Sunday, 2 October 2011

new52 | not much going on

I feel like I need to get my butt in gear when it comes to new things in my life. For the past several weeks I have just been stuck in my usual tracks, doing what I do every single day. One would have thought that I would be used to thinking new by now, 39 weeks into the year. But I guess 37 years of same old same old weighs heavier ... Shape up, girl!

For this week, a couple of little new things. I went to a big breakfast seminar held by the city on netowrking, online and IRL. It was the first time I have attended something like this and it was interesting. The speakers were of varied quality and not everything that was talked about gave me something. But I did get some food for thought, and it was verified for me again that I don't have the natural talent to be a successful self employed entrepreneur. If I ever want to make it big in the design world, in my own brand, I will need to work very hard on networking and self promotion - basically putting myself out there and not feeling like I should be making excuses for taking up space.
Incidentally I took a shot with Instagram before stepping in, and even though it has nothing to do with the topic, I'll put it here anyway as I think it's quite pretty.

The husband and I had lunch together at a new to us restaurant this week. We don't get to do that so very often due to our different working situations, but when we do it's always quite lovely. This time we went to a place called Stereo. It was a nice enough place, rather cool looking and I think it would be a decent place to visit for a drink in the evening. The food itself was rather blah. We were both a bit disappointed with the quality based on the price of it. But I guess it is impossible to find great stuff if you're not willing to risk getting bad stuff as well. Picture also taken with Instagram, and I don't want tog et stuck in a long talk about that but it's all kinds of brilliant. I love the ease. I can clearly see why some people see no need for a "real" camera when they can just use their phone.

We went to see the first Europa league home game this week. Even though we've seen the qualifications to the Champions league earlier this season, this was my first time seeing a game in one of the European cups live.

On Friday I cooked my monthly meal for the husband. Way to go getting that in on the last day of the month. :) I did cook last week as well but that was technically August's meal. This time I had to skip making a starter simply because it was Friday night and we didn't get home from work until past six o'clock. I chose to go with a Swedish classic home cooking style dinner this time. For main course I made boiled cod with egg sauce, served with boiled potato and peas. I cooked the fish just a teensy bit too long, but other than that it was a really nice and healthy dish.

For dessert I made an apple pie with custard. I usually prefer apple crumble to "real" pie, but I have never made a pie like this before so I wanted to give it a try. It turned out lovely but very rich and filling.

So, nothing ground breaking this week either, but that is kind of my life at the moment.


  1. I love hearing how your life seems to mirror so much of mine ... and we are so many miles away and have never seen each other in person! I've decided that most times, what I consider "mundane life" is really a brilliantly wonderful symphony that many people would love to have. Your cod with egg sauce looks beautiful and I would love to taste that decadent-looking custard. Yum.

  2. I think you 'rock' - you have a very full life and live in a beautiful part of the world. I love reading about your cooking adventures - must be hard having a chef for a husband! You really do cook some fantastic meals. And I absolutely looooove it when you post your table decorations for special occasions.

    I also love reading about your enjoyment of football. Not that you want/need to know this but have to share anyway. I have tickets to a game early December with our local team - Melbourne Victory - against LA Galaxy (David Beckham). Our local hero Harry Kewell has 'come home' after years playing EPL and in Turkey. I share this love of the sport with my daughter who is now 20 (she plays in a local womens team) and we often go to games together.

    As a designer - I am such a fan of your style. The colours you incorporate into your kits are always so elegant and gorgeous. I also admire the pages you create - never too busy to detract from your photos.

    You are one very talented lady and deserve every ounce of happiness that comes your way. .......because you make so many others happy. Thank you.

  3. Oh my god! Thank you so much for this lovely, lovely post. You put the biggest smile on my face. :) Thank you so much for all the compliments!

    I love to hear other women enjoying football. I constantly get sneers from other women because I seem to betray the female population by liking a "man's hobby". Seesh! Oh, and David - be sure to get lots of great photos of him, lol! Thanks for sharing, I love to hear about people's lives. Plus, it makes me glad that I'm just not talking to myself over here, LOL!

    Thank you again! Mwah!