‘Marathon’ Saturday 

Right… not actually running a marathon but more like a day on the go…

After 9 hours of sleep, which is wayyyy too much for me- above 8 hrs and I’m dead, but anyway… after 9 hours of sleep we went to the pool to work out a bit. Since this is the only exercise I can get my bf with me to do (because he used to swim competition when he was younger), we always go Saturday morning. 

And this needs to be timed to perfection because at 11 there are hords of kids invading the water for their swim lessons.. So if we’re not out by then we literally swim in a queue and you get reminded how disgusting it actually is to be in the same water as all of these people – better to live in the bliss of ignorance… 

This Saturday- we almost made it… got in 45  of good swimming and as any workout- elevates the mood and start of the day to perfection. 

After that, home, do some laundry, fix the swim gear, and as my bf went to have lunch with a friend I had some ‘me-time’, doing a scrub, hair mask, face mask and self tanning- the year 2017 of beauty continues perfectly.. 

Went out to lunch, which really was a sad experience of a pasta dish which I didn’t even finish.. and me not finishing food- it must be sad! Read some magazines, listening in on the conversation of the danish family next to me (why are there danish people here- do they live here? Are they on vacation? And if so, who would go to Varese on vacation- unless you’re m a friend or family of mine and I make you? So many questions I did not get an answer to) 
Bf came back, and since the ‘restaurant’ (it doesn’t deserve to be called a proper restaurant) I was at didn’t accept card payment below 10€ (my anger towards this INSANELY STUPIDITY cannot be explained in one post…) my bf had to come and bail me out of lunch (WHO TF has cash anymore..???). Only reason I went there is that it’s in a piazza without car- traffic… never again though. 

Anyway- bf came, we had a drink together and chilled at home for an hour after. Went out to aperitivo (North Italian pre- dinner snacks), and instead of dinner, had some more wine 🙂 

I am LOVING the freedom of just chilling like a villain during the weekend and calling it a ‘marathon’ 😊😊👏🏻👏🏻 

Now- what to do on a Sunday…?! Just kidding- so many plans; hang out with retired people (which are the only ones out when we go out to have breakfast at 10), buy a bike, watch formula 1, cook and eat dinner etc…;) 

(And disclaimer: I know this is not a busy ‘marathony’ day, which is why I used the headline;) ) 

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 Tromsø 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 😀 ❤
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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 🙂

Varese Saturday 

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: 

 

Stumbled upon a new cafe today, look at the cute tree ❤
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How, how,HOW can I change this???? 

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

International Women’s Day!

Happy International Women’s Day! I cannot explain how much it means to me to continue the fight our mothers (grandmothers) started for us!

And to always continue the efforts to make sure every girl has the same opportunities as I have had, but even more importantly- have courage and self confidence take those chances!

I’ve had a fantastic bunch of women to look up to- from my incredible mother who keeps impressing, to my cousin who made my childhood pink (glasses included), to my insanely fantastic friends who prove every single day that I have chosen so wisely the women (and men;) I surround myself with!

YOU LADIES ROCK!!!

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Climb mountains and reach the top…;)

Moonwalking with Einstein 

I have periods where I don’t read a lot and then other periods I read all the time.

But in any case I always have one to listen to in the car on my way to and from work. 

I love, love, love books I can learn something from and that are scientific to some extent! 

I’ve been through ‘The power of habit’, ‘The willpower instinct ‘(and a bunch of others not worth mentioning) and based on those I already love this new one ‘moonwalking with Einstein’ – about how to remember everything- so far, very good! 

Sunday funday/food day 

Ok, keep it short… we ate yesterday… and you know- today… note to self: stop eating this much …!

Bf dinner yesterday- pizza with tomato, arugula and mozarella- restaurant Trattoria Caprese really is soooo good!
Just kinda fell in love with this place, so cute, good food- and in the middle of Corso Buenos Aires in Milan- totally unlikely to find a decent place there honestly.

My lunch, mozarella with prosciutto crudo ❤
First lunch for my bf, focaccia with spinach and zucchini
How cute is this place?!

A great spot we discovered a couple of weeks ago in Corso Buenos Aires in Milan
And then my bf had a second lunch because he wanted a piadina with brie also… lucky bastard who can eat anything he want!

For desert I had half a muffin and a Cappuccino- the ultimate sin in Italy to drink cappuccino after lunch… mohahahaha

Even did some shopping, but more on that tomorrow…;)