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Whenever I think about Dr. Martens Boots, I think of some of my first trips to London. Stepping off the tube at Covent Garden and heading straight for the Dr. Martens store – it was one of the first things I did, when arriving in the city.
Now twenty years later (I feel old all of a sudden), I find myself with a new pair of shiny Dr. Martens boots – or – my daughter has borrowed my new pair, so I don’t know if I’ll ever get them back. Back in the days, I loved these boots – never mind that it took forever for them to be comfortable to walk in – I didn’t care about that back then. But given the chance by Footway, to once again walk in these boots, well I couldn’t resist. We’ll see how much I’ll actually walk in them myself, I’ve got a pretty good idea about who’s gonna steal them.
Heading back to London with my family
With these boots, I’m also reminded of all my great memories of walking the streets of London. I actually miss it. I haven’t been back for almost 8 years – which is crazy given the fact that I would go there at least twice a year back then. My husband and I took our daughter to see the city, we both love, when she was around 4 years old – but our son has never been there. We’re about to change that, we’ve booked the flight and hotel for this summer. I cannot wait to show them both all the amazing spots in London.
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This is the first post – Christmas Wishlist – Teen Girl – in a series of posts about Christmas presents. Over the coming weeks I’ll show you different ideas of what to put under the Christmas tree. I plan to give you ideas of what to buy for the whole family.
I’ll kick this one off by giving you some ideas of what to buy for your teen girl. My soon to be 12 year-old girl has a long wishlist this year. It’s a good mix of clothes, music players, gadgets, books and beauty products. Just right for a girl her age. It’s fun to watch her transformation. I’ll try and collect some of her wishes here.
Where to buy the gifts:
White Levi’s t-shirt with red logo
Day Birger et Mikkelsen Gweneth bag
Marcus & Martinus book – Our World
Faber Castell Pitt Artist Pen Brush – 48
NYX prof. Makeup Ultimate Palette Warm Neutrals
World Puzzle Globe
Adidas Originals Swift Run Sneakers
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Happy Halloween out there. I hope you’ll have a wonderful evening with your kids and close friends. My kids have been dressing up a few times during the past weeks – and today they’re either attend a party at school or go trick or treat’ing with friends tonight. This is what my daughter will look like, if you see her in the streets of Aalborg. I actually kind of like this tradition. It has grown on me, and who knows maybe we’ll go all in next year. I know my husband would like to do something scary in our hall.
I’ve collected a few links for you, if you need a last minute Halloween idea. It’s mostly food, because I’m planning on enjoying at least one cup of hot chocolate later today.
– How to turn your teen into a skeleton – make up inspiration coming up
– Halloween party ideas for kids (if you’re making pizza for tonight, why not turn the cheese into ghosts?)
– Forgot to buy candy for the kids – turn your clementine into a pumpkin or check out these as well
– Last minute Halloween treats – you’ll love some of these creative ideas
– Create a Halloween hot chocolate bar
Halloween is just around the corner, and my kids are making plans and talking about what to wear for the party. My girl has at least two parties to attend this year, and my little man will probably attend a party at his school. It’s such a fun day here in our neighborhood, some of our neighbors go all in, and they scare the s*** out of the kids, which is so much fun to watch. Last year, my daughter and her friend ran away from a house screaming, when they went trick or treat.
Normally, we don’t decorate our house, apart from a few Jack o lantern’s, which we carve out with the kids.The past few years we’ve meet up with some friends for a bit of Halloween fun. While we help the kids with their pumpkins, we also have time to drink lots of coffee, talk and make dinner. This little get together is the perfect excuse to try out a few different Halloween dishes or cakes. Normally, my daughter will find something spooky to bake, and we hit the kitchen together. Usually, it’s fun to make, and the kids love eating it, if it’s not too gross.
So with all the parties, we had to figure out what kind of costume to make or buy this year. My daughter and I sat down this past weekend to plan her outfit. She wanted to be a zombie teen. I didn’t want to buy a cheap pre-made costume, so we decided to look for ‘real’ clothes instead. This way she can use some of it afterwards. This is what we came up with.
Shop the look
Or buy the pre-made Zombie teen costume right here
This upcoming weekend is a Minecraft weekend in our home. We’ve invited the boys from my son’s class home. His birthday was in August – but since August came and went, we decided to throw him a Minecraft party in September instead. The weather is horrible here anyway, so there was slim chance that they could have stayed outside anyway. A few years back, my daughter had a Minecraft party as well, so I’ve got lots and lots of stuff from her party – ready to create that Minecraft feeling.
It was so much fun the last time – and we went all in. I’ve collected lots of free stuff to print and my daughter and her friends also loved making Hama Minecraft characters. This time around, I think we’ll just go with colouring pages of different characters, Lego Minecraft (and lots of it) and a Minecraft quizz. We’ve also printed bookmarks for them to take home.
For even more inspiration visit my Pinterest board – Minecraft Party.
– William and Isabel Ndiaye on the set in Copenhagen –
August has been craaaazy to say the least. But it was so much fun as well. One of the highlights – without a doubt -my son participating in a new program on Ramasjang (Hemmelige Dyr). The crew had to film him both here in Aalborg and in Copenhagen. He had such a great time, and loved every minute of it. 5 minutes after they stopped filming in Copenhagen he said “Can I participate in something else – this is so much fun”. We’ll have to see about that. For now, we’ll just enjoy this great first experience and see what happens next. His episode will air in late October – if they stick to the plan.
September – I welcome you
September was kicked off with a blast of a concert – at least if you ask my 11-year old girl. Marcus and Martinus visited Boxen – and of course, so did we. Seeing my girl and her friend having the time of their lives – screaming, dancing, crying, recording half the concert on their iPhone and just taking it all in was worth the trip. And I couldn’t help but go back memory lane, thinking about my very first pop concert (New Kids on the Block in Gothenburg, Sweden).
So, now you know some of the reason why I haven’t been posting quite as often as I would have liked to this past month. Hopefully, we can sit back and relax a bit more in September, and then I’ll have time to do some serious blogging.
Have a lovely day <3