Tuesday, 9 August 2022
Thursday, 21 July 2022
Tuesday, 19 July 2022
Thursday, 14 July 2022
- Hamnet by Maggie O'Farrel
- Jingo by Terry Pratchett
- Lessons from Madame Chic, by Jennifer L.Scott
- The Minimalist Way by Erica Layne
- Keeping Life simple by Karen Levine
- Coming home to Cuckoo Cottage by Heidi Swain
Monday, 6 December 2021
Sunday, 19 September 2021
Here are my some photos of my EPP project. This is 1" x 1" hexagons that I found at Geta's quilting studio, that I linked in my previous post.
He whose words are always fair
Friday, 17 September 2021
Sunday, 6 June 2021
Wednesday, 2 June 2021
Tuesday, 23 March 2021
A little hair update. A month has gone by, and I have been busy working so I haven't oiled my hair at all this month. Still, here's the picture for this month. It's a little hard to see when I'm wearing such a light top, but I just had to get the picture taken. I also just brushed my hair, so it's definitely looking a bit frizzy at the bottom!
Monday, 22 February 2021
Saturday, 29 August 2020
Friday, 3 July 2020
Monday, 17 February 2020
Still, life goes on and things needs to get done. I managed to talk Kris into changing around the living room. But oh my goodness was is difficult to get him on board and the amount of arguing he produced..just to move the television and the stand. Well, we did it. Moved television and stand, and put the huge dug cage where the television used to be.
Oh it looks so much nicer, it's almost unbelievable.
Today, I have planned to just tidy up the rest of the living room, and most definitely my own crafty corner. It is really messy at the moment, so today I'll focus on that.
It feels so great to have stuff changed around and to make it better than it was before.
But first, one has to try and find some important papers that work has requested. Wish me luck,. I have no idea where I have put them!!!
Wednesday, 23 October 2019
Kris left at 7 this morning and he won't be back until tomorrow evening. He's away down in Bristol for work. Maria is still at school, she usually has orchestra practise after school, so she doesn't finish until 16.45. I assume she'll be home in about an hour.
I have been really good today, I have done some laundry and I have tidied up in the bookcases in the living room. I also dusted of course. I tried to organise the books a bit better, so now I have the ones I am keeping separate from the ones I'll probably donate back to the charity shops when I bought them.
I miss my cat, I miss her purrs and her soft fur. I miss her reply every time I'd look at her or just say her name. I miss burying my face in her fur and smell the outdoors in her fur. I miss the best cat in the world.
I like dogs, I like them a lot. But I love cats. It is how it is.
Also, after watching a YouTube channel quite a bit the last few months, I have once again realised how fragile life can be.
So, people..take care of each other.
God Bless , Linn
Tuesday, 22 October 2019
We are :
myself: the mother and the wife,
Our beautiful, friendly, noisy, annoying, lovely, loyal, purring, meowing, sleeping, playful, amazing, ever best friend any girl could ask for.
Our lovely Solveig is no more. I hate cars.
Friday, 18 October 2019
Not that anything special is happening or going on, I just do not feel relaxed, I don't even feel like I am happy or satisfied.
I am not sure what the reason is, I am trying to figure it out.
So, things has changed in my mind and I don't feel like writing a knitting blog only...so I considered starting a brand new blog, with a clean slate and all that jazz.
But, I am still here, still on this same place, just continuing my journey and expanding my blogging horizon.
So I am starting fresh at the old place.
Hi everyone, I am Linn, I am from Norway and I live in Scotland, I have one husband, one daughter, one cat and one dog.
I enjoy knitting, reading, writing, sewing, penpalling and I enjoy trying to keep my house simple and tidy.
The last one, keeping the house simple and tidy is an everlasting journey and battle.
I will try to be very honest in everything I write and show.
The plan is to try to get into writing every day, when I am not at work. I am working this weekend, so unless I post something later today, I won't be back until Monday.
Friday, 18 January 2019
Good afternoon, I am here once again. It has been a while since I was here regularly. But, I am planning to be here quite a bit more in the future.
Not posting about anything special, just whatever is going on in my life.
For some time I have felt uneasy using Facebook, so over the last months I have used it less and less. On purpose. I joined Facebook back in 2007, that is quite a while ago and I think I may have outgrown it by now.
There are a few things I am interested in these days, and this is probably what I will cover here.
I will try to be here on my days off work, which will not be many this month, but something is better than nothing.
Until next time, do take care.
Thursday, 1 November 2018
And with November comes NaNoWroMo again.
This will be my third time trying to write a novel, and this time I will get further than before.
My Novel is called Codename: Bear Island
That is all I have to say for now about this topic.
I hope to write alot this month, but it will probably never be published..still, it's fun to get it out of my head
The sun is shining, housework needs to be done, I have worked 40 hours in 4 days, so today I feel a little tired. Still...it's time to get the dog out for a walk, and enjoy the sunshine.
