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Thanks universe (/God/karma) for a great Friday! I probably laid the basis yesterday already by fueling myself with a good night's sleep and a protein-packed dinner consisting of a tuna/chicken salad, scrambled egg whites, chick peas and fried halloumi.

The day started off with an intense plyo/high-rep leg session. I already told you I hate the gym I go to. It is poorly equipped and always packed with weird, non-serious and smelly people. Therefore, I really take it as a mission to against all odds be able to pull off a decent workout each time I go there.

Had a good day at work, and our Friday fika actually consisted of white wine and chocolate muffins! The German intern Sebastian apologised to me for the poor range of muffin flavours; "they didn't have any with tuna". I guess my daily (smelly) eating-tuna-out-of-the-can routine has made an impression? Not necessarily a good one though. (Mind you, to try to make the tuna tastier by adding some cinnamon to it, is NOT a good idea...)

A happy Sebastian in between two muffins

Oh well, even if I didn't have any chocolate muffins, I am not exactly starving at work:

After work (we got to end early, yay!) I went for some grocery shopping. Basically bought the whole store and after a long Skype call with Sweden and a massive dinner, I am now ready to call it a day! Need my energy for tomorrow. After all, it is my second to last British Saturday...

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After a bad night's sleep, I have had to rely on massive amounts of caffeine to get me through the day. After all, coffee is a hug in a mug, right? 😄

The weather is a bit unsteady but the sun came out for a couple of minutes in the middle of the day. Luckily, I managed to time that with my lunch break, so my lunch hour was spent walking around in a close-by park.

Will try to stay awake and be productive for another hour. It is nice to live within walking distance from work, so that I can get home quickly. Starting to grasp this whole left-hand side traffic thing also, which of course makes walking home easier...and safer😊.

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Long time no see! But come on, cut me some slack here: I moved to a new place last Friday and the following days have been spent getting to know the area, unpacking and working....Thankfully, I managed to squeeze in a visit to the cinema on Sunday.

The film was great! My cinema company, aka the bag of tomato-flavoured popcorn, was not so good though...

I also adopted a little cactus I found hidden away in a box at the office. I felt a weird connection to it for some reason? The little fellow has already taught me so much about life, one this being that karma is a myth! Because, after petting it, putting it by the window and (trying to) remove the fake pink flowers to make it feel better, it out of the blue stung me!! How incredibly ungrateful is that?!

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Friday again! Can't believe another week has passed. When I first arrived I felt like I had an infinite amount of days and weekends ahead, but suddenly I find myself carefully planning the few weekends I have left to make sure I manage to squeeze everything in!

The weather here is back to normal; clouds and rain. But I must admit I am quite happy it is not blistering hot anymore, makes it easier to work, sleep and workout. Days like these I make sure to wear some colour to get a little bit of summer-feeling 🌴

After work today I am going home for a quick and early dinner, then I am off to my new place! The good thing is that I already know the new area quite well, as it is next to my gym and also really close to the office.

Happy Friday!


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Yesterday sure was a long day as it seemed like time stood still at work. Yesterday evening was spent packing my bags fore the move tomorrow. Unfortunately, that gave me quite a wake-up call as I realized I am going to have to cut down on shopping the remaining weeks if I will have any chance to avoid paying a sh*tload of money to fly everything home😖 Just to make it even more "interesting", most stuff is really fragile too, so will have to find a way to fit it all in my hand luggage...oh well, now I have a legit excuse to spend my money on jewelry and food!😏

Food shopping actually took place today at lunch already, as I'm having a film night with my new landlord tomorrow. Naturally, I appointed myself Head of snacking:


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Such a slooow day at work! With few colleagues in the office, the boss out of town and most clients away on holidays, it is hard to find anything constructive to do. But I shouldn't complain I guess. After a demanding year in school, it is nice to speed things down a bit to a more normal level.

