Last month I had yet another amazing TV-experience in my home country ๐Ÿ™‚ This time I was performing some rock’n’roll, check out the awesome footage below ๐Ÿ™‚ย โ†“

Here Are Some Pics From My Norway Trip โ†“ย โ†“







Thanks a lot to Laney for the awesome amp!!!ย 



Behind The Scenes!



A girl’s dream โค All that make-up!



Men are very happy if they can wear make-up.


When You’ve Done Well ๐Ÿ˜‰



How to throw away guitar strings ๐Ÿ˜‰

Being a Tourist in my own Homeland…ย โ†“



Appropriate Adult Activity….


And here are some pics from the month that was….goodbye October….enter…November


When the author that inspired your song, re-tweets you ๐Ÿ˜€ I couldn’t believe my eyes!


When someone gets what you are all about ๐Ÿ˜‰


When you run into a hedgehog and want to kidnap it โค โค


When you run into a couple of runaways and you try to herd them back….


When this guy digs your music…..


When you try to capture the moon….for the 100th time…


There is a season for everything….


A typical Cotswolds street….



When you love nature…






When you find this in your garden… wtf???


When you let your salad grow….


When you nurse your roses back to life โค



When you know better…..and order anything that has not been cooked by the people at the hotel…..yes…sneaking around in the English capital once again…I hope I can reveal my secret soon!!!!!!


When your favourite tv-show mentions you in a comment!!!!


When you look like a f%$ยฃ@!* rockstar and have the time of your life \m/ย 

Damn It’s June Already!


Yepp, here we are 6 months into the “new” year. Here are some snapshots of the month that was.

We have a neighbour that I was planning to dedicate a whole blog entry to. A neighbour that pretends to be รผber nice while going behind everyone’s back, trying to put up wedges between the various people who lives here. She literally behaves like she owns the whole property and in that spirit she just decided to use funds without permission to set up an ugly fence in a section of the garden. I suspected that it was set up to block my ย “jogging path” but the official excuse, which she refused to reveal in writing, was that she was protecting the flower beds from the geese. No wonder then that I laughed whole heartedly when I say thisย โ†“


Yup, the fence was a total failure, even though she and her husband refuses to admit it. I even had to rescue a couple of goslings when they got stuck on the wrong side of the fence. It was very interesting dealing with panicking goslings and a furious parent, that obviously thought that I was a threat, I almost got attacked by one of the Geese, one of them even came flying after me when I jogged past them on a separate occasion, they are still cute though…If you ever deal with geese, bear in mind that they are only territorial NOT randomly aggressive. If you run past them, get too close to their goslings or try to feed them by throwing things at them, they will see you as an aggressor. Keep a fair distance and it will all be fine.

It’s all about babies here on the country side now. I even saw a newborn lamb when I was out jogging, with a mother with lots of nasty bloody things hanging out of her as she was just done giving birth.


Have you ever seen anything more adorable? The majority of the lambs are terrified of humans, but these guys who live in a separate enclosure are as tame as you can get. Seriously. I would like one. They are aaaadooooraaaableeeee.


Yeah, I’ve never seen anything like this in real life. So cute. The “kids” are so shy ๐Ÿ™‚


I found this while I was jogging. At first I put it somewhere “safe” away from the path, until I realised that it was the only survivor. There was a whole bunch of broken eggs and lots of feathers spread around. So I figured that this was a “lucky” egg and took it with me home to see if I could rescue the life within.


I made some new friends while walking to the post office. These guys are seriously awesome.


Badgers are HUGE, I’ve never seen one up close before, so you can imagine my face, when I found this corpse. I find road kill around here very often.


Life and death. You are exposed to both everyday when you live like we do.


It is crayfish. Finally I met someone who believed me. These guys live inside the lake. They must be huge :/ I can’t believe how anything can stay alive in there :/


Dragon swag. Check the pose.

Here are some pics from London ๐Ÿ™‚ I had a blast playing a gig with Craig there ๐Ÿ™‚

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It’s bizarre how you can live “in the middle of nowhere” in the UK but still be so close to big towns and cities.


