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

A “date” at the theater 🎭😊

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

This weekend I was on “a date”, and not just on a date “anywhere” or with “anyone”,- but on the theater “The Varietés Theatre” in Fuengirola/ Spain together with one of my best friends ,- Natasja 😊🎭. Okay,- maybe not a “real” date since it was together with my friend, but for me still a fantastic evening with marvellous entertainment and the best company 🥰.

Dressed up and ready for the theatre 🎭😊 ( but I did change my dress- tell you about that one in my next text 😅)

It was actually not a theater- play, but more like a theater musical,- and I just need to say “Wow” 😍. For a show, for a place, for a company and the artist, dancers and the music was fantastic. A really great entertainment for a Saturday evening 🤩.

A tiny bit from the theater musical 🎭

A place I really will reccomend to visit. There’s a lots of different and good entertainment going on in the theater, during the year,- but it will, unfortunately, be closed during the nexts three months because the theater building is a protected housing in Spain, so they need to keep closed down during the summer season 🌞.

The theater building 🎭

It’s a place I easily could, and hopefully would get the chance to take my holiday guests with me to visit for great entertainment 😊.

A cozy place for some drinks and snacks before, during and after the entertainment 🍷🥓

When Natasja asked me to company her to the theater I thought I was going to a Spanish language speaking theater,- but it all was in English. It’s some Scandinavian who runs the theater, so the language in the different shows are in English. To be more correctly a great couple from Denmark,- and one of theirs son was playing and singing in the musical. He is “only” 16 years old,- but what a talent 😊.

The ticket and a bit information about the show 🎭

And when I was sitting there in the theater and listening to the music and watching the dancing and entertainment I remember when Mathilde was younger and we did live in Norway she danced ballet, and I remember how much she did enjoyed it 💃. The dancing, the entertainment. And I actually think she would enjoy being in this theater too, be a part of the entertainment and a bit different environment then work as well 🎭. So maybe when she’s coming back home from Bali she will start to go on auditions there? I actually hope so, because I think that will give her very much as a hobby and interest in her life 🎭🥰. And it’s actually something she can take her friends with as well 😊. But of course it’s her choice,- I’m just her mammi and want what’s best for her……at least I think what’s best for her 😊.

Maybe a place my daughter will enjoy to be a part of when she’s back in Spain? 💃🎭

It’s actually the first time I have been to a theater musical since I moved to Spain. So two “new” things this week, both a bus trip and musical, closely three with the basket with some painted glassbottles for sale,- but I have sold a tiny bit paintings “here and there” before, not just the way I’m trying to sell in Case Barella at the moment 😊. I’m “exposing” 😅,- and I actually do like it 😊.

I have been at musicals before,- both in Norway and Spain, England too,- but not after I moved to Spain. This is something I absolutely is going to do again 😊. It was fun and fantastic, and super good entertainment, and gave me a great feeling of “living” a bit again,- something I’m going to do a bit more of 😊. And then I mean it’s so great to do something else and different now and then, then “just” meet up for a drink, great conversations and a tasty meal 😊.

So,- yes I really do recommend to visit “The Varietés Theatre” in Fuengirola 🎭. Of course during the seasons it’s open 😊.

And a big “Thank you” to Natasja that invited me to be together with her to this fantastic entertainment ❤. I enjoyed every second 🥰. And also a very, very cozy evening together with some other great people as well 🥰.

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 entertainment evening “gold” worthy 🎭🧡 ( it’s a statue outside the theatre)

This weekend was a great weekend with fantastic entertainment and super good company 🎭🧡. I really recommend to visit “#The Varietés Theatre” in Fuengirola 🎭. Marvellous entertainment, fantastic artists and a really cozy place to enjoy a drink or to together with some snacks and great company 😊🧡.

#theater #musical #The Varietés Theatre #Fuengirola #goodentertainment #cozyplace #wothavisit #greatweekend #greatcompany #date #friends #friendship #lifeis #livinginspain

The first party and the topic was 1920s🎉😊

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

My daughter had a party for her friends this weekend on our roof terrace 🎉. She is going to travel to Bali next week and wanted to have a kind of not “goodbye party”, but “see you when I’m back” party for her friends 🎉😊. But before that was possible it was necessary to clean and wash 🧼🧽🧹….a lot…. after all the yellow sand from Sahara. It wasn’t sand anymore, it was mud and clay 😅,- and not so easy to just wash and clean away either,- but we manage to “clean up” most of it…..after some days of work 😅🧼.

This was actually the first party that has been arranged on the terrace, actually in our home, after I/ we moved in here. So my daughter was the first one that had a party on the roof terrace 🎉,- and it wasn’t any kind of party either,- the topic was 1920s 💄😊. Of course- it’s around 100 years ago 😊. So all her guests included her self was so fabulous and classy dressed up like from 1920s 😊. So it was a bit important that the terrace was clean and all the tables and chairs as well.

