H.E.A.T at Rockbåten, photo by Pär Altan

måndag 24 februari 2014

New week again!

Time flies, doesn't it? It has already been a week, and what a week. Will it never stop being so busy? I'm so looking forward to go to LA. I know I can relax there, sit on the porch and watch the hummingbirds (I hope) :-)
The hummingbird feeder but I'm not sure there is a bird there. Maybe on the backside

The past week was full, as usual ;-), of work, board meeting, annual meeting, writing protocol but also birthday dinner.

It has been so much work lately with the annual meeting for the Rheumatic association closing in. We have to write the annual report for our members which includes all activities last year, the economy status, the business plan for this year with budget and I'm rather much involved in them all.
Our house troubador Chris "Keno"

At work it has settled down to the ordinary now that the final accounts for last year is closed which feels great! I'm so happy that all went well.

Thursday I was secretary at my local Rheumatic association and it was lovely to see everyone again. I don't have time to attend their board meetings. That would be too much for me. I have to think of my health first. But it was very nice and we had Chris "Keno" Holm, our house troubador sing for us before and after the meeting. And we did singalong as well. Music and singing really makes you feel good. We ought to do that more often. 
 Starter: Skagenrora on a toast with avocado, yummie
 Main course: Potatoes dauphinoise, tenderloin and sallat, yumm-yummy
 Danniel and Emil (Danniel is looking at Jonas)
Dessert: Strawberry cake
 All three brothers in one photo is rare but warms a mother's heart.

Then yesterday we went to Danniel to celebrate his birthday and it was so nice to see all three brothers together. It's not often we can gather the whole family.
Danniel had made delicious food and while he and I prepared the food the other ones saw Sweden take a silver medal in the Olympic icehockey.

Speaking of the Olympics. I think Sweden did great. We took a whole bunch of medals and especially considering we are such a small country I think it's good.
But of course we do have the advantage of snow, cold weather and Vasaloppet :-). Vasaloppet which takes place this Sunday :-)

Have a great week everyone and take care!

lördag 15 februari 2014

Saturday and GOLD for Sweden

Today Sweden took our first Gold in skiing and the one who cemented the win was the wonderful Kalla. It was her third medal in these games. She has two silver and now the GOLD. Great job!
Danniel around 1 year old, with grandma and the last photo is with my uncle Lars-Erik, my cousin Kicki, my aunt Gertie and my grandpa's housekeeper Ester.

Another Gold but for me was 39 years ago when I gave birth to my first baby boy at 06.51AM - Danniel. Now he's not a baby anymore. I can't believe he will be 40 next year. But on the other hand I can't believe I will be 60 this year!
Where did time go? But when you think about it so much has happened during these years.

The day Danniel was born used to be the day when everyone had to leave the yearly tax return and luckily that year I had done that. Now it's very different and there are several tax return dates depending on if you are a person or have a business.

I'm very proud of him and he has since last year lost over 88 pounds! Great work.

What else? Oh yes, yesterday I met my good friend who is my opera friend. We have been going to the Royal Opera together now for over 7 years! That is incredible and we still have so much joy from it. Yesterday we started the evening by eating dinner at Bagdad Café situated in the Mediterranean museum very close to the Royal Opera house. It was very tasty and a wonderful envirement that I can truly recommend. I had a spinach and fetacheese pie with sallat. 

After that we went to see the opera Salome by Strauss. A completely sold out house watched and listened to a frightful story about Salome who in the end gets John the Baptist head but then she's killed too. A complete thriller but beautifully sung and the dresses were gorgeous.

Today is, as it has been this year almost every day, grey weather with sometimes snow, sometimes rain and even hail.
Tonight is also fullmoon and I have been feeling that all week.

I have trouble sleeping, my heart raises and I feel strange. Usually all this will go away now within a day or two. Strange but true.

On Wednesday we have a board meeting and on Thursday I will be secretary on the annual meeting with the Rheumatic assocation in my hometown. And then next Sunday we will all be going to Danniel for birthday dinner :-) 

I hope you all have a good weekend and week. Take care!

onsdag 12 februari 2014

torsdag 6 februari 2014

New hairdo

My hair was long overdue for a cut and color but me and my hairstylist couldn't find a day. But I have the best hairstylist so tonight I went to her home (which is where she have her salon) and got my hair done and I just came home. How many would do that? I'm lucky to have her and we have so much fun. We talk constantly and we laugh a lot :-) This is the result.

I look happy don't I?

Otherwise it has been a week full of work and I can tell you that the audit went very well, not to say exellent :-) so I'm happy about that too.

Not much more to say tonight other than I hope you take care and look after each other.

 See you soon!

OK then if you insist ;) here's the pressrelease for England about H.E.A.T's new album and video. Don't forget February 12 when the video premieres.LINK