The last day of summer

Today I went into town and hang out with my boyfriend. The newspaper said that today will be the last really warm day and that we can expect the temperature to drop to 10 degrees Celsius. Puurrr, cold! We decided that today was a day to be outside and enjoy the last sun we can get before the dark winter comes ūüėČ

We visited Skansen, which is one of the places you should visit when you come to Stockholm. It is like a zoo almost, with lots of Nordic animals and other animals too, and also a place where you can see how people used to live in Sweden in the old days. ¬†Don¬īt forget to visit the bakery and by something sweet to yourself! My favorite is a kind of bun filled with apple sauce. Yummy! Skansen never gets boring, even though I have been there a hundred times by know.

In order to get to Skansen we took the ferry from Slussen over to Djurgården. It is a nice but short trip by boat! Much nicer than taking the trams that are stuffed with people.

Then after Skansen and all the cute animals we walked in town and ate lunch/dinner at a placed that did these great hamburgers with lots of vegetables and cheese and bacon on them. I ended the day with going to the choir practice that I have started again with  since there is no longer any IB to think about.

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Garden work

Today I was outside and planted some flowers to get som color to the¬†surroundings. While doing so I got a visitor, a grass snake. Grass snakes are one out of two different types of snakes that we have in Sweden and they are completely harmful (at least to us human, but if I was a frog I would watch my back). He/she was quite cute but after my snake-nightmare one week ago I try to keep a distance to them. I have never been afraid of them, but now I don’t like to look or the feeling they give me xd

This is the type of things I do now when IB is done; trying to find meaningful work to do! It is not that easy, so¬†in between¬†the “hard work”, I plan for my parties ūüėÄ This saturday I will have a party for my friends to celebrate graduation and my birthday. On the menu are mini-pies ¬†with Feta cheese and tomatoes, Focaccia, pasta salad, and cappuccinobrownies and lemon-elder-pie for dessert. However, I’m still planing and if anyone as an amazing recipe to share with my they are more than welcome. I’m looking for delicious cold food that are easy to serve at parties.
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Rainy Day

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Some days you are just not feeling it.

My sister and I went tram-spotting today in town because of the annually Tram-day. It is¬†organized¬†by the Swedish tram society. They take out old trams, busses and boats. I gotta say that we did not see many trams, mostly it was rain and more rain. When the tram finally come the excitement was gone. We were wet and felt that this was one of the days that you should have stayed at ¬†home. ¬†Well at home, when the rain continued to pour down the negative thoughts kept swimming around. But then I said to my self “Shape up, Sister”! The rain may keep on falling but there is always a tomorrow and a sun that will rise. Stop feeling sorry for yourself! The day may not have turned out as you wanted it to, but you still got to meet your sister and taste the new ice creme from GB. ūüėČ

 

 

Semifinals Sweden vs Finland

Semifinals Swe-FinNo it is time for the first semifinal in ice-hockey between Sweden and Finland which takes place in Globen, Stockholm. You go and win now Sweden!!!!!!!!!!! I’m watching this for my brother who decided to be in church rather than watching the game….yes, he is weird ūüėČ

 

 

And the result…Sweden won with 3-0, and this means that we are in the final! Wihooooo! ūüėÄ

Tonight it is time for Eurovision in Malmö, a perfect ending of a perfekt Ib free day!

Freedom…Or What?

IB is finally over! Today I had my last exam, paper 3 in Chemisty, and from the moment we were asked to stop writing I couldn’t stop smiling. Knowing that all the hard work I put down during these 2 years are finally done and have hopefully paid off…it’s just a great feeling.

