A human angel with pink wings 😇🧡🏡

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

It’s actually one week since I dropped by my blog, and it has been a bit of a week too 😊. A week with some fantastic news in a bit stressful situation.

I need to move from this house, a place that has been my children and my home during closely 7 years now 🏡. But , unfortunately, the owner increase the rent and I haven’t economy for renting and living here anymore then 😔. It felt a bit sad, and to be honest, I was also a bit surprised over the rent increase. My neighbours too was a bit surprised that the owner increased the rent as much as they did during an already difficult situation as an pandemi situation can be.

But there’s an expression in Norway “More wants more”. Well,- at least my neighbours think so, and I need to admit, the expression has dropped into my min too…. , but okay. It is what it is 😊.

I have been thinking a lot about how to find a solution to this suddenly moving situation 🏡. I was not prepared for this. In my mind I thought I could live here for maybe one more year, and of course, if I could pay the new rent I also could be living here one more year too, but, unfortunately, I don’t have the economic for that.

I know my best friend, Natasja and her husband, has an holiday apartment close to the area I’m living in, that they are renting out to holiday guests. But for some reasons it took me some days before I actually did remember that 😅. I think I had to many thoughts at the same time in my mind. But for some reason it suddenly dropped into my mind,- “Natasja and her husband, I can ask them if they still have their holiday apartment, and it it’s available for me to rent it for a while“.

I’m a bit surprised over my self and it actually took me many days before I remember their holiday apartment. But I was probably to focus to see the stress, and try to find solutions, that I actually didn’t use my focus in the correct direction.

Anyway,- they still have their holiday apartment 🏡. It has been empty for a year now, unfortunately and natural enough, because of the pandemi. So I can rent their holiday home for 6 months as a start, and maybe even for one year 🥰.

I feel so incredibly grateful for this opportunity, and so incredibly lucky too 🧡.

I feel a bit like Natasja is my human angel with pink wings 😇. And of course, pink wings, because she really loves the colour pink 💝. And it is not the first time she is “saving” me, or more correctly helping me in a difficult situation. So there’s no doubt in my mind that she is my human angel with her pink wings 😇.

I’m just not sure what I can do or give back to her to show her how much I presage her as my best friend and also her help 💝. I have something in my mind, but I think I ask her first before what she prefer, before I share it with you 😊. But yes, the colour pink is a part of it 😊,- and maybe even some wine too 🥂.

I’m very grateful for all my close friends,- both here in Spain and Norway too ❤. But some friends are a bit different, and a bit more special then others, at the same time as I can say I really care a lot about all my good friends ❤. But, yes, Natasja is, for me, a human angel with pink wings 😇. I hope you have a friend like that in your life too 🧡.

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

See you soon,- and a bit sooner then in a week 😊

I feel I have my own human angel with pink wings in my life 😇. Something I’m incredibly grateful for 💝. And yes, the wings is pink because this human angel’s favourite colour is pink 😊.

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A cup of tea and good conversations do wonders for the soul 🍵🧡

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

A good cup of tea and some good conversations do wonders for the soul 🍵. And I had a bit of that this weekend- some cups of tea and some good conversations that was incredibly good for my soul 😊. I don’t know if I can call what my friend and I for “afternoon tea” like the Englishmen have, but in my way it was 😊. It was in the afternoon, it was tea and it was some homemade cakes too, and it was good for the soul 😊.

I had have a bit on my mind lately, and still have, but with some good conversations, some tasty tea together with a good friend and her help to “sorted” out a bit, and make some small, short plans, for day by day, and week by week, not month by month at the moment. It’s good to start in the “small” when things sometimes feels a bit to big and overwhelming,- and it’s even better to get a bit help just during some good conversations 😊.

I’m a bit surprised over this “effect” a “tea “time- out”” can have, both when I’m enjoying a cup of tea on my own, but even more when I’m enjoying it together with someone 🍵.

A cup of tea together with a good friend this weekend 🍵

I know tea has an relaxing effect, and it’s actually healthy too because 99% of a cup of tea is water. Maybe my cup of tea is with 98% of water and the 2% of honey 🌼 ? I really like to squeeze a bit of honey in my tea, but honey is healthy too 😊.

