What on earth was I thinking??

Todays post in English

No matter which window Look out of

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I see the sea

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but not just the sea

I see life at sea

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Boats

surfboards

Noisy water scooters

Beautiful sailboats

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a heron flying by from time to time..

…with its awkward elegancy

seagulls screaming out loud

Terns plunging down looking like acrobatic planes

and oystercatchers strolling around on their little ledge..

 

 

I see Storøya = «Big Island»

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where the goats, who now live at Fløyen ( our mountain in the city with a cable car going up), use to live…

Now some sheep has moved there instead…

Somebody has to eat the grass to keep it from overgrowing….

but the goats overdid it a bit….they also ate peoples lunches when they came visiting…

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I miss the goats I have to admit…

Not because I enjoyed them being so annoyingly intrusive when we tried to relax in the sun…

but because I remember my mother in law said she loved to see them climbing around on the Island and hear them from her kitchen window..

 

Actually it is my mother in law I am missing… ❤

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I see mountains I have climbed many times

and that I now can get to, walking from my own house..

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I see the sun dive into the sea….or at least down back the mountains in the horisont

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Even in my display cabinet the sun and the sea reflects

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Yes I know I am braging

and constantly talk about my new home and magnificent view…

but I cant help it…

I am acting like a love-struck teenager…

but that is exactly how I feel…

Now I cant believe that I wanted us to live in my house?

and sell his..

What on earth was I thinking?

To be fair, it didnt look this before the renovation…

But how could I not see the potential?

Whatever….I am just glad I came to my senses…

This is our home now

This is were we are going to live

and I am looking forward to the rest of my life..

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with the worlds best view and boyfriend…

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HAVE A GLORIOUS WEEK EVERYBODY

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1-2-3- new bedroom!!

The latest post in English

After sleeping here for a couple of weeks

we were super ready to get us a new bedroom….

no door and a lot of stuff  in every available space

We had planned to paint the bedroom our self

BUT….

the painter had done such a good job on our living room .

and he was not expensive either

….and very quick….

Also there was a lot of «green hands» on the walls that probably would demand several coats of paint….

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And we had planned to paint everything…

roof – walls and floor..

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It didnt take much to persuade our self to ask the painter to do this as well

And in just a couple of days, the room was ready to move into 🙂

It is a bit smaller than the one we had in my house….

but the hole idea is to down size, so thats just fine 🙂

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We chose to have one wall in black just to get some contrast to the white roof, walls and floor

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Even though it isn`t a very big room, we get around the bed just fine and there is enough room to put clothes in and out of the wardrobes

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Having clothes and shoes for two people we do need some wardrobe space – and that makes the room a bit more crowded, but I think it worked out just fine

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From our bedroom we see the gravel road that leads up to the main road. We will put up a new fence there, the old one was totally rotten

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Hope you liked it – but most importantly we do!  🙂

With my back hurting and not working these days, there isn`t much I can do….

But keeping track of the workers building the new terrace is something I can manage!

And that is needed – as I wanted it done the day before they started 🙂

Have a great Sunday everybody!

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❤ ❤ ❤

 

Look what I found!!!

Todays post in English

I have googled and searched all over the net

I was willing to pay quite a lot

Also for shipping if that was necessary

from other cities….. or countries for that matter….

It is amacing how possessed I can get when working on a  project..

I was considering different types…

Like this one;

 

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But I think that is to much laying down….

The danger is that we will never go to bed….we would feel that we are already there …

No, I wanted a chair to sit in,  with something to rest the legs on…

I actually liked the ones we had

They were big and comfy

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the red totally crashed with the orange fireplace

but I thought I could sew new upholstery

well I would`nt do it myself of course

Me who got my teacher so upset that she said:

«oh Janecke I think maybe woodworking would be better for you»

that was after I had broken several needles in the sewing machine…..

and sewn trough my thumb…

and thats only when trying to make a  sample patch

 

…..I had also tried to nit a hem on a sweater……

but when you are more into talking with your friends than paying attention to wether the last stich were a nit or a purl  the hem does´nt turn out very well….

No! I know my limits so I had planned to get someone to do it for meg…

BUT…..

they turned out to be way to big for our tv living room

So I drove to every furniturestore in Bergen…..

two called; Bohus and Skeidar….

but they had the more traditional stressless chairs….

 

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And even though they have modernized them some….

and the sitting comfort is very good..

It was a bit to much 1980 for me…..

You see…… the stressless from the 80`s dont hold many good memories for me

We had 3 chairs in front of our TV growing up

The newest chair was my moms

the one not so new was my dads

and the one getting ready to be thrown out was my brothers

and what was left?

yeah….. the footstool

and that was mine… 😦

try sitting on that for a hole evening of TV  not having anything to rest your back against….

I went to the Danish shop; Bolia

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Well…

Would be nice if I was pissed at my boyfriend and didnt want to see him at all….

But no

a bit to antisocial for me this chair…

reminds me of those blinders that they use on horses…

I went to another store called; Berle

and there I found a chair that would fit perfectly in our livingroom

very good to sit in

like sinking into a pillow….

and great looking I thought

 

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But the boyfriend freaked out when he heard the price…

21 000 Norwegian kroners (Nkr) for one chair

wich is approximately 2343,-  euro or 2593,-  US dollar

and that would be 42 000 Nkr……… because we needed two. of course…

But I was as I said, willing to pay quite a lot to get the right chairs…

and had already made up my mind…

But than we went to IKEA to buy wardrobe for the bedroom…

I had`nt even consider looking for chairs there..

but

TAAADAAAAAA!!!!!

