Sunkissed weekend

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Hey guys! 🙂
Hope you all had a great weekend with a lots of fun! My weekend has been pretty good. My best friend are flying back tonight, so her last weekend has been spent mostly at the beach.

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We have also been enjoying some amazing food, as the Acai bowl at the Surfhouse, that is a restaurant next to the beach. I have been there two times now, and it’s really good! If you ever go to Barcelona, you should give it a try.

IMG_20180930_191953_921We haven’t just been lazy, we have also been at the gym Saturday morning. That is the best way to start the day if you ask me. Something with the energy you get after a great session, don’t you agree?

Right now we are soon going out to have our last dinner together, and Ingvild’s brother that happened to be in Barcelona the same time is joining too.

Even tough Ingvild is leaving tonight doesn’t mean I gonna be left with no visitors. Tomorrow my love is coming to spend one week with me. I’m so excited for that, I miss him way too much!

xoxo

living out of comfort zone

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So, I decided to join the exchange program the day they had the information meeting about it. That was a really quick decision I made, and honestly I didn’t surprise myself, haha. I’m one of those persons that absolutely love new adventures, especially if they put me a bit out of my comfort zone.

And is not the first time I have done these kind of things, moving to another country. Even though I have the experience, it’s always a little scary, especially this time if I am being totally honest. It was only one other girl going to Barcelona too, we didn’t know each other from before. And then it’s the main reason for the trip, working at a hospital in a another country with a language that I’m still trying to learn. All this question went through head during the summer, like what if they don’t speak any english? what if the other girl and I don’t get along? what if…

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Now, I’m here on my 3th week. So far I can already answer some of my own questions. The other girl and I get along, communication is key! We haven’t been so lucky when it comes to where we live. The apartment isn’t as expected, the roof at the bathroom has been leaking, the beds are super bad, the apartment isn’t easy to keep clean, and the neighborhood is NOISY. I mean after 2 years in Mexico City I though I knew what noisy was, but I guess not, here it’s worse. So we are currently looking for a new place to stay, if we don’t find anything, we will anyhow do the best out of it.

When it comes to work I’m really happy. My friend and I work at a children hospital here in Barcelona. I love the building and how they have designed this hospital. Everything is playful and colorful. The people don’t talk any english, but somehow it works. They are all very nice, and being able to work with children is so giving.

The city itself is amazing. Barcelona has something for everyone. It has beautiful buildings, beach life, shopping, amazing food and it’s sunny.

I’m very excited for the following weeks to come. One thing is for sure, when stepping out of the comfort zone like this, living in a foreign country, you will learn so much, and mostly about yourself. I have never grown more as a person as the two years spent in Mexico City far away from little Norway.

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If you ever have an opportunity to do something a bit out of comfort zone, don’t let fear stop you. No matter how it goes, it will give you lessons in life that for sure will make you grow as a human.

xoxo

10 reasons why I love fall

So the summer is over, but that doesn’t mean we shouldn’t be excited for the following season. Even though I love a warm summer day, being able to just wear a little dress and some sandals, I do somehow really love the fall. I have always done that. Under you find 10 reason why I welcome fall with open arms.

1: The beautiful colors

The colors of the trees, it’s the most beautiful mix of red, orange, green, brown and yellow. A nice sunny autumn day with a blue sky is simply the best.

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2: It’s finally sweater weather!

I love a comfy sweater during the colder months. Finding the perfect one for your wardrobe isn’t a problem, the stores has plenty of all types. Right now I have a timeless cashmere sweater on my wish list.

3: Enjoying hot drinks without sweating

One fun fact about me, I’m a huge tea drinker! I love all kinds of teas. And one of my favorite thing is to sit inside enjoying a cup of delicious tea while it’s cold outside.

4: Fall- scented candles

Time to switch the summer smells, with something else. I’m obsessed with candles, it just make a home so much more cozy and personal. Typically fall scents would be vanilla, cinnamon, Chai, pumpkin etc. Honestly I really want a Jo Malone candle, but they definitely are more on the luxurious side.

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5. Playing in the leaves 

Being a child again and dancing in the leaves when enjoying a walk with someone you care about. Spending time in nature and appreciate it has for sure a therapeutic effect.

6. Soup season

I love making food, and even more I love enjoying a good meal. In the colder months, I prefer warm food over cold. One of my favorite meals for fall is a warm soup served with some bread. The options of recipes are endless! It’s a soup for all diets and tastes. I personally eat mostly plant based, so I prefer a vegan or vegetarian option. A favorite is sweet potato soup or Thai soup with noddles, yum!

7. Good series back on tv with new seasons!

When the summer is over, finally the new seasons come back on the screen. Honestly, I’m not the biggest tv slave, but one series that I’m obsessed about is Suits. If you havn’t seen it yet, lucky you, I wish I could see it all again for the first time!

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8. Flannel PJ’s

Have a nice flannel PJ that you can snuggle in and stay cozy at home is a must!

9. Red wine season

Enjoying a glass (or two, haha) with a good red wine with family, good friends or the person you love, is one of my favorite ways to spend a Saturday night during the fall. It can be together with a great meal or just by it self. Amarone is one of my favorite wines.

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10. Closer to Christmas!

When the fall is here we know the Christmas is not so far away. Christmas is that one month during the year with most traditions, and I love it! For me Christmas is a colorful time, well spent with people you love, delicious food, music and following all the traditions. And of course, Christmas shopping!

I hope you found some reason to love fall too.

xoxo