Saturday, 30 July 2011

Happy Weekend!

was meant to do a post and have it qued but i forgot so instead i will leave you with a few of my recent creations ;)

what do you guys think? this stuff worthy of my ETSY store?

Happy Weekend!

Friday, 29 July 2011

The Gift Dilemma

So as the month of August rolls around i have started to think about TP's Birthday...granted it isn't until the end of the August, but i have kind of planned to get something from ETSY and so will probably have to think ahead.
 I never really know what to buy for men, with girls i usually have a go to gift if i can't think of something a little more personal, but with the opposite sex i am at a loss.
 Also it's his 30th so i can't exactly be like "oh i love is a card i drew and breakfast i made" it has to be something significant or at least something that will last past breakfast time...

So yesterday i made a list of things my boyfriend likes...

  • Steelbooks (has tons, very expensive and he could well buy the same film before his birthday rendering my gift useless)
  • History/The vikings (i thought about getting him a book but he doesn't read all that often and it would probably just get left unread)
  • Music (his taste is techno and frankly i would rather avoid listening to that at all cost, love of my life or not i shan't be endorsing any more playing of that then is necessary)
  • Whiskey, now this is a good one but i know his friends will buy him a bottle for sure.
And the list went on and on (well actually that was about it, as i am a crappy girlfriend and apparently don't know what my boyfriend is really into :/ )  But then i had a brain wave! the lightbulb popped on and my eyes were opened...yes it was that epic!

Maaybe i should get him something Whiskey related but that will last and always remind him of what a wonderful and thoughtful girlfriend i i trawled through Etsy's 42 Whiskey related pages and came up with some of my favourite options... Here they are...

What do you think? at the moment my favourite choices are 2 or 4 because we are moving into a new apartment soon and they would look pretty nice on the walls, as would 1 or 8. Or maybe i could get him a set of glasses with the coasters. I am just not sure..

Also do you have any other ideas for birthday gifts suitable for men? do you have a go to gift when you can't think of something a little more personal??  .answers on a postcard please (or even better in the comments box) ;)

Monday, 25 July 2011


On the way home from England i decided to grab a copy of cosmo to keep me company on the long journey back, and to my delight they were giving away a free nail polish. I love nail polish but usually only wear light muted colours. This one however definitely caught my eye and i couldn't wait to try it.

The nail polish is from an online company called they currently have 8 different colours to choose from each one costing only £5!
The one i got was called MissChievous and it is a nice bright coral colour.

although in my picture (and in real life)  it looks a lot more orangy/red than pink, it is sill so pretty and perfect for summertime.

I am also deeply in love with two more of the colours advertised online.

Aren't they adorable? I think Turquoise and Nude are my favourite colour combination at the moment. currently have a 15% of your order if you enter the coupon code SPLASHMG15 before August 20th.

Don't forget to enter my GIVEAWAY!!!!! I will soon be announcing some added prizes!

Saturday, 23 July 2011

Thinking of Norway

I had a different post planned for today, but in light of yesterdays events i decided that today's post would simply be a plea to ask you all to take a moment to think about the sad events that occurred yesterday in the country i love. At the moment the death count stands at 91, 7 in a bomb in Oslo's center and 83 youths were shot down at a camp on Utøya by a man pretending to be a policeman. Many youths are still missing and thier parents have no idea whether they are alive or dead.

So i ask you all to take some time to think about/hope/pray for the missing children and the people who sadly lost their lives.

not much more to say really, feel in shock when i read the reports and i am so thankful that no one i know in Oslo got hurt.

All my love for Norway. x

Friday, 22 July 2011

A nice suprise turns a meh day good!

Today has been a bit up and down, it started off good as my weight was down (it is an on going struggle) and i felt pretty good, i did some shopping, cleaned the apartment and studied some Norwegian. Then i got an email which totally shattered my mood, it was yet another rejection from a job. I try not to let it reflect in my blog too often but it can be really hard looking for work here, especially if your like me and get a bit embarrassed speaking the language to natives... but anyway there i was sitting at the computer moping like an idiot, when in walks my lovely boyfriend with a package in his hands...a package for meeee!

It was my prizes from sarah at thebearanecessities giveaway!

That brightened me up no end i can tell you that! I am absolutely in love with these pieces especially the bracelet which i have been wearing ever since!
also check out my awesome nail polish -post coming soon!

The necklace seemed a bit long at first but i think it will be prefect with a nice summer dress. ( i will post pictures once i can be bothered to find a dress to wear and persuade the bf to take lots of pictures of me until i find at least one i like)

The ring fits looks actually a lot nicer than i thought it would on me.

