Sweden, Wrist Worms

Two Wrist Worms fans

December 18, 2017


My nieces have been wearing Wrist Worms since they were small kids. I’m so happy they love them!


We went out for a snowball fight when it was warm enough to make snowballs.


And then back inside again to warm us up with some coffee, tea and sweets.

There are still many available Wrist Worms in the shop. They make a great gift, I ship on the same day as you place your order. Thank you!

Sweden

Some of the greatest days of my life

December 17, 2017


I went to visit my family for some days and got back home earlier this week. Came home to massive amounts of work, cooking and celebrations. This is the first time I’m sitting down at the computer. Last Saturday we had some Xmas celebrations and made lots of sweets and food.


My mum and her boyfriend’s house is filled with record players and vinyl records and we were listening to a lot of music. A Pet Shop Boys album was missing in their collection, so I gave them Introspective.


Most of the days were cloudy (except for one, I’m going to show you how beautiful it was) and this was the brightest it got, for about 2 hours. Omg. Anyway, I had some of the greatest days of my life so far. My dad was cooking for us one evening and it was so tasty (traditional meat soup and blood dumplings, I know it might sound horrible, but for me it’s childhood), I had a lot of cured salmon and so many hugs.


Mum baked a soft gingerbread cake which we ate with lingonberries and cream.

When I came home a friend of mine looked at me and said Sandra, you look so happy.
Life is getting back on track, on Friday I turned 39 and I plan to be repaired before 40. They say life is on top between 40 and 50. Bring it on!

Analog, Sweden

Treasures of Adolf’s house

December 11, 2017


This bottle is one of the things I have from Adolf’s house.


As well as this calendar, from the day when Adolf moved out, into an apartment in a nearby village. It’s hanging in our bedroom now.


Colour love.


I love how he decorated with clothes tags pinned on the wall, next to one of the kitchen windows. My relatives have always been decorating in a pretty special way, my father is the greatest example.

Tomorrow night I’m back from Sweden. Looking forward to sharing some of that with you.
See you soon!

Sweden

In LuleΓ₯, Sweden

December 10, 2017


I’m in the town where I grew up, LuleΓ₯, right now. It’s up in the north of Sweden and this is a picture from last Christmas when I was visiting.


Happy to be able to be here for a few days to have some Christmas celebrations with my family. Going back home in a couple of days to celebrate my birthday (my last birthday before 40!) and then Christmas together with Johan and our Berlin family.


None of us is a believer, but the Christmas traditions stay. Imagine the joy it is in the north of Sweden, to light so many candles when it’s less than 4 hours of daylight πŸ˜‰

Berlin, Friedrichshain

Holiday

December 9, 2017


I’m on holiday for a few days, maybe those of you who follow me on instagram have seen that I’m in Sweden. This picture is from a shop window in Friedrichshain, Berlin, though because I’m not blogging while I’m away.


Today we’re baking and eating and having a small xmas celebration together at my mum’s house.

I will post pictures here from my time in Sweden when I’m back next week.

Wrist Worms are available and if you live in Germany, you can still be pretty sure they will arrive before the holidays πŸ™‚

Analog, Sweden

In Adolf’s kitchen

December 8, 2017


The first time I took Johan to Adolf’s house, he left a mark with our names. And my dad’s name. By this time, the house had been empty for 16 years.


I remember stealing red currants from the bushes below this window, once Adolf caught me. He played angry, but I saw he was pretty amused.


The last time I went to his house, in 2010, I left these things as they were. They were too beautiful to touch. Now they burned down together with the rest of the house, so glad I have pictures of so many parts of the house. I sometimes imagine me and Johan living there, far away from everything. It’s good in my imagination, would never work in real life. I’m a city person.


Adolf grew up in this house, together with my grandfather and their 10 siblings. I would love to be able to travel in time and listen to all the crazy stories told around this table.

Analog, Sweden

Adolf’s house burned down

December 7, 2017


How many of you remember Adolf’s house? I haven’t visited for about 7 years and earlier this year my uncle decided to burn it down, because it was about to fall apart completely.


