What a year. I can't believe it's already 2018. A lot has happened and I'm so grateful for the year that's been.

It started with me being here in England visiting my boyfriend over new years. Yeah I was only visiting then. The following months after that was very much the same day in and day out. I was still working as a substitute teacher in all of these different nurseries. Every month I either visited Lee or he came home to Sweden for a few days, we missed each other a lot. Long distance relationships are hard but we always made it worked.

It kind of feels like the best part of the year been between May and now. Everything that's happened between then and now has been so special to me and I just feel lo lucky to have been apart of all of those moments of this last year.

May was one of my favorite months of the year. That's when me and Lee went to Scotland for the first time. Lee gave the Scotland trip to me for my birthday and I could still say today that it's the best birthday present I've ever received. We went for a 4 nights trip to Inverness up in the Highlands and it was absolutely amazing. Seeing Loch Ness for the first time, visiting the Culloden Battlefield, Clava Cairns standing stones and so many more places. I'm so happy today that we went there and it's definitely in my top five best things that happened this year. To see more of what we did you can watch my YouTube video
here.

In the middle of June I went back to England to go to Glastonbury Festival together with Lee. It was such an incredible experience. I saw some amazing artists like Ed Sheeran, Katy Perry, Radiohead, Rag'n'Bone Man, First Aid Kit, Father John Misty and many many more. The feeling of the hole festival is so spiritual and I just didn't want to leave. It was so nice to be there cause you didn't care about anything else than being there in the moment.

I finally moved back to England in August. Me and Lee had been talking about moving in together for a while but we didn't know how or when. We decided when we were at the festival that we didn't want to wait for much longer but we knew that we weren't ready financially yet to get our own place so I moved in with Lee and his mum and started to look for a job, got the NI number and everything else sorted.

I had an amazing time in Croatia in September. I went there with Lee, my parents and my childhood friend and her parents and boyfriend. We went to a place called Makarska and it was so beautiful there. I haven't been on a holiday like that since 2015 when me and my parents went to Corfu in Greece. It just felt so amazing to go to a warm place and just enjoy the heat and the sun for a little while. I filmed a lot when I was there but I just haven't had the time or motivation to edit it all yet but I'll hopefully be uploading it to my YouTube very soon.

When we came back from Croatia I started applying for more jobs straight away since I hadn't heard anything from anyone while we were away. I emailed a few places and got a phone call the day after from the manager of French Connection saying that he wanted me to come in for an interview. The interview went well and I heard back from him a few days later saying that I got the job. So on the third of October I started working at French Connetion as a sales assistant and I'm actually really proud of myself for getting this job. I've never worked in retail before and it's been quite the experience.

It's been a really eventful year and it's actually been a lot better than I've thought it has. There's been a lot of times this year where I've thought that it hasn't been as good as I've wanted it to be or that I've wished I did a few things differently. Although now when I'm thinking back of it all it has actually been a really good year and now I just hope that 2018 will be even better. It'll be the year when me and Lee move back to London and get our first place together and I can't be more ready and excited.

I hope you all have had an amazing year.
2018. I'm ready.

Happy New Years everyone!

Felicia xxx

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For a long time now me and my boyfriend have planned to move in together. In August I moved in with Lee and his mother while we save up money to get a place of our own. Last time I wrote about me moving here me and Lee were still talking about where we would like to move. We've talked about a lot of places but now we've finally decided that we want to move back to London. It's where we're supposed to be. That's where we met and spent our first year as a couple together. It's our home and I think we're going to be very happy there. It's easy for me to live there for when I want to go home to Sweden. I don't have to travel up to London as well as travel to the airport and fly to Sweden. I just think that moving back to London is going to be a good opportunity for both me and Lee. He will be able to do a lot of his music and I will be to focus more on my blogging. I'm so happy we've made this decision together and I really think that we can do it. I want the spring to come now so we can move and I'm so excited to get my first flat. Before I get too excited about moving there's my birthday and Christmas first to be excited about.

