The day before the day

Today is the 23rd of December. In Norway, we call this day for “Lille Julaften”, or translated to English, “Little Christmas Eve”. For us, this is the day before the day. We celebrate Christmas on the 24th, on Christmas Eve, not on Christmas Day like in England, for example. Christmas Eve, tomorrow, is the day we go to church, have a big dinner with our families and open presents in the evening. Although, not everyone goes to church, I only do it because of the band I’m playing in (our School Band/Marching Band) plays there every year.

 

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This was our Christmas tree two years ago. We had half our family visiting, so we couldn’t fit all the presents under the tree (as you can see)

 

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Myself, my cousin and my little brother on Christmas Eve two years ago. My brother hates to dress nicely and properly, so excuse him for his terrible, out-washed t-shirt…

 

Christmas Eve is a really great day. In the morning, I start with opening my advent calendar. Then I go downstairs and watch some Christmas Classics, just like I do every year. Traditions are wonderful! For us, Christmas really starts on the 24th at 5 PM. After that, we eat loads of food, often together with family. And then, it’s presents time!  I like to sit around the tree and watch the others open their presents. It’s nice to see how they react, lots of funny faces. 🙂

 

 

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This is 6 years ago. So proud, I got a Tamagotchi!

 

We’ve just finished decorating this years tree now, so I was supposed to post a picture. But I can’t find the thing I need to download the pictures from my camera to my computer. Therefore, you’ll see it later. Now, I’m going to watch another of our Christmas traditions, a Norwegian show called “Kvelden før kvelden” ( “The evening before the evening”, roughly translated).

 

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Myself, one of my dogs and my brother, Christmas 2008. Look, how young! Haha 🙂

 

Bye, guys! Merry Christmas, and I’ll talk to you again soon!

 

Tuva

Christmas Special No. 2

Today, for the Christmas Special, I wanted to share a playlist with you. It’s full of Christmas music, in both English and Norwegian… I think there is a bit of Spanish there too, actually! Anyways, in addition to post it here in this post, you can find it in the side menu (right hand side) at all times.  I absolutely adore Christmas music… Especially now that it is snow outside and only a matter of days until Christmas Eve.

Well, here it is. Enjoy!

Feel free to subscribe or come with suggestions of songs to add to the list!

 

 

Tuva

Christmas Special No.1

Hi guys! As you may have noticed, I have been off this blog for a while. I thought some of you maybe wanted a reason, and here it is: Exams. Yuck! I really, really hate them! But when they’re so important as they are, you can’t just ignore them complitely!

Since my holiday is in only 4 days, Christmas Eve is in a week and New Years is only two weeks away, I thought I should make a Christmas Special! This will be the first of several, and they can include all things that has something to do with Christmas. For example, I can make a post about my Christmas Traditions and the traditional Norwegian Christmas, or post Christmas Songs I love to listen to or like this post, a picture spam/inspiration post. I hope you’ll appreciate it, and maybe get a little bit more of that Christmas Spirit we’re always looking for. I’ll let the pictures speak the rest for themselves!

Night, guys…. Going to bed now, it’s almost 12AM here. And I have my last, exam tomorrow.

Tuva

 

 

 

A few of the pictures is taken from www.spektorsnails.com, btw… I promise you that you’ll find quite a few amazing nail designs there. Worth a look! The rest is from http://www.weheartit.com , so I’m not sure of their origins! 😉

November 27th – Sweet Fifteen, at last

Sorry for no blogging these past days, I’ve been so stressed and busy. But today is something else: I’TS MY BIRTHDAAAY! I’m finally fifteen, which means I don’t have to feel so small all the time! My best friends are all (except from one, her birthday is in one month) older than me; some with almost 1 year, others with almost 3. Yeah, you probably see why I feel so young. And I don’t like being the little one! 😦

But since I’ve missed a few days of my challenge, I thought I could make a post with something from each challenge I’ve missed later! But now, I have to go, I have a LOT of homeworks and exams these days which I really need to prepare to…

 

 

Byebye!

Tuva

 

 

 

November 23rd – A book I think everybody should read

I’m going to make this a list, because there is so many lovely books!

– Harry Potter (all books)

– Hunger Games (all books)

– Numbers (all books)

– The boy in the striped pyjamas (So saad! 😦 )

– Gone (all books)

– Anne Frank’s Diary

– Nancy Drew – I’ve read loads, and think they actually are really funny 🙂

– Hardy Boys – Same as above

– Harry Hole ( A norwegian serie by Jo Nesbø, but it is available in English too! ) All the books have different names, and the names haven’t got anything to do with Harry Hole, but that is the name of the main character 😉

 

And some books I haven’t yet read, but I’m going to as soon as possible:

 

– Lord Of The Rings + the Hobbit

– The Mortal Instruments

– Divergent

Any others I should read? I’ve read LOADS of other books too, though, but I didn’t remember any more to put here…

I’m tired now, so I’ll go to bed. Night, guys!

Tuva

November 22nd – Spotify Playlist

(edit: it didn’t work to get the playlist into the post, so just click the link – jul – below)

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My Christmas playlist! “Jul” is the Norwegian word for Christmas, if you didn’t know. Some of these songs are in norwegian, and some in English. I think there’s even a spanish one or two! Haha, enjoy your christmas time! (Yeah, I know it’s over a month ’till Christmas. But it’s cosy nonetheless)

Tuva

November 21st – Something I really want right now

I want:

– That the exams I’ve got now goes well

– NAIL POLISH! I LOVE NAIL POLISH!

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– A better friendship with the people at my school (All my friends now are from other places)

– CLOTHESCLOTHESCLOTHESCLOTHES!

Wants this autumn

– To meet all my favourite actors and actresses

– To play in a movie or a tv-show… That would be so much fun!

– SHOES!

Shoes I want

– Full Hogwart’s uniform(Ravenclaw)

– Jewelry! Especially statement rings, necklaces and studded things

– A NEW CAMERA!

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– Books! Many, many books 🙂

 

At least, this is some of the things I want! Lucky me, birthday next week and Christmas soon, too! :3 (don’t think I’ll get so much of this, though)

 

 

 

Tuva

November 20th – Three (two) blogs I read daily

 

 

1. Fashiontoast ~www.fashiontoast.com ~Rumi Neely

 

 

2. Bianca I España (Means “Bianca in España/Spain) ~ bianca.blogg.no ~ Bianca Nustad

 

 

 

I don’t really have a third blog I read on a daily basis, but I also visit “www.voeblogg.no”, “www.whoot.blogg.no”, “www.hollyoakhill.tumblr.com” and “www.jacksgap.tumblr.com” quite often. 🙂

 

 

 

Now, I’m trying to make som invitations for prom. The prom-committee at school asked me if I could, and since I don’t have so much else to do right now, I said yes. (And yes, that was ironic… ) Any ideas, guys?

 

Tuva

inspiration; polyvore

interior - down to earth-ish
le noir et le rouge
Batman Style
Things I want right now
Wants right now

 

 

All collages are made by me, and that’s why they’re not so good. But I think it’s fun, and practise makes perfect! 🙂

 

 

Tuva

November 19th – Someone who takes inspiring pictures

I always get inspired by Fashiontoast, but since I’ve already made a post about her, I will dedicate this post to someone other; www.bianca.blogg.no  ~ Bianca Nustad. She takes wonderful pictures, and she is a beautiful girl! She’s originally from Norway, but she lives in Spain now, and takes pictures of her life there. Definately worth a look!

 

 

 

 

 

All pictures are found at her blog, as named earlier.

 

 

See you later, alligators!

 

Tuva