Hello Oslo

I´ve gone on a little holiday:

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Yesterday I packed my suitcase and got on the plane, with only one mission for the next few days: To have fun with my friends!

I´m staying over at Yvonne´s house – my caring and cheerful supergirl. We´ve known each other since our early teens and still talk several times a week. Day or night, she´s always there to chat, laugh, support and listen. But no matter how often we talk on the phone or interact on Snapchat and Instagram, sitting here in her couch, face-to-face, sharing a pot of coffee or a bottle of wine, is something entirely different. It´s one of the things I value the most in life.

Tonight six of our friends are coming over for dinner and drinks. I´m really looking forward to seeing them, and feel profoundly happy to be here. Yes – to see them. Be here!

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I really treasure a city break like this. To me, it means new input and inspiration. Time to unwind and relax, and to mindfully give my friends my full attention. I believe that is the best thing we can give each other. The more I think it over, the more important I find it.

My iPhone, this blog, the Internet… and everything else really, can wait. A little digital detox has never hurt, has it?

Do you ever log off for a few days as well?
Why would you?

Soon to be back.

HaPpY wEeKeNd!

What is

At the water´s edge:

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observing the ups and downs

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one wave at the time

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come rain, sun, storm

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what will be, will be

For a long time it had seemed to me that life was about to begin — real life. But there was always some obstacle in the way. Something to be got through first, some unfinished business, time still to be served, a debt to be paid. Then life would begin. At last it dawned on me that these obstacles were my life.

– Fr. Alfred D’Souza

Chives

Soon to bloom:

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Fresh chives are growing in our home garden. It´s like having antioxidants, plant fiber, minerals and vitamins on a beautiful display.

I like to search for new ways to use herbs in cooking. Some time ago I discovered the delicate and inspiring website Green Kitchen Stories:

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Photo credit: Green Kitchen Stories

Green Kitchen Stories is run by David and Luise, who are based in Stockholm. The website is packed with healthy vegetarian recipes and wonderful photos, like the one above. Don´t you just want to pick up one of those silver spoons, lay down in the flowerbed and enjoy? I can almost taste the salty flavors of that cold avocado soup garnished with delicious herbs…

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But right here and now, I observe how the chives slowly start to open in our garden. I can only notice if I go really close. Some tiny white lines tell me that the buds are turning into pale purple star-shaped flowers.

A fascinating process.
Not be to missed.

Follow Green Kitchen Studios on FacebookYouTube, and Instagram here and here, or download their app. I´m on Facebook here and Instagram here.

For more healthy food inspiration, see also:
Food for thought (Deliciously Ella)
One Juicy Friday (Carina Hulin Dahlmann)

Petite

Oh the little ones:

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petite white flowers
interconnected
spreading wide

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can you see one in a million?