From time to time I enjoy having no real plans for what to do and today I have a day where I can do whatever suits me whenever suits me until I will go for a wining and dining evening tonight. I felt for running in the morning so that was also what I did. First a 5K warmup along Karlbergskanalen then I joined SATS Urban Tribes for the first time (I did not liked it at all) so halfway into the class due to unprofessional leadership I ran away and rounded up my run to a 15K. After a shower and running some errends I am now having a lunch smoothie at my balcony. Miss smoothie – that is me!
I also passed by the library today to pick up some Shanghai books so to figure out what I really wanna do and see. All major tourist sites I have already been to so now I am looking for the hidden gems. When it comes to Shanghai treasures Lifeinshanghai written by expat Sara is brilliant and I will for sure try some of her eating recommendations because I remember from last time it was difficult to find some places to eat at. From the guidbooks I think that the city of Suzhou is one place to see as well. So Shanghai, Suzhou and Hangzhou combined will be a more exciting eastern trip than a visit to my hometown Västerås. Now my smoothie is also finished so maybe it is time to leave my balcony.
/ Pernilla at the balcony
Number 13 is my lucky number and it has been a lucky but also a sad day today. The lucky part is that my office is moving. The sad thing is that my office is moving. As you understand I am both happy and unhappy with the office move. I love airports and aircrafts and for me it makes sense to work close to the things you work with but on the other hand the new office at Frösundavik that we are moving to on Monday is located 10 minutes by bike from my home which of course is brilliant and that is the plus side. Another thing on the plus side is that the whole company sits together so it is easier to communicate and last but not least the beautiful outdoors Hagaparken has to offer and the swimingpool and floorball hall is also on the plus side. But after almost five years at an airport it will be strange to not smell the jet fuel, watching the aircrafts taking off and landing, be able to walk to the boarding gate when the boarding starts and doing lunchwalks in Skycity. But I like changes so after all I am happy!
After work I enjoyed the spring outside for a while when I jogged over to SATS Stadshagen and a fab Shape class. I did not enjoyed the jog back home that much the first meters but then it turned into a comfy run alongside the runway highway at Kungsholmen.
Last but not least I put my booking finger on the button and booked a longweekendtrip to Barcelona. A place that I never been to but have been looking forward to visit for years so I am already excited about seeing the place. But before that I have one, two, three and possible four other trips I will enjoy on beforehand. Did I mentioned that I love to travel?
/ Pernilla the travel P
When I came home from the number one spinning session at SATS this evening I checked my email and got to know that pernillabredolt.com is one of the candidates in Skyscanners travel bloscars awards this year. Fabulous, now I just hope that I will collect lots and lots of votes so I can win the competition. Now I am going to take you all back in time and tell the story about my most spontanious trip ever.
A July Friday after work in 2010 when I lived in Oslo, I was together with a former colleague going to fly to Stockholm. But when we arrived in the check in area non of us felt for going to Stockholm so we checked the departure board. We thought Nice – no, Paris – no and so on until we found Edinburgh. Yes. Edinburgh. We both loved the idea. My colleague did not had her passport with her so she had to hurry like crazy to take the Flytog to Oslo city, run to her appartment and get her passport and go back while I was getting the tickets, checking us in and so. In less than an hour my travelpartner was back and on the final call we ran into the plane. On the plane another of our colleagues were sitting for a long time planned trip to Edinburgh and guess who lost his face when we showed up in the aisle since we said that we were going to Stockholm two hours ago when we left the office?! Really funny. When we arrived in Edinburgh we had no where to stay and no clue about what to do during the weekend but in less than ten minutes we had arranged the best bed and breakfast I ever been to and was on the way to the city center in the doubble decker bus. Then we went out for the first spontanious party night, the day after we were sightseeing, shopping, having afternoon tea, got to know what really is hidden under the kilts and went out clubbing and on Sunday before we flew back we finished up with a tour to Edinburgh castle. This is what I call a spontanious trip to the max. And definitley a memory for life!
/ Pernilla the travel lover
And so it is Monday again and I am looking lots and lots forward to doing some traveling. It feel like ages since I was out on a tour at an exciting place the last time. There is no doubt that Stockholm is beautiful but I feel that I have had more than enough of this city for a while now. There are 18 days until my travel period starts again so I think I will make a fun schedule to count the days at in order to get the time moves faster or I will go for a pre-vacation trip before Berlin or both.
/ Pernilla longing for some traveling
Happy Friday friends! My need for some Asian influence in my life except for take away sushi from the closest sushi bar is growin and growing. It is almost a year since I was at the Asian continent now and yesterday I saw a tv show about Japan and guess how much that increased my need for an Asian experience? tonwise! But what I will experience today is the last office day of this workweek, not that bad that either espcially since there are so many people that are unemployed and not even have an office to go to.
/ A Pernilla in Friday mode