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Wednesday, 29 January 2014

quote of the day


“The desires of the heart are as crooked as corkscrews
Not to be born is the best for man
The second best is a formal order
The dance's pattern, dance while you can.
Dance, dance, for the figure is easy
The tune is catching and will not stop
Dance till the stars come down from the rafters
Dance, dance, dance till you drop.” 
 W.H. Auden


Tuesday, 28 January 2014

necklace

I got this necklace from my sister and I think it's really pretty necklace <3

Monday, 27 January 2014

20 facts about me

1. Dance is my life!! I have dance classes everyday in school and I also dance in my spare time. I also looove to sing! Preforming is just one of the best things I know and my dream is to become a musical artist.

2. I'm addicted to coffee and tea! On a normal basis I drink three cups of coffee and two cups of tea every day. (I know it's not good for me but I just can't function without it)

3. I love love love Disney. I collect Disney movies and probably know all the lines and songs of all the ones I have.

4. If you watch a Harry potter movie with me I will sit the whole movie and tell you that "In the book they.." 

5. I'm dreaming of moving to move to England as soon as I'm old enough and have the money.

6. Most of the time I talk really fast, but people say they can hear what I say clearly even though I speak fast.

7. I collect ducks but I didn't really choose it because my friend Hanna always call me 'the duck' and has made it her mission in life to give me as many different kind of ducks that she possibly can. 



8. I speak Swedish and English and I also know some French, Spanish and Latin and I'm detriment to learn more.

9. I'm actually not a muggle its just that they sent Errol to deliver my letter and he fainted on the way so that is why I never got my Hogwarts letter (not jet anyway, but I'm still waiting though).

10. I'm NOT a morning person.

11. I love to travel and I travel quite a lot. Me and Vivi are actually planning to literally travel around the world, like a world trip ;)

12. I sing in a choir and I have been singing in different choirs’ since I was 8 years old.

13. I love chocolate way too much.

14. I get really scared when I watch horror movies and I scream quite a lot.

15. I love kids and always have! I have three siblings and I'm a babysitter to two different families :)

16. I'm famous around my friends for being the one that steals food from everybody hehe ;)


17. I was really blond until I was like 7 or 8 years old when it started to become darker.

18. I own way too many clothes with a dots or collars. I just really like dots and collars.

19. My favorite season is spring, and my favourite month is may.  I just love how everything and everyone comes to life again after the cold winter. 

20. I love Italian and asian food and if I could only eat only one meal for the rest of my life it would be either mozzarella cheese with tomato, olive oil and basil or some kind of sushi. 

Old School Chic

Sunday, 26 January 2014

Saturday, 25 January 2014

chilling with friends



So far this weekend has been all about resting and chilling. Yesterday we had our last dance show, which was really fun, but still both sad and a big relief. This two weeks when we prepared, choreographed and danced our dance show was so much fun and it really reminded me why I love dancing so much, but it also reminded me that dancing is really exhausting.

I was really tired after the last show yesterday so I went home to rest a bit before I met up with Eza and we went to Johanna's place to have a cosy sleepover. We actually just chilled, used her sauna (which was really nice after being out in the cold), watched some movies and ate sweets, which was exactly what I needed after this busy and exhausting week. We woke up at like 10 this morning and ate breakfast and then we decided to just collapse on her sofa, watch Disney Channel and then the movie We're the Millers (which was sooo funny) and eat all the candy that was left from yesterday. Eza wanted us to do some activity or something, but Johanna and I was just really tired (haha we are so lazy sometimes) so we ended up chilling until like 2 when I headed home. When I got home I took a bath, watched the movie Brave with mi famila and then after dinner ate a delicious cake made by my sister. Right now I'm just really tired so I am heading to bed. Goodnight!  

Friday, 24 January 2014

what would I do without ice cream?!

I just looove Ben & Jerry's Ice cream!  It is just the best thing to reward yourself with after a long busy week. Cookie Dough, Chocolate Fudge Brownie, Strawberry Cheesecake and New York Super Fudge Chunk are my favourite flavours <3



quote of the day

“Let us read, and let us dance; these two amusements will never do any harm to the world.” 
 Voltaire

Thursday, 23 January 2014

exhausted

This was the third day of dance shows and I can really feel how exhausted my body is. My family came to see the show yesterday and it actually went really good and they said they liked it a lot, even if they think contemporary dance is a little bit weird haha.

Today I got to school at like 11 so I could warm up and do my make up before the show. I actually got a good night sleep and had a non-stressful morning. We had a show at 12 and then we had a lot of spare time before the next show at 7, and I was really tired so Johanna and I decided to go to her place to just chill and relax. We ended up lying on her couch, watching Disney channel and eating Nutella, which was just what we needed. So we just chilled until we had to head back to school to prepare for the next show, which went okey. Right now I'm kind of feeling like a mix of tired and dead. I'm watching Project Runway, but I will probably go to sleep really soon.
Goodnight everyone! 

