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Hi there!

It's been kind of dead here on the blog the past 1-2 months now and the reason for that is school. It takes all my time it feels like and there is no inspiration or energy to post anything anymore. I can't say that I like it that way but there isn't much to do, or maybe there is. I do like blogging when I actually do it, it makes me use my camera and actually use it. Maybe I need a new way of writing my blog, or more what I fill it with. I've noticed that posts that are about school are interesting and some of you are still waiting for my post about what I'm studying and such but want it to be a good post so I'm still working on it. Lets say I'll write it during Christmas when I've decided to take a few days off from school work.

Well mainly letting you guys know that I haven't forgotten about you but I don't always have the inspiration as mentioned earlier. While writing this I've actually been writing another post so lets put my goal at one post a day to start with. Hope everyone hasn't left!

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Everyday life, LTU

Hi there!

As you guys know I'm studying to become a fire engineer and there are a lot of different subjects that need to be completed in school to get my degree. There are two different kinds of test that one can take, one where you do a lot of calculations and one where it is just a lot of facts that need to be presented. Earlier I though the facts were the easy test but now I'm leaning more towards the calculating tests. You learn a way to calculate a certain kind of problem and then you can apply it to similar problems. They might change the fuel for the fire of different dimensions of the rooms but you still know how to compute the answer. But tests only based on different facts are more difficult, you can't just learn a certain way of solving a question cause it can include so much more and you can describe things in so many different ways. Next week I'm having one test in Fire Dynamics I and one in Psychology and how it affects leadership and crises. Therefore I need to study very differently for these two tests.

For the fire dynamics I'm solving the problems in the book and the other problems our teachers have given us through some old tests. For that test we also get to have a book of formulas with us and a calculator, so that feels a bit easier once you get the hang of how to calculate the different problems and that is moving forward. Then there is the psychology test that I'm not as sure about. It is a totally different way of studying, it is not just sitting and calculating a lot of problems to pass that test. So I've made a bunch of flash cards and trying to learn these, I do know a bit of it from attending classes but it takes some more practice to get it into the long term memory (aahh, one thing we learned about in class...). So I have these flash cards but was a bit unsure of how to most efficiently learn what are one these. Therefore I turned to my friend Youtube. I'm following a guy there, Thomas Frank, that posts a lot of different videos about studying and the tips and advice he gives are very good and luckily he had made a video about flash cards just in July. I watched this and took some of the advice, one of them I didn't take, or actually two of the tips I didn't take. One was using image mnemonics cause it is not easy to apply pictures to all the psychology terms and I don't feel like I have the time for that right now. Also only have one answer on the back of the card doesn't really work for this subject, or it probably does but then I need a huge pile of cards and since I already have about 30 cards I didn't feel like making more of them.

To learn these flash cards I'm applying a new technique I've never used before called Spaced Repetition System. But how it works and how it works for me I'll tell you about later so I can give you a review of how it works. Well that was all for now!

Long road till you know it all but there are always fun things along the way!

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Everyday life, LTU

Hey guys!

This past week has been busy. First I finally celebrated my birthday almost a month later but that doesn't really matter in my opinion. Many people don't celebrate their birthdays when they get older but that is probably something I will always continue doing. Not only to have a party but it is a way to get all my friends gathered now when we live spreed out over the whole country. Even if we don't need a birthday or something special this is just how it has turned out to be!

So what have I been doing all week? Well, mainly studying. Our tests are in two weeks so it is near. It always feels like it is really far till the tests and then suddenly it is next week or so. Every time it gets me.. But this time I've not fallen behind in any subject either. Haven't had many lectures either this period. A few more wouldn't have hurt but the teachers answer quickly by e-mail.

Yesterday we changes the tires on the car to the winter ones. It is getting could up here with about -2 degrees Celsius in the morning. Sometimes it is warmer during the day if it is sunny which it was most of yesterday. You can really start to feel the change in the season and it's soon time to go and get the winter shoes from the basement and all the winter coats. Yes, I do own a few but they have different purposes. Well after changing the tires and doing some work for school we decided to take a walk around the little mountain or whatever you should call it, hill maybe is a better word for it. Anyway it was a nice 45 minute walk with the sunset in front of us between the trees.

