Tag Archives: recommendations

Stockholm Skyline – A Bird Eye View From The Ericsson Globe Skyview

22 May

 

Just looked through some photos from last year and stumbled over these from October 2012, when me and my fiancé went up the sky with The Ericsson Globe Skyview. 130 m above sea level. Scary, but what a view! 🙂

Read more about Skyview here!

//Linda

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Very Inspiring Blogger Award

21 May

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I just got nominated by dear Aiyana for being an inspiring blogger. It made my day, so thank you! 🙂

 

Rules for this award:

  1. Display the award badge on your blog
  2. Announce your win with a post and link to whoever presented you with the award
  3. Present 7 awards to deserving bloggers
  4. Drop them a comment to tip them off after you have linked them in the post
  5. Post 7 interesting things about yourself

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7 interesting things about myself (ehum…):

  1. When I go to the liquor store I have to show my Id-card because they seem to think I am under aged, i.e. under 20. Well, that was 12 years ago now, but hey – I’m happy to look that young! 😉
  2. I grew up in a small village in south east of Sweden, population 4 000.
  3. Despite the fact I am now working as a swimming teacher, I was terrified of water as young and didn’t learn to swim until I was 14 years old.
  4. I was a tomboy when I was a child. Grew up with brothers, played with boys or other tomboys. But despite that fact, my favourite toy was Barbie and I have tons of them!
  5. My maternal grandmother is my role model. She was a genuine woman. Naive in a way, but totally kind-hearted.
  6. I really love running/jogging, it’s my favourite sport.
  7. I’m short, but my brothers are tall. When I was younger I had complex about my height, but now I must say I prefer being short! My height? 157 cm. One of my brothers are 187 cm… 😉

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Inspiring bloggers:

 

//Linda

Living In The Sewers Of Bogotá/Colombia

8 May

This is surely worth 26 min of your time.

 

Inspirational Song

16 Apr

Håkan Hellström’s new song, “Det kommer aldrig va över för mig”. A bit of The Cure from the mid-80’s, and I like it!

 

Today’s Make-up – Rise To The Occasion

8 Apr

Like today when I will rise to the occasion. You can count on my pride! Inspired by songs everyday, so today I combine both make-up and a song from the Swedish pop group BWO, from the year of 2009.

I just love to combine dark with some happy colour for my blue eyes. I think they pop when you add some colour!

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Btw, my (not so) secret love is Martin Rolinski, the front figure of BWO. I saw him twice IRL. First time at a music award and second time on the metro! I used to live half an mile from him and one day he got on the same metro couch as me. Haha, star struck as hell, and he got of the same station as me as well. Lucky for him I wasn’t a stalker! 😉

 

The Delicious Chocolate Cake I Made For Easter Dinner

31 Mar

I forgot to enclose this pic in the last blog! It’s a chocolate cake I made yesterday for Easter dinner at my in-laws. Took all in all 4 hours to make (pew!), but tasted delicious!

So this is my Easter Cake with chicken made of marzipan. And a somewhat weird tip is that beer is an excellent beverage choice to this cake! I know it sounds weird, but it’s true.

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Vintage Style Music

18 Mar

I actually ordered some CDs since in November. They had to be imported from the states and took some while to get, but when I got them I listened to them around the clock! As you already know, I’m really into Spage Age Pop, Old Goodies, Vintage Music, Bachelor Pad Music and Exotica. So I ordered a couple of CDs, which are brilliant:

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Persuasive Percussion preformed by Terry Snyder and The All Stars. This Album contains both the albums of Persuasive Percussion 1 & 2. The First album was released in 1959 and the second one in 1960.

Terry Snyder was born in New York and started working as a 16-year-old as a drummer for different bands. But he is most famous for those Persuasive Percussion albums, under the direction of the great “Mister Stereo” Enoch Light.

Unfortunately Terry Snyder died in 1963, but hence to that he lived to see that the first album sold a half million copies in the first year after its release, and there after averaging 150.000 sales per year during a few years. By 1965 the album had sold about 1 million copies.

enough_light_import-va-16509752-frntI also bought the Enoch Light produced album, preformed by Terry Snyder and The All Stars called 5 Top Albums – Persuasive Percussion 1,2 & 3 – Provocative Percussion 1 & 2. By then, I didn’t realise I ordered a double, but in this one I got more. So thinking about giving away the Persuasive Percussion in the future.

This album contains really great works, and is all of Enoch Lights work with Terry Snyder. The Provocative Percussion is the second release of Persuasive Percussion and contains some great songs as well, even though my absolutely fave is the first in the series.

The+Very+Best+of+Astrud+Gilberto+II+41DpAG17SoL_AA240_The last album I bought, but not least in The Very Best Of Astrud Gilberto, an Brazilian jazz/bossanova singer. I got stuck by the song “The Girl From Ipanema”, “Crickets Sings For Anamaria” and most of all “Call Me” – just love that song!

An odd thing to know is that the American Hip-hop group Black Eyes Peas sampled her song “Who Can I Turn To?” in their song “Like That” from their album Monkey Business from the year of 2005.

So I highly recommend you to get those albums! They are a must in a vintage music library!