Last month my mother and her fiancรฉe drove to France to get some wine for their wedding. I had the responsibility to keep the house in check and decided to go into it full-on this time around. If teenage-me had seen me doing this stuff I would have been mortified. I was such a “modern feminist” when I was in high school I took ย offense, to people assuming that ” I would be cooking with my mother” or that “babysitting my siblings so much would make for great experience”, I hated anything that was stereotypical house wify-ish or what I considered to be outdated gender views. Now though, I’ve often asked myself why a woman becomes worshipped as a role model, the second she goes into a male dominated field and is a badass. Is being a badass the only kind of female role-model that is acceptable? It is an interesting thing to note that when I made my “International Women’s Day” entry last year, my list over amazing women featured women of the military and women being engaged in masculine activities, that are still ย dominated by men, even when women have a choice to pursue what they want. Lately I went to see an exhibition dedicated to a female scientist and was amazed at how small it was. It was the smallest exhibition I had ever seen and this made me wonder. Is she now considered an icon, because feminists desperately wants her to be one, or was her contribution to science worthy of an exhibit? Was it sexism that prevented her from contributing more or was it her own abilities?

Anyway, I figured out once and for all that if you want to keep a household of 6 in order and look after a kid that is home schooled, you literally have a full-time occupation .My brother was not allowed any screen time, I cooked every meal from scratch and kept the house clean and tidy. This took up all of my time for the 4-5 days I did it. You can always make short cuts, by putting kids in front of a screen, making cheap and unhealthy ready meals, living in a mess, etc. But if you want to look after kids and a household of 6 properly, it is truly a job. An ungrateful one too, because it isn’t valued in our part of the world.


I got a gift from France ๐Ÿ™‚


You never know which area you’ll miss the most.ย โ†‘

Some jogging & travelling Picsย โ†“

Buy my music people. I’m an independent/unsigned artist, you support me directly whenever you buy my work! I’m very grateful whenever I see my music charting, you can also buy signed physical CDs, guitar lessons, signed original artwork, etc through my website:ย My Store.ย Remember that you can subscribe to this blog! If you read this on your phone, you just have to click on the + sign next to my pic at the top ๐Ÿ™‚

Thanks a lot to those who got me back up on the amazon chart last month ๐Ÿ™‚ Thanks a million!


I got a new hobby btw!!! Check it out!!! It’s happening!!!



2015- The year in review.


2015 was a year with great contrasts to put it mildly. On one hand things were looking perky professionally while things were looking more like Ragnarok privately. These are the highlights from the year that is soon over. I got my fingers crossed that next year will either be as good as this professionally or hopefully even better! As long as it doesn’t get worse I’m happy!

First up: ” My 10 Most Awesome Moments” in 2015.

1- In January I had the great honour of being in the jury of the Norwegian Grammys in the Metal category! I missed out on the red carpet and as I went all alone I didn’t get any pics but it was still awesome to be part of such a gigantic industry event, especially as an unsigned artist ๐Ÿ™‚


2- Later in January I attended the NAMM show for my second year in a row! This year I preformed for the first time as well, last year I only signed autographs. I also had the great honour of performingย “Dee” at the Randy Rhoades Remembered tribute something I was very thankful for ๐Ÿ™‚ This was the first time I ever shared the stage with established rockstars and my first time on a stage in the US of A. Thanks again to Brian Tichy for being awesome! I also attended my first red-carpet event in LA as I attended the ” She Rocks Awards” ๐Ÿ™‚ It was an awesome experience!

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3- My original song “Let It Go” from my “Classical Crossover Album” received national radio play on BBC6 ๐Ÿ™‚ This was something I had never experienced before! I’m still excited about it ๐Ÿ™‚

4-My YouTube channel reached a million views ๐Ÿ˜€


5- My album charted in March as number 1 on the Amazon Classical chart! This was something that nearly killed me of joy! My dream has always been to sell music but when stuff like this happens it is always overwhelming ๐Ÿ™‚ The album kept on bouncing in and out of the charts for the rest of the year ๐Ÿ™‚

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6- I got invited to Guitar World Magazine to shoot “Betcha Can’t Play This” videos for them. As the first Norwegian and the first European woman to ever do so. Only two other female guitarists have ever shot videos exclusively for GW’s YouTube channel ๐Ÿ˜ฎ How crazy is that? ย As I was in the USA I also took the trip over to California to shoot videos for EMGtv ๐Ÿ˜‰ I shot 11 videos in total! Doing 5 live videos of my Metal music over at EMG & 6 videos over at Guitar World, which included 4 Betcha Can’t play This from the classical Crossover Album, One Play Through & My first commercial for a brand. During my US trip I also played my very first US gig ๐Ÿ™‚

7-I did my first Live performance on a radio over at Dacorum Radio!


