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Instagram XVII

 

Finally, I have reached my departure and arrival in UK in this Instagram update. This is during the first weeks in Wolverhampton and freshers week at the Uni. Enjoy~

  • 1. The handy couple installed new knots in M’s Kitchen
  • 2. Accessorize ~
  • 3. Outfit details.
  • 4. Totally missed this when I was in t-town…. (a coffee event)

 

  • 5. Tickets was ordered, house deal was almost signed, back then I had butterflies in my tummy!
  • 6. Pizza & Movies with my man!
  • 7. And I totally bought a new shirt before going abroad (there where space in my suitcase, ok!)
  • 8. Tired face after dinner and signing forms.

 

  • 9. Accessorizes once again~
  • 10. Desperately drying clothes 20 hours before leaving.
  • 11. M was sleeping and I was packing, 2 hours before leaving.
  • 12. Forst UK instagram HAD to be of a Starbucks cup.

 

  • 13. Outside the south part of the Uni.
  • 14. Ofc I got sick, but UK has wonderful stuff called strepsils and cold&flu relief.
  • 15. Halloumi salad!
  • 16. The wisest thing I did before leaving, buying a proper wallet!

 

  • 17. Uk got Quorn’s vegetarian lasagne~
  • 18. First night in the new house.
  • 19. Miss a lot of clothes, but at least I got my favorite shirts.
  • 20. Made tomato soup for the ladies~

 

  • 21. Reading this!
  • 22. Huge cup of coffee at Starbucks.
  • 23. One of the girls made burgers for dinner, yummy!
  • 24. Hot Lava Java coffee, the strongest coffee I could find.

 

  • 25. Love my suspender tights (and my new shirt, yes another one!)
  • 26. New bracelets from claire, Love them!
  • 27. Kitty in our backyard!
  • 28. Dying my hair, getting rid of that yellow tone.

 

  • 29. Adorable new book about paint and colors.
  • 30. spotted in a toilet in UK…. common sense?
  • 31. Lousy structures being built as a fresher task at school.
  • 32. starburst caramel wrappers is so cute.

 

  • 33. New top from Galstar with metallic paint print, love it!
  • 34. Missing you, M! (my dashboard background)
  • 35. Saturday night, wine + sweets+interior magazines.
  • 36. Making a list of designers and suppliers.

 

  • 37. Hairstyle! Don’t do this often enough.
  • 38. What usually happens when I get tired of reading…
  • 39. Totally addicted to doing this.
  • 40. Hair & make-up~
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Instagram XVI

Time for an Instagram update! It’s the last few updates from my summer break. I am getting closer and closer to the time I spent with M in t-town before going to the UK. I miss my clean eating habits, my workout routines and having good structured routines. It’s about time that the “I have to test everything”-period is over food and sweet wise. I need my healthy habits back. A new habit added to my list is yoga and meditation :) Well, enjoy~!

  • 1. Enjoying the sun during summer~
  • 2. The in tea I don’t care how much sugar it got, it reminds me of my grandma.
  • 3. Inspired by my friend I tried a new hairdo, the side-bun.
  • 4. How ready I looked for a workout. It still happened tho.

  • 5. Progress: stronger arms/back. (progress died when moving to uk…)
  • 6. Lunch <3 (my eating habits have died too….)
  • 7. Kicking it in my asymmetric leopard skirt.
  • 8. Loving sepia pictures~

  • 9. Sumer outfit. :)
  • 10. Found my first mobile phone ever. Old school.
  • 11. Oh so tired…
  • 12. Deciding what comes with me to the UK, and what doesn’t.

  • 13. I’m a coffee addict.
  • 14. Painted my toe nails red, and my feet looked cuter.
  • 15. Colors. I love wearing them.
  • 16. Yummy snack: Galia and cantaloupe melon, mango and pineapple.

  • 17. Drinking the Energy drink Burn, although it looks like mouthwash.
  • 18. Fried scampi with garlic. I like them buuuuurned!
  • 19. Going on shopping trip with good frieds~
  • 20. Yummy juice drink while waiting for sushi.

  • 21. Bought new earrings, btw they hurt!
  • 22. Love my hairstyle~
  • 23. Sushi!
  • 24. Yummu~!

  • 25. Exactly.
  • 26. Last weekend at home up north was over for this summer. Good memories <3
  • 27. <3
  • 28. My new, orange and awesome suitcase.

