I finally got to do this – Day 10

I try to be creative with things to do alone in a half furnished flat… And I don’t want to focus on the negative or all the scary things with the situation we’re in. So here we go, a post about the things I finally got around to do in my flat now when I have time. More than enough time…

Happy plants!

1. I started off like everyone else: By cleaning. Amazing how many rabbits you see when you’re home, midday and the sun is up…

2. Clothes, I have too many and never anything to wear. I had to do something before the situation got out of hand. So I did. Now I have too many and nothing to wear, but at least it’s all organised and I know where to look for them all!

3. I finally got around to put the bedroom curtains up properly. Amazing what some velcro can do! Do you like it?

(top picture being before, bottom picture being after)

4. I must admit, I’m not very good at using recyclable bags for food shopping. I used to be amazing at it in London, but ever since coming home to Norway I’ve lost that habit. So I end up with a mess of plastic bags in my kitchen drawer. Well not anymore! All folded to small triangles. Taking up less space, giving me peace at heart.

Why don’t you try it?

5. Ok, so question for you. How often do you clean your green plants? I’m not talking about dusting them, but proper clean each leaf? Do people do this? Anyways, I did. 5 years till next time!

…it was about time

6. Talking about plants. Yesterday I took all my plants on a little day trip to the windowsill to get some sunshine! They love me for it and in return they grow strong and stay green.

8. I put a label on it! I’m a little less than 2m tall. (Just about)…. Being 1.63m, having 2m wardrobes it leaves me with no control of what ends up on top of the wardrobe. Well, until today! All baskets got labels on them. Labels I can reach without standing on my tiptoes, making my life easier.

9. This week I also got to tidy my nail polish box. Throwing away the old colours and seeing which colours I had doubled. You know I have a thing for nail polish, and I always do my own nails, so I think I deserve a good selection of colours. Don’t you?

10. Time to make playlists! Since I don’t have a TV and I live alone, it can get too quiet in my apartment sometimes. The solution is of course music. (Always!) But I’ve now got to the point where I’m tired of all my regular playlists and I’m in desperate need of new music. So there you go, today’s project: Creating playlists for myself.

I realise this is not the most exciting blogpost you’ve ever read, but this is how my days are these days… And I did keep you occupied for some time there, didn’t I?! Hehe… So, what do you do at home these days? I could need some new ideas for next week…. Let me know, comment below!

Thank you and take care!

-Therese

“All the feels”

Right, today was day 6 of my “stay at home-don’t be with people-pretend you’re on a holiday at home-quarantin” … You might have seen yesterday’s post on Instagram?

And I’m hoping I’m not the only one with mood swings these days? Well, some people may say this is normal being me, but just ignore them. (Ha ha)

Yesterday was a strange day emotionally and I think the whole situation hit me a little extra for some reason. It even hit me so hard I dreamt of it last night. I dreamt I was going back to work after a long time in quarantine. I was happy and ready to work, when someone entered the building telling me this wasn’t my job anymore. The building was sold and would be made into a gym/ travel agency….

I sure hope that ain’t true by the time I come back to work. But it tells me how much I miss going to the gym, how much I miss moving from a-b and how much I miss work. Sure hope this world will go back to normal soon…

How are you doing? How do you fill your days? I’m especially thinking of you who are living alone and in a quarantine… Cos wow… Turns out you can have too much “me-time”!

-Therese

New favourite

First of all, THANK YOU, to Antonia for being so so sweet. Sending me card and a present for the new home. Such a nice gesture!

Also the present actually being the best thing ever:

The book: “The boy, the mole, the fox and the horse” – written by Charlie Mackesy

This is the sweetest book. So simple, so right. Motivational and emotional. Perfect present, perfect reading, one page a day. I love it!

Of course also loving the illustrations.

I had never heard of this book until Antonia told me I had to buy it. She knows me, this book is perfect for me and also I’m so bad at online shopping, she knew she would easily buy it and send it to me before I would get myself together and buy something (anything) online!

So here it is, my new favourite book. My daily motivational if you’d like. I read one page every day. Just because it’s cute! This is real life cutenesses, love and friendship, touching on difficult feelings through life. The combination is probably why I like it so much.

– Therese

Yey or ney, to Valentines Day?

Valentine’s Day, huh? I’ve never been fan of this day. I find it very superficial. Just another reason for stores to sell us useless things we don’t need.

