A bag for spring…

Fashion

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BASKET BAG

Ingenting sier sommer som en god stråveske. Jeg gikk forbi disse på Golborne Road og ble så sykt fristet. Fikk så lyst til å kjøpe I Love Maman til mamma’n min, men den er nok kanskje mere min stil enn hennes. Syns de er så kule! Jeg kunne kjøpt alle sammen, men det er i sånne øyeblikk, når man lever på et stramt budsjett, at man må ta et dypt pust og tenke på stråveska man allerede har. Nå er det ikke lenge til regnet stopper og sommeren starter!

Nothing says summer like a good basket bag. I walked by these on Golborne Road and was really tempted. Really  wanted to buy the I Love Maman for my mum, but I think it might be more my style then hers. They’re so cool! I could have bought all of them, but it’s in those moments, when you’re on a tight budget, that you have to take a deep breath and think about the basket bag you already have. Not long until the rain stops now and summer starts! 

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George’s Portobello Fish Bar

London, Uncategorized

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SO YOU LIKE FISH AND CHIPS? 

Me too! And I know where to go: On the corner of Portobello Road and Golborne Road you’ll find George’s Fish Bar, a pretty old-school place. Loved by Jamie Oliver and me. Even gourmet chef Alain Ducasse who runs the three star Michelin restaurant at the Dorchester Hotel loves George’s fish and chips. So now you know where to go guys. And best of all: It’s about 7£ for a plate like this. Yummy!

GLAD I FISH & CHIPS? 

Me too! Og jeg vet hvor den skal spises: På hjørnet av Portobello Road og Golborne Road finner du George’s Fish Bar. Et lite gatekjøkken som aldri endrer seg. Elsket av Jamie Oliver og meg. Selv gourmet kokken Alain Ducasse som driver restauranten hos Dorchester Hotel, med tre Michelin stjerner, elsker George’s fish and chips. Så nå vet dere hvor dere skal gå folkens. Og best av alt: En tallerken som dette koster 7£. Nam!

Trellick Tower

London, Uncategorized

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AN ICON 

We’ve moved again and this is our view. I’ve mentioned this story before, but I love it, so I’m going to tell it again. Trellick Tower was designed by the architect Ernö Goldfinger who also designed other buildings in London, amongst them 2 Willow Road. It is said that Goldfinger was a humourless man, with a nasty temperament. Both he and his designs were so hated that Ian Fleming, who wrote James Bond, named the villain Goldfinger. The Trellick Tower is 98 meters tall, with 32 storeys. It was built in 1972 and looks better in the dark.

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 ET IKON 

Vi har flyttet igjen og dette er utsikten. Jeg har nevnt denne historien før, men den er så god, så nå forteller jeg den igjen. Trellick Tower ble tegnet av arkitekten Ernö Goldfinger, som også tegnet andre bygninger i London, blant annet 2 Willow Road. Det sies at Goldfinger var en mann uten humor, med et heftig temperament og både han og bygningene han laget var så hatet at Ian Fleming, som skrev James Bond, kalte skurken for Goldfinger. Trellick Tårnet er 98 meter høyt, med 32 etasjer. Det ble bygget i 1972 og ser best ut i mørke.

Golborne Road

London, Uncategorized

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Golborne Road is one of my favourite places in London – a small street at the end of Portobello Road with a charm unlike anywhere else. I love the coffee at Snaps & Rye and the chocolate milk at the Portuguese on the corner. At the end of the road is the Trellick Tower, drawn by architect Goldfinger. When Ian Fleming wrote James Bond, he thought Trellick Tower was so ugly he named his villain after Goldfinger.

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In Norwegian: 

GOLBORNE ROAD

Golborne Road er ett av favorittstedene mine i London – en liten gate for enden av Portobello Road med en helt egen sjarme. Jeg elsker kaffen på Snaps & Rye og sjokolademelken hos portugiseren på hjørnet. Ved enden av gaten ligger Trellick Tower, tegnet av arkitekten Goldfinger. Da Ian Fleming skrev James Bond synes han Trellick Tårnet var så stygt at han oppkaldte skurken sin etter Goldfinger. 

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I ❤︎ Books

Lifestyle, London, Uncategorized

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What do you do when you’ve moved on a boat and realise there’s not enough electricity to run the fridge and the TV at the same time? We chose the TV and kicked the fridge out, no wait, it was the other way around… Living without a TV or a decent internet connection is hard for a TV-series junkie like me. I miss drama and documentaries, sometimes I even miss The Kardashians and this summer’s tennis matches were played without me as a cheering audience on the edge of the couch.

I couldn’t go completely without some kind of moving images so I found a way to get through the worst abstinences. I watched Inside Amy Schumer and various Ted Talks on Youtube. But it dawned on me, after a while, that our battery’s were flat because I charged my iPhone all the time. (That’s why our fridge didn’t turn cold in May…) Anyway I had to find a new source of entertainment so I rediscovered books. They don’t need a wall outlet to work and that’s quite extraordinary these days.

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