lørdag den 27. december 2014

Smukke Cordoba - Beautiful Cordoba

Solskin for 5. dag i træk. Det er fantastisk. Der er mange blomster i gadebilledet, selvom bladene er falmede på mange træer - og shopvinduerne er heller ikke uskønne! Selvom man ser alle de mærker, man kan få over hele verden, ser man også andet design, som vi ikke ser hjemme. Billedet med mannequinen er dog mere en reminder om, at det snart er nytår.




Sunshine for the 5th day in a row. It is fantastic. There are many flowers in the streets, even though the leaves on some trees have faded - and the shop windows are beautiful, too! Even though you see all the brands you can get all over the world, you also see other designs, which we don't see at home. The photo with the shop window doll is just a reminder that New Year's Eve is close.

torsdag den 25. december 2014

En sen julehilsen - A late Christmas Greeting

Kære Alle.
Jeg håber, at I alle havde en rigtig dejlig juleaften og 1. juledag. Det blev desværre lidt tidspresset for mig, så jeg har ikke fået blogget. Vi holdt jul hjemme i Danmark den 21. december og tog så til familie i Spanien, hvor vi nu har holdt jul igen i går - i solskin og ca. 14 grader. Det er til at klare! Så her er ønsket om, at I alle har haft/får nogle dejlige, afslappede juledage sammen med familie og venner.


Billeder fra min telefon - Photos from my phone

Dear Everybody,
I hope that you all have had a couple of wonderful Christmas Days already. Unfortunately, it became a bit chaotic for me time wise, so I didn't get to write here. We had an early Christmas at home in Denmark on December 21st, before we went to Spain to visit family. We held Christmas again last night - with the day starting in bright sunshine and 14 degrees Centigrade. It is quite nice!
So here is my wish that you all have had/will have wonderful, relaxing Christmas Days with family and friends.

søndag den 21. december 2014

En lille skammel - A small Stool

Gaver er dejlige. Gaver i utide er fantastiske. Mit favorit-menneske har foræret mig en lille skammel, som gjorde, at jeg simpelthen  måtte flytte om i min stue! Det er en Miskito Taburet fra Trip-Trap, her. Lad jer ikke narre af deres kedelige hjemmeside. De laver kvalitetsting.



Gifts are nice. Untimely presents are fantastic. My favorite person has given me a small stool, which made me change my living room! It is a Miskito Stool from Trip-Trap, here. Don't let their rather boring website fool you. They make quality stuff.

torsdag den 18. december 2014

Dekorative grene - Decorative Branches

Når man får en god ide, skal man agere på den! Også selv om man skal gå ud i øsende regnvejr og være på mudret grund. Jeg havde sat mig i hovedet, at jeg ville have nogle grene, da nogle smukke træer i vores nabolag var blevet beskåret. Det er ikke det letteste, for jeg havde selvfølgelig ikke nogen saks med, men det lykkedes. Det bliver spændende at se, om de kommer til at blomstre, men ellers er de meget smukke, som de er.


When you get a good idea, you have to act on it! Even though you have to go out in the pouring rain and walk out into muddy soil. I had made up my mind about getting some branches from some beautiful trees in the neighborhood, which were cropped. It wasn't that easy, because I - of course - didn't bring any kind of scissors with me, but I succeeded. It is going to be exciting to see, if they will bloom, but if not - then they are beautiful as they are.

tirsdag den 16. december 2014

Anden dag juleshopping - Second Day for Christmas Shopping

Lidt julestemning efter nok en gang juleshopping - and tæt ved mål. 


A bit of Christmas mood after yet a shopping trip - and close to the goal.

mandag den 15. december 2014

Gave shopping - Shopping Presents

Nu er jeg endelig kommet i gang med at købe julegaver, lidt forsinket på grund af en general forkølelse, men det er startet godt. Jeg skal tænke lidt over, at jeg skal fragte nogle af gaverne, og det kan jo godt være en udfordring. Så gaverne skal ikke være for fysisk store, helst flade og lette!
Jeg købte en ting, som jeg bare ved, at jeg også selv vil have. Et lille saltkar med dreje-magnet-lås i bambus. Så lækkert.


Now I have finally started buying Christmas presents, being delayed a bit by a gigantic cold, but I have started out quite well. I have to think about that I have to travel with some of the presents, and that can be a challenge. So the gifts should be light, flat and physically not too big!
I have bought one thing which I know that I have to have, too. A small salt container with a magnetic lid, which you can turn. And it is made of bamboo. So beautiful.

lørdag den 13. december 2014

Weekend Sol - Weekend Sun

Man kan blive så glad for en lille smule sol, der laver mønstre på en væg.
God weekend



You can get so happy for a little bit of sun making patterns on a wall.
Have a nice weekend

fredag den 12. december 2014

Flash anlæg for første gang - Flash Equipment for the first Time

Når man for første gang skal arbejde med et flash anlæg, skal der lidt afprøvning til, før fotosessionen i  morgen skal løbe af stablen. Det varer lidt, før man finder en en perfekt indstilling.
Min lille stue skal bruges, fordi jeg har en helt neutral (læs hvid) væg. Det bliver skal nok blive sjovt.

Virker ikke - Virker ikke

Virker lidt for 'godt' :-) - Works a bit too 'well' :-)

When you work with flash equipment for the first, it takes a little testing, before a photo session takes place tomorrow. It takes some work, before finding the right balance!
My small living is the venue, because I have a totally neutral (read white) wall. It is goint to be fun.

onsdag den 10. december 2014

Før-julegaver - Before-Christmas Presents

Jeg har det normalt lidt svært med ting, der 'råber'. Ting, der har mønstre, åbenlyse brandnavne eller på anden måde gør opmærksom på sig selv. Det gælder både tøj, tasker og indretning. Jeg kan godt lide kvalitet, men den skal ikke gøre opmærksom på sig selv. Bare jeg ved, at det er kvalitet. 
Men i går faldt jeg dog alligevel for noget. En meget enkel sweatshirt med et stort N på brystet. N'et står for mærket Nümph, men spørger du mig, så er den skræddersyet til mig, fordi mit navn starter med N.
  

