Friday, 17 February 2017

things I like lately

Sunday morning at the mountain cabin

- finally being back at the mountain cabin (I'll share some photos next week)
- watching the full moon rise and light up the mountains
- seeing how much Sverre enjoyed being at the cabin
- egg and bacon for Sunday breakfast - always a winner
- a big bouquet of red carnations from Sølve for mother's day on Sunday
- the blooming forsythia branches that my mother-in-law brought from their garden
- Sølve's pasta bolognese and movie (Fire with fire - I didn't bother to finish it) on a Thursday night
- season seven of Modern Family on Netflix
- sub-zero temperatures
- biking to work
- Reading Danny, the Champion of the World for Sara
- Greek yoghurt with granola (I made a fresh batch this week) and a drizzle of honey
- project I quit sweet treats is still going strong - glad I didn't quit honey and jam though
- DKS Selfies

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Things I don't like lately

- realising how much I need to study for my Norse and history of the Norwegian language exam


Wednesday, 15 February 2017

60 spørsmål

Sunset at the mountain cabin this weekend; now I'm off to bike home in the rain without rain gear.


I'm the only one left at work, I'm tired and I need a break. Found this fun list over at Listebloggen, and decided to fill my little break with said list. Sorry guys, this will be in Swedish/Norwegian - if you are curious about the random questions and answers; use Google translate.

1.Hur gammal är du om fem år? 42
2.Vem tillbringade du minst två timmar med i dag? Sverre. Han våknet tidlig, så vi fikk masse tid sammen før barnehage og jobb.
3.Hur lång är du? 181 cm
4.Vilken är den senaste filmen du sett? Hmmm... Ser alt for lite film for tiden. Begynte på Good morning, Vietnam, men ble ikke ferdig. Men har sett hele første sesong av The Crown på Netflix sammen med Sølve.
5.Vem ringde du senast? Sølve
6.Vem ringde dig senast? Sølve
7.Hur löd det senaste sms:et du fick? "Jaaaa!" Svar fra Sølve som er enig i at barna skal tidlig i seng i kveld slik at vi får litt tid sammen bare han og meg.
8.Föredrar du att ringa eller skicka sms? Ingen av delene, men typisk at jeg melder i stede for å ringe (litt telefonskrekk), men synes det er fryktelig kjedelig å skrive meldinger for det tar så lang tid.
9.Är dina föräldrar gifta eller skilda? Gift
10.När såg du senast din mamma? Torsdag i forrige uke - og om én time
11.Vilken ögonfärg har du? Blå
12.När vaknade du i dag? Ca 0530 - av Sverre
13.Vilken är din favoritjulsång? Kling no klokka, tror jeg
14.Vilken är din favoritplats? Hjemme
15.Vilken plats föredrar du minst? I kø med utålmodige barn.
16.Var tror du att du befinner dig om tio år? I en hverdag med litt mer fritid kanskje? (pga eldre barn, ikke lenger fersk i lærerjobben og student samtidig)
17.Vad skrämde dig om natten som barn? Husker ikke
18.Vad fick dig verkligen att skratta senast? Enhjørningkunst
19.Hur stor är din säng? 160 cm bred
20.Har du stationär eller bärbar dator? Bærbar
21.Sover du med eller utan kläder på dig? Med lang pysjskjorte
22.Hur många kuddar har du i sängen? Fire; to til hver
23.Hur många land har du bott i? Kun i Norge
24.Vilka städer har du bott i? Ørland, Randaberg, Moss, Sandnes, Bergen, Stavanger
25.Föredrar du skor, strumpor eller barfota? Barfot i sandaler
26.Är du social? Ganske
27.Vilken är din favoritglass? Mövenpick sjokolade
28.Vilken är din favoritefterrätt? Is eller sjokolade
29.Tycker du om kinamat? Ja! Går alltid for stekt ris eller chop suey
30.Tycker du om kaffe? Ja! Sterk kaffe med melk
31.Vad dricker du till frukost? Kaffe
32.Sover du på någon särskild sida? Nei
33.Kan du spela poker? Ja, men jeg er ikke spesielt flink.
34.Tycker du om att mysa/kela? Ja, jeg gjør vel det.
35.Är du en beroendemänniska? Usikker på hva som egentlig menes... Google, Google... Aha! Å være avhengig av noe. Tja, jeg er vel avhengig av familien min, hjemmet mitt og å ha det ryddig rundt meg. Blant annet.
36.Känner du någon med samma födelsedag som din? Nei
37.Vill du ha barn? Ikke flere enn de to jeg har
38.Kan du några andra språk än svenska? Norsk, selvsagt, og engelsk. Leser greit dansk og svensk, og skjønner en del tysk fortsatt, selv om det aller meste har forsvunnet.
39.Har du någonsin åkt ambulans? Ja, da jeg ble fraktet fra Haraldsplass sykehus til Haukeland sykehus (ikke særlig langt) med sprukket blindtarm.
40.Föredrar du havet eller en bassäng? Svømme i basseng, bade i havet.
41.Vad spenderar du helst pengar på? Mat
42.Äger du dyrbara smycken? Tja. Sølve liker å skjemme meg bort litt...
43.Vilket är ditt favoritprogram på tv? Ser ikke på tv
44.Kan du rulla med tungan? Ja
45.Vem är den roligaste människan du känner? Vennene mine
46.Sover du med gosedjur? Nei
47.Vad har du för ringsignal? Såkalt klassisk (iPhone)
48.Har du kvar klädesplagg från då du var liten? Ja, noen få
49.Vad har du närmast dig just nu som är rött? En penn
50.Flirtar du mycket? Eh, tja, nei, vet ikke
51.Kan du byta olja på bilen? Nope
52.Har du fått fortkörningsböter någon gång? Nei
53.Vilken var den senaste boken du läste? Akkurat ferdig med "The Secret History" på lydbok, og "SVK" høytlesing for Sara.
54.Läser du någon dagstidning? Er innom Aftenposten, Dagbladet og NRK på nett hver dag
55.Prenumererar du på någon veckotidning? Nei, ikke nå lenger. Pleide å abonnere på massevis - særlig interiørblader - men ble lei.
56.Dansar du i bilen? Aldri
57.Vilken radiostation lyssnade du till senast? P2
58.Vad var det senaste du krafsade ner på ett papper? Planer for de kommende norsktimene
59.När var du i kyrkan senast? I min farmors begravelse
60.Är du lycklig? Ja!

