“harrytur” to sweden

Good day!

My mother, my older sister and I decided to take a short trip into Sweden today. It’s my older sisters birthday in two weeks, but we are celebrating it this weekend with family, and because Norway is really expensive (and Sweden not so much) we figured: why not?

We Norwegians like to call it a “Harrytur”, which means Harry’s trip. It doesn’t really make any sense, does it? Let me explain. As I mentioned earlier, Norway is pretty damn expensive when it comes to literary everything, and we Norwegians likes to save money on food, so we go to Sweden. A place where we can get things almost half the price (like example, a 1,5 L pepsi is about 30 norwegian kroners, but in Sweden it’s 15 kroners!)

But why is it “Harry”? It’s obviously a name, but in Norway, if someone says “that’s a little harry“, it’s like saying something is a weird, possibly tasteless. Although it sort of depends on the situation. And when we say we are going on a “harrytur” to Sweden, it just means that it’s a weird thing, I suppose. I have gone “harry shopping” SO MANY times in my 18 years of living.

After we dropped of my little sister at school early in the morning, we drove off to a store  (still in Norway) and bought some breakfast. I got a bottle of water and this massive loaf thing that tastes amazing! As always, I was dressed in very comfortable jeans and a hoodie. Why bother dress up when I’ll be sitting in a car for three hours total?

I actually enjoy sitting in a car, just listening to music and singing a long. (Except is someone drives to fast… Not a big fan of that!) All though I have to say I defiantly prefer to sit in a car when I’m the only one in the back or I can drive or sit in the front passenger seat. Which is one of the plus side of being the only one in my group of friends with a license, because I’ll always sit in a comfortable position!

Anyway, we arrived in Sweden after 1,5 hour (ish) and because it was so early in the day there wasn’t a lot of people in the store, which was very nice. We grabbed a cart and started putting food and drinks and whatever we needed in the trolley.

nI got some face masks because my face is a mess. (Not really, I’m actually really thankful for my skin) But I paid the same for two as I pay for one at home. I just wanted to try these out. I have tried from this brand before, and even though I am pretty sure there are a lot better ones out there, I decided to buy them anyway. Also, two of them are “heat therapy” so they warm up. Which I didn’t know was a thing before last week when me and my two best friends did a “spa night”, and my friend had a mask that warmed up when it touched wet skin. It was so confusing!

hWe have a tradition when it comes to going to Sweden shopping, and that is to buy donuts or berlinrolls(?), and this time we bought some donuts for the car ride home. My sister and mother (and myself) wanted to get some food, so we decided to order some french fries and chicken nuggets from McDonalds. We rarely buy stuff from McDonalds (except McFlurry every once in a while, aka often), so when we get it I always enjoy it at first, but want to stop eating it eventually because I eat too much of it at the same time. But thats ok!

The donuts were also good, but I didn’t eat them in the start because I was full after the food.

What did you do today?

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easterbreak

Hello!

Today is the first day of easterbreak and it’s so nice to wake up on a Monday and feel relaxed! My family and I are not doing anything specific this week. We might go and do something, but as of now, we don’t know.

I should really be doing some schoolwork this week anyway, but I’m saving it for Wednesday. hehe

Last Friday was the start of Russetida. I am russ this year and even though I’m not doing the traditional things, I still think it’s a fun time. If you don’t know what a Russ is, let me explain:

The last year of high school, the graduating students wear red and blue (and black and green) trousers and a lot of people buy vans or buses with friends and paint them. There is a lot of partying happening. Russetida (the time of russ) starts sometime in april and ends on the 17th of May which is Norway’s constitution day.

I’m not really a party girl, so I’m really doing a lot of partying this time, but I’m still enjoying it!

Other than that, I have just been watching documentaries and movies and relaxing!

1Sandra and I went on a tiny road trip (1 hour back and forth) because we had nothing else to do!234This is how the trousers looks like. (One can wear a different type of trousers too). It’s actually rather comfortable.

#NorwayIsWeird

Sunday Walk

I have wanted to take one last cross country skiing trip before the snow goes away. Sandra (friend) and I was planning on going skiing yesterday but decided against it since we didn’t know where to go and because I had somewhere to be at five.

So we decided to go for a nice walk instead. I wanted to get out and get some air so it was very nice! All though it was a very good feeling to be done because even though there was no snow, there was a lot of ice, and I tensed my legs a lot so I wouldn’t fall…

I have been watching a lot of world champion cross country and biathlon lately and every time I watch it I have had the urge to go out and ski. I WILL go skiing once more before it’s impossible! (Maybe I’ll buy roller skies?)

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Thank you for reading!

I love Norway

One thing I know for sure is that I love Norway. I always have. We are just generally great. I might be a little biased, but we have been on the top three of the happiest places to live in the entire world. Which, I suppose I can agree on.

But, all though I love Norway in general, one of my favourite things about this beautiful country, officially called The Kingdom of Norway (yes, it’s awesome), is the nature. It’s just soooooo beautiful.

I wanted to share a few pictures I took. (not just of nature, though)

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And this is just a two minute walk away from where I live!

Where are you from, and what do you love about it?