Welcome to the enchanted life of a Fairy of the Norwegian Woods, who is working for peace, freedom, justice, goodness, beauty, and a greener humanity in harmony with plants, animals, each other, the Earth and the Universe.
Here is a sneak peak of how I looked as Daenerys Targaryen at Desucon 9, accompanied by Ingridbeast as Kili and Anita as Fili! <3
There were so many wonderful and inspiring cosplayers this weekend, it's hard to believe it was real :) It was so perfect, and I've really fallen in love with the consept of cosplaying! <3 I met fairies and elves, mermaids, princesses, queens, fauns, dwarfs and many other magical and fantastical creatures! Here are some of them:
Hope you've all had a lovely weekend <3 I'm home again after an amazingly wonderful weekend full of princesses, elves and other magical creatures! I am soo tired and going to bed early tonight to catch up on my beautysleep ^_^
I have some photos I'll share with you tomorrow, and there are photos of me I need to recieve from the photographers before I can share them here (obviously) ^^
This is Ulrik by the way. The cutest and smuggest little baby dragon ever <3
It's the first time I'm attending the big con, and I am going to cosplay a different character each day, and here is my line-up:
Today I'm going as Hermione Granger from Harry Potter and The Prisoner of Azkaban, tomorrow I am going as Daenerys Targaryen from Game of Thrones and on sunday I am going as a female version of Snufkin from The Moomins :D
Hopefully I'll make a photoshoot for each of the cosplays later ;)
- Do you like dressing up? What are you doing this weekend? :)
Last friday I was at a gardenparty in my neighbourhood. They had an amazing view and the incredible weather made it even more beautiful! It started to rain heavily, and when it settled the sun shone through the fog that was left from the rain :) This colour palette is really soothing and inspiring, both cheery and gloomy at the same time - just how I feel these days :)
I wasn't sure which category I was supposed to put this. I was in a garden taking a photo of the sea, but you don't really see either of them, hihi. But I decided to file it under Oceans <3
This has been a beautiful day and I've enjoyed sun and rain and hail and a magical thunderstorm! Thor did a great job this 'Thor's day' ^^
I think this kind of weather is perfect for soup, and today I had a nice and simple cauliflower soup. Love the english name cauliflower by the way :3
Boil 6 dl water, 1 cauliflower and 1 bullion cube for ten minutes. Add 3 dl oatmilk (or other plantmilk) and preferable spices - I had sea salt, pepper, chili- and garlic powder. Stir with a mixer and it's done :)
On June 23rd I celebrated the traditional Norwegian Midsummer's Eve with my family. We went down to the beach with food and blankets and had a lovely picnic! :) Locals had arranged a traditional fire, and a not-so-traditional concert. We wore flowercrowns, as one should on this night, and really enjoyed ourselves! On our way home, we picked seven different wild flowers that we put underneath our pillows - which according to an old love spell will show you the one you will marry when you sleep that night ^^
A lot of (north) European countries has similar Midsummer celebrations, but after the christianisation of Norway, the pagan celebration of Summer Solstice / Midsummer diminished and was replaced with what we now know as St. Hansaften, the memorial day of John the Baptist.
Sweden (and the countries bordering the Baltic Sea) have kept a more authentic Midsummer celebration, and this is where I look for inspiration. I would love to celebrate Midsummer in Sweden, with the eautiful maypole and all <3
Blessed be, dearies! <3 On saturday I celebrated Midsummer / Summer Solstice / Litha with two of my dearest friends, Branna and Ingrid :) First we had an amazing dinner, and afterwards we went to the forest to perform a ritual. It was very peaceful, and we sat and talked and had a magical time :) I am so greatful for that beautiful day, for summer, for my friends and my life right now, and I wish you all a great summer <3
Ingrid is looking mischievous while preparing for our circle ^^
We even found a sleeping bumblebee, which none of us had seen before! So adorable <3
You thought I was done spamming you with Ramme Gaard? Think again :) I went back the next year with my soul twin brother, trying to make it a new tradition going to the annual Shakespeare Festival. Unfortunately for me, they stopped the tradition themselves, and I haven't been there since... So this will be the last post from Ramme Gaard... for now :)
- Would you like to visit Ramme Gaard? - Do you know of any other fairytale gardens I should visit? :)
In my last entry you got a little tour of Ramme Gaard. A few summers back they used to have a Shakespeare Festival there. The play of 2011 was the magical "A Midsummer Night's dream" which is one of my favourites.
Since the garden is so big with different 'landscapes' they moved during the play, and the audience had to follow. I can't imagine finding a better place to play it, and everything was so magical and beautiful. I went back the next year, planning to make this a new, annual tradition, but unfortunately they didn't continue arranging the festival.