Hope you're all having a good evening!
Hugs & Kisses

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My birthday is coming up in exactly 3 weeks and I'm turning 22. Not an exciting age but I'm alright with that. Me and my boyfriend are going to go back to Sweden over my birthday weekend and have a nice little (it's not that small to be honest, more than 20 people are coming!) celebration with family and friends. The last few days I've got a few questions about what I wish for my birthday so I thought it'd list a few items. Bare in mind, I'm not expecting to get all of these, absolutely not, but it's just a few things that I've wanted for a while.

So without further ado, here's my birthday wishlist!

1. A new pair of slippers. The ones I've got now are okay but they don’t warm my ankles so I would like a pair that are a bit higher. I've always loved shepherds slippers, they're really warm and they’re also really cute.
Find them here
2. New pair of earrings and a new necklace both in silver. To be honest, I have a lot of jewelry that I don't use but it's mostly bracelets and the earrings and necklaces I have are not many in silver or they're too big. So I'm just wishing for something that is a bit smaller, more subtle and cute.
Find them here & here
3. I really want a new handbag. I've got a big handbag that I can fit a lot into and that I usually have with me when I travel or going away for a day and want to bring a few notebooks, makeup etc in. Then I have a small baby pink handbag that I bought in the summer for night outs and such but now all I want is a new small black handbag that is easy to bring out with me and where I can fit all of my necessary things in. The problem is that the one I've got my eyes on is crazy expensive. It's the Coco Chanel classic flap bag and it costs around over 3000 pounds (35000 sek) and I'm not expecting anybody to buy that for me but, I still need a new black handbag and there's so many nice ones out there so I would be very happy either way.
Find it here
4. I just started a new job at a clothing store called French Connection and on the weekends we need to wear nicer clothes. I've been wearing either heels or ballet flats which isn't that comfortable to wear for 9 hours straight. So what I really would like to wear is a nice pair of shoes that isn't higher than 3 inches (7 cm).
Find them here & here
5. Everything that has to do with makeup. Especially lipsticks. I've always loved lipsticks and even if I have a lot of them I just want more and more. I think the reason why I love lipsticks so much is probably because the feature in my face that I love the most has always been my full lips. It's not that I don't like my eyes but to be honest, my eyelids has always been a bit misshaped and it's difficult to use eye shadow in a nice way on them so that's probably why I'd rather make my lips stand out. The reason why I want a new lipstick is probably because I don't have a lot of autumnal colors in my collection and now when the autumn’s here I would love to have a burned orange, a purple or a brownish kind of color in a lipstick.
Find them here & here
6. I've wanted a new perfume for a couple of months now. All of my perfumes have almost ran out so and I would really like to try a new one. I love floral and fresh but not too sweet scents. One I've got in mind is a perfume by YSL and it smells amazing.
Find it here
7. There's one last thing I really want and that's a Instax mini 8 camera (preferably in baby pink or yellow). I love the photos you can take with it and it feels more real when you get photos out straight away. I don't know, it's the excitement of not knowing how it turned out until you have it in your hand.
Find it here
Or we could just make it simple for all of us. A gift card or money would make me really happy cause then I could just buy all of these things by myself. ;)

Thank you for taking the time to read this list! I hope you're all having a good evening.

Hugs & Kisses

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Autumn is now here, for real. I hasn't actually been feeling a lot lite autumn here yet. It didn't fully feel like it until about last week. The only reason why is because down here in southwest of England it doesn't get cold and colorful until a few weeks or so into October but now it's finally here. So I thought that because it's all autumnal out there I wanted to share a few of my favorite things about autumn with you.

The most obvious thing that makes the autumn so beautiful is all of the colors. Especially on a lovely sunny morning when the first sun rays are hitting the trees. Nothing can beat that.

One of my favorite things about autumn is all the smells both in the house and outdoors. The smell of autumn when you walk outside after it's been raining and all of the leaves are wet. When you come back home and light a fire or a candle and it all smells cozy and warm. Also the scent of when someones been baking. I know you can bake every season of the year but it's something special about coming home to a house that smells like cookies in this season.
Although I think the most favorite thing for me is the feeling of it all. It's related to the previous one but in a way it's different. I love the feeling of being out in the cold crisp air, wearing my favorite outdoor wear that I've not long before bought to look and feel nice and ready for the autumn weather. The feeling of coming home and feel the warmth inside the house because someones been cooking or there's a fire and candles burning. Coming home an changing into your favorite comfy clothes that's basically a cozy jumper, a pair of comfy trouser and cozy, warm socks. Sitting in the sofa wrapped in a snugly blanket watching one of my favorite films or an episode of my favorite series with a cup of hot chocolate in my hands knowing that it's all so very cold outside and you couldn't be happier about it all.

