December 6, 2011

December 5, 2011

Sending out some happy wishes

Almost done with writing the Christmas cards for this Christmas. I have written nine, and have four left to write. I'm looking forward to go put them in the red mail box later or tomorrow. And then I'm done with number eleven!

I really don't like to celebrate Christmas, and for me it should be a tradition to go abroad for the holidays. This year me and my mum will spend two weeks in Tenerife, and last year I was in Morocco for a week. As I don't have any special traditions for Christmas here in Norway (with divorced parents, and siblings who have their own established families, there isn't much to build traditions on), I don't see any problems with going away. I keep saying to myself that when I get my own family with kids and all, then I will start celebrating again. But for now, I'll spend the holidays with travelling :)

Merry Christmas to all of you, whether you celebrate it the traditional way or don't celebrate at all :)

November 30, 2011


I finished my third exam today, and now I only have one exam left for this semester. Yey! :)

Yesterday I rediscovered my Flickr-account. I had totally forgotten about it, but when I found it I decided I should organize it and USE it from now on. Let's see how that goes...

November 27, 2011

Right now.

This is what my bed looks like right now:

This has been one of the best Saturdays in a long time. I have practically been living in my bed for all day, reading for my exam, crocheting, listening to music (Sånn ca House + Rebecca & Fiona – I Love You, Man + Souldrop – Prelude EP) and watching Private Practice <3

I listened to my favourite radio show, Christine, at my favourite radio station, for two hours, and she gave me tickets to their Christmas table next Friday!! I'm going to a celebrity party! Oslo, here I definitely come! I'm looking forward!

November 24, 2011

Exam is over us

You know you have an upcoming exam when... spend more time checking Facebook than you ever have. don't take the time to go to the gym. barely have time to eat.
...your reading or working breaks are going to the store for refills. get high from RedBull. are having a collection of simple pencil drawings.
...your room looks like a mess. spend way too much money on sweets, RedBull and food you don't really want. don't remember how your real life is supposed to be.

Oh, how we love exams <3

November 21, 2011

Week 46

Last week...

I crocheted a cap (or headwear or whatever it is called in English...):

I made lasagne for my roomies:

With homemade garlic breads: 
And with that I can cross of one of the points on my "25 before 26"-list.

I found our house in Google maps:

I started organizing my photos on my computer:

I was supposed to write a post about my "quote-book". #18 in my "25 before 26"-list.
(Bought on Etsy)

(Bought on

I also was at a Christmas table at Tuesday,
worked at the studenthouse at Friday, when Datarock was playing their concert,
got my result for the exam I had some weeks ago,
and I had my mum visiting.

November 15, 2011

I wish for... Winter 2011/-12

This post is for Christine.

I could've put in a lot more wishes, like a sewing machine or some dresses, but I'm keeping it low budg for Christine, as we don't put too much money in our presents. After all, it's not about the money remember...

(Click on the image for larger version)

1. "Fenomen" floating candles from IKEA, kr. 35,- / 2. Tea from Whittard: Cherry Blossom, Moroccan Mint and Strawberry & Orange / 3. Greg Mortenson - Tre kopper te (Three cups of tea) / 4. Johan Harstad - Buzz Aldrin, hvor ble det av deg i alt mylderet? (Buzz Aldrin, what happened to you in all the confusion?) / 5. Lonely Planet's travelbooks "...on a shoestring", in order of priority: Africa, South East Asia, Central America, South America, Australia & New Zealand, USA & Canada (I would love for them to be used/second hand, I love used books) / 6. Facial scrub from The Body Shop / 7. "Kassett" DVD-boxes from IKEA, kr. 39,- for two

I also made a wishlist at Etsy <3

November 13, 2011

...having a dog that I can take out for long walks. teenage years. Even though I didn't have the best teenage years, I still miss them. in a city, instead of some small village.
...having a full time job. friends in other cities.
...the relationship I had with my father when I was a kid.

Sunday = Funday?


Every Sunday here in Sogndal, we take a bath in the Sognefjord. Today was my fifth time since August, and it's actually not as cold as you should think. Even though it's November, rainy and in Norway. There is snow on the mountains, and my bed is warm and cozy. But still. It's actually not that bad.

The rest of the day, I will be living in my bed just watching series :)

Picture from Oct. 30.

November 10, 2011

Massage = Check!

After a lot of stress and tension the last weeks, I decided to go for a massage to loosen up. I know there is someone here in Sogndal that does massages, but I decided to go to Hafslo, about 20 minutes by bus from here. I think it's good to come out from my daily environment sometimes as well, and even though it isn't far, it feels like a small trip anyway. 

The sun was shining today, and I was smiling. I was thinking about how this day is so typical what I like about the fall here in Norway. We wake up every morning, exited to see the weather (is it rain? Snow? Sun?) and to feel how cold it is outside. We put on our warm coats before we get out, but as the sun still feels a bit warm, we open it and enjoy every sunbeem we can get. There is a special charm about the fall.


