Friday, September 13, 2013

another day!!!!!!!!

It isn't easy accepting or facing the fact that you will no longer share a meal or laugh with a friend again....
Whether we like it or not....the clock continues to tick away and waking up happy and ready to enjoy another day must be the best way!!!!!!!!

"when you arise in the morning think of what a privilege it is to be alive, to think, to enjoy, to love..."

Monday, August 19, 2013

i can hear you laugh!!!!!!!

spices and herbs jumping in pans
a thousand influences
coming together every night

plates garnished with love
always a room full of friendly light
anticipating a festival of flavours
pilled high and bright

kind, thoughtful, generous, helpful
genuine and honest
a true friend always

you will always have a place in my heart
there will never be another you

everyone who met you
never forgot you
because some people are meant to be seen
and you are one of those special people
whom people remember and love

au revoir!!

( -: Rhoda :-)

Monday, August 12, 2013

winter in the sunshine!!!!!!!!!!

marabou sill kaviar polar bröd
miss you not but my friends, they hurt!

coffee recycling gym or lunch
never a dull moment and conversation
while we munch!

this winter don't hibernate, migrate..................

(-: Rhoda :-)

Friday, August 9, 2013

marble for coffee!!!!!

walked into a café and saw this on the counter....
what a brilliant idea!!!!!!!
buy yourself a coffee and one for someone in need...

no questions asked....just walk through the door take a marble and enjoy your coffee...

(-: Rhoda :-)

Thursday, August 8, 2013

foodjo on the run!!!!

fast food is not where it's at
got to get my foodjo back!!!!

like love on the run
it's no fun!!!!

don't let it boil make it simmer
slow food for love and dinner!!!!

(-: Rhoda :-)

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

red wine and sardines!!!!!!!!!

there are so many things you can look for in a person.....BUT a person who makes you laugh when you least expect it!!!!!!!! WOW!!!!!!

people spend their time searching for all sorts of things.....and some people are just sooooooooooooooo happy happy happy when they find a nice bottle of wine and some sardines!!!!!!!!!

(-: Rhoda :-)

Saturday, June 22, 2013

hi my name is.....

 nothing like walking into a wedding "en masse" not sure if you'r expected...meeting the bride and groom for the very first time.......and clueless as to what to expect!!!!!!!!!!
 setting spectacular!!!!!!!!
 ceremony short and sweet!!!!!!!!
 and then no time to worry about talking to anyone....the dancing was ON....and the music just went on and on and on....and everyone danced from the very start of the wedding until the very end!!!!!!!! OMG!!!!!!!!THE MUSIC WAS AMAZING!!!!! and the DJ happily played our group's requests....just wow!!!!!!
 forget what people wore....this was not a party where you had time to watch the fashion show...the desserts were crazy FUN!!!!!!!! it was like a carnival....dancing non-stop...everyone having such a good time...and then wherever you turned yum stuff to accessories being handed out and happily worn....nothing like dancing with a pair of "dame edna" glasses!!!!!!!
omg!!!!!!!! this wedding with the fabulous music....really needs a replay button.... dance the night away and eat all the fun stuff while dancing it all play!!!!!!!
 dance eat dance eat dance eat dance eat dance eat dance eat dance eat dance eat dance eat dance eat
oh and the bar is OPEN!!!!!!! shots/ mojitos...soft drinks....water....whatever makes you happy!!!!!!
 and yes the happy hot dog....popping up after midnight just in case you forgot how much you'd already eaten :-)
and the dancing still going on.........there is something magical in the air....when everyone can't help themselves but dance!!!!!!! the bar tender dancing while pouring your drink....the waitress/waiter dancing while serving you food....and of course the happy DJ and all the guests....enjoying the dance floor with the bride and groom....who just love to dance!!!!!!!!! really was a happy happy happy wedding!!!!!!!! ...!!!!!!!

(-: Rhoda :-)

Friday, June 21, 2013

midsummer rainbow and butterflies!!!!!!!!!!

do you do you
do you miss me?

more and more
till the longest day!

will you will you
recognize me?
if i if i hold your eyes

will i see a rainbow smile?
and feel a thousand butterflies?

