Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Godt Nyttår!!

I want to wish you all a very happy New Year!! I hope you have a wonderful celebration together with friends and family. Soon we will have a whole new year to fill with new memories, good and bad. Hopefully we all will be having more good ones than bad ones.:o)
Now I have to make some dinner to the boys, before we will party all night long. Wohoooo!

Hugs
from (very cold)
Norway

Monday, December 29, 2008

Then and now



Big difference, or do you see that it's me?
By the way, I have chickenpox on that picture, that is the small red dots you see. LOL!:oD

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Hey you all

Lately I've been working a lot, but a couple of things have happened in my spare time as well.:o)
After my printer broke down I was able to buy this all-in-one HP Photosmart printer. So far I have been very pleased with it. It's very easy to use and the resaults are great. I did have HP Deskjet that I was very fond of, so my choice in brand was very easy.

I also found the scarf I started knitting two or three years ago. I am not a good knitter at all, and a scarf was a bit too much I guess. So I started all over again on a winter hat instead. I am halfway there I guess, and it looks like this at the moment:
I will hopefully have it ready till next period of cold weather. Right now it's blowing fiercely outside and it's +7 C! It should have been -7! Hope we will have snow still next week, as now it's melting away...

Today's work




Wednesday, December 17, 2008

God Jul - Merry Christmas - Feliz Navidad - Glædelig jul - Fröhliche Weihnachten

I want to wish all you girls a merry Christmas and a very happy new year! I hope you have a wonderful time and that we will all have a super year -2009. It's been fun blogging and talking to you all through the groups, and to swap all the nice FBs with you. :o)

Big hugs

12 days of Christmas- Shrek style!

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

The snowmobile season has started!

This video is a good one to watch, even though you're not snowmobiling. It's filmed in Sweden and looks just like it does in Norway. Does anyone of you know the titel of the 3rd song? I love it but don't know the title!

Sunday, November 30, 2008

My latest FBs


My country FB - a group FB


Halloween FB - I angeled through a group



Snowmen FB - through a group


Winter Marathon FB


Snowmen FB - through a group

Saturday, November 29, 2008

Tagged

10 less known facts about me:

1) When I was born my parents didn't have any name for me. So at the hospital they lent a book of names, opened on the B section and ran their fingers down till they saw my name: Beate

2) When I was a kid my mom was really nice to me, till I reached about 10 years. Our relationship broke and my grandmother worked as my mother instead. We were really close. She died of cancer in 2001 and I am still grieving...

3) My closest people of all times have been: my dad, my sister (lost contact when I moved out), my grandmother and my fiancé Frode.

4) I am 1,73 tall and weigh 43kg. I used to weigh 48, but have lost 5kg because of many things. I am still trying to gain weight, but I am healthy and not so obsessed about it really.

5) I cried when I saw Lion King!

6) I have always been a real tomboy. I love to do guystuff like fishing, camping, speeding with cars etc.

7) I speak/ understand 5 languages: norwegian, swedish, danish, german and English. I can also read some Dutch.

8) I like tough looking guys that has good selfestem, but aren't cocky.

9) On my second driving lesson I accidently ran over a cat. It came runing out on the road and before I could think CAT I had run over it... It died. :o( There I was sobbing as a drove through the rest of my lesson. My teacher fixed everything as he is the one responsible having a student, and even he hadn't got the time to hit the break.
I absolutely love animals so I still feel terrible about it.

10) At age 14 I lost a classmate at school. She died of a heart attack. Some months after this, one summer night in my room, I decided to ask her a question. Out in the open air. It was a yes or no answer to it, and I asked her to move a spesific object if she meant yes, and something else if she meant no... After tht night I have always believed in spirits.

I'm tagging:
- Jessica
- Marga
- Sharon
- Roos

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

My country: Norway


The land of the Vikings...

(A monument put in the mountain ground of Hafrsfjord in Stavanger.)