Still, I have a hard time grasping what this means. I feel this emptiness inside me and I do not know what to do. I have a list of hundreds of things I want to do, but where to start? I want to spend time outside and enjoy the summer that is coming, read a lot of books, for example Game of thrones, watch tv-series over and over again (I will continue write about the episodes of Criminal Minds and Supernatural where I left off)…maybe the best thing will be to wake up every morning without having any anxiety at all!¬†Well, I needed to start somewhere, so I have now for a while watched all the highlights over and over again from yesterdays hockey game between Sweden and Canada. I love wasting my time on nothing¬†¬†xD

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(- Muhammad Osama)

However, Is this freedom? I love having a¬†schedule to follow and functions best when everything is planed. What¬†happens¬†when I can do whatever I want? honestly, I may regret saying this, but I promises that after a couple of days I will be bored. IB is hell, yes, but it is also so much more. IB prepares you for studies on universities better than most other schools. You know that even though the exam did not go very well you still have learnt a lot. There is a special¬†atmosphere¬†around IB too, it is a¬†community¬†that comes together through this struggle. IB memes are an example of this where they put up jokes about IB that is soooo true, and mostly only IB students understands them. I’m going to miss my classmates a lot since there is a specially type of people¬†choosing IB. No normal or healthy¬†person chose IB freely. So I guess we are a bunch of weirdos, however the smartes and best weirdos I know !

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(- Ivan Melnikov)

This is another chapter of my life that I’m done with and it’s not going to be easy to leave it. It has given me so many good memories and knowledge. Now I am looking forward to what’s next. In July I will receive the results from exams and also be informed wether I have gotten in to any universities in Sweden. Exciting, Exciting…..I’m so going to watch Supernatural for the whole weekend B)

Mösspåtagning

Today, 30 of April, is the day when everyone are allowed to put on their graduation¬†hats for the first time. According to tradition you should keep the hat on until graduation. However, it is just a tradition not¬†something¬†people¬†actually¬†do (as far as I know). ūüėČ

Putting on the hat is a¬†ceremony¬†that shows that you are done with school and that you can graduate. That is the irony with it since my exams starts on friday and right now I have no idea if I will pass or not (even though I feel quite comfortable and safe with saying that I will at least pass). 17 of May is my last exam and I just want to start taking them in order to fully enjoy the life of a graduate in Sweden! ūüôā

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Last week another chapter of my life was sealed. I had my last concert in Nacka music school. It was a concert for everyone that graduate from the music school this spring. It felt wonderful to show what I had learnt through  all these years of playing piano, but it was also nice to say that I have accomplished something with my life. Now this chapter is closed (although I will continue play at home) and I can focus on discovering a new part of life. I want to say thank you to my amazing teacher that have made me enjoy playing and helped me to develop my skill.

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Kulturnatt Stockholm

Last nigh me and my siblings went into town for the evening and participated in an event called “Kulturnatt Stockholm”. It is an event where they want to pay attention to culture in Stockholm, so a lot of museums were open and special tours and events took place at them. The event started at 6 pm and continued until 12pm. Everything was free and you could easily go by bus or boat to all the places that were open.

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I stared the evening at “F√•f√§ngan”, looking at the sunset and waiting for my siblings.

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At first we visited the tramway museum in Stockholm to see a theater group guiding us through Stockholm in different times by singing and acting. My siblings saw the opportunity to become construction workers.

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The museum also had a cool exhibition where they showed different places in Stockholm, made of Lego. Here is the department store called “NK”.

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After some waiting, due to one of the old busses stopped working, one bus arrived and we could go on a ride through Stockholm. Our first thought was to take the bus directly to Slussen, by my brother thought it would be funnier to go on a longer ride. We ended up sitting on  the bus until it was back at Slussen, after going around the whole town.

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My siblings, having a good time ūüôā

 

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All three of us, strange as usual.

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Pretty xD
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My brother’s artistic photo that pictures me and Stockholm by night. ūüėõ

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Say bye-bye to the bus!
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My sister is enjoying both her and my cup of free coffe.

Pasta+godisglassWhen we arrived home after a fun evening my siblings wanted ice that tasted like candy. Lucky for me, I could get some of the left-overs from the dinner, pasta and tomato sauce. This was 11pm xD But I was hungry and the pasta tasted very well!