(-: Rhoda :-)

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

food dance walk!!!!!!

 love other peoples kitchens and watching their creativity....never knew towels and cushions could be so useful!!!!!!! i suppose whatever works...who wants cold food!!!!!!
 and then from under the cushions and towels comes all of this....
yum yum yum!!!!!!! i can't think of a more fun way to spend my time than enjoy different cuisines and then finish off the day with dancing and a long walk........NICE!!!!!!!

(-: Rhoda :-)

Monday, June 17, 2013

same me same you!!!!!!!!!

is it a girl thing???????????
friendship this friendship that.....
what do guys do?????????

i'd love to know??????

(-: Rhoda :-)

Sunday, June 16, 2013

fun moments!!!!!!

enjoying a pleasant evening walk with the teenagers....
and smiling at the young men chatting up the girls....

loud music happening on the rooftop...
- would you like to join the party??
- no thank you
-take my number...give me a call....i want to take you
to the with you....

fun walk!!!!!!
lots of giggling and smiles....

(-: Rhoda :-)


(-: Rhoda :-)

Friday, June 14, 2013

traveling with dreams!!!!!!!!

Dr Seuss
Oh, the Places You'll go!

to be young and find your way in life what fun!!!!!!!!!
and what a nice book to keep you company along the way....
keeping you smiling and helping you stay positive and happy happy happy !!!!!!!!

graduation time yay yay yay!!!!!!!!!

(-: Rhoda :-)

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

what a treat!!!!!!!

 some of us go to the gym.....workout like MAD and see wonderful results....
and others....simply enjoy....the feeling of being in a healthy environment....and whatever happens/happens...
a little less curve here or there...a little more muscle and a natural lift always welcome!!!!!!
so what better time to be surprised with a treat than this week of weeks....
summer is here!!!!!!
the city is buzzing with students celebrating!!!!!!!
smiles are in plentiful wherever you go................

sooooooooooooo skål och tack!!!!!! to the fabulous happy happy happy people who make working out
such a treat!!!!!!!

(-: Rhoda :-)

Monday, June 10, 2013


Ask Anna where to go
where to fly
where to stay

She gets you what you need
don't even have to say

Stressing out over
how to get to a foreign land?
easy like bullar and coffee
as only Anna can

(-: Rhoda :-)

curly happy or straight happy!!!!!!!

you know how you can be walking down the street....and you see a man with hair...i mean fabulous hair!!!!!!!!! and you think wow!!!!! if my hair could move, shake and fall like that....
and then you see a dog with the most beautiful soft curls and you think really!!!!!!!
some people just have happy happy happy hair!!!!!!!
lucky there are wonderfully creative people out there who can turn anything into something
quite nice!!!!!!
and stockholm is lucky to have the most adorable and talented "artist" who just loves a good challenge!!!!!!!

(-: Rhoda :-)

Saturday, June 8, 2013

trip to remember!!!!!!

 coming in from the dumping rain....casual dinner you think...a little wine, something to eat and fun conversation....
french wine...."lovely"....
 and then you see the pots on the stove....the mixing and matching of oils doing their notice the eggs just chilling on the counter....waiting waiting....and then this appears on your plate....a little bit of magic from asia.....i don't know!!!!!! for me eggs are eggs...but these were no ordinary eggs....
 are you kidding me....who does this??????? totally impressed!!!!!!!!
 standing chatting with your friends around the stove while the dinner is simmering....somehow makes the food taste even yummier!!!!!!  your senses are automatically tuned in on high alert... eager and ready for that first taste!!!!!!
 finally!!!!!!!! Y-E-S!!!!!!!
 look who is back!!!!! apparently the first course wasn't!!!!!!!! when food is this delicious....jumping from course back to course why not!!!!!!
 and then we come back to sweden to enjoy this magnificent cheese cake!!!!!
my friend's attention to detail wow!!!!!!!
talk about a happy didn't make you any slimmer but you couldn't see your face so after a magnificent meal the person standing in front of the mirror a little bloated could have been ?