Look at this two fancy friends 🥰. My daughter, Mathilde and her friend, Martine- so classy and fancy dressed up for the 1920s party 🎉

I think they had a great time there up on the roof, and I know they behave perfectly 🍾. There will not be any problems for me to let her have a party on the terrace together with her friends an other time- when she’s back from Bali 🏖.

I’m very impressed over my daughter’s friends,- they are a nice “bunch” of young people, behave well and did dress up so very well too, they looked all so cool in their 1920s clothes and costumes 🎩.

And Martine and Mathilde “in colours” 😊.

I have also fixed the dress Mathilde used on her party during the last days before the party. It’s a dress that my youngest sister got tailored to me when she was on a 3 month trip in the East, including to Asia and Indonesia for around 21 years ago.  The dress is in real silk, and as “old” as Mathilde, and not least, in fact Mathilde is also the first to wear the dress.

I have tried it on a couple of times, but did never had the “correct” event to use it in. This weekend was a perfect event to use it. Maybe a bit symbolic too? Because she is going to the East, the dress is from the East, the party was for her, the dress was made when she was a baby, and many, including myself, think Mathilde and my youngest sister look at bit similar when my sister was in the same age as Mathilde is now, and also when she was younger. I have actually sometimes now and then even called Mathilde with my sister’s name 😅.

Here she is- my brave daughter that are going to “turn her nose” to Bali for a while 😘

It wasn’t easy to get any photos of my daughter where she was smiling,- and she told me that the reason for that was because women in 1920s did have any rights to for example vote, or the same education as men, or same salary for the same work, or the possibility that she have,- travel to another part of the world, be a part of starting up a office there and be able to work there as well as get new experiences and knowledge. And that’s true- women have a bit more rights and possibilities now at days then 100 years ago.

And the party place became ready and nice too. To be honest I was not sure if we would manage it,- because it was a lot to clean up. More and less everything needed a tiny bit of a wash 🧼. But look at this:

The party terrace is ready for my daughter’s friends and the 1920s party 🎉 Not to bad at all- but imagen most of this was with mud and clay before we started cleaning up 🧼😊. I’m very impressed over my daughter and my job 😊.

And me,- well I enjoyed my own company in my cozy backyard cafe this weekend,- not a bad place at all 🥰.

Look at this- not to bad to be “banished” to a backyard when it looks like this 😊

I’m very happy that it was my daughter that had the first roof terrace party in this home 🥰. And I’m grateful for her friends 🧡.

I’m not sure if I’m going to have a roof terrace party like this with my friends, not with any 1920s topic either. I’m not very good to host “big” parties,- the few times I have tried I needed to cancel the parties because in general the guests did chancel or didn’t answer my invitation. But I’m going to use the roof terrace to spend great times together with my children and friends during the summer 🌞. Just some few good friends at the time, not like any kind of party, just more like small gatherings 😊. Because I’m very good to host small and cozy gatherings 😊.

So that’s actually what our closely 2 first weeks in April has been used to,- preparing the first root terrace party with the 1920s as topic, fixing the dress to Mathilde, get different paper work Mathilde needed ready for her travel to Bali, and of course doing our jobs as well inbetween as “normal” things like shopping food, washing clothes, preparing food, cleaning the home outside as well as inside. It’s not a challenge to “fill up” the days, that’s for sure 😊. And yes,- I have been a bit good to socializing with some friends and colleagues too inbetween “all this” 😊. Tried? Yes,- I’m.

And now the Easter is soon “just around the corner” too. I need to admit I’m looking forward to a couple of extra days to just don’t do to much now 😊.

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 as possible 😊

Two good friends- enjoying each other’s company and friendship as well as looking forward to a stylish 1920s party 🎉

My daughter’s getting ready for her trip to Bali, and this weekend she had a terrace party together with her friends 🎉. Topic 1920s 🎩. And all of her friends was so cool and classy dressed up 🥰. The days flies a bit to fast, and there’s not a big challenge to “fill up” the days either at the moment 😊.

#party #mydaugther #gettingolder #gettingresdyfornewadventure #roofterrace #cleaning #lifeis #livinginspain #Norwegian #1920s #topic #friends #friendship #enjoyinglife #beingamammi #thelife #thedailylife

Goodbye March ☔ Welcome to the Spring and April 🌱🤗

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

And then March was over too. I’m a bit happy for that,- it was a bit demanding month, at least in the mental area. For me more mental tired, for my daughter- mental challenges, but also tired. Both are a bit tired, but in two different ways 😊😴. Not tired of each other, but just the situation we have been through. But that’s life,- isn’t it?😊

But there’s still different things to be grateful for during March even it was a bit challenging month 😊. I’m Thankful for my friend that “borrowed” her ears to me when I needed someone to talk to during this month 🧡. And I’m grateful for the great friends my daughter have that has used their time together with her when her days was not the easiest 🧡.

