In January 2016 I started my blog year on a positive note linking to articles that I figured could help my readers.
In January 2016 I started my blog year on a positive note linking to articles that I figured could help my readers.
In 2019 I plan on dedicating more blog-time to book reviews and distance myself even more from the negative “news-picture.“
I feel like I’ve said more than enough on this blog about current issues and problems and ultimately it isn’t really up to me to sort them all out.
After venturing down the rabbit hole of reading about politics and current challenges I registered myself to vote for the first time in 2017. I wanted to get involved with politics on the lowest level of government in my local area but found out that I was not eligible. Whatever involvement or help from me will therefore have to be philanthropic.
In 2018 I finished reading the entire Holy Bible which was something that I had declared that I would do on my Instagram page, it took me over a year! I’ve never spent more time going over a text! In addition I also read other texts such as “The Prose Edda“ by Snorri Sturluson. My spiritual journey culminated with my Confirmation. I also did two successful fundraisers for my local area which certainly was a first!
I’m not too sure yet how this blog will develop in the coming year, I will however add one last “red-flag“ entry in my PSA category.
This is taken from an article that I saw a good while back and it is of interest to note how Sexism is defined in the U.S.A. today:
“Sexism in a woman’s state of birth and in her current state of residence both lower her wages and likelihood of labour force participation and lead her to marry and bear her first child sooner,” they wrote. Read the full article here.
I’ll include this warning from a doctor at the NHS in England; I’ve read plenty of other articles about the same topic this year. It is alarming.
This household is filled to the brim with books. Everyone is just as curious and everyone is a bit of a collector.
I myself have plenty of unread books such as: Shakespeare’s works, Viking texts, Norwegian classics, all sorts of other more modern works covering everything from the entertainment industry, to spirituality, history and whatnot. In addition there are piles of Magazines, newspapers, and little reminders to check out digital articles, recommended to me by others, or that I’ve stumbled into myself.
Add unto to this all of the other books that are around the house belonging to others, and you start looking at quite a lot of reading material.
I therefore found myself in a familiar situation when I earlier this year acquired a library card and brought with me a pile of books that remained largely unread……
The catch of course is that you’ll be billed once your books are overdue, and when you then pay the bill and re-new your “lease” you’ll only be billed again, and again, as you forget to read whatever it was that you were going to read in whatever pile stationed somewhere, wherever that was…
What I gathered from my reading about ancient England was that people sometimes created false charters to feign legitimacy to certain territory. Total tribalism was the norm before unification, which means that one excavation site cannot be held up as “national” evidence when it comes to customs and practises! People have been looking for clues regarding religious activity sometimes regarding “house placement” as an indicator of spiritual affairs.
There have been instances of tons of weapons being thrown into water and researches have been hypothesising that this had to deal with religious rituals, my gut feeling was that maybe this was an act of disarmament. Much like those who are lobbying for gun control in the U.S.A., and have successfully done so across Europe.
Ancestry worship of bones, turning into “Saint-worship” and tribes fighting among themselves for control over the English territory, all made for interesting reading, until I actually had to abort my mission and give the books back.
I never managed to finish the pile and was reminded once again of why I don’t go to the library.
A little while ago I received my 1st printed version of my Illustrated Lyric Book 🙂 It made me so happy and proud to actually have a physical copy in my hand! I was positively surprised at the amazing quality as well; it certainly looks very exclusive when you hold it in your hands!
Signed Physical Copies of this book will only be available through my Patreon Page 😀 If you are keen on a digital copy of my Amazon Bestseller Lyric Book, you can get yours here: eBook. The eBook version is shorter since the Physical one also includes some pages with only artwork; I’ll give you a sneak peek here:
I’ve also released my 1st Blog Book; which is why a number of my entries have been set to private here on my blog. If you want a chronological insight into my Blog writing from my 1st entry up until Christmas 2016, then check this out. I’ve not included Music Industry related entries as these will be released as a separate book. Buy My Book Here!
If you like my drawings then make sure that you check out my very 1st book; my Amazon Bestselling illustrated children’s book “The Freezing Snowman.”
The mighty, unsinkable Titanic hit an iceberg on the 14th of April, this date also happens to be my birthday!
