Different traditions are changing ⏳🌍

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

Different traditions are changing in our society and cultures. Something that’s actually normal, but not during just one year?

In general there’s always some small changes because we are so many different people living together from different countries, cultures and with different traditions. An slowly we do “adopt” traditions from each other. But during the last year the different changes in our culture traditions have changed very fast, and not because of “adoption” from other people, cultures and traditions. But because of different restrictions.

Even society traditions like hugging and kissing on the cheek is not “allowed” or “reccomend”. Not even a polite handshake are recommended anymore.

In one way there’s not many cultures and society traditions left at the moment. That’s a bit sad.

At the same time we still have some “few” left like sessions and Holyday decorations and different food traditions during the different seasons and holydays. And we can keep up some traditions in our private homes too. But there’s still many traditions, special traditions that in it’s own way “connected” the people together and created a kind of affiliation between the people in the different cultures and countries. This are in a way a bit “gone”. For a while or forever?

The different traditions is a part of the culture, and when different traditions “disappear” also a part of the culture “disappear” too. As well as the feeling of “belong” to a society.

Already last Spring the Easter traditions in Spain changed from big parades to web- religious service. Weddings- celebration are changing, and funerals are changing too. Baptism and confirmation celebrations are changing as well. Parties and celebrations of different kinds are allowed, but with different restrictions.

The big celebration of San Juan, the 23. June, in Spain, last summer did change, and the celebration of the Constitution Day, 17 May, in Norway did change as well. Like I mention, the big Easter traditions and celebration in Spain changed last year, and what about the Three Holy Kings celebration? There will not be any parade this year where the three Holy Kings are given out sweets, or funny figures with a lots of candy to the people who watching the parade.

Most of us also needed to change the Christmas- celebration and traditions as well as the New Year celebration last year.

The different changes is based on different restrictions we need to follow during this coronavirus- time. And we are changing too. The people, the humanity are changing because of the traditions and cultures are changing. Because of the restrictions we need to follow.

Traditions and cultures are a part of the society, and that part is not very much left off during this days, weeks and months we have been living with the different restrictions and the coronavirus in our society. Will our different traditions be the same after this coronavirus- situation? Will the different cultures be the same? And will the people, the humanity and society be the same?

I don’t know. I don’t have the answers, unfortunately, I have just the questions at the moment. And I will probably not have the answers either.

But I think it’s sad tha so many culture traditions and social traditions are changing so fast. It does “something” eith both the society, the people, the traditions, the culture and the feeling of affiliation to “something”. “Something” that’s in its own way are not there at the moment, or at least not in the way we are use too.

Like I mention,- it’s natural that traditions and cultures are changing, it’s actually a part of the history, but not so fast as now, and in general not because of different restrictions either.

At the same time,- people have been living together during wars and under other pandemi, and manage to keep up many traditions in their cultures and their society. So maybe it’s a tiny bit of hope that we will see the Three Holy Kings parade again one day? Or be able to give each other a “allowed” hug, or walk in the Norwegian Constitution parade? Or maybe celebrate the San Juan at the beach again or shake the hand to someone in a polite manner?

I hope so. I hope this is just “a break” and “a timeout” before we can continue our different traditions in the different cultures and our society.

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 😚

A Christmas star decoration in the centre where I live- the Christmas- decorations haven’t changed (yet…..) 🌹

Traditions in different countries and cultures are changing, and the changes has happen just under a year ⏳. The changes does something with the people, the society and the feeling of affiliation. Hopefully this changes is just a “timeout”, and we will be able to walk in the Norwegian Constitution parade or watching the big Easter Parade in Spain very soon 🌹.

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Thank you December 💙, and welcome the winter month January ❄ 🧡.

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

And then this December is soon over, and we can turn over to a new month and a new year very soon 💛. Hopefully a bit different year then this 2020 has been.

Not just became this year, 2020, a bit different for me and my children, but also December became not quite the way I had in my mind when I welcome the month a month ago.

