Inspiration, Life

Moving Forward

October 1, 2014

She could never go back and make some of the details pretty.
All she could do was move forward and make the whole beautiful.

— Terri St. Cloud


Bergen, Life

Kyrkjetangen – A Haven Nearby

September 20, 2014

Last Saturday, I did something brave: I took the bus to my sister’s and borrowed her bike for the week. I then biked home thinking I’d do just fine uphill—something I was clearly wrong about. I ended up having to push the bike for at least a third of the way back. Apparently, there was an easier route by the water, but I opted for Google Maps’ quickest route which didn’t turn out to be the quickest one after all, considering the uphill streets.

The intention was to bike at least every day of the week. I clearly overestimated my motivation for fitness. I’m on call for work at a kindergarten nearby, so I wasn’t sure which days I’d have free. I’m new to a 9-5 job, and I must say: it drains the energy out of you. (Out of me at least, and I don’t even work every day!) I don’t get how fit people, who work daily, are able to muster extra energy to work out after (or before) hours. I sure take my hat off to them!

Anyhow, I ended up having Monday and Thursday free. I haven’t mastered the art of cherishing free days yet, so Monday went to waste in terms of giving myself a ‘breather.’ So last Thursday, I knew I needed to give myself some me-time, and I spontaneously treated myself to a quick bike ride to a haven nearby: Kyrkjetangen.

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Bergen, Life

Autumn in Old Bergen + The Discovery of its Coziest Café

September 6, 2014

• autumn blooms by Solstrand Interiør •

On this gloomy Saturday, my younger sister and I decided to take a trip into the city. Instead of hanging around the modern area, we decided to walk along Bergen’s old streets—along Hollendergaten and Lille Øvregate, to the left of Bergen’s beloved Bryggen (the wharf). And if it wasn’t for the smell of newly baked cinnamon rolls, we wouldn’t have chosen this very cozy bookshop café to settle down for lunch, dessert and a cup of chai latte …

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