Busy life

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After a very busy week at work I’m happy to be back in Stockholm for the weekend. No deadlines to think of for two days! Just the weekend… relaxation… do whatever I want in the company of my hubby! 🙂

Normally you can get very stressed when arriving at the central station during rush hour but yesterday it felt fine. I actually thought it much less stressful than my work week! People walking quickly to whatever their destination might be. Hopeful about the weekend and a few days rest maybe… It’s interesting to stand in such a location and look around. People everywhere… everyone walking in the same pace and in the same direction, if not, well people might walk over you. God forbid you walk in the wrong direction on the wrong side… 🙂

I love being back in the city!

Stunning photos

Pinterest truly is an amazing place! I find so many cool ideas and amazing photos that it’s unbelievable. How did I ever survive without it!? 😉 Today I found a fantastic Fall photo (see embedded image below). It looks like it’s taken out of a dream. The photographer is Evgeni Dinev and I went to his website and started reading his blog. His photos are just breathtaking! I have no words to describe them… you better check them out yourself! I promise you’ll love them too!!

When I see fantastic photos like this I just want to attend a photography course and go to the airport and travel for the rest of my life. 🙂

Sunday morning walk

It was so beautiful outside this morning that I just had to take a walk after breakfast! It was -14C outside so I dressed in warm clothing and at 9.15 I went outside. The sunshine was barely shining through the clouds and even though it wasn’t as sunny as yesterday it was fabulous to be outside anyway. The trees where all dressed in white and it was very quiet outside, no people… barely any cars…

Cherry trees

Yesterday morning we went into town and looked at the Cherry trees at Kungsträdgården. It was a gorgous day so we sat on the park bench enjoying the trees, fountains and an ice cream. Here are a few pictures of the beautiful Cherry trees in full bloom:

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In the evening I went to the hair dresser in order to get my hair done and then we headed to a place called Modellfabriken (a photo studio) where I first got make up put on (Mathias just got some powder) and then we had a photo session. At first we had 117 pictures which we narrowed down to 15. We got all the photos on a CD to take with us home right away, but we also purchased two print-outs that we'll hang on the wall. Here is one of our pictures and if you want to see another one take a look at the "about me-page" (if you read this in a blog reader or get it through email you need to visit the actual blog!) where I've posted another picture.

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Photo sessions

The last three days have included 2 photo sessions… nice! And, it will be many more during the summer months. Now, when I'm not working I've decided to start practicing my photo skills more, and hopefully I'll manage to start courses this fall. I had planned to do it during the Spring already but decided to wait until later this year because we had so many other things going on.

After many months of looking I finally found a photo bag online which looked like something I might want, so Thursday I went to the store and bought it. On Friday, with my new photo bag at home, I decided to try it out by going on a little excursion to Drottningholm–the Royal residence. The bus ride took around 35 minutes and then I spent 2 hours in the gardens. I took some nice photos but I haven't transfered them to the computer yet, but as soon as I do I'll post some on the blog, so stay tuned…

Today we went to my parents place. My brother got his new car, a Volkswagen Golf R32, Thursday so he came and picked us up. He wanted help with taking picture of his new car so on our way to my parents–actually my brothers place too as he lives in the house next door–we stopped at some places and Mathias took the pictures. Most of them turned out great and Mathias managed to get some "new" and interesting angles of the car. My brother is going to post them on his website, www.toffeonline.com, as soon as they are ready. I also got the chance to test drive the new car, and it was very nice. I'm starting to miss not having a car and being able to drive, so it was nice to drive his. I'm keeping my fingers crossed he'll let me do it soon again. 🙂 The good thing with his car is that it's an automatic. I haven't used a stick for 7 years so I'm quite cautions about it. I know I need to start driving with a stick as when I finally get around to take my Swedish drivers license–need to do it this summer as my US license is only valid in Sweden for one year–I want to do my drivers test with a manual transmission as I otherwise only can drive with automatic per Swedish law. (I have not verified that is still the law, but I assume it is…)

But back to taking photos… at my parents place I had my 2nd photo session by the waterside. Those pictures are still in the camera too, but I'll try to upload them as well within the next days. Below is a picture of the wild flowers I picked in my parents yard and which are now standing on my kitchen table… (sorry for the quality as this is taken with my iPhone)

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