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.Â đŸ’—đŸ¶ 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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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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Autumn Anthems: Listen to this playlist on Spotify

Autumn Anthems – new season, new playlist! It’s October! Think colourful leaves, fresh air and brazing walks followed by hot chocolate, candles, blankets and doggie snuggles – and autumn anthems! It’s time to get ready for Halloween – and just a few days into November, it will be Guy Fawkes Night. Autumn is quickly becoming…

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Summer in Surrey: The Essence of England

Forgive me, Blogiverse, for I have sinned. It has been nearly 3 months since my last update. This summer has been stressful for all the wrong reasons. The death of a most beloved dog (monkey’s ‘brother’, who lived with my ex). Serious illness among friends and family. A ridiculous workload. Other dramz, too. Let’s not get into it….

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The benefits of being an early bird

From night owl to early bird I’m not a natural morning person. I used to baulk at the idea of getting up early. I run my own business from home, so it only takes me seconds to get to work and there never seemed to be any point in getting up early. However, lately I have been waking up…

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