Wednesday, 8 February 2023

New Beginnings

It is time. 
I depend on it. 
I will change my Way Of Eating.
I will keep myself accountable for what I put in my body.
I am changing things today. 

My starting point is roughly 98 kilos. 

I will take my measurements later on today, and update this when I have the chance. 

I am taking control over what I do. This is it. 

My plan is to motivate myself , and also document what happens on my journey.
God bless you all, Shalom


My old friend, not  a very close friend but he was a friend. 
We spoke a lot and hung out as teenagers. 
I haven't seen him for years, but he is the father of my Goddaughter. 

I have often thought of him throughout the years, just like I do with a lot of people. 
Yes, I do think of the friends I had when I was young.

A few days back, I received a phone call, from the mother of my Goddaughter. 
He is dead. He died.

Completely out of the blue. No health issues, no depression, no nothing. He just fell asleep.
I suppose it can happen, it's how I wish to go, but not when I'm 44. I want to be about 95. 

We cannot choose when and how we leave this world, but I will try to make each day valuable.
I will strive for good health, joy and happiness. 

You will be dearly missed Øyvind, 
mostly by your  wife and your four children. 
But I will also miss you. 
God Bless you all. 

Monday, 30 January 2023

1st Book

I'm glad my mom died
This is the title on Jennette McCurdy's book. The book is about her life and her career and her relationship with her abusive mother. 

I enjoyed the book, as to learn more about Jennette but it was heartbreaking to read what she went through from a little girl all the way until her recovery from an eating disorder and alcohol abuse. 

I liked Jennette, I just did, I had a good feeling about her as a person. Also: she shares her name with my best friend though my teenage years, who also suffered from (by her father as a teenager and also in her late teenage, early twenties by her landlord. 
And Jennette and I are birthday twins, which is always nice. This book had made me understand what went on with jennette during her years on ICarly and Sam and Cat. 

I recommend reading this book , and to support Jennette in her future away from acting. 

Love, Linn

Friday, 27 January 2023

A catch up

Hi. Hello.  Long time, no see. 
Yes, it has most certainly been a long while ago since I have regularly updated anything. 
It is a brand new year, with hopefully new successes. 
I finished 2022 with a win in NaNoWriMo for the first time ever. It was hard going and I haven't written a single word since Nov. 30. 

Nevermind. I'll get back to it soon. As it it a new year, I decided to start knitting a temperature blanket. Just a plain blanket with the colour matching today's temperature.  Here's a picture of my little meager start of a year long project. By now, it has been 14 days (started on Friday 13th of Jan) and I will try to update every once in a while.

What else, I guess I am thinking... a lot, about this and that and everything. My mind is overrun by thoughts. We're watching The Walking Dead, from start to finish, it's fun and it's scary. I am not worried about zombies exactly, but I do think of how the world that we know could end. Especially with things going on in the world, from war to greedy people that want to exploit others to be richer than rich. 

I'd rather live in peace with nature, use only natural clothing and eat only foods from natural sources. It's just not that easy, it seems that meat is more and more difficult to get a hold of. And I eat meat. Maybe I just need to get my own cow, bull and calf and grow a heard from scratch. Just a shame that my small garden behind the house is barely enough to keep chickens. Which I don't. I would very much like to though. One day maybe... 

But for now, I'll just try to avoid certain things. I avoid fast fashion, and the goal is to wear something me- made every day. It's easy enough in the winter with all my knitted sweaters and scarves, but for the's a little more tricky. I'm trying to finish a dress, and I sew only by hand, so it definitely takes time. But I really enjoy it. 
Will share a picture sometime soon.

 I wonder...
Maybe I'll share some of my houseplants too, I like plants and have done so since I was about 14 years old. That's like.....30 years ago!! wow. Nevermind, age is but a number. 

And honestly, I think I have a different view than some. Maybe most? 
I hope I'll be back soon, with another update. Perhaps more often than before. Maybe 2023 is the year I return fully to my blogging life. 

We shall see. 
Until next time. Much love to you all, Linn

Tuesday, 9 August 2022

My holiday

Good morning friends, 
I have been away on holiday in Norway for 12 days and I am back in Scotland by now. 
Travelling to Norway went great, we drove to Aberdeen and spent the night at a hotel next to the airport. There were hundreds of little wild bunnies  running around, they were ever so cute.

We had dinner at the only restuarant that didn't belong to any of the hotels, Dyce Farm I think. 

When we went back to the hotel we caught the sunset. 
The flight went really well, no issues and no delays. Yay! 

