Hyde Park and Harrods

After a morning in Notting Hill, I walked in Hyde Park. I learned about the queen and the line of succession to the british throne. It’s like a completely different world to me. Then I headed to the Natural History Museum. What an impressive entrance with that escalator moving into the earth and the dinosaurs! When I finished my tour, I walked straight to Harrods. This was a must if I want to call myself a turist. I loved the decorations, especially the ones outside and all the cookies and tea you can buy. A quick dinner later (I need a Pret-A-Manger in Trondheim!), I went back to my hotel to get ready for drinks in a proper Pub.

Do you carry a Harrods bag as a lunch bag? Apparently this is one of the most famous gifts among my friends who have visited London…

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Christmas granola

In Norway you can find a Christmas version of everything, from beer to tea to flour, so I thought it would be fitting to share with you my current favorite granola recipe (a close second to this one, only without the oats) and name it my Christmas granola. Flavored with cinnamon and cardamom, it really smells like Christmas. I hope you enjoy it!

Homemade Christmas granola

Servings: 1.5L. Preparation: 5 min. Cooking time: 15-30 min. Total time: 20-35 min.

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Ingredients:

  • 2 dl. almonds (coarsely chooped)
  • 2 dl. walnuts (coarsely chooped)
  • 2 dl. hazzelnuts (coarsely chooped)
  • 2 dl. sunflower seeds
  • 2 dl. flaxseed
  • 3 dl. sesame seeds
  • 2 dl. dry coconut flakes
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp cardamom
  • 2 dl. water or orange juice
  • 1/2 dl. melted butter
  • 1/2 dl. honey

Instructions:

  1. Preheat oven to 180°C.
  2. Mix all dry ingredients in a lange mixing bowl.
  3. Mix warm water with honey until it dissolved and with melted butter, pour the wet ingredients mixture on the dry ingredients and stir well.
  4. Bake for 15-30 minutes, depending on you oven, stirring often.
  5. Let them cool down and store in an airtight container for 2 weeks.

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Make yourself a Christmas tea (the one with the spices) and enjoy this treat with some fresh fruit, some extra honey and yogurt. Granola makes a really nice homemade gift if you put it in a nice container with some ribbon and a note with warm wishes. What’s your favorite Christmas recipe?

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Notting Hill

Back to my London posts! Sunday in London can only mean one thing: a walk in Notting Hill to shop colorful china and look at colorful houses. I was so happy to find the places where Notting Hill was filmed. At lunch time, I sat at a Pub and ordered delicious fish and chips and roast biff. Sunday mornings go by so fast!

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Fall in Trondheim

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Happy Monday with a short sweet video! I shot this video sometime this fall on a rainy day and it’s been like that almost every afternoon since: fairy lights, hot chocolate and cookies! I hope you enjoy!

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    • @betelgez should consider this next year!! #train #christmas
    • December 18th - autoportrait: I'm in love with red lips! #kolonaki #lipstick #IMC2014foto
    • December 16th - ornament: Twinkle twinkle little star by Essie and a disco ball Christmas ornament :) #IMC2014foto #christmas #nails
    • Just before the snow.. #lian #trondheim
    • December 16th - light: Winter is so much better with snow. #office #IMC2014foto #snow
    • December 14th - presents: My mother will love this. Can't say more.. #gift #christmas #IMC2014foto
    • December 13th - sweet: Christmas decorations.. #christmas #IMC2014foto
    • @theniapat finally we got some snow!! #trondheim #snow
    • December 12th - Christmas in town: The best thing about Christmas in Trondheim is the Christmas market. I bought some delicious local goat cheese today and tasted all sorts of food! Yum! #food #Friday #christmas #IMC2014foto
    • December 11th - Together: Settlers of Catan game night!! ?? #IMC2014foto
    • Ready for their first run. #nike #running
    • December 10th - Something red: Too too hot and set in stones from Essie #nails #IMC2014foto
    • December 9th - Through the (car) window: On the way to Christmas lunch somewhere outside Trondheim. #IMC2014foto #nature #norway
    • December 8th - Star: Enormous diy paper star hanging on the window. ?#IMC2014foto #christmas
    • December 7th - Creative December: Making something for the window! #creative #diy #IMC2014foto #sunday
    • December 6th - small pleasure: 99% cocoa! How come I didn't know about this? Chocolate with instructions! So perfect! #chocolate #saturday #IMC2014foto
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