  • 29. Sorting out accessories to take with  me t the UK.
  • 30. From when me and Lele took a swim in the sea.
  • 31. Having too much I want to take with me!
  • 32. Outside M’s door, well he wanted a surprise~!

  • 33. spotted Pantone cups in all kinds of colors when I was in T-town.
  • 34. Overknees, dotted tights and ripped denim. Oh yeah.
  • 35. With a lovely pink-red sweater~
  • 36. And awesome cap. (Which I took with me to the uk, yay!)

  • 37. Beautiful days in t-town!
  • 38. Morning coffee in the cups I gave M for his b-day~!
  • 39. Then, i was so addicted to shorts and overknees. Still am.
  • 40. Nerdy face~!
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A Friday with you~

Ups, did not intend to leave my blog hanging for so long. Guess that is what happens when you get a visit from Norway, and is pretty busy at school too. Anyways, on Friday 05th of october M got his week of autumn break, and got on a plane to Birmingham. And I got on a train to meet him there.

We spent the weekend in Birmingham staying at Bloc Hotel. Which I am very happy with, because it was lovely and it was placed in a quiet street. It’s a hotel inspired by japanese space-saving design, and has many awesome solutions.

Ofc, I was too happy to see M again to remember taking photos. But I have a lot of pictures from Saturday and Sunday coming up in bit by bit! Stay tuned~:)

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Arriving in the UK~!

Since I finally have internet connection, I’m going to try to blog some before it disappears again. Just to share some pictures and some thoughts on it all! Traveling to the airport in Trondheim I met up with one of the girls I’m going to live with, and then we met the other two at Copenhagen. And I must say, it has been really nice to travel as a group. Photo above is from the flight to Birmingham, when I woke up and couldn’t quite get where I was.

Same with the one below. It just doesn’t look like the UK at all, so in my tired state I got worried I had slept past the landing in Birmingham. But then I fell a sleep again and later woke up looking at english country sides, with fields and golf courses! When we got closet to landing to Birmingham it finally it me:

This is going to be my home for a year!

So lovely and idyllic~!

When we finally landed at the airport all I managed to say was “Oh my gosh, oh my gosh”. I think all four of us was pretty ecstatic and ready! Yes, strangely enough I feel so ready for this! The airport was a bit scary tho, large empty halls, a pass port scanner that didn’t work, plus we had no clue where we were going! After some stumbling and wondering we saw the very obvious signs leading us to the train station.

Or rather, to the unmanned mini train taking us to the train station. There we took the lift up and down several times before finally arriving at the right platform. And getting on the train was pretty stressing and difficult. The cabins where certainly not made for people with huge suitcases.

Oh yes, regular black coffee at Starbucks!

When we got of the train we got on a maxi-taxi who drove us the short way to our hotel. And guess what, we only paid £3 for it! After checking in we decided to go out and eat something. Not knowing where anything was it took a while, but we settled for a restaurant serving fish & chips. This was for someone breakfast, dinner or supper. For me it was the last one. Afterwards we went to Starbucks which we had localized earlier and bought coffee~

After that we tried to find the university of Wolverhampton. which was surprisingly near our hotel! So weird to think that I am going attend here. I think we sat on a bench drinking coffee, looking at the building and trying to realize that we were finally here.

After that we went back to the hotel, where I blacked out due to head ache and tiredness. When I woke up, I and my roommate decided to get some food from a local shop to have some for tonight and breakfast for tomorrow. We bought a lot and only paid around £3-4! In Norway we would have paid at least £10/100NOK!

Right now I’m just enjoying being on the net. I am trying to understand that I am finally here. It has not dawned on my yet!

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Before leaving~

 

So this is the end of a period and a start of another one for this blog. Because tomorrow morning, or night to Tuesday, I’m starting my route towards the UK. I am very glad that everything is more or less ready, and that I can sit here without being totally stressed. Of course I’m a bit stressed, I’m going to study in a foreign country.

Hence why I think how I run this blog is going to change a bit.

Because life in the UK is going to be totally new for me and I want to share it with you. It’s going to be an exciting journey, but also a hard-working school year. But I have promised myself to blog more efficiently with quality. No quick fixes any more. Life,honesty and interests. And honestly, I have no idea what so ever how life is going to be in Wolverhampton, so I have no idea how much spare time I’ll have. All I know for sure is that I want to keep friends, family and other curious beings updated.

So,right now I am M are making dinner. He’s going to work from 16PM to 22PM. Because I am going to leave here around 4AM  I have decided to try to get some sleep while he’s gone. My suitcase has been packed, but I am going to re-pack it at least one time. Or twice. Or a thousand times.