Will post some pictures from the house during this month, in honour of Adolf and his house. Will roam around in my memories from childhood to tell you some of the stories I have from this house as well.


My friend Lisen recently moved into a house with the same wallpaper as in the picture above (from Adolf’s living room).


He had the same wallpaper in his bedroom. How gorgeous is this colour combination?

So happy I rescued some things from his house when I was there the last time. Will show you some of them here as well soon.

Food

Dream job

December 5, 2017


Today I’ve been shooting pictures for Gotham Imbiss. Sweet potato fries and aioli – such a good combination.


I can imagine working in a restaurant cooking food for people is a very good job, you’ll make so many people feel good every day. To take pictures of food and get to eat it must be as close to a dream job as I can come πŸ˜‰


Was a lot of food to shoot and to eat. We gave it to people in need.


Cheese (insert emoji with heart eyes).


The cheesecake is so good.

Was a great day working together with Johan and Liad the chef. I love to work with competent and talented people (ehm, who doesn’t?), you know when everyone is doing their thing and trust each other to do their best.

Berlin

Monday morning shopping

December 4, 2017


Yesterday I was cleaning the kitchen and smashed my good old Chemex while polishing a juicer. The F! Well, it lasted for many years and served me coffee whenever I wanted.


Slept in this morning, have been feeling like I’m getting sick for several days and ended up sleeping 12 hours per night. Well needed. Warschauer Strasse was sparkling when I went out this morning to buy a new Chemex.


Spring feelings almost!


The toilet at Boxi. Time to go see if I could find a new coffee maker.


Many years ago I found an apartment in this building (look at the dancing couples on the facade!), before it was fixed up. It was 88 square meters and cost €300 per month back then. It had coal heating and Johan said Sandra, you’re too much of a primadonna to live in a coal heated apartment. On this day it’s 7 years ago we visited the place where we live in now, for the first time. It was coal heated and still is. I’m not much of a primadonna after all.


Like I said, the light today, aah. There aren’t many of those unfixed buildings left in Berlin, the way they looked when the Berlin wall came down.


From German building history to December flowers.


Many people who visit Berlin the first time say the same It looks so dirty and why is there graffiti everywhere?


Can you spot the mistletoe? Before moving to Germany, I had no idea how they were growing.


Back home! Ready to spend the day making Wrist Worms and COFFEE! Love the goat logo Johan has made for our friend’s burger joints.


Coffeeeeeee. Started decorating for Xmas in the kitchen yesterday, looking forward to spending more time there now that we have a fridge again and hopefully are more inspired to cook other things than pasta with tomato sauce and mozzarella.

Well, time to make a list of things to do this week (I very seldom make lists, but this week is special), make Wrist Worms (if you live in Europe and want your Wrist Worms to arrive before the holidays, make sure to place your order very soon since the Postal Service is super busy in December – if you live outside of Europe I can not longer guarantee delivery before the holidays), drink more coffee and buy coal. Happy Monday!

Berlin

Saturday in the neighbourhood

December 2, 2017


Woke up to a Saturday with an almost blue sky, put on some clothes and went to Boxi for a stroll and cheese soup.


In Berlin you find things for free here and there, yesterday Johan found a jacket which is super warm and fits him very well. Winter jackets are so dull, I would like a shiny chrome or a fluffy dusty (pink, green, blue, mustard) thing. Since last winter I’m wearing a great black woolen thing I found in my staircase, which makes me look like a bat. This mustard pair of Wrist Worms is one of Johan’s most worn pairs, I think he’s had them for 5 years.


KΓ€sesuppe!!


Hello, good looking!


Mr Fluffy.


Went to the hardware store and on the way home, we passed by this place. I’ve had so much fun here and look forward to next time. Last time, in the middle of all techno, the DJ started playing I feel love with Donna Summer and the euphoria, out of this world! Being a sucker for great sound systems, this place has it all.


The building was still pumping out some house music and we walked home to get stuff done.

By the way, I’ve been binge watching Peaky Blinders while making Wrist Worms – I highly recommend it!