I have just updated my “about me” page, I figure now that we are a couple of months in to this blog, it is time for me to introduce myself properly! I decided to copy paste it into a regular post too, you know, in case I want to change my about-page in a wee while it would be fun to still have this in the archives!
My name is Linnea, only about the most common name amongst us early 90's kids back in the motherland. In the English speaking world however, it sometimes creates confusion.
But as one very wise Irish man once said, on a beach resort at Kho Phangan, after a few pronunciation-attempts (and fails) "Ahhh, so it is like LINEAR but without the R? Why didn't you just say so!" so alors, I am saying it now!
I grew up in a small village in the north of Sweden with a backyard consisting of thick fir forest and the ocean a mere kilometre away. I suppose the setting suited me perfectly, as I was very shy as a child. I much preferred my own company, getting caught up in some book, writing tiny novels or making radio shows on the tape recorder with my best friend, than the brutal unpredictability that other kids could impose.
I have blogged sporadically for about 8 years now, like most of my fellow Swedes I reckon. This blog came into being as I was sat writing this post, but in Facebook-album format, and realized that I really missed having a place to collect my photos and ideas on.
Travelling is my big love. When I was about 10 I started an exchange of letters with my oldest cousin, 24 years my senior. Through postcards of a Tokyo in full cherry bloom or an Irish necklace for good fortune, she would create a passage for the world to come through all the way to my post box up in the woods of the north. Of course I did not know it then, but I believe these letters are part of what strives me in my unsaturated curiosity of this world we live in.
I have always loved to get creative in the kitchen, hence food is a big part of this blog. Ironically, I used to be such a real fussy eater as a kid, pasta and ketchup was pretty much what my diet consisted of. These days I will eat just about anything. Except meat of course. Having been a vegetarian for years, I am aiming to eat as much vegan as possible – and so all recipes on this blog are veganproof.
I am really good at imitating accents (although my boyfriend claims I do a terrible French one), I hate to make official phone calls and I am a compulsive coffee drinker (a very Swedish trait). I like to explore google maps street view-function and I constantly doodle in my notebooks. Oh, and I love using parentheses! (Like a lot.)
At present I reside in Aberdeen where I study Art History and French, and this year with some Sociology on the side. Despite the seagulls stealing your food and the oftentimes miserable weather, Granite City grows on me everyday.
There we have it! If you have any queries at all, do not hesitate to drop me a line in the box below!