• Elise Ervum

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    Hei og god kveld! Hper dere har hatt en fin helg, det har i alle fall jeg! I gr var jeg p tapaskveld med Ingvild, Stine og Synne, og vi koste oss masse med god mat, lrdagsgodt og brettspill. Vi har blitt hektet p Alias i det siste, et fantastisk morsomt spill, men i gr prvde vi ut Jernteppe og der fikk vi trimmet hjernene vre til ulike sprsml om alt mulig. Fredrik kom innom for vre med oss, og vi bestemte oss for sjekke utelivet i Fredrikstad. Ikke s mye skryte av nr vret er drlig, og hver og en av oss gikk i regnjakke og gummistvler. I Fredrikstad mtte vi Ole-Herman og Per Anders, og s turet vi hjem igjen til Ingvild for slappe av.

    I forrige uke ble disse bildene klare til henges opp p veggen. Dette er bilder jeg har tatt selv p forskjelliger turer jeg har vrt p. Jeg syns det er ekstra gy ha noe som jeg har laget selv p veggen. Et lite tips til alle dere fotoglade mennesker der ute :-)

    // Hi and good evening! I hope you all had a great weekend as I had! Stine, Synne, Ingvild and I had a tapas-girls night last night with great food, lots of candy and board games. We have played Alias a couple times which is a funny board game where you have to mime every word you get from the cards, but last night we tried a new game called "brain training". It's a game with a lot of random questions from different categories you have to answer in groups. Fredrik joined us later and then we decided to check out the night life in Fredrikstad. Nothing to brag about when the weather is terrible and your outfit is rain coats and rain boots. We met up with Ole-Herman and Per Anders, but after a while we went home again to just hang out at Ingvild's house. A great night for the memory books!

    Last week I got those pictures ready to hang up on my wall. I took all of them on different trips I have been on the last two years and I thought it was cool to have something that I have created by myself on the wall. Just a little tips for you my readers who loves to take pictures :-)



    BBQ with the fam

    Hei p dere! Et lite sent hei fra meg i kveld, men hper det gr bra! I dag har det faktisk vrt tungt og slitsomt p jobben, og jeg tror det har noe med at beinhinnebetennelsen slo inn tidligere enn vanlig. Jeg gr p hardt steingulv 8 timer i strekk 5 dager i uken, s det er ikke s rart at man kjenner det tilslutt. Jeg dro til SATS rett etter jobben og kjrte p med rolig jogging i motbakke i 30 min. Energien var overraskende bra, s styrkekten p beina ble mye bedre enn forventet. I lang tid har jeg sttt fast p 60kg x 6 reps i kneby, men i dag turte jeg utfordre meg selv med hele 70kg x 6. Jeg m innrmme at jeg hadde ikke trodd jeg skulle klare ke s mye, men jeg har trent en god del bein i siste, s jeg var nok godt forberedt.

    Jeg skal ikke skryte p meg at jeg har laget denne middagen, men jeg kan si s mye som at jeg stod for grillingen. Pappa hadde kjpt ny grill, s n var det min tur til vre grillmester :-)

    // Hi everyone! A little late update is coming for you, but I hope it's okay! Today has been a really though and tired day at work and I think the biggest reason is my shin splints that I'm dealing with. I work on a hard floor in a warehouse 8 hours per day 5 days a week so it's not weird that I feel tired when I'm done. I went to the gym right after work and I started with 30 min lightly run. My energy was surprisingly good and the lifting session became better than I expected. For a long time I have been stuckon 60kg x 6 repetitions and today I challenged myself to increase the weights to 70kg with 6 repetitions. I'm surprised that I could lift so much more, but I have worked on those legs for a long time so I guess I was well prepared.

    i'm not going to brag or say that I made this dinner today, but I can tell you that I did the bbq. My Dad just bought a new grill so it was obviously my time to show my cooking skills :-)

    Homemade salad

    Hei! Her fr dere nok et innlegg med bilder av mat. Jeg blir nesten sulten igjen av se p disse bildene, hehe. I dag dro tante, onkel og jeg p sykkeltur her i omrdet og det var s fantastisk deilig. Vi syklet bde i terreng og p landevei, og alt i alt ble det 30km. Et lite tips til dere som liker trene lping eller sykling, er appen RunKeeper et helt genialt verkty til oppsummere og kartlegge treningskten. Og det morsomste er at en stemme snakker til deg hvert 5. minutt hvis du hrer p musikk samtidig, og det gjr det lettere konkurrere med seg selv. Etter sykkelturen spiste vi denne gode middagen laget av tante og selvsagt, fisket makrell av onkel.

    // HI! Pictures and posts about food is getting usual at this blog and I get hungry again when I see those pictures. Aunt, uncle and I went on a bicycle trip around where they live and it was a great feeling. We biked on different surfacessuch as terrain and the road and our total distance became 30km (18 miles). I have discovered a great app for running and biking called RunKeeper which is a great tool to summarize and track each workout you have completed. A funny thing about this app is that a lady is talking to you every 5 minute even if you are listening to music to keep you on track and it also make it easier for you to compete with yourself while you are working out. After our workout my aunt made this delicious salad for dinner and of course my uncle's home fished mackerel.





