UK + Sadness = Gym

I can tell I’m getting closer to my “1 year living in Norway anniversary” by the sadness I feel. I miss London like crazy, and missing my heart even more!

It’s hard to explain, cos I still think my decision of moving back was the right one. And life in Norway is so much better than life in London. But I still feel like I left a huge part of me, in the UK. Hence my sadness…

Like most things, I know this sadness will pass. And being sad is really just a waist of time. But while feeling down I’m super happy I have my gym to go to!

If I didn’t have gym as my distraction I would probably be home feeling sorry for myself, right now! (Let’s be real) Gym is the best distraction, the best mood booster out there. Do you know what I’m talking about? Of course you do!

…and if you don’t: Next time you’re feeling down, go for a walk. Run, swim, go to the gym. Any activity will make your body happy and mind distracted! It works! With a 100% guarantee

– Therese

Status: First week homeowner

Ok, so I asked and you answered. Here’s an update on my first week as a home owner!

I’m so excited about finally creating something of my own! I’ve been renting for so many years, it feels great to own something again. I can finally do what I want, put money into it and feel like it’s worth it!

Hallway

This week started in the hallway. I’ve only painted the walls here, since everything else is new and how I like it. Easy!

Of course I will have to buy furnitures for this room and the connected walk-in, but I’m still unsure of what I want, so I’ve decided to leave it for now.

Bedroom

Room two was the bedroom. Probably the room I was the most excited about, because I had such clear image in my head of how I wanted this room to look. I don’t want to share too much at this point, but at least this way you get a feeling of where I’m heading.

That said, I looove the double glass doors! This means I can wake up in the morning, stepping straight out onto the balcony for my morning coffee… Seriously considering keeping my Nespresso machine in my bedroom from now on!

Living room

The living room is still very much in progress. I’m waiting for the sofa to be delivered on April 1st (oh-oh… Don’t let it be a joke!)

I should probably let you know, I ended up changing the colour and fabric on the sofa. So the brown and the dark grey are both out… Sorry to everyone telling me I had to go for one or the other colour! I went for a third option.

The change of mind on the sofa also meant a change of paint in this room. Therefore I’m now considering waiting to paint this until my sofa is here. Just so I can see it all together. What do you think?

Since this picture was taken I’ve installed sun blinds in the living room windows, finalised the dining area, moved aaaaall my boxes out of storage and had lamps installed. Last night I even spent 3,5 hours putting drawers together (hate!), as a result of a 4hrs long shopping trip to Ikea on Thursday. I love Ikea. I just don’t love putting the furnitures together when I get home.

“Bye, bye storage”

Today I’ve emptied my storage container for all my belongings, on my own! I saw it as a great workout, now my back don’t necessarily agree…

But the storage is empty, my apartment is full and the day of moving inn is getting closer! Maybe I can move inn already this coming weekend?!

Until then, I will try to keep you posted. But I find myself so excited, I forget documenting the things I do, I just want it done. Now.

– Therese

Nytt år, ny uke, nytt boligkjøp!!

Planen for i dag var enkel: Dra på jobb, kjøp deg en bolig, dra på trening, og dra hjem for å pakke til USA.

Jeg fikk til mer eller mindre alt. Inkludert boligkjøp! Fy fader jeg føler meg heldig akkurat nå… Og jeg vet at jeg har sagt det før, at jeg har kjøpt bolig. Men denne gangen er det ingen forkjøpsrett og kontrakten signeres i morgen. Så denne, den er min!

Jeg gleder meg sånn til å kunne lage mat på dette fine kjøkkenet!

Det ble i Moss denne gang, og ikke i Oslo som planlagt. Men det ble større, til en god pris og helt nytt! Jeg må innse at jeg ikke hadde fått til det i Oslo. Det er nemlig ikke lett å kjøpe noe når man er alene og man ikke har noe man skal selge samtidig. Eiendomsmarkedet er rett og slett ikke laget for single mennesker!

Bilder lånt av megler

Men nå har jeg altså fått det til! Jeg får venner og familie rundt meg, jeg slipper å bruke masse penger på oppussing, leiligheten er i sentrum og jeg kan fortsette på trening der jeg er i dag. I tillegg kan jeg flytte inn så fort jeg er tilbake fra USA! Hva mer kan jeg be om?!

Så til dere fininger i Oslo som jeg hadde gledet meg til å se masse fremover: Togbanen er i full utvikling om dagen, gi meg ett år eller to og vi har 30min mellom oss! Frem til det får vi klare oss med 45min. Det skal nok helst går bra…

Og ps. Det er bare å advare med det samme! Det blir mye interiør fremover…

-Therese

I’m so excited, and I just can’t hide it…

Jeg hadde egentlig ikke tenkt til å si noe før i morgen. Ville ikke si noe før alt var spikret og i boks. Men jeg er som en unge på julaften, jeg kan ikke holde igjen… Så la oss ikke «jinkse» det hele… Men la oss holde på hemmeligheten sammen, ok?

Jeg har kjøpt leilighet! Og fy som jeg gleder meg!

Grunnen til at jeg er litt redd for å skrike det ut, er at det er OBOS forkjøpsrett på den, og jeg har ingenting å stille med på det punktet. Men budrunden er min, og i morgen kan jeg muligens puste lettet ut.

Så i kveld legger jeg bare planer … Og håper stort på at jeg ikke blir skuffet i morgen! Gleder meg til å skulle dele prosessen med deg. Mer kommer! Tro meg… Mer kommer!

-Therese