Tag Archives: Trøndelag

Happy Days!

21 Jun

Hello!! I know I haven’t updated in ages, but I actually have some very good reasons. I’ve been quite busy lately, but it’s been a good kind of busy. And one of the main reasons for that is that I’ve got a job!!! 😀

So yeah, this is pretty big for me. As I’ve written about earlier I’ve had a really crappy year, and lots of shitty things happening in my life, and it’s been made worse by me not having much to do, but then again not being able to do much either. So the vicious circle started! I’ve now gotten out of the circle though, and the last month has been sooo so good. There has been so many good news lately, I achieved a lot and I’m feeling great. And I love my job! It’s in a bookshop, so I’m surrounded by things I love, I know a lot about the products we sell, and the work environment is great. I even get free reading examples of books that aren’t published yet, how cool is that! Even makes up for the silly outfit and wig I had to wear on Thursday 😉

Work Clown

Work Clown

I’ll be working there from now through July, which brings me to some more good news. I’ve found a place to live in Oslo, where I’ll start studying in August, it’s a student home in a brand new building, where I even get my own bathroom. Not used to such luxury when studying 😉 I’ll have the room from July 1st so I’ll travel in to Oslo to start decorating and buying some cheap furniture. Can’t wait to see how it looks like, only seen the outside of it so far, which looks great. It can’t be to shabby, as it’s brand new, ey? I’m also really looking forward to starting studying again as well, it’s really exciting starting something new. For those of you who need a reminder, I was formerly studying to be a teacher, but I quit recently and am now starting a bachelor in Library- and Information Science.

Since last time I updated I’ve also been in Trondheim and Frosta for a few days, my mum, some family friends and I made a roadtrip out of it, so we travelled up the 6th of June, and back down again the 9th. The drive takes about 8-9 hours, depending on how many stops you have, but it’s a beautiful journey with some amazing nature, so it’s not as tiring as it could be. I had some really nice couple of days, visited my amazing friend Marit and also seeing lots of people I don’t see nearly enough anymore. Frosta was beautiful as always, and we were so lucky with the weather, constant sun throughout the trip. Unfortunately, I lost my camera, so I don’t have a lot of pictures to show, except the few I “stole” from my mum 😉

So yeah. I’ve been floating around on cloud 9 lately, and been keeping myself quite busy. And the last week I’ve also been watching the World Cup every day, so I kind of neglected my blog a bit 😉 No more though! I’ve read so many good books lately, and I have to review some of them here and reccomend them to others, so keep tuned for that in a few days. I hope you’re all feeling as elated as me, spread the happiness around ;D

Advertisements

A late “back from Frosta-trip”-post!

5 Oct

Wow, I have no idea how this happened, this was actually supposed to have been posted 26th of September, but for some reason it didn’t publish. Weeird.

Anyway, what I wanted to tell you quite a while ago now is that I’m back from another wonderful trip to Frosta, which is the small town my mum is originally from. I enjoyed our stay SOOO much, it was a wonderful week, we had some days with really nice weather, made yummy food and visited and got visits from old friends. There’s something about Frosta which makes me completely relaxed, I’m sure most people can relate to having somewhere that just feels like a safe haven, where life is just a bit easier. Well, that’s Frosta for me 🙂 Maybe I’ll move there when I’m a bit older?

Something I greatly appreciated was some of my good friends coming to visit me while I was there, Maren came over on the sunday, and Marit visited on Monday and stayed till the following day. We had a great time, so grateful for my friends!

The lovely house we stayed in

The lovely house we stayed in

Cooking

Cooking

A view over Frosta

A view over Frosta

Me and Maren

Me and Maren

Me and Maren

Me and Maren

A view over the island Tautra

A view over the island Tautra

"Klostergården" - A restaurant at the island Tautra, by the old monastery ruins

“Klostergården” – A restaurant at the island Tautra, by the old monastery ruins

Game night with Marit

Game night with Marit

Game night with Marit

Game night with Marit

Marit and me.

Marit and me.

Fingers crossed that I’ll be returning soon! Hey, it’s only a 9-hour car ride, right? 😉

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..