lördag 8 december 2012

Closing into Christmas

Boys and girls, long time no see. Work is quite hectic at the moment but alot of fun! My postings will be a bit more scarce but I will try to make one every week. Weekly updates instead. What you think? Its ok?

 

torsdag 15 november 2012

Nice ride


One of the modes of transport in Lagos. I use it when there is no alternative basically.

tisdag 13 november 2012

Fuel que

Fuel is a scarcity in this country and the ques can run for really long

lördag 10 november 2012

Sushi for beginners


First time sushimaking, not to bad I think. It was very fun anyway. Next time im sure they will stick together perfectly. Have a nice evening.

tisdag 6 november 2012

Phone pictures

Here are some random pictures from my phone.
I bought a owl made in some kind of metallic  it is from a market place not to far from our house, they specialize in metallic art. He is maybe 40cm high and are now standing in my living room window.



I baked chocolate cupcakes with a new oven form I got for my birthday, these are with icing and pomegranate.

I bought the red fabric to make two chairs. Ill show you the finished result.

Leopard lodge

Just 1h outside Joburg there is a small lodge called Leopard Lodge, I took my parents there 2 weeks ago but I just noticed I never posted any pictures from there. It is tucked away by the foot of a mountain and just charming in every possible way. They have their own giraffes, just a thing like that!




Outside dining room with a view

Have a drink overlooking the valley


måndag 5 november 2012

Earings

 Hello everyone!
These earnings I bought when A and I went to India for a wedding, 6-7 years ago. We went to an underground market to shop for souvenirs and fabric for the wedding. I think I have worn them once, carrying them with me to the end of the world for this many years.

fredag 2 november 2012

Pie


My parents brought my favorite Swedish cheese, Västerbottenost, yesterday I made 2 pies and also 12 mini-pies to enjoy over the weekend. Speaking of, Happy weekend!




torsdag 1 november 2012

Silver Orange Bistro

This is one of my top 3 restaurants in South Africa, it is called Silver Orange bistro and is located approximately 1h outside Johannesburg. Usually we try to go there when we are in the neighborhood, which one usually are when going to or from a safari in Pilanesberg national park.

This place is just so stunning and one cant believe that you are less than 1 hour outside a big city like Johannesburg! The bistro is an citrus farm (that is still active) and in an old house they have opened this cute little bistro. The food is really, really good. Especially if you like meat, and the service is always perfect.
Worth a visit if you are in the area, or if you aren’t. It is worth a visit anyway.













tisdag 30 oktober 2012

Food

This is what I would like to call the national dish of South Africa, pap and chakalaka with boerewors.
Pap is a porridge made out of maize and to this you eat chakalaka which is a spicy vegetable relish. It is very yummy! Boerewors is directly translated into "farm sausage".


torsdag 18 oktober 2012

Cape town in 36h

 As you may or may not know, my parents are in town. We decided to do Capetown for 36h.
This is what we managed to squeeze in (and still enjoy it!).

  • Cape point
  • Cape of Good Hope
  • Chapmans drive
  • Waterfront
  • Simonstown and the penguins
  • Down town 
  • The marina
  • Wine district
  • Franschoek

If anyone is going and need a travel route, give me call. Im a pro.
I love Capetown. It is one of the prettiest cities I have ever been. Mostly I travel to a bit more rough places.



Wine and cheese tasting at Fairview

Fish! I usually dont eat fish inland so I was glad to be by the coast. This was a great lunch in Franshoek

Papa Gunnar, Papa Madiba, Papa Lego

Ocean view

Protea, the national flower of South Africa

Simonstown and a guy with attitude
Tokara Wine estate in Stellenbosh
Birds nest


onsdag 17 oktober 2012

Happy birthday dad!


Sunday Brunch




 Last Sunday I went on a brunch together with Nadia, Rupa and Maria. We went to the Saxon hotel and enjoyed almost 3h of laugther and gossip, oh and good food of course...

måndag 8 oktober 2012

Water leak

This weekends entertainment.
We discovered we had a water leak based on our increased water consumption. I called a 'leak detector' to come and identify it. He put gas in all the pipes and then a machine identified where the leak was. So now it is all sorted after 5 days without water.

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