Every time I go to a massage therapist, I feel like they can see into my soul. They feel my tension, my feelings, my subconscious, and the give me advice. Today she told me I was not nice enough to myself. I shouldn't try to always satisfy other's expectations to me. I should listen to what I need, and what I want to do, and do it more often. I hadn't had the best childhood, I have had some lack of love in my life. But the love I have been missing, I will transmit to others. I have some waste in my body, so I should try to drink a lot more water, and  slow down on the coffee. 

She is absolutely right.

And that's one of the things I like about massages. 

The rest of the day I will be relaxing, reading, listening to classical music, and dream about vacations in South-Africa and Asia.


View from BesteBakken down on Hafslovatnet (Lake of Hafslo).

My list of classical music in Spotify: Leseliste Lesehest

November 8, 2011

I like...

...a long hot shower in the evening, followed by body lotion on newly shaved legs and blowing my hair dry with the hair dryer, while listening to the radio <3

My desktop

My motivation for saving money.
The lions on this picture are so cute I want to kiss them! As me and a friend of mine have been talking about going to Africa to work with wild animals there, mainly lions, I need to have a motivator for saving. I thought this picture was perfect. Can you imagine having these two close up, being able to touch them, smell them and kiss them? <3

I also like to have as little as possible on my desktop wall. It makes it easier to have an overview of what I need to do, and I don't think it's necessary to have all kind of programs that I rarely use, on my desktop wall. I here have only the programs I use, and the documents I need to finish or use often, and the folders that are most important. Actually, I see now that I can remove some of them...

November 7, 2011

#6 - A letter to my mum

I had some things to get off my chest, and now I did it, I wrote a letter to my mum and told her about my money issues :/ So I guess I will recieve a phone call later this week... This will go with the mail tomorow...


With love <3

October 31, 2011

"On my dying day"

Lay down your broken head
I can see you cry away your life
Fall like you fell from grace
Soft, but sweetly say
This is my dying day

And if you don't mind
I would like to
Fly far away
That's all I wanna do is
Fly far my way
That's all I'm gonna do
On my dying day

Like you never have
Take in all you can
Before the wind decides
To lead like a Mother
Don't let go of my hand
On my dying day

And if you don't mind
I would like to
Fly far away
That's all I wanna do is
Fly in my own way
Where nobody can touch me
Nobody can

I'm flying
Flying my own way
That's all I want to do
On my dying day

I'm shaken by the cold of the roses that we grow
To give our heads a happy state of mind

And all I need to know
Is where I can go
If you lock me out and leave me here to die

I will fly
Fly far away
That's all I wanna do is
Fly on
Fly in my own way
Where nobody can touch me
Nobody can

I'm flying
So far away
That's all I want to do
On my dying day
On my dying day
On my dying day

I love this song! And on my dying day I would like to fly away too...


October 23, 2011

...having a dog.
...Morocco. life in high school, or my life in Bergen, or something like that.
...many of my friends, living all over Norway and Europe.
...having faith in myself.
...the relationship I used to have with my father.
...the relationship I used to have with all of my familymembers.
...having some kind of "normal" family.
...having plans for x-mas.
...having motivation for school.


October 20, 2011

Oh joy!

I bought new books!! <3
Julie Buxbaum - The opposite of love
Khaled Hosseini - A thousand splendid suns
Paulo Coelho - The Alchymist
Heather Gudenkauf - The weight of silence
Lori Lansens - Rush home road
Gunnhild Corwin - Ida's dans (I was unable to find the English title, and I don't even know if the book is translated into English)
Harlan Coben - Gone for good

I'm looking forward to read them all!

A home without books is a body without soul.
- Marcus Tullius Cicero


October 18, 2011

My "25 before 26"-list

Inspired by Kara Haupt, Rebekah Williams and several other bloggers, I made my own list. My list of 25 things to do before I turn 26. This is just for fun, and to inspire and push myself to do some things I have been thinking about doing for a while now.

My birthday is Janyary 28th, so that means I have about 3 months, 1 week and 3 days left. Wow, that's not much at all!

Anyway, here's my list:
1. Have a new tattoo OR make a fancy header for my blog. (Money issues, depends on #12) Header here!
2. Bake breads. -> I did it!
3. Travel somewhere on my own and stay for at least one night.
4. Organize the photos in my computer, and TAKE BACKUPS!
5. Make flavoured vodka (inspired by BirdandFeather).
6. Write a letter to my mum. Done!
7. Spend a weekend in Oslo OR buy a new plant. (Money issues, depends on whether I get a job or not, see #12)
8. Make a home cooked dinner for my roomies. Here is the proof.
9. Read a book.
10. Pass all of my exams.
11. Write Christmas-cards to the people I care for. Done!
12. Get a part time job.
13. Fall in love...?
14. Take more pictures.
15. Decorate my walls with postcards.
16. Order plane tickets to England.
17. Have a theme-party. (I usually don't like themes)
18. Make a book of my favorite quotes. Yey!
19. Make an Oreo Ice cake.
20. Clean out of my closet and give away clothes I don't use.
21. Have a massage. Check!
22. Clean the entire two floors, all of the rooms (except the other bedrooms).
23. Get at least one article or post published in a large newspaper.
24. Organize my playlists in Spotify.
25. Write 5 birthday-cards.

