Norwegian Nature and Hiking // Photography


Hey guys!

Today I'm here with another photo post, but slightly different this time. If you follow me on twitter, you'll know that I spent a weekend in August camping with my class.

For those of you who don't know, I live in Norway. The town I live in is quite small and bland, and so I usually put up a protest when people tell me how lucky I am to live in this beautiful country. This trip however, has changed my view on that.

We went white-water rafting one of the days, which I really wish I had photos of for you guys because it was so much fun (and also absolutely terrifying), but I obviously couldn't bring my phone in the water.

We also went on a 10 hour hike up a mountain called Besseggen, which was exhausting but totally worth it. It was more of a climb, and every time we reached what we thought was the top, it turned out that we were far from it.

Disclaimer - All of these photos are mine (as always), but as I obviously couldn't bring my big camera with me, they're all taken with my phone, hence the quality.

This was what our view was like for a good 4 hours of the hike - absolutely breathtaking. 

Reindeer are so normal in Norway, they're considered a pest. Usually they sneak into our gardens and eat our flowers, but seeing them in such a peaceful setting was actually quite nice.
It's insane how different the two colours of the water is. If you look at the top photo, you can see the dark blue, which is the colour water usually is. And then, up here, there's this bright turquoise lake. It's incredible.
Here we are at the actual top. 8.5 hours later, and I convinced my friends that in order to claim that we actually reached the top, we would have to clamber to the top of this cluster of rocks.

Yet another photo of the beautiful view, but this time featuring the back of my head! Yay!

Here are some more of the reindeer, they were so majestic! 

The view on the way down, as the sun was about to set. Exhausted and hungry with our blisters burning, it was a really beautiful hike.

And here is the beautiful, incredibly clear water, which is the river below in this coming photo:

Here is the little rope walkway we had to pass to get to our camping grounds. Try doing this late at night, carrying all your stuff!

Those are all the photos I'm sharing with you today, and I hope you enjoyed it! I freaking loved this trip and although these are phone photos, they accurately show what it looked like. 

Let me know what you thought, and tell me in the comments: what's the best place you've been?

Beauty / Fashion

The Joy of Shopping


I have a confession to make: I love shopping. Yes, you’ve probably heard every teenage girl you know say this at one point, and it is rather stereotypical. I feel like when I say this though, people look at me as materialistic and spoilt, and don’t really understand 

 It’s not about the clothes I end up with at the end of the day, not really. It’s about the feel of the fabric as I brush my fingers across a rack of shirts. It’s about the wonderful outfits that come to mind as I see a particular piece.

It’s the feeling of putting on a piece in the changing room and knowing exactly what would look good with it. It’s about how confident I feel as I find a pair of perfectly fitting jeans. It’s the feeling of finding the most gorgeous skirt among  a bunch of rubbish. Those are the reasons I love shopping.

I prefer shopping alone. Perhaps this is because I’m used to it, or that I don’t have any really close female friends, but I love being able to spend three hours in a shop if that’s what I want to do. I like being able to go back into the changing room several times with the same dress without anyone rolling their eyes at me. 

Few things make me feel calmer than strolling through the same few shops all day long, browsing through the same selection of items. I could spend hours in super
drug, testing different colours of lipstick on the back of my hand, only to end up buying nothing. 

Do you like shopping? What's your favourite thing to shop for?

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8 Reasons I Love Autumn


Hey everyone!

As I've mentioned a few times before, summer is definitely my favourite season. I love the heat, and I love long lazy days lying in the grass. My least favourite season: Autumn. I just don't get it.

Anyway, this post isn't about hating autumn, it's about trying to enjoy it. I've been trying recently to enjoy every moment of my life, and this includes autumn. Therefore, this post will be about reasons to love autumn. To be honest, this is just as much to persuade myself as you guys, but I hope this inspires you too:

