Strawberry blonde? 🍓 😳

Hi ❣ It’s so nice to see you,- like always 😊 I hope all is fine with you 🧡

I’m getting older, that’s the way it is,- and in general I have no problem with that either. I just need to “process” the different changes and the “age” in my own way 😊. And one of the changes is my hair- colour. My hair is getting lighter, no doubt about that 😅. I could choose to continue colour it darker, but I am also getting a little bit lazy when it comes to use time every month for colouring my hair.

An other reason for why I also want to stop colouring my hair is actually because I’m getting older, this hair colour is me now, and a part of the “getting older” process. So why “hide it”? Why not just do the best of this “getting older” process instead? Embrace the changes in my own way 🍓,- and in a way “welcome ” a new epoch in my life,- the mature adult woman that I actually am, or st least think Im 😅,- and that also means the changes that are coming,- like the hair colour 😊. I’m still not quite comfortable with my light hair, at the same time as I, in it is own way, like the changes. I just need to be a bit more use to it, at the same time as I’m more use to it. But I have been dark coloured for so many, many years so I need a tiny bit time t get use to “the new me” 😊.

An other thing,- it’s not for all and everyone to actually get this possibility to get older 🍀💚. And I’m grateful for getting this possibility, – so then why hide it? The age, the process, the changes? It is what it is.

And I’m probably a bit more relaxed also to actually being older, as long as I can do the “aging process” a bit in my own way too 😊. And,- of course I can colour my hair darker if I want, or feel for a change one day 😊. I really did like my dark hair colour,- but okay,- changes is changes, and changes is a (big) part of getting older.

During closely 10- 12 weeks of quarantine I didn’t do very much with my hair except from washing it, and yes I did try to wash my hair with coca- cola too, just to try to get back my natural hair colour. It did help a tiny little bit, but not very much 😅. And during the quarantine my natural hair colour had all the possibility to just “dropping out”, like it also did.

I did think for a while that my hair was getting grey, but my children told me it was just lighter. I didn’t quite believe them, but I did tried my best 😅. And I have used a bit time to get use to my new and natural hair colour 😊. Ops,- I know I’m repeating my self now 😅. In my own way “comforting” my self too 😅.

1. July 2020,- my Corona- hair, and my natural hair colour is really “popping” out. This is photo is taken the day before I went to the hairdresser and mixed and fixed so my hair colour should be as natural as possible with all the dark in it.

It’s more then 2 months since I was to the hairdresser for fixing my now….oppss….and at that time, closely my 4 months of Corona- hair 😅. Like I have mention before, I’m a bit vain when it comes to my hair, at the same time as I don’t like to go to the hairdresser. I know many people like it, but I think it is a bit boring to sit for hours in the hairdresser chair.

Any way my hairdresser did fixed and mixed a lot so my natural hair colour could grow out naturally together with my dark coloured hair. And like I mention, I had have some months to get use to my “new” colour, and I’m actually starting to like it 😊. But my daughter is still not use to my natural hair colour.

Look at this, – more and less just my light natural hair colour ….with still some of the dark hair ends.

In my mind my hair colour now is a kind of dark golden gold colour,- and I did felt bit “proud” that I have a bit more “expensive” colour then silver/ grey 😅. Until my daughter suddenly called my hair colour for strawberry blond 😳 🍓. And in my mind that didn’t sound very much like an mature woman’s colour for the hair 😳. It sounds a bit “young”, closely like a “child- colour”. Strawberry blond? 🍓 What kind of colour is that?

Hmm 🤔. I was “just” starting to get use to my dark golden gold coloured hair, and suddenly its actually strawberry blond 😳. I still like my new and natural hair colour, but to be honest, I don’t like the name of it 😅. And I don’t see the colour red, from the strawberries, in my hair, but I can be a bit agree that there’s a bit blond colour effect in it 😅.

Are you agree with my daughter that my hair colour is strawberry blond? 🍓

And what about you,- are you embracing your age with letting your natural hair colour grow out? If you do,- why? And if you don’t,- why not? I’m just asking because I just wondering 😊. Nothing more, nothing less 😊.

