Feeling Grey .. Feeling Blue


Jasmine Elnadeem

It doesn’t take a lot to confirm that weather affects your mood, and in Sweden we witness more dark days than the bright ones.

Things has been a little gloomy when you wake up in the morning and see no light.

So it is time to take your vitamin D regularly and hope for the best.

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But what else can you do in these days to have a bit of fun?!

Oh baby, I got some tips for you:

1- Take a hike and see all the colored leaves. I actually moved to new place so looking forward to explorer the area around us.

2- Fika and more Fika. Yes Swedes love to have a lot of coffee breaks (fika) but in these days cafes feels more warm and cozy than the rest of the year.

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3- Mysa time. It means cozy up. You can do that alone or with friends. Light some candles, put some flowers and enjoy a drink or two.

4- Time to go to the museum. Last year I spent a lot of rainy days at different museums. Still there is the ABBA museum which I wish to see this year.

5- Get fit in the gym. More Swedes turn to escape the dark mornings and days by heading to the gym. It is natural to invest some quality time in oneself. Running outside makes no sense so the gym is an ideal place anytime.

Today I’m heading to the gym after work, I will have an early dinner then cozying up in front of TV or maybe I will curl up with a book.

Have a great day y’all! Puss Puss

A Day To Remember


Jasmine Elnadeem

Hallo world! Hope you’re having a great week so far. I have been working non stop for weeks but finally starting to get everything under control. So worth it.

Haha, you should see the chaos of clothes that’s going on on our bedroom floor right now. I have no time to make any laundry!! But at least I get the chance to discover my hidden clothes in the closet now!

Finally I’m blogging again and I’m back on my regular workout routine again.

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I wake up early in the morning feeling That I can give much more energy for the rest of the day.

Today I decided not to work any extra hours and dispose my evening for other fun stuff, lazy stuff or must-do’s instead.

Today is a day to remember indeed!

Today I will DREAM, full moon, a pink sky and a glass of wine. Just to feel relaxed and happy! Tomorrow is another day.

Kisses and good night to y’all ❤

Mys to survive a swedish winter


Jasmine ElnadeemWhen you move from a hot country to a cold one like Sweden, you need to be extra positive in your thoughts.

Don’t expose yourself to the rain and wind until you freeze like hell. Think about all the wonderful things you are going to do when you get back indoors. Like: light candles, take a warm bath, drink hot chocolate, read a good novel, drink glögg by the open fireplace, bake or cook something delicious, get under the down-covers with your little cats, etc.

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Swedish people survive their winter doing lots of Mysa.

Mysa is the Swedish word for enjoy oneself. We almost have this in English with the word snuggle, but if you’re gonna be mysering in Swedish, you can do it with someone, alone, or even in a café.

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Ex: Ikväll ska jag mysa framför tv! (Tonight, I will cosy up in front of the tv!)

Oh, my swedish still sucks but I know the cozy words, hahahaha

Yes, the Swedes do get really tired of the darkness, rain and snow and they usually take at least one annual trip to sunny locations a year. However, they still hold a place in their hearts for these warm, cozy nights in front of the fireplace or candles when the storms are howling outside.

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This weekend I won’t be doing any mysa, I will be more partying and dancing my ass off with my babe Jamie to celebrate her birthday, but you try to enjoy your mysa.

xoxo