Thursday, 24 March 2011

so much to look forward to

These next months are going to be amazing!

1. This weekend Andreas sister is coming and on Saturday we are going to see Swan Lake (Ballet)

2. Next weekend Veronica is coming and we are going shopping and just catching up (late night gossip).

3. A few weeks after that Andreas' brother and his kids are coming over and we're probably going to Legoland with them.

4. Then my parents are coming over in the beginning of May! (yay)

5. And 1st of June I'm going to DK for the yearly conference!

I'll get to see so many great people!

Now I'm going to cut Andreas' hair! Wish me (us) luck! :)

Monday, 21 March 2011

the Comedy Store

What a lovely weekend we've had! Saturday we went to Jimmy Spice with a group of friends to celebrate that some people got a job. And afterwards we watched two movies at our place. The Rebound and The American - both were not so good unfortunately, but the company was great!

Yesterday, I baked some great bread with rye flakes and wheat bran (the healthier kind and super easy to make if anyone wants a recipe). After that I helped Andreas in the garden and then in the evening we went to London. We took the train in to Waterloo and met up with a work colleague and her boyfriend. She is Norwegian and her boyfriend is Swedish and watched some improvisation at The Comedy Store. It was so much fun.

I love laughing all the way form the stomach, and after all, laughing is soo good for you.

A good, hearty laugh relieves physical tension and stress, leaving your muscles relaxed for up to 45 minutes after. Laughter boosts the immune system. Laughter decreases stress hormones and increases immune cells and infection-fighting antibodies, thus improving your resistance to disease. Laughter triggers the release of endorphins, the body’s natural feel-good chemicals. Endorphins promote an overall sense of well-being and can even temporarily relieve pain. Laughter protects the heart. Laughter improves the function of blood vessels and increases blood flow, which can help protect you against a heart attack and other cardiovascular problems.
And humour shifts perspective, allowing you to see situations in a more realistic, less threatening light. A humorous perspective creates psychological distance, which can help you avoid feeling overwhelmed.

Wednesday, 16 March 2011


I have this thing for Soreen's fruity maltloaf. It has quite a peculiar taste but I really enjoy it. So today that's what I had for lunch together with a VitaminWater (Revive - my favourite flavour).

I've been quite busy since starting work at Siemens. Longer working hours and definitely more to do and htat needs catching up on. And in the evenings we are trying to go to the gym every day. I'm feeling so tired though. Not sure why but as soon as I get home I just want to go to bed. Oh well, hopefully when the heat and sun comes it will get better.

Wednesday, 9 March 2011

And those who were seen dancing
were thought to be insane
by those who could not
hear the music.

Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche

Sunday, 6 March 2011

new cookbook on the shelf

I'm not sure why - but I have this need to buy cookbooks - although most recipes are available online, I feel a need to have a few on my shelf in the kitchen. My latest addition is this one by Jamie Oliver. So far I've only been skimming through it but it looks very promising. Most of it is fish and veggie which is great! I'm going to read in it a bit before I fall asleep tonight and try to find a few that I can make during the week. Then I'll get back to you with a review.


Apologies for the bad quality - not sure what happened to the built in webcam on my laptop but it's not taking very good pictures... anyway, on a more important note - my license - TADA! It's now very real and it's mine.

So happy that I made it!

Next week I might show you my glasses that I got Thursday evening... not sure about that yet... we'll see. I use them when I'm driving and when we have group training at work (when I have to look on a screen more than 4-5 metres away). Have to get used to that as well - me in glasses.

Hope you had a good weekend too!

Thursday, 3 March 2011


Our cat has gotten so big now. She looks like a grown up cat. It's crazy to think that she is over a year now and that we've had her for almost a year. Time really flies.

She is the prettiest cat I've ever seen - love her so much. Talented Rebecca took some pictures of her this summer.

hello there!

kitten eyes

cute kitten

I am weak

I just ate 2 chocolate chip cookies - big ones as well. I don't know what it is but from 3 in the afternoon and until I get home I have ridiculous cravings after sugar. I don't know what is going on with me. I am good in the morning. I eat oat meal and drink black coffee or tea with that, have a fruit at about 11 and then lunch at about 1, and then something happens. My sugarlevels just drop. I have to find some solutoin for this otherwise getting up an hour early to go for a power walk in the morning only ensures I'm not gaining any weight from all the sweets I am eating. Oh well, gym again tonight I guess, this battle isn't over yet!

Tuesday, 1 March 2011

my hair saviour

Aussies 3 minute Miracle really is the best conditioning treatment I have ever found. I use it every time I wash my hair it makes it smoother and less frizzy. I wish I had long, straight, soft, flowing hair but I don't, I don't even have defined curls I just have a big mess on my head, unless I straighten it.

This would be my top hair tip - it is not even expensive. Definitely worth every penny.