Monday, 28 February 2011

Congratulations to the winners!

The Bloscars are over and the winners have now been announced over at Eisy Morgan. I didn’t win, but I still feel like a winner as I got nominated for this. I just want to thank all my readers for reading my blog and leaving such amazing comments. It really brightens up my day and you all put a big smile on my face. It is such an amazing feeling to see that what I write and put a lot of effort into is appreciated by so many, I never thought this many people would read my blog. I feel truly honoured to be a part of everyone’s life in this blogging world. And of course a special thanks to Shah at Words in Sync for nominating me and for Ashley at Eisy Morgan for hosting this and a very special thanks to all of you who voted for me. You’re the best!
And congratulations to all of the winners! You all have amazing blogs and deserve this award. I especially want to congratulate Katie and her blog Love is Everywhere and Aubrie at Who's your Editor. I absolutely love their blogs and they always leave such sweet comments and I could not be more thrilled for them. I am really looking forward to get to know you more.
Hope you all had a great weekend and that this week will be a good one.

Friday, 25 February 2011

Family time

Spending some time with my family who is visiting this weekend. They came yesterday and are leaving again Sunday morning. We had a great time yesterday and will be having a great time these next couple of days as well. More of my time with my family will be coming later. Have a great Friday, everyone. Weekend is almost here.

Thursday, 24 February 2011

Heathrow, Gatwick or Stansted?

London is a big city and there are actually three airports to travel to. The question is which airport should you use when travel to and from London?

I have learned a few tricks after living in London for over two and a half years when it comes to travelling and the most obvious choices are not always the easiest or the cheapest. It used to be a direct flight from Stansted to my hometown in Norway, Trondheim, but it took ages for me to actually get to the airport from my flat. I live in south-west London and it would take me over two hours just to get to Stansted. And it wasn’t very economical. One bus, London Underground to Liverpool Station and then the Stansted Express. If I were to buy a return ticket for the Stansted Express, as so many tourists do, I would be paying over £30 on my way to Stansted. And the time I was using was almost the time my flight would use back home.

It is almost the same with going to and from Gatwick. I would have to take a bus, London Underground to Victoria Station and then the Gatwick Express. Here again I would also be using more than £30 put it is a little less time consuming as Gatwick is closer to central London than Stansted, but still expensive. I just realised that it is actually easier for me to take the train rather than the express from Gatwick, but I was surprised to find out that it was not so much cheaper. But then again, when I first arrive to Gatwick it is a direct flight home.

Heathrow is without a doubt the easiest airport to get to from central London. The Piccadilly Line on the London Underground takes you directly to the airport, and from Piccadilly it takes about 40 minutes, more or less. When I went home for Christmas last year my boyfriend and I booked tickets from another airline so we could travel from Heathrow. There is no direct flight to Trondheim so we would have to go to Oslo first, but it cost about the same as it would have if we had travelled from Gatwick and we didn’t really use much more time. And it was so much easier and more economical to fly from Heathrow. At least for us.

I think a lot of people are most concerned about what the airfares are costing and not really thinking about how to get from the airport and to central. I know I didn’t think much of it at first, but I have come to find that if I spend a little bit more on my plane ticket then I might be saving money on other transportations. Of course, sometimes it is easier and cheapest to go to Stansted or Gatwick. I simply wanted to share my travel experiences and hopefully give some travellers a few tips.

Wednesday, 23 February 2011

Finalist for the Bloscar!

I have now been informed that I am one of the finalists for the Bloscar in the Most Helpful category! I am speechless and I can’t believe I’m actually a finalist. I feel so honoured and excited!
You can now start voting for your favourite blog. If you feel that my blog is worthy of this Bloscar, then please vote for me. I am number 11 and you can find the voting page here. Just scroll down on the page and you will find it. Thank you so much, everyone! You’re the best!  And good luck to all the finalists. 


Tuesday, 22 February 2011

Bloscar – come and vote!

