December 31, 2006

no more christmas

Christmas this year was very nice. We had a great dinner and got some nice presents too. Rumor has it that there is more presents coming too. So now when its not christmas I am enjoying my holidays. I have been sleeping and resting a lot. And also had sometime for a bit of shopping.

New years eve celebration tonight will probably be very quiet, hopefully we wont get the tunderstrom forcasted. I like to see some firework!

2007 are looking like it will be a very exciting year for us. It will be the beginning of a new chapter in the Hameed family. Something we are very ready for.

December 10, 2006

2nd sunday of advent


It was such a nice weekend :) And I really do have the best husband. Here is a link to the poem he wrote me:
'the sun sleeps in my bed'

November 12, 2006

its a long way to picadilly

or something like that... Ask my mum she knows the whole song. But anyhow what I wanted to write about is our trip to Frankston this week and that was a long long way for sure.

In end of May this year some friends of us moved from Bendigo down to Melbourne. At first we were all excited thinking we could visit often, but then it turned out that they were going to live in Frankston. Frankston is still Melbourne -well sort of, but it is 1 1/2 hour away from where we live - way down south. We have been meaning to go visit for a while now but since we are busy all week and our friends are busy all weekends it has been a bit tricky to find a good time.

But now in Tuesday we managed to go there. And yeah they have a nice beach

But what we really came there to see was our friends. They have a daughter which was born a day after my 31st birthday so that is pretty cool. She is now almost a year and a half and are pretty busy running around and proud of being able to say 'yuk'

This is Lamaa now

and this is how she looked like first time I meet her

she sure has grown.

It was nice to see them all and see Frankston but I think it will be a while before we go back - that trip took us the whole day.

November 5, 2006


My husband heard this song on tv and totally fell in love with it. He is singing it for me all the time and the cool thing is, the song could have been written for us. We are pretty much doing everything on our own here and do not have anyone else then ourself. I too love this song now :)

We'll do it all
On our own

We don't need
Or anyone

If I lay here
If I just lay here
Would you lie with me and just forget the world?

I don't quite know
How to say
How I feel

Those three words
Are said too much
They're not enough

If I lay here
If I just lay here
Would you lie with me and just forget the world?

Forget what we're told
Before we get too old
Show me a garden that's bursting into life

Let's waste time
Chasing cars
Around our heads

I need your grace
To remind me
To find my own

If I lay here
If I just lay here
Would you lie with me and just forget the world?

Forget what we're told
Before we get too old
Show me a garden that's bursting into life

All that I am
All that I ever was
Is here in your perfect eyes, they're all I can see

I don't know where
Confused about how as well
Just know that these things will never change for us at all

If I lay here
If I just lay here
Would you lie with me and just forget the world?

"Chasing Cars" by Snow Patrol

October 22, 2006

talking about idol

I have seen Australian Idol every year here, and don't think I have missed more then 2 or 3 shows. The one performances though that I will never forget is from this guy; Anthony Callea. The show when he did this song was 'contestance choice' and until he came on the show had been very slow. I was sitting in the lounge room in our uni recidence with about 15 other people. When Anthony started to sing it became quiet and by the end all we could say was 'wow'. I have seen this video over and over and I also have his cd, don't think I ever will get tired of it. Thanx to you tube I can share it with you all - enjoy!

my favorite idol

Here is some video clips of my favorite in the Australian Idol this year. His name is Chris.

The first video is a cool version of the song 'crazy little thing called love'

The second songs is a song he wrote himself called 'Diamond days'. They had one night were all the contenstance could sing their own songs and play a instrument if they wanted. That was pretty good.


You Are Animal

A complete lunatic, you're operating on 100% animal instincts.

You thrive on uncontrolled energy, and you're downright scary.

But you sure can beat a good drum.

"Kill! Kill!"

October 21, 2006


I got a comment from my lil sister that I was very good at updating my blog... yeah i know she meant it ironic :P

Anyhow, life is very busy here - so its much easier to just read other people's blog then write on my own. Since I last updated Ramadan has come and almost gone... only today and tomorrow left. Its first when Hameed dont eat during the day I realice how much of our fun time together actually involves eating or drinking. So now Im really looking forward to Monday when we can go out for lunch or for a cup of coffee again.

Work is busy as always and now we have finally gotten the dates for our accreditation. Here in Australia there is a set of requierments a child care centre has to follow in order to be allowed to operate and every second year a person come and check that what we are doing are good enough. This person is due to come between 1st November and 12th of December. So cross you fingers for me that Im able to get up to date with my paper work before then. And this is also part of the reason for why Im up at 6am on a Saturday. The other reason for why Im up so early is that Hameed left for work at 4am and its hard to sleep again after being woken up.

September 24, 2006

photo of the week

I finally updated the photo of the week...I guess it would be better to call it 'photo of the year' I had my last one for a few months.. This new photo is a cool photo of the sun I fun while searching for 'sun' on google image. I wanted to have a photo of the sun so I hopefully can see more of the real one soon. I want summer now!!!

