A Christmas Adventure


This post was written on Friday. Apologies for the low quality photos, they were all taken on my phone. 

 Today has been the best day in a long, long while. Some days are just so bright that they completely fill you up and envelop you in immense happiness, and today has been one of those for me.

To start it off, today was my last day of school before christmas break. I only had two classes, so I had a lie in and then went to school around noon. My first class passed really quickly. I then had art, my absolute favourite subject. To top it off, my cousin came by to pick up some stuff, so I got to briefly catch up with her by giggles in the supply room.

Once I got home, my roommate gave me my christmas present. Today is the last day I'm seeing her before after christmas, so we had a nice 'celebration', I suppose. Basically, a few weeks ago, we went into a nearby store and tried on the softest, fluffiest pyjamas they had. We both wanted them, but none of us bought any. My roommate, as lovely as she is, bought me a one-piece jumpsuit-pyjamas, that makes me feel like a huge baby. It's so incredibly soft, and I'm actually wearing it now, cuddled up in bed.

We then decided to go to our city's christmas fair. I've been wanting to go for ages, but just got around to it today. It was so, so beautiful. An absolute abundance of christmas lights, stalls, an iceskating rink and a ferris wheel.

Our first stop was, of course, the churros stand. Neither of us had tasted them before, but they tasted like deep-fried waffles. I loved them!

We also decided to go on the ferris wheel. Luckily we had the carriage to ourselves, and it was so much fun. As Norway has not yet given us a white christmas, we decided to take matters into our own hands by drizzling the spare sugar from our churros down through the gaps in our carriage. We literally could not stop laughing, although I do feel bad for the people it possibly landed on. Whoops.

The city looked breathtaking. We could see the beautiful national theatre, and all the way to the Kings Palace, lit up beautifully by christmas lights. The iceskating rink below was filled with people laughing and there was so much holiday cheer. 'Santa Baby' could barely be heard in the distance, but we sang at the top of our lungs anyway. I don't think I've felt that blissful in a long time.

We didn't end up going iceskating, but we did have some time to wander around the park. I even got to sit in Santa's throne (I didn't even know he had one):

There was a merry-go-round, and I've never felt so christmassy in my entire life. I've never really liked christmas much, but today has completely changed that for me. I can't imagine a better end to this term. Hand in hand with one of my best friends, singing christmas music, admiring the beautiful view, and non-stop, constant laughter that put us on the verge of falling over. I'm so incredibly lucky to have such wonderful people in my life.

I hope you've enjoyed this post, and it perhaps brought some light to your day. I'd love to hear about any christmas adventures you've been on this year, and if there haven't been any, just tell me about something you've done recently that's made you happy!

I'd also like to thank you for the support you've given me on this post. Merry christmas, I hope it'll be a good one for all of you. If not, I'm only a DM on twitter away.



Oslo in Autumn


Autumn and winter have never exactly been my favourite seasons. I love the sun, being in the warm and swimming, and winter has none of that.

I can't deny it's pretty though. I love looking at autumn and winter, because the colourful leaves and freshly fallen snow just feels so pure. 

So, a few weeks ago, I decided to bring my camera out and explore my new city a bit. It was just as the leaves fell, and it was absolutely beautiful. I wanted to share the result with you, so here you go:

There is also a fair bit of architecture in here, as I discovered some very special buildings.

 I absolutely love when plants climb on buildings like this, so I would basically do anything to live here. It's just so classic and cosy.

Fun fact: I had to stand outside here and wait for about 10minutes, so that the lady parked in front of it could move her car and get out of the frame. 

 I didn't realise you could actually find buildings like this here in Oslo, but just look how beautiful it is. And the colours!

 And at last, my very favourite photo out of these. I'm very proud of it, and I absolutely love the leaves in various shades, and the mysterious tone of the photo. 

Those are the photos I'm sharing with you today. I'm really happy with them, and I hope you enjoyed them too. Oslo really is a beautiful city, and the contrast between harsh architecture and nature is one of my absolute favourite parts. 

I'll show you more of my city sometime. Perhaps in the spring I'll take you down to the docks, and show you around the fortress, where I've never been but heard lots about.

I've done quite a few other photography posts where I explore different places, such as London. If you'd like to read through my photography posts, you can find them here.



My Mind is a Mess (but I'm trying)


Errr - hi. This is weird. I haven't written in a long time, although I've felt the need to. I've just felt very constricted on here recently, as if everything I write is being monitored and analysed, and I don't like it.

A few people in real life read my blog, and I've known this for a while. I didn't really mind, but I notice now that I honestly do. I can't write freely here, knowing that some of my friends and family are reading every word. I love them all, of course, but some things you just want to keep to yourself (and then share with the internet, logically).

The truth is, I've been going through a really rough patch. Rougher than I've let on anywhere, and although I tried to talk about it in this blogpost, I wasn't quite telling the truth. I tried as best I could, but when you're feeling on top of the world for a few hours, it's hard to put yourself back into your regular mindset and explain what that's like.

I almost have periods of euphoria. I feel so lucky and excited about everything life has to offer, and I want to run through the streets and sing at the top of my lungs. And then there's the other bit. This is the majority of my time, where everything feels pointless. Every day is uphill, and even just the thought of trying to climb it is exhausting.

Most days, I just don't want to do anything. I don't want to be at school, but I don't want to sit at home either. When I'm here, all I want is to go back home to my parents, but when I'm there with them, I just want to come back here. If I'm socialising, all I want to do is be alone, but when I'm alone I'd do anything to be with friends. It makes everything I'm doing, even things I'd usually enjoy, feel like a chore.

My mind is a bit of a mess at the moment - loose ends that don't tie up, plugs that won't fit into the right sockets. I need this space to sort that out.

I'm back now, and I'm going to try my hardest to stay here. I enjoy writing, and it definitely helps me. As self-centred as this sounds, I really enjoy sharing things. So I'm going to continue doing that.

I won't be doing blogmas, as I'm sure you've guessed. My blog isn't particularly christmas-themed this year, which I sort of regret, but I don't have time to change it. I will be posting more often than I have recently though, and I'll try to have a post up every Tuesday.

I'm excited to be back and to have something to put my heart into, like I used to love.

Thank you for sticking around, or if you're new, welcome!