A work of love – restoring our Victorian flat, at a stately home, in the Cotswolds.

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Three years ago, today,  I arrived at Brockhampton Park for a two-day visit. Somehow, I never left. I fell in love with this place the moment I saw it. But then again, who wouldn’t?

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This old, stately home, was converted to flats, some decades ago, after being used as a headquarter for a company for years. But long before that, it was the private home of several families, most notably Mr Rhodes, who built the wing we live in, the bridge and the lake, in addition to the summer house.  Originally, this was a much smaller country house, but over the centuries, new parts have been added. Nowadays it has 20 flats, communal halls and 12 acres of communal gardens, which includes a private little lake.

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The main staircase in the hallway was built in 1905, just like the wing we live in.

583818E1-BFCB-42EB-B40D-A30FE4698880Fast forward to 8 months after I arrived, and…

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When You Try To Grow Pumpkins….

I had this vision that I was going to grow pumpkins for Halloween…

I was not very successful.

This is all I got….and the pumpkin is rotten too. :/

I could only get one of them to grow, there was another one but it started to rot pretty quickly before it had even turned orange.

This whole “farming/prepping” business is not exactly easy.

Today I was scouting for nuts but not much is left.

The squirrels have been hopping around getting hold of anything edible, so I certainly felt like a comical creature when I was trying to get hold of nuts located high up in the trees.

If anyone had taken a photo of me I’m sure the resemblance between humans and our predecessors would have been striking…..

*ugh*ugh*ugh*ugh*ugh*ugh*ugh*ugh*ugh*ugh*ugh*ugh*ugh*ugh*ugh*ugh*ugh*ugh*

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Summer 2017.

This year I have not posted that many pictures on my blog since I haven’t been out that much. I’ve been spending an awful lot of time indoors, bedridden, due to post-infection-syndrome. I worked on my 3rd album and my classical singing whenever I had the energy and have just recently started exercising my shoulder after nearly 9 months off due to a guitar related injury. Earlier this month I was out travelling to partake in my second season of Norway’s highest rated Saturday Night TV Show “Stjernekamp,” so I’ll post pictures from my work-trip in my next blog-entry 😉 It was lovely to finally be up and about again 🙂

I’m grateful that my family has been so sweet and understanding while I’ve been ill and I’m also thankful for the wonderful messages/comments of support from my followers. It has been heartwarming to see. Here are some pictures from the summer that was 🙂

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I couldn’t believe this when I saw it … this was right next to our garden. They weren’t particularly clever either, as the branch was way too thin to carry that heavy load.

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A nightly visitor … a pretty fancy looking one too!

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When you are working on a blog entry and this happens…

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Snape figured he hated children so much, he just got himself a new job far away from Hogwarts….

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Penguins watching Pigeons making out. Literally! It was hard not to laugh. They were basically watching “bird-porn” at a certain point 😀 hahaha

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So pretty!!!!

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Hmmm…..this is not politically correct at all …

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This Dragon did not have a UV lamp, which is scandalous … reptiles die if they don’t get the proper light. He also looked malnourished and dehydrated. My brother wrote a complaint.

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The last day that our pets were with us! Sadly they were gone the day after 😦 We even managed to tame them by feeding them. Little cuties for sure ❤

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Out for a proper English train ride!

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England is so pretty! ❤

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A very offensive picture featuring old-white-males. I felt so triggered I didn’t know what to do with myself….lol

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My mom decided to surprise me 😉 I love this kind of style. A good brand making quality clothing.

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I even got some flowers. They were very pretty!

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Since I couldn’t really travel much, we set up a tent in the garden 😀 That was a lovely night, falling asleep while looking at satellites & stars. I saw plenty of shooting stars actually. I had no idea they were that common 😮

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Out to cast my vote. Nothing was going to get in the way of me voting.

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The menu over at the “Mandarin Oriental” formerly known as “Hyde Park Hotel.”

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Old-classic building – new interior design.

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When you get a proper dessert … of course … you’ll get the tiniest portion … I had forgotten about all that 😛

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This is one of the coolest things I’ve ever been to! It was incredible to see all of the impressive work done by such a wonderful collection of true artists! I wish our society could build these type of things for real, so that we could be surrounded by beauty! Instead we have a weird mix of new and old all over Europe, and the new seldom looks good!

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Illuminati confirmed 😛

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All the artwork featured in Harry Potter was made from scratch! Incredible! It was a joy to look upon all of these things! Anyone who loves beauty and abhors post-modernism will love the exhibition.

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My favourite characters! 😛

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A wonderful statue 😛

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This was really yummy!

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A gift from dad. I’m currently on these vitamins, it’s even possible to order through me if anyone’s interested 😉

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From a pub in Chipping Camden … we ate some really good food there. Yum – yum 😀

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This is my house apparently….

