Creates me is creative corner outside 🎨🖼😊

Hi ❣ It’s so nice to see you,- like always 😊 I hope all is fine with you 🧡

As some of you know I really like to paint. It’s my hobby, it’s my “place” to relax and have my own “time out”, and it’s, of course, my possibility to be creative and play with colours, imagination and illustrations, and I even gets more inspiration when I’m painting. Inspiration for some new things, imagination and illustrations to paint as well as inspiration in my life, or for my life, is probably more correct 😊.

For a couple of weeks ago I was finish with 25 glassbottles to Natasja, and after that I haven’t paint very much. I needed to use my focus on a bit other things for a tiny little while 😊. I have a “bad” habit to forget “the time” when I first find my brushes, painting, glassbottles or canvas 😅. And sometimes it’s just not the best to forget the time 😊.

Anyway,- I miss painting, and now when it’s so lovely summer weather here in Spain, with long and warm summer evenings, I wanted to paint a bit outside instead of inside when I actually have both the space for it and the possibility for it 🎨.

So my last days in my holiday I have “created” me a “creative corner” on the roof terrace 🎨,- and I really like to sit outside and paint, it’s so relaxing 😊.

It’s not something I can do during the whole year, and I have actually a “creative corner” inside in the house too. But at the moment it’s a bit empty, at the same time ready for me to continue painting inside when the weather not “allowed” anymore painting outside.

My creative place inside,- clean and ready in case and also when I need to “move” back inside again 🎨

It’s just one challenge to paint outside and that’s the (fuc….shi…🙄) wind 🌬. ( I don’t like the wind very much, except from when I need my washed clothes to dry).

That one can sometimes come as a really big and windy suprice sometimes 😳. And it’s a bit of power in the wind too. Thing can fly “here and there and everywhere” 😳. And that’s not good.

I’m actually not sure how many nights I have run up to the roof in just my underwear (😅) because of the strong wind, to check that I did remember to “safe” the different things from blowing away with the wind 🌬.

In general I do remember to in a way “close down” the roof terrace when I go to bed, but there’s always something I do forget 😅. In general it’s only a problem when the wind “plays around” if I forget something. Normally it’s not a problem, but it’s not always I know anything about any wind before in the middle of the night 🌬. It’s comes so “suddenly” , do it’s “job”, and “goes away” suddenly too. Suddenly can be some hours, but it can also be so silent and whoops,- there comes the wind a bit unexpected, and other times the wind “swings by” just for some minutes, but still can do a bit of a damage 😳.

Luckily, in general, it’s not to windy during the summertime, but just in case I’m “prepared” so my painting stuff doesn’t fly away with the wind 🌬.

Not a to bad my new outside “painting corner” 😊. The umbrella cover for some sun, and the “wall” for my different paintings stuffs. That one can be a bit tricky if it’s to much wind, but so fare so good 😊

So today I have both enjoyed the sun 🌞 on the roof terrace as well as paint a bit 🎨. A nice and relaxing Sunday before I’m starting at work again tomorrow. But I should really wish I had one more week with holiday, one week to just paint 🥰🎨.

I have some winebottles I did started to paint on some few months ago, but suddenly I needed to change my focus a bit, pack down a bit, and special start on the glassbottles to Natasja. So I have some bottles that need to be finish soon. Those glassbottles are also gifts, but they are gifts to my family and friends in Norway 🧡. And I actually manage to finish one of the bottles today 😊.

Isn’t this nice? I’m going to show you this a bit better one other day when it’s “on the way” to Norway 😊

It’s going to be some busy days the upcoming week and the week after, so I’m happy I used some of my time this holiday together with some of my friends as well as time just for me and for some painting too 😊🎨. And I’m glad I just can go up to the roof terrace and lay a bit in the sun, or paint a bit when I need a timeout and relaxing time during the next days 🥰. And then try my very best to forget the time as well as not forget the time ⏳. In a way, – I have my own “soul and mind” spa up there in the roof now,- if you understand what I mean? 😊

I wish you a great day or evening wherever in the world you are 🧡. Thank you so much for using your time and dropping by my blog today 🧡

See you soon 😊

Somd bottles “waiting” to be “finish and ready ” for some new “owners” 😊.

I have “created” me an outside “panting corner” on the roof during the last days 🎨. My own place for a timeout and relaxing, be creative and get new inspiration 😊. My own little “mind and soul spa” I can enjoy during the summertime 🌞.