Anyway,- it is what it is,- and I’m actually not going to colour my hair for a while, I think 😊.

I wish you a great day or evening wherever in the world you are 🧡. Thank you so much for using your time and dropping by my blog today 🧡.

Me and my unfixed strawberry blond hair 😅🍓. Some days it’s just okay to not be to vain either 😊.

My daughter is calling my natural hair colour for strawberry blond 🍓,- and in my imagination I thought my hair now was more like a dark golden gold colour 😅. I do like my “imagination name” for my “new” natural hair colour a bit more then my daughter’s name for it 😅. And,- btw,- you will find a tiny little photo from my Corona hair in my text 😊. A “nice” mix of dark and light 😊.

#hair #changes #challenges #gettingolder #Norwegian #livinginspain #lifeis #myblog #mylife #mypost #lifeexperiences #naturalhaircolour #strawberryblond #coronahair #hairdresser #haircolour #gettingolderprocess #positivefocus 💚🍀

What’s the point of a quarantine,or masks or the distance … then? 🤔😷

Hi ❣ It’s so nice to see you,- like always 😊 I hope all is fine with you 🧡

If someone travel from another country to Norway they need to spend 10 days in quarantine. And,- like I have mention before,- I use Spain/ Norway- Norway/ Spain in different examples or context in my textes because it is most natural for me. I’m from Norway, but I’m living in Spain.

At the moment the coronavirus are living it’s own life both in Norway and in Spain. With that means it’s spreading , more then during this Spring. But why? I’m not sure why, I can only have my own thoughts about the situations. I’m not a proff on coronavirus or Covid19.

But let’s say person A travel from Spain to Norway. Unfortunately this person did travel during the evening and night, and there wasn’t any testing for the coronavirus either on the airport in Spain or in Norway.

Person A is healthy, but we don’t know if this person have the virus. Many people can have the virus without being sick. So let’s just assume that person A actually have the coronavirus but are still feeling well. And anyway, this person are going to be in 10 days if quarantine in Norway.

Since person A is travelling from Spain this person needs to use mask at the airport, both inside and outside in Spain, and also in the plane. Because in Spain we required to wear masks as long as we do not stay at home.  Or eat, drink or smoke in the public space.  In Norway, it is recommended to wear a mask when you are not staying at home, but if you do not want to wear a mask, it is perfectly fine as well.  Do you see the difference.  Mandatory and recommended, – two different words for the same remedy that will try to prevent the spread of the coronavirus.

Anyway,- person A is going to live together with a person B in Norway. This person B doesn’t use mask, and in general dont live with to many restrictions either, more recommendations that this person can choose to follow if she/he wants.

When person A and B meets they actually give each other a big hug. And like I mention,- we assume person A have the coronavirus, but the person doesn’t know. And the use of mask and the keep of disease doesn’t exist anymore.

After living together for 5 days person B choose to go on a 3 days trip together with 5 friends somewhere in Norway. But,- person B can now have got the coronavirus from person A. And then “give” the virus to the five different friends, and maybe even some more people they are meeting on their travel.

Then,- what is actually the point for person A to be 10 days in quarantine?

This person is in quarantine, but someone else is actually spreading the virus.

The thing is, that this example is, unfortunately, not an exception in Norway. It’s the normal “quarantine behaviour”. And how do I know,- because I’m actually chatting with Norwegian clients 6- 7 days a week, between 2 and 6 hour per day. Age to the clients are between 30 and 70. So,- shouldn’t they know better? It’s adults people. Or do they live by the rule “What’s happen to everyone else can not happen to me “?

In my mind is not strange that the virus then are spreading so fast and so much in Norway as it does at the moment. But my mind can be wrong.

And maybe the Norwegian ones should stop pointing fingers at the people that’s travel to Norway? Because obviously it’s the ones who already lives in Norway, and lives with recommendations that have the problem with 10 days of quarantine, and are spreadingthe virus, – and not the ones that already have been living with imposed restrictions since March 2020. We actually get a fee and consequences if we don’t follow the different restrictions. What does the Norwegian ones get if they are not following the recommendations? Well,- okay….they can get the virus.