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we found this!!!

I really liked it alot!!

a totally different price 🙂

and it was really good to sit in

Maybe not the «sinking into a pillow» feeling

but close enough!

They even had a footstool

So we bought it

Nice??

 

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I AM SUPER HAPPY

🙂 🙂 🙂

And now it is the bedroom next

Cant wait to go to sleep in a room with a door…

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and find my clothes in a draw and not a suitcase!

Have a great Tuesday everybody

«Its going to be a sunny one in Bergen!!»

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NEW LIVING ROOM!!!!!

Yesterdays post in English

If I am being honest……..

And I should be…

I really didnt like the living room in my boyfriends house…

It was not easy to furnish…

Long and narrow….

And the fireplace was absolutely no favorite…..

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It took to much space..

The bedroom right next to the living room, only had a little window, but we knew that the big wall hid a great view…

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So we started to tear it down.

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Or we….

I pointed

And the boyfriend did…. 🙂

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Or as I like to say:

«You work

And I’ll just stand here looking pretty»

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Its not such a bad Idea to find out if the wall has more than one function….

…like separate two rooms and keeping the roof from falling down…

If thats the case you have an excellent excuse to put a «dancing-pole» in the living room 🙂

🙂 🙂 🙂

 

BUT LOOK AT THIS VIEW!!!

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This is just a part of the living room

The new part…

We also have the TV part of the living room  with a new fireplace!!

The coolest fireplace in the world if you ask me 😁

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But this part lack the right chairs, so thats my next project….

We have 2 large red chairs that dont fit at all with the orange fireplace…

They are really good to sit in, but they are simply to big and to red…

So I am looking for 2 new chairs with a small table between them

I will show you when I find the right ones….

The  bedroom is soon done as well – so pay attention!!

Have a great week coming up!!

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THANK YOU!!!

Todays post in English

Thank you so much for my 2 eyes

With them I can see the natures beautiful colors, great mountains and sunset that takes my breath away..

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With them I have been able to admire my wonderful children grow up:

Sometimes I let them rest at my good looking boyfriend:

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Other times they are glowing with love when our eyes meet

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With them I can execute my work with precision and awareness;

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With them I can follow my golfball when I hit it far away…

and I do hit it far….😁😁🏌🏌

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With them I have read tonns of books and used them critically on my own writings..

With them I can detect danger…

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….show my friends that I care

…..see others pain and express compassion and empathy

…..see wrongs and unjustice

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With them I can express anger, love and happiness

With them I can see the good in people:

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With them I can cry both in sorrow and in joy

And when I am tired and close them….they let me rest

 BUT!!

What has happened these last years???

Why do they refuse to read small letters?

Why does everything get blury up close???

I guess I have to except that my eyes also gets tired….

…tired from everything that I have seen and read..

So I guess I have to let them rest a bit…

Luckily I look pretty good in the aids provided 😁😁😁

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Thank you so much for my eyes and all the beauty they have – and will see!!!

I wish you all a wonderful rest of the week

…..and keep your eyes open for those beautiful everyday moments

 

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A PERFECT SUNDAY!

Todays post in English

The day started early

Went running with my sweet daughter…

who also has sign up for the Bergen City half marathon 🙂

We ran 11 km of the course, the hardest part with all the steepest slopes..

and we felt very proud afterwards…

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No matter what you do, it is who you are doing it with that really matters….

Quality time with «Limpan» makes me very happy ❤

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I gave her the nickname Limpan after a weekend trip to Stockholm were I learned that it meant white bread in Sweden. As a child she would never eat bread with»lumps» in them. 😉

I was so full of energy after this perfect morning with my daughter that I continued to run to my car ( I had planned to take the bus) I felt super-good!

And than it was straight to the beach for my weekly swim – never a Sunday without 🙂 🙂 🙂

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And now I have had a nice shower, eaten dinner and there is fire in the fireplace….

My boyfriend is waiting on the couch….so now it is time for our quality time

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A perfect Sunday!!!

LIFE IS WONDERFUL AT DAYS LIKE THIS…

I WISH YOU ALL A GREAT WEEK COMING UP

Get some quality time in there!!

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WE HAD A FALLING OUT…..

todays post in English

My own fault of course!!
Know what I should and should`nt do….
Know that no matter how busy I am – I HAVE to work out regularly
But have I???

NOPE

Have been porsponing  time and time again
Heavy lifting all the time

……………..and BAAAAM!

As it has happened before…
So today I am sharing a blog that i shared before
When I was in the same shape as now….
and the despair is as big now  – as than
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Usually we are best friends

We do everything together

Jogging

Skiing

Work out every morning

Kayaking

 

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work

play golf

ice bathing

 

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heavy lifts

loves hard physical labour

climbes mountain tops

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we have so much fun together

experiences so much

exploring the world

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challenges us self

loving life

and loving each other

 

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but sometimes you fail me

refuses to come along

tries to stop me

bokottes my plans

Whispers; «you are to old»

You down right vicious

unfair

and difficult…

 

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YES I AM TALKING ABOUT YOU MY BACK!!

Can you please pull your self toghether?

I am reaching out to you now!

swallowing my pride and taking the first step

Whispering a quiet; «can we be friends again?»

«I am sorry if I treated you badly»

«I wont do it again»

«at least not on purpose»

Remember all the fun we have when we dont fight!

What do you say?

I`ll stop being pissed

if you stop aching

DEAL?

på hender på zanzibar

AFTER ALL I DO LOVE YOU ❤

I WISH ALL MY READERS A PAINFREE WEEKEND

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