Finally arrived in Norway, we relaxed the first day and just enjoyed the sunshine. The following day it was a birthday step sister's son turned 8. Obviously we're not really close as our parents got married when we were all adults, and we live in different countries. Just how it is. 

We also went for a day trip in our sailboat, I loved it, but not sure if my husband and daughter enjoyed it equally much. I grew up spending weeks on end sailing every summer, so I am really at home on the ocean. 

Here's some pictures from that day.

We also went to our Hytte, which is a holiday house or perhaps you want to call it a cottage. I have also spent a great amount of time at this place during my childhood and teenage years. 

Another thing we managed to do , was to get tickets for the Kaptein Sabeltann show (Captain Sabertooth), The first time I went to this was only the second year of the shows, I think it started at 9 pm and finished maybe at 10 pm. I am not sure, as it is a few years ago by now. 
The second time was around ten years ago and now this summer. It started at 11pm and finished half past midnight. YES, this is a childrens show!! 

It has been running for 30 years this year, and still children really love it, I bet the patens of these kids that love it now, they loved the Kaptein Sabeltann themselves when they were little. I was 13 or so when it started, so just that little bit too old to love it. Here's a link to  Wikipedia, where you can read a little about it, it has not been updated the last couple of year.
And here's the official You Tube channel where you can hear and see the songs

I think these were probably the highlights of our stay in Southern Norway, apart from spending time with family and friends.

Now, it's back to normal here in Scotland. I have already worked one day, and been asked to do a few extra shifts during my next working days. 
The manager is 6 staff down, so she was very thankful that I could help out. 

I don't mind, but I would really like to receive some cash bonus for all the extra affort I have put in this last year. 
It wont happen, but it would be nice!

For the rest of this day off, I plan to try and tidy up in the spare bedroom. It seems to never ever get fully tidyed up. I must be doing something wrong. 

I'll be back soon, until then. Take care of yourself, and thank you for visiting me here. 

Much love, Linn

Thursday, 21 July 2022

Spend Freeze

Hello, and good morning, afternoon or evening, all depending on when you are visiting me here.

Today, on this lovely Thursday I have been spending my day reading, on and off throughout the day, flitting from one book to the other. I also finished a book, the one about minimalism. Well, there's several good ideas in that book, and it has made me think even more about my own life.
I started 2022 with plenty of plans, but now it feels like I have fallen off the rail a little. While I mostly go to charity shops these days, strictly speaking....
There's nothing I really need. 
So, i am embarking on year long project called Spend Freeze. 
I may have to purchase some things, but they will be planned for. I am thinking undergarments, socks and possibly shoes if needed. 
I will try to document my journey here on the blog, the posts will be labelled "SPEND FREEZE".
I am going on holiday very soon, for the first time since December 2019, but I'm NOT planning to purchase anything other than food while we're away. 
I'm actually planning to go through some of my belongings at my dad's house, and possibly let some of them go. 
Let's see how many pounds I can save this next year then .
I am starting with as much as 14 pounds in my bank account, and 9 pounds in my savings account. 
What can one year do for me? 
We shall see. 
Thank you for stopping by, my friend  hope to see you again very soon.
Much love, Linn XX 

Tuesday, 19 July 2022

books, books and more books

Good morning everyone, 
I am testing out mobile blogging, hoping it works better than the last time I tried. 
I wanted to talk about books, my reading list is getting so very long, but I don't have as much time to read as I'd like. 

At this time , I'm halfway through Hamnet, and I am really enjoying it. I suppose I can relate to Agnes quite a bit, at least at this time I'm the book. 

We will be going on holiday soon, and I hope to be able to still continue to post while I'm away. 

After I posted my previous entry, I thought I had written so very much, but after it was posted it looked really short. I can only assume and hope that my writing and posts will become better with time. 
On my holiday, I think I may bring a notebook and make a start on a brand new idea what it will be about, but I will try to finish it before 2023 starts. How is that for a goal? 

Let me know your thoughts my friend, and thank you for stopping by my place today. 
Much love, Linn xx 

Thursday, 14 July 2022


Hi everyone, 

It has been a very long time since I have spent much or any time at all on this blog. I have for a very long time wondered if I should just start a brand new blog, or continue here.

I have come to the conclusion that I want to continue using this site, as it has been with me for many years already.

I have many projects on the go, and I will tell you about them little by little. 

Firstly, over the last few years I have been yearning to read more books, and finally..I am finally actually reading more books. Here is a little look at my pile of books to read, they are sitting here next to me waiting patientely. 

