Happy Valentine’s day 💘

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

It’s already Valentine’s day again, and I feel the last one, last year was closely just around the corner 😊. It’s strange how fast the time goes at the moment. It’s like the days, weeks and months just flys away at the same time as there’s not to much that’s happen….except from corona and Covid19, and all the different restrictions we need to follow because of this. Anc maybe a bit more 😊.

I’m actually not use to “celebrate” Valentine’s day. It took a long time before this day was a day when we gave each other some romantic attention 😊. First time they ( a Norwegian newspaper) tried to give Valentine’s day a kind of attention was in 1887, without to much luck. Then they (this time the mail company) tried to give this day a kind of attention again in 1998 as well as in 1999, also this time without to much luck 💘.

In 2004 70% of the people in Norway still didn’t knew what Valentine’s day was. But in 2010 this day started to be a bit important day for couples. And in 2015 actually 73 % of the people knew what Valentine’s day was 💘.

I’m not sure when I started to give Valentine’s day my attention, but probably one time inbetween 2004 and 2010. In general I haven’t “celebrate” Valentine’s day very much, because in general I have been single this day. But I gave my kids a tiny bit attention when Valentine’s day started to be more popular in Norway. My kids got a tiny card, hearts and chocolate from me. They are anyway my biggest love in my life,- so why not give them a tiny little Valentine’s day attention? 💘

I have got some attention myself now and then like a red rose, a card or a Valentine’s day regards. I have also been invited out for Valentine’s day and when the Valentine’s day arrived my date actually did cancel the invitation and the date 😳.

But last year, last Valentine’s day was actually really, really nice. I was invited out for a cozy and nice dinner, red wine and a red rose and even a bit of attention too 🥰. It was a really nice experience and nice to experience Valentine’s day like that. I think it’s the best Valentine’s day I have experienced so fare in my life,- maybe except from the Valentine’s day when I gave my kids a tiny bit extra attention 🥰. But that’s still different, last year was actually a bit about me. And I did like that, and I hope I maybe will be someone’s special “Valentine” again one day 💘. That would be nice 😊.

This year,- well,- I gave my daughter a tiny bit Valentine’s day attention with giving her a small painting with a painted heart 🎨🧡. It’s actually a bit cool painting I did painted in 2018. So it’s some years ago, but it’s still a cool painting 😌.

The painting I gave to my daughter this Valentine’s day 🥰.

I gave this to her because I think she need a tiny bit more “touch” of the believe in love then her brothers at the moment. But when that’s said, – my daughter is doing incredible well after her bad experiences in December 2020 😊.

I have got two Valentine’s day messenge today,- that was a nice “touch” over the day. The city borders are still closed, but I don’t know if I have been invited on a Valentine’s date today if they had been open.

Me and my daughter has had a nice day today with some work, and some “garden” things. It has been a touch of summer here in South of Spain today, so we have been fixing a bit with the plants and flowers and the patios outside 🌞. No date, no special romantic attention,- but still a very nice, cozy and relaxing day 😊.

I’m not sure why or when Valentine’s day started, but I know about 3 different stories from why, where and when the Valentine’s day started. One story is from the end of 1500. It is a story that the birds began to mate on this day.  Therefore, it has become a romantic marketing on love.  Another story is about a martyr named Valentine who signed his last love letter to his girlfriend with “your Valentine” before he died.  The third story is from the Roman celebration of the goddess Juno representing women and marriage.  And February 14 was the start of a week-long Roman fertility party.

I choose to believe there’s something from every story that has created the inspiration for the “celebration” of Valentine’s day we have today 🥰.

Valentine’s day is about love and romance that’s for sure. It can be the love for your children or a romantic date or attention to and from someone you like a bit extra, have a good eye too 😊.

I hope you are happy with your Valentine’s day with or without any specific romantic attention from anyone 💘. We can create nice days for us self too, even we are single and don’t have anyone special to date or get some romantic attention from 😊.

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 😊

This painting I gave to my daughter today as an Valentine’s day gift is in size 20*20 cm. A sweet, small painting- perfect to my daughter 🥰.

I don’t have any special “my Valentine” this year,- so I gave my daughter a bit attention instead 🥰. A painting with a sweet heart 💘. I hope you all have had a nice Valentine’s day with or without any specific romantic attention or a sweet date 💘. It’s possible to have a nice Valentine’s day even when you are single 😊.