September 23, 2006

missing my 'housewife'

ever since Hameed started to work I have been missing having someone here at home during the day to do all those boring little bits and pieces; such as scrubbing the toilet and shopping food. Now when Hameed is working too I cant come home from work anymore and slopp down in my nice seat and have my dinner served. Now I too have to do some of this work. And as tired as we have been lately it do not get done very easy. So calling for pizza has been been the soulution.... probably a few too many times.

Hopefully we will be able to get into a routine soon so that we are able to do it all and also have time to relax and enjoy eachother

September 18, 2006

happy birthday baby!

You still look just as cute as you did a few years back.

September 14, 2006


What I have
is a man
who loves me
with heart and soul

I am grateful
I am blessed
but still I am depressed

I want more then I have
and my patient is wearing thin
Please God hear my pray
send a miracle this way

August 30, 2006

new chapter

tomorrow starts the next chapter in the Hameed households life. Then both of us will get up in the morning and go to work! Pretty exciting.

of course..

August 26, 2006

my blogging mummy

my mum has started her own blog! Pretty cool. I still remember how we wrote her a A4 page of instruction so she was able to check her email when we first got a computer. No 1 on the list : turn on the computer...

She has come a long way since then - thats for sure. She is now more then capable to check her email and write emails without any instructions, she can chat online and use webcam, she can send sms with her mobil. She can even take pictures with her new digital camera without cutting of everyones heads :)

And now also the latest - she is blogging. My lil sister got her started and I have help her a little with the layout, but other then that its all her. Pretty proud of you mum. Check out her blog here

August 21, 2006

its done..

my husband mention on his blog that he had to write a list of 100 things he wants to do for his class. I have for a while had my own list on 43 things, but have been pretty slack on updating and actually try to do some of the things in a long long time.

Anyhow, 1 of the things on my list has been to change bank. And today that was completed - yay! I can't remember why I chose the bank I did when I first came to Australia but I has always annoyed me that the bank did not have the option of Visa debit card. For a while it was oki because I still had my visa debit card from my bank in Norway and as long as there was money in the account I could use it when needed. But for the past year there has been very little money in my account in Norway so the need for a visa debit card linked to my account here in Australia became something I really wanted to have. An other thing I really missed was a savings account where I could just put away 10 dollars, 50 , 100 or whatever I had to spare whenever. The savings account we had was oki when we open it, but did not really work well when we no longer had stipends to save. The minimum deposit for our old savings account where 500 $ each time - so it was very very rare we manage to put anything away in savings and those money we had to spare was mostly used to buy lollies..

But from today of we have a visa debit account and a proper savings account. Feels good to have it done finally. Now we just need to figure out the insurance language, so we can get insurance too...

August 6, 2006

still alive..

Yeah we are still here - even though it takes me forever to make updates to this blog. We are member of a forum - NCT- were one of the treads today was about posting a new photo of us. We took this photo and since it turned out oki I decided to post it here aswell. So now I dont have to update again for another few weeks :D

July 25, 2006

in other news

I was just reading the local newspaper from where I grew up - something I should do more often.. While other newspapers are full of war and disasters, my local newspaper also had room to report about one incident of a bit different character. A cow had managed to break through the fence and was wandering on the high way against the traffice. It became a bit of a fuss but with the help of the police the farmer got his cow safe onto the field and the traffic could run smooth again.

June 24, 2006

baby, baby

Glory baby you slipped away as fast as we could say
You were growing, what happened dear?
You disappeared on us
Heaven will hold you before we do
Heaven will keep you safe until we're home with you...
Until we're home with you...

Miss you everyday
Miss you in every way
But we know there's a day when we will hold you
We will hold you
You'll kiss our tears away
When we're home to stay
Can't wait for the day when we will see you
We will see you

But baby let God hold you 'till mom and dad can hold you...
You'll just have heaven before we do
You'll just have heaven before we do

Sweet little baby, it's hard to understand it 'cause we're hurting
We are hurting
But there is healing
And we know we're stronger people through the growing
And in knowing-
That all things work together for our good
And God works His purposes just like He said He would...
Just like He said He would...

modify from lyrics made by Nathan and Christy Nockels

June 18, 2006

enough already

of this winter... yeah i had enough of being cold and the winter just started 18 days ago - ugh! Hopfully the time until warmer weather comes this year will go fast or at least it will go fast until my next day of from work - July 24th..

May 20, 2006


Originally uploaded by dynamitt.
is the best way to describe this place i think. We went to look at a flat for some friends today and thats the worst place I have seen - yet the rent is 180 $ pr week! I dont understand how the owners and the rental office for this place can live with themselves. Hopefully no one are so desperat that they will live there.

This photo is the beautiful stove in the kitchen..for more pictures look at my flickr

May 18, 2006

little princess

I had to smile when I saw this picture - even the little princess of Norway hold her flag upside down....

May 17, 2006

photo of the week

the photo is taken in Bendigo a some more then a week ago. We went for a walk around Lake Weerona and stumble opon this creepy looking turtle thing.