I’m grateful for that our things and stuffs in Norway are “on the road” and in the direction Spain now 😊. And I’m grateful for canvas and glassbottles, oilcolours and a creative mind and two in our home 🎨😊.

I’m looking forward to “create” a colourful backyard “cafe” in my home area 🎨😊

I’m always grateful for my children, and I feel very lucky and thankful for that I have a good job 🤓😊 as well as my freelance work 📝. For me a good job is a stable job 🙏💛.

March was stormy, not just mentally, but we got a lots of rain and wind from Sahara that in it’s own way “coloured up” our days…..and all our things outside too 😅. I’m still not finish washing and cleaning that,- it wasn’t the easiest to clean up to be honest 🏖🧽.

Goodbye, goodbye March,- it was what it was. Experiences and knowledge in different ways and forms, maybe special the mental area this time? 😌

I’m looking forward to both meet and start on April. I’m looking forward to start to “prepare” my “backyard cafe” for the Spring and Summer, as well as the roof terrace 🌱 🌞. I have started to plant some plants “here and there”, and it’s so nice to see they are growing.

My daughter is going to have a terrace party in our roof terrace for her friends before she’s travelling to Bali,- and yes, if everything goes as it’s planned she will be on her way to Bali and some new and exciting adventures 20. April 🏖✈

April the month I became a mammi for the first time,- it’s my oldest son’s birthday month 🎁. I’m not sure if I’m getting older or he is just growing up very much and a bit to fast? 😅. I can’t believe that I will have a “child” in age 28 during April 😳. Wow,- imagine that 🥰.

I think April will be a bit more “relaxed” in the mind that March was 🤯. But I know there will be more then enough to do during April too, but in a very different way then during this month we now are waving Goodbye and Thank you too 🧡.

Welcome April,- the Spring is in the air 🌱🌞. And things will also change in our home,- and in general changes are good even they can be a bit “scary” because they are unknown,- like changes in general are. But this time I’m looking forward to some of this changes,- like for example live a bit my life, live a bit on my own and alone 😍. I love my children, and I love my daughter and her company too,- but it’s a time for everything in life,- like leave the nest 😉🐣.

I hope you too are looking forward to meet April and have some nice things in your life to look forward 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 🧡

See you soon 😊

Look how nice and colourful it can be in my “backyard cafe” this Spring and summer 🥰.

Goodbye, goodbye March- Thank you for the experiences 🧡. Welcome April,- I’m really looking forward to meet you 🤗.

#spring #lifeis #livinginspain #Norwegian #positivefocus #lifeisgood #thelife #thedailylife #mychildren #feelinggrateful #feelinglucky #feelingthankful #march #april

The rain was more coloured up in red/ brown 💧☔🏜

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

After a very yellow/ orange coloured day the rain came,- and the rain did also came with colours,- but more like dark red and brown colours.

Look at the table outside- thexrain have “coloured up” the glass plat in a red/ brown colour. The floor as well.

This Sahara sand rain is normal on this time of the year here in Spain,- but it’s my first time to experience this yellowish and orange coloured light. And also this “blood rain” as the Spanish people call it. And yes it can looks a bit like blood.

It’s a bit red and brown here and there,- and it will be a bit to clean up too 😳…..if not there will come some bit fresher rain after this💧☔

My daughter tried to show you the different from the coloured rain in our backyard and how the “floor” normally looks like:

My daughter empty a bottle of clean water on the ground and you can see the different 😳

It’s a bit like Autumn here at the moment, but it’s good the plants at least get some water, actually a bit more then some too.

And we get some new “colours” here and there outside our home.

This for example is normally more like a black colour. Today it’s more a mix between red and brown 🎨.

It has raining a lot during the night, but it’s still some colours in the water. It will maybe be a bit to clean up and brush over when the rain has stopped and spring is slowly beginning to bloom. Even the windows probably need a tiny wash so I don’t get the “imagination” that the world outside is still coloured in dark yellow 🎨.

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 🧡

See you soon 😊

From our backyard this morning,- still a tiny “river” during the floor coloured up with re/ brown colours 🎨

After a bit yellow and orange coloured day, yesterday evening and this night was “coloured up” with a lots of rain, lightning and thunder.⛈….and the rain came with the colours more like dark red and brown 💧☔. So now our things outside for “real” have changed a bit colour for a while 🎨😊.

#rain #colors #theweather #theatmosphere #colorfulrain #Norwegian #livinginspain #lifeis