Wednesday, 22 January 2014

Good morning!

Good morning!
Yesterday was the premiere of our dance show and we had three show that day. Before the first show I felt really sick I don't think it was because of nerves because I usually don't get very nervous. I actually felt so sick that I was afraid that was going to throw up on the stage, but I drank a lot of water and chewed some gum. I felt a little bit better before I went on stage, but when I was performing I didn't even think about it. As soon as I got of stage I felt sick again, but it got better during the day and during the other two shows I felt a lot better. Apart from all that it was really fun to perform and during the second show I really felt that everything went perfectly and I think I really nailed my solo, so that felt really good. Right now I'm just drinking my morning coffee. I will soon met up with my dear friend Johanna for some brunch before our first show today, which isn't until 12 a clock. I will update you more about how everything went later.
Have a good day everyone!

Tuesday, 21 January 2014

quote of the day

“Dance for yourself. If someone understands, good. If not, no matter. Go right on doing what interests you, and do it until it stops interesting you.” 
 Louis Horst

Monday, 20 January 2014

my relaxing evening


I decided to take a long bath when I came home school today. I just read my book, drank my tea and just relaxed. It had been quite an exhausting day because we had the final dress rehearsal, with costume and make-up and everything, before the premiere of our dance show tomorrow. I actually made some mistakes during the dress rehearsals, but people usually say that if the final rehearsal goes bad then that means that everything will go well during the show, so I am still very exited.

Right now I'm just resting for tomorrow, painting my nails and watching That '70s Show. I will probably head to bed soon because I am in big need of some beauty sleep. Goodnight!

morning coffee

I seriously can't survive without my morning coffee. This was my delicious morning cappuccino <3

Sunday, 19 January 2014

resting after a long busy week

This has been quite a busy week, with all the extra dancing in school and the extra long days. I actually was in school yesterday too, even though it was Saturday, because there was this day when students how are thinking of going to our school can visit and get to see the school and meet the teachers and students and so on. I had three different dance classes, so people could see how are dance classes are. It was really fun, even though my body was quite tired after the long week. So I was in school from twelve to around four in the afternoon. I went home and had a really cosy evening. I took a long bath, drank vanilla tea and read. It was really exactly what I needed, just to relax.

After dinner I met up with Vivi and we took the bus to Anna's place. We had had so much fun, playing Just Dance and then watching Tangled (love that movie so much). It got pretty late before Vivi and I headed home. We actually missed our bus (so typical us), so we had to wait outside in the middle of the night even though it was freezing because the next bus wouldn't come until half an hour later haha.

Today I just went to church and then met up with Bea for some coffee. After that I went home to just chill and rest so I would be ready to face next week with a positive attitude and without being too tired. I'm so exited for all the dance shows next week, I just love performing so much. I know it's going to be tough, but I will try to focus on the things that makes it worth it.

I hope everyone had a good week and that you won't feel so tired tomorrow even though it's Monday.
WE WILL SURVIVE!

Friday, 17 January 2014

quote of the day

To dance is to be out of yourself. Larger, more beautiful, more powerful. This is power, it is glory on earth and it is yours for the taking.
-Agnes de Mille

breakfast



Thursday, 16 January 2014

dance. dance. dance.

This is an old photo of me. It is a photo from when I danced my first dance solo. I think I  was around 13 or 14 years old. 

I have had a really busy week so far, filled with dancing and things around dancing. As I said earlier this week we are having this thing in school called production weeks, were we choreograph and produce our own production. After a lot of rehearsals and a lot of work, and after some lack of sleep and some small injuries, we are finally done with our choreography. I like our choreography a lot, even though it didn't turn out exactly how I thought it would. But I'm relived that we got it done in time so we would start rehearsing the material so that we can dance it perfectly next week when we will dance it in 8 different shows.
I'm also happy that we have bought the dresses we are going to wear and the props we are going to use. We decided to wear this pretty black like lace and chiffon dress, which we all really liked. We have also decided and tried the make up we wanted, which is kind of like smokey eyes with some eye-liner details and then bright red lips. I think it is going to look great.

Even though I'm already exhausted I'm still really exited to show  our work to an audience. I just have to remember to rest a lot between the rehearsals and then between the shows, because I can really feel how exhausted my body is already. I also have to remember to drink a lot of water and eat so I have the energy to really dance 100%. It's a good thing that I really love to dance, because it is so much harder then it looks and there is often so much pain behind every beautiful movement. I just really want to dance my best.

