Falling asleep in my own bed, in my own room after 8 and a half months away. I'm so confused about what's happening and what I'm feeling, I just can't believe it. It's all really weird and surreal. I'm both very happy for being home but also very sad for leaving❤️
Time just flies by doesn't it? I wasn't supposed to go home until the 12th of June but due the circumstances I'm going home the 9th instead, which is this Saturday. It's very weird and happened very quick but I'm still happy over it. I will write a longer blogpost about my year here later when I'm home again and everything has settled down a bit. But my year here has been incredible and I've learnt so much during these 8 months in England. Even though I'm sad for leaving everything and everyone it will be good and relaxing to be home again with my friends and family ❤️
Last time I saw you, you hugged me so tight so tight. I can still remember how it felt. I will miss those bone crushing hugs, so hard that you can't breath and you had to tell you to let go. I will miss them so much.
Last time I saw you we both knew that I would be away for a while, but I would come back. Now you are the one who is away, but you won't come back.
Even thought you might not have known it, you were the centre of our little group. Every time I wanted to do something together I asked you first because you were the one who always wanted and always were up for hanging out. I remember last summer when we hanged out almost everyday, except if you were working. But even then you always said we could hang out after, even if you had worked all day and you were tired. We went to the lake, to Gustav's house or mine. I will miss that. You were always there. I will miss go on your slow Vespa with you, during the summer with everyone else driving faster. I will miss us sharing memories from all those years when we have known each other. From France, Göteborg and just normal school days. I will miss walking into Ica and see you smiling towards me. I will miss your jokes, your smiles, your hugs, your laugh, your teasing, your concern and your caring. All those little things that made you special. Your big heart, how you always were so nice to everyone, how you always made me smile no matter what. I will miss how annoying you could be sometimes that I just wanted to scream at you, but I know it was because you cared. I will miss that I couldn't say good bye.
I miss you so much, words aren't enough for how much I miss and will miss you. But I know that you will always be with me, in my heart and in all those people who love you. There are a lot of them.
My dear friend Robert, I love you ❤️
I've had a busy week, done more this week than this whole year 😂 Siriann texted me Tuesday and wondered if I wanted to go Oxford and Stonehenge with her and her family who was visiting from Norway. Of course I said yes because I've been wanting to go to Oxford for a while now and it's always cool to see new things. Plus I guess Stonehenge is something you have to see at least once in your life. It was really funny though because since they are from Norway I kinda understand them when they are speaking Norwegian and they probably understand me but since I've always been speaking english with Siriann it would have felt so weird speaking swedish with her 😂 It was a bit awkward, or more funny, because her younger brothers spoke norwegian and I understood them but I still answered in english and it all just got very confusing for me! Sometimes it sounded like they spoke swedish and then the next second I didn't understood them at all 😜 but I stuck to english even though it probably would have been easier with swedish for them 😁 anyhow it was a very lovely day and Oxford was beautiful. Now I wish I was much smarter and enjoyed school more so I could study there. It would be so amazing! Just seeing everyone on their bikes with their books tucked underneath their arms made me wishing it could happen to me. But I'm just way to lazy for that hah I don't have the right mind for it or the dedication. It's a lovely thought tho 🙏
the buildings are so beautiful!
Since we rented a car while my family was here we decide to drive to the seaside, even though it was so freaking windy! We drove a bit north to a town called Cromer and it was really pretty there. We couldn't be out much though because it was way too windy, like you could actually lean into the wind 😂 way too cold! But I managed to take a few photos without my fingers falling of due to the cold 😁 The nature was also very beautiful, so different from here.
you can tell how windy it was 😂
On our way back to St Ives, where we stayed, we stopped at another beach so I could take some photos and see the water.
Look how beautiful it is!