At the moment I am currently reading ...oh I don't know, several books 
  • 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
If you wonder why I am reading so many books at the same time, there's a reason. 

I have one book in the livingroom, one in the bedroom, one is on the Kindle, two are on my phone on two different reading apps and lastly one is on my desk.

I read in them when I have the chance, usually a little every day. 

I am really enjoying going somewhere else for just a little while, to disappear into another world, someone elses's world. 

Do you read alot?
Do you recommend any books that you think I ought to put on my reading list? 
Please let me know in the comments. 

Thank you so much for coming by. I hope you have a lovely day wherever you are. 

Linn xx



Monday, 6 December 2021

Happy Hanukah

Happy Hanukah

For all my friends that celebrate these 8 special days. I wish you  all a very happy last day of Hannakah this evening, 

Love, Linn





Sunday, 19 September 2021

EPP pictures

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.

This is just a very small start on this project, and I don't expect to finish it for a long time yet. I will update as the months go by. 

This is my EPP 1 , so whenever I mentionany EPP's, this is the first, my denim is my EPP 2. I will probably show some photos at a later point. 

At the moment I'm only focusing on this EPP 1 project.

Here's a little Viking saying. 

Affection is mutual when men can open
All their heart to each other:
He whose words are always fair
Is untrue and not to be trusted. 

Enjoy your day , Linn 

Friday, 17 September 2021

(EPP) English paper piecing

I am not sure if I have mentioned EPP (English Paper Piecing) before? 
I don't think so. 

I read a book, maybe it was in 2020, I am not sure. I don't even remember which book it was..let me try to find out. 
The Last Runaway by Tracy Chevalier, I read it in January 2020 according to Goodreads.

In this book they mention quilting, and English paper piecing. I had never heard of that before, so off i went to Google or Duck Duck Go it.  And that's when I found my newest hobby.

I started back in January 2020, gave it a go, then I started on another EPP quilt using old denim. 
...but then I got into sewing skirts instead, 

It has been a while since I last did Paper Piecing now, but once again I have been bitten by the bug. I have a fair amount of leftover fabric from the skirts I made this last year, I also have a bedsheet and duvet cover. They are no longer good for their intended use, so instead of thowing them out and for them end up on the landfill I have chosen to use them in my EPP project. I am also using a few shirts, and will use my daughters shirts when she finished school next spring. 

This is my choice, to try to have less of a footprint on this earth. 
I think that the pollution of our planet is one of the most important topics of our time, and I am doing my best to minimise my personal pollution. That topic is for another day though. 
Today it's English Paper Piecing. 

I am trying to get my photos up and running here on the blog, but they are not agreeing with me. I will have to just inset them in a separate blogpost later on. 

I have found inspiration on you tube and Geta's quilting studio. She has some helpful tips, hints and patterns. 

I am still very new to epp, and I don't know the inns and outs. I do have an idea on how to do this, and **I will try to show you how I get on throughout the year. 

Until next time, take care. 

Linn x

Sunday, 6 June 2021


After all the stress since March, with work and long hours at work..and the dog during the last weekend, I really need to slow down and try to relax a bit and take better care of myself. 

The best way for me to do this is to get my sewing out. It has been lying in a drawer for weeks and it's been at the back of my mind almost every day. 
Yesterday I dug it out and started to sew a new dress. I have misplaced the instructions for sewing, so I am just whinging it. 

The material is very thin, so it's really just a tester and I'm not too worried about it. I am sure I'll learn something on the way. The more I sew, the better I'll be at sewing. 

I still call myself a novice mantuamaker, but with each day I sew and every seam I finish, I'll be just that bit better at it. 
This is my whole goal really. Wish I had started 20 years ago, but I was just not really ready at that time. 

Never to late to start someting you enjoy, and I enjoy sewing. 

Linn x

Wednesday, 2 June 2021

June 2021

It's june, and I wonder how we got here. 
My work has changed quite a bit lately, from supporting only one client for over three years, I have been supporting several others since March and the last month I am supporting some clients that I get on with really well. 
I did not enjoy my work in March and the beginning of April, but at the moment I am loving it. The hours are long, and I am starting to get really exhausted so I hope I can get some colleagues to take over some of my shifts so I don't have to have shifts between 8 -21 five days every week. 

That was all about work. 
Next is dog. 
Our precious dog was bitten by another dog last Thursday night when out for her evening walk. Two emergency surgeries later, removal of 20% of her lungs and 4 days in intensive care, doggie is recovering at home. 
So far we are half way, another 5 days and she should be out of danger. 
Medication three times a day and a nasty wound on her side...I really hope she will be ok!! 