Tuesday, 14 January 2014

Monday, 13 January 2014

life is good

I've actually had a couple of really nice days to start this other half of my school year. Thursday was my first day of school and I was really tired, but I met Elsa after school which was really nice. We went to this cosy cafe and drank coffee and just had some well needed quality time. I had missed her so much!
On Friday after school me and my friend from school, Hanna, went to see Leonardo Dicaprio's new movie the wolf of wall street. Well the movie was... special haha, Leo was really good as always but the movie was actually not that good in my opinion, the movie was also 3 hours long which was almost too long.  

This Saturday I had a chill morning and in the afternoon I went to my friend Johanna's place. I had brought some cupcakes for us, that my sister and I had baked earlier that day, to celebrate her 18 birthday which I missed because I were at the Gran Canaria. We also used her Jacuzzi which was nice because it was really cold outside so to sit in a hot Jacuzzi was sooo nice. 
Her parents made lobster for dinner and it was so delicious. After dinner we watched some TV while eating way
too much sweets and crisps, we 
also watched Harry Potteand the Deathly Hallows part 1. At around 11 I had to
go home, because I had to get up really early on Sunday. 
Sunday was just a chill day. I went to church and then
went home to drink tea and watch tv-shows.

Today was Monday and it was actually the start of two weeks in school that we call like production weeks, which
means that for two week I will 
only have dance in school and will choreograph and make our own dance
production and then 
will have a lot of dance shows to show our work to an audience. I'm so so sooo exited and it
will be so much fun!!

That was all I wanted to tell you and I promise I will update you more about my dance project in school.

Agnes xx  

Friday, 10 January 2014

best way to start the day

A warm latte from Starbucks and a good book is the best way to start a cold January day <3

Wednesday, 8 January 2014

back to the the ordinary life again

School starts tomorrow and that means that I will get back to all my early morning, boring homework and all that stuff again. I really don't want go back to school again, but I don't really have a choice. I have had a really nice and well needed break and I'm happy even though I didn't have enough time to do everything I wanted to do.

I wanted to tell you about the sleepover I had with Ruta this Monday, we had so much fun. We meet for coffee at espresso house and than some shopping before going to my place. We had a really nice evening  watching the new episode of Sherlock (OMG, loved it!), then we finally watched The Victoria's Secret Fashion Show 2013 (we  waited beacuse we wanted to watch it together) and then Magic Mike (Channing Tatum and Alex Pettyfer, hello!!!). We ate way to much sweets and drank way to much coffee haha but that is what we usually do. We didn't go to sleep until like 3 a clock and in the morning my siblings wanted to wake us up by all storming in while playing this kind of trumpet haha, but yeah so we woke up and drank more coffee. My sister also made us her delicious vegan chocolate shake, because she knows I love it. We then just chilled until Ruta had to leave because beacuse she were going to the gym. I studied for a little while and then watched some Ravenswood ( so scary!) and then some How I Met Your Mother. I have had really nice couple of last day before school starting again.

I have to think positivity about school starting again and I just have to appreciate all the small things in my life that makes me happy and don't think about all the bad things that makes me less happy. I hope you all are trying to do the same :)    

the beauty of the ocean

Hola a todos!
I am back from my lovely trip to Gran Canaria. It was so much fun and enjoyed it very much. I have so many photos and things I want to share with you so I will probably write more post about the trip.
As you know I love to take photos, especially of beautiful and pretty things, and if you stay at a hotel with an ocean view and the beach like less than 10 minutes away then there is a lot of thing to take really pretty photos of.

I loved going to the beach. I could  take photos, sit and read, listen to the ocean, and just live in the moment. I also loved jogging along the shore so I actually went out early in the morning four times just to jog, but it was so much more than just jogging. Imagine running along the beach with a soft wind in your face while hearing only the sound of ocean waves and the sound of your feet against the ground. You can see the ocean if you only turn your head, the magnificent ocean and its waves that keep coming back to the shore. You can really smell the salt from the ocean. Imagine that as you're jogging you suddenly notice a dog running beside you. I don't think it had a owner but it was just very calming to know that the dog was there with me even though it was just for a little while. Imagine that you are so busy talking in all the beauty of the ocean that you don't even notice that your legs are aching. That's exactly what my morning jogs were all about and I loved it so much. I also went jogging one time in the evening so I could see the sun going down while I ran along the beach, which was more beautiful then I can describe or show with pictures.
I have decided that some time during my life I have to live close to the ocean, because it is just such a special feeling watching the ocean and I would really like to experience it more often.

Here are a few of my pictures of the beach and things around it. Enjoy!







Wednesday, 1 January 2014

Happy New Year!




Happy New Year Everyone!

I just got home from Gran Canaria and thought I would post something before going to sleep. I really didn't want to leave Gran Canaria, because there was so nice there and I will tell you all about that tomorrow.
The pictures are of the fireworks my family and I saw yesterday. It was so beautiful to watch all the fireworks over Playa de San Agustin, loved it.

I hope all of you had a really fun new years eve too :)

Agnes