Monday, 27 February 2012


Many congratulations to Crown Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel of Sweden with the birth of their daughter Princess Estelle Silvia Ewa Mary.

What a lovely name you have chosen, and good luck being parents! 

Wednesday, 22 February 2012


I have been busy today, I went to help out at a Wegight Watchers meeting, and it was interesting to see the ladies with soot on their forehead...I actually really like the idea...yep, I might be weird but something about the togetherness of religion is something I really miss here in Scotland.

Anyway, this lady arrived...some of the helpers doesn't really like her..she is a bit weird..fairly slim, but neverhappy with herself...last time we saw her she was going to have a "boob job" ...and today she was back...we'll just have to wait and see what happens with Charlene..!

At Brownies today they had their Thinking Day...not intirely sure what it's all about, but Princess seems to enjoy it and that is the important thing. It lasted two hours..which  meant I got one hour to write letters and another hour at the wool shop joining in the knitting group...yes , loved it!

But I better head for bed just Avon delivery guy is coming tomorrow and I expect him between 7.30 and 0800 tomorrow morning,so I bettter be ready!! During Christmas he came just after 7..and I was in my bed sleeping..talking about abrupt wakeup...he must have been laughing at me in his van afterwards....heheh, I don't mind;)

Had a guy over to look at our boiler...we have had no heating for a few days now...and husband needs to get some parts and then Ian will come back and hopefully fix it for us!

I am going to bed soooo tired,, good night everyone!

Tuesday, 21 February 2012

40 days of fasting??

This little bit of writing is in Norwegian, and it has given me some ideas for the next 40 days. 

The idea is to give up something for 40 days, I am not sure what I am giving up, but it will be an interesting day tomorrow to try out something new. 

NO, I am not going offline for 40 days...
Fastetiden innledes onsdag i den syvende uken før 1. påskedag, og varer i 40 dager. Tiden er til minne om Jesu 40 dagers faste i ørkenen, og 40 er også et tall som tradisjonelt er knyttet til disiplin, hengivelse og forberedelse i Bibelen. Fasten ble tidlig pålagt som en religiøs plikt, men den har senere fått mindre betydning i de protestantiske kirker.

Monday, 20 February 2012

Garfunkel hat

Here is one of my lastest knits, the Garfunkel hat.I absolutely love it

I wish it was a bit more green in it, but the purpleness of it has given me many nice comments these last weeks when I have used it.

I have used King Cole Mirage and I think it was Stylecraft life or that other might know which one I mean..the cheaper one with no wool in it..! Anyhow, I LUUUV this hat and might actually make another one when I REALLY get back into the knitting. Things are going slow just now it seems.

Saturday, 18 February 2012


Oh yess, finally after years of mentioning this to my husband he has actually opened his eyes to this sport.
SO... I have a new racket for finally starting to play has been plenty of years since I played actively but I can't wait to start playing again.

I just went to you youtube to see a inspirational video of my chilhood friend Helene playing in the finaly of the Norwegian Championship, she was as great as ever.

We have booked a court for tomorrow and I can't wait to play!!
This doesn't really qualify as simple living, but it is something I have wanted to do for a very long time so i have allowed myself to get on with this. It will be very positive for my health as well and that I guess is one of the main things. 

Wednesday, 15 February 2012


What a day I have had....I had been away helping out at a Weight Watchers meeting in Shettleston and came home , let the cat out and then saw something brown-ish lying on the lawn of my backgarden. What is that? Is it a Tesco bag that has blown I went out to investigate. And MY GOD, it was a FOX! A real live fox lying in my didn't move, it was just lying there and stared at me. My hands shaking and yes..I was a bit scared

I ran in, phoned my husband and he said that SSPCA was the best option, so I phoned them. I was told to make lots of noise to see if it could move..I did and it turned around and crawled in the hedge..but I could still see it's tail. So..I went out again while speaking to an SSPCA Officer and by the time she had arrived it had crawled or limped away. It had been hit by a car at some upstairs neighbour said it had been there since atleat 11 this morning and my other neighbour said she let her dog out at 3 last night(???) and her dog had been barking like mad and she NEVER the fox was probably around then as well...poor thing.

