Category: Living

Dr. Martens Boots and memories of London

Dr Martens boots by the Fjord

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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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Christmas Wishlist – Teen Girl

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.

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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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Black Friday – Check out what’s on my shopping list

Black Friday is coming up soon, and it’s time to do a bit of shopping. What’s on your shopping list? Is it long? Or do you simply hate everything about Black Friday? For the past 3 years I’ve been in Hamburg on Black Friday, so I haven’t visited any physical shops on the day. I may have done a bit of online shopping, but that’s as far as that goes.

But this year I’m at home and I plan to do a bit of shopping. Maybe buy a few Christmas presents – get that out of the way. So it’s time to check out what’s on my Black Friday shopping list. And trust me – I’m ready on Friday.

Black Friday shopping

My Shopping list:
Ecooking Christmas Bag – Limited edition (check this one out even today)
Ecooking Derma roller and serum
JWDA Concrete Lamp Light from Menu
Jewellery Box from Menu
Franklin Chandelier – black from Menu 
Norm Tumbler Alarm Clock from Menu
Print Bicycle Stories II – Get a 25% discount between 24-27th of November by using the code: BLACKFRIDAY25

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The Bullet Journal Craziness

photo So, I’ve decided to give this Bullet Journal thing a go. I’ve been reading, and drawing and finding inspiration for months now. I’m a ‘to do’ and list kind of person, and I would love to see how keeping it all in one notebook can help me get even more organized.

A few months back the BuJo craziness hit Denmark real hard. I’d been reading about it quite a lot before that, but hadn’t decided to give it a go yet. But with the BuJo craziness, all of a sudden, it was much easier to get my hands on some of the stuff. Of course, I’ve done a bit of Wish shopping as well – like the stencils in the above picture. One of my close friends started her BuJo around the same time as I did. Therefore, we’ve been sharing ideas for spreads and stuff to buy. It’s a lot of fun, but it can also be an expensive hobby.

The other day, my 11-year old daughter asked if she could have a notebook like mine. She would like to draw and make similar lists of the books she’s reading and the movies she would like to see. I’m actually considering buying her a notebook for Christmas. Then she can use it as a BuJo, or simply draw in it. Lately, she’s been drawing and painting a lot more, which is great. I had planned to get her some nice pencils for Christmas anyway – so this might just be the perfect combination.

I don’t plan to show a lot of my content here on the blog. For me, this BuJo is for keeping track of mostly personal goals and habits, as well as lists of things to do or buy. Instead of showing you my content, I’ll show you some of the things I buy, and some of the things I find cute. I’m planning a post about some of the stuff I’ve bought to get started. Stay tuned for that.

 

8 podcasts for an inspiring November

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It’s podcast inspiration time. I’ll be using public transportation even more from now on. Therefore, I’ve got a list of different podcasts lined up to keep me company – and even more important to keep me inspired. I know I’ve said it before, but I really love listening to podcasts. It just hit me, I should look for good ones for my daughter as well. I’m sure, she’ll love listening to one from time to time. However, now lets get back to the list of podcasts I plan to listen to in November. Most of this months podcasts are in Danish, hopefully, I’ll find some in English for December.

Podcasts, I’ll listen to in November
#1 Det du frygter
#2 In the Dark
#3 Bucket List
#4 The Thrive Global Podcast
#5 I wish my desk looked like this, when I’m listening to a podcast
#6 Casefile
#7 Succes Kriteriet
#8 All Inclusive
#9 Morten Resen Startup

As always, I would love to hear from you – which podcasts do you listen to these days? Let me know in a comment. Have a lovely day <3

Want Wear Need Read in November

Want wear need read November

It’s time for the November edition of Want Wear Need Read. And boy is it getting cold out there. I’m ready for nights indoor with hot drinks, books or a creative project.

Want I’ve been listening to the podcast The Thrive Global Podcast created by Arianna Huffington. She talks about the importance of not bringing your phone into your bedroom. In order to get a deeper sleep, I would like to try and charge my phone in another room, and not use it as my alarm clock. I would really like to add this Arne Jacobsen alarm clock to my bedside table instead.

Wear I’ve been dreaming of this beautiful striped sweater from Mads Nørgaard for a few months now. I would use it over s dress, with a skirt or with pants all winter. Normally, I wear skirts and dresses most of the time during the winter season, so this would be the perfect item to add to my wardrobe.

Need I need a creative project for those long winter nights. I’ve been thinking about knitting a chunky blanket for years, and maybe the time is right. It would be perfect for relaxing and listening to podcasts. I’m dreaming about a grey or dusty pink one.

Read Our family is planning a trip to Amsterdam on a road trip around different parts of Europe next summer. One of the cities we plan on visiting is Amsterdam. I’ve never stayed in Amsterdam, so I need to find some amazing spots in the city. I love reading the Monocle magazine, so I’m sure their guide will be just what I’m looking for.

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