- Have you been to an outdoor theatre? Do you like Shakespeare? :)
One of the most beautiful places I've ever been is Ramme Gaard :) It's an inspiring eco-farm with a big, beautiful garden sourrounded by a forest, with it's own beach. All year around they have different events and arrangements, public or private. In the winters they have yule markeds, and in the summer they have plays and concerts in their outdoor amfi theatre.
I went there for the first time in 2011 to see the magical play "A Midsummer Night's dream" (which you'll read more about in my next entry). Enjoy the visual wonder of the garden of Ramme Gaard :)
- Have you been to Ramme Gaard or an other fairytale-eco-farm? :)
I've been working on a new blogpost for a few days now, but so many things and feelings has happend, and I've been distracted from finishing it. I feel the need to tell you a little of what I'm going to share in the days and weeks to come (and why), before I actually share it :)
Lately I've been going through old photos and albums on my computer. I'm having a digital clean up and I find lots of old photos. Some I want to delete, some I want to hide away and some I want to share. I have already recreated and reposted blog entries from my old blog, and I will continue to do that. This means you'll shortly see new, but old stuff :)
It's been kind of therapeutic to look at old photos and see how much I have changed since that time. I often hear and think I still look 17 years old, but when I look at these photos I realise that I actually have changed and matured :)
I am a person who loves to clean and organise, but at the same time I am a big mess. My room is constantly messy and I clean it all the time, but it gets messy the next day. Now I haven't cleaned it for months, and it's very embarrassing. I haven't had any motivation to clean it after all that has happened, and it has accumulated.
I buy a lot of second hand stuff, and I see potential in everything, so going to fleamarkeds (which I love) can be kind of bad for me... :3 I have all these plans and ideas, but I just leave it there and never really start them. New projects and plans appear as time passes, and instead of starting I put it all in bags and boxes and my room is now basically a storage unit.
Both my room and my computer is a mess, and after my closure I've started to clean them. I'm clearing out stuff I don't need, both digital and physical. I'm now considering putting some clothes up for sale on this blog, - What do you think about that? :)
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While cleaning and organising I've listened a lot to Lana Del Rey. I relate to so many of her songs and lyrics, and I think I need to buy her albums :)
I listen to playlists on youtube, obviously on repeat ^^ I don't usually (like to) share music in the middle of an entry, but here are my current favourites:
I've also re-discovered Sia, who has to be one of the greatest artists of this decade! <3 (Please watch this in full screen)
I really want to do this, get rid of things and be free. But it's hard. And even harder to admit, but I want to be honest:
Over the years I've realised that I have hoarder disorder tendencies... I just have TOO MUCH STUFF. Kind of ironic of me, wanting to go back to basics and simple living... "The more you own, the more it owns you" they say.
A few days ago I had a breakdown after I surprised myself when I had a problem closing a internet tab on my computer... I realised I really do have some kind of separation anxiety and it made me postpone this entry even more. But then I listened to Sia again, and realised:
I rarely see animals in the wild, despite the fact that I have a lush, native forest right outside my home. There are lots of birds, and we frequently see deers lurking around close to the houses, but I never manage to take photos, and I rarely see other animals than that. This means that whenever I DO see animals, I get really exited!
Lately, neighbours have been spotting mallards with ducklings in the river, and that makes me happy :) I haven't seen them yet myself, but I managed to take som photos the last time 'they' were here, in 2011. On that day I also spotted three squirrels at the same time! Here are a few photos of the darlings :)
You can make so many tasty treats with rhubarb. Pai, cupcakes, soup, soft drinks, jam and more. Here I am sharing a couple of recipes with you :)
Filling Boil 3 big diced rhubarbs, add preferable sweetener to your taste and cornflour to make it thicker.
Crust Melt 200g preferable oil/fat/butter, add 3 dl oats, 3 dl flour and preferable sweetener to your taste.
Best served warm :) (might be a little messy)
Wash, peel and dice the stems. Boil the peeled skin to get the pink colour. Add cinnamonstick and preferable sweetener. Sieve the porridge into a new sauce pan, add the diced stems and boil until you have a nice porridge.