    Yummy BBQ

    Hei! Se p den gode maten jeg fikk servert i kveld da! Det kaller jeg skikkelig sommermat til tross for regn p utsiden. Jeg rakk s vidt komme meg inn dra, fr jeg mtte ta turen ut igjen for teste sykkelfret. En utrolig god flelse sykle i fin natur med litt duskregn i ansiktet. Jeg kan hvertfall ikke klage nr denne middagen stod og ventet p meg da jeg kom hjem igjen. Det kaller jeg luksus!

    // Hi! Take a look at this deliciousness my aunt made for dinner today. This is what I call "summer food" even though it's rainy outside. Right after I came home from work I had to take out my favorite bicycle and take a ride. A good feeling biking in this beautiful nature with some light rain in my face. However, I couldn'tcomplain about the weather when this tasteful food waited for me when I got home again. That's what I call luxury!





    Those summer nights

    Hei dere! I dag er det nok en mandag, sitert av onkel. En ny uke med nye muligheter! Jeg skal ikke brette ut om hvordan det har vrt p jobben, for det regner jeg med er en smule kjedelig lese. Etter jobb tok jeg turen ut til tante og onkel, og der ventet en bttur til Halden for spise en skikkelig god fish'n chips; fritert torsk med chips ved siden av. Det har blst ganske kraftig her p stlandet i det siste, s det var store blger p vannet i kveld. Uansett, vi fikk en veldig frisk tur og det blir man i god humr av.

    // Hi! Today's Monday again, cited by my uncle. A new week with new opportunities. I'm not going to tell you about what I've been doing at work today, because that's going to be a little bit boring to read. Right after we got home from work, my aunt, uncle and I went on a boat trip to Halden to eat a really delicious dinner with fish and chips; fried cod with fries. It's been windy (just like Chicago) here lately so it was a lot of waves in the ocean. Anyway, it was refreshing to spend some time outside which makes me really happy!









    On my way to a mini vacation

    Hei! Denne sndagen har blitt brukt til total avslapping og litt trening. Vi var nemlig en gjeng hos sskenbarnet mitt Johannes i gr, dermed ble det en litt sen kveld p meg og Ingvild som sov over her. Jeg fikk trent en middels hard styrkekt p beina, noe jeg sier meg fornyd med. Det er skikkelig godt fle at kroppen fungerer som den skal, samtidig som jeg gjr sm framskritt i treningen.

    I morgen tar jeg turen til tante og onkel i Bussevika for bo der i 4-5 dager. Onkel og jeg jobber i samme firma, s da slr vi flge til og fra jobb. Det skal bli koselig f noen fine dager sammen med familien.

    // Hi! This Sunday has been lazy except from the workout I had earlier. Last night we were some good friends at my cousin's house to just hang out and therefore, Ingvild and I went to bed a little late than usualbecause she were suppose to sleep at my house that night. Today I had a good lifting session at the gym which makes me really happy! It's so good to feel that my body is working well and that I make small steps towards my goals.

    Tomorrow I'm heading out to my aunt and uncle in Bussevika (which is about 20 min from where I live) to live with them for 4-5 days. Uncle and I work together in the same company so we drive together back and forth. It's going to be fun to spend some time with my family out there. These pictures is from last time I were there :-)





    Continue or the end?

    Hei dere! Det blir tydeligvis lenge mellom hver gang jeg blogger, men jeg tror det har litt med det sprsmlet om jeg skal fortsette eller sette den p vent. I det kommende ret skal jeg bo hjemme med familie og venner, s de trenger ikke den samme oppdateringen om hva som skjer i livet mitt kontra da jeg bodde i utlandet. Men, jeg snakket med ei p jobben om dette og jeg har jo fortsatt en stor interesse for skriving og fotografering, s hvis det er snn at noen fortsatt flger med, er det selvflgelig gy for meg fortsette. Jeg syns bloggen er en bedre plattform publisere bildene mine enn facebook, s det blir nok til at jeg kommer sterkere tilbake om ikke s alt for lenge. En annen tanke er ogs skrive p bde norsk og engelsk med tanke p vennene mine i USA, og fordi jeg trenger opprettholde skriveferdighetene mine.

    // Hi everyone! It's been a while since last time I posted something here but I still think about if I should continue or take a break from this blog. This upcoming year I willliveback home in Norway in my hometown with family and nearest friends which means they don't need the same update on my life experience compare to when I were in Chicago. I had a conversation with one of my co-workers about my blog and I still have a huge passion and interest for writing and photographing, and if people wants to follow my journey still I would happilykeep my blog on track. I think that my blog is a better platform to publish my pictures instead of Facebook anyway so hopefully I will be back stronger as soon as possible. Also, writing in English is one of many thoughts because I want to keep my friends in the States updated on my life when they are not with me anymore and I don't want to lose my English writing skills :-)

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