.. all the little creative things of my everyday life.

"So little of what could happen does happen."

Salvador Dalí

Friday, 31 December 2010

happy new year everyone!!

Yes indeed .. we are blowing this place up tonight! Haha .. Dinner is prepared .. getting ready myself now and then we can let the celebrations begin!

Got friends celebrating all over London now. We are all in different places tonight so I am wishing you an amazing New Years Eve and hope all your wishes come true in 2011! And to all my sweethearts around the globe, you are truly missed on a night like this; my dad and uncle in Arizona, my best friends in LA and Dubai, all my little chickens in Sweden and my lovely family in Iran. We are going global baby .. but you all know that you're always in my heart .. especially when the clock strikes midnight! I love you all ♥

Happy 2011 everyone!!! ♥♥

Big Love / P. x

Tuesday, 28 December 2010


I have found my new favourite game on the iPhone. It's called Soosiz and it's basically like Super Mario, but with cuter figurettes and you can twist the landscapes in endless ways :) I am surprised they have gotten away with so much similarities though .. ? Doesn't matter at all because it's so much fun!! You need to finish all levels in a world to enter the next world and each world is finished by you fighting off the big bad boss! Recognize it? You even have to collect coins to gain star power!

So for all girls that have an iPhone, download it .. You'll be hooked in no time! And for all guys: download it for your girlfriends! It'll allow you to have some alone time .. I promise. Haha

Ciao bella / P. x

Saturday, 25 December 2010

pancake time!

got some cute reigndeer cookies too

Made some nice food today for me and my darling. Decided that one dish wasn't enough so I made dessert aswell: pancakes! Now in Sweden, pancakes are eaten as a main dish .. but I don't believe in that non-sense. I think mine turned out pretty good, don't you think? Anyways, for all of you that don't know how to make nice pancakes here's is the best and the simplest recipe:

2.5 dl flour
6 dl milk
3 eggs
0.5 tsp salt
3 tbl butter

Mix the flour with salt in a bowl. Then add half the milk and stir until smooth. Now add the rest of the milk and all the eggs and whip it up. Then heat the butter in a frying pan and pour in a little bit of the mix at the time. Easy peasy right? Makes about 10 pancakes (depending on the size of your pan) and you can serve it with jam and cream (or whatever that tickles your fancy). And the best thing is that it's much nicer than the ones you buy in the shops .. promise!

Was going to spend this day with my family in London but had other plans so had to cancel. But to them and everybody else .. I truly wish you have all had a magnificent Christmas this year. I know I have :))

Going to watch Dinner for Schmucks now. Heard it's hilarious .. So I'll catch up with you guys later.

Have a nice Christmas Day everyone!

Love / P. x

wrapping up with an image bomb.

swedish style christmas buffét dinner

they were aaaall miiiine (not)

Loved all my Christmas presents this year .. and this one in particular. Remember her from my earlier posts?? Iiiihh .. SO happy!! Thanks sosis ♥

I am finally a proud owner of this beauty .. OH HOW I LOVE YOU! YAY!

Lovely Christmas Eve .. I´ll see you again next year. Thanks to everybody for all the nice messages and love.

Love you all / P. x

Friday, 24 December 2010

merry christmas!!

Starting off with some images from a previous Christmas as we can't all be together this year. Doesn't mean we can't still have fun right? Wishing my family, friends and everybodoy else out there a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!!

Gonna make some nice food now and prepare my Santa mode. Let the celebrations begin! Wohoo / P . x

ice skating - audrey hepburn style!

The day is finally here .. tomorrow is CHRISTMAS!! Well at least for us "swedes" .. Lol

I have already bought all the necessities (apart from food! :S) Went food shopping in IKEA today after my acupuncture, but realized that they didn't have everything I needed, like julmust! Why didn't they have julmuuuust ?! I bought meatballs, gräddsås and some other Swedish treats (non Christmasy .. hehe). We wanted to buy a Christmas tree aswell, as I am very rubbish at things like that and decided to maybe get one the day before Christmas? :S Conclusion was: I didn't even do that. So for all future references .. do not hire me to organise any kind of Christmas festivities. But what I did manage to do was to start off the holiday celebrations early with some meatballs, potatoes and lingonsylt! Yummy!