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It has been a bit difficult to be a bit “mammi” for my daughter lately 😳 💊🧪

Hi ❣ It’s so nice to see you,- like always 😊 I hope all is fine with you 🧡

I haven’t seen my daughter for a while, – and it’s a reason for that 😳. Last time she and her boyfriend, Caprino, visit me was 8. July, and she was not quite “tipp- topp” that day, but I thought she maybe just was a bit tired 😴. And of course I did hug her that day, a lot too 😳….but after some days I was not so sure how smart that hugging was? 🤔

Just a few days after they had visited me she became sick, and texted me about the symptoms and how to contact the doctor and so on. This is just not typical her. In general she actually try to do her best to go or do her work even when she doesn’t feel very well, and she try to avoid the doctors as best as she can too. So she must felt very bad 😔.

I actually asked her if she wanted to come to me and stay in my home for some days and get some “mammi-love and care” when she was sick. I wanted to take a bit care of her, cut up apples into small pieces for her the way she likes so much to get when she is sick 🍏🍎. But she didn’t had the energy to come, and lucky for me actually, – and she also have a love and caring boyfriend, so he have taken care of her as best as he can during the last two weeks 🥰. And the best thing, at the same time strange thing,- her boyfriend hasn’t been as sick as my daughter so he could actually take good care of her too 🧡.

But I’m just a mammi, and I was suddenly in a “situation” where I actually wasn’t quite sure what to do. Should I visit her or not? Special because I wasn’t either sure why she was sick…..and what kind of sickness it was? Maybe she had got something “grumpy stuff” that I could get too if I was to close to her? 🤔

Should I visit my daughter or not? I was not sure what to do or how to handle the “situation” 😔.

In general my daughter answer my textes when I’m sending her a text on Messenger, What’s up or on Snapchat. But during this two last weeks she has been incredibly slow with the answering, and then the mammi heart gets a bit worried, special because I knew she didn’t felt very well 😳. At the same time,- she is a young adult woman, she lives on her own, well not totally, – she lives together with her boyfriend and their two cats 🐱, and have no reason to “update” the mammi “all the time”, not even answer me if it’s not a concrete question I’m sending to her. But we have the contact we have,’ so I’m actually used to answers from her, even on texts without any specific questions.

I did call her on the phone too, but she didn’t answer, just texted me “What?” back instead 😳. Oh my,- I knew something was wrong or she was really sick 😳. But what to do? Send her “all my love and heart and thinkg of you” at least 🧡.

She had been to the doctor several times, and today her doctor called me up on my phone 😳. I got the heart up in my throat 😳. But he just wanted to tell me it was incredible important that my daughter went to the hospital today as soon as possible, so then she did….and phu,- she was with me on the phone too 🙂.

She send my an video Snapchat where she also texted me “It’s never a good sign when you are put in the waiting room totally alone” 😳. And of course it’s not a good sign,- but at least she got the answer from the different testes she have been through,- and of course a version of the coronavirus just needed to drop by into my family too 😔.

A part of over “conversation” today, – but in Norwegian.

Actually I knew it could be something like this,- and that’s why I was so unsure what to do? Visit her or not? Taking care of her or not? And get the virus myself too 🤔? Nope, I didn’t want that either.

The result from my daughter’s test at the hospital today.

So it has been a bit difficult to be a bit mammi for my daughter thise two last weeks,- or that’s not totally true,- I’m always her mammi and it’s not difficult either 😅 , but this time I had no possibility to take care of her in any other way then text her and call her when she was sick and also needed a bit of the “mammi care and love” just because she was sick 🌹.

But that’s the way it is now at days when some or another version of the coronavirus are “tumbling around the corners” 😳.

To avoid more infection of the virus and spread it’s just to keep distance as best as we can, even when our young adults children are sick and you actually just want to visit them, hug them a bit and take care of them ❤. But the best was not to do that this time, in this situation, even I didn’t like it very much, and try my best to avoid any infection or spreading the virus in some or another way.

I really hope you do your best to avoid infection and spread the virus in some or another way. I know it’s not easy now at days, but to do our best is still better then nothing. Remember to keep distance, remember the mask ( I don’t like the mask- but Im still following the restrictions), and remember to wash your hands. And also try as best as you can to have as few “close contacts” as possible,- it’s actually helps a big that too. But yes I need to admit I do hug my contacts- my children, my friends,- even I know I can get and I can give the coronavirus by a hug.

Take as good care as you can, – that’s actually “all” we can do during this corona- situation. It is what it is, and we need to try to do our best in the situation we all are in 🧡. The best is always better then nothing 🌹.

I wish you a great day or evening wherever in the world you are 🧡 Thank you so much for using your time and dropping by my blog today 🧡

See you soon😊

My daughter, Mathilde and her boyfriend, Caprino, the last time they visited me before she got sick 🧡

I’m just a mammi, and I was suddenly  in a “situation” where I actually wasn’t quite sure what to do 🤔 ? Visit my daughter or not? Taking care of her or not 🤔? Lucky for me she have someone special in her life that takes care of her 🧡. Special because I actually just don’t want this “grumpy stuff” that’s are “around the corners ” now at days 😳.