I have been nominated for a Bloscar by the lovely Shah Wharton and her blog Words in Sync. I feel so touched and honoured to be nominated in the category Most Helpful Blog and I actually feel speechless.
Voting begins tomorrow (Wednesday) and it lasts until Sunday when the actual Oscars are. I have put up the button for the nomination page so it will be easy to find. Or you can visit the lovely hostess and her blog
Thank you so much to all of my readers, and again a special thanks to Shah for nominating me. Good luck to everyone who’s been nominated. I am truly excited about Sunday and the votes. So if you like my blog and feel that it is worthy to win a Bloscar then please vote for me. 


Hare & Tortoise

My best friend Johanne turned 25 yesterday and she celebrated her birthday by inviting some good friends out to dinner. The restaurant of her choice was Hare & Tortoise and I thought it was about time for another restaurant review, because this place is amazing!

Hare & Tortoise is a pan-Asian restaurant where the menu is mostly Japanese where also Chinese and Malaysian items are thrown in. There are several places in London where you can find this restaurant; Putney (where we were having dinner yesterday), Kensington, Ealing, Bloomsbury and Blackfriars.

I believe this is mainly a sushi restaurant and I honestly have to admit that I am not a sushi person. But Johanne and her boyfriend Joachim are and as I have understood from them the sushi is amazing here. And I trust them so if they say so then it is without a doubt true. But there is also food for us non-sushi eaters, such as chicken chow mein, roast duck, beef chilli in black bean sauce and grilled chicken ramen. They also have some vegetarian dishes. Their food is cheap, tastes great and you’ll leave the restaurant feeling full and satisfied. The only thing I would say is slightly negative is the service. It is not the best but I would definitely go back for the food. We all left with a big smile on our faces yesterday and I recommend this restaurant if you’re ever in London. Perfect for families, birthday parties and dates.

Happy birthday again, my lovely Johanne!

Monday, 21 February 2011

What to see in London


Ever since I started this blog in September 2010 I have written quite a lot about what I have seen in London. Over the past months my boyfriend and I have been walking around London taking in this city and really tried to experience it. I then thought it was about time to make a proper list of everything I have written about so far over what to see in London. So if you’re planning to visit this amazing city or you’re looking for some new tourist ideas then I hope this is helpful. Simply click on the link to see my personal reviews of the sightseeing, restaurants and musicals. I will come with an update later when I have written some more about what to see in this fantastic city.





Sunday, 20 February 2011

We will rock you

Almost a year ago my boyfriend and I decided that we wanted to celebrate our 6 month anniversary by going out to dinner and then watch a musical. We decided on We will rock you and I was not disappointed. Kjell Steinar had already seen it and knew it was good and of course I trust his judgement. It was the perfect night with the perfect man and the perfect musical.

We will rock you is based on the songs by Queen and it is named after their hit single of the same name. The musical opened at the Dominion Theatre in 2002 and immediately became an audience favourite. The closest London Underground station is Tottenham Court Road on the Northern and Central line and you can’t miss it.

The story is set in a dystopian future where musical instruments are banned and the age of boy and girl bands are the only thing that matter. Nothing will change as long as Killer Queen is in charge. That is, unless you are a rebel. Resistance is growing and the Bohemians are trying to change the world they are living in. They are looking for a hero who can change everything, and they are wondering whether the guy who calls himself Galileo is the man for the job.

The songs in this musical are simply extraordinary. Radio GaGa, I want it all, I want to break free, crazy little thing called love, another one bites the dust and we are the champions are only a few of the classics in this musical and the dancing is amazing. The costumes and the actors are truly phenomenon and you can’t help but to sing along with the cast. It is completely understandable why 620 000 tickets are sold every year.

I absolutely loved this musical, it was breathtaking. The songs by Queen will live forever and this musical is a fantastic dedication to this legendary band. This musical has everything: love, rock, humour, great dancing and singing and a remarkable cast. I believe this is one of the best musicals I have ever seen and it really did have a certain magic. I would absolutely recommend this musical if you’re ever in London and I promise you will have a good time. Even my brother who is 10 years old loved it and could not stop singing we will rock you for days after he had seen this.

