I know it is a bit silly, I travel the world and go to the most exotic places, push cities and flashy places you can imagine but honestly one of the places that I really, really wanna go to is not far away at all. Smögen. The last months I have missed it so much. Isn’t it funny, my top places in the world list includes Hong Kong, New York, California, Florida, Paris, Singapore and Smögen. Enough said.
/ Pernilla missing Smögen (borrowed picture from google)
Could it be a better Saturday to wake up to? Clear blue sky, legs that felt for running and beautiful cherry blossoms in Kungsträdgården here in Stockholm. I started the day with an at all levels fantastic 21K plus run doing a pit stop to check out the pink jewels. Do I have to say why I love this city this time of the year?
/ Pernilla loves spring in Stockholm
I wanted some more workdays this week and I do not feel for having weekend yet. It is how it is now and my weekend started with a Bodypump workout. I think the instructor laughed at me in secret, at least it felt like that because I am so weak. Like a spaghetti. I was honestly a bit ashamed about my weak arms and legs during the hour. But it was a nice class. Luckily not the newest Bodypump that I don’t like but a mix from old ones.
After my afterwork out I had no wine instaed I went grocery shopping, booked a trip with SAS (who else?) to Zurich where I am going in August for a running thing at Matterhorn, and checked up my private economy. I might be strange but I love keeping track of my own financials. Checking for the for me best investments and planning my income, purchases and savings. Well everyone has a hobby and I have a masters degree in business administration so questions on that? Then I felt for some yoga challenges so I practiced a bit at my yoga math. And of course I had fruit sallad and some random junk right from my cabinet for dinner. Was it Friday night?
/ Pernilla having an evening at home
I really had a bit busy last two days traveling for a business trip so the number of blog posts have dipped. But I am alive and feeling great since I love hectic times on the go.
So where have I been then? I was in Hamburg for work attending the big Aircraft interior exhibition and that did of course involved lots of meeting, greetings, talking to old contacts and creating new ones. Really the best part of the life as a purchaser if you ask me. Real life contacts that maintains or leads to improved collaboration and understanding. So it was some successful days I have to say.
In between the fair and dinner last night at the spare 1.5 hours I went for a run around lake Alstern. I ran there a lot when I lived in Hamburg and yesterday it was magic. Almost 20 degrees and people running, walking, picnicking, rowing and sailing all around and in the lake. I really love Hamburg and would for sure recommend it for a weekend trip!
Back at home today in Stockholm I had more running at the schedule. I am in the presidium at SAS run and walk club and we have Runday coming over to host trainings once in a while and today was the day for this years first one. Almost 20 SASers from pilots to engineers, press, revenue managers and purchasers all mixed up for a fun and inspiring Runday session at the hills of Hagaparken. Lots of running, traveling and fun going on now! A sign of spring right?
/ Pernilla loving all in pace
The library. I love reading and flipp through books and if I had them all at my casa Vasa I would probably by now have to live in the whole appartment complex all by myself. Therefore I often borrow reads that I am curious about but do not want to purchase myself at the library.
Stockholm’s main library is not further away from my place than the closest bookstore so when I want or need a book then I just check out where it is placed at the library website, walk over there and get it. Quick and easy. And payed by our taxes. This is the way I get all my Lonley planets, training books and cook books. The only thing is when I go there I do at least get one or two extra books that I not initially planned to get.
I really like the huge library filled with reading inspiration. Another service that I do appreciate is the reservation service. For only 10 SEK you can order any book and when it is ready to collect a mail comes in your postbox and then you just go and get it. Perfect, right? This was just a little reminder about a hidden treasure that you might have forgotten.
/ Pernilla the book liker