And then we have the use of masks. I’m actually not sure for how many weeks we have been living with the imposed restrictions to wear mask when we are in the public space, but it is a bit more then a couple of weeks.

Even we here in Spain have this imposed restrictions for wearing masks the coronavirus are spreading fast and highly. Why? I’m not sure why, but what I do know is that we don’t need to use the mask in the public space when we are eating, drinking or smoking a cigarette. For some reason the virus is not spreading then…..or maybe that’s not correct?

There’s a lots of young adults who gets the coronavirus in Spain at the moment. Why? Maybe during the party- time when the drinks are “flying high” and the cigarettes are “on fire”? Because,- repiting my self now,- but in situations like this the virus is not spreading. During drinking and smoking without the mask? On the other hand, – it’s very difficult to eat and drink with the mask.

You will not get a fee if you are not wearing a mask and are drinking, eating or smoking. That’s the way it is. And the virus is not spreading in situations like this either.

And when it comes to the distance….well,- under a party- time the 1,5 metre distance changes to maybe 15 cm distance instead?

In Spain you will find such signs and marks everywhere, only with different appearance.  It should not be difficult to keep your distance, – but as many of us know, – when alcohol goes in, the mind goes out.

In Spain you will find such signs and marks everywhere, only with different appearance.  It should not be difficult to keep your distance, – but as many of us know, – when alcohol goes in, the mind goes out. When that’s said,- wow,- the children and the teenagers at school here in Spain are super good to keep the distance in the school area. Really. But, on the other hand, there’s not so much alcohol in the mind in the school time,- hopefully.

And is it just “the party happy teenagers” and young adults here in Spain that are spreading the virus? I’m not so sure about that, but I don’t know.

I don’t know what the reasons are for why the virus are spreading so fast and are higher now both in Norway and in Spain. Both countries try to deal with and handle the situation as best as they can, but in different ways and directions, and obviously no one are correct.

But it doesn’t seem like 10 days of quarantine have the best effect in Norway, or the imposed restrictions for using the mask, or this keep distance either here in Spain. So what will be the next attempts to curb the spread of coronavirus? I haven’t any ideas. A new lock down? All over the world? Or something new and different?

I need to admit that I still think that maybe Sweden still so fare had and have the best solutions in this coronavirus- situation, and how to handle it,- but I don’t know. It’s just my thoughts.

It’s not to much to do, it’s just to do the best of it, follow the different restrictions and hopefully things and challenges will change to the better. One thing is for sure,- pointing fingers does not work. The virus will still be spreading.

I wish you a great day or evening wherever in the world you are 🧡 Thank you so much for using your time and dropping by my blog today 🧡

See you soon, – I hope 😊

So fare I can’t see how 10 days of quarantine has helped to not spread the coronavirus, or the use of masks, or the distance restrictions. Because if those “acts” should be preventing to not spread the coronavirus,- then why are there more infected people with the virus now then during this Spring? It’s just a question. Not an opinion.

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What is “the new normal”? 🤔

Hi ❣ It’s so nice to see you,- like always 😊 I hope all is fine with you 🧡

I have reading about, heard about and even use the sentence “the new normal” my self,- but I’m not sure what “the new normal” is.

When I look around I see people struggling, people losing works and income, people losing their homes, their families, friends, their future, their hopes and dreams. It’s sadness and emptiness, it’s worries, and people get more lonely than “ever”. It’s hungerness and hopelessness, its sadness and anger.

It’s different crisis “all over”,- private and personal as well as for the whole society.

So many people are miserable because of the different effects this corona- situation has created.

I can’t see how this can be “a new normal”.

It’s different restrictions to follow. Like distance, use of mask and quarantine. And even maybe a new lock down, in some areas or even a complete lock down for some countries too.

It’s restrictions about travelling and visiting families too. Special if the families lives in different countries. It’s “red” zones, and some very few “green” zones.

