Sunny Week-End on my SSS#4

TJOOOHOO!!! en SOLIG dag...

Verkligen--- hela veckan i storstaden var kallt och mörkt. Jag hade problem att komma till jobbet nästan hela veckan. P-tåget var alltid försenat. Växelfel eller igenisat spår. Just det. Var förvånad jag blev (ironisk). I torsdags tog det nästan 2 timmar från Älvsjö till Rissne där mitt kontor befinner sig. Anledningen? Ngn banarbetare hade blivit påkörd vid Karlberg station. Vilken flytt? Men igår fredag, dagen blev så fin och härlig solig dag. Jag skulle träffa min PT för en liten träning men avbokade §;-) (hoppas han läser inte detta inlägg). Just det! på min lunch, jag gick ut och tog en timmes promenad och blev så glad att få se den efterlängtad "SOL". Kände att jag vaknade upp till livet. Kanske lite vit-D försade in i kroppen? Vad vet jag?

Idag, lördag, GH och jag fick inte riktig sömn. Dottern var på fest och sms:ade att hon vill bli hämtad 02.30 sen 03.00 vi åkte vidare för att hämta en god vän och skjutsade på Arlanda. Kom hem 05.00 exakt. Vi blev väckta av grannen eftersom han meddelade att vår gatan har ingen ström. VAD? nu? det är ju -12minus? Tack och lov att ngt fas i ledningen som fungerar går till spisen, ugnen och kylskåpet.. Lugnt--- jag kan laga mat ändå och kylskåpet fungerar. Förutom, eldpannan... brrr... nu börjar bli kallt även GH eldar öppenspisen och många värmeljus är tända. Beräknat: 14.00 ska ledningar fixat. Vi får se!!!

YES! A VERY SUNNY WEEK-END...

My day on Friday on my lunch break...
See the sun shone on the building where I work?
Reason, I can't met my PT for the sunshine §;-)
On the way to the train station, this is what you see, snowpiles around.
I am glad to see what am looking for. SEE that?
Hey! lil man gets taller on his shadow? he he... he didn't know that I toke a pic
Opps! not keen I have mine too? I supposed to take the bus stop cabin
But, hey! no regrets... good shot, at least you ask me?
This was the scene I had Friday at 18.30hrs on the way home.
Can you see the moon & the 30h/hr sign's shadow? Love this...

Life went on at home on sunny Saturday...
My vintage Iranian crystal chandelier, yelled at me b4 I went downstairs
Sun shone on my stairs & I love the cleanliness of the 2 tints of white colour...
This is our 30sqm porch still covered with snow as sun shone on it!
Garage roof full of snow & ice dripping with a glimpse of sunlight...
Front porch. See the stair banister also covered with snow as well as my candle holder/lamps.

Indeed--- just rewinding my week. Well, not bad, though our transportation had problem the whole week. It was really pain in the ---! Imagine? from where I live to my office took almost 2 hrs? Use to take me 46-50 mins, and take note, it was -13 deg below zero. The thing that makes me glad was yesterday Friday. I supposed to met my PT for gym time but I cancelled it as I saw that it was heavenly sunny day. I went out for an hour walk around the vicinity where my office is located and it was so nice seeing the sun shone on me. Makes me feels so healthy. Guess the vit-D §;-)

Today, Saturday at 02.15am, GH & me went to pick up lil daughter from a party and 3.15am drove my dearie cos to Arlanda Airport as they're going home in the Philippines. Went to bed at 5.30 am & after 4 hrs, our neighbour rung the doorbell to informed us that the area where we live don't have electricity. Another day of what & huh? Think, you go downstairs and it is cold & your central heater don't work, brrrrr--- however stove and oven works, inspite of all the probs. HURRAY! Anyways, at 2.30pm everything's back to normal. And voilá! here I am and can post for today's SS contribution.

Hope you won't get cross-eyed reading (in case you do the readings) my long post today.
My flaws and whines... Well, enough for that, but b4 everything else,
head-over to our grandmother of SSS meme:
Tracy, million thanks for the enjoyment you showered to us every week-end...
---HAVE A HAPPY WEEK-END TO ALL---
TAKE CARE AND A NEVER ENDING BLESSINGS...


Crayfish On My 3rd Tablescaping

Hello Everybody!!!

Another week had past and here we are again joining Susan's meme every Thursday. As you observe, I am a new comer trying to cope up with all wonderful tablescapers around USA and some international participants.

Always Enjoy Peps! Wherever Your Are...

Nothing really special with my contribution this week. Hopefully, you enjoy the glimpse of a simple asian woman living in Sweden.

