A nice visit surprise 😊🛩🏖

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

I’m actually getting a holiday guest this week,- something that is a very nice surprise 😊. Well,- it’s not a surprise since I know my friend is coming, but it is only 3 weeks since she asked me if I had time for a holiday visit this week. And of course I have,- but I need to do my work in between 🎧.

I’m really looking forward to see my friend from Norway again, it’s some years ago we have met. And I’m really looking forward to show her my “new” home so close to the beach and the sunrise 🌞

It’s actually around 2, 5 years since I have had any holiday guests,- except from my Ruben this January 🥰. But he is my child, my son, not a holiday guest,- so it’s a other kind of vist. He have still a kind of life here after living here for some years. He have friends he meets up with and doing different things together with when he is in Spain 😊.

This visit is a nice surprise also because I didn’t think anyone from Norway was going to visit me this year. I have asked some few family and friends from Norway if they wanted to visit me in Spain this year,- but in general I have got the answer “Nja, maybe next year, it’s still corona and also a war going on”.

I understand that,- and a other thing,- to be honest, I don’t think I can effort to host a lots of guests anyway. I don’t have the economy to have many guests to serve several meals per day rather.  It also costs some money to host guests. And I can’t have a free “holiday in” even I’m living in Spain.

I know I could probably ask more friends and family from Norway to visit me, but in a way I “gave up” when I got this answer, and also when I thought a bit about how much the economic cost can be for me to have several guests during the summertime and Autumn. I actually can’t effort it.

The prices are higher in Spain too, both the food, drinks, water, gas, electricity, but my salary is not higher. No changes on that one. Of course it feels a bit sad,- but it is what it is,- and it’s better to accept the fact and situation,- and do the best of it,- like really enjoying the visit I having (and can effort) 🥰.

I understand why people still are considering to travel or not. It has been some special years with the corona- situation, and now the war in Ukraine. So yes,- it was a very nice surprise that my friend asked me if she could visit me for some days 😊. I didn’t see that coming,- and I’m going to appreciate and take care of every moment 😊. Special because I think this will be more and less the only holiday guest that will drop by to me this year 🏖. And this guest doesn’t use me and my home as a “free holiday in” in Spain either,- she helps out. Something I’m really grateful for 🧡.

My friend did visit me several times a year before the corona- situation. She visited me so often that she have a bit clothes and private things here. She was actually the last guest before corona did “dropped by”. She visited me in October 2019 for a week, and now she also will be the first one that visit me after the corona- situation 😊.

We have been friends for many, many years. Actually since she was 6 years old and I was 7 years old. That’s a bit of some years 😊.

But I don’t remember what I do when I have holiday guests anymore 😅. It’s “just” 2,5 years since I had guests, but still….it’s feels like in an other “lifetime” after the corona- situation. And I have also moved into a new home. Lucky for me it’s a friend I know very well so I don’t need to stress to much with to much “entertainment”. I think beach and ocean, barbecue at my terrace and maybe a visit or two “here and there” will be fine 🏖.

But I need to admit I have thought a bit about that,- what do I do together with holiday guests? It’s good I can “exercise” a bit with a good friend now during the nexts days, because I’m actually not sure anymore what I do when I have holiday guests 😊. I’m a bit “out of training” when it comes to host holiday guests 😅.

And what do I fill the fridge up with? What kind of food? What to drink? I myself live in a way very “simple” when it comes to food and drinks. In general I eat what’s in the fridge 😊. And buy just what I need. It’s not any kind of “gourmet” in my fridge, to be honest 😅. A couple of years ago I actually had a bit control and a kind of “overview” over that one too 😊. But okay,- it is what it is,- and I’m going to do my best so she will feel very welcome, and hopefully will visit me again 🌹.

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 😊

Things are ready for my guest,- clean bed, towels and even some books she can read if she want 😊(ear- plugs?- it’s a bit more noisy here then where I lived before. I sleep well, but I don’t know if my friend will sleep well- so just in case,- ear- plugs to her 😊)

It’s some years since I had holiday guests in my home now,- actually closely 2, 5 year 🏖. It’s mainly because of the corona- situation. But now my first holiday guest is “on the way”,- something I really looking forward to 😊🛩.

#guests #holiday #relaxingtime #friends #friendship #lifeis #livinginspain #Norwegian #feelinggrateful #feelinglucky

The beach is getting ready for some holiday guests 🏖🐣

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

The firs week in March I had nice morning walks at the beach every morning before my work 🚶‍♀️🏖. A really good start on the day. But then the rain came, and it has more and less raining for closely 3 weeks ☔. The last week the sun has showed up, and it’s more and more Spring in the air, but the wind and the rain has still dropped by a bit now and then.