Normally I have a difficult time with things, which make 'noise'. Things with patterns, printed brand names or anything which takes the attention. This includes clothes, bags, and interior design. I like quality, but it doesn't have to make anybody notice anything. As long as I know it is quality. 
But yesterday I fell in love with a very simple sweatshirt with a big N on the front. The N stands for the brand Nümph, but if you ask me, I will tell that it is made especially for me, because my name starts with an N.

tirsdag den 9. december 2014

Præstationsangst - Performance Anxiety

Kender I det? Endelig tid til at gøre noget, som man har ønsket sig længe. Og så kan man ikke komme i gang, fordi man bliver nervøs for, om man kan gøre det, man vil! Men det er jo nok præcis det, det drejer sig om. At udfordre sin angst. Og hvis det ikke bliver, som man prøver på, er det jo kun fordi, at man skal øve sig mere... og mere... og mere...


Do you know the feeling? Finally you have the time to do what you have wanted for a long, long time. And then you cannot get started, because you get nervous about, if you really can do, what you want to do. But that is probably exactly what it is all about. To challenge your anxiety. And if the result doesn't become, what you want, it is just because you have to try again... and again... and again...

lørdag den 6. december 2014

Julemanden bor i Danmark! - Santa lives in Denmark!

Nu har vi bevis for, at Julemanden bor i Danmark!
Jeg kom ned ad en trappe i den indre by (København) og kiggede ud i baggården, og se her!
Så nu behøver vi ikke diskutere det mere! Hav en dejlig søndag.


Now we have proof that Santa lives in Denmark!
I went down a staircase in the inner city of Copenhagen and looked out into the back yard, and see for yourself! So now we don't have to discuss that anymore. Have a great Sunday!

fredag den 5. december 2014

Less, but Better - Dieter Rams

Somme tider går det ikke helt som planlagt! Min nye advents-ting (se i går) var, efter nærmere kig, ikke helt af en kvalitet, som jeg gerne vil have, så det gik retur til forretningen, for jeg læner mig meget op ad mottoet "Less, but better"(Dieter Rams læs her).
Så jeg holder fast i min Georg Jensen stage og min juletræssamling, der består af 2 stearinlys (det hvide er 37 år gammelt!) og et palliet-træ lavet af en ven for mange år siden.


Sometimes things doesn't quite work out as expected. When I came home with my new advent 'wreath', see yesterday, I took a closer look, and it wasn't quite the quality, which I want. So it went back to the shop. My motto "Less, but better" comes from Dieter Rams (read about him), and I will stick to that.
So I am hanging on to my Georg Jensen candlestick holder and my Christmas tree collection, which contains of 2 candles (the white one 37 years old!) and a tree of sequins made by a friend many years ago.

torsdag den 4. december 2014

Adventskranse - Advent Wreaths

Jeg ved faktisk ikke i hvor mange lande, man bruger adventskranse, men det gør vi jo her i Danmark. Jeg har i mange år brugt min Season stage fra Georg Jensen, men i går - selvom 1. søndag i advent allerede er væk - faldt jeg for en stage, som jeg synes, er meget anvendelig. Den kan dekoreres til jul, fødselsdage, påske, med planter og ting, så nu går jeg og hygger mig med at putte forskellige ting ned i den. Jeg viser, hvordan den kommer til at se ud, når jeg har bestemt mig.

Georg Jensen Season 





I actually don't know in how many countries you use the advent wreaths, but here in Denmark we do! For years I have used my Season candlestick holder, but yesterday - even though the first Sunday in Advent already is gone - I fell for something, which I think is very versatile. You can decorate it for Christmas, birthdays, Easter, with plants and ornaments, so now I am having fun with putting different things into it. I will show you, how it ends up, when I have decided.

tirsdag den 2. december 2014

En stresset tid? - A Stressful Time?

Der er julekalendere, og så er der julekalendere. Den vigtigste kalender er den, der viser, hvad vi skal deltage i. Men vi SKAL ikke deltage i mere, end vi har lyst og overskud til, for det er en tid, der meget let kan blive hektisk. Planlæg med hovedet, ikke med følelserne. Det er svært, men det er også svært at nå det hele. Prioritér hårdt, og deltag 100% i de ting, som du deltager i, i stedet for at være halvhjertet tilstede og totalt stresset, mentalt videre på vej et andet sted.



There are Christmas calendars, and there are Christmas calendars. The most important one is the one showing, what events and parties we are going to participate in. But we don't HAVE TO participate more than we feel like and have the energy to, because it can become a time that is quite hectic. So plan with your head, and not with your feelings. It is difficult, but you probably cannot do it all. Prioritize and then be there 100% where ever you are going, instead being half-heartedly present and totally stressed out, mentally on the way to somewhere else.

mandag den 1. december 2014

Husalf - Ms. Domestic

Mine planer for i dag ændredes ret meget, så jeg fik tid til 'overs', og så - jeg ved ikke, hvor det kom fra - begyndte jeg at vaske mit store køkkenskab med indhold af. Når man får en pludselig indskydelse af den art, er det bare med at udnytte den, inden den forsvinder!

 

My plans for today changed quite a lot, so I got time 'left over', and then - I don't know where it came from - I started washing my big kitchen cabinet and everything in it. If you ever get a sudden impulse like that, you better follow it, before it disappears!