Tuesday, 30 November 2010

A moment on the lips, a lifetime on the hips.....


In my eyes, my mum is the best cook in the world. This time when I came home she surprised me with the best cake I have tasted this year.
Oreo Cake:
Around 3 pckts of Oreo bikkies, crushed into smitherines.
100g melted butter.
2 pckts Philadelphia, softened
2,5 dl icing sugar
3,5 dl whipped cream
2,5 table spoons sugar
1 pck chocolate mousse
Chocolate sauce topping.

Leave 1/4 of the biscuit crumbs mix the rest with with melted butter and press it in a 24cm baking tin.
Mix the cheese and the icing sugar on medium-high speed until it goes creamy. In another bowl whip together the sugar and the cream.
Carefully mix together half of the cream with the cheese. Place it on top of the crumbled up bikkies in the cake tin and put in the fridge.
Then make the chocolate mousse, put it on the cake, then on top of that put the rest of the whipped cream and what is left of the oreo crumbs.
Leave in the fridge to set.
Get a spoon, -dig in.

Because you're worth it :-)

Bergen



I left rainy London super early a couple of weeks ago to go home to Bergen. Nowegian Airlines has good priced flights that leave Gatwick Airport to Norway and I was lucky to score some cheap tickets.
As always I am super excited to come home to Bergen.
And it is true what they say: Beyond the clouds and rain the skies are always blue.
Flying into to Bergen is just wonderful. Especially when you are flying in on such a clear day as the one I flew in on. Bergen is the second largest city in Norway, with roughly 300.000 individuals living there. Bergen is known for it's large amounts of rain and our emblem is the umbrella. "Bergensere" is a highly opinionated race, very loud, don't take any BS from anyone and sayings like: "I am not from Norway, I'm from Bergen" still rings true. I wouldn't have it any other way!


Monday, 15 November 2010

Surfing


When I first met my husband about 15 years ago now, I knew nothing about surfing, except the fact that it took place in the waves.

Since then I've been able to try it out for myself and I consider it one of the best sports in the world. It is impossible to explain the rush you feel when you first manage to take off on a wave and ride it without falling off.

For anyone out there wanting to try this sport: DON'T. Unless you can take unlimited time of work to chase these waves and live close to the ocean. See from the moment you do catch that first wave nothing else truly matters. You feel so complete, so free and so full of joy you'll spend the rest of your life searching for that feeling over and over again.

I still consider myself a complete beginner at this sport. (Even though I have been going for about 7-8 years). I am too intimidated to paddle out in the big stuff and like to play on the small, gentler waves and it makes me happy.



Photos are taken by Shannon Burns, Nobu and John Guiney

Wednesday, 10 November 2010

Westfield shopping center




Westfield is the 3rd biggest shopping center in UK. The retail floor area is 150,000m2 big the equivalent of about 30 football pitches. So in other words not small.

Big enough to get lost in. (Which I did).
Xmas shopping is already in full swing over here and most the shops are blaring out Christmas music. Enough already!



Monday, 8 November 2010

The best remedy for Jet Lag


'Nuff said.

I Heart Anthropologie


Ever since my friend Tessa introduced me to an Anthropologie shop in LA I have fallen in love with this chain. To my absolute joy they have now opened two shops in London: one in Regent Street, and one in Chelsea.

Their way of displaying clothes, kitchen ware, bedding, pillows, knick-knacks, basically everything under the sun makes me want to move into their shop and make it my home.

It is fairly dangerous though and I wouldn't want to enter the shop without any cash in my pocket as you will walk out £'s poorer.

Now, surely it must be my turn soon to win the Lottery

Sunday, 7 November 2010

Sunday Morning




We are still having a few difficulties getting over our jet lag and keep waking up at odd hours way to early in the mornings.


This morning I managed to get in a walk in the park.

Absolutely recommended. Food for the soul and it clears out the cobwebs in my brain.

Saturday, 6 November 2010

Starbucks baby


One of the real dangers of living in London is the fact that we have coffee shop on every single corner. Starbucks is just 5 mins walk away from my front door, so i treat myself maybe three times a week.

Their Xmas paper cups are just in and so I decided to treat myself to my favorite: Skinny Caramel Macchiato with extra Caramel. (Yes it doesn't make much sense I know). Yummy!

Friday, 5 November 2010

The last sunset from the Rock





Well our little stint in secret spot X is over too fast. In fact this year has gone a bit too quick. We are back in London now and the first couple of days has been a real treat. After battling mosqitoes, humid weather, and on-shores, no waves, and a market that has been less than eventful it is actually quite re-freshing to be back in greyness and coldness and business.

For about one day.

Then I am ready to check out of reality and head back to my fairytale.....Thought I'd share the last sunset we had in my fairytale land and a few of a thousand other spectacular ones.