Saw this ad on the way back home from IKEA. The Somerset House has collaborated with Tiffany & Co this season to bring some class into the ice rink they normally have there. I mean the usual rink they have is already pretty damn amazing and with this new theme I can only (for the time being) imagine how great it will be. Been there once before, but never got the chance to actually skate. Anyways, with top DJ's on set and all the illuminations it's definitly a shame to miss it. It is even open both day and night. So I. AM. GOING! You can even get specially designed Tiffany & Co cupcakes there!

the ice rink

aren't they adorable?

Updates will follow! Going to make some pancakes now .. It's Christmas so it's ok to be naughty.

Cherio! / P. x

Wednesday, 22 December 2010

and the winner is ...

.. ME! :))

christmas shopping and tapas at la tasca.

started off with some yummy spanish olives, home-made bread, olive oil and vinegar

our selection of 10 tapas!

remember Lip Smackers? got a bit carried away when I saw the flavours :)

Finished off with some nice hot chocolate and some home-made Spaghetti Bolognese when we got home. Got myself some nice gloves and bought some pressies too! All and all a cosy day. Back to work tomorrow .. maybe to collect my prize? :)

Nitenite / P. x

Monday, 20 December 2010

tron legacy 3D!

You gotta go and see this film! Just saw it and thought it was bloody brilliant. I haven't seen the first one but I guess you don't really need to. The film is so damn good so it doesn't matter anyways :) So come on Disney .. we are all waiting. Bring on the sequal!

Also just found out that everyone loved the floor! We spent a lot of time on it and we were all pretty pleased with it as we left it this morning .. so it made my day to find out that even the Selfridges manager gave us a "well done" card for the floor and for bagging 23K on our first day of sale! But that's not all .. on top of all of this I got the most exciting news a couple of minutes ago: That I have won £40 on the X-Mas Lottery at work!! Isn't this just a brilliant day?

Off tomorrow aswell .. So going to do some Christmas food shopping at IKEA for the dinner I'm making us on Friday. Merry YumYum time! :)

Nitenite people / P. x

let it snow .. let it snow .. let it snow.

What are we feeling about the weather? Or more importantly .. what are we feeling about the consequences of the weather? My cousin was going to go home for Christmas on Sunday night but ended up being stranded on English turf as her flight got cancelled. We are not complaining since we get to keep her with us .. but it is very frustrating for her I guess. And for everybody else out there who has got there flights cancelled and have had difficulties getting in to work everyday. So I have to say .. London really needs to get it together! In Sweden we have snow up to our chins and people still manage to live on .. something that clearly isn't an option here. And the fact that the snow doesn't even reach up to your ankles makes the whole situation even more ironic.

The good part though is that we will get to experience a white Christmas this year people! And who doesn't love that? Ho Ho Ho .. I know I do!

holiday spirit on my way home from nightshift this morning ..

Saturday, 18 December 2010

sale is driving me mad!

For the past couple of days we have been given several different dates to launch our sale. This has naturally made me re-schedule my life about 5 times this week .. really frikkin annoying. But I hope the date we have been given now is a definite one. With this going live I will therefor be able to spend some more time with my friends and family, as the dates for my Xmas night shifts will occur on days such as bank holidays and days off (which means I get some time off!!) .. so it's all good.

Also I stumbled across some fun characters in store on Thursday. Don't know if you have all seen the new Selfridges Christmas characters?

Well you will be able to meet them in store as they go around and play, dance and joke with customers. They aren't always on the floor though so if you are lucky maybe you'll get the chance to meet them too!

can you see them?

Sitting right now and chilling with sosis. Was going to see a film in the cinema tonight. The nominated ones were either Tron or Megamind :) .. but we missed the viewings so we're gonna bring cinema home instead. Hehe ..

Stay sound now / P. x

Tuesday, 14 December 2010

nike id. - boomtastic!

Today was a fairly busy day. We were initially meant to launch our sale on Thursday so we had a nightshift in place for tomorrow night. That's all been changed now .. However I went today and picked up my last bit of uniform just in case we launch sale earlier. Couldn't find what I initially was looking for but got myself a nice basic tee.

After some shopping I was passing the Nike Town windows and realised that they've changed their story once again. Looks pretty amazing. The words read Custom Build Performance which means that you now can customise your own trainers.

