That's not what I wanted to say with this post, of course! That would be a highly unnecessary post, wouldn't it? No, I may be the queen of wordpooping, but I'm not that bad. Anyway.
The thing is, boys and girls, spring has finally reached Sweden.
Yes, it's true. I couldn't believe it myself at first. You see, winter in Sweden, is way worse than you think. The fact that Sweden is cold, is something everyone knows, but you don't understand just how cold it is and what happens because of that cold, unless you live here.
Exhibit A, you'd think SL (Stockholms public transport enterprise) would be prepared for the snow when it comes, since it's the same thing every year, but no. When the first fluffy flakes of snow sail down peacefully from the sky... okay, now I lied. This is a more accurate way to describe it; When the whole country is suddenly swallowed by darkness and the sky opens up with a roar, sending bombs of cold ice and pain down on the poor people, it's like SL has never seen snow before.
"What the hell is that?! Our trains aren't prepared for this! We live in Sweden, we didn't expect this! It has never happened before!"
Yes, except for last year. And the year before. And the year before.
Oh, and the three hundred years before that as well.
Good job, SL, good job.
So the point is, you can't get anywhere. Trains and busses are 20 minutes - 2 hours late, if they come at all. Meeting up with friends is no picknick between October/November and April. Which leads me to;
Exhibit B, it never ends. I remember 2011, it was October 22, two days before my birthday. That's when the first snow fell. I literally stopped in the middle of the street and started to scream that I hated everything and it was not okay that it would be snow on my birthday. Winter on my birthday. Completely ridiculous. Oh, and I was with two friends by the way, so me screaming in the middle of the street was not very embarrassing, just a little. That winter lasted until the end of April. I was not a happy camper.
Which again brings me to Exhibit C, everyone is miserable for at least six months. Everyone. Imagine living in a country where everyone looks like they're about to die, or throw rocks at you. Welcome to Sweden, winter version.
Exhibit D, want to wear makeup? No. You don't. Trust me. Wind, ice, hello mascara-tears.
Exhibit E, put your ugliest boots on. I wore platforms this winter. I still have bruises. Seriously, you need boots. Grandmas and grandpas don't break their hips every two seconds because of nothing. You go outside, you will fall down.
Exhibit F, the snow goes up to your waist in some places. Yummy.
I will torture you no more!
Have a lovely picture of me in one of my charming inside winter outfits instead, to end this rant;
Oh, I slept in that outfit too at the family's vacationhouse. Needless to say, I'm always overjoyed to the point of crying rivers of happiness when spring finally comes, this year no exception. That's another strange thing with Swedish seasons, they just jump on you when you least expect it. One day you're walking down the street and you realize that you don't need your jacket, when the day before you've worn seven layers of clothing. Just like that everything is forgiven and forgotten. Maybe that's why SL is never prepared for the next round, now that I think of it. Oh well.
I always go a little crazy when spring comes. Winter is my I-have-no-motivation-time, and spring is my all-the-choices-o-m-g-time. Step one is spring cleaning, bring in the freshness!
Some of you may have already noticed I changed the design of my blog a little, and yes, you guessed it; it's because it's spring. Not a major change, but I'm quite happy with it ♪
I took the time to design a new header, add buttons so it's easier to navigate in this hole which I fill with my thoughts, and designed a new banner for my sponsor PinkyParadise, as well as a banner for my store, Iro's Garden.
Like I said, not a major change, but I'm glad it's easier to navigate! And the banners I made look much better with my theme than the pink PinkyParadise banner I had before.
My tumblr blog got a bigger makeover!
It looks so nice and clean now! Ignore my face there, let's focus on the fact that I html-ed the crap out of this sucker. Exactly the way I want it! Simple and clean.
Me not having a life in middle school and spending my time html-ing pages for people on this community called BC Manga finally pays of. Instert embarrassed laughter.
So that's why this post is titled spring cleaning! Starting new after a long winter.
That bun you see there, the bun I have been panicking about because I've craved one since forever, is also a result of me killing off the last bits of winter. I'll get to that later though, since I fear a tutorial is on it's way. Maybe.
Yes. Tutorial or not, I will save it for later. Be afraid, be very afraid.
I really love that damn bun. I blame Aoi.
I don't have much else to say now, since I can't think of anything besides how stupid it was of me to print screen the blog I'm posting the picture on. Didn't think that through. I could remove it but I think it's safe to say damage has already been done.
Okay, now I shall torture you no more.
Lots of love to you all (if you're there?) ♥ !
P.S. Need to give a shoutout to the girl adorable Frilly met in Scotland. Anonymous girl, if you're reading this, I LOVE YOU. Goodbye.