Nov 4, 2014


I had the pleasure of spending a few days in the city of Malaga
 after staying in our house at the costa the days before.
Have been visiting the city a couple of times in the past, but this time I really felt the life, atmosphere and spirit of this fantastic place.

Here are some snapshots:
1. Wine tasting at La Casa del Guardia
2. The patio at Bar Pil Pil
3. Nightclub Amargo
3 View over the Cathedral
4. Tapas and mussels at Playa de Pedregalejo
5. Tea at the arabic Teeteria El Haren
6. Gourmet food at Alea
7. Drink at the roof top bar at AC Palacio
8. Plaza de Constitucion were we rented a flat.

Oct 25, 2014

I am finally ready to take my little business to another level!

Cheers for that!

Do you want to know what I am doing check out my site

Sep 29, 2014

Rio Chillar, a hidden gem

After spending the whole summer in Spain I'm now ready 
to do some blogging again, I think. 
Always love to come back to Spain. You may think it could be boring to always stay at the same place, see the same people, eat at the same restaurants and visit the same beach........ and honestly it sometimes is!
But it is also very exiting to read books about this lovely country and then plan excursions. I simply love the mountains behind the Costa and each year we visit a new place. And this year we ended up in the river!

The route cuts through the Sierras de Tejeda, Almijara and Alhama Natural Park, offering plenty of shade, crystal clear river pools and guarantees a brilliant day out for the whole family. The walk starts easy and will sometimes be a bit of challenge, but most people will handle it. Most important is good shoes (beach shoes with rubber sole is not good enough, I tried!) , sunscreen, water and a snack.
Be aware: In summer it could be busy especially in weekends when locals find their way, and when there has been rainfall in the mountains.
There is no better way to cool off on a hot summer's day. 

Jul 31, 2014


Having a great time in Spain as always.

I made these glass jars the other day.
Simple kitchen jars with a lid that my son made holes in
with a screwdriver so it could fit a straw.
Fill it up with whatever you want,
you'll avoid spilling, sand or insects in it.
And perfect to bring to the beach or to the picnic......

And to fill them I suggest,

White Sangria

Slice some fruits
(I used orange, lime, lemon and grapes)
fill a quarter up with ice cubes
top it with 50/50 white wine and Sprite/7up

Or skip the wine and replace it with sparkling water for a non alcohol drink.

Jun 3, 2014

At 1911m

The reason for being in Provence for the weekend was my husbands crazy idea to cycle the challenging "Mont Ventoux race".
The day before the race we decided to take the car and drive the route they should cycle the next day. From 25 degree by the pool till 4 degree at 1911!
First I fell poor for the guys for the steep 22km to the top, but when we drove down on the other side of the mountain I panicked a bit.
Narrow roads and no secure fence!!

Luckily it ended well and all 4 lads cycled safely over the finish line.
But are they ready for the next years challenge?
I'm definitely ready for a new trip to Provence
 so count me in for the support team :-)

Beaumes de Venise

Spent a long weekend in Provence in the picturesque village
 of Beaumes de Venise.

May 28, 2014


photo from web

For God-knows-how-many-years I've had a 
crush on France and especially Provence. 
And now I'm gonna enjoy the area once again......
aaaaahhhhhh looking forward to it.
Au revoir!

May 22, 2014

Scandinavian influences...

Yesterday I had the pleasure to visit the showroom 
 Nordic Light Design in Kehlen, Luxembourg.

If you are into Scandinavian design it is worth a visit!

May 20, 2014

Upcycle or recycle....

..... are people in Luxembourg ready for it?

Read the article from Wort 
here .

Pictureres from the fabulous shop

where you can by my up cycled cake stands and pimped antlers.

May 17, 2014

A Norwegian celebration

17th of May. 
The Norwegian National Day.
200 years anniversary of the Constitution.
Love Norway.
Live in Luxembourg.

If you want to see more pictures how the Norwegians 
celebrate the day in Luxembourg, click here .

