Saturday, 28 November 2009

This is turning out to be a "million post day"...

Trawling through the interweb for a new layout
for my dear blog is soul destroying...
What makes it even more depressing is the fact that I had
found a really nice one, that I'm sure I saved somewhere, but now I can't find it..!

If anyone fancies helping me out, please feel free!

sab x

p.s. My bloody spotify seems to be on the blink today as well.
Think I might just give up and finish the book I'm reading about the Rwandan genocide...


Dear Santa part 3

If one of my presents this year happened to contain these
beauties I would be one of the happiest bunnies in the world!

I wouldn't say no to the black version either...

sab x


I think I might (through extensive googling) worked out what kesella is!
On an american forum kinda place it said that kesella is kvarg which in english is Quark...
Think I'm going to try that, since tomorow is the first of advent
and I really want some lusse katter!

This would be so much easier if I just knew what kesella actually
looks/tastes like... But I just can't picture it.
I mean I did manage to find fil in England!
(this article states that [cultured] buttermilk is not the same as fil
I say it is. Or at least as close as you'll get in Britain!)

Mamma - what do you think?
sab x

festive cheer?!

Ugh, the shopping was just as bad as I'd imagined.
I've spent loads of money but feel like I've only just scratched the surface...

And there was so much festive cheer everywhere.
After shopping for a while I realised I hadn't eaten all day
so I went to Costa and had a panini and hot chocolate.
All around me were people talking and laughing,
surrounded by their shopping bags full of presents and the like.
And there I was, scowling and wishing I could cancel christmas!

Bah! frickin' Humbug! indeed...

Now I've had a cup of tea, a chat with my darling G
and calmed down a bit.
Of course, listening to this song on repeat also helped!

I blame my sister and Scandinavian Kitchen for my lack of festive cheer.
My sister for prancing round in Asia, leaving me to do the
X-mas pressie shopping by myself.
And Scandi Kitchen for not yet selling vort limpa (seasonal swedish bread).
Or indeed selling kesella so I could have baked my own lussebullar.
Those two things could maybe get me in the mood...

I think I'm going to have a nap now then get on with things...
sab x

Last minute girl, that's my name!

I've just booked my tickets to Sweden.
It was very expensive...
I'd had this idea that this year I was going to be organised
and not run around doing everything last minute.
Including paying lots for my plane tickets!
That obviously didn't happen...

Oh well, guess you can't teach an old dog new tricks.
And I do feel like a very old dog today.
My throat's been hurting all week
and one of my tonsils has been swollen.
Today it seems to have developed into a full blown cold.
Or maybe it's actually piggy this time.
Who knows?

All I know is that I don't have time to be ill!
So off I go to buy christmas presents etc...
Joy of joys!
A saturday spent, in the run-up to christmas, fighting the crowds in various shops
whilst also fighting the urge to lie down, curl up and cry for my mummy...

I'm feeling very Bah! Humbug!
sab x

Friday, 27 November 2009

I'm back!

You can't even imagine what it's like for someone
like me to live without an internet connection!
I need my daily blog-fix.
Both writing my own and reading other people's.

Well our connection is fixed!
It was actually fixed yesterday, but it seems our router had
taken against Big Dave (my laptop) while it was down.
For some reason it spent last night refusing me to connect...

I shall write a proper post soon, just have a weeks worth of blogs, emails etc
to catch up on first!

sab x

Wednesday, 18 November 2009

Holidays are coming...

I've just realised that I'm going back to Sweden for christmas in a month!
(that's if I ever pull my finger out and buy my tickets...)

I've been even more unorganised than ever this year.
I haven't bought any presents yet, apart from the thing me and my
globe trotting sis have planned, and I just now realised that I haven't
even started my christmas cards yet!

I guess that will just have to be added to the list of things to do this weekend.
Maybe I'll have to light a fire under my sis' bf to get him to
do me those stencils...

Now to trawl the internet for stash and plane tickets!
sab x

p.s. I haven't actually seen a Coca Cola ad yet this year.
And I hate myself for saying this but it just doesn't feel like
the holidays are coming until I do...

Tuesday, 17 November 2009

Dear Santa part 2

Speaking of adding to lists:

More crimbo pressie suggestions:

A nice big basket for my room keep all my random crap in.
Some pretty shoes (since my favourite ones where stolen!)
And if you're feeling really generous, a digital SLR.
It doesn't have to be a fancy one.
In fact it would probably be best if it wasnt...

And yes.
This list will probably be added to some more!

sab x

Time for a re-think?

I've been looking at my blog.
And thinking...

Umming and Ahhing...

I think there are going to be some changes.
These last few days I've spent every spare minute of my days blog hopping.
And I've seen some things in other peoples' blogs, certain elements, that I like.
That I want to introduce to my own.

Sometimes this blog feels slightly unstructured.
This can sometimes make me a bit stressed and unable to think of anything worthwhile to post.

The winds of change are blowing!

First of all the look of the blog is going to change.
It feels to dark and cluttered.
I don't care if I lose any gadgets/widgets (wadgets? gidgets?)...

Second - I want to change the tone of the blog.
I want to write about interesting things.
I want to engage people (a bit of dialogue wouldn't go amiss either) and make them think.
Now, I don't mean just talking about "important" things and issues and stuff.
Just more thought out, well written longish posts (be they about politics or jamming).