8- I landed a killer spot on Norway’s number one Saturday night’s TV Show “Stjernekamp” ๐Ÿ™‚ It’s a brilliant concept where established stars compete each weekend by performing a song each, in a different genre every Saturday. The concept has become a massive hit. I was there as an expert judge and coach in the Metal genre. This was the first time that the genre was included into the program and it honestly was a killer show ๐Ÿ™‚ It was without a doubt one of the coolest experiences I’ve ever had to be part of such a massive production and give masterclasses to some of Norway’s finest performers ๐Ÿ˜‰ I truly had the time of my life and would love to do more TV ;):)


9- My debut album in metal is done and ready to be released next year.


10- I’ve written a 3rd album ๐Ÿ™‚ A mystery album that I’m very excited about ๐Ÿ™‚


My most popular YouTube video this year was my live video for “Evolution” that was released by EMG’s YouTube channel.

My most popular vid released on my own channel, was my version of the incredible masterpiece ” Introduction & Rondo Capriccioso” which is my favourite music video of the ones we have released so far.

In terms of my personal YouTube favourite, I have to say that I’m very happy with my two latest vids as I feel that they really showcase my singing, especially my version of Disney’s ” Once Upon A Dream” from Sleeping Beauty.

Facebook remains my number one marketing tool. This year I signed up for Snapchat ( something I rarely use), Vine ( which I’m not able to get to work) & I’m still on Twitter, even though I’ve never really been a huge Tweet-fan.

This year I started a written blog after people had been suggesting it for years. I posted my first entry in February and started posting regularly the following month, out of 94 blog entries ( including some re-blogs) here are the ones that were my most popular entries. Here are my ” Top 10 Blog Posts Of 2015″.

1)- My most popular entry this year was my “anxiety” & ” OCD” entry. After reading it again I have to admit that it was spot on. I don’t regret writing it even though it was difficult.ย I have a tiny problem.


2)- My second most viewed blog entry was the one about acne and image ย whenย you are a female artist.


3)- My “20 practise tips” entryย was the only one of my 5 ” 10 year Guitar Anniversary” entries to make the list. If you play an instrument I recommend checking it out.


4)- An hilarious entry poking fun at my experience with session musicians in the UK. Behold ” 22 hopeless musicians ( when you are a solo artist)ย 


5)- I posted this on my birthday to poke some fun at myself. Here areย 21 Reasons I Suck!


6)- A Year in Selfiesย a recap of my first year on Instagram. Here are my 38 selfies.


7)- Here I trolled my fans a bit. I didn’t reveal in the title what this entry was about. And in fact I won’t do it here either. You can click hereย to check out what it is ๐Ÿ˜›


8)- Crazy Fans!ย That’sย right. I’ve had my share of creepy experiences and decided to share some freaky stories.


9)- 5 Horrible Peopleย Whoever likes to play God over other people is a scum bag.

10)- This was an entry about me getting back into virtuoso shapeย and how hard it is to play classical violin virtuoso music on the electric guitar.


My personal favourite entries differ a bit from my most popular posts, here are the 5 entries I’m the most happy with.

1)- I think this is one of the most well written pieces I’ve written. Here I compared Orwell’s 1984 to Huxley’s Brave New World.1984 vs. Brave New World


2)- My take on annoying everyday robotsย that we all gotta deal with.


3)- The Underestimated Beauty Of Life


4)- This was a commentary I wrote inspired by a blog entry over at That Metal Show’s FB. This entry is about controversies surrounding the metal scene.

To be or not to be METAL

5)- The Art Of Self Expressionย I hate passive aggressive behaviour. If you wanna talk to someone, do it. If you got a problem with someone, say it.


To round-up my annual recap I wasย gonna make a top 10 list over my most popular Instagram posts, that’s when I figured that there was a site that compile your top 9 posts for you.

My first pic to get a 100 likes was a professional pic of me in uniform with my guitar. Out of all the pics I posted on Instagram this year it is my professionally shot guitarists pics that really became popular as well as mini-vids of me playing, let’s not forget my Star Wars pics, so maybe I should get into cosplaying ๐Ÿ˜›


My personal favourites were pictures of things related to me rather than pictures of me, so my personal top 9 would have looked slightly different.