Monday, 13 February 2017

(old) randoms
















A batch of old random photos all taken with my DSLR - which I hardly use anymore. The iPhone camera is so much more handy!

Friday, 10 February 2017

things I like lately

Jardin des Tuileries, Paris // unrelated to this week's list, but a Paris memory is always a good move


- Sverre finally slept through the night again and didn't wake up until 6 am - which is so much better than 5 am
- eight hours of uninterrupted sleep
- Sølve tidied the house and made dinner Saturday night when I came home from the University after a day of paper writing
- a foot rub by Sølve - my favorite!
- getting help with the kids from my mother when I was sick - unfortunately she got sick too, damn stomach flu!
grädost (cheese) on my packed lunch sandwich
baby proof: postpartum rest and recovery
10 områder jeg har ryddet opp i
- finally biking to work
- finally sub-zero temperatures again, no snow though
- this photo
- emails with photos of my nephews in Tromsø
- small space living: tips for kids bedroom + 5 tips for closets - Sølve and I lived for three years in a 30 square meter apartment in Bergen, so we know a thing or two about small space living (this was before space saving things like flat screen TVs, laptops, Spotify, Netflix and Kindle). Not sure I could live like that with children though.
- Little space, large life: Why we live in a teeny apartment with three children (via Love Taza)
- Sara asked the other day when she and Sverre can share bedroom

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Things I don't like lately

- I was hit by the stomach flu

Thursday, 9 February 2017

life, week 5


Happy to see shadows after rainy days.


Guilty pleasure whilst at Norse lectures: white bread with cheese on top plus ham and cheese inside. 


Five years old; loves facepaint and the feline family.


morning ritual


"It's a gift for you, mamma."
Not yet tired of beading. 


fri // musikken!


When your feverish toddler has kept you up most of the night you put on red lipstick and a smile and do your best. Also thankful for the help from grandma and Friday.


Banana muffins with only a spoon full of brown sugar, fresh dates, lots of rolled oats and almond flour. Sweet and satisfying, but do they pass as sweet treats? In that case they are nutritious sweet treats. Score! Because #iquitsweettreats


Saturday 4 pm: trying my best to decode an excerpt from a Norse version of the Saga of Harald Fairhair. Keeping my spirits up with coffee, banana muffins and the thought of wine tonight.


Sunday 05:45 am: getting the most of the day. So over those before 5 am wake up calls!


A little stroll in the garden to get some fresh air, noticed that the rhubarb is ready to meet the world. A little early, isn't it?


Greek style vanilla yoghurt almost feels like a vanilla ice cream substitute now that #iquitsweettreats. Topped with sweet and crunchy cereal, it's most definitely a sweet treat - but with a little bit of nutritional value. 


the paper layers of paper writing

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Week 5: January 30 - February 5

Monday, 6 February 2017

life, week 4


When your toddler insists that the day should start at 0454 am, there is quite a lot of time to read, play and eat before kindergarten and work. This too shall pass, right? (Yawn!)


workday snacks


because #Iquitsweettreats


4:30 pm and not yet dark // brighter days are coming


Writing and reading - with a little help - are her new hobbies. And we are all pretty proud of it.


So busy!


Thursday desk lunch. Not pictured: a carrot, mango with fresh cilantro and a jar of strawberry jam. Feeling good about project #Iquitsweettreats, especially now that the headaches are pretty much gone. Not quite there with the sweets craving yet though. How about you?


crafty afternoon in kindergarten // ferskt SU-medlem debuterer som medansvarlig for familiearrangementet som eks-tekstforfatteren døpte "formingsfest" - vurdering av begivenhetens suksess må de andre ta seg av


He rushes over to help every time he sees me unload the dishwasher. Fingers crossed that he will still do it when he becomes a teenager.




Sunday study session in the quietest room of the house, Sara's bedroom. Thankful for my mother-in-law who plays with the kids and the husband who cooks dinner, so that I can immerse myself in the history of the Norwegian language - which is in fact rather interesting, most of the time.



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Week 4: January 23-29


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