torsdag 15 december 2011

Nachos.


Nachos á la Mariana

Tortilla chips (Chilli flavour)
Quorn mince (Veg alt.)
Grated cheese (Mild)
Salsa (Mild)
Sour Cream or Creme Fraiche
Jalapenos
Fresh chopped tomatoes
Fresh chopped cucumber
Ruccola mixed sallad (Baby spinach, lettuce or similar mixes)
Fresh lemon
Tabasco
Olive oil
Paprika powder
Cummin
Salt


1). Fry Quorn in a pan (from frozen is ok) adding water and some olive oil for it to soak up, also adding cummin, paprika powder and salt (10mins)

2). Evenly spread out tortilla chips on a plate

3). Put the Quorn mince on top of the tortilla chips and add cheese, then microwave for 30secs until the cheese is melted

4). Now add all veg on top of everything, some sour cream, salsa and jalapenos

5) Now add Tabasco sauce and squeeze a piece of lemon on top

Yep, it is that simple - Tuck in !!!


  




lördag 10 december 2011

Poem by A. Pushkin

by Aleksandr S. Pushkin


I Loved You Once (Я вас любил)

I loved you; even now I may confess,
Some embers of my love their fire retain;
But do not let it cause you more distress,
I do not want to sadden you again.

Hopeless and tonguetied, yet I loved you dearly
With pangs the jealous and the timid know;
So tenderly I loved you, so sincerely,
I pray God grant another love you so.


Я вас любил: любовь ещё, быть может
В душе моей угасла не совсем;
Но пусть она вас больше не тревожит;
Я не хочу печалить вас ничем.

Я вас любил безмолвно, безнадежно,
То робостью, то ревностью томим;
Я вас любил так искренно, так нежно,
Как дай вам Бог любимой быть другим.


 Aleksandr S. Pushkin

fredag 25 november 2011

Night.

Night time is the best time some would say. I say please let me sleep.


How to do it.

First stop drinking after work. Its a good idea. I was bored with the tasks I had to to for some interviews and it was not so fun anymore. I called my friend Yelena and spoke Russian with her, when a girl came up to me and said she spoke Russian too. (A very hot girl= yes she was half Ukrainian) In social context usually means: girly drinks, gossip and talks about men: boyfriends/husbands/lovers/boys/toys/. I like. So we went for a drink, she was waiting for her boyfriend to fly down to London and me - I needed to cure my hangover.

Conclusion: Don't start drinking at 3pm.

On the way home: No food. Answer: EAT!

At home food and water. Good combo, made me tired. After listening to some Swedish band called The Knife I went to bed. At 9:10pm.

Answer: Its too early. Body's reaction: Wake up at 12.20am.

Conclusion: I wake up in insane anxiety after 3 hours sleep and cannot go back. Heart is outa control. Get up, drink loads of water and then: take Ukrainian medicine against "Neurosis and heightened Irritability" with the effect to untighten tightened veins.

Now: much better. I really want to go home for Christmas sooooner. Can't wait. Need my sanity back. Thank Jesus there are people that keep me sane and healthy through and through. Their smile, hug, love means everything and foremost security, confidence and motivation. Yessss, things could be simple.


Well, time to relax =)))







söndag 6 november 2011

Mother Stockholm.

Always good to go home for a weekend to experience good company and some tasty food I soooo miss here in UK!!! This is the result:

 Breakfast: Moms home salted fresh salmon on black rye bread.
 Yasmin and Sushi
 Yasmin and mom :)
 Julia and me having coffee and women talk
 Me and Alice out in Söder for drinks and catch up =)
 Sergey and I met up to have a proper Ukrainian evening: Vodka and man2man talk
 Stolichnaya
 Me and Hassan making a "Friendship of Nations" Soviet picture
 Boys and their toys =)
 We had no juice so we made it old Ukrainian style: Jam+Sugar+Water
 Result:
Sergey is serious
 M.
 Morning=)
 STHLM


And with this I want to wrap up this episode of the never ending story in my life of people that always are there no matter what . I love them very much.

There are people who come and go in your life. Some leave a mark. Some don't matter. Some were longed for. Some unexpected. Some will always remain in my heart. Some will be erased.

But there are some that will persistently come back to remind me in person or in thoughts - that there is a simple answer - that there is a better way. Sometimes it takes just a moment to remember.









söndag 9 oktober 2011

The key is not to loose it.

Well arguably enough, after destroying my future in UK in one way and enhancing it in the other, one thing is clear: depression.

Once again this is here to fucking stay and there is no possibility of me going to register with the GP as their opening hours are way too limited. Tomorrow I will work from 7 am, and then running to uni for 2 pm, then staying until 6pm. Then home and then what ?

This summer was clearly the worst of my life. I remember summer 2003 as my worst summer of my life, and only God knows how I value my summers. This beats it. Yes. BEATS.

Why is that now. Well mostly because I don't have any single clear happy memory from it. Only struggles, disappointments, shocks, drunken nights trying to forget a horrible day.