Today I have a bit Easier Holiday, and actually a kind of Saturday feeling, even its Thursday 😊 , and I started the day with a relaxing and nice walk on the beach this morning 🏖. No wind, no rain. Just so peaceful and no people either. Just me, the beach, the sunrise, the ocean and some beach umbrellas that was getting ready for the holiday guests 🏖.

The beach, the beach umbrellas and the sunrise 🌞

It was a great start on the Easter to have this relaxing walk, feel the silent and just be so totally alone on the beach 😊. It’s not for very long, because the Easter holiday guests are just around the corner to the beach 😊.

I’m not going to have any holiday guests this Easter. It’s actually some years since there was holiday guests during the Easter in my home, actually holiday guests in general, not just in the Easter,- but that’s because of this pandemi. Last Easter I’m not even sure if I remember 😅. Is it like that for you? Like 2020 and 2021 is a bit foggy in the memories? The Easter 2020 we was living with curfew here in Spain so it was a bit difficult to have any guests. But in one way I had two guests that Easter 2020,- because my oldest son and his friend, Andreas, was “stuck” together with me in my home under the curfew that year 😅.

I’m not going to have any Easter holiday guests this year, but my daughter have a guest for a couple of days 🐣. I’m actually not sure if there will come any holiday guests to my home this year at all. One thing is the pandemi, but this war in Ukraine are also something that keeps people think twice before they choose to travel to fare now at days. It’s unfortunately not easy to make to many or to much plans now at days because of both the war and the pandemi.

At the moment I’m very fine with not hosting holiday guests. But I think that’s because my daughter still lives here, and I feel or have a kind of need to be “just me” for a while before I can be a pleasant and caring hostess for friends and family from Norway. And when I first have some guests after so long time, actually years, without any holiday guests during the last years, I really want to be a good and caring hostess, and take good care of my guests 😊. Have the energy and time to and for them as well😊.

Ruben, my middle son, dropped by as a fantastic suprise and for a lovely visit in January this year, so there has been one guest. But he is my son, so it’s different. I don’t “count” him as a holiday guest 😊💙.

I haven’t ask many of my friends or family to visit me either yet,- because I know myself so good that I need a tiny little time to be a bit alone, be just me, and not a hostess after Mathilde has travelled. But of course I hope there will be some family and friends “souls” that’s dropping by my home during this year 🥰. But maybe not before after June? Then, after June, maybe it’s just not the beach that gets ready for holiday guests, but also me?😊 I don’t know,- wee see what’s happen 😊.

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 😊

Early this morning it was just me, the sunrise, and the sun umbrellas at the beach- but that’s not for very long 😊

I had a great start on the Easter this year with a nice walk at the beach early this morning. Nice and relaxing- it was just me, the beach, the sunrise and the ocean, and some sun umbrellas too ☂️. The beach was getting ready for some Easter guests 🐣🏖.

#easter #morningwalk #beach #relaxing #enjoyinglife #silent #peaceful #holiday #relaxingtime

Happy Easter to you all 🐣😊🌞

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

The Easter is here, the Spring is in the air,- and I wish you all some Great Easter Days 🐣🌞.

I have been looking forward to some days off for a while now,- and my plans for thise Easter Days is not very much. Relax, enjoy that the Spring is in the air, maybe paint a bit, and spend time together with my daughter,- and also Marius, my oldest and his girlfriend that’s coming back from Paraguay this week 🌞. And maybe I’m going to socials a bit together with some friends too.

Today it’s just one week until my daughter will be on the plane to Bali, and ready for some new adventures in her life, and a lots of new knowledge too 😊. So I want to spend as much time as I can together with her before she’s travelling. I’m actually not sure when I will see her again. But I also know she is going to spend a bit time together with some of her friends before she’s leaving as well as she need do work a bit and also start packing and organize the last things and paper work for her long and exacting travel in life 🏖😊. So she have a bit to do the last days before she’s leaving.

I’m going to take the days a bit as they are coming this Easter, but be available for Mathilde when or if she needs me 😊. I have two days off from my job, and then I need to be a bit like a “working bie” on Saturday on the phone 🎧🐝. Hopefully most of the costumers are on Easter Holiday so there will be a bit silent on the phone 🤞😊. And then I have two more days off from my work before a the “normal” working days are “up and running again” 😊🎧. I’m really looking forward to some days off even there’s a day with work inbetween 😊.

I hope you have some fantastic Easter Days to look forward to 🥰.

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

See you soon 😊

I’m so ready to enjoying some Easter Days now 😊🐣

I wish you all a Great Easter 😊🐣. I hope you all have some relaxing and fantastic days to look forward too 🧡. I’m just looking forward to some relaxing Spring days, as well as using time together with two of my children. And maybe be a bit extra available for Mathilde- because it’s just one week until she is getting on a big and exciting travel in her life 🏖🧡. Happy Easter to you all 🧡🐣.

