Around here: Christmas 2015.

December 24th.

Today is the big day around here so it's time to wish everyone a Very Merry Christmas :)

Around here: Glimpses from December so far.

2015 Top 5.

TV shows

Tusen år till julafton | 1864 | The Affair | Mad Men | Det är inte så dumt att bli gammal

This feels like the most random mix - one Swedish Advent calendar mini series, two American TV shows, one Danish mini series and a Swedish (mini) documentary series. But, as I looked through my life lately entries from 2015 these are the shows that stood out. Mad Men (which I will miss dearly) and The Affair were entertaining and Tusen år till julafton super cute while 1864 and Det är inte så dumt att bli gammal had the most lasting impact on me, on a deeper level.


Far from the Madding Crowd | Little Boy | Still Alice | Testament of Youth | The Theory of Everything

I feel like 2015 had more good quality films than previous years so it was quite difficult to pick a top 5 (I know some of these came out in 2014 but I didn't watch them until 2015 so I'm including them here). Honorable mentions would be Everest and The Imitation Game.


Little Bee | The Opposite of Loneliness | Sarah's Key | Shifting Colours | We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves

Out of the 12 books I read this year these were the ones I enjoyed the most. I don't necessarily think any of these would make it to my all-time favourites, but they were definitely worth reading and opened my eyes to certain issues I didn't know much about before. I wasn't very intentional about picking these books but realize now that it's easy to detect a common theme of injustice and prejudice in them, with the exception of The Opposite of Loneliness. Quite fitting for a year like 2015, as it turned out.

Project Life: September.

I finished my September spreads not that long ago so I thought I'd share them, a bit late. There are only three spreads from the whole month, but that will change dramatically once I document our trip to Croatia.

Project Life: November.

Here are my PL spreads from November. Apparently I liked BW and stripes this month :) I still have quite a few spreads to complete from earlier this year, but despite that I've never been this caught up with my yearly scrapbooking before. I hope I will be able to have my photo book printed early in the new year.

Around here: The first Sunday of Advent.

Life lately: November 2015.

Watching | Spectre at the cinema, Inside Out and the Shaun the Sheep Movie at home. I am not a huge Bond fan, but I can't deny that the films are entertaining in many ways. Inside Out and Shaun the Sheep were both super cute.

Listening to | Music from Så mycket bättre, especially by Miriam Bryant and Lisa Nilsson.

Consuming | Homemade sweets from the Christmas market we went to at the castle last weekend + saffron buns, yum.

Reading | I finished Sarah's Key by Tatiana de Rosnay. Such a fascinating story about historic events I knew very little about beforehand.

Visiting | My parents as well as my youngest sister and her new baby kitty Alfons - the cutest little furball I ever did see.

Enjoying | Attending my friend's Disney-themed birthday party at the beginning of the month, trying out my new camera lens, getting the opportunity to do a short internship at the local police department and D.A.'s office, decorating and planning for Christmas and of course memory keeping.

Making | Project Life spreads.

Looking forward to | Finishing my Christmas shopping, making this year's gingerbread house and Christmas of course :)