Thursday was finally the day I handed in my dissertation named “A pursuit of sexual pleasure or men who hate women? – A visual and narrative comparison between two adaptations of Steig Larsson’s The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo” and then got very drunk, spent all Friday in bed before going out drinking again, vomiting at 20:00 and passing out in bed.
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It seems that I only have time to write here about once a month which is quite sad as my ideal weekend would be spent in my cosy bed with tea, reading blogs and writing here. I’ve been so busy with two weeks of shooting films for a Shakespeare project, presentation, essay and of course, my 10 000 words of death; the dissertation. I’m on the final days now, with only 5 days until hand-in and I feel a mix of stress, relief, panic and complete exhaustion.
I’ve wanted to share some photos from when I was in Copenhagen in September, which funny enough, was a trip to do research for my dissertation – which slightly backfired as the only material they had at the Danish Film Institute were things I’d already looked at back at the Swedish Film Institute. Nevertheless, it was a good trip with a mix of hot sunshine and pissing down rain (which at that point, I was on a bicycle and trying to not get run over by the other cyclists).
Graduation is slowly coming closer (6 months and I’ll be done with my degree!) and I’m trying to both keep sorta on top of my uni work whilst applying for internships and jobs for the life beyond academia. I’m having mixed feelings about where I want to go; I’ve always said I wanted to move into proper London (and not the little commuter suburb I currently live in) but now with such great success in the Scandinavian film industry, I’m keen on trying to get a job there as well. (also, I do miss the food) Can I do both? Time-turner?
p.s. my last name change has finally been approved from Svensson to Josephson, in honour of my late grandmother Harriet, born Josephson.
Hello there, quite a long time and no see. I’ve been meaning to write about Copenhagen, about nice food and other fun things, but I’ve been extremely busy. I’m doing around 8 hours per day (yes, every day, even weekends, and no, I have no idea how I cope with it) in the library as my dissertation is due in less than 5 weeks and on top of that, I have a 5 minute film to write and shoot, an essay and a presentation to do.
Today and yesterday was spent with Amelie who was over for a little London visit and I fell in love with a yellow puffer from Zara that I wore today. It’s so warm and feels almost like wearing a duvet which is perfect for me as I hate leaving my bed in the mornings. Yesterday was spent shopping (hello student finance!), having Bibimbap for lunch, a visit to the V&A and finishing off with an amazing pizza at Franco Manca in South Kensington.
This morning we had breakfast at No.11 Pimlico Road, Amelie had pancakes that she highly recommend and I had a rice bowl that could’ve been nicer. The egg yolk wasn’t runny (that chef really didn’t know how to poach an egg) and the tomatoes were a bit boring but the rice was amazing. Really pretty setting so I do recommend it! Then we walked by the Thames to Waterloo among the tourists who also enjoyed the cold but sunny weather before we said goodbye as Amelie had to go to the airport.
I have lots of nice things I want to write about, photos to show, but it may be on hold for a little bit until my dissertation (I swear I don’t even know enough words to fill out those 10 000) is handed in.
I flew to Stockholm almost only to see Phoenix play at Popaganda Festival and ended my sober month by having two beers for 65SEK each.
School and university has just started back home in Sweden and it’s just around the corner here for us in the UK. Flora asked me the other day if I knew any good planners that weren’t too expensive but also not the cheap kind with the metal spiral spine. I replied quickly with a link and said, “look no further”.
I’ve used the Moleskine Weekly Planner since January 2014 and I could not see myself using another one. It’s compact (a bit slimmer than the regular A5 paper), comes in different colours, sizes (pocket, the one I have and a larger that’s close to an A4) and you can choose between hard and soft cover. At the back, as with all traditional Moleskines, there’s a little pocket where you can put important notes such as receipts, post stamps, a small photograph of someone you like, you name it.
My one is the traditional black with a soft cover. What’s great about the Moleskine Weekly Planner is that I have the days on the left side, including an empty bit at the top which I usually use when it’s something that I have all week (like that I’m in Stockholm that week), and just normal ruled lines on the right side. It’s great because I usually don’t need to write a lot on each specific day, but rather lists and reminders that cover the whole week. Sometimes it’s not enough though but I just put some extra post-it notes on that page if I’ve run out of space.
The Moleskine Weekly Planner can be bought both with 12 months, running January to December (the ones I have) but also with 18 months, running from July one year to December the next, which makes it perfect for when you go back to school, university of work. They also do monthly planners and daily, and I might give the daily one a try for 2018 as hopefully with whatever I’m doing after graduation, it will cover a full page for each day.
So hot tip for everyone – the only planner you’ll ever need!
Hello everyone, I’ve neglected this space for the past months due to being, for once, quite busy. I wanted to see as many friends as possible when I was in Stockholm and simply didn’t time to sit down and write a blog post. I also went over to my parents’ summer house in Stockholm’s archipelago for a few days of sun, cliffs, food and reading those books I’ve been meaning to read.
When August started, I flew back to England to move into my new house, had the most stressful IKEA experience ever and then two days later, I started my internship at a production company in central London. For two weeks, I commuted 2×2 hours/day and mostly sat by a computer for all of those days. Which was an experience itself and after that I realise how hard the transition from university to real professional work is going to be.
I finished on Friday, went straight to celebrate my friend’s KJ’s 20th birthday before going home and finally being able to properly sleep without having to worry about anything. I did nothing yesterday except reading blogs, screen shopping for clothes I can’t afford and watched a film, which felt incredible. When I had my internship, I had to leave my house at 07:45 and didn’t get home until maybe 19:00-19:30 due to trains being extremely late, and by the time I got home I was too tired to do anything except have dinner and chat a bit with my housemate Emma before it was time for bed.
I’ve only been here for about 16 days, but I’m actually already going back to Stockholm in like 12 days to go to a music festival, Popaganda, visit the Swedish film institute to do research for my dissertation, see some friends at Lund’s university before going to Copenhagen and do more research at the Danish film institute. And when I get back again, uni is just around the corner and I’m back to full-time studying, this time for THIRD year. Quite daunting as it’s not only the fact that time has gone so fast, but that my dissertation is due at the end of November and I’m going to be completely done with a degree by June. Can I stay in education forever?
I celebrated my 21st with my friend Sonal who turned 21 aswell with our closest friends and a bbq.