On April 7 Stockholm was hit by the first terrorist-attack that killed other people than the perpetrator (first time was 2010, and that guy blew himself up). 5 people have died, among those an 11-yearold girl. 15 were injured.
You know how I´ve been fighting a never-ending hair-war? Well, I´m happy to report I´m pretty pleased with my new hair-do!
It´s not vintage, or ver y long but it brings out my natural curls and waves and works with the frizz instead of against it. I think that´s the way to go… Continue reading
In November I realised I would spend 6 months in perpetual darkness. This is of course something that a Swede would be aware of, because it happens every year, but if we did not forget every Spring, how would we survive? Right?
When my mother was moved to a nursing-home because her Alzheimer could no longer be treated at home, my bother and I had to clean out our parents flat. My father passed away in 1994 and my mother had saved everything since then. Of course she had had cleaning-help during her illness, but it was not their job to throw away stuff. So my brother and I spent a good three weeks cleaning and throwing and selling…
That is when I first got introduced to the concept of death-cleaning, which has become a bit of a trend in my own age-group (and beyond). So what does it mean? Well, it doesn’t have to imply that you will kick the bucket anytime soon! It just means you will not leave to your loved ones to clean out the house from crap when you are gone, and let me tell you, it will only make them remember you in a better way!
I was going to post more regularly about my style, that was my plan. But as plans often do, that fell flat to the ground after a visit to the hairdresser…
I have been going to the same hairdresser for 30 years, she is like an old friend, but now and again I have been unfaithful. Why? Simply because I´ve wanted to change my style or because I have wanted someone else to give me a new input on my hairstyle.
Because of my change of style this time around I decided to be unfaithful again. So I researched carefully, because there is nothing worse than having your hair ruined. It grows back, but it takes ages!!! I haven’t been in many hairdressing-salons in the last 30 years, so I didn’t know which one was supposed to be the best these days, but after careful consideration I booked the one with the best reviews on several sites and decided it would be worth the money.
I would perhaps expect a fashionable salon to have that discreet air of sophistication about it, you know, but there was very little of that. It was extremely noisy, my hairdresser was late and the customers had to wait around in a small, dark space next to the staff-room. The staff was friendly, but it became clear to me that no matter what I said I would get a cut from the salons “fall collection”. Which is probably why the senior stylist spent an hour trying to tame my naturally curly and wavy hair into straight submission. Straight hair is obviously the Thing. Unfortunately my hair does´t do straight. Nor submission.
I am not going to show you pictures. The day after my hair was a total mess. It cost twice what my usual hairdresser charges and the only thing I was pleased with was the color. That was really good! Not that jet black is that hard to do…
Well, guess that was my last attempt for a while to try something new in the hair-area. But I do still need a great new style, lets see if I can muster the courage to try again anytime soon:)
At this moment in my life I´m trying to find a balance between work and free time, being a mom and letting go and getting to grips with being single and on my own for the first time in sooooo many years.
I sometimes travel for work, most of the time in Sweden. I have never taken photos before when doing this as it just does not seem like blog-material to me. But realizing that most people who read my blog are not Swedish, I think you may enjoy some pics from around the country? If not, let me know and I will stop!!!
Well, after a lovely “almost” week in Gotland it was time to face reality again. Back to work.
So apart from taking writing-classes I have been going to seminars and having a great time! I even met some new people that I hope I will stay in touch with.
Yesterday I took a full day of writing classes at Crimetime. I don´t write crime but I figured that did´t matter too much, since writing is writing after all and you need a story, characters etc in any kind of genre-writing.