God Jul ¤ Merry Christmas ¤ Feliz Navidad ¤

Thursday, December 24, 2009



Hopefully we all get to be around the ones we love, and if not that then at least the ones that love us!! Happy Holidays whatever you celebrate, may it be glorious!

Brrrrrr - it's cold

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

The weather is getting to that level that is only ever achieved in the North, piss cold. It's magically beautiful outside. The ground is partially covered with snow, it's like a promise of things to come. Too lovely for words.

Urges....

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Like white on rice.
I am a design Nazi. I dont mean that I am anal about design, just that I am drawn to the use of white. I like white. I think that white creates an illusion of space when decorating an apartment, and the introduction of colour on a white base makes those colours more powerful. So here I am with some white on white decor crimes:




















A Sunday in Trondheim...

Sunday, December 06, 2009

Last night was a fun night out in the town. Drinks were consumed, friends were met. Good times were had. I literally could not force myself awake this morning. Even now as I type this I am suffering from the latent exhaustion a night out on the piss tends to leave one with.

My only mission for today was to clean. Other than clean I planned to vegitate around not doing much at all. Oh what a fool I was to think that would ever happen! I am in Norway after all right? Land of the out door folk...

So my half asleep, grumpy and hungover ass was dragged off to Sverresborg - an out door folk museum that is not unlike a living history museum. I guess what makes this one so nice is that buildings from all over Norway were brought here and preserved. Its gorgeous, old and traditional.

In addition to the depiction of everyday life in Norway throughout a varied period of time, the museum also helps educate children on the ways of old. Kids come here and cast their own toy soldiers, they learn basic black smith tasks and how to make wooden coat hangers. Its all very DIY and exciting. Well if you are 10 [or me] it is.

It was a perfect way to spend a hungover Sunday. The fresh air and a dose of culture really helped cure what could have been a crappy hangover.

Aside from the permanent exhibitions at Sverresborg, they also host a bimonthly temporary exhibition. I was very excited to see that the current exhibition was the much acclaimed, and critised photography exhibition Miss Landmine 2009 - Cambodia.

Many may suggest that the exhibition is crass at best and exploitive of the victims at worst. I feel that it highlights the plight of these women. It also helps to make their everyday reality not an exsitance riddled by shame but one where they are allowed to feel gorgeous and beautiful - like they are.

Tomorrow is Monday, I have a swine flu vaccine and a day at Trondheims lovely indoor pool to look forward to. As far as Sundays go, this one was pretty awesome.

The ghost of Christmas grøt....


Life is nothing if not one continuous grøt eating opportunity. Be it rice grøt, oats grøtor or vass grøt. The grøt is being eaten.

I feel I may die if I am allowed to over consume...

Stichin' 'n bithchin' - Embroidery Insporation...

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

**On the cusp of moving to Oslo, I am on a constant quest to find a hobby, or an activity to occupy my mind and my hands for those long after work, after gym, after dinner hours that could easily be spent on tv (which is totally evil and not even remotely an option).

Hence, this embroidery inspired post. Craft has come back in a big way - can I get a hells yeah? I am definately leaning majorly towards fibre art as my hobby of choice... Working with fabric has always been high on my list of craft highs. Its so diverse and allows for a great dela more innovation than other mediums [in my humble opinion of course]. So hopefully the Dollar\Kroner exchange rate will continue to be this positive so I can lose myself in Etsy and purchase loads of supplies and start loads of projects!!

Watch this space yo!

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