ENGLISH GARDENS

Culture

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“WHERE FLOWERS BLOOM, SO DOES HOPE,” said Lady Bird Johnson

De kjenner sine hager i dette landet. Mai er alltid en fantastisk måned i London og hvis du er i byen nå og liker blomster, så anbefaler jeg en tur til Chelsea Flower Show. Her er et par bilder jeg tok da jeg ble invitert for et par år siden. Kom mai du skjønne milde!  Engelskmennene er virkelig verdensmestere når det kommer til hager!

They know their gardens in this country. May is always a fantastic month in London and if you’re in the city now and love flowers, then I recommend a trip to the Chelsea Flower Show. Here are a couple of pictures I took from when I was invited a couple of years ago. The English really are world champions when it comes to gardening! 

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Make the most of everything…

Fashion, Lifestyle

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BUT DON’T SETTLE FOR LESS…

Here’s a nice quote by Nelson Mandela: “There is no passion to be found playing small – in settling for a life that is less than the one you are capable of living.

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Happiness is…

Lifestyle

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TOMORROW WE CAN EAT BROCCOLI, BUT TODAY IS FOR ICE CREAM 

Det er viktig å kose seg her i livet og da kjæresten inviterte meg og barna på årets første iskrem var det bare å løpe avgårde i klikk klakkene. Jeg valgte selvfølgelig en is som matchet genseren ; )  Den stillheten som senker seg når alle er dypt opptatt av hver sin is…bedre blir det ikke. Life is like an ice cream, enjoy it before it melts!

It’s important to make room for ‘hygge’ in life and when my boyfriend invited the kids and I out for this summer’s first ice cream we ran as fast as we could in our summer shoes. Of course I picked a cornetto that matched my sweater ; ) That silence when everyone is deeply into their ice cream…doesn’t get any better. Life is like an ice cream, enjoy it before it melts. 

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Royal Wedding

Lifestyle

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BRING OUT THE TEA!!!

Eller skål med champagne for den slags skyld. Er det flere som sitter foran TV’en og ser på Amal Clooney og Victoria Beckham og tenker at ‘Jeg må skaffe meg noen av de hattene.’ Jeg tror jeg skal bringe litt mere champagne inn i livet mitt fra nå av, mere blomster og fine kjoler. Litt mere glitter, glam og masse confetti ; )

Or open the champagne for that matter. Is anyone else sitting in front of the TV watching Amal Clooney and Victoria Beckham, thinking that ‘I have to start wearing hats.’ I think I’ll bring a little more champagne into my life from now on, more flowers and nice dresses. More glitz, glam and confetti ; ) 

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Happy Birthday Norway!

Culture, Fashion

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RED, WHITE AND BLUE 

Gratulerer med dagen!

The French have The Bastille Day, Americans have 4th of July, the Irish have St.Patricks day and the Norwegians have their 17th of May. I’ve often been asked what’s up with the Norwegians and their flag? And the first things that come to my mind are A: Freedom and B: The party is where the flag is. Wish you all a happy 17th of May! PS: This is a day where you’re allowed to eat as many hot dogs and as much ice cream as your stomach can handle ; ) 

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London’s most popular shoe

Fashion

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GUCCI DREAMS

Jeg ser disse skoene gå rundt med den ene damen etter det andre i gatene her i London og jeg har sååå lyst på. ‘Law of attraction’ sier at man tiltrekker seg det man tenker på, så kanskje disse plutselig går til døren min hvis bare jeg tenker hardt nok? ; ) Lov å håpe ; ) Kan kjøpes her.

These shoes are walking around with one lady after another here in London and I want them really baaadly. ‘Law of attraction’ says that you attract what you think about, so maybe these will walk to my door if I think hard enough? ; ) One is allowed to hope ; ) Can be bought here.

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OUR HOUSE

Lifestyle

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A BRICK HOUSE WITH A RED DOOR

Vi gikk en spontan tur på Søndag og kjøpte spontant et hus. Bare tulla! Men en dag skjer det nok, så jeg smiler som om jeg allerede har kjøpt det ; )

We went for a spontaneous walk on Sunday and spontaneously bought a house. Just kidding! But it’ll probably happen someday, so I’ll just smile as if we already bought it ; )

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SLOW AND STEADY WINS THE RACE

Fashion, Lifestyle

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HURRY SLOWLY 

For tiden øver jeg meg i kunsten å skyndte seg langsomt. Det ville jo være fantastisk hvis man kunne dele seg i to, tenke med tre hoder, skrive med fire armer og galloppere gjennom gatene som en god arbeidshest, eller som han faunen i Narnia, men det kan jeg ikke. Det jeg kan gjøre er å gå, steg for steg og passe på at jeg ikke snubler på veien.

I’m totally practising the art of hurrying slowly. It would be great to split in half, to think with two heads, write with four arms and gallop through the streets like a good workhorse or like that faun in Narnia, but I can’t, but I can walk, step by step and make sure that I don’t stumble on the way. 

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My fave meditation podcast on spotify

Beauty

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THE ADULT CHAIR

Jeg prøver å være en snill pike og snille piker må ta vare på seg selv, så nå og da setter jeg med ned og hører på The Adult Chair med Michelle Chalfant på spotify. Helt klart min favoritt meditasjons guide. Meditasjon nummer 12, den som heter: A Cleansing Meditation for the Empath, får meg ofte til å føle meg ekstra voksen ; )  Og hvis du synes det blir litt vel alternativt innimellom, så skjønner jeg det. Selv lukker jeg bare øynene og tenker at dette er helt normalt i L.A.

I try to be a good girl and good girls need to take care of themselves, so every now and then I step into The Adult Chair with Michelle Chalfant, my favourite meditation guide on spotify. The one called A Cleansing Meditation for the Empath often makes me feel extra grown-up ; ) And if you think it’s a bit too alternative from time to time, then I totally understand; I just close my eyes and think that this is completely normal in L.A. 

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