Downtown Sunday.

There’s so much packing left to do and less than 2 weeks before my move!
I’m absolutely exhausted today, probably because I haven’t been sleeping very well lately. Luckily the weather’s nice and the sun’s out, so after I did some shopping (packaging tape and garbage bags, such excitement) I took a stroll downtown and documented Malmö with my camera.

Shock‘ happens to be one of my favourite stores.

And there’s a statue of a hare right outside of the shop. It’s kind of cute, but J and I call rabbits and the like for ‘booplesnoot’ after we saw a meme online, and the first time that I visited him I got him a mini booplesnoot (a plushie).

The sci-fi bookstore is one of my favourite places to get some geeky things, such as my pop vinyl figures. I’ve also bought some manga here, and a Totoro lunch box carrier bag.

Spring has arrived in Malmö, although we still have minus degrees during the nights.

Ugh, I really should get some more packing done. Soon it’s time to move! It’s crazy, but very exciting at the same time. ♡

It would do my camera good to be looked at, maybe get some dust out of it. J helped me find a good repair shop in Liverpool and then he linked me to their page with courses. They have some really good workshops! I’m thinking about taking their citywalk photography course in May to really get a good feel for the city and maybe learn some new angles and tricks.

Right, packing it was. Need to clean out the storage room.

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My last two weeks in Malmö, and a new beginning.

This blog is a new beginning for me.
Last time that I was actively blogging I was still on a Swedish blogging portal and I had just moved to Malmö from Linköping, my hometown. I felt that I couldn’t write what I wanted to write there and I just couldn’t find the motivation to be creative anymore. A lot of things had changed in my life and I hadn’t touched my camera for a long time due to personal reasons.

Then, about a month ago, someone lit that spark for me again.
It was a tiny, flickering one which was teasing the creative part of my soul. A few weeks ago I grabbed my trusty Canon EOS 5D Mk III (we have been through a lot of weddings and rainy concerts together) and ventured out in Malmö to do something about it.

Malmö is a beautiful city. Despite everything that media writes about it and all the bad things that are happening here, I don’t think that it’s the ‘hell hole’ that media is trying to portray. It’s a city full of life, friendly faces of all nationalities and an atmosphere that I’ve never experienced during all my years growing up in Linköping.

I have a complicated relationship with Malmö.
On one hand it’s the best place on earth, where I have some of my closest friends, my apartment is close to the ‘Triangeln’ shopping center and the train station with directly takes me to Copenhagen airport within roughly 19 minutes or less and it has some of the best sushi. On the other hand it’s a city that’s tainted with some rather crappy experiences that I would rather not have.

However, in about two weeks my relationship with Malmö is ending! A couple of years ago I met this truly amazing person (that I’ll be referring to as J) in an online game. We became really good friends and we used to sit and talk late at night while gaming together or with other friends. A few months into the friendship I knew that I had fallen for him in a way that I had not experienced before, but due to personal reasons we couldn’t develop our friendship into anything else. I stopped talking to him for quite some time while trying to put the pieces of the puzzle to my life together, but I simply couldn’t stop thinking about him. And so, last year we finally met in Wales, and it was as if we never stopped talking.

Fast forwarding to this day: in about two weeks from now I’ll be moving to the U.K. and I’ll be living together with J! I’m super excited about this new chapter in my life and I really can’t wait to take my photography to a different level and explore new things. In Sweden I used to run my own business as a freelance photographer, and I’m looking forward to doing the same in the U.K., but with less focus on weddings and more focus on concerts and pet portraits.

Now I’m actually going to get ready for bed.
I’ve been spending the past week with J who was visiting me and today he left for the U.K. There has been a lot of cleaning and packing bags these past few days and I’m absolutely knackered. Tomorrow I’ll try to edit the photos that I took of my dog Metalica while J and I were visiting my parents in Linköping. Also, tomorrow it’s back to work at the migration agency again, so best I get some beauty sleep.

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