Friday, 18 February 2011

Sherlock Holmes

-         a true crime fiction hero

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle was a Scottish physician and writer and he is most famous for his stories about the notorious detective Sherlock Holmes. In the crime fiction genre Doyle is one of the most famous authors because of the adventures Holmes is involved with. Next to crime fiction he also wrote science fictions stories, historical novels, plays and romances, poetry and non-fiction.

Sherlock Holmes is a detective in London and he first appeared in publication in 1887, featured in several short stories and novels. This arrogant yet confident character was famous for his ability to take almost any disguise and his use of forensic science skills to solve difficult cases were flawless. He has good help from his friend and chronicler, Dr. Watson, who is also the narrator of the stories. Often in crime fiction novels these stories are not told by the detective himself but by a close friend or co-worker.
Although Holmes is a messy character who you might question his work methods from time to time, he really does know what he is doing. He is not afraid of anything and he has knowledge to absolutely everything.
A good crime fiction story has a duality: the story of the crime and the story of the investigation. One cannot exist without the other and the stories about Sherlock Holmes are a perfect example of this. Towards the end of each story we as the reader receive an explanation of how the investigation was happening in order to understand the actual crime. The stories Holmes comes up with and the explanations are truly remarkable and you cannot help but to fall a little in love with this big-headed detective.

I read The Adventure of Sherlock Holmes a couple of weeks ago for my crime fiction class and I was pleasantly surprised over how good it was. It is well written and exciting and the stories are truly original. It is written quite a while ago but the language is fairly easy but cleverly written. This book was actually the reason why I chose crime fiction as one of my classes and I really liked it. Crime stories these days are of course slightly different but this is the ultimate crime detective that no one can beat.

Thursday, 17 February 2011

Welcome back to 1999

A couple of days ago my boyfriend asked me if I remembered a certain song from a while back and ever since I have had this playing over and over again in my head. Brings back so many memories from when I was a kid and of course the good 1990’s.
This song was quite popular in Norway around this time and I think a lot of young girls had a little crush on this guy. He participated in Eurovision but I don’t think he won but he sure had a couple of hits after that. This song kind of reminds me of Backstreet Boys, but when this song came out the boy band was at their most popular. So this is Stig van Eijk with breakout. Hope you’ll enjoy it and perhaps it takes you down memory lane, I sure have been walking down that lane for a few days now. Enjoy!  

Wednesday, 16 February 2011

A woman’s right to use Body Shop products


Over the last year I have almost become addicted to Body Shop products. I never realised just how amazing their products are and now I have a feeling that there are certain goods I cannot live without.
The Body Shop has 2400 stores in 61 countries and is the second largest cosmetic franchise in the world. The Brazilian company O Boticario is number one. The Body Shop has become extremely popular and their products are inspired by nature. They carry a wide range of products for the face, body, hair and home.
I have made a small list over my personal three favourites and this is goods I actually use quite often. After all, a woman has to take care of herself.



Coconut Body Butter is my favourite and it is perfect to use on normal to dry skin. The coconut scent is intoxicating and it moisturizes for up to 24 hours. It then softens and smooths the skin, making it feel amazing afterwards. I actually have the body butter with shimmer. I bought it in Vegas this summer and it gives a nice shimmer look that is perfect to use during summer.


Coconut Body Scrub is my absolute favourite of the Body Shop products. I use it twice a week to rid the body of dead skin cells. The scrub contains coconut husks and ground coconut shells leaving the body smooth after use. Just be careful to not get it in your eyes.
Beauty tip: Shaving your legs after using the scrub is a breeze as your skin is much softer and smoother.


I think it is easy to forget to take care of your feet but the Peppermint Cooling Foot Lotion is fantastic. It softens and revives your rough, tired feet and it is perfect for all skin types. It is a smoothing moisturizer that cools your feet making them feel extraordinary. You could also use a foot file before using the lotion in order to remove rough skin from the soles of your feet. It really is heaven for your feet.

What are your favourite Body Shop products?

Tuesday, 15 February 2011

London Zoo

I have lived in London for two and a half years now and I absolutely love it. London has so much to offer for everyone in all ages. As my mentors I have my two adorable little brothers to show for. My family comes to London to visit me each year and we always have a great time. Last time they visited me was about a year ago and I decided that I wanted to spend some time with my brothers alone. And the perfect place to go then was the London Zoo!

