Thursday, July 30

As I said before

Only timtams!!

Reason no 46

I say one word:


Wednesday, July 29

I held them in my hands

on 70% sale

and didn't buy them!!

Why you might ask: I didn't know how much I had on my account at the moment


Went shopping with my mom today to find a friend a birthday present. I did get her a gift, but also managed to get myselfsome items. Photos will be up soon.

The scorett outlet I need to visit soon again!


Tuesday, July 28

Reason no 47

Sweden do not sell chockolate chips is all grocery stores so that I can make chocolate chip cookies (okok Iknow eat 50% of the dough while making)



Sunday, July 26

For free

Broken fridge at super market. Giving away all fridge items for free. We grabbed some.

Saturday, July 25

top 100 books-another list

There are many lists of top 100 books. Here is actually one that I feels is more accurate than the other one I published. Because both shakespaere and Jane Austen is on this list (plus books I wanted gone is gone).

The list (blue I have read):

1 Pride and Prejudice - Jane Austen
2 The Lord of the Rings - JRR Tolkien
3 Jane Eyre - Charlotte Bronte
4 Harry Potter series - JK Rowling
5 To Kill a Mockingbird - Harper Lee
6 The Bible
7 Wuthering Heights - Emily Bronte
8 Nineteen Eighty Four - George Orwell
9 His Dark Materials - Philip Pullman
10 Great Expectations - Charles Dickens
11 Little Women - Louisa M Alcott
12 Tess of the D'Urbervilles - Thomas Hardy
13 Catch 22 - Joseph Heller
14 Complete Works of Shakespeare
15 Rebecca - Daphne Du Maurier
16 The Hobbit - JRR Tolkien
17 Birdsong - Sebastian Faulks
18 Catcher in the Rye - JD Salinger
19 The Time Traveller's Wife - Audrey Niffenegger
20 Middlemarch - George Eliot
21 Gone With The Wind - Margaret Mitchell
22 The Great Gatsby - F Scott Fitzgerald
23 Bleak House - Charles Dickens
24 War and Peace - Leo Tolstoy
25 The Hitch Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy - Douglas Adams
26 Brideshead Revisited - Evelyn Waugh
27 Crime and Punishment - Fyodor Dostoyevsky
28 Grapes of Wrath - John Steinbeck
29 Alice in Wonderland - Lewis Carroll
30 The Wind in the Willows - Kenneth Grahame
31 Anna Karenina - Leo Tolstoy
32 David Copperfield - Charles Dickens
33 Chronicles of Narnia - CS Lewis
34 Emma - Jane Austen
35 Persuasion - Jane Austen
36 The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe - CS Lewis
37 The Kite Runner - Khaled Hosseini
38 Captain Corelli's Mandolin - Louis De Bernieres
39 Memoirs of a Geisha - Arthur Golden
40 Winnie the Pooh - AA Milne
41 Animal Farm - George Orwell
42 The Da Vinci Code - Dan Brown
43 One Hundred Years of Solitude - Gabriel Garcia Marquez
44 A Prayer for Owen Meaney - John Irving
45 The Woman in White - Wilkie Collins
46 Anne of Green Gables - LM Montgomery
47 Far From The Madding Crowd - Thomas Hardy
48 The Handmaid's Tale - Margaret Atwood
49 Lord of the Flies - William Golding
50 Atonement - Ian McEwan
51 Life of Pi - Yann Martel
52 Dune - Frank Herbert
53 Cold Comfort Farm - Stella Gibbons
54 Sense and Sensibility - Jane Austen
55 A Suitable Boy - Vikram Seth
56 The Shadow of the Wind - Carlos Ruiz Zafon
57 A Tale Of Two Cities - Charles Dickens
58 Brave New World - Aldous Huxley
59 The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time - Mark Haddon
60 Love In The Time Of Cholera - Gabriel Garcia Marquez
61 Of Mice and Men - John Steinbeck
62 Lolita - Vladimir Nabokov
63 The Secret History - Donna Tartt
64 The Lovely Bones - Alice Sebold
65 Count of Monte Cristo - Alexandre Dumas
66 On The Road - Jack Kerouac
67 Jude the Obscure - Thomas Hardy
68 Bridget Jones's Diary - Helen Fielding
69 Midnight's Children - Salman Rushdie
70 Moby Dick - Herman Melville
71 Oliver Twist - Charles Dickens
72 Dracula - Bram Stoker
73 The Secret Garden - Frances Hodgson Burnett
74 Notes From A Small Island - Bill Bryson
75 Ulysses - James Joyce
76 The Bell Jar - Sylvia Plath
77 Swallows and Amazons - Arthur Ransome
78 Germinal - Emile Zola
79 Vanity Fair - William Makepeace Thackeray
80 Possession - AS Byatt
81 A Christmas Carol - Charles Dickens
82 Cloud Atlas - David Mitchell
83 The Color Purple - Alice Walker
84 The Remains of the Day - Kazuo Ishiguro
85 Madame Bovary - Gustave Flaubert
86 A Fine Balance - Rohinton Mistry
87 Charlotte's Web - EB White
88 The Five People You Meet In Heaven - Mitch Alborn
89 Adventures of Sherlock Holmes - Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
90 The Faraway Tree Collection - Enid Blyton
91 Heart of Darkness - Joseph Conrad
92 The Little Prince - Antoine De Saint-Exupery
93 The Wasp Factory - Iain Banks
94 Watership Down - Richard Adams
95 A Confederacy of Dunces - John Kennedy Toole
96 A Town Like Alice - Nevil Shute
97 The Three Musketeers - Alexandre Dumas
98 Hamlet - William Shakespeare
99 Charlie and the Chocolate Factory - Roald Dahl
100 Les Miserables - Victor Hugo

