December 2016

The end of november I put up this little light string in my room to get some Christmas feeling. I love it still so it will probably stay up just cus’ of the coziness it brings to my room. The school did their part as well with bringing Christmas spirit to school by putting up a big real Christmas tree in the entrance.  My flatmate Jurgen hung up the most beautiful advent calendar for us in the flat to open a present every day until we all went home. It was such a cute thing to do and that made it feel like Christmas to me.

IMG_20161121_162427 20161122_170951 20161122_172352 But before we got all 100% Christmas maniac, I got to be invited to my first ever Thanksgiving dinner by the lovely Elaine from US. She and some more made all this food over three days for a big group of us to enjoy with them. Making them feel like home even though they where far away. It was such a wonderful evening and the food was so amazingly good that all of us eat way to much, but that is apparently what you are supported to do hehe. Thank you Elaine and co! 20161123_200115

Then it was finally time for First Advent. Christmas starting for real according to me and Annika haha. She arranged a glögg and Christmas party which I help her with. We baked german Christmas cookies all day long and had a blast. Made frosting and danced in the kitchen to Christmas music, it was a great day. ^^

20161127_132515 20161127_140702 20161127_163343 20161127_163308 Got to spend the end of the day with all of these lovely people. It was just a cozy day and I will remember it for a long time.

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I got a present from Annika as well. A delicious advent chocolate calendar!! THANK YOU!

IMG_20161201_195215 20161201_172520 I am in two choirs here at my uni in Oxford. One does classical music and for this end of semester we performed requiem op. 48. It was brutal but a beautiful piece of music and even better in a church like this(see pic).

20161203_190527 FB_IMG_1480849590318Celebrated Salim who turned 22, you would never have guessed that right haha. It was a lovely evening fixed by Abdel and I am so glad I got to be a part of it and spend time with so many nice people. I have been so lucky this semester to have met all the wonderful and amazing people that I have, I really appreciate everyone of you!
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Ended Fourth advent with making food again with Annika, but this time it was Swedish meatballs on the menu. It was so good it was almost as I was back home when I eat it. Haha.
IMG-20161218-WA0000 20161218_190559 20161218_201646The last morning before going home, we went to Cotê Brasserie for an proper English breakfast and it was so delicious. Extra point to them for having a menu with only gluten free foods.
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2017

Nytt år och nya möjligheter.

2016 var ett helt okej år, några super toppar har det varit så som att bli antagen till att studera i Oxford och lärt känna massa nya underbara människor. Mindre roliga saker som det gångna året fört med sig är saker som missade möjligheter och heartbreak. 

Men jag rester mig starkare än någonsin och är mer bekväm med mig själv än någonsin! 2017 ska bli mitt år och jag ska göra allt jag kan för att uppnå de drömmar och mål jag har. Vad de är och hur det kommer gå får jag se. 

Det är en härlig resa som händer just nu och den kallas för Livet. 

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Home in sweet Sweden

Been home now for a week and it feels so good to be with my family and see my friends again. I have missed them all so much. ❤

The flight home went okey, no rough airholes haha. So that was good, listned to music all the way and my mom and brother where at the airport to pick me up. Best feeling to see them there. 

Since then, christmas has passed and it has been great, the food, the gifts and the company have all been great. I got a small speaker and a handbage among with some other things. 

Now I have been visiting my sweet best friend Johanna and her bf Philip for two days. So amazing to see her and spend time with her again, love to come here and just hang with them and there friends here in Stockholm.

I have five more week of christmas break and during these weeks I will finish puttning up all the pics and storys I have from the passed semester. So be patient, cus’ pics are coming! 

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Exam week is here!

Week 12 has arrived and that means it is time for essays and exams. Final week of fall semester at OBU and it has been amazing! This week is killing me though, it is so tough and I am not at all used to having a week of exams like this. So it is really a challenge, but I finished my essay on Sunday and today me and my group finished the poster for our poster-presentation. Which means I really only have to do the presentation and then the two exams and I am done!

