Life is too short, love Sweden !

At least for one day ūüôā

Yesterday was Sweden’s national day. It was also the 3rd edition of Make Musik Sthlm, the swedish version of the french F√™te de la musique that was started here in 2010 by my friend and colleague at the time, Alice.

The national day has been a holiday for only a few years (since 2005 if ¬†i remember correctly) and swedes are not really into it but every year you see more and more people dressed up, waving flags… and listening to music !!

¬†We got super lucky with the weather, it’s been crap the last week but just yesterday we actually had some sun and about 17 degres ! We spent the day walking around, stopping to listen to bands..or to eat ūüôā

♥Au moins pour une journée !

Hier, c’√©tait donc la f√™te nationale en Su√®de, et egalement la 3e edition de Make Musik Sthlm, la version su√©doise de la f√™te de la musique, instaur√© √† Stockholm en 2010 par ma coll√®gue de l’√©poque et amie, Alice.

La f√™te nationale n’est feri√© que depuis quelques ann√©es (2005 si je ne me trompe pas) du coup ce n’est pas vraiment rentr√© dans les moeurs, mais tout de m√™me chaque ann√©e on remarque de plus en plus de jaune et bleu, de drapeaux…et de musique ! Nous avons eu une chance folle avec le temps qui a √©t√© plut√īt pourri ces derniers temps disons le, mais hier nous avec presque pu bronzer ! Nous avons pass√© la journ√©e √† nous promener, nous¬†arr√™tant¬†pour √©couter de la musique…et manger‚ô•

Midsommar 2011

For those who were “here” last year you might remember that for the last midsommar me and my friends had a blast being stuck on an island. This year, we decided to play it safe and didn’t use a boat. We rented a “stuga” by a lake. It was perfect !¬† We had so much fun !

We were 8 french people but we brought we us 2 swedes who made sure that we followed the rules of Midsommar:

dancing around the midsommar flaggstaff

wearing wreaths…

Swimming…

and eating soooo much food, doing so many barbecue that you feel you’re¬†going to explode.

Midsommar, first episod

DAY 1

On friday we had a bicycle / kayak trip with Alice. The weather was perfect and we discovered a totally new face of Stockholm !

I took my first dip of the year, in SWEDEN ! In the water i distincly remember being frozen about 4 months ago !

It was awesome.

We made a great friend.

Joakim the purple duck

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V√©lo et kayak, merveilleux moyens (eco friendly, on est su√©dois ou on ne l’ai pas) de d√©couvrir STHLM.
Et de se faire des amis canard. Joakim le canard mauve.

red day

january 6th is a ready here in Sweden. Thank you for that. It’s the first time in a loooong time that i spent so much time in bed. And it feels goooood.
Breakfast in bed, reading in bed, listening to Robbie Williams in bed, watching friends in bed. I just got up to clean up a little and put up my xmas present from my dear friend Amandine, that adorable garland !¬† I’m not sure mon amoureux will like it but…¬†but well¬†dear, you’re not here so you don’t have a say ! Na !

Aujourd’hui, pas √©cole !!! Vive le 6 janvier, jour feri√© ici en Su√®de ! Que c’est bon de se pr√©lacer au lit toute la journ√©e, et de profiter de l’absence de mon amoureux pour red√©corer √† mon go√Ľt ūüėČ

i’m living w/ a swede !!!

When you live with a swede… (second row, second from the left)

Quand on vit avec un suédois (deuxième rang, deuxième en partant de la gauche)

abba

there are certain rules that must be followed….

like:

loving Abba, spending sundays at IKEA, eating meat balls, recycling everything…

Il y a quelques règles à suivre:

aimer Abba, passer son dimanche √† IKEA, manger des boulettes de viande, recycler tout ce qui nous passe sous la main…

therulesoflivingtogether

But most of the time… mais la plupart du temps…

boiteverte

(here is something you didn’t expect/ voici quelque chose que tu n’attendais pas)

moving in with someone is … always an adventure and never quite what you expected. / Enm√©nager avec quelqu’un est une aventure, et ce n’est jamais exactement ce que l’on attendait.

This week is being crazy. I come in at 8h30 and leave at 6h30, im exhausted and really stressed. Tomorrow is my first “student fair”. I’m supposed to answer people’s questions about going to study in France. I’m nervous. / Cette semaine est super charg√©e. je fais du 8h30 – 6h30, je suis crev√©e et stress√©e, demain, premier forum √©tudiants….

On monday we went to see swedish Idol live (we got free tickets somehow). It was fun. The stage is freaking small. As well as the candidates actually !/Lundi soir on a √©t√© voir “la nouvelle star” su√©doise en live (pour une raison inconnue on a eu des tickets gratuits), c’√©tait marrant. le plateau est minuscule, mais pas autant que les candidats ! (en tout cas bien meilleur niveau qu’en France!)