The daily life for so many people has changed, turned around,- and not to the best, but with a lots of different challenges. How can this be “a new normal”?

How can distance from each other be a “new normal”? How can losing faith, hope and dreams be a “new normal”?

How can losing income, jobs and homes be a “new normal”? How can crisis of different kinds be a “new normal”?

And how can loneliness be a “new normal “? Because people get lonely in this corona- situation. The different restrictions create distance, not just because we actually and literally need to keep distance from each other, but also this restrictions for using masks create distance between us, as well as the quarantine and the losing work, income and homes does.

I don’t hope this is “the new normal”. I hope this is a situation where something new, better and stronger can grow up from.

I hope this situation, the corona- situation can be like “after the storm and rain comes the sun”. But I don’t know.

I hope that the new normal is something else and better for all of us. And not this– a society with distance and daily use of masks, quarantine and red and green zones, worries and struggles. Broken dreams and hopes. Losing family and friends, homes, work and income. I hope this is just something we need to go through before we have something better.

And I hope that the corona- situation is “just” a big bump on the road to create something new, better and stronger. But I don’t know. I know I’m not the biggest fan of “the new normal” that are in our society at the moment. And I know it don’t and doesn’t feel like this is a “new normal” for me… and many other people around the world. And,- I don’t like this “new normal”.

What I do know is that the society has been through different hard times and crisis before,- and managed to create and build up something new and better after. So in one way there are hope and possibilities, but it can be very difficult to see them during the situation we all are going through at the moment.

And what I do know is that the sun is shining behind the clouds, and that the sun shows up after rainy days.

This are just some of my thoughts about this sentence “the new normal”. They are not correct and they are not wrong. They are just my thoughts during a strange time. A corona- time.

But even it is what it is at the moment- I wish you a great day or evening wherever in the world you are 🧡. Thank you so much for using your time and dropping by my blog today 🧡

See you soon, – I hope 💚

The sun behind the clouds.

I’m not sure what “the new normal” is yet. But I know I’m not the biggest fan of calling what we are going through for “a new normal”. I choose to believe that after rainy days the sun will shine again 🍀.

#thenewnormal #differences #distance #changes #challenges #coronavirus #corona #lifesituation #Norwegian #livinginspain #lifeis #myblog #mylife #mypost #lifeexperiences #restrictions #positivefocus 🍀💚

To teach, or study ? 📚

Hi ❣ It’s so nice to see you,- like always 😊 I hope all is fine with you 🧡

This year is the first year since I started to work as a teacher where I closely haven’t been teaching. The reason is very easy at the same time a bit “complicated”. The reason is called Corona 🙄. And Corona is complicated, the virus seems to be complicated, the Covid19 too, but most of all the living- and working situations this virus has created for so many, many people 😔.

I can start teaching again now, I’m allowed to have students in my home now as long as the different restrictions are followed. But I’m not sure if I want to start teaching again 📚.

From March this year and until now there hasn’t been very much “face to face” teaching, or classroom teaching so many places in Spain. Only the kindergartens open up a few months ago.

I’m not worried about getting the coronavirus by having students in my home, I can get the virus a lots of different and other places. But it has been a bit challenging to have some students in my home. And I don’t know if I want to have this challenges anymore.

Most of my students has been great, but there’s always some souls that create bit a challenged situations. For me it has been students that are not showing up, not letting me know they are not showing up so I just sit there and waiting for them, students that are not prepared for the lessons, haven’t done their “homework” for lessons I have prepared, and then students that are not paying for the lessons, if they are coming.

Maybe this sounds like small challenges, and in general it is, but not for me when this teaching situation is/ has been my income. I’m actually losing money ( and the time I’m losing when Im sitting there and waiting for someone that not shows up), and I have, unfortunately, lost a bit money and time, on this teaching work during the years I have been working as a private teacher here in Spain.

I really like my job as a teacher and I really like to teach,and in general I really like my students too,- but not to much when it is about losing money and time. Not when the teaching situation is actually a part of my job and income.

