Thursday, February 25, 2016

Week 8

It's the winter holidays here in Oslo this week. It's a school holiday, and Norway is separated into week 8 or week 9 holidays. Oslo (and Akershus, where we live) is in the week 8-area.

There are a lot of people off from work this week, some have brought their kids in for a couple of shorter days - and others, like me, are working as normal (until next year, anyway, when P's started school). Tomorrow, Friday, the office will be more or less empty. I've heard from about 4-5 others that they will be in, but it will be quiet (usually, we're about 30-40 here). 

Outside the sun is shining. But it's honestly not that bad to sit here, rather quiet and with The Beatles in my ears. 

The weekend is almost here!

Monday, February 15, 2016

Back at the office - and a new view.

My maternity leave ended in January, and I'm back at the office. While I was away, they moved, so my old view of the church has been exchanged to this one, facing the Oslo fjord. Not too bad, I must say (although the sun is quite blinding on nice days). 

Friday, February 05, 2016

Happy Mail!

The other day, when I came home from work, our mailbox was literally glowing  with happiness!

Some background info is required, I think.. Well, a few weeks ago the wonderful and generous Gail Pan wrote about her new book on her blog, and she had a little give-away. And I was one of the very lucky winners!

This is her fourth book in the series Simply Christmas, and I want to make every single one of the eight projects - atleast twice! They are truly adorable! (And I love stitchery projects!)

She even signed it for me! <3 p="">

Oh, but wait? What's this? Two books?

Gail had so generously included a copy for my mom - which I was able to surprice her with yesterday.

Thank you so much, Gail, for such wonderful surprices and your generosity!