Happy Tuesday!

My sister and I had a conversation about blogging last night that got me thinking. We’re newbies on the blogging scene (check her out here!) and although we both admit that we really enjoy it, finding things to blog about (never mind things people will be interested in!) can sometimes be a bit…. tiresome. We both love reading blogs, but when it comes to finding content for our own, the options can seem slim.

To me, blogging is really exciting. It’s not about who reads it or how many followers you have, starting a blog is about sharing what interests you and what inspires you. And hey, if you meet some great people along the way, all the better!

I’m spending my day reading new found blogs, applying for jobs, and dreaming up inspiration.
Ever wonder what being an expat in Norway is like? Take a look below. It’s not 100% accurate, but I can definitely relate to some things (yes, some beer really is 15 euros!)

Have a great day!

Art prints for the home

We moved to Stavanger roughly 2 months ago, to a brand new apartment with minimal furnishings. As with most Scandinavian homes, the walls are white and seem to extend for days. Although we did put up some artwork recently, our apartment needs a few more pieces to really add more detail to the place. Here are a few prints currently on my wish list, ‘the whisk wasn’t the tallest’ being my favourite.

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L to R:

1. Matryoshka Cambodian Girl Art Print – Etsy
2. Fishing in a fish print – Etsy
3. Combined Colorful European Buildings Skyline – Etsy
4. The Whale – Society6
5. the whisk wasn’t the tallest – Society6
6. Oh Goody – Etsy
7. You are too possessive – Etsy
8. yes! – Society6

Never met a beach I didn’t like

Last weekend, we went surfing. Now, surfing and Norway are not two words I associate with each other. The word surfing makes me think of tropical, luke warm waters, bikinis, abundant amounts of sunshine, warm temperatures, you get the picture. Our experience last weekend was quite the opposite.

Nevertheless, we suited up and hit the waves. It was raining, windy, the water temperature was slightly (read: extremely) lower than I would have liked, but here in Norway, rain or shine, you surf.

Which way to the beach?

Rain, rain, and more rain. It’s May people, and instead of heading outside to soak up the sun, I’m being forced into reclusion. Well, not exactly, but the rain certainly puts a damper on the feeling of Spring. Here in Norway the average summer temperature in the South is around 16°C. Doesn’t exactly make for tanning weather.

I’ve been to some pretty beautiful beaches over the last few years. Some with fine, fine white sand, and others a bit on the rocky side. Either way, a beach is a beach.

Right now, I’m dreaming of sun, sand and a cold cerveza – here’s a few of my fave photos.

South of Mallorca, muy bueno!

South of Mallorca, muy bueno!

After a lengthy bike trip, we came across this stunner of a beach in Valencia.

After a lengthy bike trip, we came across this stunner of a beach in Valencia.

A beach in Bol on the island of Brac, Croatia.

A beach in Bol on the island of Brac, Croatia.

Picturesque Brac.

Picturesque Brac.

Corfu, Greece.

Corfu, Greece.

Spain, near Roses.

Spain, near Roses.

Just outside Stavanger, Norway. Hard to believe, but Norway does have beaches...

Just outside Stavanger, Norway. Hard to believe, but Norway does have beaches.