Wednesday, 29 February 2012

This week

It's been a pretty dull week, Henrik was sick (I'm bringing all the barnehage germs home for him, I'm generous like that) and I fell on the ice (twice in 2 minutes) on our downhill,icerink style driveway and totally screwed up my back,shoulder,neck and oddly enough, the soles of my feet!!
Falling over at 38 years old is so much more painful than falling over when you are 5!
We have both been feeling sorry for ourselves so can't wait to get to Berlin this weekend after such a crappy,boring week.

Saturday, 25 February 2012

Finally, Saturday

A delicious bowl of chicken soup for my 3rd cold since working with kids again.
A washi tape workshop (is it possible to have a washi tape addiction?)
A cold frosty morning earlier this week (not so many of these now, temps are thankfully rising)
I'll be making something nice from this lovely blog this weekend.
I'm loving Lillyhammer, as an immigrant in Norway this show really hits the spot! genius!
Have a great weekend folks!

Thursday, 23 February 2012

Around here lately

I only worked half a day today (it's winter holiday here so not many children at the barnehage) so I found myself home at 12 (back in the pj's) and baking a very thrown together banana/chocolate/walnut/raisin cake which I've eaten 2 slices of already-ooops!

 It's been +8c today and the snow is melting,dripping and groaning as it falls off the roof but sadly its been -5c at night turning my world into a scary ice-rink again.

Tuesday, 21 February 2012

A day off

I took a days holiday today and apart from a shopping trip this morning and another visit to the folk register (7 visits, and counting) I've been in my pj's for most of the day (important to have a sofa day sometimes, don't you think?)
I decided we needed a little escape from Norway so I've booked a long weekend in Berlin the weekend after next. Flights were super cheap at only 55kr each way (about £6!!) so I booked a suite in a very swish hotel! Can't wait!

Sunday, 19 February 2012

Etsy spree

Since having a job again (and money!) I have been having a good old spend on Etsy which has been bloody lovely! I just have to be careful not to spend more than 200kr (about £20) each purchase because you get charged toll in Norway for anything over that amount (it's like being punished for not buying in Norway!)
Bird cushion cover here
Chevron cover here
Washi tape from here and here
"let the sun shine in" print from here. I also bought this from the same shop but have not framed it yet.
Alphabet stamp set from here.

Saturday, 18 February 2012


Hope you are all enjoying your weekends. Its raining here (hopefully washing snow away) and after a day in Oslo we are now warm and cozy at home.
I treated myself to a new camera yesterday and whilst I'm a little scared of it I'm enjoying learning how to use it...

Sunday, 12 February 2012

ho hum

Is anyone else sick and tired of winter? I'm fed up of going to work in the dark, wrapping up warm, heavy bulky footwear, terrible fruit and veg in the shops,dry skin and ice. I'm longing for norwegian strawberries,weekends at the cabin, fjord swimming, dresses and sandals and long warm days (oh and fleamarket season!)

Sunday, 5 February 2012


The last few days have been super cold. Night time has been as low as -22c and the days have been hovering around -15c. Too cold for me, my asthma plays up and I get a red rash all over my legs which itches like mad once I'm indoors again. I'm so ready for summer.