I have promised myself that every third book i read will be a book from this list. As you notice I have ot read any shakespeare, Austen, Dickens or other classical litterature. Why not. Hmm lets just say I had a teacher in school that killed my urge to read those books. Kid storeys, well those are all english I am swedish and are raised reading Astrid Lindgren, Elsa beskow etc instead. Some I might have read, but not sure of title in Swedish etc (will look up when I get home to my child libraby at my parents place).

Wednesday, July 22


My view at the moment. Waiting on my friend to get entrance to the nationalpark where i'll be staying the next couple of days.

Tuesday, July 21

Pure torture

Three years ago i was chasing these. Now i find them and not enough money on card!

Monday, July 20

Its official

I'm on holiday

Don't fall asleep until 2-3 am and ofcourse don't get out of bed until 10-noon.

Need to get some displine back, thank god I'mgoing to see a friend that is working this week (so that I can corrupt her).

Sunday, July 19

chocolate cake

Baking cake today

the book pile

I did buy some books to while on my trip:

lonely planet- Dubai- this one needs a severe update (it is noticeble that Dubai grows in a rapid rapid rate, so many things that were missing, or inclomplete infomation in it)

A glass of time, the jar bell and Princess

Saturday, July 18

Airport shopping

Did a little shopping at the airport to:

2x kaftan

1 for travel

1 for beach

some refreshing stuf that you should ALWAYS have in you carry on:

a small brush, deodorant (especially if they coe in this hand size), and facial wipes (unfortuntaley these were the makeupe rremover ones and not cleansing ones).

Friday, July 17

At the beach

A little to much grass for my liking. But sun is out and i'm laying at the beach catching the rays!

Day 6- shopping

So I told you I did some shopping my last day in Dubai.

This is what I got:

at 85% sale at Harvey Nicholson



At H&M (yes I shop at H&M when I'min dubai, ut hardly in Sweden), they had a 25% of everything in shop & had mattew williamso stuff left:

the scarf I've bin craving

lovely tunic (aleady worn it to death(almost))

100 worst books

I also found a list of the 100 worst books ever written.

You can find it here.

I think its interesting that one boook appears on both the best and worst list

Thursday, July 16

Even the irish...

Find their way to my town. Sailing to the middle of nowhere!

Damn rain!

Got surprised by the rain on a walk.

Day 5 & 6- Dubai; Shopping

The last two days were mainly spent shopping.

Day 5 was a bit slow because of the heavy night we had at Etolies and well me & V were dropped of at the Emirates mall (Yes its the mall with the ski slope), while A was getting a massage and trying to catch up on some sleep she was lacking.

The first day I didn't buy a single thing. Was kind of out of it and not really in the mood.

But day 6 when I had 9 hours to kill between checkout from hotel and checkin at the airport I did do somme shopping at the emirates mall.

I managed to find out that Harvey Nicholson had a sale where items were upto 85% off!

Wednesday, July 15

top 100 books

I'm quite addicted to my book 101 things to do before you die but there are somethings I don't wanna do, but many things that I do want to achive. Like reading to top 100 books ever written. This will take a while, but here is the list that I follow (the blue ones I have read) I will update this list as I read the books: This is not the list that is in the book, but well things change & will use the more updated ones (praying that some books will disapear from the list)