.Now I know that if you get as close and 1.5 m. then you can phone SSPCA and they can rescue it..if it runs away before you get that close...they will never catch it...

This is not MY fox, but it was very similar!


Sunday, 12 February 2012


Just working towards a simpler life, a life without lots of stress. So today is the day for going through some old toys that my daughter has outgrown..she will be 8 in April and there is no need to hold on to ALL the baby creates alot of clutter to be honest.

I want a simpler life with less "stuff". Here goes, must be tough !!

Monday, 6 February 2012


When I write a post here in my blog, I don't usually sit down and plan what I write, I just write what I feel and about the stuff I am thinking about this particular day.

There's SO many things I ought to do right now, but I just want to do other things..I don't fancy hoovering just now..nor going to the bank later on...I don't REALLY want to do the dishes, put them away and certainly not iron Husband's shirts..nope! Not at all..! I have a blocked nose, and tons of energy...maybe I should be good and do the dishes before I phone my granny...yeah I suppose so..I guess...give me strength!!!

Sunday, 5 February 2012

About time

It's about time that we got started, YES we have had our first day of exersice this year but it won't be the last. I am hoping for another 30 minutes tomorrow...AND in March my dancing will start up again.

I can't wait to get dancing again...out come the jazz shoes and the tap shoes! These are not the tap shoes 'i have..i just WANT them with the cuban heel and teletones if you can!

I found my camera today, so now I can once again get some photos on here, yay!!

Saturday, 4 February 2012


I have finally managed to get my head round eating healthy and tracking again. I have hardly lost any weight since Christmas and I am not very happy about it.

Today we decided to finally try Quinoa, copied from Wikipedia
Quinoa (play /ˈknwɑː/ or /kɨˈn.ə/Spanishquinua, from Quechuakinwa), a species of goosefoot (Chenopodium), is a grain-like crop grown primarily for its edible seeds. It is a pseudocereal rather than a true cereal, or grain, as it is not a member of the grass family. As a chenopod, quinoa is closely related to species such as beetsspinach, and tumbleweeds.

It doesn't really taste much but it definetly fills you up and I guess that is the point. AND it's healthy, now that IS a big plus!!

I feel very positive again, and I am not as hungry as I was last week. I even have a tiny bit energy(...and a snotty nose and a tickly cough- but I can live with that. )

I think we might go swimming tomorrow morning again, the water in the swimming pool was REALLY cold last Sunday, so we won't be there for 8.30 this time..we'll wait until 8.45 and get in the pool at 9. Hopfully those keen swimmers will have given the water some heat.

My 100 days challenge...mmmm haven't been eating any sorts of sweets most days..I think since I started I have had 5 days with some sweet stuff.

 Nevermind,,it's the whole health thing that counts and I don't eat sweets most days...maybe once or twice a 

Now, if I can manage to have a really healthy day tomorrow..i will be SO happy as I know that during the weekdays it's usually not a problem. Besides, we have NO sweets in the house this week and I can't cheat even if I wanted to ;)

I will of course give you an upodate of my weight on Thursday! 

Friday, 3 February 2012

I love Avon

I have told you that I sell Avon these days, I just made a big delivery and I just wanted to tell  you how much I love Avon makeup. I tried the Avon anti frizz shampoo and conditioner today and I am very happy with the result. So, now I am going to sit here and look through the net brochure!!

I am sure a couple of lipsticks will find their way into my handbag  ;)

Friday, yes!!

Oh, finally it's Friday.I have been waiting for this day since Wednesday.

Not that anything special is going on, it's just nice to not have to go out at 8.30 inthe morning when it's freezing cold outside. This afternoon is the time I need to go out and deliver my Avon stuff, i have several deliveries left and I really need to have some change to take with me tonight. I don't knowhow else I will manage to deliver all the stuff.

Anyway, Today I tried the new Avon shampoo and conditioner..I think I might like it alot. Will see when my hair is completely dry (m hair is long, so it takes a while).

In about two hour I  will be relaxing  with a cup of coffee, it will be so nice! Hoping Princess is in a good mood, so much easier to be a happy mum!