I love to going the Zoo, I always end up having a great time, but last year I wanted to bring the ultimate Zoo person; Miss Johanne. My brothers adore her and I was thrilled when she said she wanted to join us.

It is very easy to get to the zoo here in London. You take the Northern Line on the London Underground to Camden Town and walk to the left. There are then signs to follow and it takes about 15 minutes or so to walk to the zoo from the tube station.

Once in the zoo you have several hours of fun ahead of you. London Zoo is actually the world’s oldest scientific zoo whereas today it houses a collection of 755 species of animals, with 15 104 individuals, making it one of the largest collections in the UK. You are guaranteed to have fun.

I imagine that a lot of people has seen the Harry Potter films, and remembers in the first one the scene where the Dudley’s and Harry are in the zoo in the reptile house. That scene was actually filmed in the reptile house. Next to finding snakes and cobras here you’ll see tortoises of different kinds, fishes and Komodo dragon to mention a few.

The zoo itself is very nice. They have tried to recreate the animals’ natural environments, which give a better lifestyle for the animals. It was a lot of fun walking around, looking at the different animals. We especially had a lot of fun looking at the warthogs. They are actually really cute. We also saw lions, penguins, monkeys, butterflies, lama, gorilla, giraffe and so much more. It is the perfect place to spend some time with your family and kids of all ages are guaranteed to have fun. There are also several shops were you can buy souvenirs and a couple of cafes where you can eat good food before continuing the journey through the animal kingdom.

General information:
The zoo is opened everyday from 10-16. During holidays, such as Easter, they extend their opening hours so if you’re planning on visiting I advise you to check first to be sure just how long they are open.
Entry cost depends on what season you’re visiting the zoo, but it is around £17 for adults and £13 for children. Summer is naturally the most expensive time of the year.
For more information visit

Monday, 14 February 2011

Lock Love

Lock your love forever in one of the most romantic cities in the world 

As you all know I was in Paris a couple of weeks ago with my lovely boyfriend. We had a great time walking the streets of Paris and every night ended with a romantic dinner with wine where we would talk about the day and whatever came across our minds.

When I wrote about Paris here on my blog I said I had a little surprise that I would post on Valentine’s Day, and as promised I’m writing about the most romantic thing we did in Paris.

Along Pont des Arts you will find the place in Paris where love is all around. It is a bridge where people from around the world have locked their love, literally with a lock on the bridge. During the week before our departure I read a lot about Paris and I came across an amazing blog, Anna with Love, and she introduced me to this. I instantly thought that this sounded so romantic and thought: how romantic would it be if my boyfriend and I could lock our love on our first visit to Paris together?

I completely fell in love with this bridge and the idea of locking your love in Paris. I spent a while walking up and down the bridge reading some of the locks and there were a lot of people who had made quite an effort with their locks (just look at the picture with Dima and Olya's lock, it's amazing). I could not help but smile, but my favourite moment was when Kjell Steinar and I found the perfect spot on the bridge for our lock. So the next time we’re visiting Paris we will have to go back to that bridge and see if our lock is still there in the sea of love.

Sunday, 13 February 2011

A woman's right to dance

I have always been interested in dancing and I am highly fascinated by people who can dance. Some of my favourite films are about dancing; Dirty Dancing, Step Up 1 & 2, Honey, Take the Lead and Flashdance are just a few. The way the dancers move to the music is amazing and you can tell that this is their passion. I’m not a dancer myself but I still love to dance and perhaps in another lifetime I could try to pursue it, but for now I will watch and enjoy the people who can dance. My boyfriend showed me this video below a couple of days ago and I was instantly spellbound by how they move. Just watch the video; I think it is very good. Enjoy! 

Saturday, 12 February 2011


There are many restaurants in London and sometimes it can be hard to choose which one to have your dinner at when you have been walking around all day. One restaurant that is very popular for the Londoners are Nando’s Chicken Restaurant.