(-: Rhoda :-)

Monday, June 3, 2013

way to cook!!!!!!

in the beginning cooking should be quick and easy....
so when my daughter got these wonderful cookbooks....
i thought yeah!!!!! for her....annas mat is a little like "the joy of cooking"....easy peasy!!!!
and then a kitchen can't be totally happy happy happy....without mr. happy himself matter what recipe you turn to, eating for one or more... you just know
that everyone will be happy!!!!!! and happy food in 15minutes...AMAZING!!!!!!!
cooking for hours and hours and hours is overrated!!!!!!! i know some people love cooking
but for those of us who prefer the yummy food quick....nice to yum food is just
a page away....

(-: Rhoda :-)

Studenten :-) :-) :-)

 studenten is a huge huge huge event in sweden!!!!!!!!
 some people even take a week off work to prepare!!!!!!
 and the famous swedish graduation hat!!!!!! just love it!!!!!!!
and and and something to skål with!!!!!!!
 happy swedish card and gift wrapped present!!!!!!
 the wrapping paper was just so beautiful!!!!!!! it needed to fit in between the swedish colours!!!!!!
the universe was smiling yesterday!!!!!!! 26 degrees wow wow wow!!!!!!!!


(-: Rhoda :-)

Sunday, June 2, 2013

jua kali!!!

 going through my tool box trying to figure out what i need/use ....amazing how much stuff you find in there and half of it ....i have no name for?????????????
so as a good friend of mine once said
- if you haven't used it in a year, you don't need it!!!!!!!!!!
well that made it easy....
and the good old string...always comes in handy....
this cupboard door needed some attention and once i'd glued it back....i didn't find a clamp thingy majingy in my tool box ....soooooooooooo hello string!!!!!!
now i know a bit of string goes a long way!!!!!!!
NICE and no scratches yeah!!!!!!!!

(-: Rhoda :-)

Friday, May 31, 2013

hip hip hurra hurra hurra hurra!!!!!!

                                                                out of the corner
                                                                of my left eye
                                                                and the corner
                                                                of my right eye

                                                                i spy strawberries
                                                                and cream
                                                                piled high

                                                                in a log cake
                                                                a new beginning

                                                                 (-: Rhoda :-)

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

a gentle parting!

entering the age of ikea backwards
taking apart a wall unit is not for birds

there are no instructions to assemble in reverse
how to get this darn process
to converse

armed with two screwdrivers a phillips
and a flat
crawling on my knees in the basement
like a cat

i twist and i push and i pull
until i begat a collapsed wall unit
who ends his life flat

(-: Rhoda :-)

Sunday, May 26, 2013


sometimes a bit more fish might do the trick!!!!!!!
so there i was happy sitting thinking about what movie i'd like to relax to....
and up walks a flight attendant, smiles and hands me my passport....
-the gentleman in row....found your passport in the toilet
OMG!!!!!!!! really!!!!!!!!! how??????????
so i walked up to him, thanked him....
and funny how you can be all germy freaky....but seriously when your passport
falls in a public can't very well wash it with water and soap...
or disinfect it....or wear gloves for the duration of your passports validity...
so in my handbag it went...and it ended up there....i will never know....
my back pocket can't fit much so i would have felt my passport....

the things we manage to do when we are absentminded amazing!!!!!!!!

(-: Rhoda :-)

be happy again!!!!!!!

mothers day came and now it's come again....
all in the same year...
not bad living in a cosmopolitan world where we get
to celebrate over and over again!!!!!!
now i can only smile and look forward to enjoying
my wonderful happy gift from my kids...

so here we go again happy mothers day!!!!!

(-: Rhoda :-)

Saturday, May 25, 2013

yummy papaya!!!!!!!!!

girls night!!!!!!
bursting with flavour and richness of the ripe yummy papaya (pawpaw)....female conversation, sweet, juicy, funny, happy....
full of goodness like the colourful papaya!!!!!!
a night filled with laughter and happiness!!!!!!!!

(-: Rhoda :-)