Wednesday, October 1, 2014

31 Days to Halloween

Countdown to Halloween, the most terrifying and horrific day of the year starts today my dearest! After a couple of years of being absent, I can't even begin to tell you how happy I am.. The last couple of days I've been busy in the laboratory, testing some new potions for this jolly season. My rotten heart is filled with joy and my inner ghoul is curling it's claws with excitement.

Like previous years I'm a Cryptkeeper and will be joining the yearly countdown, over at countdowntohalloween.com. What is the meaning with all this, you say? One month long of Halloween treaties, for all you good folks of course! And let me tell you, I can not wait. I'm definitely ready for some good, old creepy fun! The question is; are YOU ready? Lets just say.. I do have a couple of ideas, on how to scare your heartbeat up a couple of nothces.

Take my hand, child.. Follow me. You do not want to be left behind, trust me..








Ps: Head over to countdowntohalloween.com, to visit other dark corners of the world wide web. You find a complete list over all the Crypkeepers of 2014, all participating in the count down to Halloween. With daily posts, for joy and scare.

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Full Moon Views..

A lovely full moon view from the garden.. Sometimes the views are so stunning at our new home, I almost have to pinch my arm, because it looks like a painting... Like the night of this caption, which doesn't quite measure up to the real deal. Last spring sometime, we had this huge, redish orange, hunters moon on the night sky.. I've never seen the moon quite that big before. A special night indeed.



Monday, September 29, 2014

Catching up

Last week I checked into my blog again, after what seemed like forever. Reading through the old blog posts, it was like flipping the pages of an old diary. Places I've been, things we've done, our wee nest down town, parties, people, friends, thoughts and all the little things that I had forgotten.. Those good old times!

I saw that my last blog post was written at the end of December 2011 (holy Godzilla).. Just before New Years eve. I knew it was long since my last mutter, but didn't realize it was that long. Time flies and alot has happened since my last post. It's not that I didn't want to write, as I really appreciated the time with my blog. The hours oif the day, just didn't seem to quite measure up. What to say? Life happened and I got too busy.

Of everything that has happened the last couple of years, one of the most important and life changing things: we bought our first home! So excited still!! No more renting, studioapartments and living in small spaces and sudden increase in rent, that we had not forseen. Feeling like what you have, can be pulled away underneath you any day.

Our very own dream house, on the country side. Yes, my love managed to lure this forever hardcore asphalt girl, out on the countryside. You might wonder what happened.. But the choice was real easy. It was either a shoebox in town, for a ridiculous amount of money. Or space, space and more space. Nature and wonderful views. When we stumbled over this gem. With a barn, guest house (stabbur; small, quaint, traditional building, used for food storage in the old days), a green house, fruit trees, berry bushes and lots of space. We even got a tiny forest. In fact, much more than we ever dreamt of... Lets just say, I wasn't hard to convince. Life definitely has it's ups and downs. We all go through rough times, but I'd say that times like this, certainly makes up for it.

Roseland, our small patch of paradise..


A place to rest and watch the sunset. Working on a ring of various roses, around the old well in the garden.. Yes, we got a well.. Guess which movie we  instantly thought of when we saw it.

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Gorgeous sunset view, one evening this summer..

Friday, September 26, 2014

Madame Talbot

I recently stumbled over some delightful, dark art, on one of my google searches, here on the world wide web.. That instantly got my dark heart, to pick up a few beats and beat a little faster. Madame Talbot is the talented artist behind these lovely posters. All hand-drawn with pencil and finished up with delicious, black ink. She got an amazing eye for details, blended in with wicked dark humour. What not to love, right?

Of course I had to get myself a treat.. After some heavy drooling over every single poster, I finally managed to pick out a few. A few for myself and a few for my love. Some for the staircase, some for the saloon in the barn. Smart shopping move, to justify me buying 8 new lovelies for our semi empty, longing walls. Eeeerrr Right..?

Impatently waiting for my new treasures to arrive. *Rolling thumbs*


Remember Me.. The first poster to catch my eyes.
Just love the inscription on this stone.

Quote from the artist herself, Madame Talbot: "During the Victorian era, cemeteries were considered the place to be and the place to be seen. Some of the most interesting graveyards and cemeteries are located in England, Bunhill (probably from the words "Bone Hill"), Highgate and must we not forget the most poetic and beautiful of all, Père-Lachaise cemetery, which is located in romantic Paris, France.

