Life is too short to finish that plate !

Sooo…breakfast today was just CRAAAAAZY. We went to that place called Portage Bay cafe that serves the biggest pancakes i have ever had and on top of that you can add as many/much raspberries, strawberries, maple syrop and whipped cream as you want, as many times as you want.

i have too admit i was not able to finish everything. It was monstrous.

After a few hours we managed to move again and took a tour of Seattle University.

and after a really disappointing shopping trip we drove to the beach.

In the evening, we went to see the STORM (the Seattle women NBA team) play thanks to Sash’s friends who actually own the team ! It was a great game, so much fun, many punches, damn those women are big…unfortunatly they lost 😦

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The Chèvre and Raspberry theory

This weekend i discovered a new theory. If someone hates the two things you would die for (foodwise) you can not get along.
As you may already all know those two things for me are goat cheese and raspberries. I met someone this weekend who uttered the words ” I don’t mind what we eat as long as it does not involve raspberry or goat cheese”. I almost had a heart attack.

What if we could mix raspberry and goat cheese…gosh i would try that !

Smooth smoothly smoothie

2 or 3 weeks ago we organized a Smoothie Contest at our place with 6 of our friends. We provided the milk and yoghurt, everyone had to bring their fruits. It was really serious. We had a table to fill in with grades from 0 to 5 for each smoothie judging the aspect & the texture, the balance of the blending, the risk taking and the name !! It was so much fun ! And most of the time…so good. Eventhough after 7 tries we all felt kinda sick.

älskling ended up winning with his all fruit cocktail “absolut frutti”. He got his prize (Kinder eggs) and his diploma 😉

Il y a 2 ou 3 semaines nous avons organisé un concours de Smoothie chez nous. Nous fournissions le lait et le yaourt et chacun amenait ses fruits. C’était pas de la rigolade. Nous avions un tableau de notes à remplir sur 5 pour chaque smoothie. Nous notions l’aspect et la texture, la qualité du mélange, la prise de risque et le nom. C’était vraiment sympa ! Et, la plupart du temps, super bon. Bien qu’après 7 essais on se soit tous senti un peu malade.

älskling a gagné le concours avec son cocktail “Absolut frutti”. Il a eu son prix (des oeufs Kinder) et son diplome 🙂

För 2 eller 3 veckor sen arrangerade vi en Smoothie tävling hemma hos oss.  Vi skaffade mjölk och  yoghurt och alla tog med de frukterna de ville använda.  Det var jätte seriös. Vi gav betyg till alla smoothie. Vi beaktade texturen och aspekten, kvalitet av blandningen, äventyrande och namnet. Det var jätte roligt,och, for de flesta, jätte gott. Trots att efter den sjunde prov kände vi lite sjuk.
Det visade sig att älskling vann med sin smoothie “Absolut frutti”. Han fått sin belöning (Kinder ägg) och sin diplom 😉

Angelina (not her)

On saturday, sun was shinning over Paris. Mom, Crispin and I took a walk in the beautiful city, and had a wonderful hot chocolate at Angelina with amazing cookies. It was a perfect afternoon. Angelina is the most wonderful Salon de thé, it’s so chic. Their chocolate is so delicious. I felt like royalty.

 

this is my “don’t bother me while i’m eating  a raspberry” look

 

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samedi dernier, le soleil brille sur Paris, et c’est idéal pour un gouter chez Angelina, le meilleur chocolat chaud du monde, des gateaux extraordinaires dans un décor magnifique. Perfect.

20 years of friendship

my friend Amandine was here last week.

We met when we were 4 years old.

We’ve been around each other for ever but lately we didn’t have more than 30 min every time to get together.

So those 4 days were really cool !

have to run to work now so i’ll leave you with one of the best thing on earth

ppffff…

today was a bad day. Really stupid bad day. One hour at the gym and raspberry icecream did help a little.

Now the only two good things about today:

  1. i picked up my lens at the Optician and when i asked for them in Swedish, the lady said my swedish was good !!! (doesn’t matter that we had to switch to english right after that)
  2. My new petit BAG !!!! present from mom, it matches my coat PERFECTLY !

Brunch is my homeboy

I had a lovely sunday. Woke up around 10 and got ready for BRUNCH with my friends.  I had been advised the Café String just 5 min from my appartment. It was AWESOME. Just 65sek (about 6.50 euros) and a buffet of crêpes, jam, eggs, cheeses, ham, bread, cereals, tea, juices…in a great atmoshpere in comfortable chairs and couches. They serve from 10h30 to 1pm and the place is always full !

So we stayed there around an hour and then went around the corner to Beyond Retro

i liked the whole Alice in wonderland theme

then we decided to meet some friends for tea and went back to the café String 😉 I SOOO recommand this place if you every come to Stockholm !

At 5 i went to see a documentary called Eyes Wide Open: exploring today’s South America. It was in spanish subtitled in english so i got a little confused, understanding quite a lot in spanish but still reading the subtitle… anyway, It was good. really interesting.

Now it’s time for this:

I made it through my first weekend alone…

it’s today. Wanna go home. To Paris.

so…älskling left Sweden today… the boat is sailing towards Africa. Damn i woke up feeling miserable. I m off for 2 days and have no idea what to do. Im so confused. I hate not being able to reach him. Ever. He’s the one who can call. I can’t.

I so wish i would be home with my family. Have our weekend routine with huge breakfast, walking the dog, watching stupid shows… pffffff

So i bought myself a big kannelbulle, watched Extreme Make Over (and cried as always), and i think i might try to bake a quiche later.

today the cute Erica from Sweats and Heart left me a comment saying she was going to Paris for the first time in May, and i thought of all places i’m missing there. And i thought, why not share with you my favorite places in Paris?  I just through out the ones that first came to my mind now but i’ll be updating.

1) Food and Drinks

2) Stores

3) museums and monuments

  • Trocadero (make sure you arrive by Trocadero to see the Eiffel Tower it’s the best view)

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  • St Michel area with all the small restaurants where you can eat snails and frogs for 10 euros 😉 ,
  • the Ile de la cité with the cathedrale

  • the latin area
  • the japonese area rue st Anne by the opera
  • the Halles
  • the Sacré Coeur where you can seat on the stairs and listen to one of the numerous singers performing live everday, while enjoying the view over Paris….

3) vintage stores

Boutique vintage Mamz’elle Swing 35 bis rue du roi de sicile Paris 3e

Boutique vintage Mamie 73 rue Rochechouart et Mamie Blue 69 rue de Rochechouart dans le 9e

Casablanca 17 rue Moret 11e

La Belle Epoque 10 rue du Poitou Paris 3e

La Jolie Garde-robe 15 rue des Commines Paris 3e

Iglaïne 12 Rue de la Grande Truanderie Paris 1er

Falbalas Marché aux Puces de Saint Ouen, Marché Dauphine,140 rue des Rosiers Saint Ouen ( Samedi – Dimanche- Lundi)

more to come 😉