Nando’s are famous for their legendary, Portuguese flame grilled Peri-Peri Chicken. It will guarantee spice up your taste buds but the beauty of this is that you can choose just how spicy you want your food. There are five choices deciding how spicy you want your food: plain, lemon & herb or mango & lime, medium, hot and extra hot. If you are a bit unsure of how spicy you want it then I recommend medium. It is a little spicy but not too much and if you want to tickle your taste buds even more then you can simply add more hot sauce that is available in the restaurant.

My personal favourite here is the chicken breast filet in pita with chips on the side with their famous peri-peri salt. And fizzy drinks are bottomless so you can fill up your glass as many times as you want if it becomes too spicy for you.

Nando’s are to be found so many places in London, such as Westfield Shopping Centre, Covent Garden, Soho and Glasshouse Street which is a side street from Regent Street.  They also have a children’s menu. It is not an expensive restaurant but you will walk away feeling full and satisfied. So if you like chicken then Nando’s is the restaurant to visit when in London.

Other restaurants worth visiting in London:


Click on them for my personal reviews

Friday, 11 February 2011

The notebook

It is almost Valentine’s Day so I thought I could share one of my favourite love stories; The Notebook. It is a beautiful romantic novel written by Nicholas Sparks in 1996. It is a story of everlasting love and it shows the many obstacles love can go through. But if it’s real than it is worth everything.

The story begins with Noah, an 80 year old man, reading a story from a notebook to a woman in a nursing home. The story takes them back to 1946 to the beautiful town called New Bern, North Carolina. And this is where a beautiful adventure begins, when Noah Calhoun meets a young woman called Allie Nelson. They fell in love very quickly and the summer went by too quickly. But as the summer comes to an end, Allie must move back home and leave Noah behind. Noah is devastated but he refuses to let her go. He writes a letter each day for a year, but with no reply.
Seven years go by without them being in contact with each other but the memories from their summer together are still strong. After Noah’s father dies he decides to restore his plantation-style home, a gorgeous house that gets a picture in the paper. And that is when Allie sees Noah for the first time. He had promised her to restore the house and she could not believe he had actually done it.
They then meet, for the first time since their summer romance, and the memories and feelings are quickly coming back. But of course there are complications. Allie is seeing someone else and her parents don’t want her to be with Noah, a poor farmer boy. Questions of whether they should be together causes troubles and the story from the notebook takes some unexpected turns as the woman in the nursing home is trying to remember what the story is really about.

I absolutely love this book. It is so beautiful, sad and romantic and very well written. I have to admit that the first time I heard about this epic love story was when I saw the film The Notebook. I completely fell in love with it and when I found out it was based on a book I had to read it. The film and the book is actually very different and I found that as I was reading the book I kept comparing it to the film. Usually it is the other way around for me; I compare the film to the book so this was a new experience for me. But I actually love them both. The book is fantastic and if you’re looking for something to read this weekend then I recommend this book.  

Thursday, 10 February 2011

What is great literature?

I was sitting in my literature class last week and I started thinking about this question: What is great literature? I am now in my third year studying journalism and English Literature and during my last two years we have been able to choose what kind of literature classes we want to take. And I have based my decisions on the books that are covered in the modules, books I think sounds interesting, funny or scary. But does that mean that the books are great literature?

For me a good book is a book that speaks to me and that leaves a mark in my memory and my heart. A book with a language that really speaks to me and is not just fancy words on a page. As a literature student I have read many books over the last two and a half years and I am not afraid to say that several of the books did not give me much. It was kind of like eating fast food. You want and perhaps need it at the moment but as you’ve swallowed that last bite you don’t have the same satisfaction as you would have had when eating a proper meal. It’s the same with books, not every book gives you the satisfaction you’re looking for.

At the moment I’m reading a lot of crime fiction novels for my crime fiction module. I have really enjoyed Sherlock Holmes and Agatha Christie, but some of the books we have read have been like a fast food experience to me. You’re simply reading the book to find out who the murderer or the thief is and once you’ve figured it out then that’s it. When I read Dracula last year it was a completely different experience; I was almost in love. Vampires are very popular these days and Stephanie Meyer has managed to capture the world with her Twilight series. But reading Dracula was so different. It was one of the first true vampire stories and as you’re turning the pages you cannot help but wonder what is happening in the novel. But we live in 2011 now and are well aware of what vampires do and how they act and that kind of ruined the book for me. I knew that Dracula was a vampire before I had even finished the first page, but I set my mind into believing I had no idea and truly loved the book. I loved the story. And the story has so much to do when it comes to determine what good literature is.

