Food is not a problem here.

It all started with my mom when she turned 33. I was 5 at that time and despite the 22 years that have passed since that day, it is still the most vivid memory I have of how to celebrate a birthday in style. I remember my mom being excited for days. I also remember... Continue Reading →

6 years.

“Alice: How long is forever? White Rabbit: Sometimes, just one second.” - Lewis Carroll February 27th, 2009 - the night A and I first met. The night when everything started. Still, now in his most confident manner (and A is a very confident man) A reminds me constantly, that he knew within seconds of us... Continue Reading →

The Beijing Symphony

You know, how they say all roads lead to Rome? Well none of them apparently make a detour through Beijing and there is a good reason for it: it is loud and messy and crazy busy and confusing. The biggest difference between Rome and Beijing, however, from my subjective point of view that is, must... Continue Reading →

Love knows no distance.

The Space Between What's wrong and right Is where you find me hiding, waiting for you The Space Between Your heart and mine Is the space we'll fill with time (- Dave Matthews Band, "The Space Between") I'd be lying if I'd say, I didn't get excited when A's plane finally (after a 70 minutes... Continue Reading →


First of all, let me make this clear right from the start, I am not expecting. I have to put that out there, as some people might suffer a heart attack reading the title and finding out big news like that on my blog. When you start thinking about the future, about the person you... Continue Reading →

Breakfast is served.

This is my life: Every morning A would get up first (and don't ask me how he does it, he is ALWAYS giddy and happy in the mornings) while I would need another hour or so to properly wake up. Usually he is really chatty in the mornings as well (me: not so much) and... Continue Reading →

Clash of the Titans.

Italy, the entire country, is a battlefield of touristy sights in itself. The Colosseum, David, any of the Duomos, The Sistine Chapel, they all were breathtaking. But I think, what is even more amazing than the hundreds and thousand year old sights, is the food culture. Despite all the breathtaking views at the amazing sights,... Continue Reading →

Two places at once.

Did you ever feel like there was not enough time and you needed to rush between places? Well, in Iceland you can be in two places at once without ever feeling like you have to use time travel or travel faster than light. I know, that my childhood was a bit different than others. Not... Continue Reading →

Dr. Jekyll and Tinkerbell

Fairies have to be one thing or the other, because being so small they unfortunately have room for one feeling only at a time. - James M. Barrie Facing the future, I often feel like a fairy that switches between evil and good in a split second. Lately A and I have been thrown into a... Continue Reading →

The paper wedding.

All you need is trust and a little bit of pixie dust... (James M. Barrie) A and I had our big fat Italian wedding with the Greek, American, Austrian, Philippino-sides of both our families only a few months ago. But by the law, we have been married for a year already. A long, wonderful, amazing,... Continue Reading →


As a child we never played charades, mainly because why try to mimic something if you could just say the word? Call it lazy, but up until recently, there was no need for me either to learn to mimic words, animals, public figures or historic buildings to just name a few. A and I just... Continue Reading →

A world of its own.

Italy is amazing. And by amazing, I mean AMAZING. It ranges from a coastline that has your heart skip one, two, three beats to cities drowned in lights, from Gondolas that lead you over the canals to architecture that excites every fiber of your body. History? Yes, plenty of it too. Food? Do you even... Continue Reading →

The wedding blur.

It was pouring down rain all night and all morning, the storm was horribly loud and kept me worrying all night. As A and I both awakened the day of our wedding, we knew, that our chances on having an outside-wedding were dwindelling. But we kept our spirits up high and sat down to a... Continue Reading →

Wedding vows.

We are 9 days away from the I-dos and I just had a shocking realization. Apparently, you do NOT prepare a 10 minute speech with powerpoint slides for your wedding vows. Furthermore you do NOT give your wedding vows to half of your wedding party to proof read and get back to you with suggestions... Continue Reading →

Happy tears

We are only a few short days away from the big I-dos. And let me tell you this is a very emotional time, even when you are a stone inside. I have been crying happy tears for days now. There is no warning to them, they just burst out of my eye-sockets and I wish... Continue Reading →

One and only.

A and I just celebrated our 59-month-ervarsy. I know, that is not actually a thing but this being said we are going to get married in a month's time. On our 5-year-anniversary. I would have never guessed, that one day I would be Mrs. G. Not in Paris, not in Munich, not in Salzburg or in... Continue Reading →

Show your true colors

Sunday, 12. January 2014: The morning started out great. Or not. It was horrible, knowing that we could have seen the northern lights the night before if we only would have moved our asses out of bed and actually gone outside. Apparently they were so strong that you could even see them in and around Oslo,... Continue Reading →

Catch me if you can.

A and I did not only travel to Tromsø to see the aurora, although it was one of our main goals. The other one was to see whales. To me whales are the most awesomest creatures in this world, second to A of course. I cannot tell you what this obsession is actually about but to... Continue Reading →

Moon shadows

It is Friday. The second Friday of the new year. You know what that means? A and I are going on vacation!!!!!!! (This I tell you to firstly feel super jealous and secondly because A and I badly need this vacation). This being said, this will also be our last vacation before we get married,... Continue Reading →


Since our wedding is only a few weeks away, I want to give you a bit of an insight on what you have to expect when attending our wedding. I also want you to truly understand what I had and have to live with ever since A and I got engaged back in October 2012.... Continue Reading →

From us to you

I am by no means a do-gooder. I am a regular average person who has a bit more time on my hands than most people, which I decided to fill with volunteer work, rather than with other things. I am a full time student, work 80-90% at a store, run as often as my schedule... Continue Reading →

Dual survival.