You can either do it in store or online and the outcome will be a one of a kind pair of trainers designed especially by yourself. You can also shop trainers designed by celebrity sports people i.e. Koby Bryant, Ashley Cole etc. Pretty cool stuff. And the windows are pretty cool too:

I'm gonna go in sometime next week and see if I can get myself a pair of my own! Hmm .. Wonder how I will make them? Anyways .. that'll have to wait. Kicking back and chilling for the rest of the evening now .. Been a long (but fun) day but I am feeling quite tired. Just had some amazing chinese too .. YumYum .. Think I've found my favourite restaurant, near my area.

(and yes I almost finished all of it!)

Yummy right?

Anyways .. Cheerio for now / P. x

Monday, 13 December 2010

the key to the yummys .. our vouchers :)

vouchers to get all the treats at work .. and there's more where they came from!

Also, doctors went well. Unfortunatly it looks like the headaches are going to persist a bit longer .. but had myself a nice nap and some food and it feels a bit better already. Tomorrow I'm getting my last bit of seasonal uniform aswell. Will show you what I decided to take.

Sleep tight world / P. x

oh the joys of monday afternoon ..

Sitting and waiting in the doctors office now. The queue seems endless though .. I shudve just booked an appointment. Anyways .. Reason why I'm here is because I was recently in a little accident that has made the headaches I used to have come back. So just here to chat to the doctor and see what he says .. Nothing serious or anything. Well, at least I hope .. ! :|

Such a shame though because the acupuncture I have been going to was making it all better .. Reminds me that I probably should have a little chat with my chinese lady on Thursday aswell.

On the flipside .. Its only 12 days left to Christmas and Selfridges have decided to treat us all with some goodies. Everyday, until the big X day we will get little yummy treats and the chance to win great prices. Hopefully I'll get to bag some early X-mas gifts! :):) Fingers crossed! Xx

Anyways .. Seems like it's my turn soon. Thank god! Let's hope I don't catch anything more here! :P

/ P. X

Sunday, 12 December 2010

messy sunday.

Today has been all about cleaning and organising. I decided to dive into the boxes in the living room and see whats what and hopefully get rid of as many boxes as possible. I realised that I have a ginormous box of art supplies, which I still don't know where to store, so it had to wait. Instead I organised all my bags, shoes and charity items. I found some real fashion disasters in there .. it was so bad that even a picture of them here would be too much. Lol! Anyways after about 3hrs of organising I got really tired and bored and left it. This is what it looked like during the process:

Quite a mess right? Hopefully it will all be sorted within the next month or so. Anyways getting ready for bed now. Getting up early tomorrow .. Buhu!

Nitenite! x / P.

new finger decorations.

Finger decoration concept. Wire wrapping technique.

Saturday, 11 December 2010

lighting one for you MJ.

Shopping today wasn't as I thought it would be. I couldn't buy the mannequin I wanted as all the ones in the shop were BROKEN! I was so looking forward to bringing her home aswell .. Got myself some nice new crafts material instead. And a beautiful lantern! :)

My cold is getting worse I think .. been sneezing about a million times already today. So I made myself some nice food and was sitting and watching Michael Jackson's Vision just now .. it's a new DVD release featuring all of his short movies and music videos. It so much fun to sometimes just sit back and reminisce about the first time you saw all of them. My earliest memories are probably when I was 6 years old and lived together with my family in Angered, in Gothenburg, and his videos used to come on MTV .. I used to stand and dance in front of the telly and then go in to my room and try to remember his routines. Haha .. Good times!

The world truly lost such an influential man last year. And I can't even believe that is has been more than a year already. I had tickets to go and see him on the 3rd of September 2009 .. It was going to be the first time I saw him in concert. Shame .. But everytime his music plays it makes me realise that he will always live on in my heart .. :)

Lighting a candle (in my new lantern!) for you MJ ..

R.I.P the King of Pop! ♥ / P. X

small love for wire mannequins.

Beautiful thing .. You're just a mere outline. Half there and half not. But I still adore you ..

Buying myself one tomorrow ♥ Nite nite / P. X

Thursday, 9 December 2010

just got these delivered to my door !

all is forgotten and forgiven baby. thank you .. i love you ♥

Wednesday, 8 December 2010

this is how i relax.

but before relaxing .. this is how I roll before every nightshift. making plans for the floor

Nightshift's finally over and I've had a good 8hrs of sleep. Woke up this afternoon and felt a slightly blocked nose and a drowsy feeling that I am probably coming down with something. Great! Well not to worry because I have stacked up with soup (really yummy ones aswell).

