When the sun is peeking at me outside of the window

Hello! What a beautiful Saturday we have in Stockholm. It’s 5th February and there is actually no snow outside. Winters has been short the last 4 years. Even though the world has stopped for days, months or years in many places on our planet.

And here I am enjoying a cup of coffee with milk and sugar. It’s been a while since I really could enjoy some coffee in my own company. Maybe that’s why the sun is shining, so that I could enjoy this day to the fullest, even though there are many things for me to take care of. I feel calm and ready to dig deep into the space of science and knowledge.

I do not feel anxious anymore as I felt few days ago although I still could feel at times, why try when your work will not be appreciated anyways. But I still have a slice of hope that it will not be all that bad and that I will finally reach somewhere.

In a few days is my 2nd sons birthday. When I look back those three years, I’ve grown so much, yet not many people can actually see it. Maybe that’s why I feel so happy that at least the weather is nice when I try to finish what I’ve started. I really want to move forward but I do feel like my wings are cut whenever I try to fly. Being married to Ahad I feel good, very good actually but the distance is killin… both of us actually. That’s why I want to work even harder, so maybe one day our marriage will be shining brightly like a sun.

I thought a lot about the future I want. In my imagination there is still a lot of discovery, travel, delicious food from the all corners of the world, my kids enjoying their childhood and my man being by my side and sharing those moments with me. But I’ve learned that dreams are only permanent on paper. In reality everything changes and what made you once drawn to each other, makes you feel tired. I guess even eating the same food over and over again, makes one sick so … no wonders. Yet, I still want to work hard. My kids need me to be strong, they depend on me, no matter what my condition may be, they look up to me.

And so I am actually ready for another cup of coffee with milk and sugar. Digging deeper is quite a time consuming process. But at least I will not be poor on knowledge although it cannot sustain my thirst.

Have a nice weekend !

Mulled wine vs Wiener Eis Kaffee

Good Wednesday evening everyone !

It’s been a long day. Even though I’ve been resting in the day time I felt extremely anxious and so I’ve decided to go out of Nynäshamn to Stockholm. It was quite fun to walk around after a long time but it was quite cold as well and I felt quite tired due to walking with some bags. On my way back I felt like drinking something after I reach home instead of buying drinks on the rail station. And so I went inside a local store just few minutes away from where I live and decided to buy some mulled wine without alcohol and some ice coffee that was supposed to be made according to a Viennese recipe.

I actually tasted both and thought why not write a post about it. A short comparisment post about drinks. Knowing what you like and being open to changes is a Shades of me – thing after all. I’ve never tried the Swedish version of mulled wine called “Glögg” so I took one bottle. I heard many things about the ice coffee sold in Willys so I thought why not see why people are going crazy for this coffee. And so I must say it actually won my heart as well.

The ice coffee wasn’t too sweet but had a taste of perfectly blended milk with caramel sauce and coffee flavor. It was not as aromatic as mulled wine but its a cold drink so no questions there. On the other side the mulled wine had an aroma of ginger cookie spices and dried plums. The aroma filled my whole kitchen and gave a real Christmas time feeling. But the thing about this drink is that its from concentrate and you need to blend it with water or other beverage for it to feel balanced to taste. I wish I had some white or red wine to mix with it. I am pretty much sure the taste would be out of this world.

Nevertheless, ice coffee is the winner !

How about you? Have you ever tried mulled wine or ice coffee from other countries than your own? How was the experience. Is there any drink that you would like to recommend to me?

Cheers! Thank you for reading & See you tommorow my dear friends !