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Cafe Chula

Cafe Chula camden

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Sweden, you are going tropic on us! Today the temperature will head up to 31 degrees celsius and it will probably be the hottest day of the year (so far). I will spend it by the water with my childhood friend Sofia. I feel a lazy and wonderful day is ahead of us.

Before heading out though I thought I would share with you another restaurant in London that both Kiwi and I are big fans of. It’s a Mexican restaurant named Cafe Chula, located by one of the locks in Camden, just by the food market. The venue is small, but it has a BIG heart, and a great selection of Tequila. Yum! Their food is made my Mexican chefs, it’s simple, but yet so exciting and so rich in flavour. The dishes on the lunch menu has prices under £10 while the dishes on the dinner menu is just over £10. They have a few cocktails which of course are tequila based. They are only £5 each so why not try one! If you are not hungry though, just drop in for a coffee, this Mexican venue will give you a nice break from the busy pulse of Camden high street. All pics from Cafe Chulas home page. Lots of love xx

oblix

oblix

Oblix

oblix

oblix

oblix

oblix

oblix

We are home again after a wonderful month in London, and I thought I would share with you a few places we have visited. The first one out is the bar and restaurant Oblix, located on the 32nd floor of The Shard by London Bridge (yes, it has quite a view). We spent an afternoon in Oblix’s lounge, and soon after arrival we felt, not only by the professional staff and amazingly well made cocktails, but also by the whole atmosphere, that this high-end venue has that something extra. The floor staff wore floral and colourful clothes while the ones behind the bar looked neat in their dressy shirts and leather aprons. We tried about nine (or maybe 12, I can’t remember) delicious cocktails, some of them were classic ones with a twist, while some of them very unique. The green one above in the rock glass contained, for example, their own homemade tequila. Each cocktail we tried also had a well thought off garnish, which I think is half of all the fun with cocktails. They are about £12.50 each, which could be thought of as a bit pricy, but at least you know that you will be served very good drinks, and also a view, a venue and service way above your regular after work bar.

If you decide to visit Oblix, just remember that guys need to wear dress shoes. Women get away with sandals, but sneakers are out of the pictures for both the ladies and the lads. Have a look at their home page here for more info, or here to get straight to the lounge bar. xx

time for london

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office kiwi

So it’s been a few quite months here on the blog. For the past weeks I have been in an intense bubble of essay writing, and it has kept my motivation away from many things that I normally enjoy. Last Monday my essay partner and I sent in the final version of the essay, and a few days later our examinor confirmed that it was complete. Finally. We could not be more happy with our grade, and after the feeling of a never-ending story we can now leave the fifth semester of Uni behind.

Since this summer will be my last “summer break”  before graduation in January I felt like a little summer adventure was needed, and I will therefore spend a few weeks of the summer in London, working within the bar industry again. And I am leaving today!! I am really excited, but it will be hard to be away from Dave of course. I am already longing for the day I get to squeeze him tight to me again after a few weeks apart.

While I was doing my daily inspiration/blog/fun stuff search this morning I found a text that I really liked and that I thought I would share it with you. It’s by Mary Schmich (though attributed as Kurt Vonnegut’s MIT commencement speech, 1997), also known as The Sunscreen Song.

Wear sunscreen. If I could offer you only one tip for the future, sunscreen would be it. The long-term benefits of sunscreen have been proved by scientists, whereas the rest of my advice has no basis more reliable than my own meandering experience. I will dispense this advice now. Enjoy the power and beauty of your youth. Oh, never mind. You will not understand the power and beauty of your youth until they’ve faded. But trust me, in 20 years, you’ll look back at photos of yourself and recall in a way you can’t grasp now how much possibility lay before you and how fabulous you really looked. You are not as fat as you imagine.

Don’t worry about the future. Or worry, but know that worrying is as effective as trying to solve an algebra equation by chewing bubble gum. The real troubles in your life are apt to be things that never crossed your worried mind, the kind that blindside you at 4 p.m. on some idle Tuesday. Do one thing every day that scares you. Sing. Don’t be reckless with other people’s hearts. Don’t put up with people who are reckless with yours. Floss. Don’t waste your time on jealousy. Sometimes you’re ahead, sometimes you’re behind. The race is long and, in the end, it’s only with yourself.

Remember compliments you receive. Forget the insults. If you succeed in doing this, tell me how. Keep your old love letters. Throw away your old bank statements. Stretch. Don’t feel guilty if you don’t know what you want to do with your life. The most interesting people I know didn’t know at 22 what they wanted to do with their lives. Some of the most interesting 40-year-olds I know still don’t. Get plenty of calcium. Be kind to your knees. You’ll miss them when they’re gone.

Maybe you’ll marry, maybe you won’t. Maybe you’ll have children, maybe you won’t. Maybe you’ll divorce at 40, maybe you’ll dance the funky chicken on your 75th wedding anniversary. Whatever you do, don’t congratulate yourself too much, or berate yourself either. Your choices are half chance. So are everybody else’s.

Enjoy your body. Use it every way you can. Don’t be afraid of it or of what other people think of it. It’s the greatest instrument you’ll ever own. Dance, even if you have nowhere to do it but your living room. Read the directions, even if you don’t follow them. Do not read beauty magazines. They will only make you feel ugly.

Get to know your parents. You never know when they’ll be gone for good. Be nice to your siblings. They’re your best link to your past and the people most likely to stick with you in the future. Understand that friends come and go, but with a precious few you should hold on. Work hard to bridge the gaps in geography and lifestyle, because the older you get, the more you need the people who knew you when you were young.

Live in New York City once, but leave before it makes you hard. Live in Northern California once, but leave before it makes you soft. Travel. Accept certain inalienable truths: Prices will rise. Politicians will philander. You, too, will get old. And when you do, you’ll fantasize that when you were young, prices were reasonable, politicians were noble and children respected their elders. Respect your elders.

Don’t expect anyone else to support you. Maybe you have a trust fund. Maybe you’ll have a wealthy spouse. But you never know when either one might run out. Don’t mess too much with your hair or by the time you’re 40 it will look 85. Be careful whose advice you buy, but be patient with those who supply it. Advice is a form of nostalgia. Dispensing it is a way of fishing the past from the disposal, wiping it off, painting over the ugly parts and recycling it for more than it’s worth.

But trust me on the sunscreen.

How great is this text? Even though I don’t relate to all the words it gives me a big dose of no-need-to-worry! xx

london’s first cat café

londons first cat cafe

Here is a little fun fact that I came across earlier today! Tomorrow, London’s first cat café is opening and not surprisingly the café is located in the east of the city. According to the source it is under high demand, but by booking online everyone could get a table. It would be so much fun to give it a visit (as long as there would be no hidden hair in the biscuits of course). I am not sure though if you can bring your own cat, or if there is only room for the cats belonging to the cafe!? Anyway, have a look here to view some fun scenes from it, the Lady Dinah’s Cat Emporium.  xx

a lil’ mix from the weekend

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Sara

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happy easter

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a sunny day on the lake

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Four days of wonderful vacation is now over. It’s been filled with family, friends, lots of foods, video games and sunny walks!

Now we are back in business again, but only for a few more days! On Friday Lina and I are going to Oslo together for an exciting birthday weekend together with Sofia and Amanda, who live and work there! I have never been to Oslo and I am so curious about the city! David won’t stay in Örebro either, instead he is going to London on Saturday to visit family and friends! =) I think we both hope for this school week to go by fast!  Kisses n’ hugs

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