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The first thing I do in the morning is to wash my face with cold water which always helps me feel more awake and fresh. First product I use after I've washed my face is the Honey Lip Scrub by LUSH. Why I do this each day is because I'm always wearing lipstick and I want it to look as nice as it possibly could.

After using my lip scrub I apply one drop of the Drops of Youth Concentrate by The Body Shop and massage gently onto my skin. I've only had it for a couple of weeks but I can already see a big change in my face. It feels so much smoother and my spots have definitely decreased. I really recommend you to try it.

Next thing I do is applying my Garnier Hydrating Day Care. I'm very happy with it as it makes my dry skin a lot softer. After that I like to use the 7 in one Eye Transforming Cream by Olay that helps remove my dark undereye circles.

To finish it off I spray a bit of the Vitamin E Hydrating Face Mist by The Body Shop onto my face that makes me feel all nice and fresh and ready for the day.

I don't wear makeup every day but when I do I like to use a few drops of the Double Effect Eye Makeup Remover on a cotton pad to wipe of my mascara with. Next I wet my face a little bit and then use the Gentle Cleansing Cream to remove the rest of my makeup. My final step when I remove my makeup is using the Soothing Toner that I put a few drops of on a cotton pad and wipe my face with to remove the excess makeup. All of these products are by Nivea and they're all really working for me.

After I've removed my makeup I continue with the rest of my skincare routine and I use the same products as I do in the morning. I do this because I know how well it works for me at the moment but I really want to try some new products too see what else there is out there that could make my face the best as it can be.

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Baobab roots har kommit ut med sin första singel och förra torsdagen tog vi en hel dag för att göra musikvedeon till denna fantastiska låt. Jag har fått höra mycket gott om dessa underbara människor ifrån Lee och i torsdags fick jag äntligen träffa dem. Jag hade en väldigt bra dag med mycket skratt. Jag fick även hjälpa till att filma lite till videon och jag är faktiskt med i några sekunder men man ser inte mitt ansikte (kan ni se mig). ;)

Låten har ett fantastiskt budskap och videon är väldigt bra! För att se videon kan ni klicka här!

Hoppas ni gillar den och ha en fortsatt bra dag!
Kram


Baobab roots have just come out with their first single and last Thursday we took a whole day to make the music video for this amazing song. I've heard a lot of nice things about these wonderful people from Lee and on Thursday I finally got to meet them all. I had a really good day with a lot of laughter. I also helped a little bit to film the video and I was actually in the video for a few seconds but you can't see my face (can you spot me?). ;)

The song has an amazing message and the video is really good! To see the video click here!

Hope you like it and have a nice day!
xx

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Den senaste tiden har jag och Lee funderat mycket på vart vi vill flytta. Vi har tänkt mycket både på London och Brighton men det är är alldeles för dyrt för oss just nu men jag vill verkligen bo i en stad. Jag började kolla runt lite och insåg att det finns en lagom stor stad ungefär 45 minuter ifrån Street (där jag bor med Lee och hans mamma Valarie) så jag och Lee bestämde oss för att åka dit igår med Valarie för att se om det är en bra stad för oss att bo i. Bath är verkligen en av de finaste städer jag har sett och jag tror att vi har bestämt oss för att flytta dit. Den är verkligen perfekt för oss. Det är inte alls lika dyrt som London och Brighton, det är inte allt för långt ifrån Lees familj och det tar bara 1 timma och 30 minuter att åka in till London med tåg. Bath har är en bra musikstad vilket är viktigt eftersom att Lee är en singer songwriter och den har många fina pubar och restauranger. Jag är helt såld. Nu gäller det bara att hitta ett jobb här i Street så jag kan spara in lite pengar inför flytten nästa år!

