My first holiday guests in my holiday home 😊🏡

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

Since I moved to Spain I have had holiday guests (family and friends) from Norway every Spring, Summer and Autumn for closely 6 years, except from this two last years. Reason, – the corona- situation. But last weekend I actually got a couple of holiday guests ….”from” Norway, or more correctly, some Norwegian holiday guests 😊. My first holiday guests in my holiday home 🌞.

It was actually “just” my daughter and her boyfriend, Nathaniel Caprino, but still it was a kind of holiday guests, and my daughter really needed a “environment” change and a tiny holiday after being sick for some weeks- and of course she ( and me as well) needed a bit “mammi love and care- time” after the illness, because it was not possible for me to give her that when she was sick 🧡.

My daughter, Mathilde and her boyfriend Nathaniel Caprino on holiday in mammi’s home ❤ So sweet they are 🥰

The plan, my plan, was to have, or “house” them, from Friday to Sunday, but they wanted to come already on the Thursday 😅. Obviously they really wanted to have a holiday close to the beach, and maybe one extra day with me too? 😊

It was of course great to see them both again 🥰. But my daughter is still a bit out off energy after the Covid19 sickness. Hopefully she will recover little by little and get all her energy back again 😊.

In general their holiday weekend went very well, so well that my daughter actually wanted to come back on holiday this weekend too 😅. They are very welcome 🧡, but not every weekend, and not this weekend. I need to be a bit selfish and just take care of myself now and then too now when it’s actually starting to be a bit more “me time” 😊. But of course they are very welcome another weekend when it suits both me and them 😊.

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I did write “in general”,- because it dropped up a couple of unexpected challenges 😅. Well,- challenges have in general a ( bad) habit to drop up a bit unexpected, and of course also in times when it doesn’t “suits” very well to handle different challenges, but they still need to be handled in some or another way 😳.

My plan was to go to the grocery store and shop some food for the weekend after I was finish at work on Friday. But for some reasons my bank card and my bank account wouldn’t be in function 😳. So that one I could forget 😔. Lucky for me, I in general always have some kind of food in my fridge and freezer 😊.

We did barbecue two of the evenings, and I made taco/ nachos mix too, and even a Norwegian dinner called “lapskaus”. It’s a kind of stew, but still a bit different. I also made pancakes and chocolate cake as well, and drinks,- well,- when I did borrowed Irene’ s car I actually bought in a bit big quantum of water, coca cola, water with gas, juice and so on. So no empty stomachs even there was no grocery store shopping for the weekend 😊.

I was in my bank on Monday and Tuesday, and some had actually tried to hack into my bank account 😳, so they had closed everything down. All is fixed now, and I can go to the store again 😊.

But the “biggest” challenge this weekend was probably the toilet 😳🚽. I have been a plumber several times during this weekend because the toilet clogs 😳🚽. It’s clogs even when we didn’t throw any toilet paper into the toilet, but even a bit “poo poo” was enough to clogs it. This was not to fun, and unfortunately I let a bit if my frustration going out over them 😔. But I told them sorry after, because I knew it wasn’t their mistake, but you know how it is sometimes? It’s the closest ones that gets your frustration.

That one need to be fixed, this toilet issue, but we did manage it anyway during the weekend 😅. I’m obviously a pretty good plumber so I plumped the toilet several times, but I’m still not a so good plumber that I can fix it for a permanent time, just temporarily 😊.

Maybe it’s the cockroach I threw in the toilet over the week ago?  It is so grumpy that it now blocks almost all “toilet traffic”? 😳

And yes,- my daughter and her boyfriend are the first one who are trying out my guests room and the guest bed 🛏. And both was very agree that it was the best guest bed they have been sleeping in, even better then the one they have in their own home 😴 😊. That’s good to know, then I at least know my guests will sleep very well here 😊😴.

I know my daughter and her boyfriend had a great holiday weekend, and both are very welcome to take a new holiday weekend or two an other time 🧡. But just not this weekend,- I need a bit time to just be me too, now and then too 😊.