The “perfect” cup of tea I think is a bit various from person to person, but my ” perfect” cup of tea is in general not to hot and not cold, more around 40 degrees I think ( Celsius) 🍵. And my favourite it ment tea with honey, but I do drink other tastes too …. with honey 😊.

I know I’m standing in front of some changes (and challenges too) in my life,- and like ny friend told me- changes is hard in the beginning, messy in the middle, but so gorgeous in the end. I choose to believe her, and in my mind I know that’s so true too. But to be honest,- I actually just want to “jump over” the hard and the messy and straight to the gorgeous 😅.

I know it’s not quite the way it’s “working”, so I, at the moment, do what I did in the beginning of April/ the Easter,- just relaxing a bit, sleep, work- of course, but is a bit nice to myself and don’t press my self to much. But just for a couple of days, before I really need to start working a bit hard for meeting the changes (and challenges) I have in front of me 🥀.

I don’t know “what or where” two or three months in front of me will bring me at the moment. In general we do think we know what we in a way can “expect” us from the days and daily lifes both two and three months in front of us. I know, because I have thought like that my self, even when the life actually have “teach” my something else now and then.

I also know I, one more time, I need to “put” some of my plans and wishes “on hold” for reaching, and special manage to handle the different changes I have in front of me at the moment. But okay,- that’s life 🥀.

I feel incredibly lucky and grateful that have some great friends that can help me “sort out” things in my mind and soul when things can feel a bit difficult, hard, messy and overwhelming 🧡. It’s good to not feel alone, even I know I’m in a way on my own too. I need to “walk the steps” to the changes on my own 😊.

I hope you are so lucky as I am with my great friends 🧡. That you can enjoy a cup of tea and have some nice conversation, nice conversations that both feels like medicine for the soul as well as helping you a bit with to sort things out now and then when you need 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 😊

Together with the tea we also had some homemade Norwegian waffles, jam and snacks 😊

Sometimes a cup of tea together with a good friend is like medicine for the soul 🍵. Just a good conversation can help to sort things out a bit, and be helpful to just take one or two steps at the time, instead of three months steps in front of you 😊.

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This time of the year 🌞🏖 🎒

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

At this time of the year I had already had holiday guests and friends at visit from Norway as well as I actually know who is coming for visit and when closely during the rest of the year. But not this year, and not last year either.

Last year my home was filled up with “guests”,- my children and some of their friends, but non of my friends from Norway was here. And that’s because of the corona- situation.

I don’t know if there will be any visitors,- like friends and family from Norway this year either. Because of the corona- situation.

In general in April I have already had some visits from friends and family in Norway, and I more and less did knew who was coming in May, June, July, August, September and October.

My friends and family in Norway has been very good to planned their holidays here in my home, and they ask in good time before they even order their trip to Spain and when it’s best for me to have guests.

I’m working, and I have no possibility for take some days off from my job every month from April to October. And I haven’t enough room and space to have them “all at once” either 😊.

Therefore, visitors must be distributed a little throughout the year so that I get good quality time with each one, although I also have to take into account my job.

In general I have at least one visit from Norway every month from April to October. It’s really nice, cozy and so good to see them. But of course also a bit busy to be a hostess in between my job 😊.

Last year was okay, I was actually fine with the fact that no one from Norway could come and visit me here in Spain. My home was already “full booked” 😊.

But I need to admit I don’t like the thought of not having any visitors from Norway this year. No friends, no family. It feels actually a bit sad 😞.

I do understand the corona- situation and why people can’t travel so much “here and there and everywhere” now at days, but still I need to admit it’s feels sad.

I miss my friends and family up there in Norway,- and I like to have vist from them from April to October, even it can be a bit busy with so many guests during 7 months in the year. But still it’s worth the business 😊.

I have had it like this actually since we moved to Spain. Every year the holiday guests starts coming in April, and the last one arrives (and travel back to Norway) in October 😊. It has become a kind of nice and cozy “routines” during the Spring, Summer and Autumn, and inbetween my work 😊.