#easter #mychildren #mammi #family #timeoff #holiday #relaxingtime #lifeis #livinginspain #Norwegian #happyeaster

Welcome November 🍃🌹 Thank you October 🌹🍂

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

I have been working a lot in October, mainly because I had some private students who was going to have an big Norwegian exam in October, called Bergenstesten. So I needed to try to do my best to guide them to the exam, make them as ready and prepared I could. And that has taken a bit off time 📚. But also my normal job is a customer service agent on the phone takes time, even that one has just taken the “normal” weekly work time. And my freelance work- I’m using a bit more time on that one know for different reasons at the moment 😊. I have some dreams and wishes I want try out and see if it’s possible to manage 😊.

And just in case, “of course” my teamleder in my customer “service agent on the phone job” wanted to “upgrade” my skills too in October, so I could and can do some more and other tasks in the customer service agent job🎧. But I need to admit I didn’t feel for any more skills or new tasks or training at all at the moment 😅. I’m actually find on the phone like everything is at the moment 😊. Maybe special because I have different tasks I work on in my other job, my freelance work- like reach my own dreams in life 😊😅. And that’s not to be on the phone as a costumer service agent “for ever”. It’s something different. But the customer service agent job is fine- so please don’t misunderstand me. I was not just prepared for a bit more training in that job straight after finishing teaching my students 📚😅. And I have some dreams and wishes I really wants to try and see if its possible for me to actually reach them and manage them. But then I both need to put in some “offer” in both in my time as well as a bit of money.

To have dreams and wishes are free, but to try to reach them cost both time and money, and I want to and need to try to see if its possible for me to reach and manage my dreams 🌠. I don’t know that if I don’t try, and I can’t “put it on hold” for to long know anymore, I have already done that to long. I have set up a timeline to see if I can manage this, my dream. And I will probably know in a two or three years if or if not I manage it 😊.

I will say Thank you to October for the different opportunities my education, knowledge and different work experiences , and last but not at least, my life experiences gives me when it comes to new and exciting possibilities in different job situations – like my freelance work 🙏.

And I’m Thankful for that my students manage the Norwegian exam, Bergenstesten. It was a bit of a stress, but is was worth it 📚.

October has been very much focus on job in one or another way. And then, unfortunately, not so much time together with my friends, but I have manage to squeeze in a date with my Spanish friend at least🥰. And of course time with my children, – on the phone with my middle one in Norway, and the oldest and youngest has dropped by my home now and then. One of them even dropped by with all his/ her things too 😳😅. Jepp,- one has moved back home to the mammi again during October. No comments from me on that one yet 😅.

I wish November very welcome,- this month is also one of my favourite months- because my daughter was born in November 🧡. And in November there will be homemade birthday chocolate cake too 🎂.

I know November will be busy with work in different ways and forms. And also to continue doing and working with my dreams beside ordinary working- hours and days, and yes, be a mammi in my home as well. And try to squeeze in both some dating with my Spanish friend as well as some nice and cozy meetings together with my friends 😊. And in some or another way I really need to start with some regular workout and exercises again too 😅. I’m just not sure how or where to put those hours in my “schedule” 🤸‍♀️. And I also need to try to be better to write and share posts as well 📝.

With some good planning I can manage this- special if I give my self time to accept that things takes time and maybe little by little I will manage to put “all and everything” in a functional schedule that’sworsk for me- but not “all at once”, and also accept that there will be days where I will not manage closely to do anything- like today 😊.

I did started on a 2 weeks holiday today,- and I have actually not done very much- and I just needed this day to not do very much too – just relax 😊. Then I will manage to do a bit more other days 😊.

Thank you October for changing and challenges, knowledge and wisdom 🙏🍂. And Thank you for my jobs and works and different opportunities I get 📚📝. Thank you so much for my patience friends 🧡,- and Thank October for just the possibility to “meet” you with your ups and downs 😊🧡. And Thank you October for some nice and refreshing walks on the beach during some afternoons- it helps to clear my mind 🏖.

Welcome November- my daughter’s birthday month 🧡. And welcome to two lovely weeks of holiday,- where I just need to use the time and days to “feel up my batteries”, to relax, be a bit selfish and take a bit care of just my self for a tiny little while,- in my own way 🧡. Welcome November to a new freelance job- a job I’m looking forward to start in 📝🌠. And Welcome November with your unknown changes and challenges- I will try my very best to handle them as best as I can in a positive, open minded way and with as much joy I can manage to give different challenges in life 🧡.