But all in all, – it was a great weekend together with this two young adults children 🥰. And they have really enjoyed the beach, the sand, the sun, the ocean every day during the weekend 🏖. And I have enjoyed their company 🥰.

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 😊

The guests room in my home,- nice and cozy and ready for my first holiday guests 🥰.

My first holiday guests has been visiting me, they didn’t travel very long, but still it was a bit like a holiday for them 🥰🏖. Some few challenges “showed up” during their holiday weekend,- but not worse then it in one way or an other could be handle 😊. And I know now that the guest room is very functional for sleep over guests 🛏😴.

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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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Trying me on baking in a mini oven 😊🥐🥯

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

In my new home it’s a mini oven, and I have never try to bake in a mini oven before, so of course I wanted to try to do that 😊. Special because I like to bake, and cook too, even it’s a bit to “hot” to bake when it’s over 30 degrees (Fahrenheit) outside 🌞.

Last Sunday my daughter and her boyfriend visited me, and I wanted to give them some homemade Norwegian cakes. And I also knew a good friend of my, Line, was going to drop by one of the days this week, and I like to serve my guests some homemade food as well,- so why not some try to bake some homemade cakes 😊.

I was not sure about this degrees and what time I should use on the mini oven, because it is a bit different from a regular oven. I have already tried to fry pizza (buy pizza from the store- not homemade) and also chicken fillet, and it went well, but I had to fry it at a slightly different temperature and also use a slightly different baking time than I normally use in a regular oven.

So here it was to try out, maybe burn some cakes and try again 😅. But it went very well actually 😊. No cakes was burned, but I needed to look after the cakes all the time for trying to avoid them to be burned too.

Look at this, – homemade Norwegian muffins with chocolate inside 🥰

And the muffins tasted good too, sweet and soft 😊.

To my friend, Line, I baked apple cake muffins, and they became tasty and delicious as well 😊.

Apple cake muffins to my friend, Line 😊

So now I know can bake a bit too in the mini oven, not just fry a pizza or some chicken fillet 🍗 . Im probably going to try to bake a bit more and different cakes and cookies as well, and not just muffins in different forms, shapes and tastes 😊.

My Norwegian apple cake recipe,- written in Norwegian 😊…. but you will find it in English under the category: “Different food recipes with emphasis on Norwegian recipe”

By the way, – I have created a new Category in my blog, “A cozy home- a perfect holiday home in Carvajal/ Spain “. And this category is going to contain different kind of texts with photos and information about this cozy holiday home I’m living in and renting at the moment as well as different information about the area 🏡🏖. This is a really cozy home and a perfect holiday home for “all and everyone”,- summer as well as winter 🌞❄. Im in a way testing this holiday home out for you now,- and I really like it too, to live here, spend my time here and testing it out in my own way 🥰.

Because when I’m moving out from this home, it’s actually possible for you to rent it as a holiday home for a week or three in your holiday 🌞. Something I actually recommend you to do 😊. And in the category “A cozy home- a perfect holiday home in Carvajal/ Spain ” I’m going to tempt you a bit to spend your holiday here 🏖🏡. Like I mention,- This category is going to contain information, textes, photos, fun and cozy things and stuffs about the home as well as the area 🌞. The category is a bit empty with textes at the moment, but there will come, little by little 😊.

Like for example, – it’s good to know you can use the small, nice and cozy kitchen and the mini oven in this home to baking and cooking, – if you want to do that in your holiday 😊🥐. Or you can drop by some of the nice restaurants, cafes and bars close to home and the beach instead 😊.

Anyway,- I’m very happy and grateful for this home and the opportunity to live in a holiday home – holiday at home is not to bad at all 🥰,- and Im also happy for the mini oven and the function 🥐🥯. And a couple of more things too 😊.

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 🧡

Look at this sweet little mini oven in my kitchen, – its perfect for baking as well as fry a pizza, or even something else 🥯🍗

I have never try to bake cakes or cookies in a mini oven before 🥐. Actually the mini oven in my new home is the first mini oven I’m in “contact” with to be honest 😅. To make / fry dinners so fare has worked well, so then I did try my hand at baking too 🥐🥯.

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