Welcome sweet December 🧡. The Christmas- month 🎄. The month for family, friends and traditions, culture and history, religion, celebration, joy and happiness, and maybe even some touch of magic and love ?” 🌠❣

This was my thoughts around December. Not to much, but still it became a bit different then I had in my mind. It came with changes and challenges I hadn’t in my mind at all, but so fare we actually did manage to handle them in a good way 😊.

Close family and good and close friends are priceless, that’s for sure 🧡. And December showed us that, nice and easy, but still so magical in it’s own way 💛. My friends as well as my children’s friends have been helping us in different ways this month. Some did the most important Christmas- shopping for me, like the Christmas- dinner. And others helped my daughter to move her back home to me. Some has borrowed their ears and given away a lots of hugs when we needed someone to talk to, or just a hug because things in life felt a bit challenging for a tiny little while.

Traditions, culture and history around the Christmas- time. What can I say? The only Christmas- traditions I manage to do this year was the Christmas- dinner and create a cozy, nice and relaxing atmosphere as possible. But at least I manage that 😊. And traditions are anyway changing at the moment, because of the situation around the coronavirus.

Culture? I haven’t given that to much thoughts during this December, but we are from one culture and does live in another one. And it’s also seems that the culture in general are changing all over the world because of this coronavirus.

History? Well,- at least my daughter’s relationship is history and I think that’s for the best for her (as well as for my mammi heart ).

Religion? Yes,- I have turned to my religion a couple of times this month 🙏. For my daughter, for my children, for myself, for our future. I have turn to the religion with questions as well as gratefulness 🧡. And with hope, wishes and dreams as well as with Thankfulness 🧡.

Celebration, joy and happiness? Yes,- all in all we manage to celebrate the Christmas- eve, we manage to feel both joy and happiness, for the Christmas- time as well as for our family and friends 🧡.

Some touch of magic and love? In the relationship area, no not to much. But in the family and friends area,- oh yes- a lot ❤.

So I can say with peace in my heart,- Thank you so much dear, sweet December 🧡. You did showed us a lot, and you did open up some new doors in life too 🗝. Or, not open them totally up, but at least let us turn the keys around so it’s just for us to open up and move on when we are ready in one or another way 🔐 💛 🔑. There has been some changes and challenges this month, but not “bigger” then we could handle them with good help from the people around us 🧡.

Snd it’s soon to say: Welcome the first month in a new year, the cold and sparkling winter month,- January ❄ 💚. My birthday month 🎁. I have no idea what you will bring of joy and happiness, but I choose to believe there will be some ❤. And I choose to believe it will be peace and strength, nice surprises and maybe even a bit fun too 😊.

I know my daughter is going to be here, live here for a tiny little while, and I know I will get my neon paint in the beginning of the month. Neon colours I’m going to try to paint on different glass bottles. I think that will be fun to do 🎨. Except from that I don’t know very much about January yet,- but I welcome you with a open heart and mind, and will try to do my best of what the days will bring me 🧡. I’m looking forward to meet you, January, with a open mind and peace in my heart ❤.

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 😊

A December rose from our patio. Flowering so nice the 15.12.2020- a flower with hope, joy and love ❤🌹

Thank you so much, December 🌹. You didn’t quite became like I had in my mind,- but still you gave us new experiences in life in your own way. At the same time there had been so much joy, happiness and love too ❤. And soon it’s just to Welcome the cold and sparkling winter month, January ❄💚. I don’t know what you will bring of joy and happiness, but I’m looking forward to meet you with a open mind ❤.

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2 weeks of holiday is over for this time 🌞🏖

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

My 2 weeks holiday is over for this time, – and it has been a nice holiday even a bit fare away from what I had in mind, and what I did planned. But isn’t that the way it is sometimes?

