Monthly Archives: November 2010
Saffron, a spice derived from the heart of a crocus, is the most rare and expensive spice in the world. By weight, it’s more expensive than gold. However, tons of it are consumed by the Swedes this time a year. The thing is that saffron, along with cinnamon, more than anything else, means Christmas in Sweden.
Spices in general have meant a lot for the development of Europe through ages and the discovery of new places in the world (we’re talking about 500 years back), but saffron is one of the most mythical ones. The legends go back thousands of years b.C., and according to them saffron works as aphrodisiac for women, cures deadly illnesses and makes you partly divine if you eat it. Eating a lot of it would make you immortal. For counterfeiting saffron (which, obviously, would be highly profitable) women got buried alive and men got stoned to death.
Now that it’s really cold outside Greger prefers to stay home. Every time he sees me or Hannes putting on our jackets he runs and hides in the bed under the blankets or under the couch. He’s just so afraid we’ll make him go out in the snow! Of course, every now and then we take him out anyway, and he knows immediately what he has to do. He does all his things really quickly and then he runs up the stairs and waits by the door, shaking.
I’m wearing my Lanvin for H&M fur jacket!
I see that lately a lot of new readers have joined Swedish Love Affair. This makes me very happy and I want to welcome you all! I’m glad you like my blog and it only makes me want to write more often!
I’ve recently been participating in a blog contest, which I didn’t win. But it doesn’t matter because when I saw the number of votes I got from you it was the best prize I could dream of! More than 100 votes! Thank you very much, guys<3
Yesterday the whole family went to a nice brunch restaurant in a small castle (there’s actually one right by where we live!). They had a buffet of simple but good food and a lot to choose from, so everyone could find something they liked!
A fast update! I’m back from Gothenburg, and even after spending just one day there I already miss it a lot. It’s one of my favorite places, definitely in my top 3 cities. Some day soon I’ll make a virtual guide through Gothenburg and I’m sure you’ll love it too!
I’m really longing for tonight, when I can finally answer all you comments, e-mails and read my favorite blogs! I’m also preparing a lot of new posts. I’m dying to read what you’ve been up to during the weekend!
Also, a question for my female readers (well, mostly!). Are you a Diorshow by Dior kind of girl, or do you prefer Hypnose by Lancome? I think most of the girls I know can be divided in those two categories! Or do you use some other mascara?
This post reminds me a lot of this one, check it out!
Today is mum’s birthday, so as a part of the celebration the whole family (except Greger) has visited a great brunch restaurant, situated in a small castle up on a mountain! It was very romantic, and we had a great view accompanied by a lot of delicious food. I took many pictures that I’m going to post here soon, but for now take a look at the best part of Gothenburg and my family!