a good time. We were just a few staying dancing until late but I must say I really had a great evening on that boat :)
Saturday was my birthday and I must say I have been greatly celebrated.
On Friday my mum, dad and Bosse took me for dinner at Capri Due - a kind of fancy Italian restaurant that used to be one of my favourites during my high school years. The food was very nice and the service great. The whole staff is Italian and some of them hardly speaks a word of Swedish which obviously isn’t a problem for my family, it actually feels like a big plus - A true Italian dinner for the little Italian inspirited family :)
On Saturday I had another birthday lunch with my mum and dad and in the evening I celebrated with Johanna and another 19 friends at the boat-restaurant Patricia. More of that in a later blog post.
This morning Cicci and her mum came over with flower and presents for a little birthday lunch at my place. And in the afternoon Zarah and her boyfriend Eric invited me out for a birthday fika.
I feel overwhelmed in my heart for all my adorable friends that have been celebrated or contacted me for birthday wishes this weekend. Thank you all!
Met Amanda on Friday for a little girls night out, just the two of us. We went for thai dinner at a place nearby her flat and then moved on to Lemonbar for drinks, talks and dancing.
We tried to remember the last time the two of us went out for a night out together. Just the two of us. With no men. And no kids. And we realized it might have been 10 years ago. 10 long years. Unbelievable!
I so wish I could have my greatest friend Amanda here in Stockholm all the time but I can't and instead I am so grateful every time she pops by. And now I guess it it time for me to visit her in Charmonix as well, very soon!