Hipp hipp hurra

Its 17 of May -Norway's independence day. I remember being almost as excited about this day as chirstmas. I used to wake up early and tie old cans to my bike and then bike up and down the street to wake up my neigbours. When I become older I was part of a gang who would drive around with music blasting to wake people up - Dont ask me why we did this, it was part of the tradition and I dont think anyone really know why.

When I started University I moved to Oslo and after have celebrated 17of May there one year I always wanted to be in Oslo on 17 of May. The streets are filled with people, there are music and games everywhere. hotdog and icecream is sold on every corner - and of course the king! The king (and the rest of the royal family) would stay on their blacony and greet all the children walking in the parade. As Oslo is a fairly large city and has a few schools the parade would usually take between 3-4 hours. Yet the King would have a smile and a wave for every single one.

I have not celebrated 17 of May since 2002 and I actually almost forgot about it this year (I should have gotten some clue from my newspaper running lots of stories about national dresses..) Anyway, celebrating here in Australia, but i did start this morning singing the national athem and hopefully in not to many years we will be able to celebrate 17 of May in Oslo.

April 23, 2006


while watching 'biggest loser' Australia, which has people from Australia competing to lose weight and trainers from USA, I just came to realize that some names are pronouced differently in Australia then it is in USA. Never thought of this before. And strangly enough, even though I have lived 3 years in Australia and only 1 in USA I still use the american way of saying some things. No wonder I have to repeat myself so much..

April 16, 2006

photo of the week

its easter and the tradition in my family is to make yellow hard boiled egg. I tried with eggs that were already brown, i guess it works better with white eggs, but just look really carefully on the picture and tell me you see its a bit yellow - right...

poor baby...

Originally uploaded by dynamitt.
my husband has been sick all week, pretty misrable has he been. Here is a shot from where he is giving himself a steambath to clear things up.

Im just glad that he is back to normal self now.

whee to me

I manage to go 4 times this week, and I still love it :) Usually swim 500 m, but today I did 30 laps. With some help from my husband I found out that I swam 690 meter today! Pretty proud of myself. Wanna get it up to 1 km and then work on my speed.

so right...

April 9, 2006

how old?


Begin with age 79 years, the average global life-expectancy based on ten advanced societies.

01. Where is your ancestral home?

..... United States of America = minus 2.
..... Austria or United Kingdom = minus 1.
..... Canada or France or Italy = 0.
..... Australia or Singapore or Sweden = plus 2.
..... Japan = plus 3.
Enter zero if your homeland is not given.

02. Gender. Female = plus 1. Male = minus 2.

03. Do you have an annual physical exam?
Yes = plus 3. No = minus 3.

04. Grandparent lived to 85-plus? Add 2 for each long-lived grandparent.

05. Do you volunteer on a weekly basis? Yes = plus 2. No = minus 1.

06. Do you live alone? Yes, minus 3. No, 0 points.

07. Are you able to laugh at, and learn from your mistakes. Yes = plus 1. No = minus 3.

08. Do you have a confidant who listens to your problems? Yes = plus 1. No = minus 2.

09. Daily neurobic (brain) exercise: puzzles, games, learning? Yes = plus 4. No = 0.

10. Daily aerobic exercise: swimming, jogging, biking? Yes = plus 3. No = 0.

11. Eat balanced diet of fresh fruit, vegetables, whole grains? Yes = plus 2. No = minus 3.

12. Do you smoke a pack of cigarettes daily? Yes = minus 4. No = 0 points.

13. Live with, work with, or have friends who smoke? Yes = minus 1. No = 0.

14. Do you "yo-yo" on and off diet fads? Yes = minus 5. No = 0 points.

15. Own an inter-active pet (dog, cat)? Yes = plus 2. Passive pet (goldfish) = plus 1.

16. Left-handed = minus 1. Right-handed = 0.

17. Men Only: For every inch of your height that exceeds 5'8", minus six months.

18. Are you a religious person, and do you practice your faith? Yes = plus 2. No = 0.

19. Women Only: For each childbirth add .25 years (3 months) to your score.

20. Use stress management (meditation, quiet time, spa)? Yes = plus 4. No = minus 3.

21. Walk to work? Yes = plus 2. Ride to work? Yes = plus 1. Drive to work? Yes = minus 3.

22. Cosmetic surgery? Once per decade = plus 5. Minus 1 for each additional per decade.

23. Do you fear the uncertainties of growing old? Yes = minus 2. No fear = plus 1.

24. Substance abuse? Yes = minus 6. Shared use of substances = minus 3.

25. Sexual promiscuity (multiple partners, STD risks)? Yes = minus 6. No = 0.

26. Engaged in long-term, relationship of trust and mutual respect? Yes = plus 5. No = 0.

27. All friends same age as you? Yes = minus 2. Age-mix of friends? Yes = plus 1.

28. Written specific life goals and completion timeframes? Yes = plus 1. No = 0.

29. Family history of cardiovascular or cancer prior to age 50? Minus 2 per occurence.

30. Family history of obesity, diabetes, chronic depression? Minus 2 per each occurence.

Your score is an estimate of how long you can expect to live. A score less than 79 years is a "wake-up call" alerting you to take positive action. Long life isn't the result of smart genes and dumb luck. In fact, 80% of longevity is based on lifestyle, not genes. Living to be 100 depends on five factors: genetic inheritance (good genes give you a good head start), outlook (meaningful lives last longer), diet (you are what you eat), aerobic exercise (a fine-tuned engine wears better), and mental fitness (use it or lose it).

