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October 24, 2009

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I heart Milk

On "7) It happens to be next to some pretty cool countries. Where to shop first?!"

If you need tips on Denmark, Copenhagen. Feel free to write. I'll be more than happy to give you some advices. :)

Ida

I made the comment above (sign in with my old id "I heart Milk"). But if you need tips or more on Denmark, write or leave a note. :)

KB

Great post as always, I might do this kind of post when I move to New York. It's so weird how cultures can differ, especially in Europe (in Italy I got so many weird looks, and the barman poured me a really alcoholic drink because i was 'beautiful'), but I think it's still a great experience to have. Plus, I guess we don't appreciate the British High Street enough when we're here, with all our brands that seem to suit everyone (like I'm more of a Topshop than an Oasis girl). Perhaps there isn't the choice there, but people are forced to be more creative.

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I don't blog but that pin is my most favourite thing on LHC soooooo here's 10 things about me!

1. The LHC Alice pin rocks my world.
2. I'm writing a book and I'm going to be famous.
3. I constantly need a cup of tea to survive.
4. I have leopard print wallpaper in my kitchen.
5. I tamed my pet cat who was a wild kitten.
6. I wish I had a blog but BF would kill me if I spent anymore time online than I already do!
7. I have maintained my perfect town on Animal Crossing for approx. 3 months now.
8. I hate it when people clap along when bands/singers are on stage.
9. I love Toffifee.
10. I like making lists.

Thanks for listening and great post, I love an excuse to make a list :o)

Author in the making

Oh so glad you posted again, it sounds really nice over there and that bracelet thing is so cute :) PLZ comment on my blog.

Norad

No blog sorry but I love reading yours. It's how i avoid doing study. I am in love with that pin! I just finished reading Alice in wonderland. Here's ten things i do to avoid studying for my year 11 exams/year 12 exam:

1. Read blogs frequently (espescially yours)
2. Look up exotic places I could travel too once I finish high school
3. Watch hours of YouTube (espescially the community channel)
4. Listen to the Academy is... over and over and over again (I have all of their songs)
5. Try on my entire wardrobe and watch as the piles of clothes grow on my floor
6. Read like crazy (as I said I just finished Alice in Wonderland and Through the looking glass, starting a new book called Possible Side effects-hilarious introduction)
7. Stare out my window at the newly sunny skies (summer is just starting to hit)
8. Eat spicey noodles and drink litres of orange juice
9. Write my future novel for when I become a writer (hopefully it'll get published)
10. Wish for the beach, swimming, coffee, V, bueno bars, text book free days and various other things

Thanx so much for your posts. This one was espescially good. Lists are always the best types of posts to read.

Winnie

After reading this post...even with the slightly longer cons, I still feel that your pros outweigh the latter because you're right, all the cons are things you miss about home and I think in time, it will get slightly better...which I am sure it has done already!

Culture shock is a strange thing because I get that when I go back to HK...I can't read Chinese which can make things a little awkward sometimes!

I completely agree that nothing compares to the British High Street. I think sometimes when we're in other countries we forget how much choice we have here and just how on-trend it is.

Also....ooooh Swedish boy eh??

Martha

I love sweedish style! Although i could never imagine living in a place where i don't speak the language. I'm really liking all your blog posts on sweeden :) <3

Daniela

10 utterly and completely random things about me, ok here goes

1) I've never left the UK - sadly :(
2) I can recite practically the entire script of the movie mean girls
3) The 2nd most listened to song on my iPod is rock me amadeus by Falco - it's an 80s austrian pop song in german
4) The 1st most listened to is Zero to Hero from Hercules
5)I only ever write in black ink as i can't stand blue ink
6) I think cheese is the ultimate snack
7) I wish my name was Daisy
8) I want to own a farm one day
9) I love the smell of polish and under my sink because it smells of cleaning products and indoor plumbing :)
10) I'd love to illustrate childrens book when i'm older

that's all byee :) xxxxx

Beth

I would love to visit Sweden to see their style up close!!

Katie

10 things about me

1) I have a great sense of humour
2) Laugh at things I find funny if someone makes me laugh with what they have said to me or told a funny joke.

3) having a lot of friends to chat with on Twitter and other websites

4) I like to win competitions and enjoy entering,my philosophy is if you dont win,dont give up,keep trying and that win is just around the corner.

5) chat to my friends in real life and enjoy what they have to say to me.