I'm looking forward to this :)



[Copyright Elisabeth Fjellro]

October 17, 2011


To keep alive a moment at a time
But still inside a whisper to a riot
To sacrifice but knowing to survive
The first to climb another state of mind
I'm on my knees, I'm praying for a sign
Forever, whenever
I never wanna die
I never wanna die
I never wanna die
I'm on my knees
I never wanna die
I'm dancing on my grave
I'm running through the fire
Forever, whenever
I never wanna die
I never wanna leave
I never say goodbye
Forever, whenever, forever, whenever

I'm learning to walk again
I believe I've waited long enough
Where do I begin?
I'm learning to talk again
Can't you see I've waited long enough
Where do I begin?

- Foo Fighters


Bonus - day 1

One step at a time, one thing at a day.

I just got home from the library, where I found a pile of books that I needed...

I posted some cards in the postoffice, I picked up (and payed for) three new pairs of contact lenses, I made a list of birthdays to hang on my wall, I finished a letter, took a phone call that I've postponed for several days, sent an e-mail,
AND wrote a job-application!!!


Tomorrow I will get myself a job. Two things on my list:
- Deliver my application in person.
- Make a phone call to the mail distribution company here.

October 14, 2011

On my wishlist

I would love to have this photo in a very large size in my future living room... Love <3
[Picture from TamarsPhotos, Etsy]

October 13, 2011

Right now I just wish I could put my life on hold. Or skip a few weeks. Maybe rewind a few weeks, and I would have done things differently.

Right now I suck.

Right now I want things to be done, me to be happy and life to be kind.

I can't point out how much I need a vacation right now, but when I get my grant and loan this week everything goes to rent, bills and to pay down my credit card... I need a job, but I need to focus on my studies. I am doing too much already. Have to cut down on some things. Focus. The weeks should be longer and the number of hours each day should be higher. Or I could just learn to focus, and spend my hours more wisely. I should definitely learn how to prioritize and schedule my things...

Right now I suck. And I'm sick and tired.

Soundtrack of my life right now:
<3 Chill evt. Dagen derpå...
- My playlist that I listen to when I want to relax or when I'm full of emotions...
[Picture from Kind Over Matter]

October 10, 2011


[Picture from Kind Over Matter]

- I should be writing on my assignment...
- I'm listening to music from Grey's Anatomy...
- I'm drinking too much coffee, too strong...
- I wish I could just fly away, on some kind of vacation, no matter where...
- I should be getting a part-time job...
- I would like to have a fireplace or a woodburning stove...
- I miss having a boyfriend... Or this one I'm not sure of.
- I am checking out apartments in Oslo, and dream about living there...
- I have to write...

The truth!

"There's a reason I said I'd be happy alone. It wasn't 'cause I thought I'd be happy alone. It was because I thought if I loved someone and then it fell apart, I might not make it. It's easier to be alone, because what if you learn that you need love and you don't have it? What if you like it and lean on it? What if you shape your life around it and then it falls apart? Can you even survive that kind of pain? Losing love is like organ damage. It's like dying. The only difference is death ends. This? It could go on forever."
- Quote from Grey's Anatomy

This describes me. Me and my relationship to relationships. Or my thought of relationships. It freaks me out, it scares the hell out of me!

I'm afraid of loving.

Soundtrack: Coldplay - Fix You

October 2, 2011

Happy Birthday!

Happy 5th Birthday to one of the best nieces in the world, Andrine!

September 30, 2011


This is my favourite picture at the moment. My mum and one of my nephews <3

September 14, 2011

About time...

It's been five years since I had my last tattoo. And since then, I have been thinking a lot about my next one. What and where? Now I have decided to have a quote at the inside of my left underarm, but I still have some quotes to choose between. I'm pretty sure it will be one of these:

This one is made for me. I am so afraid to let go and love someone completely. Every time I fall in love, I get so scared of being hurt, that I pull myself back. I need to learn to love without fear...

The upper one is free translated something like this: "Nothing is impossible for someone who's positive." - Chinese proverb. The bottom one is not one of the quotes I want to have. I just like it so it is on my wall for inspiration :)

This one has been my favorite since before last Christmas.

Free translated: "Bad things doesn't have any meaning, but it's your challenge finding a meaning to it."
I've experienced some bad things in my life, but I've always tried to find a meaning with everything that happens...

This has become one of my favorites the last couple of weeks. 

September 13, 2011

All of these things we students do...

I was supposed to read...

But instead I wrote a letter... 

Fixed my time-schedule... 

Planned the email I should send out for "Røynda" - the student newspaper... 

Planned a course in Layout... 

Sent out a long email to the members of "Røynda"... 

And then I went outside to check for mail - ka'ching... 

I think I'll try again tomorrow...