What on earth was I thinking??

Todays post in English

No matter which window Look out of


I see the sea


but not just the sea

I see life at sea




Noisy water scooters

Beautiful sailboats


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»


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…

geit på holmen

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… ❤

svigermor og meg

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I see mountains I have climbed many times

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


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



Even in my display cabinet the sun and the sea reflects


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..


with the worlds best view and boyfriend…

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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


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….


And we had planned to paint everything…

roof – walls and floor..


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 🙂


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



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


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


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


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;



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


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…


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….



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

bolia stol


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



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..




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






🙂 🙂 🙂

And now it is the bedroom next

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


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!!»






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…..


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…


So we started to tear it down.



Or we….

I pointed

And the boyfriend did…. 🙂


Or as I like to say:

«You work

And I’ll just stand here looking pretty»


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 🙂

🙂 🙂 🙂





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 😁



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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It’s alive!!!

Yesterdays post in English


We did it!

Or we isnt accurate…it was my boyfriend who figured it out to be honest

My boyfriend playing with his new toy 😀

And without reading the instruction manual….

typical men..🙄😋

Didnt even bother to learn french…

There is this «magnet thing» that we «tap on» to choose wich part of the stove to use….

…..and than spinn it to turn the heat up or down…

What happened to regular switches??

Think  I’ll manage to….

If not…… the boyfriend has to get up earlier to make me breakfast…..


Maybe I wont manage after all…😜😁😁

But thats not all………

«Something» is coming up from our countertop as well…..




The kitchen fitter ……. obviously thought he had done an excellent job and wanted to show us how well it worked…..

So he held a piece of paper in front of it…..

It worked…..😒😒

…and the paper disapeared into the fan 🙄😮

Luckily a quite embarrassed …… managed to pick it back out…. 👍😀

So now both our kitchen and livingroom are almost done and the new project; our bedroom is being started.

But come friday and youll get to see our new livingroom with fantastic view in every window

Have a great last part of the week



We are renovating our new home!

Moving into a new home…

My boyfriends childhood home, were he has buildt a new floor on top (years before we met)

So now its a horizontal semi-detached house.

His sister living downstairs….

Lukcily we get along just great..

Are good friends..

meg og benedikte

If not this would have been interesting…

But to make this our home….we will renovate the hole apartment…wich is absolutely needed!

We tore down the kitchen…



Did it ourselves 😊

And sold it trough Internet..

Yes!….people do buy old kitchens…

And than we got a new kitchen😁

but we did not put that up ourselves





The problem is that the appliances are so fancy that we haven`t figured out how to work them yet…

The instruction manual is fortunately in French, so we dont have to read that….🤔

This morning I was going to make myself an omelet for breakfast….I did manage to get the stove on, but either maximum or minimum heat…

So I had to choose between a scorched omelet or a luke warm eggnog 🙄

The ventilator is in the countertop and will raise up when we push one button, but it isn`t connected to power yet so it stays exactly were it is…..the fumes from a scorched omelet therefor went out the porch door instead….and maybe some into my boyfriend sleeping, in our bedroom that is still missing a door…


But we are really happy with the result so far and are looking forward to everything is in place.

I am sure we will find a manual in Norwegian or English…..if not we will have to take a quick course in French 😁

On friday you`ll get to see how great an old bedroom turned out as part of our new living-room …….with a beautiful view!

Have a great start of a new week!


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