So when the clock hits 6-7am and you can see how the shop floor is shaping up and you realise that you are finished with the floor ... that's when you appreciate these nightshifts. When I am on my home to go to bed, and everybody else are moving themselves into central London to work, then it feels like it has all been worth it. But the shifts I do are hard and it takes a lot of time, organisation and patience to complete a successful floor layout. I therefore often find myself being very tense and tired. And the chilly winter we have entered is not exactly working to my benefit either. Luckily, thanks to someone special, I have now found a way to get fully rested and refreshed once a week. My secret is acupuncture.

Acupuncture is used to treat a broad range of conditions and is a treatment which encourages the patient's body to cure itself. It is one of the oldest medical procedures in the world and dates back (according to some) to 4000 years ago! Now a method developed over so many years can definitly not be something bad .. right? And it's not. I have spoken to several people, including my dad (who btw is a licensed psycholigist & hypnotherapist), and everybody believe that it's very good for you. Since it helps the blood circulation in your body and helps restoring the imbalance of the energy in your body, it will in the long run, not only be good for your physical health but will also help you stay young and beautiful. So for the next couple of weeks the chinese medicine clinic is where you will see me once a week. Today my doctor even made a special treatment for me to help prevent me from catching a cold. Now isn't that sweet? Hope it works!

my bed today - sorry for the poor quality

Dress warm and stay sound! / P. x

Tuesday, 7 December 2010

damn .. this girl is on fire!

Rihanna, you've just rocked my day!

just the two of us ♥

Taking the time to dedicate this post to my beautiful sister. She has been there for me throughout my whole life and I know that I would be lost without here. Sometimes you pass eachother day by day, without showing a single sign of affection .. because you treat all days like any other day. You are one of the strongest members of our family and I want you to know that. You have accomplished everything on your own, without the help of anybody and even though we might be harsh on you from time to time you should know that it is not because we don't believe in you but for the exact opposite .. because we know you are capable of being the best.

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It's your birthday today .. It's time for you to shine and leave the whole world behind. I wish (and promise) you all the joy and happiness in the world. Together we will conquer them all azizam. We don't need anybody but ourselves and we have proven that many times before. You mean the world to us, but mostly to me ..

Happy Birthday Sogii .. I love you ♥♥

Monday, 6 December 2010

boohoo = buuhuu!

So I was browsing the internet for some items to buy and I came across this website (which a lot of you probably already are familiar with). It's kind of like asos.com but with cheaper prices, which means that the majority of the items aren't very nice whereas ASOS have pretty smoking hot things. Anyways back to the point .. I was browsing around and came across two pairs of shoes that shocked me. I'll let the images below speak for themselves:

One word only: WOW! These are two of my absolute favourite shoes. I live, eat and sleep in my Military Boots and I'm still dreaming of the day I get my hands on the McQueen ones. So seeing something like this is just crazy. Hmm .. What to do? What to do? One fake one real? Naah .. NEVER! It's weird how some brands imitate eachother though, isn't it? And then they have the nerve to call it "inspiration". Well I bloody call it a rip off! Lol. But jokes aside, I'm not hating on this because they are popular shoes and will sell, copy or not. So for all of you that don't mind them .. happy shopping! :))

.. and gotta love the celebs for rocking it too

And over to a bigger shoe and real talk; we are kicking off with a new floor layout on Wednesday. With only 19 days left to Christmas we are refreshing the floor for all you lovely customers out there. So this means nightshift tomorrow again. But no worries because this is how fun we normally have on them:

:)) Nitenite! X / P.

Sunday, 5 December 2010

happy birthday baby! ♥

Wicked night last night for my sisters 31st! Had a relaxing day of doing absolutely nothing .. then hit the mayhem @ Movida night club in central London. Music was awesome and everybody was in a good mood! We danced, danced, danced the night away and got to suffer for it this morning as it felt like I had been doing 10hr sessions at the gym. Haha .. It's all good though. After some nice chinese take away and some proper sleep I am as good as new. Almost .. :)

Some pics from last night:

And like promised I blung up (you probably can't say that) my nails with my new fav Barry M. :))

What do you guys think?

Anyways a big happy birthday in advance to my big sis .. On Tuesday we'll celebrate again! Yahoo!

Peace out / P. x