Great. And now what ? Adjustment period is over and I cannot see further than my obstacles. Starting to hate this place, mostly probably because it is associated with misery and a horrible start.

I never knew how blessed I was before in my former life. Good bye now. See you never.

torsdag 6 oktober 2011

Research Internship Poster Presentation

As some close friends and family members know, I undetook a research project internship during this summer:

Figuring the H.E. Markets Place: A Systemic Analysis of Brand Communication and Positioning the Higher Education Sector 2000 – 2011 (Supervisor: Dr. Iain MacRury )

It was loads of hard work and little praise, but the outcome became better than expected and I was very pleased with both my research project, the presentation poster and the event. Just a great feeling to know that I've been involved in a unique research pilot of under researched area that is very interesting today, as the market might change and H.E. brand projection must evolve to something different with the 2012 undergrad fee increase. Well here are the pictures of the exhibition and people involved :

 My poster and me =)

The prize giving event
 Aja (the winner)
 Mingle
 Agnes and me
 
 Some sparkling at home to celebrate a great evening =)

onsdag 21 september 2011

Afternoon meal ;)

Lamb chops with veg

 Lamb chops marinating in yogurt, my garden herbs, and some sea salt
Frying up aubergine in olive oil
Adding the rest: tomato, red onion, green pepper and beetroot
Lamb chops, few minutes on each side - nicely mid-rare
 Finalizing veg
 Result :

Now to dessert I didn't do myself, but hey, next time my Swedish pancakes with strawberries in syrup and freshly whipped cream ;)

måndag 19 september 2011

Today.

Was struggling with what language to use here today. As my English is limited.

Finally started my Masters today ! In Occupational and Organizational Psychology. Not the most easiest I must tell. But it will be great.

Realized a lot of things today and decided to re-evaluate details about my new opinions about the world. I am tired of my unfeminist ways. I must get a better understanding of equal rights of the genders.

Cant believe I lost a bit of "Westernization" and pride of everything women fought for all these centuries. How awful. Time to remember.

Kind regards,

M




P.S. Miss MY life.
http://vimeo.com/22077462


tisdag 13 september 2011

SWE 2011 in Pictures :) "I only have hot girlfriends" Edt.

The trip to STHLM was not what I expected it to be from the moment I set my foot on Swedish ground. It truly went with the saying that 'whomever truly wants to see you - will find a way to do so !'

So nice to have met the girls on my short visit to Stockholm =) People I least expected to see (cuz they dont use FB or Skype) to find me in this city !

Was welcomed by Lesia on Thursday Very beautiful friend, who is married and expecting her first baby ! =)


 And this is our perfect sushi lunch ! =) *Missed it alot*
Then went on to meet my best friend Sergey Diachenko, for some quick shopping at my favorite WEEKDAYS store in Södermalm and of course got their cuff, very sexyyy and hot !

In this pic from Saturday nite
 Then I went into Stockholm city, although it was Thursday evening, Lesya nr 2, my old friend from youth decided she would welcome me with a bottle of sprakling ! 

What a pleasant surprise ! =)
Stockholm by night
Next morning i woke up and met my youth friend Anna, sweet girl and wonderful ambitious person, and loves her family and loves being a woman ! (This one is from 2009 party nite at my place,,, Unforgettable!!)
Then Friday was in Gröna Lund themepark and afterparty at Lesya (who I had a sparkling evening with the nite before=))
Then Saturday night ! All my hot women, my cousin Esse, Julia, Susan and Alina, gathered for a meal at the Italiano Papa =)) And then we went to Collage, and their VIP area was as busy as the main floor, so Scandic lounge it was =) nice chatting to Julia about relationships, loving that =)) Hope we´ll all meet up properly next time, now that we all promised to attend Susan's wedding in Malta very soon ! =)) 










måndag 12 september 2011

Stockholm theme park Gröna Lund ! =)

I decided that Gröna Lund (theme park) is the ultimate place to be on my trip to Stockholm, so me and some friends decided we would go nuts there on Friday I was in SWE. After confirming with everyone some ppl decided they were too busy or whatever on the day we were all supposed to go... Met up Marre in town with our secret bottle of Stolichnaya Russian Vodka that would spice up our funky theme park day ! So from 3-to 11pm we were rocking all crazy (daring!,) rides and just running around like kids .... Our favorite Pop Expressen (ride) was playing Dub-step , amazing and just unbelievable for Stockholm style. Marre was so nice (just when I thought all gentlemen were dead ) invited me for dinner at the pier there, and we had really nice sirloin steak (my fav).Yeey The trip wasn't finalized b4 we went on Fritt Fall (free fall) and so we did and continued to Lesias afterparty in Husby ! =)) crazy day.
                                                                 Stockholm
                                                        Stolichnaya !
                                                 Gröna Lund






                 Crazy Love tunnel where kids love to go !
                                               OMG!
                                               Håkan Hellström
                                                          Lustiga Huset . Funky House