Some time ago Tina at Vintage-kompagniets blog wrote a post called '8 things you didn't know' and tagged me in it. Tina's blog is in Danish but she includes wonderful vintage photos. And don't get me started on her online vintage shop, Vintage Kompagniet, oh my, it's a heaven for vintage lovers! Anyway, I promised her that I'd work on that list.
Yesterday when one of my favourite bloggers Ada at Classiq.ro bestowed on me no less than three awards I felt so guilty that I thought to myself that now it was time to write a different post. Ada's blog is one of those I read daily. She has an amazing eye for fashion photography and she writes gorgeous posts on old films, the Hollywood classics, etc. She's also a book lover, hence a contributor to my Amazon wish list.
I'm sticking to my principles and not passing on any of the awards (how on earth does one choose between all those fabulous bloggers out there?!!) but to play along I'm telling you 7 things about me and adding one more to finish the list I promised Tina. Well, I have already made a list of 10 things so check it out if you want to know more about me. The fact that I'm a latte lover won't be included in this list; I think that fact is pretty much established.
Here are my 8 items in random order:
homemade pizza with green olives
In our home we have pizza at least once per week, sometimes often. I use a pizza stone and each family member gets his/her pizza of choice. I make yeast free dough so it only takes a few minutes to make it. In fact, I made pizza yesterday and took a photo to go with the post. I didn't want to shock you with the amount of green olives I normally use so I put much less! The emphasis is on much less.
And yes, I promise to soon post the dough and sauce recipes on kitchen & aroma (both have already been posted on the Icelandic food blog).
stories told by my children that make me look bad
Here is the latest story: See the flower above. My neighbour was throwing out a bucket of flowers and had put it in the garage the day before 'organic trash' day. I arrived home with Vogue Paris and felt the need to photograph it with a flower so I snatched this one from the bucket (read: extended its life for at least one more week). Soon the whispering choir started: "Mom stole a flower." And many days after that, every time I picked up my son from kindergarten I could hear him whispering to some of his classmates that his mom was a flower thief.
By the way, I, the flower thief, got the mint vase at Tina's online shop.
Google maps streetview
You don't always need a plane ticket to travel. The world is only one click away, that is, if the country offers a streetview.
Here I am in London, having a fabulous time. Very economic, believe me!
My interest in bowls borders on being an obsession. It also has something to do with my food blogs
because one is always in need of beautiful props. These two are my latest purchase.
I'm so glad to live in a country that has a bicycle culture, there are bicycle routes everywhere and it only takes me a few minutes to bicycle to the city centre.
There are so many talented people out there making all kinds of wonderful posters, both serious and funny. I love it. Remember this one?
It was a wonderful surprise to see Ada's list including calligraphy because I had already noted it down on my list for Tina.
I was thirteen when I learned this beautiful art of writing. The course was compulsory in my school and I recall these classes with much fondness; the teacher was fantastic. I still remember him standing by the blackboard, writing all these beautiful fonts.
I have two sets of pens and I would like to extend my knowledge on this art and practice more.
all images by Lisa Hjalt except: