Early Christmas

Today me and G are celebrating early Christmas with her family. This so we get to celebrate Christmas together before me and G leave for Mexico.

It started already last night with Gs choirs Christmas concert in Majorstuen church where they performed a lot of Christmas songs. Was just perfect for getting the right vibe especially since the ground outside where covered in white snow.

So this morning starter out with some banana pancakes and after that we took a walk and did some shopping. I bought some accessories for my GoPro for the trip to Mexico and some sunscreen.

Then it’s was lunch and G made an amazing salmon salad with raw salmon marinated in lime.

Then we took a few hours to relax before we started making Christmas dinner and ate it and now it’s time for the Christmas gifts.

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas everyone, usually this time of year I celebrate a classic and traditional Swedish Christmas together with my family. However this year is different. Right know I’m in Bali together with my girlfriend G’s family. By the way the first time I spend Christmas Eve with them. 

Arrived late last night and today I woke up to a warm and sunny day. Just had breakfast and will soon head down to the beach and this afternoon I’ve booked a massage. Think this is going to be a real nice vacation and just what I need right now. We are starting our trip in Nusa Dua which is where we are right now and will spend a few days here before we head to Ubud and later on we will end our trip in Sanur.

All recommendations for Nusa Dua, Ubud and Sanur are more than welcome.


Fake Christmas #2

Yesterday I celebrated fake Christmas with my family couple of miles south of Gothenburg. Today is a new day and the plans for today is to celebrate fake Christmas together with my girlfriend Gs family a couple of miles north of Gothenburg.

So I think that today will it probably be more traditional Christmas food. Some relative to G will also join us which will be nice.

Tonight I’ve got some plans with two old life guarding buddies J and S so we will go out and have dinner together at a restaurant in Gothenburg. I’m really looking forward to that.


Fake Christmas #1

Good morning! This Christmas will be a bit different as you probably will discover soon here at the blog. Until now all Christmases has been in Sweden with my family.

But this Christmas will I not be able to spend this Christmas together with my family in Sweden. So today me and my girlfriend G will celebrate fake Christmas with my family and I’m so super excited for this.

We will start of the day with breakfast at my moms place. Then we will pick up my sister and her boyfriend V at the train station and then go to grandma and pick her up and drive to my dad for lunch. After that dad his girlfriend, my sister m, V me and G will go to Liseberg if the weather allows us. Liseberg is the amusement park here in Gothenburg where they have a thousand lights and fake snow and a market and other Christmas related stuff. 

I’m so happy just thinking about it.


St. Lucia

13th December and its St. Lucia. A day that’s highly celebrated in Sweden. The basics I women in long white dresses where the leader has crown of candela on her head (she is the Lucia). She is followed by women in white dresses with glitter in their hair and holding a candle in their hands, these women are the (tärnor in Swedish) they are sometimes followed by men in cloths also looking a bit like white dresses with white cone formed hats with stars on and holding a stick in their hands with a star on the top. In kindergarten there could also be kids dressed as gingerbread men, Santas helpers or the the man who clean the chimney. And all of the sing songs together traditionally in the morning.

Then you get a kind of buns that often looks like cats with the taste of saffran and there is also ginger bread.

Does in sound strange of is this some you celebrate where you live as well?



Christmas tree

A few days ago me and my girlfriend G where back in Sweden for a quick visit and during that visit we bought a mini Christmas tree. That I now have decorated and planted here at home in our appartment. And slowly I’m getting the Christmas feeling that I really love. What makes you get Christmas feelings.


First advent

Yesterday it was the first advent. So less than four weeks until Christmas Eve and the December 24th when we celebrate Christmas here in Sweden. Unfortunately I’ve been out traveling most of the weekend wher I’ve been to Swede to help my (to-be-sister-in-law) K to move to her new appartment. So arrived back in Oslo rather late last night. But I hope to celebrate it tonight with some Swedish Glögg and some gingerbread and to get the Christmas light up and maybe listening to some Christmas music. Started to listening to Christmas music already during the road trip to Sweden during thi weekend. 

I’m so looking forward to Christmas even if it will be a butt different this year. Will include some traveling and not only to Sweden.

This is my third Christmas in Norway since I moved here and Oslo is a cosy city to be in during Christmas and December in general. So now I hope for some snow so I can go cross country skiing. 

Here is a photo of te Christmas lights I pass on my way to work every day. Not to bad.


Out with the Christmas tree

Chtistmas is over and slowly it starts disapearing. But there are still traces such as the chocolate Christmas calender from grandma, the Christmas tree thats starts looking sad and the lights on the balcony.

But today the Christmas tree was thrown out. Is cosy to have the signs but the tree was not in the best condition anymore. Except that this meana that spring and summer are coming soon and that’s something I’m looking forward to.

But first I’m waiting for some snow so I can go skiing. Not much snow so far in Oslo this winter.

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Singing and playing guitar

I wrote a couple a weeks ago that I got an iRig for Christmas from G which is a thing that makes it possible to connect an electric guitar to an iPad och iPhone and record and play with effect pedal.

The thing is that I’ve only had acoustic guitars here in Oslo but now G’s electric Ibanez guitar has found it’s way home to us here in Oslo. So just spend an hour playing guitar and singing and recording it on my iPad here at home. Had so much fun, this is so great.

Right now I’m so happy after all music. Hope that it will be more out of that late on.

Christmas Day

Two days ago it was Christmas Day and I was still celebrating Christmas. At Christmas Day me and mom visited my grandfather (her dad) which was nice, haven’t seen him in a couple of month so felt good to be able to see him.

Then I drop of mom at her place and drove to dad where it was Christmas dinner with my sister M, her boyfriend V and her friend M and dad and his girlfriend. But was without Christmas food so we not get to tired f all Christmas food. We had a very nice dinner and after dinner we also played some party trivial pursuit. Was real fun.

Then we drove home to mom where both me and my sister with her boyfriend stayed. Then we played Trivial Pursuit form 4 hours until about 2 hours past midnight.

Was a good Christmas Day. Then I have to mention that I know that I didn’t post yesterday because I am now out in the countryside for a few days so I’ve been struggling with the Internet connection. But now I hope to have solved it.