Wednesdays is AW days. It is in the middle of the week and also known for being called “little-Saturday”. Perfect choice for having standing AWs.
Last week i went with some friends from the office to play pool and after the pool to have some dinner at an really nice Italian restaurant close by.
Yesterday i went to meet up a friend who is working close to Medborgarplatsen. We went for some smaller dishes to share and some beers. Really nice, good times.
This was one of my latest treat to myself. Veggie Pizza & IPA (yes its a fav drink)
One thing that i find really important in life is to treat yourself. Not everyday & always of course. But every now and than. I mean, how fun is it if your weeks is only “waking up going to work, leaving work going home, watching tv go to bed”, and than you do that all over again until the weekend comes.
Sometime during the week i think it is important to do something different, to change the pattern and treat yourself. Thats why i try to go for an AW once every week (and no i dont mean to go out and get drunk, i would not manage to do my job if i did), but go out and have dinner, meet up with some friends, have a glass of wine, go to the cinema. Just something to break the pattern that most of us have in our everyday life.
Im sorry guys, but i have not been motivated to blog lately. Not because something happens, i just didnt feel it. But i will get back at it soon. I think one solution would be a new design, i am kind of bored with this one right now.
Since i am already in a little bit of a complaining mood, i would like to talk about something that i had totally forgot about during my years abroad. The public transport in Stockholm.. Come on!
I think it has been something wrong 80% of the days since i got beck here. And the crowded trains with people sneezing, people who cough. And for some reason, i always manage to get behind a person with a backpack, and this backpack always gets squeezed into my stomach or face..
Than i noticed some other very very annoying things, not really about the transport itself, but stuff that people do on the public transport. I am sorry if you who reads are one of them, but not everyone digging everything and there will always be someone to complain, right now it will be me!
1. People who thinks that their handbag needs a seat. The buss/subway is crowded, people are trying to find somewhere to sit or stand.. and there you are, taking up two seats, one for you and one for your bag.
2. People who talk unnaturally loud in their mobile phones. And now i dont mean people who just have a loud voice, i dont care much about that, but i experienced some real screamers, where i am pretty sure that the people the train passes by, also is hearing the conversation.
3. People who is whispering to them self… Maybe it doesnt happen that often, but it still happens and thats enough. Like i am sitting on my spot, having happy thoughts and than suddenly a person next to me start whispering to herself.. like it kind of freaks me out. It seriously feels like something is reading a curse over me.
4. The staring ones. I mean its okay to look at people, i do. I like to look at people. The world is full of beautiful people that deserves to be looked at!
But when you have someone in front of you that is staring for 10 min +, not moving the face at all, looks super serious.. Thats creepy.. It almost feeling like someone of Escobars guys is coming to pick me up.
5. The “cool” kids that playing loud music on the buss/subway.. And for some reason it is always HipHop. EARPHONES, please! I dont think the whole crowd on the public transport are dying to listen to Jay Z, Snoop Dog and poop cat the whole way to wherever they are going.
Okay.. i could continue for a while but i am done now 😀 And i am actually not in that bad of a mood that it might have sounded like in this text, i am actually in a pretty good mood, its Friday guys! 😀
With a lot of old faces i have not seen for a while. During Friday i went out for dinner with my family to celebrate my sisters birthday. After that i went to the city to meet up with some old workmates from Malta that was visiting Sweden. It was really nice to see them again and it was a nice evening.
Yesterday a friend had his birthday so i went for a birthday party at his place and met up with some old good friends i have not seen in a long time. Actually, last time i saw them was in Malta too. So it ended up being a real Malta weekend with a lot of fun. Luckily i didnt have too much drinks which means i feel great today and have had a really productive day when it comes to organizing my things in the house and cleaning… really needed to do that for a while now.
Only Thursday tomorrow but the Black Friday has been going on the whole week. And i am trying to tell myself not to shop so much, especially since it is the last days before salary. But me doesnt listen to me. So this week i have clicked home a jacket, a pair of shoes, socks (fun i know), training bag and a pair of training pants. So now its enough… until Friday! 😀
Well at least i bought my things on this huge fake sale event called Black Friday. I call it fake since most of the web sites i visit to buy stuff from has a discount like this on things all the year around. But its nice anyway, lets hope this was some extra that they had 😉
Have you guys bought anything on Black Friday week yet? 🙂
How lucky aren’t i that have such an awesome summer place to go visit whenever i want to take a break from the city. And yes ironically i write summer place and yet you can see it is snow on the pictures. Well, it has always been my summer place and i have only spent my summers there, until now. So maybe i should start calling it my free time place? My relaxing sanctuary? or just nu countryside house.
Well, i was there last weekend with my family to just have a nice relaxing time, eating good food and watch movies and series. Just finished 2 series that are totally amaze-balls! I will write about them in a blog post that is soon to come.
But yes, when i feel like i really need to take a relaxing break, i go to my countryside house (we agree to that name?) and just relax, watch stuff, read, taking a sauna, having a bath in the hot outdoor bath tub and use all the kind of face masks and creams that i could ever think about.
What do you guys do when you need some relaxing me-time?
I think this could have been the best gift ever to my boyfriend… he just loves his drone.
And here we go being sick again… what is this? Well i actually have figured something out, why i am getting sick all the time lately. For you who doesn’t know already, i am not eating meat, i do eat fish but thats not everyday. So i think my immune system is a little bit pissed at me since my body probably does not get enough protein… and i am working out. So this upcoming month, i will try to find everything that contains a lot of protein that is not meat and include it in my daily meals. Hopefully it will help..
That also means that i will share awesome meat free meals with you guys, that still contains protein! Cuz i guess i am not the only one out there that try to cut down on the meat or stop eating it completely.
Okay, i have been trying out SEVERAL gyms the last years. Both in Sweden and Malta. I have had a very hard time to chose only one and than stick with it, until i tried BrucePass App and gym membership.
At one point i was a member of 3 different gyms at the same time. Since two of them offered different gym classes and they were both great, and i also wanted to do some boxing training. So yeah, 3 gym membership it was. Not the cheapest solution but it worked.
Now when i came back to Sweden i was really excited to find a new gym to become a member (we have a little bit more to chose between in Sweden than Malta, which make sense sizsewise). But seriously, the prices for most of the gyms? Its ridiculous. I saw one gym that looked really nice, it was a crossfit gym which would fit me perfectly since i love to do hard workout classes. But it was like 120 euro per month? come on! Is the equipment made of gold? And is the staff pouring the water down your throat when you get thirsty during your workout?
Nah, lets continue looking. And i am glad i did, cuz among my way cam Bruce, the new man in my life, the saver, the gym membership of many choices and my new favorite app.
Brucepass training membership works simply as this: You download the app to your smartphone, create a profile and chose a membership. If you chose a 12 month membership it is 60 euro per month. Otherwise it is 70 euro per month, but than you can decide to quit your membership and stop paying whenever you want to.
So why is Bruce so much better than the other gyms? Because Bruce is not a gym, it is a lot of gyms. Hundreds of gyms around Stockholm & Göteborg has connected to Bruce Pass. You can search by type of training or by location. Everyday is filled with a mix of funny gym classes to attend to, you just have to book it from your app and head over to the place where the workout is executed. You can chose from aerobic classes, BodyPump, Dance, Yoga, Boxing, Functional training, open gym, mom workouts and much more.
It is perfect for you who like to do workouts with variation, or try new, different types of training. And i am really happy with it so far.
If you a curious to try it out, just go to Bruce and create a profile and a membership. If you enter the code: fridas1 when starting your membership, you will get a 10 euro discount on your first month.