Third - I need to find a happy medium between the "proper" posts
and the short, multiple ones prattling on about my hangover.
They're staying.
If that's what I feel like writing about then I will.
Just maybe not all day everyday for a month...

Fourth - And this goes back to structure.
I want to introduce some sort of recurring thing.
Think "fashion blog" outfit of the day.
But obviously not that. I'm not turning it into a comedy blog!

This list will probably be added to.
But for now, this is my jumping off point.
Now I just need to put it into practice!

Off to make myself a (de-caff obviously) cuppa and start work on this project.
Gotta love a project!

Sab x

Sunday, 15 November 2009


The mission was a success!
Made it all the way to the kitchen and ate two open face sandwiches
with cheese and cucumber whilst the two eggs were being boiled.
Washed it all down with a carton of orange juice.
I feel so much better now!

Think I'll have a nap now and prepare to do it all again tonight...
sab x

Hangover Hell

After a few hours of wishing someone would bring me a pizza,
debating whether or not I'd make it to subway and back,
dreaming of crisps and veg and dip,
I have now decided to make myself a cheese sandwich.

Hmmm, and maybe boil a couple of eggs...

Off I go!
Sab x

(If you don't hear from me again the mission was unsuccessful.)

Thursday, 12 November 2009

Dear Santa

Just in case you think I've been a good girl and want to drop some pressies
off for me, here's a little list to help you:

Various Swedish goodies (salty liquorice, god morgon fullkornsvalling, appelmos,
messmor pa tub etc)
Good Swedish books (Mark Levengood, Jonas Gardell etc)
Nice craft papers from that shop in Vindeln
Stephen King books (in English)
A (winning) lottery ticket
Nail polish in funky colours

Thanks in advance!
sab x

Wednesday, 11 November 2009

Achy Breaky Hands

I think I'm doing this crochet thing wrong...
Surely your hands are not supposed to ache so much you wanna chop 'em off after 10 mins?!
I think I need to work on relaxin them. My hands that is.
And stop gripping the damn thing like my life depends on it!

Nothing else to report.
I'm off to bed now.
Sab x

Tuesday, 10 November 2009

Pig Pox

Btw, forgot an important piece of information.
(I know you're all so interested in my life!)
Six kids from the little angel's class were home from school with flu symptoms on friday.
Today it was eight.
There are all sorts of rumours flying around...
I think we've all prety much convinced ourselves it's the piggy flu.

I can feel myself getting sicker by the minute...
My throat's tickly.
My head aches.
Didn't I have to blow my nose twice today?

Or maybe it's just my hypochondria.

cough cough
sab x

Growing pains

I'm crocheting.
I'm crocheting a blankety type thing for my dad's impending new baby.
The baby he's having with a woman younger than me.
A year and a half after he split up with his wife who died in May.
I'm being a good person.

I'm torn on this issue...
On the one hand:
My dad's happy, so I'm happy for him.
And you know, I'm gonna have another little bro or sis, that's exciting right?
On the other hand:
The little sibling will be living in eritrea and I won't know him or her.
My dad is 60. And his missus is younger than me.
I'm still sad about my stepmum.

So, I'm trying.
I'm putting together a little package to send them.
I've bought a cute romper suit. And a teddy/blanky.
And I'm crocheting.

Aren't I grown up?!

Sunday, 8 November 2009

Nothing. Nada. Zilch

Have just informed Facebook that my mind is blank.
Completely shattered from a day of doing nothing much at all.
Fought the crowds in Camden with Bro.
Booked appointment for a tattoo.
Hung out with Bro, Alan, Darren and James.
Came home.

Now I'm going to bed!
sab x

Saturday, 7 November 2009

The beast is back!

Well, that was interesting...
Last weekend I decided to take a little break form t'internet.
I spend most of my evenings blogging, bloghopping, on various forums and generally serfing.
Not that there's anything wrong with that, guess I just wanted to see if I could go a week without it.
And I could!!!
I did however read.
A lot!
Monday I read Twilight.
Tuesday I started New Moon and finished it wednesday.
Then I started Eclipse and finished it Thursday.
And finally Thursday and Friday I read Breaking Dawn.
And now I want my week back!
I don't understand why everyone loves these books so much?!
I only read them so obsessively because when it comes to reading I'm, well, obsessive...
When I start a book I can't relax or think about anything else until I've finished it
and since these rubbish books tie together I had to read them all.

I never intended to read them but on monday i had nothing to do at work and Twilight was
lying around so I started browsing it and you can guess the rest...
The girl thought I should read it, even though she thinks it's rubbish, because she said Bella is just like me.
And she was kind of right!
For those of you who haven't read the books (Don't!!) she is quite accident prone.
Falls over a lot. Hurts herself. That kind of thing...
The kids I look after can tell straight away if I'm having what we call "a bad day".
They involve me falling over a lot. Hurting myself. Dropping things. That sort of thing...
Once the boy suggested we play some game and his sister said: I'm not sure. It involves a lot of running and Sabina will hurt herself!

I'm OK with that though.
After about the hundreth fall in public you kinda learn not to be embarrassed!
Oh well...

Feels good to be back!
(Happy now mum?!)
Sab x