6) I absolutely love my music eg Kylie Minogue,Will Young,Westlife,Take That,Robbie Williams

7) Seeing my family as that is so important to me
8) going to church on a Thursday morning for a mug of coffee and chat to friends
9) to watch a film of my choice and laugh so much until tears run down my face.

10) to hope that people will respect me and not judge me for the things I do and to accept me as I am.

twitter.com/LHC_Jewellery

I hope the exams went well lovely :)

Ooooh even though I'm not allowed to win my own pin, I thought I would do my own 10 Things About Me post too - just for fun.

http://loveheartsandcrosses.blogspot.com/

Zola

That pin is so beautiful! It is so good to see posts from you - your style is so great! I also love hearing about your experiences in Sweden! Sounds so neat!

I blogged 10 things! Thanks for such an awesome giveaway!
( http://www.mirandagabriela.blogspot.com )

Miss Head Over Heels

great post! i've been waiting to hear from you. anyway, it would be so nice to live in a foreign country whether it is a good or a bad thing.

Anyway, i have added your new URL in my blog. :) great blog. well done.

http://missheadoverheels.blogspot.com/

Zoe

"don't be a pussy" lolol

ugh i love your blog selina, i always want to start one when i stop by!

ohohoh love is in the air ;)

i can understand how perplexing it would be to be going around your daily business but not understanding the language, or where to find specific things... like no boots, i don't know how i'd get by!

Kelig

So funny! I sometimes read your blog, but didn't know that you went on exchange in Sweden! I recognize so many things in what you say, because I was in Växjö last year, during an Erasmus program. It's true that it's absolutely annoying not to know what to do, because things don't always work the same way in a different country. I also hated not to be able to fully understand people and make them understand me. But the more you learn Swedish, the easier it gets. And ha this picture of the magazines reminds me of Pressbyrån ;)
Where exactly is Borås? Well I hope you'll enjoy it!

kirsty

does the good outweigh the bad lol xoxox

Barkfoot

Living abroad makes you appreciate what it is that you like about your home country, while at the same time appreciating aspects of your new home. If only someone would invent a teleport device so that you could easily flit between the two. I'm sure your Svensk romance will make life sparkle!...

Marta

Great post! Living in Sweden must be so cool...

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Acaislim

I love this post!
Thank you.

The Clothes Horse

It sounds like you're having a really fun time! I love the thought of hair buns...definitely chic. :)

Moa

Hi again! I totally agree with some of the negatives about sweden - the mail for example, haha! Today I was'nt really kean on the weather either but I guess you're kind of use to that if you live in GB!

If you visit Malmö or Lund write to me if you like and maybe I can show you some nice second hands or something. There aren't som may in Lund but a few better in Malmö. I have to give you a tip about beyond retro in stockholm if you haven't been there ( id onät remember) - it's really nice!

Lady Smaggle

Whoa I can't believe that you're living in Sweden? How did I miss that? Sounds like you're having a wonderful adventure though!

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great blog :)

ambika

I'm shocked the post is so slow! But reading your list, even with the cons, the positives are so amazing I just envy you!

leighgirl

yes sweden is one of the best places to live in the world. I came from america so it is all so much like heaven to me here. I have been here a year and still no daily scam calls, not one robbery or thug near me and nothing of scams even on commercials. Tv and newspapers and all do not allow scams to run in sweden. It was voted in top 10 places to live as non violent, best income per job, best in all ways of course. Svenska is a beautiful language and most people here speak and write better english than most americans.
I knew what it was like out here before I came so, I was happy to leave the hell that was american life. I guess to me it was a major shock from even just the stop in germany for I felt real freedom and peace for the first time ever in my life. I saw uk cops on tv here and take that vs usa cops that kill then you know what I mean. Sweden is special for sure. Nice to see others that feel a bit of it too in ways.
I am known as leigh and made it here in time for now my 2nd xmas in heaven with I hope many more to come.
Not to mention the doctors and help if your sick. I hope one day usa people can have such things as all people should. I do not have blogs but I have sites that seem to show the way i feel from being here. Cold Countries always have such warm hearts. I guess the warmer ones fry the brains hence for the shootings and violence in hicksville usa aka texas. i spent 10 years in that hell grin.

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It was voted in top 10 places to live as non violent, best income per job, best in all ways of course.

timo

after living a very long time in Sweden there are only a couple of things that come to mind about Swedes. still I do not understand these.
1: The difficulty for swedes to offer daily pleasantries between each other , as in : Hello , good morning etc. .
2: The almighty obsession with reading & re- reading shopping receipts ?
Otherwise Sweden is #1

Wilson

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