Already in the end of January this year I needed to find some other income solutions that replaced my teaching income,- and I’m actually fine with the solutions I have at the moment. I enjoy my costumer service agent job, and I like my online freelance texting, chatting and writing work from my home. So,- maybe I choose to just continue doing this instead. Instead of being a teacher again for a while?

There’s also another thing,- I want and actually need to learn the Spanish language in a proper way now. It’s on time. But to be able to do that, I need to study the language, learning, reading and use my time on the studies 📚. And like everyone else I also have just 24 hours during a day to do different things and stuffs in my life. Its actually not, unfortunately, time, place and space for doing “all and everything” I want to do. It’s about priorities,- special when I don’t have my “pocket filled up with money” 😊. That’s the way it is,- and it is what it is 😊.

I still have a week to make my decision for what to do. To start up again as a teacher or not. In one way I have probably already made my decision,- but at the same time I know there’s one student that wants to take this Bergenstest in Madrid during next Spring, it is a test similar with the Oxford exam, but just for the Norwegian language instead. And I have the possibility for helping this student to do this.

This student wants to work in HR and are studying for that too. And then it is a big pluss to be able to work on and with different languages as well. Also to be able to understand and use the Norwegian language, because there’s a lots of Norwegian people working outboard from Norway in so many different countries around the world.

The thing is just that I know this student is one of those who are not always showing up, not always are prepared and not always give me a notice if he/she needs to cxl the lesson. I know those things because I have already been teaching this student for a while. Except from this year,- natural enough. And I have also told the student a couple of times that I can’t continue being the teacher if the “teaching- situation” are like this.

On the other hand,- this student can have growing a bit during this “Corona- months”, and understand that this kind of “behaviour” is not acceptable anymore. But I don’t know.

I’m a very patient person, as person and also as a teacher. In general I think it is a good habit to have, but not always. And I feel my patient as a patient teacher is starting to “get over” a bit now. I also know I’m a good and creative teacher,- but maybe for another time?

And it’s actually very important for me to learn and study the Spanish language too now. But I don’t think I will have the time or energy to both be a teacher and a student as well as I also need to do my jobs, and hopefully start “living” a bit, do my own stuff and things like spending time with my friends, start up my regular workout routines again, paint a bit, knit a bit, “run” “flinging” a bit too. And be a mammi for my children in a new way and direction.

So,- am I going to be a teacher or a student this Autumn? 📚 I think I have made up my mind, and I think I have a tiny solution too,- but I’m going to use the next week now to think things through,- at least as best as I can 😊.

I wish you a great day or evening wherever in the world you are 🧡. Thank you so much for using your time and dropping by my blog today 🧡.

See you soon, – I hope 😊.

Some of my creative teaching materials I’m using when I teach my students Norwegian 📚. I can also use them to study the Spanish language if I want 😊.

I’m not sure if I should start up again as a private teacher now during this Autumn, or use my creative teaching materials to start studying instead 📚. Maybe I have already made up my mind for what I need and want to do,- but I’m going to use the next days to think things through anyway 😊.

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“Two off, one left … ” 💙💙 ❤

Hi ❣ It’s so nice to see you,- like always 😊 I hope all is fine with you 🧡

My son in the middle “has left the building”,- and I’m left with a bit mixed feelings 😊. I miss him, at the same time as I know this is the way it is. The children grows up and out from the home, start their own life. Go their own ways, get their own experiences in life. And that’s the way it works and should be 😊. In one way I have just “borrowed ” him, in an other way he will always be my son and be a very big part of my life,- even when we don’t live together anymore 💙.

It was strange and empty to travel to work today and not have him together with me in the car 🚗. Because I have actually been so lucky that I have not just been his mammi his whole life, but I have also been his teacher at the school the first year we was living in Spain, and during the last 9 months we have been working in the same company as well. So yes,- I’m a bit use to have him a bit around me, not just in our home for the last couple of months, but also at my work 😊.

Now he is on the way to Norway for some new adventures and experiences in life 😊. And all I want for him is to be happy with what his doing, and do the things he travel to Norway for to do 😊. Maybe he moves back to Spain one day, maybe not. Time will show 🍀.

