4 things in my pantry

This post is part of the Endless Blog Challenge.

4 things in my pantry. Maybe you want to say a word or two about them? Such as what your plans are for them?

I love sourdough bread, but it’s not very common here. The last year I’ve been thinking I should start my own culture for it, but yeah. So when I was home for Christmas I found this, and promptly brought 2 back. Now I just gotta use them before they expire. Mom suggested that I could maybe use one as a start of my own culture?


The range of peanut butter is growing here in NL, this is the latest one I’ve tried and it claims to be 100% peanuts:


In some things I’m really Swedish. Like when I feel I really need some knäckebröd:


Fair chain coffee (from here). Almost time to order more!



Best of 2017


This post is part of the Endless Blog Challenge.

For the final week of December I propose skipping the monthly summary/favorites and focusing on a Best of 2017 post.

The Books:

Akata Witch. What Can I say, I’m just a sucker for teenage witches. I blame Buffy.
The Hate U Give. Wonderful YA that should be mandatory reading for majority groups.
Expeditionen: min kärlekshistoria. Sure, when Lisa said I should read a book about a failed arctic expedition, I was like… “…whaat?”. Totally worth it.
Kill the Boy Band. A YA book that deals with the sociology behind boy bands. Yes please.
The Way of Kings. The one male writer that made my top list – the best fantasy-brick I’ve ever read. And the second part was even better (but you shouldn’t start with that, so I recommend this part).

The Movies: (that I saw this year, not necessarily movies FROM this year)

The Lobster. Yes, OK, it’s weird, and gross at times, but it’s stayed with me.
Logan. The darkest Marvel movie so far, where like everyone’s on the verge of dying.

The Shows:

The Orville. Yes I know this is quite the Star Trek rip-off, but it’s like Star Trek and funny. It’s become somewhat of a favorite in the house, and I look forward to season 2.
Star Trek: Discovery. The darkest Star Trek (except maybe DS9?) with (brace yourself) a black woman as main character. Also a favorite in this house.
The Crown. Look, I’m not a big fan of monarchy or anything, but who can resist a good costume drama? Wonderful actors!

The Songs:

This Week’s Favorites

This is, again, for the Endless Blog Challenge.

THIS WEEK’S FAVORITES. Weekly feature at The Mustards. Who doesn’t like listing favorites? If you want to make it extra challenging, have theme.

It’s been an uneventful week so far, so this’ll mainly be music. Two songs I’m loving right now:

As I was working from home yesterday, I was listening to this week’s Discover Weekly on Spotify in the background, and suddenly I heard Dutch. It really made me aggressively angry with Spotify, mentally going “WHY?! I don’t listen to anything in Dutch, WHY ARE YOU DOING THIS TO ME?”.

Then, I realized it was Danish. *cough* So yeah. (I haven’t listened to anything in Danish either, but I can live with that appearing in the list.)


I’ve also started using VPN, like a sane person, and it annoys gmail and Youtube to no end. Gmail is all “SECURITY WARNING!!!! someone logged in to your account from another IP” and Youtube does this (note: I’m using a Dutch IP):

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Dream Lineup

This is part one of Lisa’s Endless Blog Challenge, the prompt went like this:

Fall is almost upon us! This means regular tours. Finally! No more of these pesky festivals. What four bands/singers would you love to see tour together this fall? And at what venue would like them to play?

Hear, hear! Fucking festivals. (Only exception: beloved Iceland Airwaves, and I’m not even going there this year.) For convenience, I’d like them to play in the Netherlands – Melkweg in Amsterdam would be nice. (Yes, I know, totally unrealistic, but no one said this has to be attainable.)

I’ve actually divided this into two separate ones, since due to their different styles, I am unwilling to list what order they should play in otherwise.

#1 – a.k.a. Icelandic invasion:
Sigur Rós
FM Belfast

#2 -a.k.a. Super Swedes:
Little Jinder
Annika Norlin (a.k.a. Säkert! and/or Hello Saferide)
Veronica Maggio
The Hives

No words

As I’m off to Cologne (Köln!) to meet friend V and her new baby (yeah yeah, and her husband), my mind is in Stockholm. The love that her inhabitants are showing each other is amazing. And then there are people like author Fredrik Backman: 

“I realise that this is a small thing in the big thing that’s going on this weekend, but anyone who’s in central Stockholm can go to akademibokhandeln at odenplan and buy any children’s book, and I’ll pay for it.”

(Yeah, it continues a bit, but this first part gives an idea on what it’s about. )