I believe that great literature is an individual meaning. Some people cannot live without Shakespeare whereas others can’t stand the formal language. Over the years publishers have taken chances into publishing stories that are slightly different than classic literature and it has become a huge success. Harry Potter, the Twilight series and His Dark Materials are only a few popular series where I could not put down the book. They are different from Charlotte Bronte and Jane Austen but I’ve enjoyed them all on a different level. So I guess it is somewhat difficult to determine what the definition of great literature is, but you can make up a definition that suits you. I have and on my what-to-read-list I believe there are some great books that will take me on an incredible journey. Because in the end, there is no right or wrong way to read.

Wednesday, 9 February 2011

Dirty Dancing - The Musical

If you are looking for the perfect girls’ night out, then Dirty Dancing is the must-see musical in London. It has everything from the classical film and you can’t help but smile as you’re walking down memory lane on the summer of 1963.

The musical is being played at the Aldwych theatre in London, which is only a short walk from Covent Garden. This is also the nearest underground station. The show opened in 2006 and has become extremely popular.

I have always loved the film and my expectations were high to this musical. But it did not disappoint. The show was oozing sex appeal and the dancing was dirty and the cast was perfect. It was like seeing and hearing Baby and Johnny was the perfect bad boy that everyone wanted a piece of. For me it was important that the musical was sticking to the original story from the film and I was so pleased that they used all of the songs, the costumes, the dancing and that it actually had the dirty dancing magic. They had added a few scenes that were not from the film and it didn’t really give anything to the original story, but it didn’t bring it down either. Another thing that impressed me was the scenery. In the film the story is a lot outside and I was wondering how they would manage that, but they were truly creative and even managed to do the water scene without any water. I am not going to spoil how they did it, you simply have to go and see the show for yourself.

The dancing is always important in a musical but I felt that it was particularly important in this one. After all, it is called Dirty Dancing, and it was. The choreography was breathtaking and pulsating and having dancers that are this good totally makes the show. Some of them were even singing the famous songs and on the end you could not help but sing along to “I’ve had the time of my life”. Because last night that was true.

So put on your favourite dress and your shoes and take your best friend out on a night that none of you will forget. Because nobody puts Baby in a corner, and neither should you.

Other musicals worth seeing in London:

♥  Chicago
♥  Lion King

Click on them for my personal reviews

Monday, 7 February 2011

Simply too funny

This is a famous Norwegian comedian. He always does something funny and this is one of them. He is not afraid to make a fool of himself and I just thought this dance was hilarious. Enjoy! 

Camden Market

On Saturday Kjell Steinar and I decided to walk around in London. It has been too long since we’ve done that and we determined that Camden Market was the place to go this time.

It is very easy to get to Camden. All you have to do is take the Northern Line on the London Underground to Camden Town and then you’re there. You simply cannot miss all the people and the market itself.

Camden Market is one of London’s most popular attractions and on a Saturday it is hard to miss. It is opened seven days a week and completely mobbed in the weekends, so if you have the chance to visit the market on any other day during your visit I would recommend that.

For me, Camden Market was kind of like a little gothic society but filled with colours of all kinds. It is open-air and indoor markets, each with its own distinctive flavour, line of street shops, bars and restaurants. You can find practically anything here, t-shirts, purses, sunglasses, paintings and all kinds of tourist-oriented tat. With many fast-food stalls from around the world, you can spend hours here shopping, taking in the culture and have a good time. On a sunny day it is actually a gorgeous place to be as you can have your lunch near the canal or take a boat ride on it. It is understandable why this place is so popular.

Next to all of this you will find many tattoo and piercing shops in this area. I believe that is why I felt it is kind of a gothic place, but looking aside from that you can get some fantastic bargains here. For those of you who are looking for t-shirts a bit out of the ordinary then this is the place. They are also cheaper then the ones you’ll find in typical tourist shops around London.

