Summertime- woop, woop, woop! :D


The sun is shining, the sky is blue, my account is not in -, my friend bluegoon is coming, and I´m just happy as few:D Looking forward to a weekend of cathcing up over wine in the park- maybe even BBQ? Even though some things are still not sorted, I´m starting to feel a bit better- at least now I´ve paid my dad back, bought tickets for Slottsfjellfestivalen etc! Now I just need to buy a ticket back to Oz… :s Let me know if anyone is leaving for Oz around 22-25. July? Would be nice with company… ´cause I tend to get a bit bored being alone for so long…. :p Well, have a great weekend everyone! Just give my a pling (aka call:p) if you feel like lazing in the park! 😀

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-grass greener on the other side?

It´s typical to picture the grass on the other side as greener… Not because it´s neccesarily better, but because it´s in our nature to want what we don´t have (or can´t have).. I feel like I´m one of those people who is determined to be happy and I have my full focus on where I am and who I´m with.. (or else it would be hard to be able to enjoy Oz when I´m there and Norway when I´m here..). People that keep searching for that green grass seldom wind up happy…´Cause when they have that green grass they where looking for, the grass isn´t always what it seemed, and they might decide to continue on their quest for greener pastures.. (analogy much?? :p).  Don´t get me wrong, I love being impulsive and making my path as I go- what bothers me are people who are indecisive or unhappy, and instead of making changes, they sit around dreaming about what its´like on the other side without actually ever going there…  I live, I breathe and I feel everything around me… I’m not saying that I´m never insecure or confused (;p hehe), I´m just saying that if I decide to change grass, I´m doing it for the right reasons- because it feels right.. – and if something feels right, it´s just that- right! 🙂

-Cause if you truly believe that the grass is greener on the other side, -jump the fence and go for it! 😀

*Find what makes you happy, and do nothing else*

Let´s go, times a waistin\”

– One of my favourite songs by Cash 🙂

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Just a little bit homesick..

I love December in Norway… It’s dark almost 24/7- which is sad most of the time, but when its Christmas, there are lights everywhere; in the streets, on the trees, in the windows… I like that it’s dark in December..  Another thing I love about December in Norway is that it’s cold. You slide along the streets in your high-heeled boots (that are way too cold), and you hold the coat tight around you as you’re running around town to get the Christmas shopping done. Every time you step inside a store, you get rosy cheeks, and have to open your coat, and scarf  in order to not burn up… There are people singing on street corners, Christmas decorations everywhere, any even though people are stressed, they all seem so happy.. You spend as much time as you can inside- at friends houses, or at your favourite cafe drinking hot drinks.  Friends and family comes home after travelling or studying out-of-town or overseas, and everybody is together once again:) Everybody’s keeping secrets, and spend late nights wrapping presents so everybody will be surprised on Christmas Eve. Several times during December you bake Christmas cookies, because no matter how many you make, the seem to disappear into thin air (so yummy!). You spend hours making a gingerbread house, and decorating it carefully, and even though it looks like something a 4-year-old could do better, you still do it every year- just because it’s tradition:) You shed a tear listening to beautiful Christmas music or watching a touching Christmas movie with a happy ending. You allow yourself to eat pretty much whatever you want (because who can resist when there’s all kinds of Christmas cakes, candy and food everywhere??). When Christmas Eve finally comes, there’s always things you just didn’t have time to do, but still, it’s turns out to be the very best day of the year<3 You sneak into the livingroom when it’s still dark outside, and the only light is from the Christmas tree. Everone except you and your sister are sleeping, and you watch Christmas TV  all huddled up on the couch with your blankets eating candy from your Christmas stocking. The morning turns into day, and everybody eats rice porridge together while friends and family drops by with gifts and holiday greetings. Suddenly, it’s night, and everybody puts on their best clothes and sit’s down for a huge dinner. You eat as much as you never thought possible, and feel the butterflies in your stomach because it’s almost time for your family to open the Christmas gifts you spent so long planning. When the gorgeous food is eaten, you have given away all your carefully planned presents and even had dessert, the whole family are all sitting around the living room (in PJ’s after changing out of the suits, pantyhoses and dresses because they got to uncomfortable after the full meal) and staring at the Christmas tree, talking about that this was the best Christmas ever with your family…<3 I do have big plans for Christmas down here, and even though I’m sure it will be a great celebration, I wish I was home with my nearest & dearest…

Here are some pictures of the people I would spend my December and Christmas with if we were in Norway:

I miss you! ❤

 

Me & Caroline at a ST. Lucia party at her family’s place in – 07                  Me & Marie at me&B’s wedding party Jan- 09

 

My little sister Celine & me baking last Christmas:)                                  My dear dad after I forced him to wear a santa hat:)

 

Mum & me Christmas shopping last year:)                                                My handsome brother Thomas:)

 

Siri & me at a Christmas party at Alida’s last year:)                       My brother Daniel & me out partying Christmas day:)

 

Me & Caro b at a Santa party – 07:p                                          My darling dog Buffy- cutie!

 

Linda & me New Year’s Eve last year:)                                                                   Alida & me at me& B’s wedding party Jan- 09:)

I miss you sooooo much, but soon we will be bac in Norway, and from then on, I will be with you every Christmas:) ❤

X- mas preparations in Surfers

It isn’t easy to get the xmas feeling when it’s 35 degrees, and humid…. But I’m going to give it my best! A couple of days ago I went to Pac Fair with Sanne to buy xmas presents. I’m over half way now (have to finish early so I can send the gifts to Norway in time). After a long day of shopping, I decided to buy a xmas tree (plastic pff course- or else it would probably turn brown in the heat within a day or two!!). We carried all the basg of decorations and presents to my house, and Sanne helped me put the tree up. Now it’s standing proud and green in our livingroom, full of little sparkling fairy lights and silver& red xmas decorations- the choice of colours of the year (I decide on a couple of different every year-  last year it was siver& gold). I have to admit it looks a bit our of place in this heat, but I’m determined to spread the xmas spirit, and celebrate like I do in Norway.

My grandma, Motte, made me a cute little couple of santa dolls for xmas last year, and they’re sitting on our couch with their cheeky smiles:) They do look a bit warm in their woollen clothes, but what else are they supposed to wear? Santa  here (at malls etc) wears boardies, thongs and a t- shirt…. Seems a bit odd to me!! Nope- my little santas will keep their wollen outfits:D Yesterday was the forth Sunday of advent (the 4 Sundays before xmas eve, we light a candle and sing a song or say a verse in Norway… I never remember the words, but do it anyways because it’s tradition:p). I tried to find a advent candle holder and candles, but this is the best I could do:

 

Lavender scented candles:p