Sunday, 5 December 2010

Late at night these feelings swim to the surface

Something's... happening. I can feel it tickling under my skin and in my belly late at night, when all the chores of the day are done.

Very soon I will launch a new blog. One in English and one in Danish, as I miss writing in my native language.

I also have a new, exciting job and lots of ideas for a secret project that will hopefully launch in early 2011 but more on that later.


Saturday, 23 October 2010

Metal heart

I have been away for quite some time. I have still been reading other people's blogs, I just haven't been able to put my own thoughts into words.

Even now I am struggling to make sense of everything that has happened since my last update but I kind of think I need to, for my own sanity. This is all rather personal and not something I would normally write about on the internet but today I feel like talking about it.

I lost two close friends this summer, three weeks apart. One had just turned 30, the other died on his 28th birthday. Both young and with everything to live for. Both completely out of the blue.

Somehow life goes on, because it has to. The sun was still shining, people were still laughing in parks, friends still met up with friends in bars. And I resented it all. How dared the world go on living when my world had been shattered? I was signed off work for a while but I am back now. Every week I do my work, clean my house, meet up with people, I have even been to New York and back.

But over the summer my life changed. I changed. I'm not sure I'll keep blogging on here but I'll be back in some way or form.

Sunday, 10 January 2010

New year, still busy

So... I was supposed to come back from my holidays, super relaxed and ready to blog hardcore. Instead I decided to do a shoot for my next campaign and so I've spent the last week doing storyboards, budgets, having meetings with set designers, hiring camera and lighting crew etc. which is hard work but super exciting.

I remember being at uni, doing shoot after shoot and thinking "this is fun but I wonder what I'll be doing when I grow up". Well this is real life and I'm getting paid to do fun and awesome things. I don't really believe in resolutions but I've decided to push myself out of my comfort zone and just go for it, even if it's crazy and scary. So having pitched a big shoot on the first day back after Christmas I think I'm doing okay, actually.

I have also decided to get a tattoo of a super 8 camera on my right wrist to satisfy my tat cravings until the big Russian doll project kicks off sometime in the autumn, hopefully.

All these thoughts and plans are making me feel very happy and excited about the future. In fact, the January blues have yet to make an appearance.

And if they do, I'll just dance like a lunatic to this song:

Enjoy the rest of your Sunday!

Tuesday, 15 December 2009

Cupcakes & early Christmas presents!

It was my office Christmas party on Friday which was fun but messy on my part, let's not go into details! Needless to say, all day Saturday was spent nursing a massive hangover. My friend Pia came around and made the hangover slightly less awful, we went shopping and went to Winter Wonderland in Hyde Park (overrated if you ask me, although it could be that I am biased due to an unfortunate combination of a sore head and screaming kids).

We exchanged presents as well, she had made me an AWESOME box full of embroidery stuff so we can get started on our new hobby. Isn't it pretty?

She even made me cute little needle cushions!

And since this post is dedicated to lovely things, I thought I'd add a few baking pics from tonight. We have another charity cake sale at work tomorrow and I have made a huge batch of banana cupcakes with sinfully delicious white chocolate frosting. Definitely not for the faint of heart, in fact I feel semi-sick after a few too many tastes.

Pretty polkadot cases imported from Brussels

White chocolate. Mmmm!

The finished cupcakes in all their glory, may they make someone's belly very happy!

And finally, a much better picture of our Christmas tree than in my previous post

Now I need to finish some work. Oh sweet, sweet Thursday come soon!

It's beginning to look a (hell of a) lot like Christmas

Words cannot describe how much I am looking forward to the Christmas break. I finish work on Thursday and won't be back at the office until 4th January, which is a glorious feeling.

I am going to Brussels on the 23rd at some ungodly hour* and can't wait to catch up on some family Christmas traditions such as watching National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation and helping out at my mum's shop.

Just a few more days at work, you can doooo iiiiiiit!

*6.20 am. At least the tickets were cheap!

Thursday, 10 December 2009


Considering how sporadically I update, I am really happy to have 7 followers. I follow all of your blogs with great interest and will definitely be updating a lot more after the Christmas rush.

I have been having a crazy time at work lately, getting home at 11 every night this week. I am tired but happy and will definitely have lots of fun updates ready for you soon. At the moment I have to devote all of my creative juices to my work (which is actually a privilege, not many people have a job they truly love, where they can be creative all day long and get paid decently for it).

You guys make me want to make a real effort. Hopefully getting that Canon after Christmas will mean nicer photos too, which I know will make me want to post more frequently.

So, thank you. All 7 of you! I look forward to getting to know you all better.


Thursday, 3 December 2009

Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!

Here's a little taster of what's been keeping me verrrrry busy lately...

This is hopefully warming the hearts of the Danish people (or the few that actually have this channel) as we speak.