Monday, October 05, 2015

10% to breast cancer research

It's October again which is breast cancer awareness month. I therefore pledge to give 10% of my profit during this month from my etsy shop to the Swedish organisation Bröstcancerfonden (Breast cancer foundation).

So if you want to buy something pretty for yourself or someone you love AND give to a good cause at the same time check out my shop!

I will also try and make some earrings and maybe bracelets which I will auction out and the full price will go to breast cancer research. It all comes down to time...

Friday, October 02, 2015

Books books books!

Gnh! Too many books I want to read at ONCE!
  • After you by Jojo Moyes
  • Let it snow by John Green, Maureen Johnson and Lauren Myracle
  • His dark materials trilogy by Philip Pullman (working on book 1 at the moment)
  • The animal farm by George Orwell
  • and so much more o.o

Sometimes I wish it was possible to have one part of oneself sit down and read all the time... or better yet, several parts of oneself to read so one can get through more of all the fantastic literature out there.

Also, still undecided if I should continue reading in English or not, it goes quicker in Swedish but classics I prefer in English if its original language. I am reading His dark materials in English though, felt best that way. I also prefer English before NaNoWriMo in November because that helps with the flow when I write but after that...

I mean I am planning on reading Kafka in Swedish for example, mostly because English is a translation too and I am not that good in German anymore to pull that off. I will keep reading Jojo Moyes in English though since I read the first one in English, same as I would never read Joanne Harris or Tracey Chevalier in English because I am too used to how they sound in Swedish - am I crazy thinking like this?

Which books are on your need to read now list? :)

Thursday, September 10, 2015

Summer questions - how did I do?

You can read the original list here. I only evaluated the questions which refers to this summer below.

My plans for the summer:

I wrote that I would read books, go to the beach, write short stories, hopefully meet my parents, go to the city festival and write 10k on Camp NaNoWriMo.

I did fairly well actually, I read 6 books from June to August, I didn't write that many short stories though, I met my dad and I went to the city festival as planned and crushed my goal at Camp NaNoWriMo. I went to the beach three times: 1. walk around with my feet in the water 2. go there to bathe which I did 3. went to my favourite beach and walked in the shoreline but had hoped to bathe but didn't dare with all the jellyfish.

I also saw several exhibitions, one with Czech photographers, another with products for the future and a third with landscape photos. I went to a food festival.

How long am I going to be on vacation:
I kept on being unemployed all through summer, still is, so I made the best of it and travelled everywhere on my bus card that was valid all through the region.

What do I look forward to the most:
I didn't eat nearly as much strawberries as I had planned this year but they didn't look pretty at all, mushy and bleh but I got a fair deal of them. I only managed to bathe once and the warm summer days well they were not many but we got a few days in the beginning of July and a few in August.

What am I going to buy for the vacation:
I did buy a crossword magazine subscription, my plan was to lie on the beach solving crosswords, didn't really go as planned.

This I am going to listen to this summer:
Unfortunately I didn't get to hear much of the seagulls and waves this year, but I heard a lot of the TV series Rizzoli & Isles (love the intro/outro btw).

How I am going to hurt myself:
No mosquito bites this year, hurrah! And no injuries really, not even a sunburn.

What I worry about:
I was worried I wouldn't have fun but I did, I got lots of new experience from this summer, one being me and my dad walking up a steep staircase to get a great view of Gothenburg :)

How will I remember my vacation afterwards in September:
A very artful summer, just as I thought.

Tuesday, September 01, 2015

6 peculiar and little strange books to read this autumn

Today it's 1st of September, to me that is the start of autumn no matter if autumn in the nature comes before or after the date. I think it's because I always started university around the 1st and it has kept with me. Since autumn is also very much entwined with reading and sipping tea I thought I'd share some books I've found intriguing and put on my must read list.

1. The Grace keepers by Kirsty Logan
"Inspired in part by Scottish myths and fairytales, The Gracekeepers tells a modern story of an irreparably changed world: one that harbors the same isolation and sadness, but also joys and marvels of our own age." - from Goodreads

2. The chimes by Anna Smaill
"The Chimes is set in a reimagined London, in a world where people cannot form new memories, and the written word has been forbidden and destroyed. In the absence of both memory and writing is music." - from Goodreads

3. Weathering by Lucy Wood
"As the first frosts of autumn herald the coming of a long winter and Pepper and Ada find themselves irresistibly entangled with the life of the valley, each will discover the ways that places can take root inside us and bind us together. " - from Goodreads

4. Magpie hall by Rachel King
"Magpie Hall explores the fleshly taboo around class and tattoos in the Victorian era; the intimacy and atavistic nature of a marriage and contemporary relationships; the potentially obsessive/ compulsive behaviour of collecting flora, fauna (and other things) that can decimate native species and ruin lives." - from Goodreads

5. The rental heart and other fairytales by Kirsty Logan
"Twenty tales of lust and loss. These stories feature clockwork hearts, lascivious queens, paper men, island circuses, and a flooded world." - from Goodreads

6. Diving Belles by Lucy Wood (same author as nr. 3)
"Straying husbands lured into the sea can be fetched back, for a fee. Magpies whisper to lonely drivers late at night. Trees can make wishes come true - provided you know how to wish properly first. Houses creak, fill with water and keep a fretful watch on their inhabitants, straightening shower curtains and worrying about frayed carpets. A teenager's growing pains are sometimes even bigger than him. [...] In these stories, Cornish folklore slips into everyday life." - from Goodreads

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

The last man left concept is so tiresome

They've been showing commercials for The last man on earth quite frequently a while now and every time I see it I wonder if there will ever be a series or movie about the last woman alive. I am so sick of seeing a male perspective on the whole "Oh wow I am the last person alive, I do hope I can find other survivors", that concept has been done over and over again.

Let me know when you want to refresh yourselves and make a comedy series about the last woman on earth (I can think of some awesome women to play that role if you need suggestions). I am also ok if you want to make a million dollar Hollywood movie about the last woman on earth too, just so you know.

P.s please don't let it be about makeup and other superficial shit you think women like, I want it to be a Sarah Connor (Terminator) kind of woman.

Thursday, August 06, 2015

Short etsy shop info!

You can now add shipping upgrade when you buy from Caja Creations. So, what does that mean for you more specifically?

It means that your package is insured in case it gets lost or damaged and it means you can get tracking to 30+ countries*. It also means that there will be a mailing receipt when I have sent it and that I will get a verification when the package has been delivered to you. All in all it means both me, as a seller, and you, as a customer, can feel safer.

*Tracking is possible to these countries:
Argentina, Belarus, Belgium, Canada, China, Croatia, Czech republic, Denmark including Faeroe islands and Greenland, El Salvador, Finland excluding Åland islands, France, Germany, Gibraltar, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Japan, Latvia, Lebanon, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nigeria, Poland, Portugal, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Switzerland, Thailand, Trinidad & Tobago and Vanuatu.


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