New Year’s Eve 2010 / 2011
Say goodbye to 2010 and welcome a brand new year 2011. We have a tradition of inviting our friends over to our home on New Year’s Eve. This year however we gladly accepted the invitation of our friends Thomas and Maria Emblad who lives in a magnificent house just south of Stockholm, because to me, it really doesn’t matter where you whoop it up, as long as you ring in the new year with loved ones. About 40 people were invited and half of them were new acquaintances for me. It is nice to meet new people and to hear their perception on life. Our hosts really outdid themselves with a great dinner and dessert. It was absolutely delicious; marinated quorn filé with potato gratin and strawberry pie, m m m m mmm!
This picture is taken in our home with my son Tim on New Years Eve just before we left to our friend’s party. Soon Tim returns to his work in Portugal. I will miss him dearly : (
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My sister Amanda and her love Björne. We are all watching the dazzling fireworks out by the lake.
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My hubby Matt <3 ……………………………………………. Mats Levén & Matt
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With Janine …………………………………… My dear friend Lotta and Marcus
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My sister Amanda and I. Pic out of focus… but I like it anyway. And Thomas and Matt.
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Peak of the evening (at 3 Am) was the rustic fire-heated hot tub that looks like a large wooden barrel. Heated by adding firewood into a furnace that is submerged in the water. Quirky feeling to walk out half-naked while it is snowing and jump into a wooden barrel filled with 38°C warm water and just enjoy the wonderful view outside the barrel. A perfect winter landscape of snow and ice with a resemblance of Narnia. Three hours and plenty of champagne and beers later , we were done, hot and tender. Ready to take on a the new year of 2011.
In the hot tub barrel with wonderful hosts Maria and Thomas Emblad and friends.
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So I am looking back and thinking about what can be done better or different next year. I do have some new year resolutions but I really just plan on sputtering along doing the best I can and to grow whenever I see the opportunity. One main thing on my list is to get our Savage Beauty Photo Studio up and running. I will tell you more about this soon.
Until then, remember that; Life comes with no guarantees or time-outs, so you have to live to the fullest. Dance in the pouring rain and smile until your face hurts. And don’t forget that the happiest of people don’t necessarily have the best of everything, they just make the most of everything that comes along their way.