Posted on June 6, 2014
Ever since I was a little girl, a spring time tradition has been to pick a huge bouquet of Lily of the Valley and give to my grandmother (and usually also one for mum!). After she passed away, the tradition was still kept alive, and every year me and my dad go out together and pick the biggest bouquet possible and put it in a vase on her grave. This flower means a lot to me, it is one of my favourites. When I was 18 I got a memorial tattoo for grandma of this flower, and whenever I see them or smell them, I think of all the nice memories I have of her.
Posted on June 4, 2014
Me, my dad and my sister went on our first boat ride for the summer a couple of days ago, and I actually remembered to bring my camera with me! It’s so nice being back home and breathe in the fresh salt water air again, I wasn’t aware of how much I actually missed these little things while staying in Edinburgh. There is truly no place like home, especially during the summer!
Posted on May 13, 2013
These guys were amazing! The King’s Parade.
So long since last time! I have been incredibly busy with all my exams, and the last month’s been a non stop revision month where I’ve literally spent 14 hours at the library, and only been home to sleep and shower. The only break I had was my trip to London to see Kaizers Orchestra, something I’ve been looking forward to since I bought the tickets in December!
Feels like such a long time ago already, but it was an amazing trip, and I had a great time with great friends! Even got to meet some of the band members of Kaizers Orchestra, which explains my super stoked happy face on the last picture, haha. I’m such a kid.
I’m currently back in Norway for a little break before going back to Edinburgh til mid June. So happy to be done with my exams, I can finally relax a bit and enjoy the amazing weather Edinburgh got to offer. Can promise more posts from now on (:
Posted on November 16, 2012
Over 100 followers now.
I cannot believe that so many people would find my photos interesting enough to follow me. Have to admit, it makes me a bit emotional. Thank you so much to everyone who is following me, and hello and welcome to new followers!
Posted on November 10, 2012
It keeps getting colder and colder here now, but still no snow. Have to admit that I kind of miss the frosty November in Norway more than I thought I would. Edinburgh is still in autumn-mode and serves us rain with a hint of more rain every other day or so.
I miss my family and my friends now, miss having people around me that knows me and that can give me a big hug when needed. Can’t wait to get home for Christmas and see everyone again! But, don’t get me wrong, I love it here as well! The exams are just a month away, which gives me a mini heart attack every time I think about it, but I have realistic goals for the first semester: pass the exams.
I’m hoping for some sun and fresh autumn air tomorrow, so that I can go on a long walk with my camera. Really feel like the creative-nature loving side of me is being totally overrun by the try-to-understand-everything-at-school-me. Time to find a balance that works better, I think.
Posted on October 28, 2012
Oh, wow, I really took way to many photos on this trip! Have to make a part I and II from the last day, so it doesn’t seem like so much. It’s not that easy to limit yourself when there is so much beautiful stuff to photograph!
The last day of the trip was finally here, and we still had the best weather we could possible wish for! Went looking for Nessie in Loch Ness without any luck, bought a lot of sweets and went to the place where the battle of Culloden found place in 1746. If you want, you can read more about this battle here. It made a strong impression on us.
The rest of the day will be posted in another post later this week!
Posted on October 26, 2012
Day two! The liquid sunshine disappeared and left us with some real sun and nice temperatures. We left the hostel and Loch Ness early in the morning, heading for the Isle of Skye! We were told that Skye most likely would be a rather cold and misty experience, but to our big surprise (and the guide who couldn’t stop saying “oh my god, a very, very nice day indeed”) instead of fog and cold we were met with sunshine and warmth! Hurray!
We stopped in a tiny town for lunch, and me and my sunshine went on our own walk discovering this old tower of some sort with the most amazing view. A perfect place to act like the Vikings we are and scream “Norwaaay”!
Posted on October 23, 2012
Finally, the weekend was here! This trip was amazing in so many ways. Can’t believe I won this!
We depatured from Edinburgh at 08.30 in the morning with the Haggis-bus with 27 other people and our own guide for the trip named “Paddy”. He called the rainy weather for liquid sunshine and wanted us to scream “AYE” as pirates when he called our name. Funny guy.
The first day was a lot of driving, but also a lot of stops at different places to take some photos. I must say, what a pretty country this is. The nature was just amazing, even with all the rain and fog!
We stopped at the Commando Memorial Area of remembrance, which made a really strong impression. Young men in their twenties, same age as myself, who died fighting in Afghanistan,. Some of the memorials were dated the 80’s, while some others were as new as 2012…
After driving the whole day with plenty of amazing stops, we finally arrived at Inverness and Loch Ness where we stayed at a hostel for the first night.
Part two coming up!
Posted on October 1, 2012
This Saturday I went to Leith to finally fulfill my promise: drink my first Guinness while wearing the weird, orange earring I got as a gift earlier this summer.
My sunshine and I got on a bus which 30 min later dropped us off in Leith, a surprisingly short trip with a lot of beautiful buildings to capture with my camera on the way. We still look like tourists whenever we go outside, looking more up pointing at all the buildings than checking if we walk on red lights. It’s a miracle that we haven’t been hit by a car yet.
Have to say, the Guinness tastes just as bad as every other beer I’ve ever tasted. I survived long enough to get a picture taken before I gave the beer away to my sunshine while enjoying some red wine myself. All in all a great day.
Posted on September 13, 2012
The first picture from Edinburgh. From the hotel we stayed in the first night.
The reception at Pollock Halls, where I live. And Arthurs Seat (the mountain) in the back!
One of the buildings at our campus.
Found these awesome duck-socks at Primark, and convinced my sunshine to buy them. They are so cute!
From Pollock Halls were I live, and to my sunshine, there is a 20 min walk through this beautiful park. Just love having him so close, it makes everything so much easier.
Everything is so great here! I love it! There hasn’t been that much time to sit on the computer, and even less time to go out and take pictures, but after this week things will calm down a bit! I can promise a bunch of amazing pictures in the near future. Almost all the buildings in Edinburgh looks like they could have been in one of the Harry Potter movies. I love that.
I will be posting some more pictures from my photoshoots earlier this summer just so the wait between posts won’t be too long.