May 14, 2014

Under the Spanish sun

 I had precisely 1 week in Luxembourg after our Spanish easter holiday until I was back. Had about 8 h to plan my trip, well not much planning though since the only task I had was to clean the house and make it ready for the boys who stayed for a long weekend.
Being alone in Spain for 4 days for the first time was a bit of challenge must say. Usually I have children or other family around me who need to be entertained more or less the whole time. 
But honestly, 4 days alone in Spain wasn't to bad.....

Apr 21, 2014

Semana Santa 2014

Again we headed south to Spain for our "Semana Santa" holiday. How they celebrate Easter is so different from how we do it in Norway.
 And I love how they do it!
Here are some photos from the Thursday procession in Fuengirola. 

Apr 17, 2014

Varnished Easter Eggs

 A quick way to make Easter Eggs. 
Fill a dispenser with water, drip some nail polish in 
and then slowly dip an egg in......

Apr 3, 2014

Up cycle and more.....

Haven't been making my cake stands for a while but now
 the opportunity is here!

Ben&Pepper will have an open evening tomorrow, 4th of April, and therefor need more of my up cycled products in their shop!

If you live in or near Luxembourg you are all welcome!

Mar 23, 2014

❤ East London

 After several visits to London, especially East London, the last 2 years,
 I have found some great addresses which I will share with you guys:

A great bite

A great buy

A great time

Regent's Canal


Mar 21, 2014

Oase in the city

I am back home after a few days in London.
Had plenty of time to look around in the neighborhood where my daughter currently lives, East London. After a nice lunch at the Crown I took the path by one of the canals and found this wonderful outdoor space.
 Who could believe this is in the middle of the urban city?
LOVE IT!!!!!

Mar 4, 2014


Wish you a wonderful day........

Feb 28, 2014


Here is a great lunch place for you if you're vegetarian or if you're not (like me) it is still worth visiting this restaurant!

Mesa Verde located in the narrow, cobbled street, rue de St.Esprit, Luxembourg.
Love it for it's laidback bohemian interior and atmosphere and 
not to forget the food...... delicious!!!!

Feb 24, 2014

Sierra Nevada

There are not many places in the world where you can ski during the day and have a dip in the sea in the early evening, but the proximity of Sierra Nevada and the Med allows this! We decided to try this out during our winter holiday in Spain and for a beginner like myself 2 nights were booked. There are 20 lifts and 100km of piste in Sierra Nevada and weekends could be rather busy so we headed up on a Monday. Not the best weather when arriving but got the chance to find out where to buy day passes and where to hire skies and equipment.
Skied on Tuesday and Wednesday and had a great time! Especially on Wednesday with amazing weather and my confident on skies went better.......
Went back home to our house and the beach later that day. With only 2 h drive from the house to the slopes we will definitely try this again, perhaps only for a day trip. My opinion is that the hotels, bars and restaurants in the area do not have the standard you are paying for, so I prefer to go just for the skiing!!

Jan 27, 2014

Hang on!

On my last trip to London I bought 3 art photos of a street photographer at Spitafields Market. Finding frames to fit them was harder than I thought. Well, I took a trip to Ikea, didn't find what I was looking for, so I came up with this idea: clips from a local store! Sometimes simple is better.....

Jan 20, 2014

Langres in Champagne

 How lucky are we to live in the heart of Europe in 
tiny little Luxembourg with all the nice scenery around us?
After nearly 10 years in this country
 and a lot(!) of traveling we still haven't seen it all.

So early on Saturday morning we took the car and went on a little road trip to France. After a couple of hours on the motorway we went off towards Langres, placed at the gateway to Champagne and Burgundy.
With its 7 towers, 7 gates and 3,5 km of ramparts it is classified as one of the 50 finest towns in France. We had a nice stroll in the narrow streets without many tourists. I can only imagine how busy it most be in the peak season in summer. The shops close earlier in the winter season, but we did manage to buy local wine and cheese before they closed. 
A lovely place to spend a Saturday in January.
You can learn more about Langres and its region here.