Friday, 23 February 2018

things I like lately

Kodak Portra 400, Minolta SRT 101

- winter break with friends and skiing at Voss
- the positive effects of having a whole week off from work and studies - my mother-in-law told me she hasn't seen me this rested in ages
- my mini fridge taught me how to cook
- excited about the new editing opportunities in VSCO X (my favorite photo editing app) - especially the film presets and video editing (using all the VSCO Cam presets)
- a new to me phone (it used to be Sølve's) that has a better camera than the one on my old phone. The camera phone is my favorite camera these days because I always bring it with me wherever I go.
- this cooperation
- so happy that people like Marielle is still going strong with her inspiring, authentic voice in the land of blogs
- a perfectly ripe avocado and mango - mixed in a salad with alfalfa sprouts, shrimps and coriander
- finally biking to work again after a long period of driving due to slippery roads
- sunny, springlike days - yet frosty and cold during night
- brighter mornings and evenings - it's so energizing!

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Things I don't like lately

- Sølve has been sick all week
- Sverre got sick with stomach flu
- too many sweet treats (again...)
- having a hard time getting back to my work out routine

Tuesday, 20 February 2018

Provence // market day in Lourges

Tuesday is market day in Lorgues

When you politely accept olives from the market vendor, even though you know for sure that you don’t like olives, and you end up carrying them for ages because you can’t find a garage bin.

The best kind of souvenir. It will fit perfectly well with the one from Cassis (Provence) and the other one from Mallorca. Three is the magic number, isn’t it?

Friday, 2 February 2018

things I like lately

I kind of like how the first frame of a roll of film turns out // Kodak Portra 400, Minolta SRT 101

- mornings and afternoons are slooowly getting brighter
- slooowly getting back to my workout routine
- unexpected time home alone before picking up the kids
- sun
- homemade bread for supper
- Friday lunch with colleagues
- how to be a minimalist with kids
- the less-is-more rules of "simplicity parenting"
- on having an only child
- habit shift: steam room
- make/do: for new parents
- micro-generation born between 1977-1983 given new name
- Siri Abrahamsen's podcast intervju med Maggi Gausel
- green juice with lots of ginger
- broccoli and bacon salad
- two (big) glasses of red wine on a Wednesday night
- a quick visit to Bergen last weekend, meeting family and friends + attending our friends' baby's baptism (both Sølve and I are the baby's godparents)
- a visit from said friends tomorrow
- seeing how excited Sverre was to play with his cousin's three kittens

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Things I don't like lately

- a feverish Sverre

Wednesday, 31 January 2018

January stories

January 1, 2018 still life. Not pictured: seven energetic children and six tired parents.

Good morning 2018! Nothing has changed so far; waking up a little too early, requesting a liver pâté sandwich for breakfast.

Wednesday 7 am: breakfast and coffee all by myself before the rest of the family wake up. Morning bliss!

Christmas party weekend in Oslo with Sølve's company. Hotel morning sleep in. The very best breakfast, in the company of the very best husband. A rare opportunity to shop by myself, all by myself. Also, breaking the habit of hunting all things black. Material happiness and the right details to make the experience complete; a cotton bag inside the big paper bag.

My Saturday night is wild. Not. Eating too much frozen pizza and ice cream whilst journaling plans for #iquitsweettreats (again) and getting back to my #BodyBoss workout routine. Exam, grading, exhaustion and the holidays happened, and I fell hard off my good habits. Sounds familiar? Will start tomorrow with a short workout just to get started. PS: Made a deal with Sølve that this was our last frozen pizza of the year. We agreed that a grilled cheese sandwich will do the trick when the need for carbs and melted cheese hits.

5 good things: 
• coming home to this after a long work session at uni and biking home in unexpected snowfall 
• a very productive evening of work 
• seeing how Sara’s math skills are improving 
• a (short) nap 
• fresh orange juice

To have an unexpected coffee break at home before picking up the kids.

5 good things: 
• first ride on my new bike - I love it! 
• feeling elegant in the new coat that I bought in Oslo this weekend 
• big hugs from Sverre and Sara 
• roasted vegetables and avocado for lunch 
• the effect sun and fresh air have on my mood

A quick, windy Sunday stroll on the beach. The perfect way to fight off cabin fever.

Sunday afternoon sledging with the very best visitors // post sledging mitten situation

hanging out with my sister - sans kids 🙏🏻

cousins - one year apart yet geographically so far apart 

Trying to make proper dinner plans for the week. Happy to walk in the sun and daylight. Annoyed by dark mornings, rain and heavy traffic. Longing to get back to my biking and workout routines. Little visitors and happy meals.

Big sister has started doing gymnastics two times a week. Little brother really wants to join in with the big girls.

The snack box routine is back on!

5 good things: 
• sun! 
• a productive afternoon of work 
• grocery haul with Sverre who was in a good mood 
• Sara’s newfound interest in chess 
• fresh shrimps in a salad of lettuce, alfalfa sprouts, radish sprouts (new to me), avocado, cucumber, a squeeze of lemon + white wine and “The Crown” to start the weekend

Monday mood: three of four family members are recovering from the stomach flu. Gathering energy to take a shower.

That feeling when you slowly feel your energy level return after a tough round of the stomach flu 🙌🏻 // This was taken Saturday morning. Today is Tuesday, it’s 7 degrees Celsius and the rain is washing away all the snow as we speak.

Oh Bergen! The briefest visit yet filled to the brim with memories.

traces of them // 5 good things: 
• walking to uni in 3:30 pm daylight (it’s slowly returning!) 
• taking photos in daylight 
• a productive evening of work at uni (no studies though) 
• homemade raspberry jam (by my mother-in-law) on whole grain pumpkin seed bread 
• romaine lettuce and fresh coriander mixed with my roasted vegetables (sweet potato, Brussel sprouts, beetroot, green bell pepper, aubergine and broccoli) for lunch

When your daughter (6) sets the chess board up for a match and you find yourself both proud for her newfound interest yet reluctant to play because you haven't played since you were 12.

our first visit since we moved - his first visit ever // bonus: three kittens

sun flare // lamp flare 

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This might be the 2018 version of the "life, week x" posts that I have been doing since 2014. Time for a change; a change that still keeps my memories, but takes less of my time. 



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