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

See you as soon as possible 😊

From one of my walks at the beach during an afternoon in October 🍂

Thank you October for changing and challenges, knowledge and wisdom 🙏🍂. Thank you for different works opportunities 📚📝. Thank you so much for my patience friends 🧡. And Thank you October for some nice and refreshing walks on the beach during some afternoons to just clear my mind 🏖. Welcome November with your unknown changes and challenges, opportunities, knowledge and wisdom 🧡🍂.

#changes #challenges #work #lifesituation #job #opportunities #october #newmonth #exam #teaching #knowledge #November #focus #positivefocus #holiday #dreams #goals

Just enjoying my first holiday in my holiday week 🏖🌞

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

Today is my first holiday in this holiday week and … yes, in this holiday home too 😅. I’m living in a holiday home and I actually have holiday too at the moment 😍. Perfect 😁.

I’m going to start in a new job in the beginning of August, and in that case I needed to “take out” one holiday week before I’m starting in the new job,- and then it became this upcoming week 🌞.

Enjoying my first holiday in my holiday week and my holiday home as well 🌞

And my first holiday I have just enjoyed. First no wake- up call, just slept to my body obviously was finish sleeping. A lovely feeling to wake up when I was ready to wake up 😊. And then a nice breakfast outside in the sun on my roof terrace, and then actually some freelance work when there was a bit “speed” in my internet (yes, I know- dont work when it’s holiday… 😅but this is some work I need to do and don’t mind to do if I should manage to reach some of my goals 😊 …. so it doesn’t quite feels like work 😊).

I have prepared a nice meal/ meat for some barbecue too, and I have spent some hours on the beach as well 😊.

The meat getting ready for some barbecue later today, with some fresh herbs from my “garden” 🌞.
It takes me just some very few minutes to go to this lovely beach 🏖.

Reading, relaxing and listen to music. I can’t read with sunglasses anymore, I actually need to use glasses 🤓. But with my eyes and nose in the book and the sun on my back it’s “in function”. That’s the way it is when I’m getting older 😅. I know I can get glasses with sunglass- function, but at the moment it’s not necessary. That day will probably come soon enough 😊🤓.

My book, my glasses and some music on the ear too 🎶🎵
The meat getting ready on the barbecue 🍗

It’s a first time for everything,- and this weekend was actually the first time I have barbecue on my own, just for me and myself. I have barbecue a lot, but never to just myself. It was not to bad to just be me, but of course it’s a bit nicer with good company 😊.

But this “just me”, or actually do different kinds of things on my own, alone without my children, is something I’m going to “learn” now. It’s a bit scary, but I have already manage a couple of things, so I will probably manage a bit more too. I don’t know what “all and everything” I need to learn to do on my own are yet, but I will probably soon enough find out 😊.

I have learn to shop food without my “babyducks” following me in the food store. I have been at the beach several times on my own, and I have moved to a new place,- just me 😊. I have even travel to Madrid, without any kind of “company”.

I know for some people this things I have “learned” to do without my children around me sounds very strange, but I have actually had from one to three of my children around me more and less “all the time” for 27 years. So for me it’s actually a bit strange to not “share” or “do” normal things without one or two or three of my kids around me 😊.

I remember I told my son in the middle that there was days I really was looking forward to live alone and didn’t need to pick up socks or towels in the sofa, or go on glasses and plates “hunting” in my children’s rooms, but I forgot that when the socks, towels, glasses, plates and so one was “gone”, my children was gone too 😅.

This is a so normal situation for mostly every parents when their children are moving out. It’s a situation we are sometimes really looking forward to, but we aren’t always “prepared” on how it will be after the children are “out of the nest” 😊.

Anyway,- I’m going to do the best of this holiday week I have in front of me 😊. The first day was not to bad at all 😊🌞🏖.

I’m going to use some days on “just me” now because I actually need it, and there’s not to many plans for this week either. And that feels great 😊. I have a couple of things I need to do, but I can choose when I want to do them, and I’m going to invite some friends over too, for maybe some barbecue or maybe just some snacks, but great conversations will it be anyway 😊.

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 😊

A tasty homemade barbecue meal together with a cold glass of Tinto de Verano 🍷

I’m have enjoyed my first holiday in my holiday home in my holiday week 😊🏖. Breakfast outside under the sun, some hours at the beach, even some barbecue in the evening too 🍗🍷. And of course some thoughts about “living on my own”, having young adults children that’s living their own lifes now, and I need to learn to live just my life now 😊.

#children #movingout #mammi #raisingup #growingup #gettingolder #midlife #lifeexperiences #changes #challenges #thougths #holiday #holidyahome #beach #sun #enjoyinglife #barbecue