According to this quiz I will be 98 years old... guess I just have to wait and see.

April 8, 2006

just updating

on what had been going on in my life lately. I did not get my wishes granted the other week, my husband has still not been able to get a job and no visa yet. But we have an appointment with the immigration office on the 26th and if things goes like I hope he will be granted a visa that same day - which should also make it easier to get a job.

I have been trying so hard to be updated with all my paperwork for work this year, but is seems like this is a part of my job I just can not do... I have been pretty good, but still there are things I'm lacking behind on. A little pat on the back though; I started way late with the 3 monthly reports (the day before they were due) but even so I was the only one of the room leaders which manage to finish them on time. But now ofcourse I'm behind in some of the other things... Can't win I guess.

This past week has been a bit crazy. On tuesday I had to call my husband and ask him to bring me new shoes and socks. Why? Well one of the girls has figure out how to undo her nappy... so she did a big poo and then undid her nappy and left in on the floor. It was the time between lunch and the kids getting ready for a nap so it was pretty hectic and I ofcourse mange to step in the poo.... Oh well I guess thats just one of the quirks of my job...

The temperature here has dropped a lot. I dont think I ever will understand the weather here. Its close to 30 degrees on day and the next its 15 degrees, so we get autum with a 'bang' sort of. Trying to remember why I complained when its was 42 degrees... so cold now.

Planning to go swimming today. I really enjoy it, but have to wait until 2 pm when there will be som space for me in the inside pool. Im not swimming outside in this cold weather even though the pool is heated to 27 degrees. After I have been swimming I need to do some paperwork...

March 30, 2006

street party

It has been a while since the street party here in Sydney Road, but it took me this long to figure out how to post a video to this blog. If it wasn't for Bane I would probably still be wondering..


March 29, 2006

yes, officer

yesterday when I was riding my bike home from work I was asked to pull over by a policeman on a motorbike.

how old are you?
me: 31 (thinking or am I im 31!)
policeman: do you understand english?
me: yes
Policeman: do you know that you ran a red light just now?
me: no....there was a light?
policeman: yes, you need to stop. That will be a fine of 210$
me: oki....
policeman: I'll leave you with a warning for now.

And then he left. I was a bit shaky after that and could not understand how I manage to run a red light. I checked it today and it turns out it was a pedristant crossing. I just kept going because there was no one crossing the road, but I guess Im meant to stop when its red even though there is no one crossing..

Well, lesson learnt, Im defently not risking 210$...

March 25, 2006

photo of the week

this week photo is of Nashia - just because I miss her.

what I want

there are two things I want for this week coming. I want my man to get his visa and a job...

March 24, 2006

meme 5s tag

Thanx to Diva for tagging me - again :)

1) 5 Things You Can't Do
º play guitar
º understand computers
º do the right motion with my legs during breastswimming
º reach up to the top shelf
º touch my toes while standing

2) 5 Things You Can Do
º Be organzied
º eat an unbelivable amount of chocolate
º sleep for 14 hours straight
º play piano
º sing

3) 5 Things That Scare You
º The dark
º Racists
º people that gets very angry
º the future
º lifetreatening illness

4) 5 Things You Love
º Hameed
º My family
º My 'kids'
º good conversations
º time to be lazy

5) 5 Things You Hate
º Racism
º Ants
º Snobby people
º egocentric people
º rain

6) 5 Random Facts About You
º I have been married for almost 4 months
º I both love and hate my job
º I have live in Australia for more then 3 years
º Im a christian married to a muslim
º I love skiing

7) 5 Things You Want To Do Before You Die
º Have kids
º Travel all over the world
º Meet my in-laws
º Buy a house with a swimming pool
º Open my own child carecentre

Now tag 5 others! :)
º Hamidde
º Shet Li
º Philippine
º Lostsoul
º Agneta

March 20, 2006


'X' the things you own or have owned. If it's over 40, you're pretty spoiled

( ) own your own car
(X) cell phone
( ) own phone line
( ) own bathroom
(X) own room (well had this some years ago..)
( ) two storey house
( ) built in pool
( ) guest house
( ) game room
(X) tv in your room (used to have..)