(Norwegian stave church from the viking era)
...and a man named Olav den Hellige (Olav the Holy)
who slaughered any Norwegians that didn't want to become Christans.
Our old belives was Northern Mythology, in God and Godesses from Æsgard (a castle in the sky). The humans lived in the Midgaard (Midle earth), and another race called jotnene lived in Jotunheimen (the big mountains we have). Odin was the main God, he had one eye and owned a horse named Sleipner and two ravens: Hugin and Munin. The ravens were his conection to Midgard and Jotunheimen.
The Gods didn't trust jotnene at all, and one day one jotne named Loke managed to get into Æsgard and steal Tor's big hammer. Tor was furious and they had to steal it back of course.
Some bigger Gods and Godesses are: Tor (he makes the thunder roll with his hammer), Balder, Heimdal, Frigg, Frøy, Frøya, Brage, Idunn and Siv.


We are an Arctic country on the upper half of the country and it is very common to have the Norhtern Light (aurora borealis) in winter. It is absolutely amazing to see!! It dances in great colors and in a great speed over the dark sky.
No, we do not have Polar Bears on our main land, but we own a small island even farther north; Svalbard, that has Polar Bears.
We have lots of other wild animals like Brown bear, wolves, eagles, lynxs, reindeers, roes and of course MOOSES. A big atraction!



The Arctic part of our country has special seasons each summer and each winter. In the winter season the sun will never rise above the horizon at all, it is dark all day and all night long. It's okay for most northern people, but coming from normal conditions that can give you a BAD case of winter depression...
In summer it is the other way around, the sun never sets!! It's called The Midnight Sun and as you see on the picture it is above all night long. Also pretty weird when you go there and you never get tired. You think it is like 4pm and it's actually 4am!



We are world famous for our Cheese Knife and we also produce a cheese called Jarlsberg, which is also famous outside Norway these days. It's like the one in the picture, but has bigger wholes from air bubles. We use them on bread or on pizza, lasagne, toast + more.
Our national bird is called Fosserkallen and is a very pretty one you can spot in lakes diving for tiny fishes. We have about 4,8 billion people living here and our biggest export is wood from all our woods that covers most of our long country.
Most of Norway is by the ocean and we have based our livelyhood upon what we get from there. Fish is of course most comon, and we export big numbers of Salomon to Japan so they can make sushi. (Very yummy by the way.) We also have big fjords that is very rare and maybe the most spectacular you can see here. It's like "arms" or small valleys made from the ice grinding the mountains during the last ice age. That left pretty deep clefts that filled up with water from the ocean when the ice melted away. These fjords can be as deep as the mountains around them are high. That means that some of the world's biggest cruice ships are able to pass through the fjords and into the far end of the fjord. Many tourists enjoy Geirangerfjorden that way, a fjord on UNESCO's World Inheritance List.
That is Norway in a short recap.:o)

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

I've been tagged!

I've been tagged by Jessica, and this is my life:

4 Jobs I've had:
1. Cleaning the biblio busses
2. Secretary at dad's job
3. Shop manager and a sales woman of a kiosk
4. Shop manager and a sales woman of a small gift shop

4 Movies I've seen more than once:
1. Dirty Dancing
2. Carpe Diem
3. Fifth Element
4. The Nightmare Before Christmas

4 Places I have lived:
1. Rælingen (1 - 3 years old)
2. Skedsmokorset (3 - 19 years old)
3. Lørenskog (19 - 24 years old)
4. Strømmen (24 - 27 years old, so far)

4 TV shows I watch:
1. Stingers
2. 2 1/2 Men
3. Sensing Murder
4. CSI

4 Favorite places I've been:
1. Valley of the Kings (Egypt)
2. Red Square/ Lenin's grave (Moscow- Russia)
3. Bled, Celje, Maribor and Ljubljana (Slovenia)
4. Bremen, Lübeck, Cottbus, Schwerin, Kiel and Berlin (Germany)

