Dinnertime in Greece

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Good evening from Agia Marina.
We are now on our last few days down here by the Mediterranean. Our time has flown by and on Saturday we fly home.

After a long day at the beach today, we got showered, dressed and went out to a very cozy Greek restaurant just down the street from us.

I think this is the first holiday we have been on where I have not felt the need to get super dressed up and go to a restaurant every night. Some nights I have even had just take away and many nights I have gone out wearing just jeans, a top and flats. Most nights I haven’t worried to much with make up or even my hair, just gone out to relax and eat.

Tonight though we spent some time getting dolled up and put on some nice dresses. We had such a good time deciding what to wear, how to do our hair and take pictures.

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My mum trying to get me to taste a danish snap called “Gammel Dansk”. I know from previous experience how hard it is to get down but my mum swears it is the best way to keep the flu away on holiday!

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I have always liked to get properly dressed on holiday, in fact sometimes I have felt it is y favorite thing about going away. I have always liked to go out after dinner and I am always the last person to want to leave.
This year I am very content after dinner most nights and quite happy to go home.
I dont know if it is just that I have been tired, that I am changing or perhaps I am just getting old.

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Tonight after dinner we tried to find a place with a bit of music and a few drinks, but we were unsure where to find it and looking around Agia Marina where we live there has nothing so we decided to go home.
I would have thought to be disappointed not to find anywhere, but to tell you the truth it was really nice to get home and change out of my dress.
I just hope I have not turned permanently into a really boring person!
Having said that though, it is a nice feeling to feel content by relaxing as well and not always having to go out to have a good time.

Anyways, I hope everyone has had a great day. I will update you more on our holiday tomorrow 🙂

For now it is time for this grandma to get to bed.

– Camilla

Back on The Beach

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Today I woke up feeling great – finally! It was such a great feeling, feeling like my self again!

It was such a good day, the weather was great, I was feeling great and the beach was great!

After having spent most time indoors the last few days and minimum time at the beach it was amazing to have a day just laying in the sun.
We had our lunch at the beach and after I went on a little walk by the sea before just relaxing in the sun.dscf1662dscf1659dscf1653dscf1663dscf1669

I am craving taking the bus to one of the more quite beaches on the Island, I have heard there are some absolutely gorgeous white sanded beaches  further east and I hope to be able to convince my mum to come with me and take the bus to one of these places.

I really like the beach here in Agia Marina, and today I was thrilled that I was finally feeling fine to spend the day there. The only thing is that the beach is packed with tourists, and although it is very nice and convenient especially with so many places to grab a bite to eat or a cold drink, I also think it is nice to get away a bit on holiday to very peaceful places.

My mum and I are completely different when it comes to this. I love going to places with minimum of tourists, even very quiet places, such as villages with a small population. Where there is no stress or rush, just peaceful and quiet.
To my mum a good holiday is a place that is built for tourism, where she can meet both locals and other Norwegian people and where there is food and music places on every corner, and a lot of tourists and people.
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It is quite funny how we are so different, but each to their own.
I really like being here though, and if we do a few outings it is the perfect balance of both our wishes.

Anyways, we had a fantastic day today and I hope I got a bit more of a tan.
I even went for a full run after the beach and it felt wonderful.
Now I am about to get in the shower and get ready to go to dinner.

 

– Camilla

 

Make Over

What a day it has been!

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After finishing my blog post this morning I decided to go for a long run and try to get better to enjoy the rest of the day.
After about five minutes I was so sick and achy, I just had to stop and go straight home and go to bed.
I basically missed the whole day, which was one of the best of our holiday, but I was to sick. I only moved once during the day to sit on the sofa for a bit, but even then I only sat for a bit before going back to bed.

I stayed in bed until almost 9 pm, when I started to feel better. Still then both me and my mum felt to unwell to go out, so we got lamb take away and ate dinner inside today.

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I am so happy that I am feeling better though! Now the only problem is that I am far to awake to fall asleep. It is nearly 3 am and I am still wide awake. I think that I a good sign for tomorrow so I am not overly bothered. I just hope I wont have to spend tomorrow over tired when I am finally felling well!

I have used the time sitting here to give my blog a whole new look! I thought the old look was very dark and boring and not very clean at all.
I spent hours today looking through themes and customizing it, changing my mind about 8 times and starting again. But eventually I found a look I was happy with, and I hope I will stay pleased with it. And that you will like it too!

I hope you will find this look more clean and easier to navigate and read, basically that it is easy on the eye.

It was a great distraction when I could not do much else without feeling ill and at the same time feeling restless and bored.