Well now lunchtime is over and I'm off to get a cup of tea and relocate myself to the quite part of the library. Hopefully I'll get some more stuff done there!

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Everyday life, Cooking & baking

Hey!

Last weekend we spent almost all of Saturday with baking bread. Made four loafs as usual! But this time I succeeded with baking them all the way through, last time I was a bit impatient so they we're a bit doughy. In the middle of baking the I suddenly had the urge to bake some cookies to. So during the time we waited for the bread to raise a last time 90 cookies where in the making. Might sound like a lot of work but these cookies are simple to make, or at least for me cause I've made for as long as I can remember. Always baked these with my grandmother each time I came to visit and when she was too old to help she sat next too me giving me tips. And now I bake them at least for Christmas each year but might start baking them more often if I get the little measurement doohickey up here that my grandfather made. It makes all the cookies the same length.

A few of the cookies done! So yummy, don't really know what to call them in English but in Swedish we call the"kolakakor". Can look up the recipe later so you can make these yummy bites too! Can also mention that the cookie monsters (not only me!!) have been at it so there aren't that many cookies left. 😞

Well, the dough decided to rise so much that the bowl I had placed it in almost fell over. There for Fredrik had to hold it the rest of the time of the rising.

Here are the loafs. If you're wondering about the two to the right, they had to rise a bit longer and well I haven't excelled in that part yet! But at least none of the loafs are doughy!

On top of this we also made a huge amount of meatballs to put in the freezer. About 4-5 meals for us (so a total of 8-10 meals per person). The recipe used to make the meatballs is my grandfathers so they are of course my favorite as well! Can't wait till lunch today when we are going to fry some of these for lunch 😍

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Everyday life, LTU

Hey!

The other day we spent in the lab putting fire to small pieces of wood with different densities. What we basically did was to measure and weigh the samples before they where put in the cone calorimeter. Before we exposed the samples to heat the dimensions of the samples and their weight put in to a program on the computer next to the cone calorimeter, the computer computed (haha) a lot of results for us that then where used to do a bunch of calculations.

Since we are gonna write a report about this and they wanted pictures in the report I took my camera with me to get proper pictures and could also show them to you guys. Hope you like the pictures from a "normal" day at school.

The cone calorimeter, computer to the left

The first sample had just ignited

And this is directly after the second sample had ignited

And this is all that is left from the first sample! Just a piece of coal more or less. 

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Everyday life, Photography

​Hi there!

Yesterday I thought that I would transfer the pictures from my memory card onto my laptop but as I was doing this I really messed up. Don't really know what I did but it all disappeared, I'm not happy about it but not much to do. It was mainly pictures like the one above but in early autumn before all the trees turned yellow and red. This picture is from my first year up here, think it was when my parents where visiting for the first time ('cause it is easiest to get here by car, even if the bus takes about 10-15 min from the city-center it is a hassle 'cause I have to change bus..). It was mid October I think and the frost was still there midday. 

Well since a lot of pictures got lost I guess I have to go on a new trip, would need a tripod though.. Till then I'll have to find other things to put the camera on when it's dark outside..

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Everyday life, LTU

Hey folks!

Time for some change I've decided. I know I've blogged in English earlier as well but giving it a new go due to that I have a lot of family that doesn't know Swedish. They might think it is fun to know what on earth their cousin is doing in the north of Sweden where it soon will only be one hour of sun (hopefully if it is not cloudy..) soon. I haven't been that active on any social media lately either so don't have a lot of pictures or such to share right now. I know I have pictures on my camera that is at home though! I might actually take some time to go through those now then. Tomorrow I will bring you on and adventure in the fire lab here at school. We are going to do tests in a so called cone calorimeter. What it does is that it gathers the smoke from the sample we put on fire and then we can do a whole lot of calculations for that material. I don't want do bore the guts out you guys but with pictures and such it will probably be much more interesting, I mean how can pictures of things burning be boring 😉


Well, I guess I should continue doing some calculations now so I don't loose my flow to much! Talk to you guys later!