The only thing more annoying than someone asking you "are we there yet" is someone saying "oh-o" when going 70 miles an hour and you're noticing a slow decrease in speed of the vehicle only to come to a screeching stop in the middle of no-where somewhere off highway 15, when the sun is setting... Continue Reading →

Last Christmas

It is the season, when Norway doesn't see much sunlight and every morning you awake feeling like it is still the middle of the night. Tell you what, it is difficult, having to rise out of bed when the sun doesn't rise until March again, that is if we are lucky. I am exaggerating, but... Continue Reading →

J and the chocolate factory

It's a year ago that I called my mom and frantically yelled "ENGAGED... me.... A.... YEEEES" in her ear, her first reaction was a loud yelp, followed by uncontrolled wheeping. I hear the crackling of her voice still in my ear, it is about the best reaction you can get from your own mom. I... Continue Reading →

For better or worse.

I run about 40 to 50 km a week. That's about 10 km 4 times a week. Depending on my schedule I run between 45 and 90 minutes sometimes even 2 hours. I follow my training schedule vigorously, which means that sometimes I run so fast that I can barely catch my breath and sometimes... Continue Reading →

My loveletter.

I promised A I wouldn't say anything and keep it my sweet little secret but I cannot let this day slide by without saying a few words, without sharing this with at least you, my most loyal reader: A. Dearest A, I cannot believe that today is the day. June 7th, 2013. I have been... Continue Reading →

My tragic flaw

First off I want to say I don't believe in soul mates. I do believe that some people are better suited for each other than others and that every relationship requires hard work on both parts. But soul mates? No sir (and ma'am). This being said I believe that some people can touch your soul... Continue Reading →

A quarter of a century.

I have to admit, after my 25th birthday, I underwent a little quarter-of-a-century-crises. I am not quite sure if the work-load and school-stress were getting to me, or if I was just being silly about turning 25. After all, nothing changes when you turn a year older, right? You do not magically get the superpower... Continue Reading →

…you new here?

Oslo is great. It really is, despite the freezing cold and the tons of snow and ice during the winter, and part of the spring... and fall and sometimes summer. But yes, you get used to it, to the cold and dark nights and the never-ending days during the summer, it's part of the fun... Continue Reading →

Love travels…

...through the stomach, as we all know. That's the reason I gained like a million pounds ever since I met A. Well not exactly, I probably gained weight out of laziness. Let's face it, when you can share a huge sundae on the sofa while watching TV together instead of going for a run, 9 times out... Continue Reading →

Cupid’s error

Cupid is a little fat violent baby in diapers. A naked kid shooting arrows at people and then laughing hysterically. That can't be save or sane. Correct me if I am wrong, but last time I checked, we teach our children to be dressed correctly and not to throw stuff at other kids. And a... Continue Reading →

Scavenging Christmas.

Christmas came and left way too quickly if you ask me. The weeks leading up to Christmas have been crazy. Finishing up my semester at school, running my half-marathon and working overtime. Somehow though, I made it through long working-Sundays and crazy customers, through endless hours of analyzing films and writing home-exams and through ice-cold... Continue Reading →

The fake crocogator

The concept of time is funny. It is the essence to our lives, without time, there is no begin and no end. Time is where we start and time is where we end. And after experiencing the three - almost - longest hours in my life, the concept of time became very clear to me.... Continue Reading →

Charles Dickens’ booth.

Whatever I have tried to do in life, I have tried with all my heart to do it well; whatever I have devoted myself to, I have devoted myself completely; in great aims and in small I have always thoroughly been in earnest. A great man wrote these lines, Charles Dickens himself. He was also the... Continue Reading →

Phone buddies

Just a warning, this might seem like a silly post to some of you, but we need silliness to enjoy life and if we don't recognize the silliness, how are we going to recognize when something truly amazing is in front of us? Technology is important. Especially nowadays. What would we do without technology? You... Continue Reading →

London calling

By now you already know that we had a crazy busy weekend so far. That it was exhausting and mystical at the same time. It didn't get less crazy when Sunday came around, although I was finally able to sleep in until 6.45! Since the day before was so incredibly crazy and exhausting, we decided... Continue Reading →

Day 1 1/2 (one and a half)

This past weekend was awesome. So awesome in fact, that in my head, I am still not fully returned. I am still on vacation with A. Still some place else, a place so awesome, I can't hardly find words for it. But for the sake of this story, I will try my best. Since A... Continue Reading →

Highest honor to my maid.

When a girl gets engaged, her reaction will almost always be the same. Kinda like the one in the big bang theory. And when you call your mom to tell her, she will almost always start bursting into tears. When you call your brother, he will congratulate you and be happy for you. When you... Continue Reading →

Play it again, Sam.

Ever since A and I moved into our new apartment, both A and I wanted a piano. A wanted an old rusty one to fix up, so he then could play on it and I, well let's just say, I love pretend playing. So we both started looking for pianos, that would fit into our... Continue Reading →

Will you marry… us?

Alright, so A and I are engaged, we got that straight, right? Can't help but think that our wedding day (27th of February, 2014!!) is only a few 16 months away, this being said, I am not getting ahead of myself, I do want you guys to realize, that these are not 'my plans' per... Continue Reading →

Ich bin bei dir

Let me start this off by saying, that A and I usually go to bed early. And by early I mean 9pm. We force ourselves to stay up at least until 9pm. But after 9pm both of us literally fall apart. But when A asked me to lay down next to him yesterday (16th of... Continue Reading →

A lifetime of happiness.

It's been almost 4 years since the very first dreadful goodbye. Four years that seem like a lifetime ago. Now we've been living in Norway together a little over a year and we couldn't be happier. The only thing that tops the happiness? Is the ring on my finger. Since we just got engaged and both, myself and... Continue Reading →

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