The 1oo greatest books in the 20th century

1 The Lord of the Rings J.R.R. Tolkein

2 Nineteen Eighty-Four George Orwell

3 Animal Farm George Orwell

4 Ulysses James Joyce

5 Catch-22 Jospeh Heller

6 The Catcher in the Rye J.D. Salinger

7 To Kill a Mockingbird Harper Lee

8 One Hundred Years of Solitude Gabriel García Marquez

9 The Grapes of Wrath John Steinbeck

10 Trainspotting Irvine Walsh

11 Wild Swans Jung Chang

12 The Great Gatsby F. Scott Fitzgerald

13 Lord of the Flies William Golding

14 On the Road Jack Kerouac

15 Brave New World Aldous Huxley

16 The Wind in the Willows Kenneth Grahame

17 Winnie-The-Pooh A.A. Milne

18 The Color Purple Alice Walker

19 The Hobbit J.R.R. Tolkein

20 The Outsider Albert Camus

21 The Lion, the Witch & the Wardrobe C.S. Lewis

22 The Trial Franz Kafka

23 Gone with the Wind Margaret Mitchell

24 The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy Douglas Adams

25 Midnight's Children Salman Rushdie

26 The Diary of Anne Frank Anne Frank

27 A Clockwork Orange Anthony Burgess

28 Sons and Lovers D.H. Lawrence

29 To the Lighthouse Virginia Woolf

30 If This Is a Man Primo Levi

31 Lolita Vladimir Nabosky

32 The Wasp Factory Iain Banks

33 Remembrance of Things Past Marcel Proust

34 Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Roald Dahl

35 Of Mice and Men John Steinbeck

36 Beloved Toni Morrison

37 Possession A.S. Byatt

38 Heart of Darkness Joseph Conrad

39 A Passage to India E.M. Forster

40 Watership Down Richard Adams

41 Sophie's World Jostein Gaarder

42 The Name of the Rose Umberto Eco

43 Love in the Time of Cholera Gabriel García Marquez

44 Rebecca Daphne du Maurier

45 The Remains of the Day Kazuo Ishiguro

46 The Unbearable Lightness of Being Milan Kundera

47 Birdsong Sebastian Faulks

48 Howards End E.M. Forster

49 Brideshead Revisited Evelyn Waugh

50 A Suitable Boy Vikram Seth

51 Dune Frank Herbert

52 A Prayer for Owen Meany John Irving

53 Perfume Patrick Suskind

54 Doctor Zhivago Boris Pasternack

55 Gormenghaste Mervyn Peake

56 Cider with Rosie Laurie Lee

57 The Bell Jar Sylvia Plath

58 The Handmaid's Tale Margaret Atwood

59 Testament of Youth Vera Brittain

60 The Magus John Fowles

61 Brighton Rock Graham Greene

62 The Ragged-Trousered Philanthropist Robert Tressel

63 The Master and Margarita Mikhail Bulgakov

64 Tales of the City Armistead Maupin

65 The French Lieutenant's Woman John Fowles

66 Captain Corelli's Mandolin Louis de Bernières

67 Slaughterhouse 5 Kurt Vonnegut

68 Zen and the Art of Motorcyle Maintenance Robert Pirsig

69 A Room with a View E.M. Forster

70 Lucky Jim Kingsley Amis

71 It Stephen King

72 The Power and the Glory Graham Greene

73 The Stand Stephen King

74 All Quiet On The Western Front Erich Maria Remarque

75 Paddy Clarke Ha Ha Ha Roddy Doyle

76 Matilda Roald Dahl

77 American Psycho Bret Easton Ellis

78 Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas Hunter S. Thompson

79 A Brief History of Time Stephen Hawking

80 James and the Giant Peach Roald Dahl

81 Lady Chatterley's Lover D.H. Lawrence

82 The Bonfire of the Vanities Tom Wolfe

83 Complete Cookery Course Delia Smith

84 An Evil Cradling Brian Keenan

85 The Rainbow D.H. Lawrence

86 Down and Out in Paris and London George Orwell

87 2001 - A Space Odyssey Arthur C. Clarke

88 The Tin Drum Gunter Grass

89 A Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich Alexander Solzhenitsyn

90 Long Walk to Freedom Nelson Mandela

91 The Selfish Gene Richard Dawkins

92 Jurassic Park Michael Crichton

93 The Alexandria Quartet Lawrence Durrell

94 Cry, the Beloved Country Alan Paton

95 High Fidelity Nick Hornby

96 The Van Roddy Doyle

97 The BFG Roald Dahl

98 Earthly Powers Anthony Burgess

99 I, Claudius Robert Graves

100 The Horse Whisperer Nicholas Evans

Insititt für zoo- und wildlife

I so want to attend this conferene in september. My boss has no option but to send me there!

7th International Conference on Behaviour, Physiology and Genetics of Wildlife


5) The time traveler's wife

The time traveler's wife

by: Audrey Niffenegger

I had heard a lot of good things about this book. Yes its a romantic love story and yes it is amazingly written. But when you have to be focused on what is happening and what age the caracters are what year it is it starts to get a bit confusing. This book jumps in time alot. He is a time traveler after all and that you can't miss. Sometimes I do wish it was clearer what age Henry is doing what. Or that might just be sleepy, not focused me reading ( & having to reread a couple of pages).