The hospital sent her home with an air filled collar to make sure she doesn't lick her wound, much better than the lampshade type collar she has used before. 

So, the last few days has been very dramatic here in our house, and she is still not out of danger and greyhound can get bloodclots alot easier than other breeds. 
I will just pray she'll continue to heal and that all will go well. 

I do have a few other things on my mind, but I will save them for another day. 

Here's a nice picture to finish off today

Tuesday, 23 March 2021

Hair , March 22

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!

I'll try to get it oiled next month, but all in all, my hair feels pretty good. 


Monday, 22 February 2021

Hair update

Finally a hair update from me. I haven't touched my hair with scissors since June 2020. I have no plans to cut my hair any time soon.

This picture is taken today 22.Feb, 2021

I am trying to take better care of my hair again, and currently I oil my hair every two weeks. I have made my own oil mixture, using almond, olive, jojoba, argan and macadamia oil. 
No measurements, I just dump a bit of all in a little dish, and use that. 
I remember from earlier years, that my hair really like Almond oil, so that it what I use most of. 

I have just done the oiling twice so far, but I will definitely continue doing this. 
Also, going to be a bit more active on LHF again, so much good advice and people helping out when needed. 

Hopefully I'll manage to get a picture taken every month. 

Saturday, 29 August 2020

New beginnings

Once upon a time, many years ago...

I made some changes to my life, the changes lasted well over a year. 
But then...
An accident happened, involving milkshake..and it shook me and I couldn't stay focused any more. 

Now I have spiralled out of control for a few years already, and now it's time to get back to my healthy living.

I will keep myself accountable for my way of eating. I will do my best to not stray from what I know works for me. 

Starting at: 

29.08.2020 : 95.5 kg

Friday, 3 July 2020

Major haircut

I cut my hair one month ago. My long hair was thin and not so nice looking after being ignored and not cared for very well. So I chopped, quite a bit. This was my last haircut for quite some time.
I popped into LHF again, for some inspiration and joined a no chop challenge. 
I even made myself a t shirt to see the difference as the months go by. 
So here I am. 

Monday, 17 February 2020

A Monday in February

Another Monday has arrived, I have been feeling ill with a cold. Not terribly horrible, but you know how it is, Either a blocked nose or a runny nose, on and off headaches and not a ton of energy.

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

Home alone

It is Wednesday, and I have been home alone all day.
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.

Some of these books are old, and used to belong to my grandparents. I will keep those for sure.

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


Here in a new little introduction and the other one only lasted one day..
We are :
myself: the mother and the wife,
one husband
one daughter
one dog.

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.

RIP 19.10.19

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I will miss you forever and ever...!

Friday, 18 October 2019

Time to breathe

Times goes by ever so fast these days, and it feels like I hardly have time to stop and breathe.
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 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. 

 Have a great Friday lovelies, Linn

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.
Linn x

Thursday, 1 November 2018

Good moning NaNoWriMo

Here's Novemeber,
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.'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

OH dear

Ummm, hello there...

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 I am going to try to schedule this in my calendar to see if that makes a difference at all.

Today the child is coming home from a residential trip up to Fort William, she has had a great time and she sent me this photo from the bus.

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


Here we are now...September has now started and we are already almost halfway, but not quite. 
Since my last blog, I have been dumped by a penpal I have written a letter to a penpal that has not given up on me..

I have nearly finished my journal, and have a new one ready for use. 
And we are trying something new....

We have a little visitor. 
Her name is Paris and she is staying with us until the end of the month.

We also of course still have our cat, and hopefully if these two can get used to each other and get on well...Paris may well keep on staying here next month also. 

She is a retired racer, her last race was only in June, so not long since she stopped.

Yesterday we went for a long walk, and we met another Greyhound, his name was Moyes, and he had also retired from racing recently (in May). 

Through talking, we found out they came from the same place (Sunderland) and checking it out online....Moyes' last race was in a race with "our" Paris. 

That is so weird and funny! is my first day alone with the dogness...she is lying in her den sleeping I believe. 

 Child and dog
Paris, used to be trap 6.

No more racing for you, Paris. 

Friday, 31 August 2018

Hello again!


Hasn't time flown like crazy? 

I can't believe we are already at the very end of August,and here in Scotland it has been a super hot and sunny summer, but now it seems we are for sure heading towards the autumn.