Total: 3

(X) double bed or bigger
( ) more than 20 pairs of shoes
( ) 10+ things from a designer store
( ) good grades
( ) expensive sunglasses
( ) name brand purse/wallet
(X) ipod
( ) xbox
( ) ps2
( ) mp3 player

Total: 2

( ) range rover
( ) basketball hoop
( ) air hockey table
( ) pool table
( ) ping pong table
( ) fuse ball table
( ) trampoline
( ) live on a lake or pond
(X) own a pair of skiis
( ) own a snowboard

Total: 1

( ) has a boat
( ) has a jet ski
( ) has a beach house or cabin
( ) stereo system in bedroom
( ) dvd player in room
( ) 700+ dvd's
(X) gets $50+ for allowance each month
(X) goes shopping every month
( ) shops at abercrombie

Total: 2

( ) goes snowboarding or skiing every season
( ) 2+ family cars
(X) a mom AND a dad
( ) step mom/dad
(X) perfume/cologne
( ) aim
(X) msn
(X) yahoo
( ) 5+ trophies
(X) own digital camera
( ) walk in closet

Total: 5

( ) electric scooter
(X) bike
( ) 3-wheeler
( ) guitar/drums
( ) hammock
( ) been on a cruise
(X) traveled out of the country
( ) personal fit trainer
(X) expensive jewelry
(X) met a celebrity

Total: 4

(X) straightener/curling iron
( ) gets hair done/nails/spas
( ) on/was on a varsity team for school
( ) own batting cage
( ) 100+ in wallet/purse right now
(X) own savings account
(X) 1+ best friends
( ) been to the caribbean
(X) been to europe
( ) been to hawaii

Total: 4

(X) been to new york
(X) shopped in seattle
( ) eaten at the space needle in seattle
( ) been on the eiffel tower in paris
( ) been on the statue of liberty in new york
( ) been on honor roll for 2+ years
( ) license or a trip for birthday
( ) lives on private?
(X) moved 3+ times

Total: 3

( ) sports car
( ) hot tub
(X) pet(s)
( ) ranch
( ) verizon
( ) cingular
( ) virgin mobile
( ) t-mobile
(X) been to 5+ states in the US
( ) don't have a job
( ) 100+ buddies on aim/msn

Total: 1

(X) alarm clock
(X) home cooked meal almost every day..
( ) eat out almost every day
( ) been in a limo
( ) own camcorder
(X) own laptop computer
(X) own desktop

Total: 4

Ahhh not to bad - that was only 29 :)


March 13, 2006

photo of the week

this weeks photo is of the pretty gerbarra's I got from the supermarket for 4$. Somtimes the cheapest flowers are the nicest. Sure brighten up over living room.

i asked for tea...

Originally uploaded by dynamitt.
funny guy im married too. I asked for tea and this is what i got...

oh sexy...

I went swimming again today. I had been doing a couple of laps and was just taking a little rest at the shallow end when this guy in his 30's parade in with a very tight swim trunk. He proceded to parade back and forth along the pool apparantly trying to get some attention from the female lifeguard, something he did not get. He then stoped at the lap lane for 'fast swimmers', dived in with the biggest stomach splash you can imagine and when he surfaced he swam towards the end I was at with the wildest most uncontrolled 'crawl' swimming I have seen. As soon as he got to more shallow water he stoped swimming and started to walk instead. So much for 'fast' swimming....

March 12, 2006


Bane posted this story as his lates entry on his blog and i just had to quote it here because its a good one.

We had a gentleman come into Wal-Mart and make his way to electronics section. With a barely perceptible wobble in his step and only the faintest of beer favored scent to him, he requested the purchase of a new television set.

Nothing is odd about this so far, we get stinking drunk folk all the time, especially being open 24 hours. Nay, what set this fine example of the human race apart is how he attempted to purchase said television...

With a Blockbuster membership card.

He did promise the cashier that he would only use it to watch movies, which I suppose made sense in his dark little corner of reality, but she wasn't budging. He didn't understand there was no correlation between the two, even after it was helpfully suggested that that meant we would have no method of checking if he had late fees.

We were informed as he left the building that we will have no more business from him. I, for one, will miss him immensely.


its 39 degrees outside and thats is pretty HOT, yet my troat hurt like im having a cold. Why is my body acting like its cold and winter?

March 8, 2006

*five little ducks went swimming one day...*

for a long long time now i have been wanting to start swimming. I read somewhere that swiming is the best thing to do to get ride of those yukky bumps on my thighs and bum...Not very sure if that is true, but no harm in trying.

Swimming is also an excersise which is easy to do with out getting injuries and it is relaxing and it was fun! I went for the first time today, finally, and I got a membership card so I will go back for more tomorrow.

March 6, 2006

time of my life

oh boy this has been the best weekend ever ! I was lucky enough to have friday of from work so it became a long weekend. We started thursday with going out for dinner to the same resturant we had our first real date. This time we celebrated our 3 months anniversary and it ws just as nice as first time we went there.

Friday was a very nice and hot day, so finally my husband decided that he wanted to go to the beach with me. Can yo beleive that we live about 1 hours away from the beach (with tram) and still this was the first time we were there this summer. Anyway the beach was great and the water was not to cold. So we spent the whole day playing and flirting. There was other people on the beach, but since we did not know them it almost felt like we were there all alone.

On Saturday I had to go down to city for a haircut and some shopping while my husband was allowed to clean the house. We meet up in the afternoon for some food shopping and then the evening was just realxing. It was still very hot on Saturday so not much else to do.

Yesterday which was Sunday the annualy street party here in Brunswick was on. The street party was about 10 blocks filled with stalls from resturants,cafees, community groups and clubs and also shops. There were also several stages where there was diferent bands playing and groups dancing. It was great! We did lots of people watching, enjoyed the food, the music and eachothers company.