Its romantic (if you like that), amazing, but I have a problem with people that has a problem with moving on (llok who is talking).

I give it a 3

page count: 7304 + 518 = 7822

Day 3- Shopping at Dubai mall

Before we headed on our Desert safari we did some shopping at the Dubai mall. This is the largest mall in the world & I can admit I did a lot more drowling that shopping at fashion avenue.

This is where I wished I could afford that Lv bag, or those D & G shoes, or the whole Chanel shop etc etc. I did managed to find a top at Marc by Marc jacobs on sale (70% off).
Other than that I did no shopping while the other girls just were going crazy shopping shopping shopping and fiiding amazing stuff.At the Dubai mall there is an aquarium, an ice skating rink, an amazing water fall that suposedly is in some origami shape (read about that after wards). I want to go back here someother time knowing how much $$$ I have on my bankaccount and then we can talk shopping.

Tuesday, July 14


I bought this tunic in Dubai, wasn't sure that I liked it but got it anyway.

My friends loved it one friend even bought the same one as me.

I get home my momlooks at it and just FALLS IN LOVE. So I decided to give it to her since she clearly likes it a lot more than me.....

Day 3- desert Safari

Desert Safari

On day 3 we were in Dubai for shopping and a desert safari with dinner and traditional entertainment in the end.

The Safari and sand dune driving freaked me out in the beginning, but in the end I really enjoyed it! I actually got to see a wild Oryx, some lizard and a beautiful sunset in the desert.

We had a nice feast, I got my foot henna tatooed and then we got to see some people dancing.

On our way back from Dubai to Abu Dhabi we decided to check out Etolies so our fiend F checks into her room in the Emirates Palace and we change from sandy desert clothes into glamparty clothes ( in 30 min) and head down.

I had so much fun dancing until we had to head back upstairs to change clothes and head back to my friends place.

3 down 2 to go

I have now handed in 3 out of 5 assignments for my summer course. Only have 4 more topics to discuss on the web and then I'm done (mid august)

its time


for coffe!

Sunday, July 12

4) Mötley Crüe The Dirt: Bekännelser från världens mest ökända rockband

Mötley Crüe the dirt: Bekännelser från världens mest ökända rockband
by: Neil Strauss

Omg I could not stop reading. I new nothing about the band except that they play really really loud music & almost destroyed my hearing when I was working the bar at one of their concerts. Their story feels so surreal, sad and amazing all at once.
You feel sorry for them for their horrid childhods, get scared from ther alohol, drug and sex abuse. All the time I'm wondering how many sexual diseases they have bin carrying through out their lives. Fear and death is not part of their vocabular, instead its violence, damage and arrested.

For some rerason I had to start looking for more information online as I was reading, listening to songs etc on you tube. I didn't want it to end, I wanted more of the story than what I got even though its a sad story about 4 guys that want one thing and does allthey want/ feel like at the moment. On some occassions I see my students infront of me & am not surprised by this bands behaviour at all since they are on the influence almost the whole time. What does amaze me is that they actually managed to produe something that ould be called music and lyrics!

It all just ended to soon, I want more am not satisfied at all.

I give it a 4.

page count: 6731 + 573 = 7304

Bright moon

The moon is shining like a spotlight into my bedroom and in my eyes. It has found a crack in the curtains and is quite bright in the darkness.

Saturday, July 11


Coffe and sandwich is my dinner this evening.

Why oh why

Saturday and sitting at uni attending lectures all day.

3) The Master and Magarita

The Master and Magarita
by: Mikhail Bulgakov

It only took 1 year and 9 months to fiish this book. The fist 200 pages to 1 year and 7 months and the rest I sped through decently.

I guess the satan came to town and people got put nto clnics for their amazing stories, events happened in town that were unexplainable and the cops didn't belive so the person retelling the story must be crazy.

Pontius pilates makes an appearne (or 5) and the writer wan't finish his book, his Margarita asks for help and satan gives her the help she needs.

A huge cat and another person causes mayhem where ever they go and what ever they touch.

I give it a 2.

page count: 6309 + (564 -142) = 6731

Friday, July 10


On wednesday night I attended a spin n' pump class at the gym & last night I decided to attend a bodypump class. The new instructor in Bodypump is great. She pushes you, but not over the top.

I this rate I guess I'll look like this in a couple of weeks:

2) The bell jar

The Bell Jar
By: Sylvia Plath

If princess were a lucky find, this was an unlucky find. The story is about a girl that gets the best scholarship to go to new york and write for fashion magazines, but with no futureplans and not getting into the summer course she wants to attend her life falls apart & when she gets back home her life turns into how to kill herself and why she is pushing the decision forward.

The story is depressing and you fell her pain when reading it. You understand why its not going her way & all the time you wish that she will get out of the bad rut she is in.

I give it a 3.

page count: 6075 + 234 = 6309