Thursday, March 31, 2011

Naked trees

I'm fond of naked trees as they cast their shadow on the biketrail under a constructionssite's illuminated light, or when they stand erect against a crisp and soothing sky at dusk.

But tomorrow is April 1st and I'm looking forward to the leaves unfolding in the softest shade of green imaginable.



I'm trying to make nice milkfoam, as you can tell by this previous post. My goal is to make it like in picture one - beautiful AND great coffee from Kaffebar. What more can you wish for?
But I made the coffee in the last picture - it's almost a heart! So I'm sure that I'll be able to make it soon. Only problem is - we're out of coffee at work! So we're all drinking nescafe... please, oh please, let there be new beans today.


Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Great day

Yesterday was a great day! It was really busy, but it all fit together like peas in a pod. I wrote two articles at work, I had an awesome second pianolesson, where my teacher applauded my progress, and after that I went to the Leif Ove-concert, which I wrote about yesterday.
I even had time to stop and photograph the dimming of the day at 'Langebro', complete with little, big 'Nessie'-like creature falling off the erected bridge.
My Copenhagen - my love.


Monday, March 28, 2011


This is how close I sat to one of my personal piano-gods, Leif Ove Andsnes.
It was amazing. I'm still high, so won't taint the experience with to many excess words. It was just... perfect and intimate and intense.

It's been a great day.


Sunday, March 27, 2011

Dutch weirdness

This friday I tended to my aunt-duties - they were overdue.
Elin is so sweet, even when she's really upset. (It's my fault, I couldn't stop teasing her.) But mostly, she just slept.

Her father is from the Netherlands, so I was treated to something quite odd. I knew the dry, dutch buns - bolletje, they're called - and they taste fine, if you're in the mood for them. But they were topped with butter and sugarcoated anise-seeds. So strange!?! It's apparently a tradition - whenever a couple has a child in the Netherlands, they serve this to their guests.
It didn't taste awful, just weird - but that's dutch cuisine for you, in my experience. (Hope I'm not insulting anyone. I just recall the deepfried spaghetti I got, when I was touring in the Netherlands with the band...eeeeew.)
At least they were girly-coloured = pink!


Monday, March 21, 2011

Leaving the city

This is Joakim. He is my best friend, and on sunday, he's leaving and going to live in the states for six months.

I'm gonna miss him terrribly, but I hope to save up some money so I can visit him.

This is "our" band: I am Bones

Sunday, March 20, 2011


I can tell it is spring by looking at the skyline at dusk. That blue color IS spring.
This is the view from where I practise the piano. It's a good view. 

I had a really great saturday - how about you?


Saturday, March 19, 2011

Can it be...spring?

I woke up to a magnificent sun bursting through my (very VERY stained) windows, feeling well and rested after being sick yesterday. Celebrated with french toast, and now I'll go for a walk with a friend and see what sunny Copenhagen will surprise me with today.
I hope the sun is here to stay. It snowed two days ago - I don't mind snow, but I long for the sun.


Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Old love revisited

I absolutely do not have time for it - but I couldn't help myself!
Yesterday I had my first pianolesson in 3 years. It felt soooo good. I contacted my old teacher (who I last had a lesson with 7 years ago), and it felt just like old times, and was fun and exciting. I can't wait to become a better pianist again.

So even less time to blog - but my love for the piano and the need to express myself through classical is greater than my love of blogging. But I'll have time for both. Just don't have that much to blog about these days, since all my time is spent working.

My pianoteacher and I had a laugh, especially when he sincerely, but teasing at the same time, said I should play Chopins Revolutionary Etude...
It's easier than it sounds. But then again, it sounds really difficult. But I'm all in.


Thursday, March 10, 2011

Thursday night

I think I'm pregnant again.

No, not at all!
But it's thursday night, and - deja vu-ish - I spent it at Koncerthuset. And it just reminded me of Becks lyrics to 'Get Real Paid' from Midnite Vultures.

