Being a woman I am totally fascinated by everything make-up, especially mascara's. The last month I've been using Rimmel's Lash Accelerator Mascara which promises to make your lashes appear up to 80% longer and if you use it over time it promotes natural lash growth for up to 117% longer looking lashes after 30 days.
Did it work? Nope. Time to bin this one and go in search of a new one.
Being back home in Norway I've noticed a big trend for home made baking of "knekkebrod", which is like a hard, flat bread you'd eat in the mornings, or at supper or basically whenever you feel like a snack. Solvi made them, Vibeke made them and even mum made them so I thought I'd share the recipe with who ever is out there.
3 1/2 dl oats
3 1/2 dl whole wheat flour
1 dl bran
1dl lin seeds, (couldn't find a proper translation for this word. Basically it is little brown seeds).
1 1/2 dl sesame seeds
2 dl sunflower seeds
1 dl chopped walnuts, (or any other nuts)
a pinch of salt
7 dl water with 1 spoon honey
Use two baking trays. Bake at 170, after 10 mins cut into squares and continue baking for 30 mins.
She has done a tremendous job fixing it up and her upstairs living room/dining room/kitchen and a spare room now looks absolutely fantastic.
It has a gorgeous view which unfortunately I could not get a photo of seeing that it is darker than dark outside, (we had 10!! mins of sun this day, -really!), so will just have to come over in the summer and take some photo's to share then...
I love coming here and this evening she had a few of the girls over for "kvelds" which is like a supper. Vibeke is a fantastic cook. I believe everything I've had at her place just taste sensational.
Her kitchen shelves are full of cookery books from all over the world.
She had made us "knekkebrod" from scratch, which is yummy!
After doing a tremendous amount of walking in the Alps I figured I might as well continue. (Plus the chocolates in mum's cupboard basically started shouting my name so it was a question of choosing between chocolates and nature).
It has been mild back home and then really cold, something I should have thought about before venturing out, -didn't. Rain + cold = ice.
The last couple of days we've had brilliant sunny days with not a cloud in the sky.
When I woke up this morning the view from our bedroom window in the hotel Tannenheim looked like this:
So I knew it was going to be an absolute stunner of a day.
The snow is slowly melting away, giving us real hard packed icy conditions in the morning, that slowly turns in to slush come mid morning so I've parked myself in the restaurant.
One of the local dishes is called a Kaisershmarren , (I know I wrote that one wrong,-sorry) and it is like a HUGE pancake, with redcurrant jam. It is absolutely yummy.
Trex has been busy adjusting.
Anything that needs or maybe doesn't even need adjusting will be adjusted. Hence his nickname: "The Adjuster".
He'll wake up in the morning and be late for breakfast because he had to adjust some board or another. Today he spent at least three hours adjusting his skins on his split snowboard, using a spanner from the liftie up on the top chairlift.
The locals know him so well now they'll shake his head and calls him a "spinner" which is a pleasant way of saying he is mad...
I've been walking up from Trafoi village, (1,750m), to the Furkelhutte, (2,550m) a couple of times now and are happy to say I've cut down my time from 2 hours to today's best 1 hour and 15 minutes.
It should be noted that the local heroes do it in 35-40 minutes. The buggers must run up the hill so I have a long, long way to go. The record is 28 mins from the bottom of the ticket booth to the top of the T-bar lift (!)
It is quite a breathtaking walk, literally and physically and on the walk up I always manage to spot some deer, birds, etc.
John's always up first thing in the morning and is having a blast on his board.
The reward up the top is something called Apfelguhmix, basically warm apple drink and it tastes awesome.
After a little rest in the hut I'm normally on my board trying to get a few hours in, before my knees cave in.