Friday, 28 August 2015


If there's one thing that has stayed with me since I was a child, it is my love for writing. 
Every so often I struggle with just sitting down and writing, but when I first get started it's easy peasy. 

I have many penpals, mainly from Europe and USA with couple of exceptions being New Zealand and Japan. 

I started writing in 1991, that is when I got my first international penpal, Yuka from Japan. We are not in touch anymore but my "oldest" penpal is Cindy and we started writing when I was only 13 and she was 11. 

To get back into writing again (I have found it tough after my granny died) I have changed my wrting place. I am once again in the kitchen, and I have created a little corner for my letter stuff. 
 This is my little corner, with letters to reply to. I am quite happy about if I must say so myself.

And here is the start of my next letter, that will be to Erica. 

The dream is to one day have one of these
But we don't really have room for it. This is a picture I found on the net when I used the searchword " Skatoll".

But hey..maybe I can make one of these myself..who! 
Have a great day lovelies! 

Wednesday, 26 August 2015

New Experiences

A new Experience coming up, and I am pretty sure every mum can relate!
The first time your child stays away.

Yes, it's happening. Princess Sunniva has been on a couple of trips before, but that has only been Friday to Sunday..three times so far.

This time , it's a school trip..Monday to Friday...and WHAT am I going to do when I have the whole day to myself for the first time in over 11 years?

We are busy packing, needs lots of extra changes in case they get soaking wet during their activities.

I am looking forward to it, but dreading it at the same time. I  am really looking forward to Sunniva coming home with lots of new experiences and maybe having grown a little..not in size but as a person.
But then I dread it, because I love being with her and I know she is growing up. My little baby is not a baby anymore. 

We still have a few things to pack, and still a few days to get everything in order.  But..yup..the day of departure is drawing nearer. 

Take care of yourselves and you loved ones, my dear friends! 


Monday, 24 August 2015

Nature and such

What can I say, I love a little bit of outdoor activity me, so yesterday we ventured out for a little walk. The sun was shining, and we could hear the grasshoppers play their music,. Even I could hear them, I guess it means my hearing is still ok.

Butterflies and bumblebee...even fish in the water! 
A dog came to say hello while we sat down for a little rest All in all, it was a great day.

Then we came home, took my washing in..and that was that. 

I sat in the evening playing clas of clans on my phone 
(Not my clan picture) ticked a message on my phone. An old penpal, want to get back in touch!

How lovely, how wonderful..I do still write letters, so I am over the moon!!

Now this morning...I got a huge fright. 
I went to get my trousers, the ones I had pegged out yesterday to dry. 
I picked them up, and they buzzed,...what is that? Is it a phone?? 
BUZZ...a little phone??
BUZZ...Oh sh**, it's a bee or a wasp

I threw the trousers in the kitchen, closed the door , went to get the bug spray, and then poked them further in the kitchen..and again and again and again, moved them a half meter each time. Finally I was close to the door, I unlocked it, and got them outside..and not more then 5 seconds later a black and yellow furry bee fled the scene. 

I am not exactly in love with these things that buzz and can sting, so I guess you can say that I managed to keep cool. 

I survived another morning! 
And as I have just ran 1.7 miles ont he treadmill,i will even say that the day is going pretty well, so far! 
Have a good day lovelies! 


Friday, 21 August 2015


I have been trying for years and be healthier and yiou know...loose the weight....but 2014 was a terrible year, and when we went home to Norway to attend my dear grandmothers funeal on January 14th..I weighed the most I have ever weighed...95 kilos!! 
Mildly said...not too happy. 

Soooo...I have managed to get down to 90.5..I seem to hover between 90.3- 90.8..I have been the same weight for the last few months now..I didnt even put on any weight while we had our summer holiday in N*orway.

Unheard of!!!!

But I was really happy about it. 
So..the next step needs to be to get under 90 kilos. 
I am trying some low carb stuff..and today (and yesterday) I tried what "they" call a "fat-coffee"

Basically mix coffee, butter and coconutmilk..whip it together. Most also add a raw egg..but i haven't tried it due to you know..salmonella...! I know there's not much risk these days..but still. 