My day was off to an ideal start as I hung out in the local town with some really great people! I truly enjoyed my night out! This morning though I was woken up by my family standing by my bed singing … so it’s good that I was drinking responsibly … ufff … it sucks to be hangover … not only is it unhealthy, unflattering, painful and everything in between, it is not particularly classy either if you are a woman/girl … it’s so much nicer to just have some pints and chill out. Not that I was ever a heavy drinker nor a regular one either, in fact anything but. I always felt strange as a teenager being the only one turning down weed, cigarettes, never trying drugs of any kind and/or only drinking occasionally. It takes guts to be honest if you really don’t like the taste of liquor for example in a culture where “not drinking” instantly labels you as “extremely awkward.” I guess the point I’m trying to make is that it is preferable to either have no relationship to alcohol or a healthy, moderate one, something that isn’t really promoted in a way, culturally, if you think about it…….
Today I received one of the coolest gifts anyone has ever gotten me! A typewriter, and not any old type writer either. It is light, comes in a sleek 50’s bag and doesn’t make much noise either. It is an Olivetti Lettera 22 !!! A proper vintage classic, in fact an iconic modern artefact :):):):)
It’s absolutely fascinating to have an “acoustic” machine, to be able to write without a shining screen, without constant notifications popping up all over the place, having “instant print,” not to mention the fact that there is no spell check of any kind. This puts a lot of pressure on the writer as you really need to know your “stuff,” which is particularly hard if you are dealing with another language 😉
I love the font on my typewriter as well. It is precisely the kind that I’ve enjoyed using when writing the books that I’ve been working on lately.
Fascinating to sit and write on “old-fashioned-machinery,” I’m just intrigued by the whole technical aspect of it. Think how amazing it is what human beings are capable of! It is truly magnificent.
I started working on two separate stories instantly and hope to be very productive with my typer. That’s a thing as well: no one can hack you at all whatsoever if you are creating “acoustically,” interesting how “old gadgets” seem more enchanting than new ones!
It’s a good idea to detach oneself from the “enslavement” of the smart phone. Outsourcing phone numbers, addresses and simple maths to your handy companion is not good for the memory!
Besides gushing over my gift and wonderful flowers I had a great day, writing, hanging out and eating amazing food.
My lovely sister made a fantastic yule log all by herself. It looked fantastic with lights and the whole shebang. My mother cooked up a lovely feast for us all 🙂 She is an amazing cook!
Tomorrow I’ll be getting ready for something as abstract as a holiday :O Who would have thought? This time I’m actually heading someplace warm as well, so prepare for Instagram pictures hash-tagged with “the south.”
Needless to say there’s been a lot that has been blog worthy as of late, lots and lots of information, news, etc; Such as benefit fraud in the UK, young UK people who are struggling so much that they need assistance from organisations that usually help people in Africa, genuine homeless kids in the UK who are being taken advantage of and the overall glorification of the plight of the overworked in the USA.
I’ve received a lot of hits on my skin care entries over the last weeks so I was wondering if the time had come to do another blog entry for female readers again, specifically, addressing women’s/girl’s issues. In terms of big politics, which is always intriguing … the right divided itself over Trump’s strike in Syria, raising the question in my brother’s mind of “who are really the people?” It is an interesting question worth pondering … all I see are differing opinions and denominations regardless of which political platform that is the “umbrella organisation.” Not much new-information is needed for people to part in terms of what they support and believe in, even when the core principles might be the same.
There was a terrorist attack in Sweden, which oddly left the nation shocked … there was an attack in Russia, that no one in the western world seemed to care much about, then there were horrible attacks on Christian churches and worshippers of the faith in Egypt … the whole “flag filter” thing seems to have disappeared? I guess there was too much turbulence … it is probably good to hush things down as much as possible I assume … Millennials are apparently more conservative than previous generations, the government are cracking down on Alt-righters, Shia “the flag waver” is not doing particularly well in the UK with his latest movie and so on and so on and so on.
So much to read … so much to write … so little time !!!!!
I just came back after some very interesting days in my hometown. Once again I’m part of a very different project which I cannot wait to share with you guys!
Bellow are some behind the scenes pics! I’m very glad that my mom could travel with me, it’s good to have your manager with you \m/
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 ♥♥
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.
*round of applause*
Enjoying a little bit of summer ↓
Out of my cage 😛 ↓
Dropped by London ↓
Had to take a picture of these two cute houses ♥♥
Ditching wheat. You don’t notice how much it dominates our diets until you cut it out.
When this happens to you ↓
When you come across a cool picture of your dad ↓
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.
When you see some serious swag ↓
When you realise that your pet is gone forever.
At Brockhampton in The Cotswolds
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