I am so happy i won something!! wahey for winning!!!!!

Do you want to win something??? if that answer is yes then don't forget to check out and enter my GIVEAWAY!!!

Thursday, 21 July 2011


I am so impatient, as soon as i decided i wanted to do a giveaway, it's all i can think about so instead of waiting until the 1st of August to do it, like i had planned i am going to do it NOW! yay!

Ok so here is what you can win.... (please excuse my crappy hand modelling!)
Turquoise butterfly ring


Vintage Inspired Rose Ring
I will also be including some yummy Norwegian chocolate in my giveaway and  something yet to be decided  a secret prize!!!

The contest is open to EVERYONE (because i am nice like that and i'm happy to ship internationally) all you have to do to win one of these beautiful rings is the following...

1. Be a follower of my blog on google friend connector or facebook
2. Leave me a comment telling me which ring you would like and what you would wear it with!(a cute summer dress? or a cute pair of denim shorts?

If you would like extra entries for the giveaway you can..
1. Follow me on twitter @DenNorskeListen leave me a comment letting me know you did it(+1 entry)
 2. Post about my giveaway on your twitter -leave me a comment with the link (+1 entry)
3. Post about my giveaway on your blog - leave me a comment with the link (+1 entry)

Please make sure each entry has a separate comment and you have got yourself 4 chances to win one of these snazztastic rings and other prizes!

The DEADLINE for this giveaway is one month today.. so 20th August 2011 and i shall announce the winner the day after!

If you would like to see some of the other jewelry i make take a gander over to my etsy shop, link is at the top.

Tuesday, 19 July 2011

I got crafty!

Hey guys!
 How is your tuesday hanging? good i hope! I just thought i would drop you a little update on what i have been up to today...


Yep, today i have been making lots of cute little jewelry things for my brand new etsy site

It has also inspired me to do a giveaway! more details about that coming soon...

Untill then check out the etsy!

Monday, 18 July 2011

I'm Home!

Yes i am finally back in my beloved Bergen!
Photo courtesy of Wikipedia
To be honest with you, i have been back for a couple of days now and things have been nice and busy, On Saturday TP and I went for dinner with his Sister and her partner Jan. We went to this lovely Italian place called Stragiottis, i decided not to take photos seeing as i have only met his sister twice and didn't want to let her know i am one of those weird 'takes photos of their food before they eat it' kind of people. After dinner TP and I made our way over to the cinema to see.......


I was soo excited, mainly because i grew up reading the books and just recently re read the last book and partially because I have a tumblr and it has been HP obsessed recently. In the end i quite enjoyed the film and i have to admit i did cry on multiple occasions during but i also felt a bit frustrated when they unnecessarily changed parts which didn't really contribute to the overall plot anyway.

After HP7 we went for a quick drink in a bar nearby to the cinema called Biskopen (The Bishop) which was lovely especially as when we sat downstairs we discovered a beautiful friendly cat sleeping on one of the sofas my night was made!

In other news... I won something!!! i never ever win anything and just before i left for Norway i discover a twitter message from Sarah Elisabeth over at thebearanecessities telling me i had won her giveaway yaaay!!! so when that arrives in the post i will be sure to take some snazzy photos of myself wearing them.

Untill then i have to go have my teeth poked and prodded at the dentist boo :(

Wednesday, 13 July 2011

I Passed!

Despite it taking two attempts i have finally passed my driving theory test, which means i can soon start taking driving lessons and then hopefully pass my practical test first time!

Ideal Car much!?
In other news i am going home to Bergen in just 2 days and i am CRAZY excited! I have a couple of  posts lined up so i will stop being so absent for a while!

Friday, 1 July 2011

London Baby yeah!!

So, I have really wanted to get a blog post up about my week spent in London, but to be honest with you every time i try and write it up i get full on blogging brain freeze. I think it is because i have gotten far to used to using my boyfriends computer with its normal sized screen and using my little netbook gives me a bit of a headache. However i really didn't want to leave you with nothing to read for two weeks so i thought i would post a couple of my pictures from the trip instead....

Me in the rose garden of Hampton Court

TP outside the Sherlock Holmes museum

TP loves his Whiskey

seeing old friends in camden!

Sitting out in the Sun

Real Ale and a glass of Pimms <3

Sunburnt by the river Thames <3
I will definitely try and get a proper blog post up about my trip and maybe some more photos as soon as possible