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Hmm … when someone decides to camp next to church ….

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The view from the apartment I shared with my brother … We had to move out of there due to the mold 😮

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Mom is done refurbishing the living room! Not exactly ugly! I love it!

Beautiful England <3

It’s not exactly ugly where I live! Here are some pictures from life in England 🙂

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Spring is coming!!!!!

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Hmm…..is this literally? 😮 

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The mist we have out here is amazing. 

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Throwback to when we had ice on the lake!!!

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Evidence that we actually had some snow here! 

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This guy has heard a lot of good guitar playing! 

Goodbye September.

Moonlight ❤

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When flowers go to sleep…

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When you save a crayfish, stumble into hedgehogs and see this ↓

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Climbing new heights.

 

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How you meditate….

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Alien activity…

 

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When people appreciate what you do for them…

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When you find treasures in your garden 😉

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My carrots. I’ve terminated my vegetable project.

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Fire and blood.

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How to clean a Dragon tank…not my Dragon though…

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When you get Joffrey.

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Read Norwegian…

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What is this? Someone got their finger on the pulse…

Goodbye August, Hello September!

After months of secrecy I just wrapped up a mystery project that I’ve been totally consumed by these last months! Fingers crossed that it won’t remain eternally secret as I’ve really enjoyed it. By far the coolest thing I’ve done I think, at least in my opinion 😉

I will now enjoy some well-deserved days off 🙂

Here are some behind the scenes pic, from the month that was!

Walking around in the countryside trying to think of something else than music 😛 ↑

I spotted the pope at my first village show ♥♥ hi-hi-hi ♥♥

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I’d never attended anything like this.  I actually won some things, wo-ho!

I did not sign up my own veggies…hmm…I wonder why 😛

I think the most suitable name for this picture would be….↓

A Musician’s Harvest.

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*round of applause*

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Delicious apples that are red on the inside as well ❤

 

Enjoying a little bit of summer ↓

 

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Out of my cage 😛 ↓

 

Dropped by London ↓

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Classy! 

Had to take a picture of these two cute houses ♥♥

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Ditching wheat. You don’t notice how much it dominates our diets until you cut it out.

When this happens to you ↓

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When you come across a cool picture of your dad ↓

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When you enjoy a good meal that lasts for ever ↓

When you go looking at Barbie dolls ♥♥♥ & get annoyed when you see all the “poser” dolls pretending to be Barbie.

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When you see some serious swag ↓

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When you realise that your pet is gone forever.

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Wedding Pictures + Other Pictures Taken In June.

June is coming to an end. Here are some pictures from this month, including some pictures from my mothers wedding. Enjoy!

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The wonderful wedding pretty much lasted for an entire week. Mom and James got legally married in Denmark and then had a pre-wedding party at home + the blessing with the vicar the day after and then a very small after-wedding party on Sunday. All of it was amazing!

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I feel like we’ve been living in a wet monsoon for the last month really. It has been like tropical rain non-stop.

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Mom decorating the tables for her big day 🙂

 

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Getting my hair done again, by a pro!

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Magic.Pure Magic.

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Water Lanterns On The Lake!

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I just thought this looked so cozy, even though it is blurry.

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So much for expensive shoes!

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So this year I went to my first Golden Gods and walked my first red carpet in the UK. I haven’t really found that many pictures from the event at all. So it seems like the least covered Golden Gods Awards of all times. Few pictures are out there if any and I’m certainly not in any of them as of yet 😛 Glad I’m featured in a video from my first red carpet appearance in Los Angeles! That video was released this month! How you doin’!

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Stumbling into a porcupine as I arrived back home in the middle of the night. It was huge too, thought it was a rock in the middle of the lawn at first. Never seen a porcupine in real life 😮 I was like wow, shame the pic got so blurry 😛 Looked a bit confused this guy when he was torched in the middle of the night, lol, sorry!

 

Some more pics from this month!

 

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When you open your window and the Geese realise they are doing something they are not supposed to 😛 LOL, love these guys.

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Flee, flee, flee for your lives!

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Badass! I want one!

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These geese, these geese, doesn’t matter if you are in the country side or in the city, they are everywhere!

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Monsoon. Like the whole month too!

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I have no idea why I all of a sudden got emails from 1970.

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We got a Game Of Thrones Tree! Or almost :0

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James’s wedding present from me 🙂

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Best headline ever.

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Sitting on a bench in a park drinking…hmmmmmm…

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Buy my music folks!!!!! It’s awesome! 😛

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I can’t believe how quick this has been! I guess the monsoon is helpful 😛

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Where there is death, there will always be life! The resurrection of Mom & James’s first Christmas Tree! May it grow forever.

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My first lettuce!!!!

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Eat your food! I grew it for you, you spoiled thing!