Forget about the bad mood, I'm over it. I have a smile on my face and the only reason is this trailer above. Yep, that would be Season 4 of Arrested Development. Many haven't seen this show, and of course, you have missed out and would be sitting there right now, reading this post, wondering why this makes me happy instantly. The reason is of course that the show is back! It was cancelled in 2006 and it was a bad time for us AD fans. But now, now we get our fix once again. It's just too good: the actors, the plot, the characters. I. AM. IN. LOVE. So what will I be doing on Sunday when it launches on Netflix?!? Watching it, silly. And you should too!
Today is not a very promising day. I woke up and just felt tired, and I still do. It's like my eyes want to close, and my body is still lingering in bed, even though I have been out of bed for hours. So, I need a bit of a cheering up. That is why I am sporting these socks today, pink flamingos just cant help but make me feel better, I have baked banana muffins and I have watched at least 1 hour of The Food Network. If only I could go back to bed and read a book instead of going to work and life would be pretty awesome. But not today.
If there is one thing I know it's that this stuff works. Woken up with a sore throat and feeling a little like a cold is coming? Get those vitamin C pills popping and make this:
Hot water + lemon juice + honey
You will not regret it. This week I have been waking up and feeling like something or someone died in my throat over night, and then one little cup of this later, and I am back in action. And my mum pointed out how great lemon is for detoxing and health. A glass of hot water with lemon in the morning, followed by lemon infused room tempered water throughout the day. Cut up some lemon and put in your water bottle, that way water won't be boring!
Is it seriously Wednesday today? Where did the past 2 days go?!? I feel like I have been missing out on 2 days and need to make this up, so of course I am going to work early. Maybe not exactly what I had in mind, but life usually gets in the way I find. So I am going to work today, but I am also spending a lot of time on Pinterest, finding inspiration for, oh you know, did I mention I was engaged? Yes the upcoming wedding, that is taking up most of my brain space lately. Maybe that's why I can't believe BOTH Monday and Tuesday have already been and gone this week. It's the wedding prep, it has to be. People booking their venues years in advance are making me a tiny bit stressed out, so while we are viewing and deciding on a venue, and a date, I am spending a lot of time looking at photos from other people's weddings and making secret plans for my own. There are some really amazing ideas out there just waiting to be found.
Normally coffee breaks don't happen every day around home, I am more of a tea person, but I find it hard to order tea if I am in a café or similar, it just seems like such a rip off charging for water and a bit of flavour. So then I opt for coffee, every time. Yesterday I had more coffee than I normally had in a whole week, and I think I might be having a slight coffee hangover today, if that even exists?! Anyways, normally I would go to a boring chain which you can find on every street corner, and in between, in this city. No offence, but it's always more fun to explore smaller and individual places. So, here you have one. This is the Attendant, and I didn't take many photos inside, mostly because the iPhone didn't do this place justice. What you need to know is that it is a converted Victorian toilet, perfect for those of you that have always dreamed of sipping your hot beverage or having lunch in a toilet, and it's really clean. No worries here. You also need to know that the coffee is very good, the food looks good (I didn't try because I basically came straight from lunch) and the place is beyond charming.
It's not exactly the welcome I got when I arrived at Gatwick on Sunday, but isn't it fantastic? I know it is an advert, but I just love how fun it looks, how surprised all the passengers are when they get into the arrivals hall and how amazing those singers are. If you haven't watched it, I suggest you do.
This week I used this gun vase for the first time. Finally!
I told my mum I wouldn't eat a cinnabun, and then I just couldn't stop myself and ate the whole thing on my own.
I walked the old way home from school, last time I did this was probably more than 10 years ago.
I celebrated the Norwegian constitution day with friends, took 3 photos and then forgot all about my promise to myself to take photos of EVERYTHING. I will be better next year.
My mum spoiled me with this fancy breakfast! Poached eggs might be my all time eggy favourite.
And I had dinner with this little guy, and a whole lot of pretty ladies that could make the Victoria Secret girls envious, but he was begging for a photo. Don't you think?
Oslo is a lovely place to be today: the sun is shining, it's actually warm (we have hit above the 22 degree mark, which is not very common), it's a Saturday, people are happy, some people are hung over from yesterday so they are probably less happy, and life is generally good. I talked my mum into going to The Thief, a new hotel in Oslo's trendy Tjuvholmen (Tjuv means Thief, hence the name of the hotel) area, for a coffee. For some reason I have wanted to go since they opened, the only problem being that the hotel is in Oslo and I live in London. But we made it there today, after parking far away so we would have to walk (getting a bit of exercise is probably good after all the food from yesterday) and sweating our way through the sunny city. Let's just say that I had a shower when we came back to the house this afternoon.
Yesterday was the Norwegian Constitution day, which calls for serious celebration. The days started really early, with a champagne breakfast, then we went to Tjuvholmen where we were pushed around holding our glasses of wine and wondering why wearing a bunad seemed like a good idea, before we sat down to eat. Which was long overdue, it's easy to forget the last time you ate on a day like this! I have to admit that I had to go home earlier than anticipated because I was so incredibly tired, so the evening was spent eating crisps while wearing pyjamas with my parents. All in all a pretty good day!
So this is my favourite outfit. Ever. Bunad is the national costume in Norway, and there are tons of different ones. Usually you get this for your confirmation and you keep the same one for the rest of your life. Mine is from Gudbrandsdalen which is where my dads mother is from, and I think it's pretty amazing. I wear this about twice a year, maybe even just once. Which is for the 17th of May and maybe, just maybe, Christmas eve. Made from wool, with an underskirt, special shoes, a purse, a heavy and tight silver belt, more silver jewellery and a hat to top it off. How great does that sound? Even though I wore this all day on Saturday I can't wait to get back to Oslo for the 17th of May to wear this again. It makes me feel incredibly Norwegian, and a bit proud.