We shouldn’t have to buy something to show someone we love them. We shouldn’t tell them we love them just because the day on the calendar tell us to.

Photo by: mavvi.photography

I’ll be honest, I’m not doing anything tonight. Not because I don’t have people I care about in my life, but because this is just another Friday and I believe in showing love every day, all year.

Also, if I were to celebrate, I would want to celebrate with the man who broke my heart a while back. So probably best if I just ignore this day and keep myself busy, right?

Big hug to everyone out there with a broken heart on a day like today!

– Therese

Bye 19!

Hei!

Det er årets siste dag, og som jeg har gledet meg til det! Ikke for selve feiringen i kveld. Den blir stille og rolig. Men til å kunne sette punktum på ett utfordrende år, det skal bli godt!

2019 ble året jeg flyttet fra UK til Norge. Jeg sa opp jobben i ett firma hvor jeg hadde jobbet i 14 år. Jeg startet en ny hverdag, med ny jobb. Nesten kjøpte ny bolig. Mistet 2 av mine aller nærmeste og kjæreste. Jeg reiste mye, prioriterte meg selv og familie. 2019 ble planleggings-fasen, året hvor ting ble forandret. Alt snudd på hodet og (forhåpentlig) nå lagt klart for året som kommer.

Ikke i ett sekund har jeg angret på det å forlate H&M. Det var riktig for meg, når jeg gjorde det.

Jeg har derimot angret på å forlate UK, da hjertet mitt fortsatt ligger igjen der. Men jeg har en ny hverdag nå. Med en sterkere og sunnere livskvalitet. Det er viktig det.

Savnet etter 2 (for meg) viktige personer er fortsatt stort. Bestemor en av disse. Hun var en fighter, på godt og vondt, og det vil jeg også være. Så jeg skal fortsette og jobbe for de mål jeg setter meg. Uansett hvor mye du prøver å hindre meg!

Jeg ser frem til de nye forandringene som kommer i 2020. Det å ha en sunnere hverdag, både fysisk og psykisk. Bedre livskvalitet, riktige prioriteringer og flere kortsiktige mål. Jeg kommer til å prioritere de mennesker som jeg har sett være genuine, mennesker som vil meg godt, og som jeg vil godt tilbake. Tiden hvor jeg ga alt, uten å få noe tilbake, er forbi.

Jeg er motivert, jeg er klar! Bring on 2020!

Takk for i år. Håper vi ses igjen neste år.

-Therese

Tantes Kino

I går arrangerte jeg «Tantes Kino» for mine to nevøer. Og for søster’n, og for hunden, og for 3 bamser og en koseklut…

Bildekvalitet så som så, men kjærlighet i massevis

Like før jul ga jeg gutta (og mamma’n deres) en invitasjon med tilhørende nye pyjamaser, så ingen skulle være i tvil om antrekket for kvelden. Og i går ble TV-stua fylt med puter, dyner, bamser og madrasser. Vi hadde pizza, godis og popcorn. Og så klart film (x2)!

Minstemann på 4 var nok en smule rastløs og satt sjeldent i ro mer enn 5 min av gangen. Men det betød mye kos og tull med tante. Så det er sånn det skal være.

Jeg tror det var en suksess. Gutta hadde ihvertfall gledet seg i dagevis og jeg tror søstern fikk to fornøyde sønner med seg hjem. Tanta deres sovnet fort på sofaen i ettertid.

Det var kjempe gøy, og veldig enkelt. En liten innsats for mye tilbake. Jeg er heldig jeg!

-Therese

Endelig…

Siste arbeidsdag for i år!

Jeg klager ikke på jobb jeg altså. Men jeg må innrømme at jeg gleder meg til noen dager med «jule-kos». Det skal også bli godt å ha dager der man føler man ser dagslyset i mer enn 2 minutter. Jeg kommer nemlig veldig dårlig overens med dette vinter-mørket…

“Office view”

I kveld får jeg UK-besøk, så nå er huset ryddet, kjøttkakene stekt og gjesterommet klart. Jeg gleder meg! Kunne ikke fått en bedre kick-start på juleferien. Og er evig takknemlig for Antonia som ville komme og holde meg med selskap i julen når «alle andre» er bortreist.

Dette er forresten Antonias første besøk i Oslo. Har du noen tips til hva vi bør se eller gjøre, så skriv gjerne en kommentar eller send meg en melding!

– Therese