So yeah defently a good weekend.

February 26, 2006


gift from 'svigermor'

my moms gift to my husband was a sweather she had knitted. She had almost finshed it before leaving Norway and plan to do the rest on the 30 hour flight down here. But because of flight security the flight attendants needed to take the knitting needles away from my mom, something they did with lots of apologices.

She manage to finish it here though doing a little bit everytime my husband went out and errand. The finish result look pretty good.

February 25, 2006

valentines day

Originally uploaded by dynamitt.
we have had some very busy days lately and very little time to ourself and to go on dates. So its was extra nice and special to get these beautiful roses from my husband on valentines day. Love you !

photo of the week

this weeks photo is of my little sister and myself playing two headed monster in my dads huge new jacket. At least we didn't feel cold anymore..

its raining its pooring

we had 3 hours to kill today before my family was due to go to the airport to go back to Norway. I suggested that we walked to a icecream place my little sister and I had been to earlier. It was a bit further to walk then I thought (we had biked last time we went) but we got there pretty hot and tired after about 1 hour walk.

The icecream was grand and well worth the long walk. When we left the shop and started to go home we noticed that the sky had become very dark, and soon enough it started to rain. First just a couple of drops but then it really started to poor down and we were totally wet within seconds. The rain came so fast it was flooding in the streets. Most other people out had taken covers in stores, cafes or bus shelters so we were the only ones walking in the rain and we got some stares because of that and also how wet we were. The rain was pretty warm and as it seem to rain heavier and heavier it actually became a bit funny. My mum got the giggels and then all of us had to laugh...

February 19, 2006

a little about me

Online Name: dynamitt

Real Name: Dina

Birthday: 6 June 1974

Birthplace: Bergen,Norway

Current Location: Melbourne,Australia

Eye Color: Brown

Hair Color: Brown

Height: 1,60 m

Right Handed or Left Handed: Left

Your Weakness: Chocolate

Your Fears: Being alone in the dark

Your Perfect Pizza: Dolly Dimple no 10

Goal You Would Like To Achieve This Year: Be more organized with my workstuff

Your Most Overused Phrase/Smilie on instant messenger: hehehe

Thoughts First Waking Up: Noooooooooo,not yet

Your Best Physical Feature: Eyes (my husband will say my butt )

Your Bedtime: Worknights, around 10 pm, weekends around midnight

Favorite Drink: Coca Cola

MacDonalds or Burger King: McDonalds

Single or Group Dates: Single

Chocolate or Vanilla: Chocolate

Tea or Coffee: Tea

Do you Smoke: Nope

Do you Swear: Only when I speak english

Do you Sing: Yup, all the time

Shower or Bath: Bath

Have you Been in Love: Yes

Do you want to get Married: I am, lucky me :)

Do you belive in yourself: Oh yeah

Do you think you are Attractive: Sometimes

Are you a Health Freak: eeeh no

Do you get along with either Parent: yeah pretty well

Do you like Thunderstorms: no, they are scary

Do you play an Instrument: yes, but im not very good at it

In the past month have you Drank Alcohol: Nope

Ever been Drunk: no and never will be either

Ever been called a Tease: not seriously

Ever been Beaten up: yes

Ever Shoplifted: eeeh do sample fruits and nuts count?

How do you want to Die: Sleeping

What Is Your Dream Job: maddress tester

What location would you most like to Visit: Maldives

Short or Long Hair: Depends what suit the person. I prefer long on myself

Ever Taken Drugs: No

CDs vs mp3s: both please

Number of Piercings: 4

Number of Tattoos: 0

tagged again

Diva tagged me again for something called 23rd post meme.

The rules are as follow:
1. Go into your archives.
2. Find your 23rd post.
3. Post the fifth sentence (or closest to it).
4. Post the text of the sentence in your blog along with these instructions.
5. Tag five other people to do the same thing.

I found my 23rd post but I only had one sentence one that post so couldnt do the fifth one...Here is it anyway:

this weeks photo is of my husband making one of his many lovly faces.

People im tagging are:
Shet Li

If you dont have a 23rd post better write lots so you get one :D

February 13, 2006

great ocean road

Originally uploaded by dynamitt.
finally after have been living in Victoria for almost 3 years we manage to get to Great Ocean Road. This road is a the costal road in Victoria and there sure are some nice places to see. The most famouse is probably the 12 apostles which you can see a bit of on this picture.