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Everyday life

​God kväll på er!

Jag ska snart ut och plocka lite blåbär igen. Har blivit lite som en ny hobby. Dessa blåbär på bilden är från förra veckan och står fortfarande i kylen och väntar på att förvandlas till en god blåbärspaj men det får vänta tills imorgon. Imorgon är planen att ta en sväng ner på stan och kolla lite och kanske avsluta på Bishops! Men mer om det imorgon. Nä ska se på slutet av 112 - på liv och död och sedan ska jag ut! På med gummistövlar och en skön jacka så är jag redo!

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Everyday life

Hej på er!

Det var inte går och det kan bero på att jag legat sjuk i en vecka nu. Har tagit mig till föreläsningar och det är ungefär det men har börjat bli bättre och har mest hosta och snuva kvar, är inte lika tung i huvudet längre vilket är skönt. Det är såhär varje höst, Nolle-sjukan. Nolle-sjukan påstås komma från Nolle-P och det är nog mest för att en massa folk från landets alla hörn träffas och olika virus och bakterier slängs runt mellan alla och dessa attackerar även oss gamlingar (känns helt sjukt att jag ska börja 3:an nu!). Men men inte så mycket att göra åt det utan att vila bort den. När jag tänker efter så var det länge sedan jag var såhär utslagen så länge. Jag kanske har haft lite nästäppa och ont i halsen men inte såhär. Aja, man måste väl få det ibland!

Det som var ändå skönt var att jag köttade igenom massor av litteraturen förra veckan så har inte hamnat efter i det. Ska väl komma ikapp något kapitel (i min egna planering) till men sedan så ska jag kolla på hur jag ska lägga upp inlärningen av informationen :) Nä nu ska jag dricka upp mitt te så jag kan göra mig iordning för dagens föreläsning.

​Fick blir en suddig bild för den där tjejen vägrar sitta stilla. :)

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God förmiddag på er!

Denna vecka har bestått av att göra lägenheten redo för kommande läsår. Mycket kläder som ska säljas, har försökt hela sommaren med att lägga ut på Tradera och även lagt ut en hel del men nu har jag bestämt mig för att ta hjälp av Sellpy. Har nog totalt 3 stora IKEA kassar med saker som ska/har säljas/sålts. Stod även på loppas tidigt i somras men det var lite fel sorts publik men vi gick nog +/- noll i alla fall så det är väl skönt. Hade beställt en påse från Sellpy och tja den fyllde jag fort så har beställt 3 till och kanske inte måste fylla dom till gränsen att den nästan går sönder.. Förstår inte att jag har så mycket kläder, okej allt är inte mitt men en stor del är det. Har nog börjat lista ut vad jag faktiskt tycker om att ha på mig och börjar anpassa min garderob efter det.

När allt detta har blivit sålt har jag tre saker som står på inköpslistan. Det är en mysig pyjamas som man kan ha och mysa i på morgonarna på helgerna då man inte måste stressa iväg någonstans. Sedan är det en fodralklänninng eller liknande som man kan ha under en mysig tjocktröja (är inte hundra på detta..). Och sist men inte minst ett par nya vinterskor, detta kommer nog bli mitt stora köp denna höst. De jag har och älskar enormt är slitna helt på insidan i hälen. Jag har aldrig riktigt tyckt om vinterskor men dessa har jag fallit för och jag är glad att det är ett par klassiker för de säljs fortfarande ca 5 år senare. Det är ett par Timberland skor med lite högre skaft. Stod mellan bruna eller deras brun/gula färg och efter ett samtal med pappa bestämde vi oss för att de brun/gula skulle vara coola.


Denna pyjamas kommer från Lindex och är den jag har spanat in, vill dock klämma och känna i butik först men hittade inte den när jag var där igår.. Men enligt hemsidan ska de finnas, får fråga nästa gång helt enkelt.

Dessa hittade jag på footway.se och tja det var klurigt att välja färg men det blev den vänstra! Ska dock vänta lite med att beställa dom.

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