Once a weekend!



The highlight of the weekend aside from being sick and in hospital, Saturdays have become my favorite days to explore new places, cities in Sweden.

Few weeks ago I went to visit Vaxholm. Me and my boyfriend took the Waxholmsboalget boats to the in the Stockholm archipelago.
We found out later on that you can actually go to the town by bus using your SL card. Still taking the ferry was magical especially on the way back to Stockholm. The view was so pretty and it was a sunny day!

The best thing to do in Vaxholm is to simply stroll around. Don’t forget to stroll along the harbour. 
Vaxholm is the name of both a town and the island it is on and is located in the central portion of the archipelago.
Thanks to google search I found the best place for a Swedish “fika”, Vaxholms Hembygdsgårds Café which is beautifully situated on a small peninsula. There you will find all sorts of traditional Swedish dishes like cold-roasted salmon with dill stewed potatoes, smoked shrimps and the classic “shrimp sandwich” (in Swedish: räkmacka). Not to even mention the amazing desert buffet with cookies and pastries! OMG yum yum for the nuf nuf tummy.

The first thing you may notice when arriving at Vaxholm, apart from a boat petrol station, is its fortress. It was constructed under King Gustav Vasa in the 16th century, though most of it was rebuilt in the 19th century. It protected Stockholm city successfully from the Danes in the 17th century and the Russians in the 18th. The view from above is really amazing especially on a sunny day.
We had early dinner before we leave the island at Magasinet i Waxholm
This restaurant has everything you would want, great organic food, great wine, great view, friendly staff and a shop underneath to browse. 

Have a nice weekend y’all, XOXO

LACE IS MORE


Crisp white shirt from: Kappahl

I spent my weekend walking in the city not believing that I am living in this city.

I moved to stockholm in January 2015 and time just flew.

I have been suffering from the hay-fever symptoms for over 3 months. The pollen is killing me! My eyes are itchy, my nose is blocked and I can’t breath well.

The antihistamine aren’t working anymore but as I can’t take this no more, I decided to enjoy the sunny weekend no matter what.

I went for FIKA with my friend then hopped into town for some errands and today I had some Lebanese food, wine and shisha under the sun with my boyfriend.

Tomorrow I will be back to work but soon gonna celebrate my birthday with my beloved ones.

Hope you had a lovely weekend too! LOVE

BANISHING MY NEGATIVE THOUGHTS!


Jasmine Elnadeem

The human mind thinks about a squillion thoughts every day. These thoughts can be positive or negative. And who doesn’t have any negative thoughts even the ones that seem positive.

I think it is ok to have negative thoughts in mind for one or two days then I try not to believe these thoughts. While it’s true that things may not have gone the way I always wanted them to, letting negative thinking obliterate your self-confidence won’t help you get back on track.

There’s nothing wrong with choosing to have a positive thought in order to survive. If you can’t get any positive thoughts, then therapy can be a safe place to explore your self talk, internal critic and to consciously rework them into empowering messages.

It is normal to experience ups and downs in our daily lives and negative events that come along can send us spiraling into a bad mood, but learning how to recognize those times when we are starting to feel down can change our feelings to something more positive.

Jasmine Elnadeem

Spread Your Wings, Time To Fly. Make The Leap & Own The Sky!

Jasmine ElnadeemRemember to surround yourself with things that make you smile or laugh. Stop over-analyzing the situation and focus on your feelings.

I still insist on keeping my goals and dreams in front of me.To make a list of all of the positive things in my life. Being grateful to where I’m now, proud of myself to pass all the obstacles and challenges through my life.

I wished to be the perfect daughter or the perfect girlfriend but I’m not perfect. I’m no baby though and I don’t need anyone to be proud of me. I will follow my dreams no matter how far I will have to go.

Today I decided to smile overcoming negative thinking and to ignore the voice inside my head telling me that I’m not good enough or not worthy of love.

Today I’m also going to gym with my friend for some happy hormones, then catching up over dinner. And tomorrow is another day! XOXO