  1. Cold evenings. I don't ever really see cold as a good thing, but the idea of curling up in the corner of our couch with my duvet, a cup of berry tea and watching America's Next Top Model with my mum does seem rather tempting.
  2. Cinnamon porridge. Let's be real, I eat something with cinnamon probably five days a week all year round. Still though, it's just more appropriate to eat carrot, cinnamon and raisin muffins (I just made a batch downstairs, no joke) during autumn.
  3. Fashion. I do prefer summer dresses and sandals, but I also can't resist Dr. Marten boots and and my grey wool peacoat. Of course, black jeans and flannels are also a big love of mine.
  4. Carving pumpkins. I did this last year, and it was an absolute catastrophe. Pumpkin guts everywhere, freezing cold hands and a pumpkin that just broke into pieces... I can't wait to try again, although hopefully it'll be a success this time. Also - sidenote, a few years ago I carved my pumpkin into having a Harry Potter face. It's still my proudest achievement. 
  5. Mulled Wine. What I really mean by this is a norwegian drink that is only sold during the autumn, and tastes like cinnamon, raisins, christmas and happiness in a mug. I freaking LOVE it, and the closest translation I could find was mulled wine, although I'm not quite sure if that's correct.
  6. Halloween. I'm not really a fan of halloween, so for the past few years I've mostly stayed in with friends. This year though, I think it would be fun to go out and do something, and I'm starting to get a bit excited about planning my costume.
  7. Cold nights. My bed is right by a window, and one of my favourite things all time is having the cold wind fill my room, and blow over my face while I'm covered by a very warm duvet. 
  8. Walks in the woods. Not something I make a habit of doing, but I'd love to. When I do actually take our adorable dog outside in the forest, it always makes me feel so calm. I can't wait for the leaves on the trees to turn red.

Those are all the reasons I can come up with that I'm excited for these coming months, and honestly, it's getting me quite excited! I hope this post raised your spirits slightly too! Let me know what your favourite season is, and what you're excited for this autumn!


Music Favourites // Oct 2015


"Ah, music, a magic beyond all we do here." -Albus Dumbledore

Like most people, I really love music. It helps me focus and I genuinely feel like I'm connecting with the artists I'm listening to. It can completely change my mood and make me feel a lot better about myself. Therefore, I figured I'd share my music favourites with you.

I listen to a lot of different types of music, and so there are a few different genres in here.I hope you enjoy!

Favourite Songs
These are some of my all time favourite songs that I can listen to over and over again. In no particular order:

  1. The Reckless and the Brave - All Time Low
  2. Come on Eileen - Dexy's Midnight Runners (All my friends know that this is the number one song to cheer me up and guarantee me to dance)
  3. Somewhere in Neverland - All Time Low
  4. Ohio (Come Back to Texas) - Bowling for Soup (Bit of a weird one, but it has such great memories connected to it that I love it so much)
  5. The Phoenix - Fall Out Boy
  6. Vagabond - The King's Parade (I saw this band in Camden as a street performance, and bought their CD on the spot because they're amazing!)
  7. Hey There Delilah - Plain White T's
  8. Missing You - All Time Low (The best feel-good song out there)
  9. WILD - Troye Sivan
  10. Undercover Martyn - Two Door Cinema Club
  11. Fresh Start Fever - You Me At Six
  12. Lost in Reality - 5 Seconds of Summer
  13. Girls - The 1975
  14. This is War - 30 Seconds to Mars (sure, this isn't the original music video, but let's be real, it's a lot better)
Favourite Albums
Here are some of the albums on which I truly adore every single song:
  1. Don't Panic, It's Longer Now - All Time Low
  2. 1989 - Taylor Swift
  3. Save Rock and Roll - Fall Out Boy
  4. X - Ed Sheeran
  5. Future Hearts - All Time Low
  6. American Beauty American Psycho - Fall Out Boy
Favourite Artists
You can probably tell from above who some of my favourite bands are, but I figured I'd share them all with you here:
  1. Taylor Swift - I've loved this girl forever, she's just so genuine and talented and although her music is outside of what I usually listen to, I love it.
  2. Ed Sheeran - This was the first artist I ever listened to on my own, and my cousin introduced me to him (through the Lego House music video that Rupert Grint starred in) in 2011, I think? Ever since then, I've been obsessed, and also lucky enough to see him live twice (once when I was about 10m from the stage - whoop!)
  3. All Time Low - My all time favourite band. I love these guys, and here's a post I did about the time I saw them live this summer (spoiler: it was the best night of my life)
  4. Fall Out Boy - Always has me dancing around my room singing when I should be doing homework.
There we have it! This is some of the music that keeps me going throughout the day. I hope you enjoyed it! I now have a board on my pinterest with quotes that I love, most of which are from some of these songs!

Please let me know whether you listen to any of these, or what your favourite music is! I'd love to know.

Also, quick note - I know I've been crazy inconsistent with blogposts these past few months. I'm back for good now :)