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A small glass bottle exhibit 🎨😊

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

I’m finish with 4 different glassbottles to a very good friend of my, Natasja. I’m not sure when I will be able to give them to her, because she lives and work in another town then me and the border between the cities are closed at the moment. The borders are not closed in emergency situations or if someone need to go to work between the cities borders, but except from that they are bit closed for the rest of us.

I have already shared the videos and photos of the glassbottles with Natasja 😊. So she knows what she gets before I share it with you 😊. I think that was the most correct thing to do 😊.

The first one I was finish with- and eith lights in the bottle.
The bottle without lights

So today there will be less text and more videos to share with you from me 😊. But now you can see some of my leisure activities with oil painting on glassbottles. It takes a bit time, it’s a bit of a process, but I’m really enjoying this way to paint 😊.

Nr 2 – tiny small glassbottles with lights inside
Nr 2 without lights inside

I started to paint on all the bottles in the middle of December 2020, but they was not finish at the same time. It’s depends on the size of the bottle s well as the image or illustrations I’m painting. And oil painting also take a bit time to dry.

The third glass bottle without lights inside
The third glass bottle with lights inside.

It’s not always I wait to the painting is dry before I continue painting. It’s depends a bit what I have in mind with the colours, the mix of colours and the different illustrations on the glass bottle.

The third glassbottle became a bit different, from the rest. But difference is a bit cool I think. Because we all are different, but still so colourful in our own way 😊.

The fourth and last one without any lights inside
The fourth and last one with lights inside

The fourth glassbottle took a bit longer time to finish even it actually was not a big bottle. It was the flowers that took a bit time to paint. To get the correct structure and colours I wanted them to have. But now all four glassbottles are finish and ready for a new home, Natasja’s home, as soon as the city borders open up again 😊.

Natasja has actually now 5 glassbottles painted by me, and all are feeled up with a lots of love, joy, happiness and good thoughts from me to her. I filled the bottles with this when I painted them all 🥰. Like I general do when I paint something to someone 😊. Because I’m enjoy painting and I in general like the people I’m painting to it’s very easy to paint with joy and happiness and fill it all up in the bottle 😊.

Here are the four glassbottles sample together in a photo 😊 The fifth is in Natasja’s home already. I gave it to her last summer 🌞

You probably need to be “prepared” that there will come more postes and textes like this with my art 😊. A tiny art exhibition now and then of different kinds, both glassbottles and canvas 🎨. I have more under process and production, – actually 12 more glassbottles at the moment 😅. So I’m really not bored that’s for sure 😊. And it’s a perfect time for doing this painting too, because we live like we do at the moment because of the corona- situation. And I’m really enjoying painting 🎨. It gives me joy and happiness in its own way 😊.

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 😊

All four glassbottles together- around and around so you can get a better impression of them 😊.

4 oil painted glassbottles are now finish, filled up with love and joy, happiness and a lots of good thoughts to one of my best friends 🥰. And they are ready for delivery as soon as the city borders open up again in our area 😊. And you are very welcome to take a look, visit a tiny little art/ glassbottles exhibition in my post today 😊.

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A classic, traditional and simple breakfast, lunch and dessert “in one” 🍞🥞

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

“Arme Riddere” is the Norwegian name and a Norwegian variant of the French “Pain Perdu”, and the German “Arme Ritter”, and the swedish “Fattige Riddare”, and the English “French Toast”, and also the Spanish “Torrija” 😊. It’s a bit like “dear child have many names” 😊. And that’s not strange at all,- because this kind of dish is so easy to make, so tasty, and can be made with different accessories and in different ways, even with slightly different ingredients in too.

So I think many people know this classic, simple, traditional and tasty breakfast, lunch and dessert 😊. Because this dish can actually been used as all three. Or at least we, me and my daughter, eat it to breakfast sometimes, and lunch other times. Sometimes also as a easy meal in between or even as an tasty dessert after dinner 🥞.

My Norwegian recipe for this easy and delicious little meal is:

6 slices loff (light bread), 2 eggs, 2 s sugar, 2 dl milk, 0.5 tsp cardamom, 1 tsp cable, and 1 s for frying.  (and I also have 1 tbsp with honey in the mixture).

Lightly beat eggs together with sugar, milk, honey and spices.  Pour the mixture into a dish.  2. Place the bread slices in the batter and let them soak through the liquid.  3. Take up the slices of bread and fry them with a little butter in the baking pan over medium-high heat.  Bake golden brown on both sides.  Placed on barrels.

The fried slices of bread can be served as is, or with jam, whipped cream and berries 🍓🍒.

This recipe with 6 slices of bread is enough for me and my daughter. We eat very easy 3 slices each 😊.

