Archive | August, 2013

Moments Of Joy

28 Aug

Spencer is never happier than when he can run around freely, and his joy is so contagious! We’ve been playing and running around in the park today, and that makes one happy dog!

But of course, we enjoy our moments inside as well. He likes to cuddle up by my feet while I’m in bed, which I don’t mind a single bit 🙂 I’m currently rereading the A Song of Ice and Fire-series, and since my room is really starting to come together now it’s so much nicer to spend some time there than it used to be. Will probably post quite a few pictures of it when I feel it’s finished.

SpencerSpencer out!

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We’ve got a visitor!

27 Aug

Today we went to visit the owners of lovely Spencer and Modesty, which is always nice, and took Spencer back home with us for a couple of days. He needed dog sitters, and we’re always ready to welcome him into our home! He’s already settled in and seems to be enjoying himself, and we can’t stop doting on him.

Modesty, the little Pomeranian didn’t come with us, but I still had to snap quite a few pictures of her before we went. She’s such a cutie 🙂

Modesty hiding under the sofa.

Modesty hiding under the sofa.

Modesty under the sofa.

Modesty under the sofa.

Lovely Spencer

Lovely Spencer

What's up?

What’s up?

Bit tired.

Bit tired.

Aaand settled it at our place.

Aaand settled in at our place.

It’ll be very nice having a dog here again for a litte while. Especially Spencer, who is so well behaved and cuddly. Even though August is almost at an end, the weather is still really good, so we’ll try to get some really nice trips  with him while it’s still sunny and nice. Starting now 😉

 

Hidden Treasures

23 Aug

I’ve spent the day going through some old stuff hidden away in my closet, and I found so many old drawings, paintings, diplomas and drawing books from school (I went to Waldorf school where we made our own books by writing and illustrating). Hidden treasures! So many things I can’t throw away, there are so many memories attached to them, and a few of them are actually quite nice!

Of course I just had to show them off 😉

Moving Back to Sarpsborg

23 Aug

Phew! Last night we arrived back in Sarpsborg after a week in Trøndelag, and with all of my stuff from my old place. We spent about 8 hours on the road with one stop, so I’m quite over car trips for the moment..

It feels quite weird having moved back to Sarpsborg after 3 years in Trondheim, but I’ll get used to it. I know I’ll move back eventually, as my heart does belong to Trondheim, it’s such a wonderful city and I spent so many important childhood years there. But right now it feels good staying here, eventhough I’m gonna visit up north a lot the following year, I have so many amazing friends there that I need to be with.

The car we drove was absolutely loaded yesterday, we couldn’t even have fitted one more tiny pillow in it! Luckily it was just enough space for my things. And now it’s all unloaded in my room, and I’m dreading the unpacking.. Where am I gonna put it all???

My old room in Trondheim after packing absolutely all my stuff and cleaning it. So empty!

Fully loaded!

Fully loaded!

And beneath is (some of) said stuff stuffed in my room here in Sarpsborg!

Sarpsborg 1

Sarpsborg 2

I think I’m gonna need to work on some clever space saving solutions..

A Trip to Frosta

20 Aug

Thursday afternoon my mum and I began the trip up to Trondheim, staying one night at Lillehammer first, to pack my stuff and clean out my room here. We arrived on Friday and started working right away, as there was a lot (still is) of stuff that needed to be packed in boxes. After all, I’ve been living here for over two years, so I have quite a lot of stuff!

It was so nice coming back to Trøndelag (the county) again, especially seeing friends after a long summer. I even found the time to party a bit on Saturday night 😉 The day after I went to Frosta, a small town an hour north from Trondheim. My mum had already been there a day. It’s her homeplace, and where her family is from, so I’ve spent a lot of time there as a kid on weekends and holidays, so it was so nice finally going there again. It’s been way too long since the last time, after my grandparents died and we moved to Sarpsborg we didn’t have as much reason to visit often. We have to go a lot more freqently in the future! It was a bit bittersweet though, to go there and see where the family’s old farm house used to be, as it has sadly been demolished. It’s so incredibly sad, it was such a beatuiful old building, from the mid-1600s and so full of memories. It’s still seems quite unreal that it’s not there anymore.

In other ways Frosta hasn’t changed much though, it’s still as beatiful as I remember it to be.

The monastery ruins on Tautra

The monastery ruins on Tautra

A view over Frosta in the evening sun

A view over Frosta in the evening sun

Lunch at Frosta

Lunch at Frosta

Lunch at Frosta

Lunch at Frosta

Of course we had to visit my grandparent's grave and put some new flowers there.

Of course we had to visit my grandparent’s grave and put some new flowers there.

Logtun Church

Logtun Church

Logtun Church

Logtun Church

Logtun

Logtun

Tinghaugen - the site of an early Norwegian court

Tinghaugen – the site of an early Norwegian court

Where the house should have been..

Where the house should have been..

The Big Cleanup!

14 Aug

The last couple of days I’ve gotten the urge to really tidy up and clear out a lot of old stuff from my room, like old school papers, writing blocks, notepads, old comics and books that I never read anymore. They simply take up too much space, especially since my mum and I are driving up to Trondheim on friday to get all of my stuff down here, which is quite a lot. Therefore I’m hoping to have cleared out as much as possible until then.

And holy crap there’s a lot of stuff! I spent hours sorting through old papers and stuff from school, to find out what could be thrown away and what I should keep. I’ve kept so many tests and essays from the last years of secondary school, and that’s quite a lot!

I also decided to give away all my old reading stuff like the Goosebumps series and old Donald pockets. Hopefully they will make some young kids happy. I try to throw away as little as possible, if you can donate it away that’s always the best option!

Also, my mum and I finally cleared out the hallway as well, where we had stuff like broken TV-screens and other things just taking up space. We loaded the car and away to the junkyard we went! Such a feeling of relief to finally get that over with, we’ve been putting it off for ages.

Just some of my old school stuf.

Just some of my old school stuf.

More and more..

More and more..

To be given away.

To be given away.

Goodbye old Donald pockets. We've had great times.

Goodbye old Donald pockets. We’ve had great times.

Had to keep my Animorphs books though, so many memories.

Had to keep my Animorphs books though, so many memories.

And away we goooo!

And away we goooo!

Made me feel quite productive, though there’s still quite a bit left to sort through. Sigh..

Mugshots

12 Aug

I woke up to the sound of thunder this morning, which I don’t mind at all. There’s something quite cozy and atmospheric about thunder, and you don’t have to feel bad for wrapping yourself in a blanket and park yourself in front of the screen with a cup of tea. One of the most important things you can do (actually the most important thing in the wolrd) to maximise the cozy feeling is to have a mug that matches your current mood. I’m starting to get quite the collection of cool mugs that are VERY me, even though a few of them are still in my place in Trondheim. Will go and get all my stuff on Friday!

Fire yndlinger nå for tida.

Denne fikk jeg av broren min i bursdagsgave. Er den ikke kul?

Mikke Mus
Tangled

I think I’m simply a collector type of person when I find stuff I like. Like Disney films and cool mugs. I’m guessing I’m not the only one though? 😉