A Tuesday list about everything


© Lily Bostroem

Do you have?


Beer in the fridge:
Yes, I have non-alcoholic beer in the fridge at the moment. I really enjoy a cold beer while I am cooking and together with the dinner. Unfortunately, it is quite difficult to find tasty non-alcoholic beer here in Australia. So if you have any recommendations, please let me know!
A pet:
I do not have any pets here in Brisbane, but my parents have one cat in Sweden. His name is William and he is a Cornish Rex. He is very talkative, a bit weird and loves annoying my mom. But at the same time, he is extremely fond of his family and wants to cuddle every day.
A favourite candy:
I really love Swedish candy and every month I spend way too much money on candy at IKEA. My absolute favourite candy is salty liquorice and especially the sort called Djungelvrål.
Makeup setting powder:
No, I do not own makeup setting powder, but I used to when I was younger. My skin is too dry during the winter and I sweat too much during the summer. I also think the powder can be a bit excessive at daytime. I currently only own a concealer which I use when I dress up at weekends.
Any plans for the future:
I have so many plans, but one really important is to eventually move back to Sweden together with Jarryd. 
An addiction:
I definitely have a sugar addiction and I try to eat sweets, biscuits and ice cream after meals instead at random times. I do have less cravings than before. My substitute when I get the cravings for sweets is pistachios.
Nail polish:
I only own one nail polish and I rarely wear it. I am very bad at applying it on my nails and I hate the fact that it only looks good for one day. If I ever wear nail polish, I usually go for the more natural colours or black.
A friend living in another country:
I think 80% of my friends live outside Australia. It is not a surprise that most of my friends live in Sweden, but I also have friends in New Zealand. It is hard being away from so many amazing people and I hate the feeling of not being a part of my friends’ daily lives. However, it is always a big occasion when we finally meet, and it makes it very special.

Who?


Do you hate:
Not really anyone I know personally. Maybe people who abuses power and Internet trolls. Those people do not make this world a better place.
Do you miss:
Too many…
Annoys you:
Pretentious people.
Do you cuddle:
A dog or a cat whenever I have the opportunity. Otherwise, I have my daily cuddles with Jarryd of course.
Cooks at home:
We share the cooking at home. Some days I cook and other days Jarryd cooks, but usually we cook together. It depends on our schedules and what we are cooking. We also make sure that the chef of the day does not have to do the final dishes.

When?


Do you wake up in the morning:
The days I work, I usually wake up at 6:30 and I catch the bus at 7:00. If I am not working, I sleep until 8:00-8:30.
Do you go to bed:
I am in bed around 9:30-10:00. I try to do some meditation/mindfulness exercises for a couple of minutes before falling asleep (I use the app Smiling Mind).
Is your birthday:
My birthday is on the 28th of November. It is usually cold, grey and rainy when I celebrate my birthday in Sweden. Instead, here in Brisbane it is usually too warm and sweaty.
Was the last time you went to the movies:
I think the last time I went to the movies was in April or May and that is when I saw Bohemian Rhapsody?

What?


Are you doing right now:
I am in the Brisbane Square Library writing this list. The reason why I sit here is the free WiFi and the air-conditioning. It is around 30 degrees outside which means it is too warm to be at home.
Are you doing later today:
When it has cooled down, I will catch a bus home and prepare a bit for a job interview tomorrow. I am planning to go for a run (definitely when it has cooled down), and we are eating leftovers from yesterday for dinner. There will finally be plenty of time for longer meditations and reading.
Do you fear:
Water shortage crisis (watch Explained on Netflix) and losing family and friends. 
Is your strength:
I am always trying to do my best. I am loyal and I want people to feel good. I can be a bit shy, but when you know me, I am a very warm person.
Is your weakness:
I stress, worry and whine sometimes. This is the reason I was recommended to start with mindfulness!
Do you want to do for work:
I really enjoy mixing administration with creative work such as photography, layout and texts. I like a more project-based work. Running my own business and being my own boss would be really cool.
Brings you joy right now:
Cute animals, mentally preparing for our move in January, amazing friends at work and outside work, Jarryd planning for our anniversary in November (I’m not sure if I am supposed to know about this planning hihi), hilarious Youtube videos I have missed (watch Bob Katter segues from gay marriage to crocodile attacks) and skyping with my family.
Are you wearing:
Black t-shirt with flowery velvet prints, baggy jeans and white sneakers. “Tuesday comfy” was my fashion inspiration today.
Are you going to do right now:
I am going to publish this post and thereafter do a quick stroll in the city. Then it is time to head back home and enjoy my evening in Paddington!

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