That coffee is NOT for body seems to react badly to it..because both today and yesterday I keep needing to run to the toilet...! (sorry , too much info, i know) 

So instead..I thought I'd try a healthy lunch that does not involve that mixture mentioned above..and this is what I came up with

What's in it you ask?
1/3 cucumber, chopped in quarters
2 tomatoes, chopped in smaller segments
1/2 onion
2 tbs natural greek yoghurt
a bit of salt and pepper. 

Tastes pretty nice actually, and simple and quick to make. 
I amnot sure how long I'll feel full on this, but one can only do ones best. 

I use what I have in the's the end of the month andwe try to use up the food before we buy new stuff next month. 
You kow..trying to avoid throwing away food! 

I better eat this tomato salad thing..wet washing waiting to be hung up. 
Enjoy your day! 


Melissa jacket

Or do you actually call this a jacket in English? Is it maybe a cardigan? 
Who knows, if you know..please tell me; what is the correct word for a stranded knitted jacket or cardigan..or does it not matter? 

Regardless of the name, my knitting is growing..slowly..slowly. I have made the dicition of knitting two rows every knit and one purl row. 

Honestely, purling stranded knitting...who came up with  THAT idea? 
It is the worst and most boring and slow way to knit ever! 

I do not think I'll do this again, unless I don't mmind taking forever to finish something.

Unfortunately for me, I seem to always be in a race with myself. to finish whatever I am knitting as fast as I possibly can. 

What a silly thing to do really.

Why not just sit and enjoy the knit, instead of being stressed about it. I am working with myself to change my way of thinking..and I am kind managing to do it. 
Getting better atleast, and that's a step in the right direction. 

Well, time to start off the day, the coffee is gone and there are things to do. 

Have a great Friday, lovelies!

Tuesday, 18 August 2015

August 17th

It is the first day back at school, Daughter has been waiting since school finished to get back,. She loves school!

Time flies by and now she has started the last year of Primary school. Hard fact to grasp.
 Here she is knocking on her pal's door :) 

Happy last year of Primary school!!


Thursday, 13 August 2015

Hair August

Here are some August pictures of my hair. It's has been plopped is still moist, so it looks a little darker than normal.
some curly wurls will dissapear when it's completely dry...I will probably braid or bun anyway!

But this was just to see the curls really! Oh, i did have a little trim the other day, had so many split ends. Maybe a full cm went lost all growth since July. But that's ok.

Thursday, 6 August 2015

Summer holiday

The summer holiday is already nearly finished, and some weather we have had!!. Not much heat at all.

But still, it was really not too bad and we have managed to do  a few things such as
 Going to family do's and meeting new baby cousins, and in my case meeting my one and only nephew. (lurve that little boy)
 Going for a swim in the pool in my childhood home together with the larger family(dad's wife's grandchildren). This place which is still "home-home" to me. 
 Meeting an elg at the Tall ships race...surprisingly weird, but fun

 Seeing sand sculptures being made..impressive indeed!!!!

 Buying Hockey powder..I love it...just loooooove it!!!
 We saw loads of Tall ships...and they were all lovely

 It was great to be able to get on board the ships...I fell in love with the one from Equador..which is not this one..but this one is instead the worlds largest Tall ship, 4 masts it had..pity I get easily seasick..even if I did grow up spending most of my summerholidays in a sailboat.,..! 

 We have met old friends, and visited them..and took amazing pictures from their livingroom...

 We also met new friends, and got to enjoy the view with them.

 We got to see all the ships on the fjord going out to the startline for the last race for this year. 

 We also did a little bit of colouring in..and got new books and pencils for this. (Thank you Aunty N and Aunty B). 
 I even got wool to start up a new own pattern this time..! Happy...happy!!!

 Oh, must not forget the salmon tunnel..that was just cool
 The steps where that salmon can jump..
 And indeed they do so...I could see a salmon tail..welll done to Kvås
 And here's a beautiful picture of the outside...

Then the holiday was over for this year...and we landed in Liverpool...

And we acidentally came across some Beatles art..stopped in the roundabout for some pictures..and then were on our way...

Back to Scotland...!

And now we are is still rubbish and things still need to be done.

Breakfast needs made and eaten, and dishes and laundry is waiting.

Still, It IS nice to come home, and this time I will have even more binbags ready for my decluttering..oh yes!.

No mercy.