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31.7.14

instajuly



1 - in the beginning of July, I FINISHED MY MASTERS DEGREE and celebrated with macarons and a book in the park.
2 - like i said: Telthusbakken is my favorite street in Oslo, especially when the grumpy cat is at home.
3 - this is my favorite graffiti piece in Oslo, so far.
4 - and this is the second selfie i've ever uploaded to instagram, to celebrate a 1000 (!!) followers. hurray!

July was a good month, in the end.
(i also got a job! which means i'll be staying in Oslo!)

& more.

22.7.14

they say the grass is always greener on the other side

i miss home more than i thought i would, starting a new life is harder than i expected it to be and i'm definitely not always as strong and positive as i might seem to be. days and especially evenings have been so empty, i've cried so much (without having a real reason) and sometimes i wish i wouldn't be as much as a "let's try!"-girl as i am - but mostly i'm glad i am.

and actually: the grass (and much more) is pretty green in Oslo, too.

❊ Telthusbakken is the cutest street in town
Kaffebrenneriet is on almost every corner, but they have delicious (ice)coffee + scones + bread > picnic!
❊ the houses in Frogner are the prettiest houses (and Loes fits in so well).

(i'm having a job interview next week i'm pitching the loveliest articles i've found a new place to live and also the in-between-place i'm looking for seems to work out my Norwegian goes super well i'm slowly managing to even be funny in Norwegian i write a weekly column and get awesome feedback people are nice i think i'm staying at least five more months hurra)

20.7.14

houses by the sea

(some more phone photos, i'm sorry)



Træna. although i like sleeping in a tent from time to time, talking to strangers and music (always), i'm no real festival girl. "not doing anything" is really not my cup of tea, so even when i've been dancing until late past midnight the night before, i'm usually bright awake at 7. so i went for walks on the island and saw the prettiest houses while most people still were asleep.

also: i've always been dreaming about living in a yellow house... but i now obviously need one in TWO different yellows. ♡

18.7.14

tørrfesk, flower crowns and lots of lovely sounds



Træna. like last year, i traveled all the way up to northern Norway to attend Trænafestivalen - two times 24+ hours of traveling for a 3-day festival, but so worth it. i guess Træna really is the loveliest island on the planet, with its incredible nature, cute houses and never setting sun. this year, we could even have bare legs and Ina swam in the sea (and took lovely photos). i didn't bring my camera (and regret it a bit), but here are some phone photos! - this festival really is something, you guys.

also, the best things i heard at the festival / music you should check out:
- kidsaredead
- First Aid Kit('s new cd)
- Mugison(, if you ever get the chance to see him play in a church)
- Den Svenska Björnstammen
- Erlend Øye, together with Hjálmar (!)
- Farao.