Travels coming up

I just booked my next travel tickets, and it just makes me soooo happy ❀

First up in Oslo at the end of May, CAN NOT WAIT as I get to see my mom, my nephews and MY FRIENDS again- so excited!!

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Then it is Rome to meet my dad and his wife the weekend after- yay for Rome!!

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Two weeks after that I am heading down to Pescara to the Italian coast for some sun and beach at my bfs (parents) beach house- OMG- SUMMER!!

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One I haven’t booked yet is a couple of days in Korsika , but I will since my brother and his family will be there- so I will head down there for a couple of days when they are there- woho!!

And at the beginning of September I am going for a week to Bari with some friends of mine- CANNOT WAIT.

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A lot of Italy traveling so I really want to take two weeks to Costa Rica to do some surfing in October/November- should be absolutely doable πŸ™‚

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Yay for traveling!!

Two pizzas and two movies

I mean.. TWO movies, in two days- that is extremely rare for me, but I went on a roll so why not enjoy it?! And honestly, since both of them are based on real events it makes more sense to see them- I think at least;)

And also, these were off Netflix so I could get them in English and not the normal dubbed (in Italian) ones which is pure ‘not good’ (to be nice about it) to neither listen nor watch.

First one was ‘The Theory of Everything’ about the life of Steven Hawkins- and I mean, wow!! Amazing film, I have wanted to see it for a while and finally!! Absolutely loved it, I hope he did too- and I do have a faint memory that he did at the time of the release. Anyway- much recommended!

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Both Eddie Redmayne and Felicity Jones just Killed it, but I mean him as Steven Hawkins- bravo (as they would say in Italy)!

And the next one was 7 years in Tibet, which I of course have seen before, but felt it was time for a re-see. And all though it is a lovely film, a tad overrated I must say. A good thing is that I got some refresh on Tibet and Tibetan Buddhism, which is always nice.

I guess the film is a ‘must- see’ but not necessarily a ‘must re-see’…

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Oh, and we went out for dinner, pizza for the both of us. I love, love, love pizza with arugula, prosciutto and parmesan- too good ❀ ❀ ❀ !!

My bf had a fried pizza- which is Napolitan style, very tasty- but just too much, for more than one bite- for me that is.. he ate his whole and 1/3 of my pizza as I couldn’t finish mine..

Fried pizza with ricotta cheese and bresaola ham. Β 

In conclusion, great with an extra day off work, but for the future if we have extra days off we should probably travel, as we are not exactly made for staying at home more than two days in a row… at least we feel exactly the same in that area;)

‘Marathon’ SaturdayΒ 

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 πŸ™‚ 

I am LOVING the freedom of just chilling like a villain during the weekend and calling it a ‘marathon’ πŸ˜ŠπŸ˜ŠπŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ» 

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 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™‚

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 ❀
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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!! 
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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…;)