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A small, cozy and well-functioning kitchen 🍽☕

Hi ❣ It’s so nice to see you,- like always 😊 I hope all is fine with you 🧡

I have had guests more and less every afternoon and evening this week, and then it’s good to have a full functional kitchen to make some food and stuff to serve my guests. It’s a small kitchen, but cozy and with more and less all the things and stuffs I need to make some different dishes and food both for myself as well as to my guests 😊.

And since I like fresh spices and herbs in the food I have planted some herbs outside the kitchen so I can use to “fresh” up the taste of the meal I make.

Some of my herbs outside where the fridge and cooler is 😊

Today Im only going to give you a kind of short “try taste” of the kitchen in “my” holiday home, but still a short insight of what it has to offer …. if you want to cook some food at home in the holiday. Someone likes that too, and if not it’s plenty of different places, restaurants, bars, cafes ect, in the area to choose between where you can just order your food- but those I will show you another day 😊. As well as you probably will get an new “insight” from the kitchen an other day too 😊.

It’s microwave and dishwasher, it’s gas stove and a small oven. Kettle, and two different types of toaster, and not least cups and tubs, plates, knives, forks, – yes most of you need to prepare and make a tasty meal …. Well the ingredients you have to buy yourself. But there are several grocery stores in the area 😊.

All you need,- inside and outside the kitchen 😊 It’s not a problem that the cooler stands outside here in Spain, because of the climate and the “important” parts is covered as well 😊
Not the best photos, – but still a tiny little look what you will find in in drawers and cabinets 😊

Am I not lucky to have had this opportunity to live here, and who can cook, bake and fry both to myself and my guests? 🥰 I know I repeat my self, – but I’m just so incredibly grateful for this opportunity to rent, live and stay here in this holiday home 🧡,- and I want to share it with you too so hopefully you will rent and stay here too one day in your holiday (but not now, when I have moved out 😅) and feel the same happiness I’m feeling every day in this home 🏖🌞.

I wish you a great day or evening wherever in the world you are 🧡 Thank you so much for using your time and dropping by my blog today 🧡

See you soon 😊

Some apples ready in my kitchen for making some new apple cake muffins to some of my guests 😊.

I have had guests closely every afternoon and evening this week 😊. And I like to serve my guests something to eat when they are dropping by, even if it’s just some snacks 😊. Then it’s good to have a small and cozy well functional kitchen to prepare and make some tasty food and snacks 😊

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Welcome to my little private backyard cafe ☕🍪

Hi ❣ It’s so nice to see you,- like always 😊 I hope all is fine with you 🧡

I’m so inspired over Natasja and her husband’s cozy and charming cafe Casa Barella in La Cala/ Mijas that I wanted to have my own tiny little private in my backyard 😊.

I can, of course, visit Casa Barella, and when I have the possibility to visit Casa Barella I do that too. But I haven’t any car at the moment so it’s a bit more difficult to just drop by the cafe now and then 😊. I need to take the train and then the bus, and when I’m working closely every day it’s, unfortunately, takes a bit of time this travel from Caravajal to La Cala.

I need to admit that Casa Barella it’s much more cozy and with an other atmosphere then in my “private” cafe,- but something is better then nothing 😊. And now I have “created” “something”, a cozy private cafe in my backyard 🥰.

My private little cafe in my backyard 😊. It became a bit cozy with candles, lights and plants.

The first month here I haven’t done anything in the front of the house, where my private little cafe is now. It’s just the last days I have had energy to “create” an welcoming atmosphere here. But Rome was not built on one day either, so good things takes time to create 😊.

This is the front page, ie the entrance to my temporary home. Pretty cozy, and actually very private at the moment. Totally perfect for a home and completely perfect for a holiday home.

It felt a bit better and also more welcoming now when the entrance to the home is created on a cozy and welcoming way, as well as with an relaxing atmosphere around. And I like that my guests, my family and friends feel welcome to me and my home 🥰.

And I have already have some guests in my “cafe” too 😊. Of course all and everything I serving in “my cafe” is for free, but there’s not very much on “the menu” to choose between. You get what I make and serve 😊. Well,- in general it’s a bit more “freedom” to choose between what you want to drink then eat in “my backyard cafe” 😅. But when it comes to the food,- it is what it is,- and this week it has been homemade Norwegian waffles and homemade Norwegian apple cake muffins,- that’s it 🥞. But I can promise you, and also reccomend you, it’s so much more homemade food to choose between in Casa Barella. There is actually a perfect menu to pick between so many great and tasty food and dishes 😊.

Homemade Norwegian waffles and homemade Norwegian apple cake muffins 😊

What will be on “my” menu next week? I have actually no idea yet, but in general I think it will be something homemade from probably some of my Norwegian recipes 😊.

