torsdag 30 december 2010

Bangers and mash

I guess it needless to say that we did a bit of drinking and eating in London too... Brittish beer have a tendency to be a bit bland and flat. But that didn't bother us that much. A lot of pubs are part of different chains and the genuine pubs are hard to find (at least for tourists).

We did find one pub we liked (despite the fact it was part of a chain), The Pontefract Castle , located at the corner of St Christpher's Square. They had the most amazing bangers and mash (hot dogs and mashed potatoes)! I tried the wildboar/apples banger. With that a good serving of mash (somewhat dry) and luscious gravy and fried union rings. Dessert? Yes! New favourite word: Sticky toffee pudding! Heaven, I assure you!

onsdag 29 december 2010


When arriving in London, the first thing we did (after checking in to our hotel) was walking up to Oxford Street. It was late afternoon and the streets were lit up by all the Christmas lights. And then I saw the bright yellow sign belonging to Selfidges. I heard the voices of friends warning me to go in but I couldn't help myself. On a more technical note: Selfridges is a chain of high end department stores in the United Kingdom. It was founded by Harry Gordon Selfridge. The flagship store in London's Oxford Street is the second largest shop in the UK (after Harrods) and was opened on 15 March 1909.

Oh and it was wonderful! The lights, the atmosphere and all the sparkling things, I was in heaven. I cursed my small wallet and thought if I'm not splurging out, at least I'm going to take a good look at all the goodies!

I caressed a pair of Louboutin's and I even saw a crazy fun pair of Alexander McQueen shoes! Mum had to drag me out of the shoe department.

måndag 27 december 2010

Home, sweet home!

Caught in a blizzard in London, we made it home just before Christmas. We were supposed to fly home on Sunday but that same afternoon, Heathrow closed. In panic, we ran back to the hotel, got a new room and started to find the first flight out. Around midday, Wednesday, we landed at Kastrup airport. Tired, relieved and broke we made our way home in time to celebrate X-mas. More images from London soon to come!

onsdag 15 december 2010

'scuse me luv

The spirit is high. We're off to London in two days! The 17:th seems to be a big traveling day for many of us. Darling V is heading home to the States and Melissa is coming home. I'm looking forwards to the massive x-mas decorations in the center of London. Might not be the most clever idea to visit London the weekend before x-mas but who cares?

tisdag 14 december 2010

Mmmm... beer...

I had a very flavorful weekend, I must say. Friday night drooling over the Nobel price dinner and on Saturday, a hearty winters breakfast to keep me running all day. I walked around in the shopping streets, trying to build up a thick skin before next weeks London trip. Then I went to Jenny's for a lovely glögg party. Nisse was absolutely adorable in his little Santa costume. Later that evening, I joined up with Davis and Martin. They had spent the afternoon watching soccer. We went to Malmö Brygghus and sampled some of their beers. I was in desperate need of some food so I ordered the meat plate... Mmmm... meat...

söndag 12 december 2010


Friday the 10:th was the date for the ever so glamorous Nobel price dinner. Royalties, scientists and politicians all dressed to impress. Sometimes it works, sometime it doesn't.

This was my favourite: Filippa Reinfelt's lovely petroleum blue, asymmetric dress. Simple and elegant.

The Queen looked amazing in the emerald green dress. She topped things of sapphire bling!

Not so great was this pink dress with flowers on Mona...

or this apricot dress (forgot who this is). It was a little bit too plain for me...

onsdag 8 december 2010

Stick it to the Man!

Yesterday I attempted to blog about Wikileaks. I couldn't. The subject just overwhelmed me and I couldn't decide on what to focus on: Julian Assange's rape charge, the death threats on Bradley Manning, the American war crimes now out in the open or the diplomacy issue. I guess I have lost some faith in mankind. Seriously, what did you expect? By "you" I mean the government, the people in charge, the man. We, the people, might be a bit to gullible sometimes but hopefully that's changing. I hope that the governments starts to be a bit more transparent, admit their faults and start to use some kind of moral compass. Question: If the company you work for was up to something fishy, would you blow the whistle?

torsdag 2 december 2010

I am a WHAT?

Yesterday, my group at work had a day off to explore ourselves. We did a personality test. I'm always a bit skeptical about those kind of things, it's almost like a horoscope. According to the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI), I am a ENTP-type.

The MBTI assessment was developed from the work of psychiatrist Carl G. Jung in his book Psychological Types. Jung proposed a psychological typology based on the theories of cognitive functions that he developed through his clinical observations.

Using their primary function-attitude of extraverted intuition, ENTPs are quick to see complex interrelationships between people, things, and ideas. These interrelationships are analyzed in profound detail through the ENTPs auxiliary function, introverted thinking. The result is an in-depth understanding of the way things and relationships work, and how they can be improved. To the ENTP, competence and intelligence are particularly prized, both in themselves and in other people.

ENTPs are frequently described as clever, cerebrally and verbally quick, enthusiastic, outgoing, innovative, flexible, loyal and resourceful. ENTPs are motivated by a desire to understand and improve the world they live in. They are usually accurate in sizing up a situation. They may have a perverse sense of humor and sometimes play devil's advocate, which can create misunderstandings with friends, coworkers, and family. ENTPs are ingenious and adept at directing relationships between means and ends. ENTPs devise fresh, unexpected solutions to difficult problems. However, they are less interested in generating and following through with detailed plans than in generating ideas and possibilities. In a team environment, ENTPs are most effective in a role where they can draw on their abilities to offer deep understanding, a high degree of flexibility, and innovative solutions to problems. The ENTP regards a comment like "it can't be done" as a personal challenge, and, if properly motivated, will spare no effort to discover a solution.

Is this an accurate description of me? What do you think?