When my oldest son moved out during this Spring the moving happen so suddenly. We knew he was going to move, many times 😅. The moving-day was just cancelled a lot because of the corona- situation,- but suddenly he got “green light” to move out, and then had three hours to prepare his things and stuff for the moving- process, – and of course I was working when he was moving so it all became a very short “Goodbye and see you soon- and remember I love you to the moon and back again and a bit more then that” 💙.

I didn’t had so much mixed feelings that day my oldest on moved out as I have with my son in the middle, – but I think it was because my oldest son “just” moved into the mountains and still lives in Spain. Its just around 50 minutes from me to him with th the car 🚗.

My son in the middle moves to Norway now,- and that’s a bit more then 50 minutes with my car to see him 😅. And I also don’t know when I will see him and meet him again. Hug him and kiss him. Probably not before next year, because of the corona- situation.

At the same time,- I know I have been very lucky this year,- it’s not for all and everyone to be able to spend so much time together with their young adults children in the world situation we are living in at the moment. I have friends that haven’t been able to meet their children or grandchildren this year, and it’s not even sure they will be able to meet them this year either 😔.

To be honest,- even when I do miss both of my sons it’s all very okay. I have mixed feelings, but that’s just because I’m a mammi and they are my children 💙. I’m actually ready to be a mammi in a new way now,- and I don’t think its something wrong to admit that 😊.

My children will always be my first priority in life, my love in life, and I will always be there for them,- and of course they are always very welcome in my home, to stay for a while, and help them out, but it doesn’t need to be a permanent solution anymore,- to live together 😊.

Like I mention,- the “Goodbye and see you soon” to my oldest son was not in the way I did had in mind. And the “Goodbye and see you soon” to my son in the middle was not in the way I had in mind either. Even that one I actually should been a bit prepared for, but I wasn’t.

Everything happen so fast at the airport too. In my mind I thought I should and could follow him to the security control, like I always has done before, and give him a long, long hug, and some kisses too,- but this time I could just follow him to the door, and that’s it 😳.

I wasn’t prepared for that,- even I should be,- we are actually living in this (stupid) corona- world. So it became a shorter “Goodbye” then I had in mind, and of course I did started crying too. The security lady felt a bit sorry for me,- when I did dryed my tears and told her “He is my son”. It sounds a bit dramatic 😅,- but it wasn’t. Even it was a short “Goodbye- see you soon”,- it was a goodbye with a lots of love ❤.

Well,- now both of my sons are on their own adventures in life,- and it’s just me and my daughter left. But not for to long,- she is actually moving out in around 3,5 weeks. And then it’s just me. Me and maybe some new experiences and “adventures” in my life too? I don’t know,- but I know it will be some new experiences and adventures in my daughter’s life,- and I’m very happy for her for that 🧡.

Two of my three children has started on new adventures in their life (again- but that’s because of the corona-situation),- it’s one child left in my home,- but not for to long. It feels strange, but also a bit okay 🥰.

I have chosen to focus on my children as best as I could during the time they have been living together with me during this year. I have told them many times how much I love them, how proud I’m, and kissed and hugged them a lot 🥰. I’m so so lucky that I got this opportunity one more time, and it was also probably the last time for being a mammi in that way too. I’m also more ready to be just me now, then I was just a year ago 😊.

So new changes and challenges, adventures and new experiences, new wisdom and new knowledge are “just around the corner” for all four of us, – just in different ways and settings 🥰. It is a new area and epoch in our life 🍀💚.

I wish you a great day or evening wherever in the world you are 🧡. Thank you so much for using your time and dropping by my blog today 🧡.

Me and my son in the middle at the airport 7. Sept 2020- and yes I have permission to post the photo of us 🥰. And I really like this photo- it’s love,- it’s my son in the middle and me 💙.

See you soon my son in the middle,- and I wish you all the best for your new adventures and new experiences in life 💙. Do what you need to do, and be happy 💙. And remember,- I love you so much, more than any words can explain ❤💙❤.

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