On tuesday we went to the premier of a french movie here in Stockholm, called “Je l’aimais” in french, ” i loved her” in english and weirdly enough “jag √§lskade honom” in swedish (honom meaning “him”). We got free tickets from the embassy. Kinda cool ! / Mardi, c’√©tait la premi√®re en Su√®de du film fran√ßais “je l’aimais” avec Daniel Auteuil, ils ont traduit √ßa par “jag √§lskade honom” (sachant que honom veut dire “lui”, j’ai pas compris…) Bref, on a eu des tickets gratuits par l’Ambassade…la classe ūüėČ

i’m super tr√∂tt nu (tired now) so …pizza och …bed. Je suis √©puis√©e, pizza et dodo.

The day after the Swedish Theme

swedenfeet

was a really nice evening. Some played the “Sweden” Theme more than others. I looked at all of them and felt sad knowing they are such a big part of my life and i’ll be leaving them for quite a long while…

This is what i wore (next pic)…but with my yellow shoes ūüôā¬† The tights are new from yesterday shopping med Mom … couldn’t find rapsberry¬†ones though ūüė¶¬†¬† But what do you think of my new cardigan?¬† I think i have an ENORMOUS crush on¬†it ūüôā¬†

soir√©e tr√®s sympa entour√© de mes amis plus ou moins “Su√©dis√©s”… quel choc √ßa va √™tre de ne plus les avoir autour de moi… Voil√† ma tenue de la soir√©e, port√©e avec les¬†ballerines jaunes. Les collants¬†bleues sont tout neuf de mon shopping d’hier avec maman, mais pas de collant¬†framboises ūüė¶¬† Par contre, gros gros coup de coeur sur ce gilet bleu….¬†¬†¬†

bluecardian

Goodbye Sailors

today im having my Goodbye party… it’s a weird feeling.

1) i don’t feel im leaving yet (eventhough √§lskling already moved in to our appartement !)

2) i don’t even know who’s coming or not !

3) i didn’t plan anything special cause i just didn’t have time, i told everyone the theme is : Sweden ….and i don’t kwow what to do about it !

so i guess i’ll just dress in yellow & blue and put on the HELLO SAILORS very loud ūüôā

They are swedes, and they are just the perfect amount of weirdness and style. I love it. ¬†¬†(sorry for the poor quality of my video though, doesn’t¬†do them¬†justice !)

 

here’s their myspace

aujourd’hui je fais ma f√™te d√©part….c’est bizarre..je n’ai pas l’impression de partir bient√īt…. j’ai dit √† tout le monde que le th√®me √©tait “Su√®de” et c’est con parceque je ne sais pas trop quoi faire..et je ne sais m√™me pas qui vient…je n’ai rien pr√©par√© faute de temps…je pense que je vais finir habill√©e en jaune et bleu et mettre HELLO SAILORS √† fond , parce qu’ils sont su√©dois et d√©gent√©s, comme je les aime ūüôā

sweet summer where did you go?

tinypinkcloud

omg i miss summer so much already…being working like crazy on my dissertation and presentations i didn’t even realize summer was slowly going away. And today my co worker mentioned the hard, freezing and dark winter in Stockholm and i totally freaked out !¬†Will Mo even survive her first winter in¬†Sweden?¬† Follow¬†her to¬†find out ūüėȬ†¬†

l’√©t√© me manque d√©j√† tellement…je suis¬†tellement la t√™te dans mon m√©moire que je ne l’ai¬†pas¬†entendu s’en aller. Et aujourd’¬†hui ma coll√®gue m’a parl√© des longs hiver froid et noir de la Su√®de et j’ai compl√®tement paniqu√© ! Survivrai-je mon premier hiver au pays du meuble en kit?

candy

the little french in the swedish prairie !

my 12 days in Sweden were perfect.

Perfect weather, perfect lazyness, and perfect shopping ūüėȬ†¬†

Myrorna rocks my world.

So here’s the dress i found there for 8 euros.

At first i tried it on as a joke but √§lskling said it was really cute, so i looked at it more carefully and well..indeed it’s adorable ! …well¬†at least i think it is.¬† With my cow boy hat from the Wild West it’s just a perfect “prairie” match (if that means¬†anything)¬†

 

pinkdress

 

ps : Crispin rocked her exams…rank 17 out of 2000 contestants…She’ll be¬†a doctor one day !!

Burnt by the sun…i’m a cooked raspberry

ok. So Sweden’s sun can burn you. I learnt my lesson. I look like a crayfish. No kidding.

Despite that, sunday was awesome,¬†we drove to Ales Stenar (a place were Vikings put up big rocks in circle…),Ystad, we went to a beautiful sand beach, and passed some beautiful churches.

On monday we went to¬† one of the 2 Myrorna second hand shop….damn i love that place… I tried on a lot of stuff and got myself a pair of Tiger of Sweden jeans (apparently they are super expensive) for 5 euros, and a dress that can’t be described so I’ll try to post a pic as soon as i¬†look human again (the dress is pink, and red and pink are not a perfect match).¬†¬†

So i’ll just¬† show you how Crispin drew me !!!!! Finally a pic of me i like ūüėČ

 

crispinraspberrymms