student life: communicative capitalism is the economic-ideological form wherein reflexivity captures creativity and resistance so as to enrich the few as it placates and diverts the many

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Photo on 24-10-2014 at 09.38 #2Well that heading was long…. And so was the first sentence in my book ‘Blog Theory’ by Jodi Dean.. It’s not really just about blogs, but more about the media world and its politics. This is a book I hope to finish today or tomorrow! I’m a quick walker, a quick talker and soon I’m sure I’ll be a quick reader too.. at least before the end of this year!

 

topic: power of self love

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I got goose bumps listening to this girl. The voice and power within her. Her stutter being the most real part of her.

It touched me as I have always had a bit of mild stutter. Especially when I speak fast, if I’m tired or get excited! But that does not stop me. I just have to remind myself to slow down sometimes. I have always been a quick walker and a quick talker :)

I always laugh at: when I worked at Inexcess fashion about 2 years ago, I sometimes could not pronounce Inexcess because of the ‘I’ so I always challenged myself when I picket up the phone to try to say it in a new way, to put the pronunciation where it was not supposed to be, even if it sounded strange! Matthew always (lovingly) laughed at it, that, out of all the letters in an alphabet I ended up at a company with one of the few letters which I have difficulties pronouncing. It is generally the letters ‘a’ ‘e’ and ‘i’.

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The fact that I sometimes stutter have never made me feel any less. I have had times in my life when it has been worse and I have had thoughts about speech therapy or energy block exercises just because it can sometimes be physically exhausting but mostly I don’t think about it at all! I can’t really remember the last time I stuttered, or maybe I’m just blocking it from taking up any of my precious thoughts. Whatever way, I got other more important and fun things to focus on in my life.

I’m so lucky to have Matthew, as he knows me so well, so when I start to speed up in my speech he touches me softly, helping me to remain calm and relaxed in my body. I’m just so excited about most things that it is hard to speak slow and I find it SO boring! From within my head, it sounds so strange speaking slow…

So whatever you have, that makes you YOU, on the inside or the outside, don’t let it stop you, ever. Loving yourself is the first step towards true happiness. And I will never stop being excited, if that comes with a bit of stutter, well then thats what makes me ME. No-one is perfect, and that is what makes us so awesome and unique!

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topic: my birthday dinner

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IMG_8674Screen Shot 2014-10-21 at 10.23.29I can’t believe that 40 of my friends and family made it for my birthday celebrations! When everyone got up to sing me Happy Birthday (Ja Må Hon Leva) in Swedish I felt so overwhelmed with Love and happiness! I rented the whole top floor of The Drapers Arms. Fantastic food and service!

Around 12 when the pub was closing, Matthew stood up and informed everyone we were having an after party at ours!

Screen Shot 2014-10-21 at 10.38.41Around 3 everyone hit the dance floor…

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Screen Shot 2014-10-21 at 10.40.04At around 4.30am in the morning we threw the last ones standing out… moments before falling asleep a I urged matthew to call our cleaner ‘RIGHT NOW!!’ to organise super early Sunday morning cleaning so we could wake up to a clean house… obviously he ignored me and half a second later I was asleep. While probably still a bit drunk we cleaned the house before it really hit me and all I wanted was to fall asleep on the sofa! Saturday was totally worth it, hanging hard the next day!

 

london: a day with freddie

 

 

Screen Shot 2014-10-21 at 10.54.58Cool industrial buildings in Camden.. would not mind to live in one of those in the future!

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Screen Shot 2014-10-21 at 10.56.32It turned out to be an awesome day with sunshine and fresh air! Great day for a walk along the canal.

Screen Shot 2014-10-21 at 10.57.15So so so happy! Have had an awesome weekend with family and friends. What more can you ask for?!

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Screen Shot 2014-10-21 at 11.00.09Walked passed the London Zoo along the canal in Regent’s park. Some funny looking birds came to say hello!

Screen Shot 2014-10-21 at 10.57.59Wearing Dad’s old Ray Bans. They are MASSIVE! Love them. Vintage silk scarf from Portobello Road and a vintage velvet long navy jacket bought several years ago in a charity shop in Fulham.

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Screen Shot 2014-10-21 at 11.02.00Loved spending some time with freddie!

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Spent yesterday morning and lunch with Freddie before he left to go back home to Sweden. We had a lovely long walk from my house, along the canal, past camden and Regent Park, down to Marylebone, passing Chiltern St with the end goal to find a nice lunch place serving vietnamese in Soho – which we did, Pho it’s called, awesome and good priced food!

It’s empty in the house now, after a weekend full on with family and friends. But I really need to study now, so guess an empty house is a good thing!

