Tuesday, 23 November 2010

Cop shows

Traffic Cops, Road Wars, Motorway Cops, Night Cops, all those kind of shows, especially those set in the UK, I love them. I think I enjoy them even more because I know they're real, and not something fake a film director or whatever has just made up. Although it does also make me more nervous, knowing it's all true, it might be one of the things that makes me less willing to get a licence, knowing that there are really bad drivers out there.
Another reason I really like these programmes are the cops themselves, many of them are rather easy on the eye. I rather like men in uniform. I guess it's because they're kind of modern-day knights in shining armour, although not all uniforms are nice, and it does depend a little bit on who's wearing it of course.

I don't think I could ever be a police officer myself though, but I do admire and have a great respect for the people that put their lives on the line so that others can be safe.

Friday, 19 November 2010


I came back from London last night. I really didn't want to come back to Norway, I love the UK and I wanted to move back as soon as I landed in London. That's not to say I want to live in London though, I'm not sure I could live there, it's such a big city and everybody's always rushing everywhere. There are more people in London than there is in all of Norway, you get all kinds of culture just in one city, which is nice in one way, but I much prefer smaller cities, where you can actually go into a shop on the high street without getting trampled to death.
Anyway, I had a really nice time, and I got all my Christmas shopping done, so now all I need to do is wrap the presents and I don't need to worry about anything, not Christmas present-wise anyway.
Everyone should go to Camden Market when they're in London, they have got so many cool things! I got almost half of my Christmas presents there.

We didn't go to Notting Hill's Portobello Road on the Sunday when there is a market, but there's still loads to see and many cool shops, mostly antiques and vintage shops.

A friendly squirrel in Hyde Park

Hyde Park at sunset

The earth at the Science museum. It was really cool and showed the sea temperature and how it looked at night, I could have probably watched it for a couple of hours. Unfortunately we didn't get there until after four so we didn't have time to see what was on the three top floors, but there were so many other things on the other floors that I didn't really feel that I missed out on much. Although I hope I can go back again and see it all.

At the reception of our Hotel, it's called Westport Hotel, and it's right next to Paddington station, so it didn't take long to get into town. I thought the Hotel was fine, but I'm the kind of person that just need a hotel for a place to sleep at night, so I don't really need anything fancy.

Buckingham Palace

Ben and a couple of Bobbies (unfortunately not any of the young good-looking ones)

Piccadilly Circus

Sunday, 14 November 2010

London baby!

I'm going to London later to day! I'm really looking forward to all the shopping, I will try to get all my Christmas shopping done so that I don't have to worry about that. I'm only taking hand luggage with me, and then I'll buy a cheap suitcase when I'm going back (and try not to have to pay overweight).
I hope I get time to go to Camden Market while I'm there and a couple of museums, and maybe some kind of show. We're coming back on Thursday though, so I don't know how much we'll actually have time to do, at least the hotel is close to town. Right next to Hyde Park actually, so we're kind of right between everything.
I'll tell you all about it when I get back.

Sunday, 7 November 2010

Sophie Kinsella

From reading my blog I'm sure it seems like all I do is read, which is pretty much what I do except from work and try to realize my Australia dream.

This weekend I've read 3 books by... can you guess which author? Sophie Kinsella, that's right. I have read the Shopaholic series before, so I won't write about that, except for Mini Shopaholic when that becomes available at the library.  
One thing I have to say most of Kinsellas books have in common is that they make me want to tell the truth. Don't get me wrong, I don't usually lie, but they make me not want to lie just because something is embarrassing to admit or anything like that. It's better to just come clean at once and be over with it. 
Anyway the 3 books I've read this weekend is:

Really exciting book, that also made me rather embarrassed at the character a lot of the time, but it's funny.
It's about a workaholic attorney, Samantha, who's just made a massive mistake that will ruin her chances of partnership. She goes into meltdown and takes the first train out of London and ends up in the middle of nowhere. She goes to ask for directions at a big house and gets mistaken for an interviewee and gets offered a job as a housemaid. Her employers doesn't know that they've hired a lawyer - and Samantha doesn't know how to work an oven, bake a potato or even open an ironing board. 
Needless to say it's a really funny book, I laughed out loud quite a few times. It also made me rather hungry and want to cook in some parts.

I think this book is really different to Kinsella's other books. Depending on what you believe in it's not as "true to reality" as her other books.
It's about a girl, Lara, who is wondering if maybe she's lost her mind. She's being visited by the ghost of her Great Aunt Sadie - in the form of a bold, demanding, Charlestone-dancing girl. Sadie has one last request: Lara must find a missing necklace that Sadie can't rest without. Lara has also got other problems. Her startup company is floundering, her best friend and business partner has run off to Goa, and she's just been dumped by the love of her life. 
I do like fantasy books, like Harry Potter, Twilight and stuff like that, but I have to admit that I had my doubts when Kinsella wrote about a ghost. But I was pleasantly surprised. The book was very exciting and funny.

