Lazy Week (and Weekend)

Trees by the lake

Trees by the lake

This week I haven’t really been up to much and it has been very nice! I’ve been doing the things I had to do, like going to work minding a few peoples plants and bringing in their mail while they were on holiday, but apart from that my days have consisted of going for walks in between the rain showers, and just being at home watching tv and hanging around the internett.

Ducks among the water lillies

Ducks among the water lillies

After reading several posts on how to use pintrest in your blogging I decided to start taking some interest in it. I already had an account after being convinced by the lovely Teagan Genevienne and seeing the way she used it with her blogging. I soon discovered  I didn’t understand much of it and I nearly forgot about it. This week I decided to give it a new go and I have slowly but surely understood more and more of it. I found out that the way to go for me is to approach this little by little at snail speed. So far Pintrest have sent one person to my blog, i’m not a 100% sure but I think that was me accidentally clicking on my phone. As you understand I am nowhere near being an expert and I probably never will be and that is absolutely fine by me. If you are curious about pintrest visit Suzie Speaks, Elena or Janice, they know a lot more that me about it!

Tree in the air

Tree in the air

This weekend I’m going to continue having no plans. I had a lovely quiet friday evening with watching TV, eating nice food, crisps and enjoying some wine with my man. I am making sure that my batteries are properly loaded for next week that starts with me going for job interviews on Monday and Tuesday.

Hope you’re all having a fabulous weekend doing whatever makes you happy!

P.S. If you find yourself wondering what to do with the weekend there is a PARTY going on at Janice’s new blog! Check it out.

Another weekend is over

My weekend turned out exactly the way it was supposed to. I did bits and pieces around the house, as planned, and I went for a few nice walks. As promised the weather got colder and clearer. And the sky went from grey to blue and pink. I really do prefere this weather to the rain, hail and wind from the last weeks, even if it it a bit slppery with the ice on the ground. I now I might jinx myself here, but I have managed to keep both feet on the ground so far (touch wood).

Lovely sky and frozen lake

Lovely sky and frozen lake

On Saturday evening I stayed in, enjoyed a glass of wine and watched Spellemansprisen, Norway’s annual music award show. The show was held here in Stavanger, but I did not go to see it or go celebrity spotting around town, I simply watched it on TV as I used to when I was a kid.

Norwegian music award

Norwegian music award

To wrap up the weekend I went to my parents house on Sunday to enjoy a traditional Norwegian sunday dinner with the family. All in all it was a very good weekend combining relaxation with getting things that needed to be done out of the way. Hope all of you had really great weekends and bring some positive energy into th week ahead.

 

Last weekend before Chrstmas

This weekend has been a great pre-Christmas weekend. Was really tired on friday so I fell asleep early and woke well rested on saturday. I started the day by tidying and cleaning my apartment before a good friend, her husband and little daughter came to visit. As she lived in Bergen it was a long time since last saw them and we had a nice time eating the things I baked for Christmas and catching up on everything.

Afterwards I went to my parents place for dinner and I spent the evening there watching a Christmas concert on TV and one of the films I always watch before Christmas, Love Actually. I was a bit shocked when i remembered that this film i now 10 years old. But it’s still one of  the newest of the films I see every year. Love_Actually_movie

Today I’ve been helping my father buying some presents and some more gift wrapping paper and coffee for me.  As it was raining a lot today I feared the paper bags they have a the Nespresso shop would be damaged before I got home. From an environmental point of view the paper bags are much better than the plastic ones, but when you live in a city where it’s often raining it’s not always the best option if you want to be able to bring what you bought home. But a Nespresso they gave me a rain cover for my bag 🙂

Rain cover for paper bags

Rain cover for paper bags

The rest of the weekend will be used to watch more films and wrap the last gifts for Christmas, listening to Christmas music and other nice stuff.

The Hunger Games Conundrum

Came across this great post about a book series I enjoyed a lot. Have not seen the second film yet, but looking forward to see it soon.

The Book Wars

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            George Orwell and Aldous Huxley imagined two very different dystopias. In 1984 (1949), Orwell depicts the forces that held people captive as fundamentally external: coercion, espionage, laws, institutions, and threats, lies told by the powers-that-be (or, the state? government?). The vision of freedom that Orwell presents is primarily socio-political, with the greatest threat to humans being other humans, whether the Nazi, the slave-owner, or the autocrat etc… Oppression comes through pain, not pleasure; the essence of liberty is to be without external constraint. By contrast, Huxley’s Brave New World (1934), published just after the Wall Street crash had turned the excess of the twenties into the Great Depression of the thirties, portrays a future in which people are enslaved to forces within themselves: desire, inanity, hedonism, egotism, ignorance. Humans are free if they are able to choose, to will their own future, to decide for themselves what they will…

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Silver Linings Playbook

Although none of you care I’m still going to tell you what I’ve done lately. I’ll save you the trouble of reading about my dinners,  how I got to work and how I’m cleaning in my apartment. Because quite frankly I’ll save that for sometime I’ve actually feel I’ve earned  the right to brag about the cleaning or my cooking or when/if i actually have a need to say anything about the public transportation system in my local area. The latter has, to be fair, gotten much better lately. But that’s for another time 😉

No,  today I’m going to tell you about a movie I just saw Silver Linings Playbook. I know it came out quite a while ago and most people probably have seen it before. But if you’re not interested in reading what I want to say about it, you know what to do (for the ones that are a little slow, what you need to do is stop reading). I’ve been meaning to watch this film a long time, but I’ve just never gotten around to it.

I must say that I’m very glad I did see it last night! The film was funny and sad at the same time. It is a small wonder Jennifer Lawrence got an Oscar for her part in it. The acting in this film was really good. Now I’m not going to sit her pretending to be an expert, but Silver Linings Playbook really got to me. I feel it captured the challenges and problems of the characters in a very good way. And i found it utterly refreshing to watch two people who seem to lack “filter” converse with others and between themselves.  It made me laugh, get sad and frustrated and happy all in turn. I can really recommend it to anyone.

Orange Is The New Black

Yesterdays party was fun and lasted quite a while so today has been a very slow day. I’ve watched a few episodes of the tv-series Orange Is The New Black. I quite enjoyed the show and it makes for good slow-sunday entertainment. I must say I’m extremely glad I haven’t done anything that could get me in prison.  There are truely a lot of good characters in the show and I have no trouble understanding why this show is so popular.

But now it’s probably about time to change my sweatpants and hoodie with some clothes more suitable for going to a cafè with a few friends. I have a feeling or you could call it a hope that I’ll go to sleep early tonight