PHOTO HELP – I accidentally deleted lots of photos from my camera card – and really want to recover them. I know they are on there, as a used a demo program to see if they were. But all programs for actually recovering them are so expensive! Any ideas would be very helpful!

my style: birthday through my phone

IMG_8529I got this beautiful black 100% cashmere poncho from mum – she has the same in Taupe on the picture. Love it, I know already that it will be a favourite this fall and winter.

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We walked down to Camden before lunch. Sun was out and I’m sure it must have been 20 degrees!

IMG_8507We had lunch at the Caravan behind King’s Cross. Love that place. Great food, good prices and awesome atmosphere.

IMG_8538Matthew and I hosted dinner on my birthday, family and Moa. But Moa is family. Super nice evening! Pasta Bolognese <3

IMG_8551Matthew brought out one of his finest wines, magnum bottle of a vintage Barbaresco from a vineyard he visited earlier this year. Best wine I’ve ever had!

 

work: pilates hang out

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Hanging out with the studio dog Toffee today while working. Great company! Having a private Pilates session at 5pm and will after that head straight home and make it look nice and prepare dinner – mum, Ola and brother Freddie are coming to London tonight to stay with me! Woop! And brother Olle and Mathilde will join tomorrow too! Happiness delux!! All this because it’s my birthday tomorrow!

places: zimbabwe over new year

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01WHIL-IM1001-ivory-lodge-1475Activities-Hwange-National-Park.jpg-1200x228At the moment I’m finishing Matthew’s and my plans for Christmas and New Years. We are going down to South Africa where he is from, and where his sister and dad still lives. We will be away for 3 weeks, and one of those weeks will be spent in Zimbabwe, for some adventure time for just us, as well as the for wedding of Tess & Garth (where I’m a bridesmaid!). Above are images from Ivory Lodge in Hwange National Park where we will stay one night, in a tree lodge next to a waterhole, as well as go on two game drives, one in the afternoon and one the next morning at 5, to be able to see the sun rise and all animals before it gets too hot.

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We will also be staying here for two nights, at Victoria Falls Safari Lodge… HOW AMAZING?!

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eco: swap drink

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Last night I organised a give away/ swap evening with a couple of girl friends. We drank bubble, chatted, ate and swapped clothes with each other. I think this is a great way to support the planet, rather than throwing away things you don’t use or buying brand new, you get together like this and swap! I got rid of lots! My aim was to not get anything back, because I need to make space… but a few new things entered my wardrobe.. Like a beautiful silk chiffon dress I’m going to wear to a wedding Matthew and I are going to today.

Now its your turn, organise an eco drink with your friends and get rid of stuff you don’t need and you will maybe get new things someone else don’t want. Win win!

eco: skin routine

IMG_7466I got this comment a while back, and because I’ve been traveling lots I have not had the time to write an answer… but here we go!

Hey! I really like your blog! I’m also interested in healthy eating, yoga, lifestyle etc! I know you have perfect skin, but i have a question. My skin is never perfect, always two or three pimples, rashes etc. I cut out dairy and only drink almond milk, but still eating a bit of cheese. I eat healthy i general, run, do yoga and drink a lot of water. I also take fish oil pills and put coconut oil in smoothie, coffee etc. I don’t do a lot to my skin, since i’m reacting on almost everything. So i clean it at night, and some times use almond oil or a bit of creme. I seems like you know a lot about healthy lifestyle, so do you have a tip or anything ? /S

First thing first, I promise you I don’t have perfect skin. I always have some irritation or pimple or burst blood vessel’s on my face – I have just like you, a VERY sensitive skin. And I must admit, from reading your comment, I promise you, you are more healthy than me!

Anyway.. I thought I would give you my tricks to a healthy skin. First of all – I don’t use ANY non natural creams on my face. I only ever moisturise with raw coconut oil, raw E vitamin oil or a mix of other natural oils such as avocado oil and clementine oil.. I only scrub my face in the evening (with natural scrub, such as homemade bicarbonate scrub) to get rid of all the dirt from living in London – and in the morning I only wash with luke warm water.

But there is one thing more important to the above – water! Especially my hot cups (at least 3) of water every morning before breakfast – I boil water as if I would have tea, but skip the tea bag and drink just the water – its AMAZING for the body and skin. Your tummy will feel like you are having an instant detox and your skin will be fresh and radiant after continue with this routine.

You seem like you have made the right choices already, when it comes to food! I know that if I eat wheat, dairy or sugar my skin gets irritated. But I would have such a boring life if I could not eat those ingredients (cheese, chocolate, pasta…). So I just balance what I eat, when I eat it etc. And I know I have to pay for it the next day with bloated tummy and irritated face – but its worth it sometimes.

However, once my birthday has passed (end of next week!) I will do an alcohol, wheat, dairy and sugar detox. MUCH NEEDED after this summer. Will post on the blog how I’m going to do it and maybe you can do it with me!

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