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These past few weeks have been running away from me so quickly, so yesterday I was looking through my phone photos to kind of remind myself of what I have been up to that I thought worth documenting.
Not very much, it seems. But that's not true; I've been keeping busy with stuff I'll show you soon (next week is the birthday of for an example!) but let's take a little peek at my life lately, shall we? All seen through the lens of my iPhone.
Wildflowers from a patch of grass no bigger than 2 square metres. A sure sign of summer. From the looks of it you might think I walked through a field in the picturesque countryside, but to tell the thruth it was right next to a highly trafficked road in an area where they are building new and ugly houses quite close to where we live.
Isn't it nice that even though humans stubbornly put up these horrible buildings all over the place, nature keeps spreading its flowers in between the construction sites?
Being all matchy matchy on a walk into town. Probably on my way to eat sushi.
Our scary hallway from Lights Out looks absolutely magical in the evening sun, don't you think?
After work one evening when I missed the bus home I walked to see if the ferry was coming soon. I had missed that one too, of course, but took the opportunity to snap some photos when Gothenburg clearly wanted to show itself from its best side.
And every evening the view from our balcony is something extra. This one was a misty, sunny story.
Lunch at our neighbourhood indian restaurant. Spot the husband in my shades.
Theatre rehearsals with Teater Esther. Here is our director Frida directing away.
Lena, Lisa and Hanna working on a scene from our freshly written play.
I've been riding the Coolevator.

(Yes yes, I know. Calling it "Coolevator" takes all the Cool out of it, but I just couldn't resist.)
Some days Gothenburg is covered by milky white fog and I find it impossible to resist raising my phone camera to snap a photo on my way to work.
I had a stupid cold and spent a week like this.
When the evening sun hits our apartment shadow dancing is an absolute must.
Proof that I am part troll, part human being.
A mirrored self portrait.
Nothing is as quiet and calm as a Gothenburg tram at 8.54 on a sunday morning. Five minutes later it was packed with people.
When I see a rose like this I don't think, I just stick my hand in and grab it, thorns and all, just to angle it to get a nice photo.
Freckled hand of yours truly in lower left corner.
And you now the Rhododendron I can't shut up about? They are confetti on the ground now.
It's the week of midsummer already and I just can't get my head around it.
I have been working the past three midsummer eve's but this year I'm delightfully off work and I've felt totally unprepared for it. Yesterday David and I made some plans though, and now I can't wait for the weekend to arrive!

See you soon again, dear readers of this site. I hope you have at least two things to look forward to this week (something big, something simple, doesn't matter).
Until next time:

Well, this turned into another unwanted blog pause because of a stupid cold. David gave me his (thanks, babe!) and together we've been partners in snot and coughing as well as matrimony.
Yesterday evening I was so frustrated with not doing anything but sleeping, watching movies and reading that I decided it was time to venture outside for the first time since forever (or wednesday, but same same...).
When I arrived at the cemetery (where else would I go?) I got the idea to take self portraits with my iPhone all over the park and use the surroundings as best as I could, so that's what I did.
I always get this extreme surge of creativity when I'm sick and I get crazy if I don't do something about it. So however small this might seem, it felt absolutely wonderful to walk around in the evening sun, look at statues, grave stones and flowers and try to come up with a nice picture with me in every single one of them.
I won't talk anymore, it's better to just show you, right?
I made some new friends, got some air in my lungs, smelled the flowers and when I got home, no more than an hour later, I was asbolutely knackered. I was back in the sofa again but feeling quite satisfied with having used my creativity for the first time in days.

And if you're curious about the technical aspects of this post I used the self timer app TimerCam to take the photos with my iPhone and then I edited them with the VSCOcam app.

I hope you enjoyed this little collection of self portraits sprung from the complete boredom of having a stupid cold.

Time for a Two Two Two (+ bonus Two Two because I'm the worst at limiting myself).

Two of extreme green:
One from a walk into town through a lovely green park, and one from an evening run over the cemetery when it was finally raining after a few days of complete headache infusing heat wave.
Two things I ate:
One home made noodle soup that tasted a little bit like heaven, and one slice of cake eaten at work a saturday while the half marathon Göteborgsvarvet was going on right below the balcony.
Two of me wearing the same vintage dress while doing the same very relaxed pose.
One with mustard yellow socks and sunglasses and one without the mustard yellow socks and sunglasses. It's all in the details, folks.
Two still life photos with my grandmothers old scarf as background:
One with a very fragile leaf, and one with one of the Leaf pendants from my new collection.
Two pictures of parts of my forever growing vintage porcelain collection:
One of the kitchen cabinet with all my many teacups and one of the shelves containing some of my teapots. Yes, SOME. I'm clearly a tea pot addict.
Two of me on my way to vote.
One of me sniffing the rhododendron and one with a smile as wide as my face.
Like most of you probably now, yesterday was the big election for the European Parliament. As a very proud and loud feminist I was so happy to see that the wonderful feminist party F! got seats in the parliament but at the same time there's such a wave of sadness and fear because of the many racist- and nazi parties that also made their way into EU. I just can't understand how it all seems to happen again, that these hateful, ignorant and extremely stupid people get so many votes. Haven't we learned from the past? Are people really this stupid?
I hope what we see now is the last kick and that it will turn soon because we need more love, equality and acceptance in this world, not more hate, closed mindedness and bigotry.

Well, that was all from me today. I hope to blog soon again because a week inbetween posts is just not okay, right?

So this is what I've been up to lately.
I've been making jewelry late into the night:
I've taken still life pictures of new jewelry pieces and pretty things:
I've looked in awe at my mango plant that was NOTHING two weeks ago but a fairly large seed in some soil, and now it looks like this! We're talking the long leafed plant in the middle that looks almost exactly like an avocado plant if you happen to know how those look like and thought to yourself "hey that's an avocado plant!" Then I can assure you: it is not. It's a mango that I ate a month ago then relieved the seed from inside the large core, planted it in a pot and watched as nothing happened for about two weeks and then BAM! Everything happened in no time at all! I'm amazed.
I've also been really happy lately that the seed pod I found on the ground in South Africa a couple of years ago turned out to be a Jacaranda tree (if my googling skills are right, which of course they are) and is growing nicely in my kitchen window.
I've been taken self portraits with the TimerCam app again and turned them into black and white dramatic photos:
I've been out running in the evenings and marvelled over our neighbourhood trees as they have been exploding in green leaf loveliness.
I have ventured into japanese recipes and cooked a couple of lovely noodle soups. This is going to be a thing this season in the Losten/Sandberg household, for sure! So tasty!
I've rediscovered my vintage fruit bowl scarf. It's a huge, soft, colourful scarf with fruit all over it. I love it like it was new every single year (I've had it for over ten years now) and it's definitely one of my favourite thrifting finds.
And that was all from me today.
Hope you're having a nice start of the week. I'm all confused about the week days since I've been working all weekend. But that is normal for me, no clue of what day of the week it is.
Monday! Off to theatre rehearsals!

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