Sunday, December 31, 2023

happy, hopeful, healthy sparkly new year 2024

As we are saying farewell to 2023, for many of us a sadly disappointing and dispiriting year for various reasons, I also like to remember it as a year full of lessons and growth. Because what else can we take with us from a year as draining as this one?

I had such high hopes for a truly great year, after the chaos of 2022, but those hopes were firmly put to shame. Of course there were regular pockets of joy, those tiny glimmers of fun and awesomeness that help us survive the general bleakness. But at the end of 2023 I alas don’t feel I’m nearly where I had planned to be at the beginning of the year.

So for 2024 I really do hope things will get back on track, that I find my kind of people, and my purpose, more joy than only pockets of it, less worry and disappointment, more hope and happy times. 

And so much more kindness, compassion and decency for the world and its sentient beings. 

The future is vegan, so let 2024 finally be the year of healthy, insightful, kind, sustainable, peaceful choices by more people. 

Thank you for the lessons 2023, welcome 2024, let’s bring peace and purpose to this world, let us make it a much better place to live and prosper in!


Sunday, December 24, 2023

have yourselves a lovely little christmas 2023 ~


Hoping for a warm, kind and compassionate Christmas for most every sentient being on this planet - I know 2023 certainly hasn’t shown an abundance of human behaviour that deserves such care and concideration, but to hope most of us cling still. And other innocent animals deserve it, always.

Myself I’m alas feeling poorly again, with odd symptoms of weird things, so I might just have to find a doctor’s appointment when this weekend is over to hopefully sort it out. I’m so so so tired of feeling slightly off since the long flu in October… It will be a very low key weekend and lots of sleeping here.

As I haven’t been able to post a reply to the sweetest comment on the previous post, I will give my gratitude to and joy over it here instead, so dear That reader/writer I hope your holidays are/will be bright and beautiful.

Be kind, stay safe and warm ~ 

Sunday, December 03, 2023

thank you november, welcome december 2023


And happy Advent 1st!

This could lead to another lengthy post, but I like to keep it short and focus on three things I concider the highlights this past month, of late November and early December.

This was fun, being interviewed by and on the November 2022 cover of this online magazine. If you’re an old reader here, you most likely now my story already, but I have to say that pondering my way through the answers was actually a bit of an eye opener for myself too. If you want to read the article in full, just follow this link

Winter suddenly appeared with a very heavy snowfall on these Stockholm and suburbs latitudes a week ago. It’s beautiful and light, but it also brings poor or non existing snow ploughing, issues and delays in public transport (as if things weren’t bad enough prior to the usual Swedish winter weather…) and colder temperatures. Outdoors as well as indoors with increased energy prices. Again. 

I try to look at it as beautiful and seasonally appropriate, as well as remembering how much fun it was as a child, to spend many hours in the snow playing. Not feeling very playful in the snow at this time in my life, but I’m ever so grateful for my Icebugs BU-Grips boots doing their job during yet another snowy, icy season winter season. 

It’s really difficult to imagine having survived all scary, icy streets prior to these boots. They really are life saviours. Now available in vegan versions too, so when these companions have been worn to pieces they will be vegan all the way for me too. 

Just this Friday I gave myself an early Christmas gift - a hair cut. It was exactly four months since my last one. At a salon. (And prior to that about five years since I last went to a hairdresser instead of DIY:in it.)

Could obviously have saved money for more important things, but I felt rather desperately blah (post October flu blues?) and treated myself to this. I’m happy I did. Somewhat shorter than last time. And the short bangs makes me look like my five year old self (with grey hair). 

Mysteriously the hair cut that aimed to focus on my curls and my natural messy look, have during the weekend turned into something more sleek and polished. I guess that transformation comes from having a professional giving attention to the details - as opposed to me being creative with the scissors.

Looking forward to washing it and have a go with my own styling products. As someone said, I like it to be effortlessly chic. Fingers crossed for that.

And December being a light, bright, joyous month with good vibes and happy news only.

Thanks November, for paving the way for that! 

(See, three things as promised.) đŸ€❄️🕯️

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