28 June 2010


After midsummer comes the summer... did some sunbathing while reading in the garden the other day. Nice!


This week-end, or Friday to be more exact, we celebrated Midsummer, one of the most important day of the year in Sweden.

And yet, no Swedish friend that day, just a small group of Mexican and French people.

Program: spend the day in the archipelago, having a pic-nic, enjoying the sun and attend the celebration with the danses around the pole and traditional songs. Check!

Have a nice meal with sill, fresh potatoes, meatballs, cheese, sallad, a strawberry cake + more strawberries. All this accompanied with some snaps and songs. Check!

Result: a great great day! And now headache in order to enjoy the rest of the week-end as the sun continued to shine (and still does).

22 June 2010


I was too young to remember Diana and Charles' wedding in 1981 but I remember watching Fergie and Andrew's in 1986 with my family. Since then I can't remember such a big royal event. Until last Saturday. "This wedding placed Sweden on the world's map" wrote some Swedish journalists the day after. I don't know to which extent it's true but they certainly didn't do things small.

To start with Victoria's dress that was 5m long... Quite simple for a future queen some people would say. Totally reflecting her personality I would answer them. Victoria is a very intelligent and down-to-earth person, she doesn't need show off. She was wearing the veil her mother wore 34 years ago on that same day (Carl XVI Gustav and Silvia got married on the 19th June 1976). The same crown as well that was reportedly given by Napoleon to his wife Josephine.

I didn't see when the royalties came in the church so I first discovered them all IN the church and my first reaction was that Margrethe of Denmark outshone Silvia of Sweden with her flamboyant green dress... but if you look closer, Silvia's gown is quite stunning and her jewels... oh my! Madeleine is stunningly beautiful as usual.

Swedding = Swedish Wedding. ;)

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17 June 2010

Allez les bleus!

The World Cup started a week ago and I still haven't seen a match. I still don't know how the famous vuvuzelas sound. As you can see I am not following this World Cup very closely.

Something I know is that after yesterday's match between Spain and Switzerland, Swedes are making some jokes like "people in America often mix Sweden and Switzerland so many of them must think we've won yesterday, that's nice". A bit of comfort for the Swedes that didn't qualify.

Something I've know for a couple of month however is that the 17th of June was going to be an important date. It's the day when France is meeting Mexico. As you may know, I have many Mexican friends here in Gothenburg and we're going to watch the match together tonight. It will be fun.

And as much as I love Mexico and my Mexican friends, I'm still French so I chose carefully my clothes yesterday evening (yes I choose my clothes in the evening, saves me some precious minutes and stress in the mornings). What do you think?

Allez les bleus!

14 June 2010

War is hell

OMG! Those eyes...

10 June 2010

Blue or grey

Do you remember when I asked you about whether I should take a bag in blue or grey?

Here is the result:


Love the interior as well.

If you wonder why I put it on my knees, it's because I'm sitting on a plane. In a few minutes, we're leaving to Barcelonaaaaa! 3,5 days there, so cool!

Have a nice week-end everyone!

08 June 2010

Men come from Mars, women come from Venus

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Source: http://www.thedoghousediaries.com/?p=1406

07 June 2010

Too much free time?

“Lately I have worked almost exclusively with white paper in different objects, paper cuts, installations and performances. A large part of my work is made from A4 sheets of paper. It is probably the most common and consumed media used for carrying information today. This is why we rarely notice the actual materiality of the A4 paper.

By taking away all the information and starting from scratch using the blank white A4 paper sheet for my creations, I feel I have found a material that we are all able to relate to, and at the same time the A4 paper sheet is neutral and open to fill with different meaning. The thin white paper gives the paper sculptures a frailty that underlines the tragic and romantic theme of my works.” – Peter Callesen.

For more creations, go to: http://www.boredpanda.com/one-sheet-of-paper-peter-callesen/

06 June 2010


What I love about my home is that it's in a neighborhood without cars and with a lot of gardens. From April to October, there are always some flowers blooming. Here is a selection that I took over the last few weeks. The last two are taken today. :)