Serve with fruit. Or something vanilla :3
Add water and you have made yourself a soft drink :)
Ever since I was a child, we've had rhubarb in the garden. I've always been fascinated by how big their leaves are, especially the ones from our garden, which are ginormous! I am sure you can find bigger, and I think we've had bigger too, but they're still pretty wonderful! I feel like a proper fairy with this organic parasol :)
On saturday I went to Tønsberg Medieval Fair for the first time. I went with a lovely group of girls to celebrate Ingrid's stag/bachelorette/hen party! Lately Ingrid has become one of the people I hold most dear, and I am so grateful that I can call myself her friend :) She is kind, funny, loving, talented and as you can see, very beautiful! I adore her and she really deserves all the best in the world <3 I was truly honored when I was invited to the secret party that her maids of honor had arranged for her and us, and I wouldn't let anything stop me from celebreating love and have fun. I had a fantastic day! :D
As usual I was a little bad at documenting, but here is a little glimpse :)
It started to rain and when we had lunch we were lucky and got to sit inside this lovely old Stabbur, traditionally used to strage food. Sitting there while listening to the thunder and rain was really magical :)
A darling, and a little lonesome, 'wolf' <3
So many delicious sweets! But unfortunately there were no candied apples :( The whole group had been looking forward to indulge in them, so we were quite disappointed. Luckily these snacks were amazing as well, and I bought three bags of almonds with different flavors :)
I want to start by thanking you for all the support and well-wishes I've been recieving lately. I've been mentioning that I've been having a hard time for a while now, without really sharing what was going on. I've kept it away from the blog because I didn't want it to be true, I wantet it to go over and back to normal, back to the days I was confident, calm and happy.
As mentioned before I want this blog to be beautiful and positive, which this post isn't. I am also a little unsure of how personal I am going to be on this blog, but thought a little and clarifying post would be ok. I have decided it is time to write someting, and maybe it will help me move on too.
I think it started in february when I decided to leave the university and move back to Oslo, but I didn't notice until march. My boyfriend did something that hurt me really bad and we decided to end our relationship. But in my mind it was only a little break where we both could clear our minds about all this and then start over.
In april we did indeed get back together! Things were going well and I was so happy, but we knew we had a lot to do to make this relationship work. All of a sudden he started to have cold feet again. I don't know why I was surprised, but it really came as a shock to me. He had betrayed my trust and feelings once again, and I was more hurt than ever. I hit him, hyperventilated and screamed from the top of my lungs from the enormus heartache I felt.
The next day he was leaving to go abroad for two weeks, so we didn't really get to finish it. I have cried day in and day out for over two weeks now, and I know this is only the beginning, aswell as it is the end...
Tonight is the night I'm finally seeing him again, and we are going to talk, maybe for the last time...
I feel so lost, small, miserable, worthless, angry, hurt, lonely, desperate, empty, afraid, sad, every bad emotion I have ever known! It hurts so much and I don't know what to do...
I've been hurt so many times, but I won't go into details now. Maybe some other time, maybe never, but this is it for now.
I've been waiting for years, and tonight I finally got to see it :) I don't know where to start to describe how much I loved the movie Maleficent! I've always been a big fan Disney's Sleeping Beauty and the character Maleficent, and I was so thrilled to know they were making a film all about her. I've seen all of the trailers countless of times, read every entry about it on Fairytale News Blog, and patiently been waiting :)
It was a little different from what I expected, and I was pleasantly surprised! It was so incredibly beautiful, both visually and emotionally. Sine I am going through what I am going thrugh right now, I could really relate to her - (tiny 'spoiler' ahead) being betrayed by someone you love, letting the pain turn you from a child of light to a dark creature, but in the end learn that love is the most powerful ting in the world, and you are full of it! <3 You are love, and someones wickedness can't take that away from you. You are strong <3
I adore the young Maleficent played by Isobelle Molloy<3
Photos: Walt Disney Pictures. Click image for source.
I love fairytales, and I am so happy there are more and more fairytale movies to come :D *squee*
"Walk as if you are kissing the earth with your feet." Thich Nhat Hanh
Thursday a dear friend of mine visited me an we went for a walk. Into the forest. Down to the beach. And we walked bare feet all the way home! :) I really like the quote above, which I think I've shared before, and I like idea of 'grounding'. My feet are always cold, and I thougt the 'acupuncture' from walking bare feet might help. Maybe I also wanted to feel a physical pain instead of the emotional one I am carrying now...? We picked sea shells and flowers and decided to have a foot bath whe we arrived home. We also decided to put the flowers and shells into our foot baths, without knowing it would have any positive effects or not. I got a headache that evening, and the moment I put my feet into the water, it disappeared :) Maybe it was the hot water, maybe the flowers and shelIs also had something to do with it. No matter what, it looked beautiful which also has an effect on your reward system in your brain :)
I think I am trying out different ways to take care of and 'heal' myself from my current pain... I am going to try volunteering in a rescue center for cats! And if you have any advice, ideas or tips to what I can do, please share them with me :) <3
Welcome to the enchanted life of a Fairy of the Norwegian Woods,
who is working for peace, freedom, justice, goodness, beauty,
and a greener humanity in harmony with plants, animals,
each other, the Earth and the Universe.