Like I mention, sometimes we have “arme riddere” for breakfast, other times to lunch. Sometimes as a snacks between two meal, or as an dessert after dinner 🥞.

It’s so easy to make, and it doesn’t take very long time either. It’s tasty and sweet, but at the same not to sweet.

I hope you will enjoy this delicious little dish as much as we do. A tiny little dish that can be used as both breakfast and lunch, as well as snacks between two meals, or a nice and easy dessert😊.

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 😊

My tasty “arme riddere” breakfast with fresh blueberries 😚.

I hope you will enjoy this delicious little dish as much as we do. A tiny little dish that can be used as both breakfast and lunch, as well as snacks between two meals, or a nice and easy dessert😊. Enjoy 🥰.

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I choose to wait a bit to greet the Irish leprechaun 🧚‍♂️😊

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

Most countries have folk tales and legends, and also their own trolls, elves and various mysterious creatures of various kinds. Also Ireland 🧚‍♂️.

In Ireland they have this tiny little man, he is actually not more then around 75 cm high and looks like a man at the same time a bit like troll. He is called a leprechaun, and I have actually been writing some small articles about him now and then when a client has requested it. So in many ways I have “encountered” a leprechaun and two in my own texts and through research.

A leprechaun is neither evil nor good, but a little prankster who can just as easily trick you a little as to help you.

He comes from a mysterious land, perhaps a land under the sea, and often his job is a shoemaker.  It is said that he is quite rich, and has a pot full of gold coins at the end of the rainbow.  But it is not so easy to meet a leprechaun, because he likes it best at dawn or at dusk.  A leprechaun is nice, welcoming and hospitable, it is said.  And if you are lucky enough to meet him then he is required to tell you where the gold is, and maybe he will give you a wallet of money that never runs out.

I do like this little mystery man, at least what I do know about him during textes and research. And in my mind I think that the people in Ireland are maybe a bit like an leprechaun? Nice, welcoming and hospitable, and also a good helper with a touch of humor? At kesdt the people I actually have met from Ireland are like this 😊.

Last week I got a job offer from Ireland/ Cork, with the possibility for maybe meeting a leprechaun- if I choose to take the job and move to Ireland. Not because the job is about leprechaun, but because the job is in Ireland 😅. And the salary was quite okay too, for me it’s seems like a tiny little pot of gold coins. Well,- not quite, but a salary a bit better and more then I have at the moment, that’s for sure.

The job offer sounds, to be honest, incredibly interesting. It’s about healthcare and medicine, but I need to move to Ireland. And I’m not sure how ready I’m for moving to another country during an pandemi.

It’s feels actually challenges enough to live in Spain during an pandemi, so how will it be to move to another country where I don’t know anyone, and also need to work in a home office because of the pandemi? And where there’s even higher red corona- numbers then here in Spain?

I don’t think my daughter is quite ready to let me move to fare away from her yet either. But little by little and step by step she will soon live on her own again, and the situation will be different.

And I have also something else I feel I need to find out a tiny bit about before I maybe choose to leave Spain one day,- and that is actually something with a man. It’s difficult to explain, because I’m not quite sure what I feel, think or believe anymore when it comes to relationship, and this boyfriend/ girlfriend- thing. I’m actually not sure if I want to be in, or have any relationship again. Or even believe in relationship anymore. I’m not sure if it’s worth it,- but still I’m a bit curious about this man for reasons I can’t explain at the moment.

Not the best reason for not take this job offe in Ireland, but yes, I need to admit I actually want to try to find out why I have this man on my mind now and then. (…okay, maybe he is a bit more on my mind then now and then 😊).

TBut still the main reason why I didn’t took this job offer in Ireland this time is the pandemi and all the different challenges and restrictions that are following the pandemi and are around this situation, and also my children, my daughter. I can’t move away from her yet.

At the same time I need to admit that if things had been different, if there hasn’t been any pandemi and I knew my daughter was ready, I have probably said yes to this job offer and moved to Ireland. I don’t think the choice has been very difficult. Because the job sounds very interesting, and the salary was not to bad either, and a fare as I know, Ireland, under normal circumstances, can be very interesting to live in and explore 😊.

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I should really wish I could do the job from Spain,- but unfortunately I can’t. And that’s the way it is at the moment. That’s a part of the life, that’s life.

Anyway,- I’m very happy and grateful for get this job offer, even I didn’t say yes,- and maybe one day in the future, when the pandemi is over and things are a bit more “calm down”,- who knows,- maybe I move to Ireland and meet the leprechaun? And also maybe do some exacting and interesting work as well😊 ? With a pot of gold coins as my salary? I don’t know, but it is nothing wrong to have some dreams 😊.

