Tuesday, 31 August 2010
Thank you for all your good ideas and advice on what to do if you have troubles sleeping. I've tried out some of them already and my sleeping routine's gotten better. It's still not perfect since I still go to bed at about two or three in the night, but at least that's a whole lot better than eight in the morning. Hopefully I'll be able to go to bed earlier and earlier and slowly get back on track.
We took these photos on the weekend when my boyfriend and I went for a really long walk (we probably walked for an hour or so) along the beach promenade in Tel Aviv and in a little park that we got to at the end of the walk. I've always loved going for long walks, but here that is nearly impossible due to the extremely bright and hot sun and the humidity. In the evening walking is a little more manageable (though the humidity is still there), luckily, and therefore that is something I try to do very frequently.
Skirt and hat from H&M and top and shoes from Asos
Friday, 27 August 2010
I've had such a horrible sleeping routine the last few weeks going to bed in the middle of the night and sleeping until very late. The last few days have been even worse and I've only been able to fall asleep at seven or eight in the morning and getting up at three in the afternoon. It's driving me crazy and I feel like I'm wasting the whole day. One of the reasons why it's become so bad is probably that I have a lot to think about these days. This evening I am feeling tired though, and it's not even midnight, so I hope tonight will be better.
Have any of you ever experienced sleeplessness or having a bad sleeping routine, and if so, how did you fix it?
Hair band, skirt and dress worn as a top from H&M, shoes from Sixtyseven and bag by Miu Miu
Sunday, 22 August 2010
I had a such a wonderful evening yesterday going to the old train station of Tel Aviv, which had been newly renovated, together with my boyfriend and his parents. I'm quite sure that that's my new favorite place in Tel Aviv as everything looks so picturesque and pretty. There are lots of small boutiques there selling pretty and unique jewelery, lovely clothing shops, and romantic restaurants. We neither shopped nor ate anything while we were there, but just strolling around was enjoyable experience as well. I hope I will be able to go back there with my boyfriend again soon - maybe on a weekday when it'd be less crowded and while there is still daylight - to take more pictures of the sweet little shops and houses and maybe to enjoy a dinner in one of the restaurants as it starts to get dark.
The first few pictures are by the way taken by the sea shore where we had a stroll before we walked to the old train station.
I was wearing a playsuit from Dahlia and shoes from Topshop.
Friday, 20 August 2010
I didn't intend not to update my blog in nearly two weeks, but after I came back to Israel up until now my boyfriend was busy preparing for his final project in architecture (he's now officially an architect - hurray!) and couldn't help me take photos. Naturally, I could have thought of a post where I could have taken the photos myself, but I wasn't feeling very inspired since I feel a little sad being back here (being home made me realize that I really miss being in Norway).
This post was not meant to sound completely depressing - I do feel better now as the last couple of days we've been able to spend all our time together and that's been wonderful. I have also begun teaching my boyfriend Norwegian which I think is a lot of fun - especially since he is a clever student!
Shorts, socks and hair band from H&M, blouse from Noa Noa and shoes from Zara.
Monday, 9 August 2010
This weekend I spent at the countryside where my late grandfather grew up - picking cloudberries, a few blueberries, visiting my godparents and reading books. I have many fond memories from this place, where I as a little girl spent a lot of time with my grandparents in their cabin. The meadow where these pictures were taken used to be one of my absolute favorite places to play when I was younger; either with animals that I would make from cones and little sticks, running around and making flower crowns or just lying amidst the straws and flowers and gazing at the sky.
Vintage dress, cardigan from H&M, tights and shoes from Topshop
Friday, 6 August 2010
As a promised a few days ago I'm going to show you pictures from my friend Amalie's wedding that I went to last weekend. The wedding took part over a whole weekend and I stayed in a cabin with three of my friends - that was a lot of fun! A great wedding all in all, and Amalie looked so beautiful and luminous the whole time.
The weekend started with a three hour drive to where the wedding was held. A long drive, but it was spent chatting (I hadn't seen my friends in six months) and sleeping (for my part).
Linn, Jeanette and Amalie.
Kristine and I.
When we arrived we changed and went to the barbecue that was held on Friday evening. For dessert there were lots of yummy strawberries.
The latter part of the evening we spent composing and rehearsing a song that we were going to perform at the wedding the following day. Then we went to sleep.
(Odd photo of me in the morning)
The morning of the wedding was somewhat stressful doing our make up and getting ready before we drove to the church where the marriage took place.
We were given heart-shaped rice to throw at the bride and groom.
We then made our way to the reception where there were canapes and heart shaped toast.
While we were waiting for dinner we hung around outside.
Dinner - which included many touching, warm and funny speeches, excellent food and kisses (I'd never heard of these traditions before, but whenever the bride or groom left the room all members of the opposite sex had to run up to the one who hadn't left the room and give him or her a kiss on the cheek, or, if everyone was stomping their feet or knocking on their glass with a knife the bride and groom had to get down on the floor or up on two chairs and kiss). I haven't included any more pictures from the dinner as the rest didn't turn out the best.
After dinner we went back to the cabin to rehearse the song a few more times, and I also changed my dress as I wasn't feeling comfortable in the one I was wearing.
Then, when we came back again, the tables had been moved and a dance floor had emerged. We performed the song we'd written for Amalie and although it included some slightly embarrassing stories about her, she was delighted.
The rest of the evening there was dancing, drinks, night food (the potatoes - as I'm a vegetarian) and fun.
We took a taxi back to our cabin at four in the morning and went to sleep. The next day we had brunch, which I unfortunately have no pictures of before we drove to the airport.