It’s actually quite nice to sit in “the backyard cafe” in the afternoon when the sun is shining and it’s a bit hot around the corners 🌞. It’s a bit more cooling air, and much of the reason is enough because the sun only comes to a few hours, and the surrounding brick walls are cooling and create a cooling atmosphere.

But in the evenings it can be a bit of mosquitos, to be honest. The solution is to find some lemon and claves, or use some lemon candles, or just lemons, but in general I actually “run up” to the roof terrace instead in the evenings 😊.

It’s really nice to sit there during the evenings,- I will show you a bit more from the roof terrace an other day 😊. We can’t take it all and everything at ones 😊.

Look at this,- it’s a bit of a place I’m renting 🥰. It’s in a way 3 floors if I’m counting with the roof terrace 😊. All this “white house” is the place I have been so incredibly lucky to rent🧡

I can’t understand how lucky I’m so have got this incredibly possibility to renting this nice and cozy holiday home with it’s own typical Spanish atmosphere and “touch”. And all the different possibilities it’s in and around the home as well as in the area 🥰.

And little by little I’m going to show you around in this home as well as in the area 😊.

I wish you a great day or evening wherever in the world you are 🧡 Thank you so much for using your time and dropping by my blog today 🧡

See you soon 😊

My private backyard cafe and from different “directions” 😊.

I like to create it nice and cozy around me,- and this week I have had the time to “create” the entrance to my home welcoming and cozy 🥰. I have in a way created a tiny area like a private little cafe in my backyard area as well 😊. And I have even had already guests in my “cafe” too 😊.

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Imagine someone wanted to steal the art I’ve made 😳🎨

Hi ❣ It’s so nice to see you,- like always 😊 I hope all is fine with you 🧡

As some of you know I painted 25 glassbottles to my friend, Natasja and her husband’s cafe, Casa Barella/ La Cala/ Mijas 🎨. It was a kind of “Thank you so much for helping me out and renting me your holiday home ” gift 🌹🏖🎁.

It’s 12 cozy tables in the cafe, but they got more then 12 glassbottles. Just because it was difficult to stop painting and also then they had some extra in case a glassbottle or two should break.

Thing can happens as we all know.

Some of the glassbottles in Casa Barella I have painted and with flowers in….and theres also lights to the glassbottles if they want to use them on the tables in the evenings.

But I had never imagined that some of my glassbottles actually should be stolen…..not even from Case Barella 😳.

Natasja texted me one day this week and was so sad because someone actually had stolen one of the glassbottles in the cafe, even with the flowers in 😳.

I really do understand why she was sad, but I need to admit I actually started laughing a bit, because I had never imagined that someone would steal “my” art 😅. That a bottle or three would fall on the floor and break, yes, but stolen? Nope.

I know it was not nice to laugh, I know that,- but for me it felt a bit “surreal” that someone actually liked my art so much that they wanted to steal it 😳. And I have also told her that I can paint a new one to her, I just need to know what kind of bottle it was. It would never be identical with the one she lost, but at least a bit similar.

This bottles are “one of a kind” and its “handmade” except from the fact that I haven’t made to bottle, just the illustrations at the bottles,- and that’s the way it is, so it will be difficult for me to make a new identical one, but similar I will manage to do 🎨.

I think it’s sad that people do things like this,- steal. And in their own way also “destroy” something for someone else with their act. It’s rude too 😔. But in general it’s something called “What comes around, goes around”,– so it’s not sure the thieves would have the same joy of this glassbottle they stole as they maybe think. And an other thing,- they could even asked Natasja if they could buy one or if I had the possibility to paint one for them. Instead they made them self to thieves actually for a painted glassbottle 🤔

On the other hand,- if I choose to look at “the bright side” of this situation, my bright side, not Natasja’s, my art is so sweet or cool, or nice or maybe even so special it’s worth to steal it😊. But I really hope people just ask me if I can paint a bottle or two for them instead of stealing gifts from others. Because this was a personal gift to Natasja and her husband from me 🎁. Personal, but still to use in their cafe.

But okay,- that’s life, isn’t it?

I wish you a great day or evening wherever in the world you are 🧡 Thank you so much for using your time and dropping by my blog today 🧡

See you soon 😊

From cafe Casa Barella in La Cala/ Mijas, – an the tables are ready for guests with painted glassbottles and flowers 🎨🌹.

I had never imagined that my art should be so “popular” that it was worth to steal 😅….even directly from the table 😳. But that did actually happen one of this days in Casa Barella/ La Cala/ Mijas 😔. What I do reccomend you to do at the tables in Casa Barella is to enjoy a delicious meal or two together with some tasty drinks, and then just enjoy the painted glassbottles on the tables together with the cozy atmosphere in the cafe 🥰.

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