I know a femal friend of me in Norway is full vaccinated now, or finished vaccine for COVID19. She actually comes a week to ten days three times a year. I have a little hope that she might come to visit one or twice this year. But I do not know.

And of course I hope and wish there will come some more visit from Norway to me during this year, but I need to admit I have my doubts if anyone actually are coming.

What do I do with this summer then?😳 I’m actually use to “fill up” my days and home with some friends and family from Norway now and then during this time of the year,- from April to October 😊.

But,- I will probably manage to create some lovely days together with my friends and children here in Spain too 🌞. So I will not be totally alone all the time 😊.

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 😊

Hopefully there will be some few guests from Norway this year,- but I don’t know yet 😊.

At this time of the year normally I already had some visits from my family and friends in Norway, as well as I in general know how is coming the next weeks and months 😊. But not this year. Maybe there will come some holiday guests, maybe not. Time will show 😊.

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A nice glass of wine, good memories and great conversations 🍷😊

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

I’m trying to enjoy my life in between my work and work,- and did spent a really nice afternoon together with a good Norwegian friend of my, over a tasty glass of white wine 🥂.

A tasty glass of white wine together with a friend 😊

It has been a while since we have been meeting up, but that’s because of something called coronavirus, restrictions and actually also this “age- process”. This “age- process”, also called menopause, does now and then, something with the “need” of socialisation- but we can drop by that subject an other time 😊.

We both have been single mams for our children for many years. She have two kids- a girl and a boy, and they are at the same ages as my two youngest.

Our children went to the same school, and also spent some of their time off from school together. Her son and my daughter was actually young sweethearts together too 🥰. I know her children and she knows all my 3 children, so it feels a bit familiar too. And our daughters are working together now at the same company as well 😊.

So we have a bit to talk about, both good memories and in so many ways the same experiences too, and of course the life in general…..and well, we did drop by the menopause too 😅. Maybe natural enough since we are both “tumbling” around in this strange and new “age- process”. I’m in the early beginning and she is slowly reaching a kind the “end” of menopause. I think she is around 10 years older then me,- and I’m grateful for having the possibility to ask her different questions about this “getting older process” 😊. But I’m more grateful for just spending time together with her, have a glass of wine and nice conversations.

It was a really nice afternoon over a glass of white wine together with a good friend, good conversations and some good memories too 😊.

I did walk down to the centre and I had a nice walk home as well. I actually did what my kids did teach me when we was for a walk, trip or travel. They did teach my to enjoy the moment, take a look around and just create something out of the walk, trip or travel- like a tiny small adventure in the moment, – if you understand what I mean? 😊.

You know how kids can ask different questions, – like what, when, where, why and so on. It can actually be a bit irritating to be honest 😅,- but when I started to just “enjoy” my kids curiosity, their joy over small “experiences” on the trip, and just looking around me, the trip can contain many small, nice and on its own way exciting details.  Details my kids taught me to look at and enjoy with their various questions and curiosity 😊.

And I had a walk like that on my way back home this afternoon after a glass of wine together with my friend 😊. I actually made a choice to try to have a walk like this on my way home, a walk like a tiny, tiny adventure 😊.

I enjoyed the flowers, and I enjoyed the view over the tivoli and the colours over the sunset. I meet actually a a peacock too on my way home, and I did drop by the food store and bought me a pizza ….with pineapple 🍍. Because suddenly it dropped my mind that I can eat my pizza with pineapple now when I’m living on my own and don’t need to share the pizza together with my daughter ( who not like pineapple on the pizza) 😊.

So yes,- I had a really exciting and nice afternoon,- met up with a good friend, had some good conversations, and in my own way I actually was on a tiny “exploring walk” on my way back home 😊.

Like I have mention before, it’s not the “big things” that’s actually “create” the day, or even the good memories,- it can just be the tasty glass of wine together with a friend, or the nice flowers in the road, or be able to enjoy pineapple on the pizza 🍕

It’s just to try to take a look around, but I also know it’s not always easy to “just” take this look around, see or realise the or those good moments in the day. I don’t think that myself either, but I’m trying my best, because it gives me a bit more good and positive feelings 🧡.

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 😊.