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Instagram Part VIII

Well, here’s finally part 8. It’s actually been a few weeks since last Instagram update. These are moments between 5 and 3 weeks ago. I really havent been updating much during may/june. Life has just been too busy. Now that I’m home and have time to do what I want, I am updating a lot more. And I am kinda looking forward to spending my breaks at my summer jobs with Instagram~! As always, click the numbers if you want to see the one pic in its full version :)

  • 1. Life about 5 weeks ago….
  • 2. Warm apple juice with lime, cinnamon stick and star anise
  • 3. The real shit when you don’t feel like making or chewing food (when sick)
  • 4. First sunny day I was able to enjoy in T-town~

  • 5. Sunbathing by the river in t-town about a moth ago.
  • 6. I wasn’t planning on going to the summer party, but I had so much fun~!
  • 7. The awesome laser man at the summer party!
  • 8. Spinach. Because I’m going to become strong like Popeye.

  • 9. Wraps with various of foods~
  • 10. Orange Juice in a sunny window.
  • 11. Loved the summer-house! (where I spent my runaway weekend)
  • 12. Snuggling indoors while its raining outside.

  • 13. Hyttegraut!
  • 14. porridge <3
  • 15. A bit addicted to sparkling ice tea? Yes we are.
  • 16. Tried to study for my last history test, loved the daylight flooding in.

  • 17. On the ferry on my way back, a beautiful weekend was sadly over…
  • 18. During the strike in Trondheim.
  • 19. Adorable bookmark I got from my mum.
  • 20. Suddenly felt like doing some gyaru inspired make-up again, so out of practice!
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The process of moving

ugh, the mess that packing creates....

Lunch break - Pizza~!

Before and after sending most of my stuff with the night train.

This was heavy to carry for tiny me

I can’t say I miss this at all. I am so glad I am finished with packing, moving and traveling. Several days of packing, over 12 hours of traveling with train and by car. I am so glad I am finally home.

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Oh Well, Holidays can’t last forever.

I think I am irritable because of lack of sugar.

Easter holidays are over and its back to normal eating. And my body is so not used to it. This is the down side of holiday breaks like christmas and easter. Another downside is the “Traveling back to my place” part.

So once again I’m sitting here thinking why the fuck teleportation haven’t been invented yet. Why can’t I just go to Trondheim without hours of traveling? No, I don’t mind traveling, I just mind traveling in the north of Norway. Everything is so far away from each other, everything is much more difficult. I have to take a bus for almost 3 hours and a taxi for a few minutes to get to the airport.

Stress.

But when I finally get to Værnes it all goes smoothly. Just a simple bus ride, and I’m in town. No traveling for hours, no taxi. No headache. And now that I am done complaining; I am really looking forward to getting back to Trondheim and my life after 12 days holiday. I have finished packing already.

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Packing Strategy

Step one: Throwing everything you want with you in the suitcase.

This strategy is only for clothes. Don’t throw make-up, shoes, books ect. I know you are aware of that, and why ~ This is what I do first every time I pack my suitcase. Just because, in the start I have no clue what so ever what I want with me.

Step two: Fold everything neatly and lay it on the bed...

…sort though it all and take pieces of clothing that gives you multiply of choices for outfits. This part is always difficult. I end up talking with myself, negotiating why I should pick that skirt instead of that one. Then I pack the rest~ I don’t like packing, but I don’t hate it either. Been living away for 5 years now so I’m pretty used to it, as I always travel home for holidays.

Yes, I am home at mum & dads right now. And it’s so peaceful and quiet as always here. After I moved to the center of Trondheim I am noticing this quietness a lot more than before. Right now its quite comfortable. Since traveling always makes me tired, I will probably go to bed pretty soon.

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10 h + 2 h = Home

Well prepared for a 10 hours train trip?

Oh, not really. We had to buy food on the train too. We ate spinach pie, it was yummy~ When I say we, I mean me and my sister. Also, I have never been so sick and tired of sitting before. After 10 hours stuck in the train and 2 hours driving in a car to get home, stretching had never been so good.

While it was daylight outside, the scenery was pretty nice~

We had so much stuff with us, so we were happy that mum and dad had driven up to meet us. The car seat and the snack we bought was almost luxury compared to the train. I was so happy when I got home, the first thing I did was attacking the first cat I saw. It was pretty disturbed by it.

Nerding from home, Oh yeah~

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