Dinner today will probably be a chinese...last day before I start eating properly again.
Honestly, this sugary high carbohydrate foods I have been eating is not good for me..I am tired, sluggish and I feel hungry all the time. I have had enough. And next time we go shopping, I will for sure get some decent food in the house. I will try to update a little on what I will eat this month.
But for now, enjoy the day friends. Smiles and sunshine coming your way.
Friday, 26 October 2018
October is nearly finished and I can't say that is has been a slow month at all. I have walked the dog...alot and i have done nothing..alot.
And I have visited the shop Locavore and bought a new shampoo, well I have actually tried it before, so not "really" new.
I have also found a new channel on YouTube to watch...1000's of roots. I am so inspired by their kindness and smiling faces, watching them lifts my mind and heart.
Paris the greyhound is officially a member of this clan, and here she is enjoying life on her biscuit.
Her doggie personality is shining through more and more every day.
She is a good dog for sure.
What's is left to mention... Right, here we go.... I am kind of dabbling in giving up Facebook, can you believe that? I am not sure how easy it will be, but it is a timewaster and I donot spend super much time on there anymore anyway .
Has anyone else given up Facebook? How did THAT go?
I am getting in the stage on my life where I am ready to possibly give up this phenomenon.
So, I am thinking about doing my penpalling stuff in here, instead of on FB..atleast update here as well as in my private group.
I WANT to blog more often, about everything that goes on..so I am going to try to schedule this in my calendar to see if that makes a difference at all.
I will be very busy the next couple of days, work, work, work, double shifts both Saturday and Sunday, so I probably won't have much time to do anything else.
This is all for now really, I am sure I'll be back soon with something else at some point soon.
Hugs, from Linn
Monday, 10 September 2018
Friday, 31 August 2018
It's pretty simple, I have been working, kid has been to school and husband has been working too.
THEN we went on holiday to Norway and spend almost two weeks there which was really nice <3 nbsp="" p="">But , here we are..several weeks later and things are back to every day life.
I am still working on my minimalist project, and I plan to write about this in another post when i have more time.
Right now I finished my last day of freedom, no just kidding, but I do have double shifts at work the whole weekend.
So have a great weekend, and hopefully I'll be back next week.
Wednesday, 10 January 2018
As i already mentioned before, I am working on actually owning less things, I will even eventually go through my books as well, but they get to stay for now. i do love my books.
To get inspiration to tidy, organise and get rid of (donation, recycle or in the bin) stuff i no longer need, want or use i often watch YouTube videos
Abundantly Mimimal is one of the many channels I watch, and this time Sarah has made a Tag video and I thought i could try to answer her Tag questions.
Minimalist Inspiration Tag Questions: 1. Why do you want to be a minimalist? OR Why do you practice a minimalist lifestyle?
I have realised that i get stressed when it's really messy and I can't focus with too much stuff lying around..so to "free my mind" and make my life easier..i need to have less clutter around. Well, that's the main reason anyway. 2. What have been the toughest items or toughest groups of items to get rid of, and how did you overcome that?
Actually nothing yet...or maybe the knitting magazines...I haven't gotten rid of the completely..I have kept the patters I may wish to use at a later date. I think hard..do i really want to keep this thing..most of the time it's no..sometimes yes.
3. Who or what helps inspire you to declutter when you get stuck?
YouTube videos, might talk about the different channels I follow at some later point. 4. What did/does your decluttering process look like?
My goal for 2018 is to have 2018 things less than in 2017. I have my Bullet Journal spread and my colouring pencils..and I fill in one square for each thing I "get rid" of. I go into a room and just look through things...do I use this old cheap necklace? Have I worn in the last 5 years? If I haven't...why hold on to it, obviously I don't love it! 5. How has your minimalist journey benefitted you so far?
I have less stuff, and it seems easier to clean. My mind is a little more focused..but of course..li am far from finished, so maybe in 2019 I'll feel completely free.
6. What is your best piece of advice you have for other who are seeking a more minimalist lifestyle?
Honestly...just start in one room, in one shelf or one drawer....!
One thing at a time..if it's hard to get started..just try to find ONE thing every day. Today, i have so far found 5 things..very small things, but still...! Yesterday..ashamed to say it...i threw out 4 balls of useless wool. I had kept them for years. How silly is that?
I want another two things less in my house today, so I better start searching for them.
Take care, until next time.
Tuesday, 9 January 2018
2018 is here, can you believe it? I guess it happens every year...always a shock that another year has gone by.
Anyways, my plan for 2018 is to update a tad more often, about the few things that I am passionate about.
Last year I had a goal of "gettng rid" of 2017 things, I did really well, and ended up at around 2270 or something like that.
I have made a similar goal, and this time it's 2018 things I will be getting rid of in 2018.
YES, it's definitely getting more difficult to get rid of things...but today I decided that that old stripey grey and green short sleeved hoody...that is around 10 years old , it has to go. While it still looks pretty ok, it's not something i want to wear anymore..and i haven't worn it for years.