All in all it was a creative year. I also had 2 trips to the US, travelling all by myself, I also had several trips to Norway.

I was lucky to be lent quite an amazing apartment right on Central Park in New York, I got the rockstar treatment in California as well as in Oslo. I experienced being a guest in Norway’s most exclusive neighbourhood and was also a guest at a proper Cotswolds estate in the UK. Personally speaking these were highlights and obviously I wouldn’t mind having the life of a rockstar 24/7 ๐Ÿ˜›

This was my 95th entry and my last one for this year.

Take care people & have a Happy New Year!

Fingers crossed next year will be full of positive experiences!



Crazy Fans! ( My longest entry so far…)


Some people would claim that “fame” gets out the worst in people…ย 

A funny thing is, that I always considered small artist relatively delusional when they spoke about their “fans”. I guess I imagined that you weren’t really a star unless everybody knew who you were and you had paparazzi lurking about, but the truth is quite different.


“Fan” has little to do with how big you are and how many records you’ve sold, it’s a mentality.

If only 10 people or 5 for that matter, likes your music, it doesn’t change the fact that they will most likely have the mentality of an archetypical “fan”, (unless you count your family & close friends as fans).



Because I’ve been so down to earth and in many ways a bit detached from things, I didn’t really realize that I actually had fans, I would refer to “fans” as “the people who listen to my music” “the people who buy my music” “the people who support me”.

I don’t know if it was out of fear of coming across as delusional, but my refusal to realize the fan-thing, got me into some very interesting situations.(Most musicians bear a striking resemblance to Tenacious D-Pick of Destiny when it comes to how they behave, so I guess I was afraid of coming across like that.)


I invited “people who listened to my music” into my home, I hung out and went for drinks with “people who supported me” and I accepted gifts, without ever thinking that maybe there was a hidden motive behind giving me something. Don’t get me wrong most of the people who like what I do are AWESOME. I’ve had Norwegian fans sending me boxes of Norwegian food for example, and I’ve had supporters helping me out in difficult situations. To be honest, it was the fan mail I got in the beginning of my “adventure” that kept me going. I was not in a happy place, and this unexpected support from total strangers was overwhelming and meant a lot. Hearing messages such as ” I felt so down, but your music inspired me” or ” I went back to practising my guitar because of you” meant the world to me!

Yet, crazy sneaks its way into paradise and can easily be the thing you see and remember most clearly.


In 2010 for example, something odd happened.

All of a sudden I got a fan who decided to donate money into my paypal. This was something that was a bit odd, I had obviously never experienced this before, but I though it was kind of cool that a total stranger would just send me some cash every month.

Who wouldn’t say yes to that? I had a donate button on my website, something I still have to this day. This fan though, who was very nice initially, changed his tone gradually. He would go to my FB and be increasingly sarcastic and rude, and be really mean. When confronted with his increasingly awkward behaviour he claimed that ” because he was sending me some money every month, he had “paid for his right to treat me the way he did.” Obviously I couldn’t believe what I was reading and that this total stranger of a guy actually was serious. But he, was keeping an eye on everything I was doing online and claimed that ‘I couldn’t expect so and so many followers, to just kiss my ass, he was there to point out my shortcomings, after all he had paid for the right to do so…(in his mind obviously.) Coming to the conclusion that this guy, was absolutely delirious and obviously insane, he was banned from my page and reported to FB. He didn’t handle that particularly well and accused me of running away with his cash. PS. 1)He donated a small amount of money I never asked for, 2) He voluntarily did this himself and then went on to threaten me. He said that “If I ever came to Austria, that would be the last thing I did!” His threat was obviously way more explicit and exceptionally long and detailed.


A shortcoming in our laws ( you can read more about this) is that if someone in Brazil cyber stalks me, or someone in China threathens me, then authorities cannot do anything. Laws are made in such a way, that only if someone in the UK officially threatens me then I can call the cops and probably get a protection order. So this person over in Austria got away with being crazy, and needless to say I haven’t been there since.

I would also like to add, that someone I worked with in L.A. stole my first metal guitar around the same time. We tried to get him arrested for grand theft, but because we didn’t live in the US at the time when we wanted to report him, we couldn’t get him arrested. You can only press charges when you are in the same country. So he got away with his craziness as well.


