Wednesday, 8 January 2014


There is something nice about the beginning of a new year, it seems people are filled with hope following the weeks after making new years resolutions. Whilst I find the fad diets etc exhausting and unnecessary there is just something lovely about how people are for that short period of time, when they feel they can change the parts of themselves or their lives that they are unhappy with. The possibilities appear to be endless!

Sunday, 5 January 2014

The Bridge/Bron/Broen

The Bridge is a Swedish/Danish TV series on its second season which is currently showing on the BBC.
I fell over the first series by accident when browsing iPlayer in (I believe) 2012 and absolutely loved it! It was way sadder than I would normally like any TV or movie I watch to be but the main Swedish character is absolutely awesome! So have been waiting and desperately hoping that BBC would buy the rights for the second season as well.

The idea is that whatever the crime is it happens on or (in this season) under the bridge that connects Sweden to Denmark and as such the Swedish and Danish police needs to work together to solve it. In the first season they were solving just one crime throu that season and appears to be the same this time around. As mentioned first season was sadder than I'd like and I am hoping this one will be less so. However I am so just watching this for the kick ass Swedish police office cause she is my idol!
Her name is Saga (which in Swedish means fairytale) and she has no social filter, i.e she says whats she thinks and means without first filtering it, she also doesn't seem to have the same emotional response to things. As in most scenarios or actions (but not all) don't really evoke any feelings for her. In the second season she seems to try and work on this a bit more, partly I think due to the Danish Police officer that she works with in the series. However whilst no social filter might seem like a bad thing it has a tendency to make her appear more genuine than most people.

All in all I suggest everyone should watch this!

On as completely random note I actually once started to write a Swedish "fairytale" about a character named Saga called  En saga om Saga (a fairytale about Saga), I still have it, just never finished it.  

Wednesday, 1 January 2014

2013 is over, bring on the new year!

So it's 2014. Sadly I started the new year with my cold from just before Christmas returning which doesn't feel like a good way to start the year, but what can you do.

As for 2013 I'm not sure if it was a good year or not. My job which I enjoyed thoroughly in 2012 started to loose it spark for a bunch of different reasons which I wont go into now, sadly work is a big part of my life and that taking a turn for the worse probably means more to me than most.
I had to move, thou that turned out to be a good thing (but finding a new place and actually moving was not).
I realised I want to do more things like going to the theatre and as such went and saw the light Princess which was absolutely wonderful! I've promised myself to do more of that in the new year, which makes for a nice new years resolution.
I took on way to much as usual, which actually was my resolution not to do for 2013, so clearly that failed, and found I couldn't fit everything in stressing myself out a bit. I let my friends convince me to celebrate my birthday and for the first time in years it went off without a glitch (seriously my birthdays have been jinxed)!
I made some new friends as well as worked on keeping in touch with some old ones, thou not as well as I should do.

There was lots of other small and big things but writing them all down would take forever (or it would at least feel like it) so I wont. In essence it was a year that could definitely have been better and I wont be saying goodbye to it with great sadness. However there was one thing which made 2013 quite special and that is that my meds are working really well and I'm the best I've been physically since I got sick.  I'm hoping that in 2014 I will keep improving and planning to take a holiday other than home this year as I haven't done so since I fell ill. I've even started to try and make jewellery again (just a little bit so far), but my writing has sadly fallen to the wayside.

In essence I guess my resolution for 2014 is to do more of the things I want as well as not over do it and most of all to improve my character and my mind as well as my body.  That's not to say that I dislike who I am now, cause I really don't, but everyone evolves all the time and I just want to work on ensuring that the person I am at the end of this year is better than the one at the start if it :)