Preparation for crayfish mingling...
Simple setting for anyone who want to join...
Simple centerpiece from NK, pearls from Glitters & wine glasses from Cervera
Fresh Swedish crayfish
Big platter purchase at IKEA & stand at Pralin (local design store)
Parmesan pie & cheese to suit the crayfish with special dip is a must...
PussyCutz & an Etophian guest...
Bowls are Swedish crystals Nova Boda
Crayfish bread in my own style & special taste...
Black dram glasses purchase at Cervera & crayfish thongs & napkins IKEA
Choco cake, own recipe for dessert...
Cake stand was my 30th bday present from a dearie aunt

I supposed to post for another Valentine tablescaping but I run out of time setting in time as I have a business plan to attend. So, I ended to show you the way Swedes celebrate a crayfish party.

Now head over to "Susan" at BNOP to travel around to her participants globally!
Press the logo to link directly to Susan's blogsite...
Thank You for all the blessings on our tables...

My Early Day on My SS#3 -2010

Veckan hade varit en annan synvinkel av mitt arbetsliv 2010.
En helg full av förväntningar och överaskningar:

Det är härligt att få tillbaka mitt vanligt liv. Jobbet var ganska lugnt. Det VAR normalt lugnt, det kan jag säga och det känns. Min vecka hade varit en underbar vecka. Jag hade gjort mina aktivititer som jag brukar göra.

Sån här min vanlig vecka ser ut:

Måndag - jobbar tidig och lunch - DANS AEROBICS
Tisdag - jobbar tidig och lunch - POWER YOGA
Onsdag- jobbar sen lunch - BASTU/BIKRAM YOGA
Torsdag - jobbar tidig, lunch - STEP-UP
Fredag - jobbar tidig, lunch - STYRKETRÄNING
Lördag - latar mig och ut för mina skuggbilder sen barnkalas **************************************************************
MY EARLY MORNING ON MY CHASING SHADOWS:
Howdy, my LOTH (Lady of the house), candle holders greeted me
Heart U precious, I replied!
This cathes my eyes at SPA, on the way out...
Good morning WORLD!
U ain't see shadow HERE but I just want U to see the sun rising...
Who's that gnome? Eh! "GIRL? I meant §;-)
Is that really her footprints? She's a petité with a giant ??? *LOL
Showing her on the way to the bakery on her early Saturday morning walk...
Soon, our baker will open & it smells fresh & YUMMY breads...
That's GH standing & shaking freezing §;-) sorry dear... for I brought U into my world
Toke the above photo just because of these one... I hope you get what I meant?
Tell me if you miss my message!
Now, going back home from our destination: BAKERY...
Anyways, here is our street, left side is my poorman's house...
U can see that sun rises beautifully now?
Lastly, my candle lanter greeted me "WELCOME BACK HOME"

HAPPY SATURDAY GOOD FOLKS!

Yes, another week come to an end. My week was great too. Job didn't toke all my strength and I got my normal life back. Yes! Sounds very dear to me, for all time sake, huh?

A glimpse of my week:

Monday - early at work- lunch- DANCE AEROBICS
Tuesday - early at work - lunch - POWER YOGA
Wednesday - late at work - SAUNA/BIKRAM YOGA
Thursday - early at work - STEP-UP
Friday - early at work - GYM
Saturday - early dawn CHASING MY SHADOWS then go 2 a kiddie bday

Wasn't it fun when you have your normal life back? I love the way I live my life. So simple yet full of surprises. Don't ya think? Or do u feel that am boring? Apart from my activities, well, there's alot to do around me. Loving doing my household chores and take caring my loving family. Both me & daughter love to run around at the shopping centers and I do lots of trekking with dear GH.

How about you dear friends? Are you loving the short life we have?
---LOVE & ENJOY---
HAVE A BLESSED WEEK-END!

Now head over to:
and have a happy travelling to all Tracy's participants on her meme-
EMBRACE THE GOOD LIFE...
AND STAY TUNE FOR NEXT WEEK VALENTINE'S GIVE-AWAYS

Tea for 2 on a simple Swedish style for Valentine's Day

Snart så är det Hjärtans Dag!

I Sverige firar vi inte så mycket som I USA och andra länder S:a Valentins Dagen. Men för varje år känns det att vi hänger med svängen ändå, därför jag har tänkt duka ett enkelt sätt för té.

Nästa vecka en utlottning ska ske här hos mig med spänning inför våren, eller NOT...