I do the best to energize myself with strong coffee and a table-tennis game from now and then (yes we have on at the office!). Today, the acting manager was also so kind to bring us some doughnuts! Even if that's not my cup of tea, I think it was a really nice gesture :)

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At work eating my daily can of tuna. Luckily, my colleagues are too polite to complain about the smell ;)

The sun is shining today so we might go to the food market a few blocks away for lunch.

I love listening to podcasts and talk radio and I do that more than ever here, as I spend a lot of time in my own company. As in Sweden, it is mostly old episodes of Ashberg in Radio 1, mixed up with Tyngre radio on my way to the gym.

But it is something about the summer that makes me want to cuddle up with some eerie ghost stories! So currently a listen a lot to these 3 podcasts:

1.Mordpodden

Two narrators chronologically telling the story of real murders that has taken place in Sweden.

https://mordpodden.com/avsnitten/

2.Creepypodden with Jack Werner

If you want to mix up the summer heat with some chills down your back, Creepypodden is a must! Scary stories and creepypastas (=horror-related legends that have been copy-and-pasted around the Internet, such as the Slender Man) and lots of creepy sound effects.

http://sverigesradio.se/sida/avsnitt?programid=4845

3.De dödas röster

I accidentally found this mini summer radio series in 8 parts and I absolutely loved every second of it! It is a horror/ghost story told like a documentary (think: Blair witch project, radio edition). It is really addictive and I finished it in no time! If you "like" demons, the paranormal and those sort of things, you are going to LOVE this one!

http://sverigesradio.se/sida/gruppsida.aspx?programid=4947&grupp=22825

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Friday two weeks ago I realised I needed to find new housing with short notice. Consequently, my agenda that was already maximised with important stuff like going to work, eating protein bars, working out, painting my fingernails got a new addition: find a new flat asap!! Therefore, I've been spending my days looking for new places to stay, talking to potential landlords and also visiting some of them.

I managed to find a good place and I move there this Friday. Already yesterday I carried over some stuff (including heavy cans of chick peas and tuna lol) so hopefully the move will go smoothly on Friday. Sure looking forward to get it over with!

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Finally the sun has paid a visit to London! I don't know if it was the sunlight or something in the air that made the day go by super fast, but suddenly my work shift was over and it was time to go home and prepare for FriYay!

Another of today's highlights was my new shirt from Primark:

Finally a shirt that matches my Nutella themed iPhone cover! ;)

My Swedish friend Jennie asked me the other day if I had a crush here in the UK. And actually, I have! I found my new bag at Tesco and it sure was love at first sight, or should I say gulp?! (Oops, that did NOT sound right...)

No, but my all-time UK crush is this sugar free lemonade from Tesco! Refreshing, bitter, sour and sweet at the same time. Eh YUM??!

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On Sunday I woke up quite early to do some house chores before heading off towards Stratford. On the way I passed London Fields where my new Greek friend Kostas sells pies on Sundays at the local farmer's market. I decided to treat myself to a slice of leek/onion pie and, my all-time favourite, a spinach/feta pie.

With a backpack filled with pies (I got some complementary sweet pies with me also!) my umbrella and I continued our quest to the huge Westfield mall in Stratford, where I was going to watch Conjuring 2 in the afternoon.

The plan was to "do" the whole mall before the movie started. However, this it turned out that this goal was slightly too ambitious as it took me about 3 hours just to quickly make my way through the first floor...oups! I am definitely returning here in the nearest future!

The movie was great, definitely lived up to my expectations! The fact that it was set in London of course added an extra "spice" to it ;)


My company for the night was a big café americano (shopping sure is exhausting!) and a bag of vanilla and coconut flavoured popcorn.

The Monday was didn't bring much excitement; a leg workout in the morning at the sh*tty gym, followed by work.

As the office is getting renovated over the weeks to come, we all got to participate in a spontaneous "extreme makeover", initiated by the boss (can you spot him in the pic below?!) #wheriswaldo

Two smashed computers and an almost crushed iPhone (mine of course!!) later, we had made some progress. However, the whole place got completely filled with sawdust, so as the nice intern I am, I volunteered to vacuum clean. I mean, who says no to some free cardio really? (Well, apparently everybody in the office but me!)

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