Jag hoppas ni har haft en bra dag!
Kram Felicia

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Vid klockan ett idag kom Lees bror med sambo över och lämnade sina två döttrar Paige och Mia som ska sova här inatt. Lee har en spelning idag och kommer inte hem förrän senare ikväll så jag och hans mamma har fullt upp med barnen. Vi har lekt hela eftermiddagen och snart ska vi äta lite middag och kolla på en film innan de ska gå och lägga sig. Jag har inte träffat den sedan juni så det är så mysigt att se dem igen.

Ha en fortsatt bra dag!
Kram xx

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Idag gick jag och Lee upp tidigt för att åka till Lees bror och fru som precis har fått en liten bebis. Lilla Delila föddes för två veckor sedan och jag har längtat efter att få träffa henne. Hon är så fantastisk!

Hoppas ni har haft en bra dag!
Kram på er x

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På tisdag flyttar jag tillbaka till England!

Anledningen till att jag flyttar är för att min pojkvän är ifrån England. Jag träffade honom för första gången den 11 juli 2015. Jag var över i London för att hälsa på min bästa vän (Jacki) som jobbade där som Au Pair. Vi var ute på stan en kväll och gick till Green Park för att träffa lite gött folk. Jag ville egentligen inte vara där allt för länge utan jag ville gå ut till en pub och dansa men Jacki fick mig att stanna. Tur det för det var där jag träffade min pojkvän Lee. Vi pratade hela kvällen och vi hade det riktigt trevligt. Han la till mig på facebook och vi bestämde att vi skulle träffas dagen efter. Jag och Jacki träffade honom och hans rumskompis dagen efter och vi gick och köpte pizza. Vi hängde med dem till tidig kväll och när vi sa hejdå så kysste jag honom och det kändes så rätt. Dagen efter åkte jag hem till Sverige och vi fortsatte prata varje dag.

När jag var i London berättade Jacki för mig att det var en familj som letade efter en ny Au Pair och jag sa genast att jag var intresserad. Jag började prata med den dåvarande Au Pairen och hon berättade lite om familjen och vad det var hon gjorde där. Jag fick sedan börja skriva med mamman i familjen och vi pratade över Skype några gånger. När Augusti kom emailade mamman mig och berättade att jag hade fått jobbet och jag var så extremt lycklig. Ni kan ju gissa vem den första personen jag berättade detta för var. Jo den där killen jag hade träffat och var så kär i (jag vet att vi bara hade träffats två gånger men det räckte).

Jag och familjen pratade någon mer gång och vi satte ett datum för när jag skulle komma. Datumet jag skulle flytta till London var den 1 september 2015. Den lyckligaste och sorgligaste dagen i mitt liv. Att säga hejdå till mina föräldrar den dagen var något av det jobbigaste jag har gjort men allt gick bra.

Den 23 september träffade jag Lee igen. Då hade vi inte setts på lite över 2 månader och ni kan ju förstå hur nervös jag var. Vi hade en fantastisk dag och vi gick bara runt i London och pratade om allt och ingenting. Jag kommer aldrig glömma den dagen. Vi träffades några dagar i veckan och den 10 oktober bestämde vi att ta nästa steg. Han blev min pojkvän. Vi hade ett fantastiskt år ihop i London med mina och hans vänner. Det bästa året i mitt liv. Sorgligt nog tog det året slut och jag flyttade tillbaka till Sverige den 31 augusti 2016 och jag och Lee har varit i ett distansförhållande sedan dess. Allt har gått bra men vi har absolut haft våra jobbiga stunder. Nu har vi äntligen bestämt oss för att flytta ihop och jag har aldrig velat något så här mycket.

Självklart har det varit jobbigt att säga hejdå till min familj och mina vänner ännu en gång men alla vet att det är detta som kommer göra mig lycklig och de är alla så glada för min skull.

Jag vill tacka alla som stöttar mig i detta. Jag älskar er så mycket.
Nu taggar jag för ett nytt kapitell i mitt liv!

Ha en bra kväll!
Kram

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