Category: Friends and Family

Enjoying the sun in Istanbul

The title of the post got your attention, huh?

Yes, I have a friend with benefits in Istanbul, but not the kind of benefits you might be thinking. You see, my friend Alex works in Istanbul, and as Istanbul is …

Birthday Girls. Me and my Nana

Today is my birthday.

It is not a significant birthday, the last one of those was three years ago, and the next one is still way off in the future—although we all know that the next significant birthday is …

midsummer garland

“Why, this is very midsummer madness! “ (Twelfth Night)

Not so long ago Sweden was celebrating Valborg to welcome in the spring but it seems that Valborg is only the warm-up act to the biggest party of the year, Midsummer …

pounds

On the evening of March 15th 2007 I sat in a small bar in Northampton confessing to a friend of mine that I was struggling with debt. I didn’t know how I had reached that stage but all …

Saigon

Okay, so this is TOTALLY cheesy… It’s my journey home from Stansted to South Wales on the snowiest weekend in Britain for over 100 years. It took hours but it was so worth it :)

This weekend Rhoda—my very good friend from college—came to visit me in Sweden. It is always great to see a familiar face from home when you are living in a foreign country; over the 4 ½ years that I have …