My Saturday

…And here’s another weekend with alone-time. Last weekend I played with the kids and had a lovely time with Ida in Umeå and now I have two days to myself. Fantastic! When I woke up yesterday, I realised I’d slept for 12 hours. I really needed it after a busy week.

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…It was time for an exercise session with Pontus around midday. We try to have a third session on the weekends I’m able to. Yesterday we worked with my upper body. Sometimes my arms can really turn into spaghetti when there’s no strength in them. Pontus pushed my limits which I appreciated afterwards because the feeling was magical. Some people like the military-style some personal trainers use but i hate it, I’d rather get mental encouragement in a way that inspires me. Pontus is really good at that. He knows that if he uses metaphors and draw parallels to my work it gets me going …. 🙂

After exercising I had a long lunch with a friend and then I went home to have a shower before Michaela knocked on the door. Michaela usually helps me get ready when Emelie (who is an employee) can’t. Michaela and I have worked together for a long time so I feel safe with her.

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…Tada! I wore a skirt and knitted jumper yesterday. But I had a slightly more convivial bag (clutch from Bottega Veneta) and high heels. My friend Michaela (there’s a lot of Michaelas) came over before we got picked up by my security guard. When I got into the car I felt a lot of gratitude because it’s the first weekend in a long time without any stalker visiting.

 

We went to Arnolds which is the Stureplan-groups latest place! It’s in the old La Roy-space…
Talk about memories! I spent a lot of time there with a fake ID in my teens. I try to search for in the blog but I can’t find pictures from back then..

…Maybe it’s a good thing!

 

I don’t drink alcohol so I appreciated this side of the menu. Definitely a plus!

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Fantastic bartenders!

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Such beautiful drinks! My alcohol free drink tasted like an adult lemonade with ginger. It was magical.

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Meeting up with my best friends on a Saturday night and have drinks felt a bit like a SATC episode. We’ve all had a tough phase but yesterday it was like all challenges were finally over. There was a lot of happiness and laughter during the course of the night.

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My wise friend.

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I ate oysters for a starter, fish for a main and a chocolate bomb for dessert. Yum!

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Michaela was on fire during dinner. She came up with a new Hermine Hold idea just like that, right now Linus and I are going to make it a part of Nordich Tech House and we’re incorporating the idea together with Michaela. So much fun!

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The gang carried on without me, I got a lift home around midnight. I’ve been struggling with agoraphobia for the past few years and it comes and goes. I’m starting to recognise my cycles and how many people I can handle. Partly, it’s due to hormones (PMS) and how many public events I’ve had as well as my level of stress. Because I knew I’d been around people basically all week, it felt wise to have a safe dinner with friends and then go home. If I chose to go with them, I would have felt stared at and gotten anxiety. It’s nice to have friends I never have to explain myself to. They understand.

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Anyway, waking up to a Sunday was wonderful. I still have half the weekend left 🙂

I’ll talk to you later!

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