Monthly archive January, 2017

DORSET, ENGLAND

I started off the year with a lovely trip to England, to visit my family and celebrate my grandmother’s 80th birthday. We drove down to Dorset, a county which is located on the south west coast. It’s definitely one of my favourite parts of England, with its dramatic coastline, long beaches and steep cliffs.

 

We drove all the way from dad’s place in Bristol and stopped in small, picturesque villages here and there.
 

Finally we arrived at the little pub/hotel where we were staying over the weekend. Located just a few minutes from the seaside. We gathered with the family, had a lovely dinner at The Pig restaurant, had lots of Gin & Tonics and made sure to catch up a bit with each other.
 

The next day, we decided to explore the area. Unfortunately the quality of my iPhone 5s images doesn’t show the incredible beauty of this place, but at least it’s a glimpse.
 

Like father, like daughter.
 

We had little Penny with us, my aunt’s baby pup. Hard not to be fond of this one.
 

How magical it was when we finally got high up and were able to see the massive steep cliffs up close. I’ve always found it thrilling to be high up. You become so aware of your life and how quickly it could end. A thought quite fitting to this moody environment.
 

Good moment to take a selfie. Me and ‘Old Harry’.
 

Dearest sister, and the ocean.
 

Then we slowly headed back down the other side, and back to The Pig.
 

Where we began the celebration of our lovely grandmother’s 80th birthday. As I’ve mentioned before, both her and grandpa are two very impressive beings, still in good health with sharp minds and kind hearts. I really hope that I’ll be the same when I’m 80+.
 
We enjoyed an incredible lunch at the restaurant, watched grandma while she opened all of her presents, and shared a yummy birthday cake.
 
The rest of the evening was spent chitchatting and updating each other on our latest news. I don’t see my English side of the family as much as I would like, so it was really good to finally spend some time together.
 

On the Sunday morning we chilled for a bit at the hotel and checked out their delicious breakfast.
 

Just before leaving, we made sure to have a look around the hotel and explore their dreamy greenhouse and vegetable garden. Everything at The Pig is locally produced and most things they actually pick right on the spot. You all know how much I love that stuff.
 

Then we packed our things in the car and headed back towards Bristol, where we spent one last night before flying back to Sweden. On the road, I found these beautiful little friends in the fog.
 

 
If you haven’t already seen it, I also made a little short film of our walk along Studland beach and up the hill.
 
All and all, such a lovely trip and a really good start to the year.
 
 

LOU

MONDAY GOODIES #3

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The Crown
 
For those of you you, like me, love costume dramas – this is a new good-goodie. It’s amazingly well done and I find it interesting to watch since it actually tells the real story of when Elizabeth became queen of England.
 
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3D printing!
 
Ebba got invited to do a 3D print of herself, how cool is that?! It freaks me out a little how much it actually looks like her. The future is coming! Soon we will all have a mini-me each on our shelves. Also, make sure to check out Ebba’s youtube channel here <3

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SKAM
 
Well, if you’re from Scandinavia you have definitely heard about Skam. If not, you probably live under a rock. However for the rest of you who might not have heard about it, Skam is a Norwegian tv series about a group of teens who go to Highschool in Oslo. The series has blown up in the whole of Scandinavia and is definitely one of the best and most touching things I’ve seen in a long time.
 
Ps. If you google ‘English subtitles’ you’ll most likely find a page where you can watch it.
 

Fågelvik Castle
 
I’m not kidding when I say that this is my ABSOLUTE DREAM HOME. EVER.
 
A collection of houses on the east coast of Sweden, placed on what almost looks like a little island. This place is literally flawless from every angle. It has everything I would ever ask for in a home. You’ll know what I mean if you browse through the images here.
 
Just look at the kitchen! And the view! If I would live there, I think I would be happy for the rest of my life.
 

Postcards
 
I discovered a lovely new band called Postcards. They haven’t released a lot of songs, but I love what I’ve heard so far. If you like Fleet Foxes, this definitely is the right band for you. Listen to their EP here.
 

Baby pigs
 
If you’re feeling a bit low, or your Monday’s just a drag, or if you want a motivation to stop eating meat, or if you just want a reason to smile, a really good way to spend your time is to look at cute baby-pig photos and videos. Works every time.
 

 
La La Land
 
I’m SO EXCITED about this movie. Ryan Gosling? Emma Stone? Musical? That’s pretty much all I need to know.
 
 
LOU