Monday, 3 March 2014

Sofie's saving super tip - Cheapest way of transferring money ever!!

Found an awesome site a while back that I want to share with you. Living in Gibraltar and Spain with a bank account and family in Sweden means I'm always transferring money between countries and currencies. The bank charges are outrageous! Barclays charge £25 to transfer £100 to my Swedish account, sorry too expensive. 

 I found this great site Transferwise. They charge almost nothing to send money, normally 1 to 4 pounds for my transfers so far (ranging from £100 to £1500).
If you use my link here (<-- click click) your first transfer is free. If 3 people sign up and transfer money by clicking on my link, I get paid £50, which will go towards a stunning kimono ;) The service is great I really cannot recommend it enough. From transferring £3690 I have saved £211 which is to be honest pretty damn brilliant! Who wouldn't rather spend that money on something else, I know I would!

This is the kimono I'm going to get. Click on the photo to check it out :)

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Monday, 29 July 2013

Borough Market

In London there are lots and lots of different markets. One of the ones that's been on my "to do list" was Borough Market which is a food market. It's located by London Bridge so after we had some lunch at Sushisamba yesterday we strolled across the river and in to the market. They sell all sorts of things from fresh fish, fruit, vegetables to paella to liquorice. It was great and there was so much I wanted to try but I ended up drinking a pimm's, eating a cumberland sausage and a slice of raspberry cheesecake. After that I was rather full ;) It was all delicious. The cheesecake was one of the best I have ever tasted. It was so good I didn't even have time to take a photo,hehe. 

I'm going to try to squeeze in another visit before we leave London cause there's still so much food I would like to try there. 

Hope you like the photos!

x x x

Swedish: I London finns det en uppsjö utav olika marknader. En som har funnit med på min "to do list" sedan jag flyttade hit är Borough Market. Det är en matmarknad vid London Bridge så efter våran lunch på Sushisamba igår behövde vi bara korsa vattnet sen var vi där.
Dom säljer allt möjligt från färsk fisk, frukt, grönsaker till paella och lakris. 
Det fanns så mycket jag ville köpa och prova men till slut blev det en pimm's, en cumberlandkorv och en bit halloncheesecake. Efter det var jag ganska mätt faktiskt ;)
Allt var riktigt gott och jag vågar nästan påstå att cheesecaken var bland dom godaste jag någonsin provat. Den var tillomed så god att jag inte hann med att ta ett kort, haha.

Jag ska verkligen försöka hinna med ett till besök innan det är dags att säga hej då till London. Finns fortfarande en hel jag är sugen på att testa där.

Hoppas ni gillar fotona!


Found my youngest nephews own street

Drinks at The Ship in Wandsworth
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Sunday, 28 July 2013


Rob took me for lunch to Sushisamba yesterday. It's located on 38th and 39th floor of Heron Towers so the views are stunning! The food was equally stunning. We only shared a few dishes as we were on our way to Borough Market but they were absolutely fantastic. 
Highly recommended. See what I did there?  "Highly", tehee ;)

This is my last weekend in London that I'm not working so we are trying to make the most out of it so gotta go!

x x x

Swedish: Igår bjöd Rob mig på lunch på Sushisamba. Restaurangen ligger på våning 38 & 39 i Heron Towers. Utsikten är helt fantastisk och det var även maten. Vi delade bara på några smårätter eftersom vi var på väg till Borough Market men det var galet gott.
Kan verkligen rekommendera ett besök här om ni vill ha grym utsikt över London och grym mat.

Detta är min sista lediga helg i London så vi försöker göra mesta möjliga utav den. 


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Tuesday, 23 July 2013

New in - summer dresses

As I now know for sure I will enjoy at least 2 more months of proper summer I decided to get myself a few nice summer dresses. It's been really hot in London for the past two weeks or so which means I'll be able to wear them here as well. I've been so good with doing almost no shopping in the last couple of months. However as I'm leaving London soon I better make the most out of what London has to offer, right? ;) 
Please don't tell Rob though, tehee. 

x x x

Swedish: Eftersom jag med säkerhet nu vet att jag har minst två månader med riktig sommar framför mig bestämde jag mig för att införskaffa lite nya sommarklänningar. Det har varit helt galet varmt i London dom senaste veckorna så kommer få användning för dom även här.
Jag har varit jätteduktig och knappt shoppat alls dom senaste två månaderna men eftersom jag lämnar London snart får jag göra det mesta utav shoppingutbudet här innan dess ;)
Säg inget till Rob dock, hihi.


Bargain from missguided, love it!
 Love this LWD from Brandy & Melville

 Stripey one Brandy & Melville

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Good bye London - Hola España

Last week it finally got confirmed that I can start working from our office in Gibraltar. Hurrah! This means that after almost a year in London we are heading back south. I'm beyond excited! Flying back on the 15th of August and will spend the first 4 days in Banus. I've also got a nice long holiday to look forward to as mum and dad are coming to Marbella. I will spend 10 days with them before we are going back to Sweden together, where I'll stay for a week. Lots of things to look forward to :)

On another note I got shin splits so can't do any proper exercise. Did an hour yoga yesterday and going swimming today. Hopefully it will heal quickly as beach time is approaching quickly ;)

That's all for now, if anyone actually made it this far, ha ha. Got lots more to tell so will probably make another post later on today!

x x x 

Swedish: Förra veckan fick jag äntligen bekräftat att jag kan börja jobba ifrån vårat kontor i Gibraltar. Detta betyder alltså att efter nästan ett år i London är det dags att flytta till varmare breddgrader igen. Jag är superlycklig! 
Flyger tillbaka den 15e augusti och kommer spendera dom första fyra dagarna med vänner i Banus. Har även lång semester att se framemot. Börjar med 10 dagar i Marbella med mamma & pappa ,sen åker jag tillbaka till Sverige med dom och där kommer jag stanna en vecka. Mycket att se framemot just nu :)

Till något helt annat - jag har fått benhinneinflammation i ena benet. Så typiskt när jag var så pepp på att träna inför beachen. Kör lite lättare träning nu så blev en timma yoga igår och idag ska jag simma. Förhoppningsvis läker det snabbt så jag kan köra på som vanligt :)

Det var allt för tillfället om någon nu har orkat ta sig igenom hela texten, haha. Har mer kul att berätta så kommer blogga igen senare idag (kors i taket)!



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Sunday, 14 July 2013

The Toyshop Bar

On Friday I went to the Toyshop bar in Putney with my London Swedes. It was a really great night with massive sharing cocktails such as Ralph the Robot and King of my castle and lots and lots of prosecco. Some of the others moved on to Clapham around 1.30 but me and Rob decided it was to go home for us. I was ever so happy for taking that decision when I woke up yesterday morning, he he.

In the Toyshop bar you can either have small dishes to share or you can order their BBQ for minimum 2 persons or their picnic basket which you also need to be minimum 2 persons for.

Most of us decided to just order a couple or a few small dishes each. I went for the goat's cheese lolly pops and the pan fried lemon sole and chunky chips. Both were really good but I particularly enjoyed the fish. The dished were £6 and £7 each.

I would definitely recommend it as it's such a cool place with some wicked sharing cocktails. "King of my castle" was the best one, really tasty!

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