It's likely that a couple of scarves will also end up in the donation bag.
It feels really good to have less "stuff" around.
I really hope to be more active here this year, and hopefully you will enjoy reading about what's going on.
Wednesday, 24 May 2017
Thursday, 18 May 2017
I listen when others talk, I might not agree with their views, but I listen and accept that we are different.
I can still be your neighbour, your friend.
-, Even if we do not share the same views, nationality, ethnicity, family, language or religion
We can still be sisters and brothers- Best friends.
IF we accept that we are all different, and do not choose to force our life on anyone else.
Freedom of choice.
I try to be kind and helpful. If we all try to be kind to each other, and help the ones that need helping.
We would be alot closer to having Peace.
Peace with ourselves
Peace in the world.
Be kind, Be respecful.
Tuesday, 25 April 2017
How are you all? I hope you have all had a great Easter holiday. We spent a week of the Easter holiday in Spain visiting friends that live there.
Thursday, 9 March 2017
Thursday, 2 March 2017
I have joined Camp Nanowrimo for the very first time. I did my very first NaNoWriMo in November last year, and I managed to write about 25.000 words. That means I only wrote half of what I actually wanted to do.
Never fear, I haven't finished with that novel just yet.
Camp nanowrimo starts in April, and I am going to have a new synopsis ready for then, so my plan is to work on that this month.
I have a good idea about what to do next...actually a couple of good ideas to be honest. but one at a time.
If any of you have a good idea about a theme, or even a sentence, make a comment to this post.
Take care of yourselves people,
Wednesday, 1 March 2017
Monday, 20 February 2017
Friday, 3 February 2017
It's has been a busy week for me, I have joined a challenge..the challenge is to get rid of 2017 things in 2017.
I am well on my way, I don't know how I have managed to actually get rid of nearly 600 tings in just one week. It's basically everything from paper clutter to pens that don't work any more.
Even the white IKEA dresser is going, hopefully tomorrow. I can't wait to get it out of the house.
I am not sure how I have managed to aggravate my Carpal Tunnel Syndrome once again...first I thought it was because I have been playing Slither.io too much...but now I wonder if it might be the whisking I did when I made mayonnaise. I don't really know.
What I do know is that I have purchased a wrist support, super cheap one..but I think it helps a little. I am not a big fan of this particular one, because my hand sweats a lot with it on.
And I had joined InCoWriMo , but I have had to be super careful with my hand..so- so far I have only managed to write one letter, the letter is to Jennifer in Massachusetts. Might post it tomorrow, if I have the money to do so.
Oh...should I mention my kid...should I...well maybe or not? All I know is that I am really annoyed with my mother in law today. My daughter had an accident with her foot, and had a fair amount of skin scraped off. This was well over a week ago and the wound had gotten a nice scab on it and it was healing nicely. Today the mother in law made my daughter soak the wound so the scab got soft, and then she (the mother in law) managed to dry the scap so roughly so the scab was completely gone.!!
now it's all weeping and bleeding again. Oh my goodness...what was the deal with that please tell me someone!!!
I am hoping it will heal quickly, but I am sure she'll have to miss swimming next week as well!!
Better get ready for bed, it's nearly 23.00 o'clock.
Talk later <3 p="">
Saturday, 28 January 2017
- minimalism or simple living
Tuesday, 24 January 2017
My house is far from empty, and I don't want it to be empty either, just a little less stuff around. I have also started up with my own project Pan, Natasha V has explained it perfectly.
When I was an Avon representative, I ended up buying so much make up and so many nailpolishes, and I still have way too many. So I will focus on using up. I don't buy much makeup anyway..guess that is because I have so much, lol.
Anyway, base and top coat for my nailpolishes, and primer and mascara for my eyes is pretty much the only things I buy, because I only have one of each.
So, before I start doing any more decluttering and tidying up, I am going to finish my coffee. Have a lovely day.
Tuesday, 17 January 2017
We haven't done much, apart from booking a holiday in Spain. Which is a pretty big deal.
I am currently looking into learning some Spanish before we go..but it seems I really have to go through the course a few times before my braid (that's a typo, should really say brain..but I think I 'll just stick with braid) remembers it.
Actually, I am doing on online course by BBC, and I think it might be ok for what I need.
Other than that, I have started running again, twice I have been running, and yesterday I ended up having a pretty sore back afterwards. BUT, I am not giving up on my dream of a 5K in about 30 minutes. It is possible!!
Today I have also done my Self assessment regarding taxes...and oh My Gooodness...it was tough to find all the correct papers. No doubt I need to really tackle all old paper clutter. I have always though my husband has loads..but I have it too...I have just put it neatly away.Without any systems whatsoever!
That's going to be my big project of the week...!
And purging and decluttering, that is my constant goal. To end up with less!
I will leave you here, with my wishes of having a great day where ever you are.