Birthday? Party? Get-together?

Who doesn’t love being together with friends and family? Especially after being apart during the COVID pandemic. I am sure most of us have missed being together when we want to. As our societies open up, we should embrace the “get-togethers” to enjoy our friends and family. I […]


I have always wanted a dog, but my husband doesn’t want any animals. My solution was to borrow a dog when the owner was too busy and we ended up with this beautiful lady – Melissa. She is a wonderful, cuddly and active Border Collie. Her owner dances […]

At the cabin

I am very very lucky! My in-laws have a cabin in the mountains and this time I went here all alone to relax. The cabin has a wonderful view of a lake and the mountains beyond. Here I have tried to just “be”, breathe and rest due to […]

Fall colors

Autumn is soon apon us. The temperatures in Norway are really good for now, but we all know that they will gradually drop in the weeks ahead. I love the different seasons in Norway and the changes in nature. It is fascinating to watch the leaves change color, […]


Kids come with lots of wishes for things they want. Sometimes they wish for things so far out of reach that it is kind of funny, and when they realize that it is not an option, they are sooooo sad. And how about the wish that we, as […]

Little things

I will repeat the phrase “little things” a lot in my posts, because I believe in finding the “little things” every day. The little things that bring joy and smiles when we see or experience them. The little things that we might overlook in our hectic days, but […]

Dinner with a view

We went for a little camping trip and ate our dinner by the water. They say it brings rest to the soul to spend time outdoors. I love spending time by the water and when the view while eating can be like this, I understand why people go […]


The feeling when the kids snuggle up, even when they have become teens, is one of the best feelings. It warms my heart and I just want time to stop for a while. This picture is of me and my youngest from our camping-trip, enjoying the sunset. Ask […]


You immediately thought of newborn babies reading this - as in human babies - right? I am talking about sheep! I was very lucky this spring and got to visit a farm with newborn lambs because one of my extra daughters - long explanation in another post here […]

Strange things

… that make me smile. I find plenty of reasons to smile most days, and while it may not be strange or a reason to smile for you, I hope you’ll find some of these a little interesting or fun.  Our neighborhood got a new school this past […]