4 People who text me regularly:
1. Beate (a colleague and friend)
2. Linda
3. Frode
4. My parents

4 favorite food:
1. Anything Italian!
2. Kebab
4. Tacos and tortillas
5. Pinnekjøtt (salted and cooked lamb sticks)

4 places I would want to visit:
1. USA and Canada
2. Iceland
3. Australia
4. Dubai

4 things I look forward to next year:
1. A new start (this year has been a challange in many ways...)
2. Buying a house
3. Frode getting a job
4. Riding my snowmobile

4 people I'm tagging:
1. Laura
2. Steph
3. Frode
4. Mir

My Award!


My friend Laura has awarded me with this award. Thank you so much dear! Her blogsite is: http://faerydae-bookofshadows.blogspot.com/

The rules of this award are:
1. The winner can put the logo on their blog.
2. Link the person you received your award from.
3. Nominate at least 7 other blogs.
4. Put links of those blogs on yours.
5. Leave a message on the blogs of those you’ve nominated.

My nominees are:
1. Jessica ( Non est ad...)
2. Jana (2 worlds)
3. Roos (My pretty...)
4. Esther (Hetty's..)
5. Marga (Just me...)
6. Sanne ( Sannes blog)
7. Frode (My throne)

Congratulations to you all!:o)

When I woke up today...


A fieldfare came and said hello when I brought out the camera. I just
had to take the picture then. LOL!



My street in the snow that came today. Winters first snow,
the trafic was BAD this morning. We live in Norway with 6
months of snow every year, still people are maniacs when
the snow comes!



My garden area. Guess the chairs aren't so comfortable to sit
in. Hehehe!




My pathway to the street. I rent and apartment in the
basement of a huge house. The house owner had it built
in 2005 when I moved in here. I love it, it's quiet and feels
very much like home. It will be hard to move, but at the same
time good to get something of our own.:o)

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Monday, October 20, 2008

Feel Berlin


This weekend I was in Berlin. I saw some really awsome churches
that I snapped photos of. This one I saw in a when we were driving a
taxi.


This one is from Kurfürstendamm, one of the longest shopping
streets in Europe. We did shop some including some awsome shoes
for only 19Euros!

Also from Kaiser Wilhelm Gedächtnis-Kirche. It's from 1895
and was bombed in 1943.



Found this amazing dress also. What do you think about it?
I find it really Cinderella like, but a tad gothic.





Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Last Sunday


We woke up to a bright and sunny day, and decided to go to the lake and have a nice time outdoors in the autumn. The air is so fresh and it was a lovely day to go. Frode wanted to make us a small bonfire and he's working on it as you see.



We got the fire going and started fishing. It's a bit late, but Frode did catch a rainbow trout. Weeee!! We made pancakes which we took with us and ate by the fire, under a big pine.



The colors are really nice in the forest this time a year. One can see how much pine and spruce we got really. Only the leaves are getting yellow.



This is the lake in the sun.

About 30 minutes after we arrived this is the weather that suddenly came over the treetops!! I can't belive how unlucky we were. Under the pine we were shielded from most of it so we sat there drinking coffee and waited it out. But it just kept pouring down. We decided to go fish anyway, they say fishing is good in bad weather, but we didn't actually confirm that myth.
after 2,5 hours of rain the poor pine was soaked and it dripped all over us and our things. It was then we started thinking about heading home.;o) After another hour we walked back to the car. All our things were soaking wet and I felt some areas where the rain had gotten through my clothes. It was really comfortable to get home into a warm apartment and slip into dry clothes.
It was worth it even though it rained.:o)
We were actually thinking about camping out there from Saturday to Sunday, but we stayed home for the night. I am sooooo happy we did because a autumn storm took us by surprice that night and knocked over several trees in this area. It had rained and blown hard the entire night. Frode said the next morning (he was up during the storm) that our tent wouldn't have stayed upright in that wind. That would have sucked big time in that rain!;o)