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Pancakes! With Bacon!!!

Sunday, 18 September, 2011


This was our breakfast today at Cafe Sirap. We split 2 different orders, ok, who are we kidding? It was 3 orders we split. I didn’t take a picture of the third order because it was a breakfast wrap – scrambled eggs, bacon, lettuce (*gags*) and American cheese.

I decided the first picture you should all see is…BACON…on top of pancakes!!! How can you go wrong with that? Well, if you’re expecting American style pancakes, you may be disappointed. These were three pancakes that were a bit bigger than your standard silver dollar pancakes. Also, these were a bit more dense. For some reason, it reminded me of potato pancakes or maybe they were made with potato flour. At any rate, the bacon, the syrup…Mmmmm.

The name of the place we went to is on the pic – it’s called Café Sirap. Sirap in Swedish (I had to look it up) is syrup…this was very close to sarap in Tagalog, which means tastes good. Everything tasted good, but in a very Swedish way. It’s not bad and I love the food here in Sweden – they’re not afraid to use seasoning. The place is close to our house, about .3 miles away according to Four Square. 😉

This is the sandwich Colin and I split – it was a Club. Well, as Club as it can get for the Swedes! I’m used to a sandwich piled high. This had the right elements – chicken and bacon. When I saw the yellow sauce on it my mind went, “Oh, FFS – not béarnaise sauce, please!!!” It wasn’t. It was a curry mayo thing. Tasty! See the bacon? Mmm…bacon. As I took a bite of the breakfast wrap Colin got for us to split, I realized – everything we had contained bacon.

It was a great way to start the day and week. Hope you all have a wonderful day and week.

I do have nail polish to show you. I, uh, went a little nuts at Face Stockholm and Make Up Store. I did buy some extras to have a giveaway for when I return to the US. YAY! Swedish nail polish giveaway. Stay tuned!

The High Cost of Living

Sunday, 14 August, 2011

I normally don’t talk about money. How much we have or don’t have, but I know we did all right back in northern California. If we wanted to, we could go out and have dinner every night with friends and shop for the things we wanted to buy…and still put money aside for savings and a rainy day.

Imagine my horror in coming to Stockholm. Don’t get me wrong – I had braced myself for the high cost of living here.

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Fun rainy Saturday, Part 2

Sunday, 7 August, 2011

So Gay Pride was a bit of a surprise for me. Not because it was Gay Pride, but because I’m used to seeing GP held in June across my part of the States. Despite the rain, I love Pride parades. So many colorful people – I love it.

I wandered around and had to get a picture that was in the shop…

I know, right?

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Fun rainy Saturday, Part 1

Saturday, 6 August, 2011

This is my first weekend in Stockholm where I wasn’t fully jet lagged and pissy. Normally I’m just pissy, but throw in jet lag with memories of a screeching child? Yea, I’m not a happy camper.

We roamed and had Indian food. Not quite like back in the US or in India. This food had a bit too much sweetness to it. For me to complain about it being sweet means it’s really sweet.

Anyway, we roamed and kept hearing all this crazy music. Saw floats and from a distance I kept seeing a rainbow flag…

I moved closer but the rainbow flag had moved on. I wanted a flag shot, so I got one of the Swedish flag instead.

By the way…That building behind the flag? That’s where Colin works.

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Home sweet home…for now

Sunday, 31 July, 2011

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I know I’ve been remiss this past month and I shall remedy that now.

First and foremost, July is my birth month. I take that literally. Forget the one day. All should celebrate with me because it’s MY MONTH. Silly, I know. Can’t deny what I think or feel.

That said, July has been busy in a lot of ways aside from my birthday.

How so? Come and see behind the jump…yes, there are pictures. I promise!

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