February 7, 2006

4 things meme

I was taged by Diva and Jules to do I guess I shud. I love things like this anyhow. Here we go:

Four Jobs I've had:

1. chicken factory worker
2. meat controll helper
3. babysitter
4. newspaper deliver

Four movies I can watch over and over:

1. Empire records
2. Muc ado about nothing
3. Notebook
4. Pretty woman

Four places I’ve lived:

1. Hommersaak, Norway
2. Oslo, Norway
3. Verona, NJ, USA
4. Bendigo, Australia

Four TV shows I love:

1. Biggest Loser
2. CSI (original)
3. Law & Order
4. Video hits

Four places I’ve vacationed:

1. Budapest, Hungary
2. London, England
3. San Diego, USA
4. Perth, Australia

Four of my favorite dishes:

1. Lasange
2. Pancakes
3. Curry
4. Greek beef salad

Four sites I visit daily:

1. 43 Things
2. No chick trix
3. Flickr
4. My blog

Four places I would rather be right now:

1. On a beach with my husband
2. In New york with my husband
3. In a spa at a 5 star hotel
4. Somewhere I dont have to work

Four bloggers I am tagging:

1. Hamidde
2. Lostsoul
3. Shet Li
4. Phillipine

So tag ! you'r it !

February 5, 2006


my parents and little sister came to visit us all the way from Norway. It is pretty nice actually. Weird to talk so much norwegian but also good to see my family again. They also brought a big shopping bag full of real chocolate - yum! I was sitting on our bed just now and surfing the net while eating some chocolate and ended up spilling chocolate all over the bed... Oh well we do have a washing machine. My mom made dinner today aswell, nice to eat something she had cooked again too. But the best is that my husband and my parents are getting along very very well.

January 31, 2006


why do work need to start so early in the morning?

January 28, 2006


An american (of course) guy named Doug Vick have invented this slippers with bulit in flashlights. The lights comes on automatically when you step into the slippers and reach 6 - 7 meters. Doug invented the slippers after he got tired of bumping into things in the dark at night. I would have solved this problem easier - just turn on the lights. But I still find this slippers very cool.


Originally uploaded by dynamitt.
my husband had this great idea of blowing up one of our favorite pictures. One if the reasons he thought of this is because he had lots of printer credit left at uni which he wanted to use before leaving. The picture consists of 66 A4 pages pasted together. If you view only one page it looks like a bunch of dots but put together it looks pretty good.

The finished picture became a bit bigger then we had expected though, so it is going to take a while to get use to looking at our big faces every time we enter our bedroom.

January 26, 2006


I read an article in my newspaper today about pherotones. This is different ringtunes for mobiles which according to the webpage is supposed to give you better luck in attracting the opposite sex. I found the tunes more funny then attractive. Check it out for yourself. Here is the tunes for men and for women

January 22, 2006

photo of the week

A small airplane was cruising over our apartment buliding and left a webpage address in the sky. I tried to take a picture of the whole address too, but it did not come out very clear, this is the best shot I got.


I dont think I have been more greatful for sunset then I was today. Friday and yesterday was hot to, but today has been just way to much. With the sunset came the cool change and wind. It feels great! This week forcast is for 25 - 30 degress, that is more to my liking then over 40 as it has been the past days. I do still like summer though, really I do.


to hot to do anything... *melts*

January 20, 2006

my pet

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crazy weather

it has been very hot today. It was forcasted 35, but I'm pretty sure it has been up to 40. The parts of the child care centre which do not have air condition felt like a bakerovn.

My husband came to pick me up from work and the short bike ride from home had made him all exhausted. We hurried to the closest shopping centre for a bit to eat, it was so nice to be inside in to cool air condition. Then we went grocery shopping.

We was inside the shopping centre for no more then 30 minuts but by the time we go out it has started to be very grey and dark clouds. Before we could reach home, which takes us about 15 min, it started to rain and it was also much cooler. The rain lasted for maybe 10 minuts, and then the sky started to become some blue again. I took a shower and by the time I was finsihed with that, the sky was all blue again and it is alsmost as hot as it was earlier. Crazy.

January 19, 2006

aint that easy

When we were living in Bendigo we (or mostly me ) would order pizza when we could not be bothering doing any cooking.

Right now I'm really missing our old pizza place! We tried first to get a pizza from the same company as our old pizza place, but their closest shop is to far away from here, so they refused to deliver for us. Then we just looked in yellowpages and pick a place that was close to here. Well that was not a good idea. That was the worst pizza I have ever seen! We took one bit each and then trew it out.

Still hungry and still to lazy to cook we called another place which we have had pizza from before so we know it is at least eat able. They told us 30 min wait first and then called us back after a while because even though my husband repeated the adress twice and also got the chick on the phone to read it back to him, they got it wrong. So another 30 min. Then they called again and said that they had checked with our local shop and they could not deliver in 30 min, the earliest they could do was in an hour and a half !

My husband then asked me if I still wanted pizza and yeah I did, but only if they will give it for free and add a garlic bread. A request they smart enough agreed too.

But right now I wish we were back in Bendigo were you on weekdays could get pizza delivered in 15 min and it was always good. Well most of the time is was anyway. Sometimes we got a retarded chick on the phone which mixed up our ordes. What is this really with dumb people and pizza places?

January 18, 2006

visa saga part 2

I applied for my permant visa alsmost a year ago now. It was a long process and more papers and forms to fill out then I could ever imagine. I am pretty sure though that I answered the same questions at least 3 times..... Well I manage to finished all the paperwork and after a long long wait I was rewarded with a visa in November last year.

Now its my husbands turn. So it will be one more time of filling out heaps of forms and wait and wait. Immgration office sure manage to keep life interested.

