Cat Settled In

Except for my books, crafting supplies and some odds and sods that will stay in storage for another week or so, we’re pretty much moved in. Yay! We were in pretty bad shape after a couple of days of Logistics Extraordinaire, whole body aching and general tired-brain-confusion, plus getting the sniffles. But we did it.

I was worried that the cat would be freaked out from all the change lately. And the first day he was; he followed us around everywhere, not being used to not seeing us all the time (new place is a bit bigger than he is used to). But as soon as we got the couch set up, he was fine. I think he’s settled in much faster than we have. Comfy Couch Cat.

 

Collected (Photo Sunday Challenge)

In the midst of all the moving trauma (Boxes everywhere! Too few boxes! Bank loans!) I took the time to do a quick photo challenge for this weeks theme for the Swedish Flickr group Fotosöndag (Photo Sunday). This week the theme was “Samlad”, which could be translated as “Collected”. It took me a couple of days to come up with an idea. All I could think about was that all my earthly belongings were collected in a storage unit down the free way. And I wasn’t very inspired by the thought of photographing an entire mountain of brown boxes. But then I started thinking about how people collect things they think are beautiful, like different specimens of colourful butterflies and such, and I wanted to recreate that somehow.

This was the end result, that I posted on Flickr:

 

Collected: Best Friend
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This is what you need to take this picture:

  • Best friend who doesn’t mind to try and help with your rather fuzzy and crazy visions
  • Also best friend is very crafty and can make pretty antennae from pretty paper

  • Understanding boyfriend who doesn’t mind getting kicked out of his work space because it happens to have a glass door

  • Leafy overgrown flower bed outside your door where you can steal some greens
  • Frilly white kiddy umbrella from the toy store to tape on your floor lamp in futile attempt to create some sort of diffused lighting
  • Also, every type of movable light source you can find in your entire home

 

It really wasn’t an easy shoot for a happy amateur like me. The rain was pouring outside, there was little natural light, getting any sort of focus through the glass was hard, and so on. But we had a lot of fun, and that’s the best thing about all this! I have so many funny shots of Sara, she makes the best facial expressions! Here is a another shot I really like:

 

 

 

Other themes for Photo Sunday:

Min Egen Sommarplåga

Timbuktu, Skånes stolthet! Den här kommer jag lyssna på hela sommaren! Finns med på skivan Sagolandet, som finns att köpa i hans shop t.ex., och går att lyssna på på bland annat Spotify.

Jag hoppas du,
Aldrig någonsin igen kan komma ihåg en pin-kod, asså aldrig, även när du får en ny.
Och må din klocka alltid gå tjugo minuter för sakta så att du alltid kommer för sent
Och må köttätande myror äta upp dina ögolock så att du alltid är trött
Och även när du är pigg så ser du väldigt väldigt väldigt trött ut..
Och må dina hårddiskar förevigt alltid krasha

 

Living in a box

This coffee saved my life

 

I desperately need a lazy weekend at home. My home. Our home. With all my stuff around me. I want to mooch around in my big socks, drink tea, play some music, drink tea, look out the window, practice on my piano. Cook something. Bake something. Chase the cat. Do some crafting. Write on a story. Read a book. Play on my Xbox. Edit some photos. Sing in the shower.

I feel a bit lost and sad right now. Too much going on at work. All my stuff in storage. I know it’s only six days left until we get the keys to our new place. It won’t be long now. Hopefully we’ll get unpacked fairly quickly . I just need some sense of order and familiarity. My day job is seriously taking a toll on me right now, and I have nowhere to go and reboot and recover.

At least the weather is good. And some mornings I have time to pick up an awesome latte. And I DO get to cuddle my cat. And my boyfriend.

Hope (Photo Sunday)

I finally had a chance to take some photographs this week, other than during our vacation I don’t feel like I’ve had time to pick up my camera for months now. The Swedish Flickr group Fotosöndag (Photo Sunday) had set a new great new theme for this week, “Hopp”, which can be translated to either “Hope” or “Jump”. I got a rather clear vision on what shot I wanted, but I’m utter crap at describing to others what it is I want to accomplish. Luckily, my friend Sara is very patient and went through her whole wardrobe and did tests jumps for me while I searched for the right aesthetics in colour and fabric. And then she went on jumping when I took a bunch of shots. On the warmest day we’ve had in Stockholm so far this year. Where would we be without friends?

So this is the final shot, after some editing. I wanted it to have a similar vibe to my Horror shot from February, a sort of follow up if you will. My life is certainly filled with more hope than horror these days!

 

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This is my third entry for Photo Sunday since February, so, I have a slow pace to say the least! I guess it all comes down to time in the end. Hey, have we had time as a theme yet? Oh, probably… Anyway, here are links to the previous two themes I did:

Also I would like to share a couple of other shots from that day I really loved.

 

Old Home New Home, part 3

This was the first place we went to look at, way back in January. We went just for fun, really. It was way too bright and nice and spacious, and so did at least another 15 couples think as well, who all looked very pregnant, desperate and rich. We didn’t bid. Of course we didn’t. We a budget, and the bidding war was in the air. So we left, saying that it was really great but we could never afford it. One day, maybe.

Then, about 3 months later, when we were on holiday, we found out that it was up for sale again. For a lower price than expected. The bidders had backed out, the moving-in date didn’t suite them. But it sure as hell suited us. We called the estate agent, from England, and said that we’ve seen it, we had the cash, and we *** wanted it. Many other people called as well, but wanted private viewings, and the sellers just wanted to close the deal.

So we signed papers, and faxed them, from Italy, with the assistance of my parents and the estate agent and the nice people in reception. I think, with fixing up my place and selling it, and going on holiday, and talk to banks, and buy a new home at the same time, we’ve mastered the art of multitasking by now.

And then… we have to wait. Six weeks all in all, but it’s only a little under two weeks left now. And then we can finally move in.

 

 

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