I couldn't put this book down, other that when I had to eat, so I read the whole book today. There are so many twists and turns that I really couldn't guess at how it would all end.
28-year-old Lexi wakes up in a London Hospital and is in for a big surprise. Her teeth are perfect. Her body is toned. Her handbag is Vuitton. She has just survived a car accident and has lost a big chunk of her memory, three years of it, and she's about to find out how much is changed. Somehow she went from a 25-year-old working girl to a corporate big shot with a sleek new loft, a carb-free diet and a surprise husband that also happens to be a multimillionaire. Lexi tries to adjust to her new life, when the biggest bombshell of all is dropped on her.
Can you understand how I couldn't put it down? It reminded me a little bit of that series that was on telly a couple of years ago, "Samantha Who" although I guess that's only because of the whole amnesia part, as the rest of the story wasn't anything like it.

Thursday, 4 November 2010

My random thoughts of the day.

In my last post I wrote that I have just finished reading "Where Rainbows End" by Cecelia Ahern. The book made me want to be a hotel manager. I have thought about this before and have gone away from the idea as I don't actually like working with people.

If you've read my earlier posts then you know that I'm actually going to Australia to study accounting (if I can get the loan), so why am I suddenly talking about hotel managing? Well you see, the thing is, I haven't actually decided what I want to do with my life, I just found out that I don't want to work in crappy jobs for the rest of my life. So therefore I'm getting an education, and I thought why not accounting? Every company in the world needs accountants, which means I can work in which ever country I want as long as my degree is accepted there. There is also a good chance of earning quite a bit of money by being an accountant which means I might be able to repay the loan I have to get before I'm 500 years old. So I'm thinking if I ever find out what my dream job is (if it's not accounting) then I can study part-time while having a proper job.

I'm also going to start playing the lottery (no chance of winning it if not). So if I win a million or two I don't have to get a loan for my studies, I can get a licence and I can travel the world.

Money isn't everything, but it makes everything a lot easier.

Austen and Ahern

"It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife." In this way does my favourite book of all time start. It always makes me want to go back in time to experience it all first-hand.

I guess most people have read Pride and Prejudice, or at least seen the film. If you've never heard of it, then you must have been living under a rock for the last 200 years.

Although I have to say I don't like the new(-ish) film-adaption with Keira Knightly at all. On the other hand I really enjoy the old BBC version starring Colin Firth and Jennifer Ehle, I guess that's because it's a mini-series and they've managed to get most of the book in it. And also Colin Firth is a lot hotter than Matthew Macfadyen.

Anyway, this is one of the books I can read again and again, like Austen's other books. It's a lot more "sparkly" than her other books though, just the way I like them. This book should be on everybody's list of books to read before you die.

I have also finished reading the last book I had left to read by Cecelia Ahern (for now), Where Rainbows End. It's a beautiful story. By what happens in it I got rather impatient and exasperated. It really makes you not want to miss any opportunity, keep your eyes open and really think.

It was a little confusing to read just as I started, as the whole book is written in letter format, so I had to keep my eyes open to who each letter was to and from as it changed.

I think this book could be a beautiful film just like P.S. I Love You.

And now for the next author on my list: Sophie Kinsella.

Monday, 1 November 2010


I've just finished reading another two books. Neither of them Cecelia Ahern as someone else has borrowed it at the library.

Rosie by Alan Titchmash. It's the first book I've read by Titchmarsh and I really enjoyed his writing style. It made me want to read more of his books. It also made me want to visit the Isle of Wight.

It's about a guy, Nick, that has a grandmother that get's into trouble occasionally, because she doesn't act her age. The grandmother comes to visit and wants to help her Nick find a girlfriend, while Nick helps his grandmother find out about her past.

Although like many other books you can kind of guess what's going to happen at the end, but there were a lot of questions that didn't get answered until the end, which made it exciting to read. There were also quite a few surprises.

The other book I just read is The Notebook by Nicholas Sparks. I have also seen the film based on this book, and I think for the first time ever I don't hate the film after reading the book! I think it's because it's not really a very long book so they actually had enough time in the film to get most of the book in. Although I do want to say that if you like the film you should read the book as it kind of make you understand a little bit more  of it, after all; there are a few things that's not in the film.

I want to read Sparks' other books as well now. My list of authors I want to read is getting rather long.


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