As I said in my last blogpost my family was coming to visit me! It was so so so nice to see them again, 7 months is a loooong time. We lived closed to Kings cross which was nice because it was only 5 minutes to the tube 😏 I won't write that much about, we basically just walked around in London on saturday and then on sunday we went to Warner Bros studies Harry Potter. And oh my god it was the coolest thing ever! Like seeing how they made all the movies, the special effects, how they created all the magic and the fact they actually made the films there! The most impressive thing was how they made the quidditch happen and also seeing all the rooms, and the Diagon Alley! Basically just everything 😍 So yeah instead of writing I'll just post a bunch of photos 🙌 (sadly my camera died mid through sunday but yeah...)
Tower bridge is a have to when in London 😜
This was in a room filled with wand boxes with the name of every single person who had ever been in any of the films, you can imagine how many boxes it was!
This was honestly the coolest thing in the whole exhibition! It was a huge miniature of Hogwarts.
Every overview filmed of the school were actually only this miniature!
Sitting on the train to London, I'm very happy because I'm seeing my family for the first time in 7 months! How crazy isn't that?? Actually can't believe it already have been that long, feels like I've only been here for like 3-4 months but at the same time it feels like I've been here forever! It makes me confused hahh but I'm so happy and excited to see them again! It has been way too long, quite proud I've survived without them for so long tho 😏 it's a strange and an incredible thing going on an exchange year. Can't believe it's only 75 days left until I'm leaving all this, it makes me very sad. I have to try to not think about it and just enjoy everything while I'm here ❤️
On Friday me and Maria took the train to London to go and see All Time Low!! It was very spontaneous because we bought the tickets last Saturday but it was just the best! Once again I'm amazed by how incredible they are live, no words for the atmosphere in the arena! Everyone is just so happy, excited, hyped and thrilled! Nothing beats it! And the cool thing was they recorded a live DVD as well which made it even better! So so so happy I got to experience it again! 🙏
Most of the photos are taken by Maria ❤️
Went to London today with Mona, Maria and Siriann. It was so nice but so so soooo cold! Like our plan was to just walk around and see places we never had been to, and we did but my god it was freezing! We all thought it would be quite warm since it had been sunny the whole week but not today, no today it was cloudy and cold. Or the sun came out a bit in the afternoon but we already were really cold then hah 😅 anyhow, first we went to the Somerset House because Mona wanted to see some exhibition there, but we others kinda had to spend money so we let her go and look at that we just walked around the the area close by. We went to a really cute/cool tea shop, like it was so much tea and a lot of different unusual sorts. I didn't buy anything tho because trying to spend money. I did on the other hand buy two books, one for psychology and another just very very weird and random book which I have no use of except it's very funny 😂 it's like different dangerous stuff that can happen to you in life and they are all so weird and surreal and will never happen but it made me laugh 😂 then we all looked for a sushi place and after like an hour walking around we found a Korean/Japanese restaurant. It was really nice, I had noodle tho which were really slippery and you had to eat with chopsticks so it took ages for me to actually eat it hahh I'm amazed by people mastering the technique of eating with them things 😂 after we were all full up we went to Regent's park and Primrose Hill. We basically walked through the parks the whole afternoon and it was so so pretty! Definitely gonna go back there when it gets a bit warmer! ☺️ I'll post a lot of photos later this coming week!
Now I'm at home and watching The Lord Of the Rings and waiting for the rest of my host family to come home.
Good night ❤️
After I came home from school me and Claudia ( Ollie's friend) relaxed in the couch with A LOT of unhealthy stuff to eat. She had bought popcorn, Oreos, maltesers and other chocolate stuff I can't remember the name of but it was all very tasty. And we watch Stardust, I love that movie so much it's just such a cool story and the characters are the best!
I'm very excited for London on Saturday! Gonna be so nice to go and see different part of the city and not just the normal places, like the touristy stuff. And so good to catch up with Mona and Maria ☺️
On another note, I panicked on the bus yesterday coz I realised I only have 3 months left here!! Honestly it's stressing me out a bit, like it's much more I want to do and so many more places I want to visit. I need to hurry up a bit and actually do stuff and not just say I will do them. I'm feeling a bit anxious about it only being 3 months left, like I want to go home coz I miss everyone but at the same time leaving everything here will be really hard! Well I guess I just have to do the most of the time I've left here 🙌
Straitened my hair yesterday, love it like this!