I would recommend going to Camden Market if you have time when visiting London and if you want to spend some time not walking up and down Oxford Street. London has so much to offer and we ended up having a great few hours here. We didn’t eat anything here as we had already planned on having dinner at the famous Hard Rock Café. But the next time I will definitely try something as the food smelled amazing.

Friday, 4 February 2011

A woman’s right to smell lovely

Like so many women out there I have a favourite perfume, and that perfume has now sort of become my signature aroma. It is Lovely by Sarah Jessica Parker and I absolutely love it!

I have been using it for a few years now and about a year ago I found out that there is also a body lotion in the same series. I could not be more thrilled and I have become addicted to it. I feel the perfume is timeless and feminine and soft and it does not smell too strong. I’m not a fan of perfumes that smell too much and I find it, in lack of other words, too much. But of course, perfumes are individual and that’s the greatness of it. It smells differently on each person. I believe that perfume is like couture: if it does not fit perfectly, it’s a disaster.

It is said that natural smells attract opposites and I believe that to be true. Pheromones play an important part when it comes to attracting the opposite sex and with the right perfume you are enhancing your own scent. After all, we are animals looking for the perfect partner like we’ve been doing for centuries. Perfume just happen to help attract and enhance our pheromones.

Lovely was Sarah Jessica Parker’s first scent but she has in total five scents now. As you’ve probably guessed, lovely is my favourite and I cannot go a day without wearing it. I’ve tried finding another perfume that I like to that I can mix and match a bit, but without any luck. I just can’t seem to find one that I think smells good on me. But that’s okay, because lovely is my signature scent and I feel lovely using it. 

What’s your signature aroma?

Thursday, 3 February 2011

Fantastic comment of the week

The Girl In Oslo was so kind as no award me the fantastic comment of the week on her blog. I am very touched and actually speachless as this means a lot to me. So thank you so much, girl!
Check out her blog.

Our planet: The Earth

I realise I have been writing quite a bit about travelling lately, but as you have probably guessed travelling is one of my greatest passions. Travelling gives me a rush like nothing else. To be able to go to someplace new and experience the hidden secrets that are there is simply amazing. I have been very lucky because my parents have taken me around because they like travelling too and in the last years I have been saving money myself in order to travel where I want to.

My boyfriend and I were actually talking about the world and travelling last week and he mentioned that he would like to go to Italy some day. I could not help but smile because I have always loved Italy. Italy has always been my thing. Now it was time for my boyfriend to smile and even laugh a bit. And then he told me: “Honey, the world it your thing. It’s not just one country.” I could not help but to laugh myself, because on one level it is the truth. I love the planet we are living on because of all the wonders there is everywhere. But it makes me sad to think about what we are doing to our planet.

Almost everyday you will find stories about terrorism or something that has to do with destroying landmarks. Just look at what is happening in Egypt these days. It is not terrorism but tourists are being evacuated and Norwegian travel agencies have cancelled all travelling to Egypt until Easter. And talking about terrorism; just look at what happened in Moscow a couple of weeks ago and in Stockholm just before Christmas. Eventually people don’t want to travel anymore or even go outside their own house because they are scared of what can happen. Is this really a world we want to live in?

Global warming is another problem. Our planet is quickly changing and our climate is suffering. The earth is slowly becoming warmer which are causing problems around the world. Scientists are worried that there will be no ice on the North Pole in the end because of arctic warming. The melting of the poles is the most dramatic effects of global warming and it is also causing trouble for animals such as polar bears.

Polar bears and their habitat should be melting beautiful, not melting away.

Stephen Fry said this during the Copenhagen climate change summit and I thought it was a great saying. It makes us think about what is happening to our beautiful planet.

Of course these are only a few issues that are concerning the planet and it is difficult to know what to do. Some things we simply cannot do anything with at this point but the fact that there are people who are consciously destroying our planet and the people are heartbreaking. I have to admit that I’m scared of what is happening these days but I guess I can only hope that the worst has happened and that it will be better. We deserve to feel safe, no matter where in the world we are.

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