---JUST SIMPLE SETTING FOR 2 SETS THIS MORNING---
Cake forks w/ blessed pearl rosary surrounded w/ heart pillow and rounded glass w/ daisy
WELCOME everybody. Embroidered table runner was purchase in Malta.
I love my candle holder of 3. I purchase at American Store. As you can see I lover peals (beads)
Small red crocheted table cloth is an old gift from dearie MIL (mother-in-law)
Set for GH (great hubby) & the LOTH (lady of the house)
I don't have the best camera, therefore am trying to take more shots
With lights on. Sweden is still in hybernation, no sunlight at all...

This is for the LOTH...
And of course for GH of the house...
Silverwares: Carlström 18-8 silver
White crocheted white heart basket for goodies, yummy...
Choco from Italy, Milk choco from the US and Nutty bar choco are from Singapore
Very imported as I can see in this photo.
Heart bowl is from Duka
Heart basket: Indiska
White tablecloth: NK
Ceramic teapot: Vilroy & Bosch
Teacup & plate from a local store

Hello Ladies,

This is my 2nd contribution on Thursday Tablescaping hosted by Susan. I was her longtime reader and was thinking to play along but because of my career and as a fulltime mum and wife, my sparetime wasn't enough to join her.

Hopefully, you join along with me and my Thursday's contribution, although my style isn't as nice as many participants. In every week participating this meme, I am thankful that the ideas of many can be a big help to overflow my availability of tablescaping.

Don't forget for a Valentine's give-away next week so, stay tune...
HAVE A BLISSFUL TABLESCAPING
HOPE MORE BLESSINGS SHOWER UNTO OUR TABLES...
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Another Subtle SS #3

Fröken Vinter håller sig länge i vinterlandet!

Eller hur? Jag älskar verkligen det vita landskapet vi har nu. Herr Frost är underbar även om jag får inte den jag vill ha. Skuggorna §:-(
När man tittar omkring sig genom fönster eller när man tar lite promenad, det känns att man är i sagolandet. Det enda som saknades är bara MINA släde och hundar som tar mig genom skogar... he he... DREAMING!

IAF, jag hade fångat några bilder denna veckan och dagen...

SOME PHOTOS CAPTURED A DAY PAST & TODAY...
My 2 stalks orchid greeted me while standing tall in my kitchen window...
GH lit my Kosta Boda candle glasses on the stairsteps down to cellar...
Taken early morning a day ago, when sun shone in the lounge, quick and short
WHAT? Lil L was with US? HALLELUJAH!!!
This is my workstation yesterday when sun visit me at work §;-)
A WONDERFUL & A MAGICAL WINTERLAND...

Gosh!!! Mrs. Winter is still hanging around here and it seems it's been too long now since she popped up §;-)

But, just look around? Mr. Frost really invites it's magical landscape. Everything around me is frosting. So nice that I can't get my eyes out from the nice frosted trees and everything is just so wintery white. Ask me if it's cold! Bet me, pls? It's freezing cold and it freezez my b...t like hell.

Anyways, I am just loving and enjoying what Mother Nature offer to us. We can't do anything about this. Just put on the right gears and go out and enjoy. Life is wonderful whether it's cold or hot outthere.

HOPE EVERYONE HAD A GREAT WEEK, GOOD PEPS!
ENJOY MY CONTRIBUTION THIS WEEK-END..

Hey! don't ever forget to drop by at:
Our Mother Meme of SSS fun...
Thanks Tracy for hosting and makes me look forward seeing SS come...
GOD BLESS EVERYBODY, KEEP LOOKING & STAY WARM

Thursday Tablescaping

I give my first shot for today's meme...

Yes! a new year with a new theme, isn't that cool? I hope my knowledge of table setting will last.
I love my table sets beautifully to feel my guests & family welcome.

This setting was prepared by me during the New Year's dinner at my place. My cousin's and their families gathered together to welcome the new decade.

All photos uploaded here are pressable to a larger view:
My decors are Capo di Monte, bought in Napoil, Italy. Whilst my dinnerwares is from Vilroy & Bosch was purchase sometime ago. The silverwares is sterling bought from NK 22 yrs ago, first year I moved to Stockholm, Sweden. My white tablecloth is from Åhlens & the organza cloth is from Tiffany. All local stores.
Candle holders are SIA as well as the simple wine glasses. I found the angel ornaments for giveaways from Rusta, our Dollar Store type in Sweden. Chairs are Gustavians. The wine decanter is Kosta Boda Crystal and was a gift from Rod Stewart when I met him early 90's when he stayed at SAS Strand Hotel as I was their VIP host. I was working then at that hotel .

Hope you enjoy my simple scaping as a beginner.
Thanks Susan for hosting:

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