Life is Precious

Coming home on Monday night, we were shocked to find out a neighbor was missing. Apparently the Police had been around, asking questions about when she’d been seen last, the divers had searched the river, and they organized a terrestrial and a helicopter search, too. Like in the movies. My heart felt so heavy- here we were complaining about the wind in Amsterdam and a lady from around here says she hopes she’ll at least be found! And I can’t wrap my head around what this means.

I didn’t know her well, in fact I’d only met her once, but I was won over by the fact that she offered to sit Sammy sometimes, it’s not like I’d actually ask her to do it, but it’s nice of people to say something more than hello since it doesn’t happen very often in this country.

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November Weekend

It’s grey, rainy and dark these day, but it’s the last week of November and Christmas is around the corner. And thank God for it! I totally get why people try to escape to warmer places this time of the year and although I was just home for a week in the beginning of October and we’re going to Marrakech just after Christmas, I’d roam the country in a second, if I could.

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Tacos Save the Day

No, the apartment was not sold on the first round of home inspections and yesterday I was both furious and sad, mostly because nobody could realise what a great home this has been for me and see herself living here. But I snapped out of it pretty fast, relieved that V contacted the engineer and the real estate agent to correct a bunch of information regarding the bathroom and now we’re having a new “open house” again on Sunday, meaning I’ll be living on display until then.

Today was the 17 of May, Norway’s national day and we didn’t even get out of the house. And I loved every second of it! We did have both Prosecco, Cremant and Champagne, which implied a couple of naps on the couch watching crime. Again, how much better can it get? Both of us were tired, the weather was crappy and we had nowhere to be and so staying at home with good food and some slightly burned meringues (I made a batch yesterday, while angry about the lack of a bidding round) felt like the perfect thing to do.

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I’ll leave you a lovely recipe I found on the American site. I prepared it yesterday (with a couple of changes and it was yummy!

Steak Tacos With Cilantro-Radish Salsa
Radishes make a crunchy salsa for this steak taco recipe—or for any other tacos you’re serving this summer.

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Great Party

Last week was very intense and, as it usually happens with me when things pile up, it left me half dead. So this week I’ve been napping 2-3 hours a day on the days I could and otherwise gone through the motions with either a headache or a yawn. But hey, freelance life, getting on top of my finances and weekend studies, who said it was going to be easy?

Anyways, here I am, all the sashimi stash waiting in the kitchen, beer in the fridge and the man on his way home, how could I complain? Besides it’s Friday and tomorrow I’m hosting a party, God knows we all need a party from time to time, if not for the drinks, at least for the heels! 😉figmascarponetartsqdrizzle Continue reading

Stavanger in Winter Clothes

The second half of this year I’ve spend working my ass off, billing and paying debts and I’m still miles away. 😦 Luckily I’ve had a couple days out of town here and there, so I used each opportunity to have a short city break. And Stavanger was no exception. I was there in court with a good friend of mine for two days and we had a blast. Heroines by day, superwomen by night. Haha! I’m exaggerating, of course, all we did was have a late dinner on the first evening and an early one the second one. But it felt so good catching up, no kids to tend to, no dog to walk, lots of time to buy the last Xmas gifts (for her) and to get a Xmas haircut (for me)._mg_0053 Continue reading

Turbonegro Concert and Other Adventures

How are you? I’ve had an eventful weekend that included a punk-rock concert, a dinner with friends, brunch at the nearest café, a walk in the neighbourhood, a hangout with my neighbour who had forgotten her keys and today I’m hoping for  a Christmas market in town and coffee with a friend.
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