Saturday, 31 August 2013

Saturday/Shopping outfit

Dress: vintage, I'm guessing from the 60s
Belt: from h&m, 
Shoes: Moheda toffeln
Glasses: Chanel
Plus hair that should be recoloured and maybe even brushed...

Friday, 30 August 2013

Friday top five: What to watch on TV on a rainy day (or "5 reasons why I love BBC")

Autumn is on it way, and even if autumn and summer isn't all that different here in Stavanger (not so warm, a lot of rain...) I still kind of like it when this time of year comes around. I mean, it's not that I don't approve of being able to walk outside without tights, to sit in the sunshine and drink wine or to work in the garden, it's just, well... I really, really like to sit inside watching movies too... and I always feel a bit bad when I do it and it's sunshine and 20 degrees outside. Plus it's great when I get to wear tights to my skirts and dresses again, because then I don't have to shave my legs as frequently... Anyway, I digress. This Friday top Five is a recommendation to all of you that don't know how you want to spend those rainy days to come. Watch some TV!

Sherlock (mini-series)
Best interpretation of Sherlock Holmes ever. Not that many episodes, but very high quality. Can't wait for season 3. I plan on re-watching them soon.

Doctor Who
Yep, couldn't resist it. It took about 3 episodes of season 1 and I was hooked. Science-fiction/time traveler series including (among everything else) a flying blue box. My favourite Doctor is still David Tennant, but I'm curious about number 12. Has been my "breakfast-show" since I started working again after summer.

Graham Norton Show
All fun, all the time. Talk show with the biggest starts and funniest comedians. I laugh all the time. Works very well with a glass of wine and a friend.

Top Gear
I haven't got the slightest interest in cars, but this show is so much more than a car-show. Pure entertainment. Me and A watch has seen most of the recorded episodes.

One of my idols is Stephen Fry, and I'm not sure I would watch it without him, but this humor-show is hilarious and crazy. A lot of the same people that appear on Graham Norton show a lot is here as well.

Tardis, is that you?

Today as I walked out of the office I heard the Tardis. Then I realized it was only a bird and I got so disappointed.

Wednesday, 28 August 2013

Blue french

I experimented with a new kind if French manicure today.

Tuesday, 27 August 2013

This is what happened

Also it turned into a monkey.

Monday, 26 August 2013

Maybe you can't buy happiness but you can buy books and cookies

Today I had kind of a crappy day, because:
1: it was Monday
2: I didn't get enough sleep after coming home late from the Robbie Williams concert yesterday
3: I felt sort of useless at work
4: I was hungry
5: when I got home I realized that I had forgotten my keys

Luckily our house is really close to the shopping area in Stavanger so I could fall back on some retail therapy to cheer me up while waiting for A to get home. After exploring the new book- and game store in town I felt way happier and add a stop at a coffee shop to that and I can hardly remember what I was sad about. 

Sunday, 25 August 2013

Hello Robbie

So tonight I ended up at a Robbie Williams concert with T! We're just waiting for it to start, and I'm excited to see what will happen to the giant Robbie-face once the concert starts.... Maybe it will sing?

it's still summer

I keep forgetting. And I keep thinking I should pack my summer-dresses and shorts away because I always think that as soon as the summer-holiday is over, autumn begins. But no. Today our garden felt even more like summer than all of July.

Tuesday, 20 August 2013

does this weight-belt make me look fat?

On Saturday it was finally time for me to try out my new free-diving gear. A and I went with two of our friends to an island 45 minutes drive away (and 2 suuuuuper long tunnels under the fjords). And then on with the wet suit, weight belt, fins and in the water we went! Oh and yes, a mask and snorkel is good too.

Next time I'm going to use more led so that I can actually go under the water without struggling so much (a thick wet suit is better than a life vest...) but over all I really enjoyed it! Except for getting sea sick. Oh well. The guys found a bunch of scallops so we had some really fresh ingredients for dinner that night. Yum.

Sunday, 11 August 2013

The new hair

Upon request from my dear friend L, here's a picture of me and my new hair. Oh, the joy of going to a hair-dresser in Sweden than Norway - so much cheaper, and still good!
dress with apples from

Friday, 9 August 2013

Reaching new heights

T and I explored a new place in Stavanger yesterday on our hour-and-a-half long evening walk. This is Vålandstornet, and as usual every time I get up on a hill in Stavanger I realize that the city-layout is so far from how I imagine. Stuff isn't where they should be!

Thursday, 8 August 2013


As I was walking home from work today I realized how much I like my new sandals from Modcloth. So much, actually, that I had to stop in the middle of the road to take a picture of my feet. That's high praise! Mint-coloured sandals, why haven't I had that before?

Wednesday, 7 August 2013

Morocco, Morocco

Today I had my first day back at work after my summer vacation. To help with that I'm going to bombard this place with photos from our amazing trip to Taghazout, Morocco. We spent a week taking surf lessons (we were both novices) and doing yoga at the Taghazout Villa, organized by SurfMaroc. Definitely one of my best trips ever, I SO recommend going there.

the feel of sand between my toes, and sand flip-flops

looking out over the waves, that I am going to master...
Having a lesson with Illyas
starting out slow (photo by Chris Mather)


My travelling companion and best boyfriend.

One of the terraces at the Villa
 yoga-class with a view of the sun sinking into the Atlantic
followed by a tasty dinner in great company with our hosts from SurfMaroc and the other guests
back in the water!
(photo by Chris Mather)
getting up (photo by Chris Mather)
Day-trip to Paradise Valley
It was hot
And then there was an oasis!

Night time bbq
(photo by Chris Mather)

Getting better (photo by Chris Mather)
Getting good (photo by Chris Mather)
Uaaaaah!  the beach at the Villa
A at the front of the door to our room
The last breakfast with the gang