Tuesday, 22 July 2014

life, week 27


Gossip Girl in the am | deeply and seriously hooked 


Day 21/27 of #astridsdailyworkout: ran my usual route - a liiitle bit faster than the last time. Also, heron! 


It was even more peach colored in real life.


And on the other side of the house, the sky was orange. 


Day 22/27 of #astridsdailyworkout: 2 hours of walking and doing errands + ice cream date with then husband = balance 


thrift store scores for Sara


homemade burger in the shape of a hot dog + coleslaw made of cabbage, carrot, apple, celery, radish, fresh coriander, lemon juice, creme fraiche, salt and pepper


I'm so glad she likes being in the kitchen with me, even though it didn't last very long.


Day 23/27 of #astridsdailyworkout: hiked up mount Ulriken and was rewarded with this view


Gorgeous photographs by my Artist Diner partner Trine Hisdal for sale at one of my favorite Bergen shops Røst.


Day 24/27 of #astridsdailyworkout: an hour of walking and doing errands with Sara. Our main mission: buy panties for Sara - to encourage more potty training... We found a few blue ones like she wanted, but non with ghosts like she wished for. We did however find socks with horses. 


berries from the garden for breakfast - summer bliss


Our tenants have moved out, so now the garden suite is empty until the new owners (and possibly new tenants) move in. 


Day 25/27 of #astridsdailyworkout: a day of running errands, including IKEA where I found these peonies. (Lots of "good" excuses today to not go for that long run I had planned.) 


8 am good morning to you on this dark and gloomy July morning | our garden loves the rain though


Day 26/27 of #astridsdailyworkout: just a little stroll around the city with my little family (lets rather call it a fake work out ;-)


waiting in traffic | love the collection of Moser lamps (the same as we have)


Grilled hot dogs for dinner - sometimes the very best choice


midnight conversations and summer rain


a city of lights always invites to bokeh shots


looks like autumn but feels and smells a lot like summer


Day 27/27 of #astridsdailyworkout: packing, packing, packing. Should have gone for a run, but... well... At least I'm bringing my running shoes to Mallorca. Anyway, I feel more fit after 27 days of work outs and I feel a liiitle bit more ready to face two weeks in a bikini than before I started this project. Yeah, I know. All days have not been proper work outs, but it has all been better than the sofa. 

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Week 27: June 30 - July 6

Monday, 21 July 2014

hola

Port de Sóller

Hola! Hei! We are back home in Bergen after two fantastic weeks in Mallorca. I have lots of photos to share - hopefully I'll find time to blog a bit during the week. 

Sunday, 6 July 2014

things I like lately

Nice, France July 2009 | Kodak Ektachrome E100GX

- starting to feel the effect of my little #astridsdailyworkout project
- the well articulated (of course she is; she's a journalist with a degree in literature) Silje has started blogging again - I love her Instagram too
- this looks good, so does this
- wallets from Gjenbrukeriet (via Ingvild/ting som gjør en glad)
- looking forward to Ina's new cookbook
- 5 tips for summer photography by Mariell/Hjartesmil
- Homeland, season 2
- foot rubs by the husband
- this video of Cindy, a photographer I have admired for a long time
- the raspberries and red currants in our garden are getting ripe - just in time for us to get a little taste before our summer holiday
- we are off to Mallorca, Spain for two weeks - don't expect any updates here in a while; I will be too busy soaking in the sea - happy summer friends!

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things I don't like lately

- shopping for bikini
- being so caught up in watching Gossip Girl that I can't think of anything else
- season six of Gossip Girl is not yet on Netflix (in Norway) - but it is also a good thing because I really need a break
- suddenly being very emotional and overwhelmed about all the upcoming changes; moving, starting a new job in a new line of, Sara being in a new kindergarten - or not; we still don't have a place, starting a new renovation project
- having very little inspiration to blog - I think this summer break will do good

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Thursday, 3 July 2014

life, week 26


my sister's neighborhood


So glad we got a bit of sun (and 10C!) for our last day in Tromsø.


She hardly ever naps during daytime anymore. Apparently napping on the plane is the best - nearly two hours! 


We came home from Tromsø to the neighbourhood playground filled with neighbours celebrating midsummer. Sara was well rested after the long nap and was so happy to be home playing with her friends again. And then, during those blissful midsummer evening hours, we sold our apartment.



Maria, a dear Danish blog reader, sent me this genius sandwich box - it includes a freezer thingy to keep the food cold all day!



summer cousins


that time Sara fell in love with her cousin's sparkly shoes



Day 15/27 of #astridsdailyworkout: a 1,5 hour walk doing errands, including getting a new day planner.



11 pm



All this evening light is such a treat!



Day 16/27 of #astridsdailyworkout: hiked up mount Ulriken. The best kind of work out!


That evening light.


Again.



Day 17/27 of #astridsdailyworkout: hiked up mount Ulriken again, because it really is the best kind of work out. Beat yesterday's time with ten minutes!



thrift store finds



Made my first ever batch of strawberry freezer jam - so quick, simple and yummy! Thanks Matilde for the useful tips in your beautiful book!



Where in Stavanger can I get coffee as good as the one at Kaffemisjonen, I wonder.



Impromptu lunch date at Bølgen & Moi with the husband - delicious pulled pork burgers!



Day 18/27 of #astridsdailyworkout: doing errands, lots of grocery shopping, carrying bags and bags of food, cooking, walking, standing and not sitting down for about five hours will pass as today's work out. Cheers!


Such a treat.


The light that made me pause mid conversation.


The blueberries are not quite done yet, but she didn't mind.


Taking in our friends' new neighbourhood.


Those summer clouds that made me pause mid lawn mowing.


Glad to see the clematis blooming for the first time.


It has been a modest harvest, but at least it is from our own garden.


Gossip Girl + Black Books

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Week 26: June 23-29

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