7 highlights from 2017

The end of a year offers us an opportunity to reflect fondly on and bid farewell to the past, while confidently looking forward to the future. It is the time to celebrate achievements and set more goals to strive toward. Here were my favourite aspects about this year:

1. A year of firsts

From our first wedding anniversary…

…to my first birthday in Norway…

…to Reason For Beauty’s first birthday

Yes, that’s right… a new layout for the new year! 🙂

2. Being part of #LesMisOslo

3. Enjoying the summer in…

Pittsburgh

New York City

Sandefjord

Risør

4. Experiencing more of Norwegian culture

Skiing in the mountains

The 17th of May

Oslo Runway & Norwegian Fashion Week

5. Hosting our first Friendsgiving

6. Attending the final of the Queen Sonja International Music Competition

7. Exploring more of Oslo:

The Royal Palace

The Ibsen Museum

 

The Fram Museum

The Freia Chocolate Factory

How was your 2017? Let me know in the comments below! 🙂

I would also like to take this opportunity to thank you for all your support this year! Without you, RFB would not have been the same. However you are celebrating the dawn of a new year, I hope you will have a prosperous start 😉

Christmas moments

I like how Christmas is celebrated so extensively here in Norway, from Lillejulaften (Little Christmas) on the 23rd to the Romjul period lasting until New Year’s eve. The long holiday season allows for relaxation, good food, and spending time with loved ones.

As last year, we had traditional Christmas food over the days: risgrøt, ribbe, ham, potatoes, apple cake, marzipan, and lots of chocolate.

Romjul is also a nice time to really look back on the past year and make plans for the new one. Hope you have a relaxing and reflective romjul 🙂