Music favourites

Hi,

Recently I have felt a need to listen to old albums. Not that they are actually that old, but just albums I have not listened to for months or years. So…. if you are stuck in a music rut and need help to get out, I have a few music tips for you!

Maria Mena – Growing pains
I do not think I will ever get tired of this album. There is something about Maria Mena that makes me feel whatever she is feeling. During some songs she makes me feel heartbroken, without really being it. And there are so many of her songs that are just beautiful to listen to.

 

Kanye West – My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy
Well, this is quite the opposite of the previous album. But I do not really ever get tired of listening to it. This album makes me feel kind of bad ass sometimes, haha! I do not like all of the songs, but most of them are pretty good.

 

Bastille – All This Bad Blood
This is one album I will never, ever get sick of. Bastille is one of my favourite bands, ever. So I am a little bias here… BUT you should still give this album one and a half hours of your life. I promise you it is worth it!

 

Of Monsters And Men – My Head Is An Animal
I think they have an unique sound, and I really enjoy listening to something that is a bit different. I did see them live this fall, and the album does not justify them! If you ever get the chance; do go to one of their concerts!

 

Birdy – Birdy
Another one that is more on the quiet and calm side. Birdy is so talented, and I really enjoy listening to her calm and amazing voice. You should really give this album a listen!

 

Well, that turned out to be an odd mix. My music taste is a bit… undecided? I do not love or only listen to one category, I just listen to what fits my mood. So hope you enjoy at least some of the songs provided from these albums.

Love, Sandra

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My Five Favourite Films

Hi!

As I have said many times before; lists are my thing. So today I thought I could share my five favourite films with you. I will not tell you about the plot of any of these films, but I will insert the trailer so watch that if any of these makes you curious! These are in random order, since I could not decide which one I like the most.

1. Inception
This is a film that really fascinates, and confuses, me. The plot is literally going to mess with your head. It is one of those films that stick with you after you have watched it. I do not want to spoil the film, so I will show you the trailer instead of talking to much about it.

2. Interstellar
One thing that scares me when thinking to hard and to much of it is space. It is so massive and we are such a small part of it. This film definitely gets you thinking about that. Christopher Nolan was the director of this film (he also directed Inception), and he has a tendency to make intense films like this. I have not watched this since it was in theaters in the fall of 2014, so I will definitely watch this again very soon!

3. Spotlight
Spotlight is my newest addition to the list, I saw it in the theaters a couple of weeks ago. What fascinates me most about this film is that it is based on a real story. And that story freaks me out a bit. This might just be me being a little ignorant, but I did not know the issue was as big as it is. And to see this on screen is a wake-up call. This is one you all should see if you have not gotten around to it yet.

4. The Day After Tomorrow
This is the kind of movie you never forget watching. I have only watched it a couple of times many years ago, but I still remember the movie and the impression it made on me. Even though I have not watched this many times, it is still one of my favourite films. It is, yet again, one of those that gets you thinking about the world we live in.

5. The Harry Potter films
This is more of a nostalgic or sentimental choice. I grew up watching these films, and it had to be mentioned. I am a sucker for all of the Harry Potter films. I have watched them all multiple times, and I never seem to get sick of them. I think it is because of the feelings and memories that are attached to these films. If you have 17 minutes and 47 seconds to spare, here is the trailer:


Writing this made me realize one thing, and that is that I need to start watching more movies again as soon as possible!

Love, Sandra

Throwback … Monday?

Hi,

I have a little throwback for you guys this Monday. Unfortunately I cannot use the catchy phrases ‘Throwback Thursday’ or ‘Flashback Friday’. I do think it is a shame that Monday does not have its own catchy phrase… But enough about that!

I wanted to show you guys a nice trip I have walked a few times this fall. I actually used it to show a visitor I had some of the most famous sights in London. The thing about this little route is that you see many sights while not using a lot of time. The times I have walked this route I have used about one hour to one hour and a half.

Walk the one that takes 51 minutes to walk according to Google Maps, you will see the most (at least from my experience) if you walk that route. Another recommendation is to walk across the Millenium Footbridge, and cross the river again over the Waterloo Bridge. I, personally, think that this is the route where the views are the best. But do feel free to walk wherever you want, there are a lot of beautiful sights to see along the Thames river wherever you choose to walk.

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We took the tube to London Bridge and walked to City Hall from there
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The Shard from bellow
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Tower Bridge from afar
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Walking over the Millennium Footbridge
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St. Paul’s Cathedral in sight
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London Eye and Big Ben seen from Waterloo Bridge
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Big Ben and the Palace of Westminster
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Big Ben and the Palace of Westminster seen in the sunset
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Another picture of both London Eye and Big Ben

Love, Sandra

My Christmas

Hi,

I woke up early this Saturday morning, so I thought I could start my day with writing a post about my Christmas. I was home three and a half weeks, which I thought was going to give me plenty of time for working, spending time with my family and seeing my friends again. I do not know why, but every time I go home I am surprised about how fast the time goes by. It literally felt like I was home for a week, and I wish I had time to do a lot more than what I actually ended up doing. Nevertheless, it was good to be home and have a Christmas filled with snow and a cold winter! London can be cold in its own way (with the horribly cold wind) but nothing beets the good old minus 20 degrees and a meter with snow on the ground ❤

I do suck at taking pictures, I always seem to forget it unfortunately… But at least I have some!

(click on the pictures to see a bigger size of the images and the full caption)

I think I can learn one of two things from this:
1. I do not take pictures unless I am drinking or going out
2. I drink too much

I think we will leave it at that, and not conclude with anything. I do fear the answer would have been the latter…

Love, Sandra

Hi there

Hi,

It has been a very long time since we last ‘spoke’. I never ment for the break to be this long, throughout the summer holidays my intention was to start blogging again in October. But since this blog is for one of my modules at university I wanted to know what our brief was for this year before I did anything with the blog. I only found out this years brief today, so that is why the break has been so long. I am sorry about that! But I am back for a little while, so enjoy it while you can! I have pictures and experiences I want to share, so there are a few posts coming up.

(click on the pictures to see a bigger size of the images and the full caption)

Love, Sandra

Holland Park and Kyoto Garden

Hi!

Before I left London for the summer I had to see Holland Park and Kyoto Garden, and I finally had time to do that earlier this week. This is where Holland Park and Kyoto Garden is: (zoom out if you need a better view)

This park has to be one of my favourites, it is a shame it is so far away from where I live. I love how the dogs run around and enjoy life. They even play with each other if they feel like it. Seeing this made me miss Casper even more. I am so glad that it is not too many days left before I see him again! Anyways, on to the pictures:

– Sandra

Traveling 

Hi!

I can now officially say that I am very tired of travelling between London and Lillehammer. Luckily for me, this is the last time I do it for almost four months.

I am now on the train, and I have about 50 minutes left before I am home. This has been a sad and stressful day, I wish traveling was more fun! It started out with saying goodbye to Stine and Kristina around 11am, which was sad. It feels so weird that I am not going to see them almost every day anymore…

I am quite certain that none of you are interested in hearing about my entire day of traveling, so I will spare you all. Let’s just say that my plane ended up taking off 50 minutes later than scheduled, and I had to run like crazy with a 14 kg bag on my back and a 22 kg heavy suitcase to try to get on my train. I made it, which meant that I did not have to wait at the airport for another hour. That made my day a 1000 times better 😀

This post is not completely pointless, I do have some pictures to show you! I had a seat by the window, and the view was quite good today.

Now that I have written this post it is only 20 minutes left before I arrive in Lillehammer, Finally!

– Sandra