About living a creative life in a small commuity approximately 300 kilometres above the Arctic Circle

Saturday, August 25, 2007

Housewiving

As some of my readers will know, I'm not a lot into making food and doing those traditional things that housewives should do. From time to time though, I have a fling with the traditional rolemodel of the woman in the house, like last year and today I felt the spirit from my ancestors to do some traditional stuff. It startet actually earlier this week. I made a focaccia and in the same recipebook I used there was a recipe for a bread I wanted to try. I had to make a dough only consisting of flour water and yeast and let it stand on the table for two days before I continue the baking. So said, so done. Today I was able to take out two lovely bread from the oven.

I even picked some berries today. My neighbours have blackcurrants in their garden and one branch found it's way to our garden a couple of years ago. Now it's a small bush and today I harvested the fruit. Not much, 80 grams to be exactly, but it's enough for a little treat. I added some sugar and tadah! We have fresh jam with the homemade bread for breakfast tomorrow.
Inga

Sunday, August 12, 2007

On the go - and back

Hi folks!. I've been away for a while. Was actually planning to blog during our trip, but the first hotel didn't have cards for sale for getting on Internet and the second hotel had a malfunction on the net that they first sorted out the last day I was there. But it has been a lovely holiday. First we spent three days in Paris. My husband has never been there, so it was time to introduce him to the city. It was hot and sunny and lots of nice food and lovely sights. We walked for several hours every day, and this is what we treated ourselves with on on of the breaks. Yummy! After three days we went to Corsica. This part of the trip was my husband's birthday gift to me. I got to pick where we should go, and since I speak French I wanted to go some place around the Mediterranean Sea where I could practice the language. I chose Corsica because of it's beauty (which Ive seen in magazines) and the fact that there has been a lot of European history going on there. After all, Napoleon was born on that island.


This picture shows some of the treats we got there. This is just a snack that came on the table when we ordered a couple of local beers.
I have lots of pictures from the trip, but I need to sort them. Just as I have to do with the impressions that's on my mind after one lovely week in a fantastic place.
Inga

Wednesday, August 01, 2007

Tagged

I've been tagged three times the last two weeks. Both Hortenzita, Jodie and Nancy have tagged me in three different tagger rounds. I'm honoured that so many want to learn something about me. In the three tags I'm to tell a total of 40 different things about myself! So I'm chosing the easy way out of it. In the tag from Hortenzita I have to tell 5 different things in five different topics, so I guess that's what you'll get from me this time. Here it goes:


Five things I want to do before I die:
  1. Write a book

  2. Learn to speak French fluently

  3. Take a year off from work and study Photoshop, Illustrator, Jinny Beyer's books and all the funny crafting books that are available

  4. Play the Brahms Clarinet Quintet

  5. Run my own business

5 things I can do:

  1. Play the clarinet

  2. Knit, crochet and do patchwork

  3. Design websites

  4. Make cheese soufflé

  5. Take decent photos

5 things I can not do:

  1. Drive a car

  2. Be a pilot

  3. Run marathon

  4. Accept extremists

  5. Reach the North Pole skiing

5 things that attract me to the opposite sex:

  1. Humour

  2. Intelligence

  3. Manners

  4. Laughter

  5. Kindness

5 celebrity crushes

  1. Tom Cruise (while married to Nicole Kidman and before)

  2. Timothy Dalton (pre James Bond)

  3. Ralph Fiennes

  4. Sam Neill

  5. Anders W. Berthelsen (Danish actor)

So now you know a little bit more about me;) And when it comes to tagging others; if you feel for doing this tag, consider yourself tagged!

Inga