End of decade – 2014

We’ve made it all the way 2014. Ive been in London for 4 years, live with Oliver in the first flat of my own, own a sofa and a full set of wine glasses plus manage a team of 5 people in my new position. The growing up is catching up with me…

2014 is when we get Woolly. We are not alone, Lola, Roxy and Teddy the Chunk is added to the dog pack this year. Its all about the dogs and the babies start sneaking in when Kix and Robin get pregnant. Less nightclubs, more dinners at home. I guess thats 32 for you.

Im not 100% there yet and go to Burning Man for the first time. Dance in the desert like there is no tomorrow. Things between Oliver and me are starting to fall apart toward the end of the year and i dream of security and moving back to Sweden.

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The year started with New Years in a pub in west. Swede crew on form. The dinner was awful and hilarious. The staff was high and the food horrible. But who  cares when you are surrounded by the best people?

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At the end of January we picked this little monster up. I was not so sure to start with, wanted a small puppy, not a teenage rescue with a thieving problem but quickly fell in love with this cuddly , weird and absolutely lovely little doggo.

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How not to fall in love with him?

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We quickly became the best of friends and he loved the nook. And thats where he stayed since. Rescued from the pond he adored his new life.

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And thrived. Gained weight, lost the rash on his ears and became the happiest doggo ever.

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With puppy Lola and Ziggy the same age he had his own little family.

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We started FICCO. Dinner parties hosted by one couple, food brough by another and secret guest by a third. How to make your life less about them couples.

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All about the dogs though

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And the booze. Classic.

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And half of the nights ended in the dog beds. As i said, less night clubs, more dogs.

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Went to Sweden for my birthday and the girls came down to join me. All cold and wintery in the swedish forest.

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Best birthday ever after years of crazy parties (dont worry, that would come back….)

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My sister came to visit andto meet the newest member of the family.

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We wore matching furs

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And drank cocktails in various bars (god, i miss cocktails… and my sister)

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Lots of fashion parties. Me, i was not very fashion so hid outside smoking. Best deal.

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For Easter we went to visit Filippa in Toronto.

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We took some truly remarkable tourist photos. Dont really care for Sannas face anyway.

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Saw the attractions

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And dressed up to wow all those canadians. Aced it of course.

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Elin and Tom hosted Eurovision

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And i was the polish entry. Yes, that just a shit loads of fabric wrapped around a skirt.

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I gave Oliver a walking holiday in Wales for Christmas

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It was breathtaking and we hiked the mountains for 3 days. Almost lost Woolly when he got running after all the sheeps but lucky for us (and the sheep) he eventually got tired.

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But man, all about them dogs. Keep telling you, nothing else matter than furry angels.

Come summer. Lots of traveling as always. Sweden, NYC, Sweden again, Vegas and Burning Man.

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Midsummer at Eriks like every year (until we were banned)

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Julia and me went to NYC. Me for work, she becasue she could.

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We did all the New York things including eating massive amounts of food.

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Sister brought the family for Agnes birthday.

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Bonding with the best kids in the world. Cant wait to see them for Christmas.

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I hosted another crayfish party at the country house.

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Klamydia was there of course. No party without her.

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Kix was starting to show and it was all about the baby belly.

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You can trust this crew to make sure it becomes the best of parties.

And then finally time for Burning Man. Filippa and me went to Vegas first because…why not.

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3 days of free booze, pool parties, glam and people claiming to be semi famous and we were ready to head into the desert.

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It was the best experience ever and most of you have heard me go on at length on how much i loved it there.

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The dream for a dress up junkie like me.

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Its one of the experiences that has shaped me as a human and im so happy i ended up going.

After that summer of fun we calmed down a bit and went to Rye with Woolly. He loved it there.

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We celebrated Olivers 29th and mostly run around on the beach and ate scones. Life.

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Mum and dad came to visist again and to meet their hairy grandson. Not 100% love at first sight but we eventually got there.

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We threw an epic Halloween  party and i finally got to be a dark elf. Life goal!

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Kix baby belly made for a great pumpkin and Ben and Candice rocked as Addams family.

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We went ice skating

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Drinking mulled wine at Winter Wonderland

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Lucia in the swede church

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With one happy girl on the way back filled with saffron buns and gingerbread.

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Chrisrmas baking at Troxes, somewhat better than last years glitter catastrophy.

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Then Sweden seeing my girls and ending with Christmas at the country house because best place in the world.

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And that was 2014.  A good year and a year that would bring on a lot of change. I was not the same at the beginning as in the end and this would lead to alot of change in 2015. But for now, a year of dogs, travel and growing up.

Heres some bonus pics for whoever can be bothered (as in me and dad)

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