26/11/2009

17 & 17


Today marks a very special anniversary; I moved here 17 years ago today aged 17, which means I've spent half of my life in Stockholm and half in London. This city has changed so much since then, the main difference being that in '92, unless you were loaded there was nowhere you could go for decent food! And London was actually a bit... well, boring?! Out of all my friends that I've known over the years who moved here from somewhere else I'm the only one who stayed. It's a city that can be incredibly hard on you, but it's a bit like surfing; if you catch that wave just right you'll have the time of your life!

25 comments:

  1. Wow, 17 years! That's a life, famapa! Congratulations on everything, your inspiring photos, images of your live, your family, your funny eye. Wishes of more years of happy life there! :-)

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  2. Wow 17 years! I wish you many more happy years.

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  3. I was born in 1992! :)
    go on for the next 17 years! this time as a mother :)

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  4. yöööö oooo woooo! grattis! (word verification blir 'looness') nu ska vi äta pizza här, kommer ni? :)

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  5. Happy 17 then !!!!
    Fantastic.
    Kepp surfing on that wave, it is a good one !
    (PS : I know your busy, but I tagged you on my blog... if you want to play along...)

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  6. Happy anniversary!
    I wish I could live in London, but my sister does so I go there quite often. I think I'll move there after I pass my BA here, in France.

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  7. så FINT! fint beskrivet, bra jobbat. och så vackert att du är "halva-livet"-jubilar o liksom, omar är helt ny i stan så att säga. :) bra start på resten av tiden - tillsammans! KRAM hörs!

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  8. Completely agree with you - London does have a way of rewarding you if you stick it out! The first six weeks after I moved here were awful - I thought I'd made the biggest mistake of my life. Turns out it was the best thing I've ever done!

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  9. happy anniversary to you...and the 17th year gave you a little amazing present too.....omar..many more amazing years in this amazing city...

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  10. Congratulations! I only lasted three years in London (but maybe I will be back someday)! Xx

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  11. Happy London anniversary! xx

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  12. du är en insperation! Och imponerande at du är uppe och bloggar redan!

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  13. Congratulations! I have been here 17 years too and I still love London (although maybe ready to leave for Norway soon, if I can bear to leave this wonderful city!)

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  14. hi famapa! congratulations for your baby! must be an exciting time for you all.and i have to say 'wow!' 17years in london.. as for me, london was overwhelming and hard to live in, especially as a foreign student for many reasons...(but it IS an exiting city as well) i guess you have to be very tough &strong-minded to survive in that city!

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  15. wow, what an interesting period in your life. it can be super challenging living in a foreign country but i definitely think the positives far outweigh the negatives.

    mmm, i thought you might have been in the nappie isle of the supermarket!

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  16. ach! this photo makes me crazy happy.
    brilliant!
    congrats on your 17&17.

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  17. that's a good metaphor for london life!
    i miss living there a lot.
    going back every few months is great but it's not the same as living there!

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  18. grattis till det också;D så många år! jag har fortfarande aldrig varit i london men SKA dit snart har jag bestämt! cool bild!

    (och ditt förra inlägg-vackert. så fina och äkta bilder!)

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  19. 17 is a good number, i was born in '92, hence i am 17. :) can i ask why you had moved and stayed at such a young age?

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  20. jenna: I've been an anglophile since I was 12 and knew already then that I wanted to live here - also my boyfriend at the time (at 17 not 12!!) lived in london so I had the perfect excuse to move :0)

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  21. vad fint! grattis! :)) snygg bild.

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  22. Congratulations! (also for your nice blog!)

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  23. Wow 17 years! What a big step to move to a foreign country at only 17 years of age! :)

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  24. I can't agree more!! Loved London, miss it really. I'm just back from a long weekend in London. I miss my old life. there is something that I can't quite describe about this city which makes it so unique!!
    Happy 17 then ;-)

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  25. I was there in 92

    now I""m in Amsterdam

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