It will be so nice when this week is over and I finally can just rest, spend time with friends here and enjoy the last days before going home for Christmas. I am really sad some people are leaving and not coming back next semester but I still have some of the great people here when I return so it will be okey. I will really enjoy Christmas break though, 6 weeks off will be delightful after the stress the last month has given me.

But – not done yet, so time to go back to the books. Done in 4 day!!

 

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Visit by Matilda

I had my lovely friend Matilda over for a few days in the beginning of November. We started her stay with a day at uni, I needed to finish a paper and so did she, perfect! After that we manage to do all kinds of stuff like, went out for a party night, went to celebrate Bonfire night and see a huge firework. We also did one day in London and got to see Big Ben, London eye, Trafalgar square, Oxford Street and many more places. We had a great time and I am so glad she could come and visit me, I really appreciated it. ^^

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Halloween + 25

Gonna try to get up pictures from the last weeks. May not write so much but a picture are suppose to say more than a 1000 words so hoping for that now. ^^

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So it was my 25 birthday at the end of October and I had a small (30 people) party in my flat. It was so much fun and I am so glad I got to celebrate that day with all the amazing people that I have gotten to know so far here in Oxford. I am so blessed to have so many beautiful people in my life, you all bring me so much joy!  Thank you Annika for the mug and the great idea of letting everyone at the party sign it, will be a memory for life.

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Small pumpkin by Rosie and the big made by Jürgen, my flatmates.

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Me and Julia on a halloween party.

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Uni-life

I’m still alive!

Just keeping myself to busy or Uni is keeping me busy. Have had one paper due per week since week 2, now it is time to get to the heavy stuff though. It’s time for the last exams and essays in two weeks, so will not really get any more free time until that is done.

But even though I’m tired, stressen and exhausted, I really do love it here. It is so fun and I have learn so much so far from being here. That I’m so happy and glad that I get to stay for one more semester, so will only be going home to Sweden for Christmas-break then it is back to Oxford and Brookes at the end of Januari. This is such a great experience and opportunity that I wanna get as much out of it as possible and by staying for a whole year. I will really be able to get good English language and experience to carry with me for the rest of my life, what ever I will be doing.

For now that will be all, just got home from Uni after been there 9 am-9 pm. So now it is time for bed, I think I really deserve it at least. Picture is a typical day for me at the moment. #studentlife

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Stress and exhausted

It’s been a few hectic weeks now, visit from my parents, then birthday weekend, a friend over from Sweden and on top of it all I been sick on and off. Now I’m okay with the sickness, just little cough but otherwise I’m fine. Though it’s been so stressfull to do everything, every free minute I had I’ve been studying. Having one paper due per week it tough, I’m not used to it and then to have other stuff to do as well and wanting to spend time with my family and friends who come and visit. It’s exhausted in the end but also the best thing ever.

I’ve had so good times with them all, doing so much sightseeing, shopping and eating great food while hanging out with some of the best people I have in my life fills up the battery but only so much.

Now I’m looking forward to next week when I only have school and me to think about. It will be so nice to have time to rest and just do nothing in the evenings haha. Sounding like an old lady, but I’m looking forward to it so much, I really need it. But first, going to Edinburgh this weekend haha. Good luck to me!

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Sightseeing in Oxford

When we finally settled down in Oxford, we went out for dinner at a really nice Italian restaurant. Gluten free pasta and pizza, I got the Pasta Carbonara (gf) and it was the best ever. The place is called La Cusina. 
20161023_184216 20161023_184230 20161023_190414 20161023_190426 20161023_190430 The next day we really went all in on the tourist things in the City Cenre. Here mom and dad are just next to the Carfax Tower. 20161024_144347 Christ Church

20161024_145030 20161024_145348 20161024_145801 20161024_145814 This is where they filmed the staircase scene for the first Harry Potter film and they got inspiration from the dining hall to create the one in the film.

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