A cozy evening in my “backyard cafe” 😊

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

As some of you know I have “created” my private backyard “cafe”. It’s not a real cafe, because I don’t sell anything, I don’t even have a menu,- it’s just a cozy place in my backyard to spend nice afternoons, or even some evenings alone or together with my family and friends 😊. I actually spend most of the time in my backyard together with someone, not very often alone 😊.

I’m, obviously, not the only one that think this place is cozy because I have family and friends dropping by here now and then during the week as well as weekends 😊.

I have put up some lights and candles in my backyard too, something that’s creates it’s to a even nicer place with a good atmosphere during the evenings 🕯💡.

And it’s good to have something to offer from my freezer like homemade muffins or cinnamon rolls or something else to offer my guests that’s dropping by 🥯.

Enjoying a cozy the evening in the backyard with good food and cozy lights 😊

But it’s not always it’s “suits” to serve cakes and cookies, special not after a warm summer day 🌞. So baked potatoes are a tasty and delicious meal too make, easy too, and “spiced” up with some ingredients like bacon, corn, some salad, dressing, butter, it’s actually a tiny meal.

So last time I had guests in my backyard I actually served baked potatoes together with different ingredients 🥔. Of course it takes a bit time to bake the potatoes in the oven, and even longer in my mini oven 😅. But then it’s just to enjoy for example the beach and the ocean in the meantime, or just the good company from family or friends 😊.

Baked potatoes with different ingredients I served to some of my guests one evening last week 😊.

Like I mention in an other text, it’s a bit of mosquitos in my backyard, and that can be a challenge. I have tried different kinds of things to keep the mosquitos away, and in general it helps for a tiny while. But then they are back again 😳🦟.

So I used Google, because I don’t like the company of the mosquitoes to much, I don’t think anyone actually do,- and there I did find something that, some “tips and advice” so fare, has kept the mosquitos away for more then just a tiny while 🦟.

It’s a very easy tips and tricks,- it’s coffee that is used in a coffee maker and barbecue chips that are used on the grill.  Put the coffee grounds in foil and put it in an ovenproof dish, place the tray on top, and light it.  The mosquito flies away because it does not like the smell. And they are not coming back before the coffee ground is burned up either. And it’s burn for a while too. Of course it’s depends of how big the “mix” is 😊.

I can’t say the smell from this “mix” is the most “flattering” smell I know, at the same time as it reminds me about Norway and barbecue at the beach. And it’s also so much better then be bitten by mosquitos 😳😊🦟. And the mosquitos don’t actually create a very cozy atmosphere either, more like a very annoying atmosphere actually.

Just a tiny tips to you from me,- if you want to try to keep the mosquitos away and don’t want to use to much “poison” from different sprays of any kind to keep them away 😊.

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 “keep away the mosquitos” mix 🦟😊

My backyard it’s become a very cozy place where friends and family likes to drop by for some food, a cozy atmosphere, good conversations and great company (me 😅) 😊. Unfortunately the mosquitos also like my backyard a tiny bit to much, but I think I have found a solution and mix to use to keep them away for a while now. At least it’s function so fare 😊🦟.

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Thank you May 🌹Welcome unknown June 🏖

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

May is already soon over, and this month went even faster then the other ones this year 😳 😊.

My “life” in May has mainly contained four things : sleep, eat, work, pack down our life in this home I’m living in at the moment, and have been living in during closely 7 year.

And yes I’m very tired, but that’s the way it is. Soon it will be a bit more time to “fill” up with a bit more “exciting” and different things in my life like painting ( I have actually been painting in May too, some kind of “timeout” has been necessary 🎨), spend time with my friends and family, be in the sun and at the beach, read a book, write in my blog, watch some TV, do some work out, and hopefully a bit more too 😊.

Oh, I need to admit I miss this “things”, this part of my life, things that in a way are my life a bit more then my job and jobs are.

May started a bit “stressful” for me with trying to find a new home, and without knowing if I had a job to go to after 31. July too 😳.

But so fare, so lucky 🥰. I got a new home for at least the next 6 months, and I’m moving in 17. June 🏡. This- Thanks to my incredible good friend Natasja and her husband 🧡. And I also got the news that I will start in a other department 1. August,- so I still will have a job to go too 💻.

So ,- May,- I can be Thankful for fantastic friendship, the possibility for living in a new home and for my “new” job, and my online jobs too that “helps” me do some extra work to earn some extra money 🧡🌹.

But I need to admit it’s a bit hard to work between 9 to 11 hours 5 days a week, and between 6 to 8 hours in the weekends 😴. It’s not a complain, I’m incredibly grateful for having this opportunity, but the fact is, it is still hard 😊.

I’m earning between 6 to 8 euro pr hour in both the costumer service agent job and my online work. So to manage the different expenses I will have in June during this moving process it’s actually necessary for me to work as much as I do at the moment. But okay,- everything goes for a period, doesn’t it? 😊 And I actually have jobs. That’s not for all and everyone to have now at days 🥀.

I’m really looking forward to “meet” June now. I don’t know “all and everything” that will “shows up” during June. But I do know I’m going to pick up the key to the new home, and Im going to see Natasja too 🥰. And I’m going to move- something I’m really looking forward to do now😊. I’m very ready for saying Goodbye to this home now,- and the owner of this home “helped” me to even make it easier to say Goodbye and be ready for this moving- process 😊. They became actually mad because I can’t effort their new rent. So it feels a bit uncomfortable to live and stay here at the moment.

And I know I have a holiday week in June too, to just enjoy. The week after I have moved I have one week off from work 🥰. Just the thought of that feels a bit amazing 😊.

So I don’t have very much to tell you or write about at the moment. It’s not to much exciting things that has happen during the last 2- 3 weeks,- except from sleeping, eating, working, packing down a life. Or actually I have a bit to write about, but I need to “save it all” to days I have a bit more time to just enjoying writing in my blog instead 😊.

Today I just want to say Thank you so much May ( and Natasja 🌹) , for the incredible solutions that “showed up” in a time when I didn’t see so many solutions at all 🥰. I feel incredibly Grateful, lucky and happy for that 🥰.

And Welcome so much to you June, – I’m looking forward to “meet” you even I don’t know very much about you yet 🏖☀️.

And to you my dear readers, – I’m going to “drop by” my blog as much as I can, have the possibility and have the energy too during the nexts weeks. The time, my time will be a bit better and different in a couple of weeks when I’m “placed” close to the beach in a new home, and then you will “hear/ read” a bit more from me, that’s for sure 🏖😊.

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 as soon as possible 😘

A bit tired Laila S- doing as best as I can at the moment 😊

I just want to say Thank you so much May for the solutions that showed up this month when I didn’t see so many solutions on my own 🌹. And Welcome June,- I don’t know very much about you, but I do know Im looking forward to meet you🌹, and I’m looking forward to move too 🏡

#lifeis #myblog #mylife #mypost #lifeexperiences #changes #challenges #movingout #dailylife #plans #theunexpexted #may #june #solutions #feelinggrateful #feelinglucky #positivefocus #friends #friendship

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 😊.

#friends #friendship #lifeis #onmymind #goodconversations #feelinggrateful #enjoying #timeout #feelinglucky #acupoftea #soul #helpful #afternoontea #changes #challenges #positivefocus

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 😊.

#holiday #gueste #Norway #friends #family #visit #coronasituation