In late 2011, right after I ย had, my first printed press in the UK and had released my first single , I was home alone in London.

In the middle of the night I discover that a very intimidating and scary looking man was standing outside the house I lived in. He was standing in the staircase leading to my front door. He was ย just standing there staring in through ย the window in the door, right at me, looking like a total aspiring-serial-killer.


I totally freaked out and called the cops immediately. Some days previously there had been a dark haired. chubby guy standing in the footpath ย opposite the house, doing something similar. ย That time, probably because it was daytime, I didn’t get it and was standing in the kitchen looking at that guy wondering why on earth he kept on staring into the house for so long. He just kept on standing in the exact same spot, looking towards the window without moving an inch. I was standing in the kitchen looking straight ย at him for some minutes, thinking to myself “what a weirdo”. Eventually after ย these two men had been lurking around our house, there were 2 men ย who tried to fool their way into our home after office hours. I wasn’t at home so I couldn’t identify them, but my mother and brother said they fitted my description.They were ย convinced it was the same two characters upping their game. My mother and brother told these two mystery men we had contacted the authorities due to a stalker problem, we never saw them again after that.

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In 2012 I was threatened ย again by a “fan” in Bournemouth, who had a mate who was gonna beat me up apparently :/ This was a supportive fan who came to my gig but was obviously looking for something to argue about. He ended up arguing with my manager because he wanted to buy a T-Shirt that was out of stock. He then decided to send us money on paypal for a T-Shirt we did not stock in his size and then went on to make hell because he didn’t get this shirt that WE HAD SAID wasn’t in stock. We sent back his money of course,but this didn’t stop him from threatening me with all sorts of things, it didn’t get any better when he got banned from my FB page. He only backed down when he was informed that we would ย report him to the police.


In 2012 I got an awesome gift. A fan from Norway decided he was gone give me a MacBook Air. This was extremely generous and both my manager and I were very grateful and thankful for this generous offer. He made a big deal that he was making the Mac “ready for me” the night before, and flew in to London to deliver the Mac in person. He came into our home and instantly commented when I opened the door, that ” I looked totally different in real life’, that I looked like my own little sister and that he was a bit disappointed I didn’t greet him in full uniform…I was like…ok?… The guy was given a free concert in our home, I felt like that was cool, after all he was giving me something really awesome, and he was obviously a proper fan. He kept on moving around the room while we were playing, looking really odd throughout the whole ย set, but I didn’t think much of it. Afterwards he took us all to an expensive sea food restaurant, and paid for a very lavish meal. We followed him back to the airport and thanked him over and over again for his support, and even though he said a lot of weird stuff, we felt very fortunate to have a fan/supporter like him.


To fast forward a bit, the Mac always acted strange. I started to believe that my email was hacked and became paranoid with everyone I knew. Everyone was a potential creep, I was totally convinced my online behaviour was being monitored. My camera would turn itself on unexpectedly. I put a sticker in front of my web cam, but was very suspiciousย nonetheless. Eventually my Mac got so slow and so fucked up ( in lack of better words) ย that I took it to the Genius barย at my local apple store. The guy behind the counter instantly commented on the behaviour of my web cam and claimed that it was totally un-normal, but that apple has a software that can be used to take pictures of thieves in case your gadgets gets stolen. This allows someone to sit on another device and monitor your online behaviour and take pictures of you with the webcam. I totally freaked out of course as this had been my suspicion all along, we were advised to take the Mac to the authorities, which we did of course. Our local police station were willing to take my device, but they ย would need to withhold my Mac for 12 months, obviously we couldn’t afford to be without our tool for that long and we couldn’t afford to buy a new one. So then the only other option was to hire a private computer forensic scientist, something we couldn’t afford at the time. Without the funds to either buy a new device or hire a private detective, we were forced to let the whole thing go.


Something that bugs me to this day.

I shared these stories specifically as I don’t have anything to do with any of these people anymore, which means that this post could actually have been longer! Believe it or not!

So, what do you guys think? Being an up-and-coming artist can be interesting as you don’t have the funds to hire a body guard and turn your whole house into a panic-room-like fortress.

It can be freaky to say the least! My positive experiences with fans outnumber the creepy ones, but still, creepy experiences does something to you, and stay with you for ever.

One sad life lesson is: You can never trust anyone.

Trust is key to building relationships of all sorts, so what do you do when you trust no one?