Easter back home

Easter back home

Easter is one of my main family holidays (Christmas being the other), and apart from a few I have always spend Easter at my mothers cabin in Lyngen just outside of TromsΓΈ where I grew up.

Lyngen being one of the top selections of free ride skiing in the world (totally subjective of course…) I always find tremendous peace and the opportunity to really recharge my batteries being back there.

My mother has insisted in keeping the cabin without electricity and water, so heating the cabin with the fireplace and getting snow to melt for water to wash the dishes, really means that ones focus is being shifted for a few days.

This year I was so lucky to be accompanied by my friend and her husband, which just made my yearly Easter- getaway even better.

As the cherry on the top we even had AMAZING weather the entire time- what more can one ask for?

I mean, you cannot ask for anything else than this view!

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My mom πŸ˜€ ❀
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Even had the time to read a bit, LOVE the Napolitan novels by Elena Ferrante. I feel they give me a bit better understanding of Italy and the cultural bias.
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The view from the balcony ❀
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I don’t look that happy, but I were…:)

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You can just feel the fresh air in this picture

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The obligatory ‘roasting sausages on the fire outside for lunch’ picture!

Can’t wait til next year again πŸ™‚

Thames runningΒ 

I finally (after 4 trips to London) found the energy and motivation to also work out the two days I was there. 

I love running as it takes you around, is good exercise, does not require too much equipment AND kick triggers the ever so great endorphin rush ❀ 
So, as we were staying close to the river Thames that became my choice of path. 
Additional bonuses: great weather and sunset !
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Happy runner !

Just had to show the hotels’ great breakfast! 

Always chai latte or Frappuccino from Starbucks

Weekend shoppingΒ 

Just had to do a teeny tiny bit of shopping, I felt i deserved it (… as one does…) after putting my 1k in investments, paying all my bills and still having some left for savings- needs to spend all her money– just kidding, bought cheap stuff;)

 

Obviously starting with the most exciting one, a skip rope and an elastic band… anyone said work- out junkie…?


I just had to buy this skirt as it has the most beautiful burgundy color that matches my Choos (that I bought earlier) perfectly. On sale from Zara- gotta love it!
The shoes just deserved a close- up with the skirt ❀
Oh and I bought some lovely flowers, it just have to be good feng shui to have living things in the apt- or at least good for the air inside.. until I kill them…
So cute
Oh, and my BF forced me to buy a basil plant also- lovely thought, I love basil.. but these things die at normal peoples homes, so let’s see if this ones survives long with me…
Had to take a picture with the plant and the GREAT Winnie the Pooh quote (in Norwegian) ‘yes, please- both’. Got it from a dear friend years ago- needs to be in my house forever πŸ˜‰

And tomorrow morning, off to London. Like insanely early… at 7.35 is my flight…

 

Varese SaturdayΒ 

After two weekends of traveling this weekend is dedicated to staying at home and keeping healthy as bf is having routine tests made on Monday.

Had tons of small errands to run today too, but started the day as per normal on a Saturday at home- with swimming for 45 min.
Then we took a stroll in amazing spring weather and 21 degrees Celsius ☺️☺️

At times my little town is beautiful:Β 

 

Stumbled upon a new cafe today, look at the cute tree ❀
Magic light

How, how,HOW can I change this????Β 

I am furious that WE let this happen, and not just in the US, all over- in companies in life!! I’m furious!! 

What can I do, what can I do to make it better?!?! I feel helpless, and this isn’t even the worst!! 
http://edition.cnn.com/2017/03/23/politics/mike-pence-patty-murray-photo/index.html?sr=fbcnni032417mike-pence-patty-murray-photo0400AMVODtopLink&linkId=35794147

Last day in Rome this time around

Today my mom and aunt went back to Norway and my bf came to Rome to say hi to them and spend the day with me ❀

When you go to Rome, you have to get the Tiramisu from Pompi- just sayin’!

 

Sooooooo cute yellow Fiat 500 anno 1950
My love for chairs is being fed ❀
As always we go to La Montecarlo (thanks Alessio) to eat, this is the bill written down on their paper tablecloth… always a pleasure!