Summer term 2017

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Snaps from second year’s summer term, 2017.

(it seems like drunk me = my finger blocks the photo) (took me ages to write that sentence without it sounding R-rated and it still is that, lowkey)

Pink

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It’s been a bit quiet here lately. Since the last proper post, I’ve been to Barcelona, had my 21st birthday with bbq celebrations, Summer Ball, a bit of uni work, and of course, gone back to Stockholm. As usual when I go back, I pretend that I’m rich and go off and buy things in shops that I can’t find back in England, like these sunglasses from Designtorget Stockholm and a bra from Monki. (can be found in London but I feel it has less stuff though, and no student discount)

I’ve been seeing some friends, going to two graduation parties, but I’ve actually spent most of the last week indoors. I’ve had this little hole in my heel that’s been a previous blister, and it’s been trying to heal and I can’t wear plasters or socks as it kinda rips open and that kinda sucks. So I’ve been reading and finished one book so far (The Girls by Emma Cline) and halfway through another.

I did a short 2 day runner job last week for Astrid S’ new music video which, even though I was sweating as fuck as it was 27 degrees outside and I ran errands, was really fun and a good experience. I have a similar job for my internship in August but I’m hoping it’s gona be a bit cooler and I won’t have a heel that hurts every time I walk. I’ve been lucky to get an internship in Soho, so I’ll be going back to England in the beginning of August to move into my new house with my new housemates (!!!) and hopefully some better weather than the one here in Stockholm. (rain, 12-18 degrees, no joke) Until then, I have a dissertation to research for and Swedish food and people to enjoy.

Pia x

21

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I turned 21 on the last day in May and had a joint birthday bbq with my friend Sonal with our closest friends before getting drunk at the Student’s Union and then passing out in my bed. 5 out of 5 toasters.

A little hello

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Over a month has passed and except for a little post the other day about the film I made during the spring term, it’s been quiet. I spent April in both Stockholm, Egham/London and in Berlin (with photos still on the disposable camera, waiting to be developed), the latter one to spend time with Maria and Gustaf. I’ve written several essays, done a presentation and started working on my dissertation.Second of May was Harry Potter day and I spent the day reading Deathly Hallows and the evening watching Deathly Hallows part 1 and 2, and the Philosopher’s Stone with a friend.
I’ve been meaning to write this entire time. Writing here, writing a script I’ve been planning for quite a while, just writing. It hasn’t really gone that well, and won’t for a good while now. I have class on Tuesday and Wednesday, but on Thursday I’m going to Barcelona with friends from my course, and when I get back a week later, I have a few things left to do for my Economic History course as well as my own + friends’ birthday celebrations.

I’m leaving England in exactly 4 weeks, taking an evening flight back to Stockholm. I haven’t booked my flight back yet, as I don’t know how long I’ll stay there, it all depends on my internship. But I’ll be there until the end of July at least. I haven’t planned to work as I’m only there for a month and a half or two months. Instead, all I want to do is to sit in parks with my friends, cold beer, pizza, eat Swedish food, going out in the archipelago with the ferries, walking around Södermalm, take the ferry over to Djurgården and have a picnic, and go to the cinema on rainy days. I’m supposed to work on my dissertation during the summer, but as third year (!!!) doesn’t start until late September, I’m giving myself a full vacation for the time I’m in Stockholm. Every time I’ve been back there since starting uni, there has always been some work to do, or something else keeping my mind busy – this time, I want to treat it as if I’m on a holiday. (which my bank account won’t like)

Pia x

End of spring term

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… and I’m done with spring term! Which also means I’m done with all taught classes of second year! I can’t believe that it’s gone so quickly, like, ah I’m actually getting slightly panicky over how fast everything is going. I have easter/spring break now until the 24th of April (a whole month, mad isn’t?) but I’m going to be busy writing essays and other hand-ins for summer term. Summer term is traditionally reserved for just exams, but as my degree is so practice based, we don’t have any exams. Instead, we start working on our third year collaboration graduate films and I’m also starting writing my dissertation, which is to be honest, scary.  Not just the fact that I have to write 10 000 words, but also that it really means that we’re on the end bits of the degree.

Lately, I’ve been working on my film which is due on Wednesday. The reason we hand it in after the term has ended is that the other week, the servers crashed and all of our edits, which were almost done, just got wiped out. Luckily I had all the footage backed up, but I still had to re-edit a week’s worth of work. I almost cried in front of my teacher when we realised it was all gone so instead I went home to cry and stuff myself with biscuits.

I’ve also been to the cinema, seen both Moonlight and a new documentary called All This Panic. We’ve had a couple of really nice and sunny days which meant beer in Founders quad and bare legs. My friend from my old school back in Sweden, Anna, came over to look at my university as she’s applied to here and UCL, and the cherry tree outside my window is blossoming with pink flowers so Mary and I took a photo with it the other night.

What was meant to be a surprise for my friends in Stockholm kinda failed as I saw that Cinemateket is showing 2001: A Space Odyssey in original 35mm and I just had to message my friends saying that, yes I’m coming to Stockholm for a week, and please buy tickets and go to the cinema with me. Fingers crossed for some nice weather!

I had my last screenwriting class today, which was kinda sad as I’ve enjoyed those classes a lot and I’ve learned so much too. Later today I’m going to a bbq with a couple of people from my course and then going to Flora’s for a pizza night, hope you all have a great weekend!

March

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We’re in March already and I’m slightly stressed over how quick the term and year goes, and I was also stressed over my long and damaged hair so I tried to cut it, failed miserably and Jess saved it. (new season, new hair) Yesterday was one of those sunny nice days and it was a joy to be on my bicycle rather than ‘oh here’s to the usual Tesco trip’. I honestly don’t know what I would do without my bicycle and I recommend every person to get one.

I’m in the middle of post-production of the film we shot two weeks ago whilst trying to keep up with my other uni work (as this film is only for one out of 4 classes, plus then I have my extra uni courses from Lund and Umeå universities). But I’m enjoying it as I’m for once really happy with what I’ve produced and I can’t wait to show people the film. I still don’t have the slightest idea of what my teacher will think of it, but as long as I’m happy with the film, that’s an achievement good enough for me.

Today is spent reading about economic development between 1750-1914 and longing for summer with Pimms in Founder’s quad, bbq’s in the garden and swimming between the islands in Stockholm.

Pia x