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 🧡

I didn’t have any “real” leprechaun in my home,- this are the closest ones I will come a leprechaun for awhile and his tiny pot of gold coins in the end of the rainbow at the moment 🧚‍♂️😊

It’s not the easiest time for some moving to a new and other country now at days, not even when a interesting job offer drops up during an pandemi 📝,- and maybe even the possibility for meeting a nice and polite leprechaun 🧚‍♂️. So I choose to wait a bit, and continue my life in Spain for a while 😊.

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On “food- haunting” 🏹 😊

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

It’s Sunday, and Sundays are my daughter and me on “food- haunting” 🏹. Sounds very serious? 😊 It’s actually not so seriously as it’s sounds like. We are actually using an app called “ToGoodToGo”, and buy food from different bakeries, cafeterias an restaurants, actually also from gas stations. The food they are selling out are to good to throw away, but at the same time not to good to sell for full price anymore. But for us it’s tasty and well fully edible, and cheap food.

The food is like the name on the app,- it is to good to go. Simple and easy. And the app is not complicated to use either 😊. I’m not the biggest fan of app’s, but I have and use some few, and one of them is “ToGoodToGo”.

I have actually been waiting for this app to be available here in Spain for the last 4 years. Because it’s around 4 years since the first time I heard about the app from a friend of my in Norway. She recommended me to use this app, but unfortunately it took a bit time before this app did “travel” to Spain ✈.

Of course we can use the app and go on “food- haunting” every day during the week, but we are both working, me and my daughter, and we are not always working at the same time. So we decided to use the Sundays for “food- haunting” as well as a day where we are having a good and long walk together.

My daughter and me in “food- haunting” and a good walk together as well.

On this Sundays we get some quality time together, and even some exercise.  On such a trip we actually walk more or less 10,000 steps. My daughter is counting 😊. I don’t care how much steps I’m walking,- it’s a nice walk anyway, fresh air, as well as a kind of exercise together with some food- shopping. And of course some great time together with my daughter 🥰.

Even we live together at the moment, also both are working from home now at days, and we are sourrende by each other more and less 24 hours every day, it’s nice to have and spend a bit different kind of time together then just the time we are use together in our home 🥰. And it’s nice to do something “different” too 😊. And I don’t mind to save some money either and buy cheap food.

In general we never know what kind of food we are buying or get, but so fare so good. We have been lucky and got food we actually do like and enjoy to eat. But it is more like “suprice bags” of food, and that can be fun too 😊.

Here in Spain we can see on the app what kind of store that’s have “ToGoodToGo” food to sell, what price it’s and what time we can pick up the food.

So my daughter and me are taking a look at the app, making plans where to start the “food- haunting” and where to stop, and where we can pick up inbetween 😊. Then we reserve, order and pay for the food, and pick it up between the hours we should.

We are using around 10 to 15 euro on our “food- haunting”, and then we in general get one or two breakfast- kind of food, two to four lunches and two to four dinners. That’s not to bad at all. We get good food, tasty food and fully edible food, and cheap as well 😊. The stores don’t need to throw the food away, and they actually earn a bit money instead. And a bit money is more then no money.

It’s still not to many bakeries, cafeterias, restaurants or gas stations that’s using the app here in the area yet, but hopefully there will be more little by little, I hope so. I hope so, not just because then it’s more stores for us to choose between, but of course that will not be a to bad thing 😊, but I think the different stores that’s using this app are not at least losing money, even they don’t maybe earn to much money either, with using this app. And people get great food for not to much money as well 😊.

I’m not sure how many countries in Europe or other places in the world where this app is available, but I do recommend both bakeries, cafeterias, restaurants and even food stores to start use it as well as people to start to buy food during this app. The store don’t need to throw away full functional food, but maybe even earn some money instead, and people has the opportunity to buy cheap and tasty food as well 😊. In my mind it’s a win- win for both the stores and the buyers 😊.

And maybe this is even more a win- win now at days when the corona- situation turning so many peoples, stores, cafeterias and restaurants into a challenged economic situation?

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 🧡

Our “ToGoodToGo” food from our one of Sunday “food- haunting ” 😊

It’s sounds a bit serous to go on “food- haunting”,- but it’s actually a bit fun 😊. And on Sundays me and my daughter have a “food- haunting” day “spiced” up with a nice long walk 😊. It’s a nice way to both get cheap food, some exercises and some quality time together 🥰.

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