sometimes..

anxiety takes over for no particular reason. Really frustrating. I found comfort, not in the espresso martini after a late new years day lunch, but in the words of this person who inspires me in so many ways…nothing special, words I’ve heard a million times before, but words I needed to read in this particular moment. ‘Roll the windows down, play the music louder’. I’ll get my driving license for example. I’ll play the music and I’ll reach some kind of milestone in my life. That’s one. There are other things as well. Can’t be more than that…decide, act and get things over and done with and move on! 2016. Enjoy;)

 

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#prayforparis

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The fact that I pray for Paris does not mean that lost souls in other parts of the world have less value, I simply pray for Paris, a place I can relate to and go to without feeling unsafe. I cannot relate to Baghdad as a place, and would never visit because it’s not safe. It’s unfair that ppl are living in such conditions, unfair, but so are a lot of things…so right now I pray that We can safely continue to visit European cities as before.  It was not only an attack against the people but against our values concerning freedom and our way of enjoying life.

Role model and / or hero

This morning we spoke about growing up with a role model in your life, someone you either looked up to and/or wanted to be like when you grow up, or someone you simply felt extra good being around, maybe because they had a very special kind of personality.

It’s just interesting to think about because I grew up in a small Swedish town where no one really stood out or had, sorry to say, much of a personality. I also had a very safe and happy childhood where I never felt the need to find strength in someone else. My family was always there for me, but at the same time, they were, in my eyes, “just” parents. Not role models. There’s a difference.

Who is a role model, really? Or a hero?

Is it someone who guides you towards becoming who you dream of being? Or is it someone who you look up to because of who they are?

 

Joules wellies on a rainy day

I think once you own a pair of these wellies, a rainy day won’t suck as much….

Today is one of those days, I can hear the rain and thunder as I open my eyes. Typical Sunday morning. I’m enjoying it though, not having to wake up early, and for once – no plans. Yesterday we took Aiden to his cousin in Ghargur and they went for an hour of trick or treat. We never did that as kids, Halloween wasn’t such a big thing, if even a thing, in Sweden back then. Now maybe yes, and here in Malta it’s become a very big deal over the past few years. The kids enjoy it and it looks kind of cosy when people decorate their houses and it surely lights up the dark. What I remember though from my childhood, is lighting candles at the graves of some relatives…The eve of All Saints we call it, it’s the same thing as Halloween in the sense of its original purpose, but we never did the whole pumpkin-dress up-trick or treat thing. So anyway, I’m going to continue my rainy Sunday with some reading and studying. Possibly some baking as well xx

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joules wellies. Rainy days don't have to suck.:

 

House of DVF s.2

I’m obsessed with this show and in just a couple of days the winner of season 2 will be crowned. I’m nervous. Why? I mean why am I nervous about something like that? It doesn’t affect me in one single way, but I believe I simply want the right thing to happen. For the sake of the world 😉

I feel like, if Cat wins, my gut feeling is completely thrown off. Can I be so wrong? Yes seriously, if Cat wins, I need to find a way to restore my faith in trusting another persons choice.

Anyway.

#TeamHannaBeth

Diane von Furstenberg and the cast of House of DVF Season 2 inside the DVF Studio. Learn more: http://on.dvf.com/1FfVrtA #HouseofDVF:

Update; Ooh I’m happy now!! As long as I’m right..you know 😉

Congrats BarbieBeth!

summer -15

I’ve finally managed to sit down for a few minutes and open the laptop – I missed the blog and the simple everyday routine of writing or browsing. This summer has so far been incredibly busy, not to mention the fact that the heat is really getting to me this year..more than usual.

We’ve been abroad twice plus a quick weekend break to Gozo, I’ve been working and we’ve also moved. When I say busy I don’t mean it all in a negative sense…actually the moving home was insanely tiring but we are so happy in our new place, so it was worth it!

Beauty-wise I’ve tried a lot of new products but the Maltese summer is not so much about prevention, it’s mostly about managing through the day! I’m talking major hair frizz from the humidity, dewy and somewhat dirty skin from the sticky air and at the same time hydrating because of drying AC air filled rooms.

I’ve fallen in love with the Ibuki skincare range from Shiseido, I’ll write about it in a bit. It’s great for anyone with a bit of a hectic lifestyle. I’m also trying some hair products which are helping my hair stay sane and healthy as opposed to dry and frizzy. Another exciting new launch is the unisex fragrance collection from Kenzo!

Stay tuned 😉

Dewy summer skin!

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