At the bottom of this tombstone in the poster is an old saying that had once been described in stone:"

"Remember me as you pass by
As you are now so once was I -
As I am now so you will be
Prepare for death and follow me"

*Sigh* Ooooh wonderful, wonderful.. Do I have to say more? Head over to Madame Talbot's dark corner of the world wide web, to see more of her lovely art! Oh, and did I mention.. She also makes mourning dolls and sell other horrifick goodies. No reason to wait. 

Ps: Do also check out her blog!

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Thursday, September 25, 2014

Tap, tap, tap...

Hello..? Anybody out there? Pardon my little microphone check, but with all that cobweb and sticky dust covering it, I wasn't sure if it was working anymore..

My restless ghoulish, soul, has once again woken from a rather long sleep. Much longer than I first intended, but that's the way it goes sometimes. However the smell of autumn and cold chill in the air has awaken my sences. The dark season and Halloween is indeed closing in... Alot of work and planning ahead. For some serious fun of spooking, frightening, thrills and sending cold chills down the spines of you, my dear friends. Beware!



Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Happy Holidays to Everyone!!

Wish you all the best for the holidays and the New Year!! Hope you all are having a wonderful time with friends and family! We're on the third day of Christmas and closing in to the big night, New Years Eve. I'm lucky enough to have some days off from work. Some time for myself and my projects, fixing photos and finishing up an order on a fascinator. And last but not least; cleaning up the house, which looks like a small pig stie, after neglecting the growing piles of dishes and laundry for several days now.. I should be able to get it nice and shiny again, just in time for our New Years party!

We're having lovely Miss Lindy Lee and her man over, for New Years eve. Hopefully Miss E and her man, Kim will be joining us too! And maybe my sister. Not the biggest New Years party, but sometimes the smallest parties can also be the nicest and most memorable ones. The most important is the people that you are with I think, being with good friends is what counts on a night like this;)

What is your plans?

Our first Christmas tree (!!) and a peek at the Christmas decoration around my work space;)

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Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Magical Scenery

I was laying at the sofa with long limbs stretched out and my feet up high, after an other miles long day at work. Zapping between channels, but only boring reality shows and sports to watch. I have to admit I don't watch sports much, I just find it really boring and I'm picky. It has to be the right kinda sports. Reality can be fun, but not all reality and certainly not too much of it..

In my boredom I gazed out of the window and discovered this beautiful view. An almost full moon traveling over a night blue sky. A few clouds and some twisted branches, set the perfect back drop to a goulish and magical scenery.. Can not help but to LOVE our new livingroom view:)

Isn't it beautiful?

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Saturday, November 5, 2011

Alone

Outside the fog is hanging thick in the air. Covering the world in a misty, woolen blanket.. Hiding it in a veil of tiny water drops. An other sip of my coffee.. Crackles from the fire place as a log falls over. It's quiet now. I could be alone in the world, in the whole universe for that matter.. Wonder how it would feel like. Floating in a bubble of time and space, in a raven black sky, all alone. Like a baby in the womb, with no escape plan. A space traveler, caught up in my own self. No plan, or mission.. Just to be.

Footsteps next doors throws me out of my spiral of thoughts. I'm not alone.. A feeling of relief washes over me.

One Step Closer

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Sherdley Park, St Helens, England

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All the photos is found on Google from various artists, under the search words: alone fog nature forest.

Me Time

Relaxing Saturday in the nest.. Morning coffee and surfing the web. My love is still sleeping after a late movie night here yesterday. I usually like to get up a little earlier, to get the most out of my free day. Even if it's just goofing around online. It's something so soothing about Saturday mornings, spent solo, just me an my coffee. While the my love and the rest of the world is sleeping. At least it felt like that, till our little neighbour got up.. lol

What about you guys.. Do you get up Saturday morning, or do you usually sleep in?

In the lack of anything better. A few cute kitties to make you smile, and feel warm and fuzzy inside;)

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(Photos found on Google search)

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Long Looong Week = Red Red Wine

After what's becoming a very long zzzzweek, with many late nights at work, I'm looking forward to a quiet weekend with my love.. Yes, we're skipping the whole Jamboree thing! Just too much work on both of us here lately.. Hmmmm O mighty Godzilla, is it the first sign of getting old?

Instead we will be gathering some friends for some wine and Halloween/birthday celebration in our new nest. The plan is no plan, just hang out and relax. Sounds just swell to me, just what I need if you ask me! Weekend, oh dearest weekend.. You can't get here fast enough!! *Sigh*

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Me trying to escape more overtime
 
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