So, I guess the question is; what have we been up all these months?
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

Minimalist Inspiration Tag Questions

Hi again,

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 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 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 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 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.

Hugs, Linn

Tuesday, 9 January 2018


Good Afternoon everyone,
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.

Welcome 2018

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Wednesday, 24 May 2017


I am so sad and upset about what happened in Manchester a few days ago.
It is the opposite of how I am trying to live my life.

Terror must never win.

Thursday, 18 May 2017


I try to smile, I smile when I pass people in the street.
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

Good morning

Good morning Friends,

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.

My friend's son was going to have his church confirmation in The Norwegian Sailors church known and "Sjømannskirken".

It was a beautiful confirmation with 15 young boys and girls declaring their love for God, I suppose.

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We also drove to Barcelona and spent two night there in a room we rented through Airbnb, it was fine, we only slept there so I can't really say too much about the room..other than the beds were really nice to sleep in..and Tatyana and Christiano, the couple that lived there seemed nice. 

The day we were supposed to leave Barcelona, and drive back to Torrevieja, we had Hamburger and chips for brunch, and I even ate the bun. I was starving. But that was a really bad idea.

I got so ill, I couldn't sit or stand, I sank down on the floor just making sounds due to severe abdomen pains, just like gallbladder pains..exact the same place. 

So, it's safe to say that I will neve go back to eating bread, or even high carb ever again. 
It has been tough to get back on track , even when we came home, because the Princess just turned 13, and she has been celebrated by us, but  her partyfor her friends  is coming up...with pizza, cake, ice cream and sweets. I will have to stear clear of most of this though, for sure. 

Wish me luck!! 

Other than this..My mother in law looked after my pea plants when we were away, and they have been planted out maybe almost a week ago. Even if it is still really cold out there..unuaually cold by the way...they seem to survive. Hoping they will manage this next week of bitter cold nights!!

Hey, I also have good news on the tomato front...THREE of my plants have small buds which will hopefully very shortly turn into tomatoes!! yay!! 

After the summer holiday, I will order some cherry tomato plants, to keep us going with tomtoes through the winter. I am so excited about this! No kidding. 

Then my knitting....

The last sleeve is growing...little by little. IF this does not fit him..he's had it. I am not knitting a third version. Then it will be turned into a dress for myself. LOL. I do hope it will fit though. It was just a little too tight last time, and he also wanted it longer in the body..I have knitted another 10 cm I think. So it should be good. 

Other projects...searching for a job and decluttering my house.  Going better than ever!! YAY for that. The goal for 2017 was to get rid of 2017 things, and I am over halfway. It is more difficult now, because I have alot less rubbish to actually throw away. I am sure I'll get there in the end though.

Hope you are all fine, and i hope to see you all soon! 


Thursday, 9 March 2017

Tomatoes are growing

Not the easiest task, to take photos with a laptop...but atleast you can see that there's something growing there...!

Thursday, 2 March 2017


Good morning everyone,

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,
Love Linn

Wednesday, 1 March 2017


Good morning

I hope you are all doing well this Wednesday morning.
I am shortly going on the treadmill to get started on my c2k5 again. I'll be starting week one, even if i am much further along in reality. 
I just wanted to show off the tomato seeds I put in the earth a little while ago.  They are really coming along and some of them are even getting their true leaves. 

This is really my very first time growing tomato plants and I am very excited about this. I have repotted some of the plants, because there were too many plants in each cell..I guess I didn't actually expect them all to come up.

I even planted some pepper seeds, I actually took them directly from the pepper and planted them. They are actually coming up too! 

Yes, very exciting. It's not warm enough for anything to go outside, maybe in another month or so. 

It's definitely still frosty over night, so not taking any risks. 

I have also decided to grow some herbs, so might get started with that this month. Not sure which herbs to try, maybe basil ? Anyone has any tips for me! If so, please comment .

Take care, and pop by again soon. 

Love, Linn 

Monday, 20 February 2017

I have started

I planted my first tomato seeds 4 days ago, and today I saw the first couple of sprouts already. That was so fast. Hopefully I'll have many more plants coming up and hopefully I will be able to grow tomatoes for the first time in my life. 

I am trying to lead a cleaner life, and try to ..I don't better, I guess. 

It's sad that I am only now trying these things, I wish I did this years ago...nevermind: I will for sure teach my daughter how to grow things, but not until i figure it out myself!

 In this box, that's where the seeds are hiding! I'll show you another picture in a few days, when there's more green to see. 

Well, it's pretty late at night, and time to end today.

Hope you all have a lovely day tomorrow!