Week 17 / a musical one


Watched Someone Great on Netflix, and obviously had to listen to this after that:


As Lisa pointed out that die Ärzte & Farin Urlaub are now on Spotify:

Reading list

Say what? Why film translators are in a war of words over subtitles


Someone Great
Gilmore Girls
Black Mirror



week 5 / all about the beets

We had a beet-risotto on Sunday. I was skeptical, and it wasn’t my choice, but boy was it delicious!



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This week was the Swedish Championships in cross-country skiing. Not something I normally watch, but my mom sent the message “it’s in Sundsvall! if you tune in you can see fairy-tale like scenery”. So I did, and indeed it was. So much snow! Also, having grown up in Sweden, this is some weird comfort thing for me – having the TV on in the background in the weekend, showing skiing (cross-country or downhill). It almost brings me back to lazy Sundays spent at my grandparents.

week 4 / when it snowed!



The accents! ❤

You can thank L for that one. Her direct quote was: “Älskar humor där man måste ha läst classics vid Oxford för att hänga med!”

Soooo. I bought an acoustic guitar. First reaction when trying to play? “There are so many strings!” (Obvs. comparing to the ukulele.) And they hurt my fingers. We will see how this goes. Both my in-laws (who, to their sorrow, are very musical but got kids who aren’t interested at all) are super excited as well. No pressure.

week 3 / meh

As mentioned last week, I started listening to some new podcasts. I actually quite enjoy The Armchair Expert by Dax Shepard. So, the reason I even gave it a try (given that I mainly know him from Punk’d), is of course that he had his wonderful wife Kristen Bell as his first guess. And that every episode ends with a fact check section, where his friend/editor lets everyone know if he (or his guests) said something incorrect during the pod. Slightly annoyed that he at times get so eager that he interrupts his guests, but hoping this’ll get better eventually?

Went to two concerts this week. This is unheard of!
Monday we saw Snow Patrol in Ziggo Dome (Amsterdam), and it was SO NICE. I know their music a bit, but mainly the two albums from 2003/2006, and thought “sure” when Dutchie suggested going. I’ve rarely seen a band that look so happy to be where they are, and only Kaizer’s Orchestra charmed the audience more. Plus the Irish accent, I mean to my ears there isn’t any nicer accent when speaking English.

So, with that as a start of the week, it was a tough task for Icelanders Árstíðir to live up to this in Leiden on Sunday evening. I’m probably also much harder on them considering that I’ve seen them so many times (don’t know exact number, but two digit for sure, as they’re always playing Iceland Airwaves). And, yeah. The tour they’re on is for the new album, which I don’t like as much as the previous one, so I honestly found it a bit dull. The older stuff is great, and they played some songs from it.

All Snow Patrol.

Still watching Gilmore Girls (still season 2). And yep, Dean is turning into a jealous jerk as we speak. And Jess is getting more likable.

It seems I have kicked the worst of the FB/Insta “addiction” (light) thing. Re-installed the FB one 2 weeks ago after having befriended my brother’s “new” GF there. I check it maybe 3 times a week? That’s fine, so as long as it doesn’t get worse than that, it can stay. Insta stays away, cause that’s much nicer to check 😛

Week 49 / almost fully filled in


Still going strong on the Christmas music!


While I haven’t immersed myself in the year summary from Spotify (yet), I’m listening to my most played songs of this year as we speak. It’s like a best-of curated by me, so obviously I find it amazingly good.


Still off the first two (and facebook). Did watch this (was lured in by Tom Hiddleston, stayed cause it’s absolutely lovely to hear people be so enthusiastic about literature) :


I watched two movies yesterday Sierra Burgess is a Loser & I’m Not an Easy Man. Both were good, and both have pretty crap ratings on imdb. What’s wrong with people?


Going to Amsterdam tonight to see Icelander Axel Flóvent perform. Looking forward to it! (Also, A’dam is 35 min away by train now. Just saying.)