I have used to many days of my holiday to wait for an internet technician to come and fix my internet line in my home 🙄. And that has not been very fun at all, but I should been use to this now- to wait. In Spain “they” have a bad habit to put people “on wait”. I don’t like that at all,- special when they tells me that they are coming “today” or in around 72 hours, or tomorrow, or even more concrete, like Saturday at 13.00. Then I actually do except them to come. But it hasn’t been like that for mostly 3 weeks 🙄. When that’s said, – they actually did come this Saturday at 13.00,- and the only thing they needed to do was to change my router to my internet. It took them less then 30 minutes 🙄. So why let me wait for closely 3 weeks? Special also when they knew I use internet to my work? 😔

But okay,- that’s the way it is,- in Spain it is “manana- manana” ( it means tomorrow tomorrow), or in my “case” “semana-semana” (next week- next week) 😅. This is a part of the culture here, a part and a habit I really dislike and also think its very disrespectful.

My plan for my holiday was to work with my blog, and also do some freelance writing work for around 4 hours every day in the morning,- and then just enjoy my holiday. Use time on my own, use time at the pool, at the beach and together with my children and my friends 😊. But because of the “promise” that there would be an internet technician “today, tomorrow, or in 72 hours”, I have, as I told you, been home and waiting for nothing for many days 😅. But I still manage to create a nice holiday,- special because I needed to “put my self together” and try my best to change my focus from this irritating “off line thing and status” in my home. Positive focus does in general help,- even it’s not “switched over” in just one minute 😊.

I was out for dinner with the team I’m working in. Thd costumer service agent team,- and it was a very nice and cozy dinner 😊.

I have spent a couple of days in La Cala, and visiting my friend Natasja. I also did some work when I was in her home, as well as had a great time together with her 😊.

I have had some relaxing days in the sun and with the pool too 🌞. And I have enjoyed to use some times at my “secret beach” as well. “My” beach that remains me on it’s own way about the Norway as well as the summertime in Norway 🌞. A place where I really enjoy to spend time, summer as winter. To be in the sun, or just watch the ocean and the waves 🏖. Just recover and relax 😊.

I have spent times together with my children, but most because I actually do live together with two of them at the moment 😊. Not quite the “quality- time” I had in my mind,- but still a nice time filled up with joy and laughter 😊.

I have also been “flinging” a bit 😉,- together with the “fling” I started to fling a bit together with before Spain went into “lock down” in March. We actually did started to flirt and fling the 14. February,- but had a tiny “hold” because of the 9 weeks of quarantine in Spain, and also a tiny little bit because of me 🙄. I’m not ready for anything more then a “fling” at the moment. My “experience” from “the bump”/the ex” that dropped me of in Spain is deeper then I thought. So I need a lots of time for just to learn and understand that most men aren’t like “the bump”. I’m working on it, I’m working with myself when it comes to this experiences from earlier in my “relationship- life” 😊.

Anyway,- I have had some nice days together with my “fling”, eating good food, nice conversation and a lots of good laughs too, and spent time on the beach as well 🏖. But I haven’t spent as much time with some of my other friends here in Spain,- that was actually my plan. Hopefully it will be a bit more time for that when we turn around to August 🌞. And I also should been out for a coffee with an earlier colleague of mine too. I hope we can manage that some of the next days 😊.

All in all it has been a nice holiday, special when I focus on the days I didn’t waited for an internet service and technician to come, and managed to fill up my days with nice things and stuff, and create a holiday worth to remember 🌞😊.

Soon it’s back to work, and not just “work from home” , but also at the office. We are moving back to the office now, and also into a new office,- so that will be nice. I do like best to work from my home,- but as long as I like my job and my colleagues good people too, it will be fine to be at the office. I will manage to work in the office as well. I have done it before, many times 😊. And who knows,- maybe I can get the possibility to work more from my home in the future? 😊

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 🧡

See you soon 🌞

From my “secret beach”- “my” place in Spain. A place that’s reminds me of Norway on its own way 🌞

Two weeks of holiday is over for this time. My holiday didn’t went quite the way I had in my mind 😊. But it’s still became a nice, relaxing and cozy holiday with some great memories 😊. And I have spent some relaxing days at my “secret beach” too 🏖.

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