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Now I have watched about every episode of the real housewives and have moved on to the real housewives of Melbourne.
I hopefully will start getting tires after a few more episodes, this show is so addictive that it might keep me up even longer than I need!

Have a great night!

– Camilla

Chania at Sunset

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Good Morning!

Today we have woken up to a warm day with a clear blue sky. It is the first day were it is not a bit nippy outside in a dress at 8 am. Sunny days!

Unfortunately I did not wake up in harmony with the weather, but with a sore throat, deep cough and aches absolutely e-v-e-r-y-w-h-e-r-e.
Just as I was super excited about beating my cold so fast, it turned around and knocked me out like ever before last night. I am pretty sure I jinxed it by saying how quickly it passed. I probably made sure I would come back in full gear by last night announcing that I knew I would wake up well and fresh this morning.
But oh well, today is such a lovely day and there is no way this cold is going to ruin that.

Last night my mum and I took the bus into Chania around 6 and spent the evening at the harbor there. We had been wanting to go in ever since we came, and yesterday we thought that if we dont do it now, we might leave it too late.

It was the first night of the holiday that I properly dresses up in a dress, and I was so excited to wear my blue dress that I never get a chance to wear at home.
It was a place worth dressing up for. It is such a beautiful place, with a wonderful atmosphere and I was happy that I had put in a bit extra effort this evening.

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All the streets around the harbor where small, cozy streets full of little shops and beautiful architecture. It was full of people out to see the sights and get some shopping done and full of life!

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Leading up to the harbor there is so many small Greek restaurants and coffee shops, and people out to enjoy themselves.
The buildings and stunning, and what makes it extra nice is all the artists setting up there, some sing lovely Greek songs, others paint or play an instrument.

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We went for dinner at a restaurant at the harbor itself, and got there just as it was starting to get dark and could see the sunset from there.

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It was perfect in every way, except for the fact that we both didn’t think to bring jackets.
We thought it was so warm when we left that we just did not need it. Of course it was clear day and sunny when we left, somehow I think we forgot that it does get dark at night – the sun actually goes away and it gets a little colder.
Having forgotten about that – and sitting right by the sea where it is windy, we got a little cold during dinner.
It didn’t help that I was coughing and starting to feel sick again and so did my mum. So after dinner we didn’t stay for as long as we would have wanted, but decided to go home and get warm.

But nevertheless, we had a wonderful evening in Chania, and I am so happy that we went. Even sitting freezing and slightly sick it was well worth it!

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Back at the hotel I was very happy to change out of my dress and getting some warm clothes on, before going to a place near us for coffee.

I do hope we get time to go to Chania once more on our holiday, more prepared this time. It really is beautiful, and I would love to get some more pictures!

Now I am sitting contemplating wither to go for a run, or just straight down to the pharmacy for some c vitamins and what else they got.

I will update more later today.
Have a great day!

– Camilla

 

 

Oslo Baby!

Hello again from Oslo!

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What a cold few days! Greg and I have been exploring Oslo for the past two days and how cold it has been! Yesterday was -13 celsius and we were absolutely freezing!

I had of course left my warm down jacket back in Kristiansand when I was home for Christmas because I hadn’t thought of that we would be in Oslo before coming back home. And I definitely was not prepared for it to be so cold! On top of that I had forgot to pack both gloves and a hat. The first day, before buying a new pair of gloves I nearly thought I would lose my hands it was so cold!

Apart from the biting cold it was a very nice couple of days though. Oslo is such a nice city, and when coming form London, it is refreshingly easy to move around in – being much smaller than London you can easily walk around to see everything without relying on transportation.

One if the places we went to see was Vigelandsparken. This is a park full of naked statues and is very famous in Norway. The most famous statue is situated in the middle of the park and is called ‘Monolitten’. This is a very tall staute of naked people in different positions.
Because it was so freezing we rushed through the park as the cold was painfully biting, but the upside to it being so cold was that we had the park almost to ourselves.IMG_1076IMG_1082IMG_108112511680_10153234369607097_475982412_n12506583_10153234369482097_296957794_n12511873_10153234369622097_606982170_n12511724_10153234369562097_1101214028_n

After Vigelandsparken, we walked around Oslo. We went to wave to the king at the Castle (slottet) we saw the parliament, the opera and the city fort. Here are some photos:

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We got a hotel for the time, and it was lovely to have some time for just the two of us. Not to mention there is nothing better than a hotel breakfast in the morning.

Now we have made our way south in Norway and are at my mums house, so nice to be back home and to so much snow!
Time for bed now, will speak tomorrow.

Have a good night,

– Camilla