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My winter Norway trip with Josh in January/February gave us several good experiences to remember for a long time. To start, we saw plenty of snow, probably a year’s worth (!), and I felt even closer to nature! Before my memory gets blurry I wanted to jot those experiences down, which may also inspire someone wondering what there is to do in Norway in winter… Husky sledding (highly recommended for a Norway winter trip!) The husky sledding experience in Tromsø was the pinnacle of our Norway winter trip. Before this tour, I’d been slightly concerned about how fast the dogs might run. There were moments indeed where I found it very speedy, but it was AMAZING… It was so exhilarating that we both commented ‘we wouldn’t say no if there were another chance’. Lucky us, as we had an incredible team of 6 dogs (Soko, Hey, Mons, Dee-Dee, Storm and…

At the beginning of 2020, I decided to try a bullet journal to better organise the year. Having used it for a year, although I won’t use it for 2021, I wanted to share an accomplishment related to my highlights of 2020 and bullet journaling: designing my own bullet journal cover. Design Your Bullet Journal Monthly Cover with Wildlife You Watch My highlights in 2020 were all about nature and wildlife; designing each month’s cover on the bullet journal with wildlife sightings and natural experiences was the best way to record them. Every month, I noted new species I encountered in person or any interesting episode or experience about wildlife in the UK. Among them, the most memorable one became a topic for next month’s cover design. My families and friends loved this idea and with their support, I’m going to continue to do so for 2021 as well. :)…

Last night, the last episode of Downton Abbey Season 5 was on ITV, and so were the bombarding Christmas adverts between the programme. Although I did not count how many adverts I saw last evening that were specifically for the Christmas season, it will not be surprising even if I randomly pick the number of 10 or more: ALDI, Boots, Lidl, Waitrose, John Lewis, Debenhams, Coca Cola, and so on. Certainly Christmas is coming in the UK. It is impossible not to know this fact, thanks to the Christmas adverts. The Christmas adverts themselves are not new, but it seems there have been attitudinal changes among viewers towards the Christmas commercials, notably since the Christmas commercial from John Lewis in 2013. The viewers were absolutely fascinated by the commercial and are excited to see what this year’s advert is like. This change was possible because companies – like John Lewis -…