Category: Shopping

Shopping summary

• May 31, 2005 • Comments (0)
Shopping summary

Books (fewer than usual): Last orders at the Liar’s Bar. The Official Story of The Beautiful South.by Mike Pattenden The DaVinci Code by Dan Brown Brick Lane by Monica Ali Ryanair’s Dublin guide At the Guinness Storehouse: Guinness top Guinness fridge magnet Guinness apron Other tidbits: Big postcard of William Strang’s painting of Vita Sackville-West […]

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Weird tomatoes and trays

• March 30, 2005 • Comments (0)
Weird tomatoes and trays

The other day I bought a weird looking tomatoe at NK. It’s dark green and red bordering on purple. It was expensive, but I wanted to try it since they recommended it for sallads because of the good taste. And rightly so. Very yummy. Sweeter than a regular tomatoe and none of that itchyness I […]

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Trying to figure out lampmaking

• February 9, 2005 • Comments (0)

It’s hard to find good information on lampmaking, my new project. I’ve looked for Swedish sites, without luck, then English ones.. but there’s very little information on the web. Also the English instructions might not work for Swedish lamps (different plugs and voltage etc). There’s one book, “Lampor att göra själv” by Emeli Mårtensson, but […]

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Shopoholic

• January 11, 2005 • Comments (0)
Shopoholic

Sometimes I wonder about my shopoholic tendencies. What is it that makes the spending of money and the acquiring of new garments, gadgets, books and whatnot so rewarding? Judging from comments from others I’m not alone to feel this way. It’s a form of addiction, though in my case I feel I am aware of […]

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I found the handbags

• December 5, 2004 • Comments (0)

It turned out that the handbag guys had switched markets – from Portobello to Petticoat Lane. I didn’t find the ones that look like high-heeled shoes, but there were plenty of corset model for myself and some to sell on Tradera. In just two hours I filled the big striped bag I had brought to […]

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Autumn all around

• October 9, 2004 • Comments (0)
Autumn all around

Food. So much food. I cooked way too much for the CWA crony meeting at my place Thursday. Now the freezer’s full of boxes with chicken veggie wok with coconut and chili. It turned out okay, I guess. Today I picked the final paprika from the plant on the balcony. It’s a cold day, definitely […]

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Shopping in Japanese

• June 14, 2004 • Comments (0)

I ordered some records from the Japanese version of Amazon a few weeks ago. Estimated time of delivery was sometime between June 26 and July 3. They arrived today! A nice birthday present. Less nice was the fact that I was charged taxes and customs fees – SEK 269. Luckily I had managed to order […]

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The Shopper

• August 25, 2002 • Comments (0)

Okay. So I need to stop buying stuff. Or to learn how to throw away things. My apartment is getting so crowded that I have had serious plans of moving to something bigger. But shouldn’t two rooms be enough for one person? Today I went to look at a 3 room apartment here in Stureby. […]

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Big book sale

• February 21, 2001 • Comments (0)

It’s been many days since I last wrote, but I haven’t been as idle as it may seem. I’ve started to write a â€?surf diaryâ€? at Aftonbladet. In Swedish, of course. It’s a new experience writing a diary-like page in Swedish, but I like it. Hopefully it will improve my neglected Swedish writing, too. The […]

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