2012. Lots and lot of pictures (honestly, shit loads of pictures. Most likely only interesting to me, but hey, my blog). Oliver with his camera and me with my phone. Being all artistic.
I felt lonely this year. But looking at the photos i was surrounded by friends. In London and in Sweden. Filippa, Maggie, Bella, Sanna, Julia and my sister. All came to visit me that year. My friends are the best. Im just sad i couldnt see it clearly then. But i do now.
The year started with New Years in Sweden. Fancy dinner with fancy people. Us and a whole lot of influencers 🙂
Oliver was in Stockholm with me and Elin and Tom were my wing men.
All around party as always. We went to an after party after this until early morning. As you should when it NYE!
Early february me, Kix and Laxen went to Paris for a rumspringa (when the amish have their one year of freedom). It was hedonistic and crazy and awesome.
We met a plastic surgeon and partied in his house with russian models and middle aged men (classic). We crashed a wedding and almost got tricked into a swingers party.
We hung around in the jacuzzi in his bedroom, of course with a mirror ceiling. However, decided to leave when they had an actual jacuzzi party in there. Or at least i did…
I found a machete and we climbed the buddha statues in his garden. We politly declined his offer of botox at 5am in the morning.
Looking at the day after picture maybe it was needed…
Ben had a dress up part for his birthday in February.
Sunny days with Kirsten, Dani and Elin in Notting Hill. Love the sun shining in the middle of the cold.
We went to a wedding and i got told i looked like a princess. Like Kate Middleton. This is where the whole thing started. Me and my princess look.
Then Zigster came into our lives!! Ziggy. Spreading so much joy.
My birthday came around. I turned 30. Elin sent me the best balloons ever – Fuck Valentines, its Cissis birthday. Hell yeah!
Bella was in town and her and Elin threw me a surprise birthday party. Everyone came around to this pub and it took me forever to realise it was for me and not just all my friends randomly being at the same place. Im very smart.
What really got me then but even more now is that everyone put the issues we had as a group aside to come and celebrate me. Thats one of those things i will always remember.
In march we went skiing with Dani and Eric. That was not a match made in heaven a week in a small cabin with Oliver and Eric 🙂 Thank god for after ski…
I hung out with Ziggy (and yes, Kix as well 🙂 as much as i could because who doesnt love dogs?
And in april me and Oliver moved in together with Ed as out third musketeer.
We introduced Ben and Ed and they became the best of friends. I mean, they are basically the same guy.
Spring came. The cherry blossoms where everywhere this year.
Filippa came to visit and we dressed a tiny bit too lightly in the hope of summer.
But the weather was lovely so we perservered.
Thats some pro posing right there
We had one last afterparty in our old flat before i moved in with Oliver and Ed.
I really rocked the princess look that year.
And my skinny frame modeled on Olivers mums website.
Maggie came to visit
And my sister and Micke. We took them to a greek restaurant with 7 courses for £20. Food coma.
Damn i love this woman.
Love all around.
Summer came around and it was all about the traveling.
Sweden in early spring. Midsummer and long days in the sun.
And babies. Chrisse and Alexandras little girl and Agnes.
Then we went to Ibiza for a crazy trip of all fun and dance
Mixing my London and Sweden. The best thing about friends in new countries is when they love your old friends.
Then one last trip to Sweden before the summer was over.
All about them crayfish parties. With the girls in Sthlm.
And bringing the work crew to Sweden to show them a real party. I had them all puking before midnight. Win!
After all that fun autumn came.
We went to Rye for Erics birthday.
I modeled for more of Fionas jewellry.
And i decided i was now a hat lady.
In October it was Maggies 30th and me and the girls went to New York to celebrate her.
As you do.
We played the dice game, sang karaoke in a hair saloon, flew helicopter over Manhattan, went to an all day boozy brunch and spent the best 30th of anyone anywhere.
We also met up with Jonathan for the first time since they stayed with us. This is important since he is the one that finally convinced me i needed to go to Burning Man. Took a couple of years but i got there.
Julia came for Halloween and we slayed the vampire game.
The 70’s rocker vampire with her little baby vampire.
It snowed (ish) in London
And we went to the swedish Christmas market to fill up on the important things in life. Gingerbread dough and glogg.
Christmas party with work and dressing up to the nines. It was all tight black dresses and high heels in 2012. Thank god sneakers would become fashion in a couple of years.
And year ended with baking at Kix and Robins.
Kix and i are nothing if not baking pros. Look at this splendid gingerbread house.
We modeled jewellry again and took selfies while doing it.
She just really ace that baking.
Me, my (up until Woolly) favourite doggo and a gorgeous necklace that was unfortunately way too expensive for me.
As i said, i felt lonely and depressed in 2012 but my year is one of friends, love and an amazing support network. Im so happy that im able to appreciate that now. I know its a crazy amount if pics in this post but i needed to remind myself of all the amazing times.