Seriously, I'm not all about the classical music. For instance, I blasted my ears out with one of my all-time favorite bands, Pixies, riding my bike home just now.

So you get a song - yay! (No moving pictures though - such a shame... maybe I should make a fan-video? But when would I have the time...?!)


Monday, March 7, 2011

Working dinner

I'm so busy these days. There's no time for blogging, but I'll take 5 minutes just now to say 'I'm busy', while I wolf down this salad.


P.s. It was actually a pretty good salad I tossed together, so I'll share it:

Bulgur, boiled with chickenstock for flavour
Red pepper
Lamb's lettuce
Roasted sunflowerseeds
And I like vinagrette, so I poured that over.


Sunday, March 6, 2011

It's gone overboard!

More gifts to self: A new mug from the amazing store Stilleben. I had to have it, because of the wolf on it! Made by Anna Carin Dahl.
I also bought a new dress... I'll show you later.

Hope you had a nice weekend. I'm working today, have been for 10 hours now... don't like working on sundays, when it's not pleasure. Allthough it was, and is, fun, I really needed an extra days r'n'r.
But the sun has been shining all day, I have lots of daffodils to look at, and my saturday was great.


Friday, March 4, 2011


Today I saw my "niece" for the second time. She is so sweet. This picture of us is from last wednesday, 12 hours after she was born. She's less wrinkled and more soft now, but still sleeps a lot. She farts, and have hiccups, and sticks her tongue out - and I'm very proud of it all.
I love her so much.
And I'm so in awe of her parents. They are really cool, and actually, everything seems quite... normal.


Thursday, March 3, 2011

More treats!

Hmm, I may be going a bit overboard with treating myself to something good everyday these days. Cupcake yet again, this one a red velvet with tuttifrutti springles! Yum yum. 
I spend some of the day at a conference, but my colleague and I decided pretty early that it didn't have any relevance for us (and no, we were not 'cutting class'!), so at 2.30 pm, I had the day off! Yay.
I had some time to go shopping (I'll show you my new dress and new cup soon), and to top it off, I got a phonecall from coffeethirsting friendneeding friend - hence the coffee and cupcake picture. It was good.

After that, I had a concert at Koncerthuset, and I've been looking forward for weeks now to hear Beethovens famous 5th symphony. It was really good. But honestly? It kinda faded in comparison with what came before it... a piece by Osvaldo Golijov, a temporary composer, whose piece 'Azul' was played. Amazing! Beautiful, delicate melodies for solo-cello - nightmurmurs and heartbeats, and then - percussion! Exotic, wild birds and addictive flavours. It was so thrilling! I actually cried out in joy and amazement at a time - which you're "not allowed to" in a classic musichall. 
I had the coolest seat at this concert - right behind the conductor. And I didn't even plan it that way.

Some more pictures from the beautiful house. 


Wednesday, March 2, 2011


Sometimes you need to treat yourself to something good. In my case it was something sweet today.
A hipster cupcake from Agnes - they only had one kind left when I swung by after work, but what a one! Liqourice. It taste amazing, even if it tilted inside the box and smeared some of the yummy frosting on the sides...


I just remembered this awesome Twin Peaks quote. Seems fitting.
Dale Cooper:  Harry, I'm going to let you in on a little secret. Every day, once a day, give yourself a present. Don't plan it. Don't wait for it. Just let it happen. It could be a new shirt at the men's store, a catnap in your office chair, or two cups of good, hot black coffee. 

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Ordinary World

This song reminds me of childhood.
We heard it today at a bar after bandpractise. Our guitaramp broke out in flames! (Well, not flames, but loads of toxic smoke - cool none the less!) So we had to celebrate afterwards with a beer - no, several beers. Hmm.
We agreed this song is an awesome popsong.


P.s. The video is horrible, just horrible. But probably pretty cutting edge at the time. Duran Duran... ha.