Look what I manage to “explore” and enjoy on my 20 minutes walk home 😊. I’m enjoying my life as best as I can 🧡

I’m enjoying my life as best as I can 😊. I’m enjoying the flowers in the road as well as the tasty glass of wine together with my friend 🥀. It’s not always easy to see the tiny small details that actually can create the day 😊. And some of this “possibility” to enjoy the details in a day did my kids teach me with all their curious questions when they was children,- and now I’m trying to the the same in my own way 🦋😊.

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Waffles for lunch with cheese and ham in the batter- mmm… tasty 😊🥞

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

As some of you know one of my best friend, Natasja, visit me after work this week, and I wanted to give her some tasty homemade Norwegian food with a “touch” of “the lunch- feeling”. Then it became waffles with cheese and ham in the batter/ mixture 🧀🥓.

It’s tasty, delicious and fill up your stomach 😊. And well worth to try. This is something you easy can bring to work in your lunch box too, or just enjoy at your home office, or together with family and friends 🥰.

I actually made two waffles batter/ mixture. One ordinary and one with ham and cheese. Just in case Natasja didn’t like my “lunch waffles” with ham and cheese 😊. And Norwegian homemade waffles are in general not wrong, and in general “a safe winner” 😊.

My ordinary Norwegian waffle recipe: ( around 10 “waffles plates”) 🥞🥓🧀

2 eggs and 1 dl water – whisk together.  4 tablespoons sugar, 3 dl wheat flour, 1 teaspoon baking powder, 2 dl sour cream, 100 g melted butter.  Mix everything together into a fine and rich mixture. ( I actually also did have a tiny bit pepper and oregano in the mixture- just to spice the waffles up a bit.)

Then mix in 150 g ham, cut into pieces, and 200 g grated cheese.

Spread a little butter on the waffle iron and fry the waffles golden.  Eat and enjoy 🥞.

You can also put the waffle batter in the fridge for a while.  Sometimes I make waffles once the waffle batter is ready.  Other times I make the waffle batter the day before and leave it in the fridge to the next day.  I think the waffles taste just as good anyway, – while others think the waffles are best after the batter has stuck in the fridge.  But as you know – the taste is like the butt, it is divided 😊.

To the ordinary waffles I did served different jams, butter, sugar and cinnamon 🧂.

To the waffles with the jam and cheese I did served a mix of onion and paprika mixed together with Greek yogurt, homemade garlic dressing, potato salad and tomatoes. I also had s bit Spanish omelette, just in case 🥘.

Norwegian homemade waffles spiced up with ham and cheese in the batter 🧀🥓.

The waffles with ham and cheese was not to bad, they was in their own way tasty, and like I mention, good to use as lunch, special together with something else like a creamy cheese or potato salad or maybe boiled eggs. But I need to admit that the ordinary and original Norwegian recipe for homemade waffles is the best. And Natasja was agree with me in that case 😊.

It was the first time Natasja actually tasted homemade Norwegian waffles, and just to make it a bit extra cozy and create a nice atmosphere I took out the waffle iron into the patio and fried the waffles outside in the lovely Springsun.  Fresher waffles than that I do not think it is possible to get 😊🥞. And the best thing, Natasja actually did like the taste of homemade Norwegian waffles 😊.

In general I like to try my best to create a nice and cozy atmosphere around me, and special when I have guests. For me it’s my way to show that I really presage my guests, their company and the time they choose to use together with me, and I want them to fell welcome too 🥰.

So when Natasja came to visit me we had a lovely time outside in the sun, made waffles outside, drank tea and had some very value conversations as well as good laughs 😊. A nice afternoon in very good company, like a kind of “refill” of energy 😊. Something that’s necessary,- and I really hope you have some great friends that give you a “refill” of energy now and then 😊.

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 😊

Homemade Norwegian waffles, outside in my patio in the sun together with one of my best friends 😊.

I like to try out new things, and this time I did try to mix ham and cheese into the waffle batter/ mixture 🥞. It tasted good, a kind of great as lunch together with something else. But,- to be honest, my original and ordinary homemade Norwegian waffles without cheese and ham inside is still the best 😊. But the best thing with this waffles afternoon was the company 😊🥀.

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