My Year in Books 2019

I’m a little ashamed to admit it, but My Year in Books 2019 was not my best (2018 was much better). I just kept hitting duds and frequently had to resort to children’s lit or old favourites to rediscover the joy of reading. Then in August I started working out regularly, and I must admit,…

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Change

Change. Life is full of it. As you may have noticed, I have only published one blog post so far this year. There are many reasons for that – first and foremost, life’s little adventures have become somewhat lacklustre since I lost my beloved doggie Albert in November last year. I can’t face going to…

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Trondheim – Viking capital by the sea

I spent a lot of time in Trondheim earlier this year, as most of my family has moved to the city formerly known as Nidaros, Norway’s Viking capital by the sea. The photos below span several months, from December last year to April this year. I wanted to share them sooner, but the day after…

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My Year in Books 2018

It always baffles me a little why Goodreads send out their “My Year in Books” interactive infographic so early. This year I received it on the 10th of December – 21 reading days too soon! That’s a full three weeks of missing reading data! (Yes, I am a bit of a book nerd these days.)…

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Albert In Memoriam

The purest soul that ever graced this earth has gone home to heaven for new Guardian Angel Dog assignments. I am beyond privileged to have had nearly 12 years of unconditional love from my little monkey. Rest in peace, Albiepops. We will always be together in spirit. Love, Neens xx

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Third annual autumn appreciation day

Charge your cameras and get outdoors – it’s autumn appreciation time again!  For the third year in a row, Albert and I headed to our secret spot (Blackbury Camp in Devon, shhhh, don’t tell anyone) for our Annual Autumn Appreciation Day. It was the perfect day; not a cloud in the sky and so quiet…

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Bluebells: Better Late Than Never

Blog posts are like bluebells: better late than never. Ever faithful to our tradition, Albert and I set off to Blackbury Camp in late April, for our fourth annual photo session among the bluebells (see previous excursions here). It was beautiful, but the bluebells were a little late this year and not in full bloom…

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How I became debt-free

I achieved a massive goal at the very beginning of this year – I managed to pay off my student loan more than 6 years ahead of schedule and become debt-free! Student loans are commonplace in Norway. They are offered by a state-owned organisation and easily granted, so they can get sizeable. And the repayment…

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Snow days in Devon 2018

Snow days in Devon! Who’d have thunk it? We’ve had two snow falls this March, making it the winteriest winter this Norwegian has ever experienced in England (and I’ve lived here for 15 years now). Snow days!!! Albert has only really seen snow once before, back in January 2010, just before his 4th birthday. There was…

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Annual autumn appreciation session

It’s autumn appreciation time! Every year in spring, Albert and I head to the Iron Age hill fort Blackbury Camp near Honiton for a bluebell photoshoot [ 2015 | 2016 | 2017 ]. Last year, it suddenly dawned on me that the place probably looks equally beautiful in autumn – and thus another annual tradition was born. [If…

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