January 17, 2006

and your name is?

I went in to my new workplace today to meet some of my co-workers and also have a look around before I start on Thursday. I was introduced to some of them and it turns out there are 2 Angela's and 1 Angie. Im wonderig how I will be able to tell them apart, I mean how do I make it clear who Im talking about... My husband which always sees the bright side comment that shared name its a good thing - it will be easier for me to remember the names...

January 16, 2006


when I was a kid I had a rubik cube, but I was never able to solve it properly. I always ended up taking the pieces apart and then put it back together as 'solved'. Didn't take long before I messed it up again... This guy however have a bit more hang of it.

January 15, 2006

photo of the week

this weeks photo is of my husband making one of his many lovly faces.

January 13, 2006

questions and answer

I stole this from Shet Li. I realize that I should probably have posted this before the new year, but what the heck.

1. What did you do in 2005 that you'd never done before?
Get married :)

2. Did you keep your new years' resolutions, and will you make more for next year?
Hmm not sure if I kept them as I can't remember them :P. But yeah I made some for this year.

3. Did anyone close to you give birth?
My husbands sister gave birth to a little girl on September 17.

4. Did anyone close to you die?
No - and I'm greatful for that

5. What countries did you visit?
Pretty much traped here in Australia thanx to DIMIA

6. What would you like to have in 2006 that you lacked in 2005?
more sleep probably - can never get enough

7. What date from 2005 will remain etched upon your memory, and why?
2nd of December, our wedding day

8. What was your biggest achievement of the year?
Thw whole years was amazing both personally and professionally, but our wedding was the most stand out.

9. What was your biggest failure?
Not being able to limit my chocolate intake :P

10. Did you suffer illness or injury?
Just common cough and cold

11. What was the best thing you bought?
My laptop :)

12. Whose behavior merited celebration?
Hameed - best guy I have ever known

13. Whose behavior made you appalled and depressed?
Depressed - defently what happen in Sydney. Racists always make me angry and sad.

14. Where did most of your money go?
Food, food and some rent and bills

15. What did you get really, really, really excited about?
getting married

16. What song will always remind you of 2005?
'the book of love'

17. Compared to this time last year, are you:
i. happier or sadder?
Happier for sure

ii. thinner or fatter?
like to say thinner, but probably the same

iii. richer or poorer?
richer in every way possible

18. What do you wish you'd done more of?

19. What do you wish you'd done less of?
being cranky

20. How will you be spending Christmas?
we spent it at our new home and had a nice turkey dinner.

21. Did you fall in love in 2005?
over and over again.

22. How many one-night stands?

23. What was your favorite TV program?
Biggest loser :P

24. Do you hate anyone now that you didn't hate this time last year?

25. What was the best book you read?
Harry Potter no 6 (think it was the only one I got time to read)

26. What was your greatest musical discovery?
hmm that kids can sing very nice when they bother trying

27. What did you want and get?
An ipod

28. What was your favorite film of this year?
The notebook

29. What did you do on your birthday, and how old were you?
I became 31 and had a big party at home the day before, and then the best dinner and movie date with my then boyfriend on my birthday. The presents from him was the best.

30. What one thing would have made your year immeasurably more satisfying?
That I had someone to share everything with

31. How would you describe your personal fashion concept in 2005?
sloppy :P

32. What kept you sane?
My husband

33. Which celebrity/public figure did you fancy the most?
hmm none

34. What political issue stirred you the most?

35. Who did you miss?
no one really

36. Who were the best new people you met?
all my kids at the pre-school

37. Tell us a valuable life lesson you learned in 2005:
sometimes you should ask for permission twice

38. Quote a song lyric that sums up your year:

(I have) the time of my life - Bill Medley & Jennifer Warnes

Now I've had the time of my life
No I never felt like this before
Yes I swear it's the truth
And I owe it all to you
'Cause I've had the time of my life
And I owe it all to you

January 11, 2006

blond joke

nice blond joke . Thanx thaum1el


When I took a shower this morning I noticed this strange tripoint scare a little above my left knee. To me it look like I have been abducted by allliens and they have put a tripoint fork thingy into my leg to drain my preciouse blood while I was asleep. My husband just think I cut myself on something and didn't noticed doing it, as usuall. I like my explanation better...

January 10, 2006


Originally uploaded by dynamitt.
This is such a typical expression by my dad. Everytime he is consentrating on something he sticks his toung out to sort of 'keep the balance'. In this picture he is struggeling to type an sms on his new mobil phone. Love you daddy.

January 9, 2006

childhood memories

This strip remind me of my childhood when my friends and I will try to sleep outside in a tent or in a cubby house. I dont know how many times we tried, but every time one of us started to tell a scary story and it ended with that we all ran home to our moms...

January 8, 2006

getting organized

for weeks now our office/guest room have been looking like a totally mess. This has been the room we just left everything we didnt know where to put..

But now after getting a few things and most importantly a chest of drawers to put all our junk in, our office looks pretty good.

January 7, 2006

lunch date

We had planned on a lunch date yesterday in one of the resturants in the main shopping street here.

First its seemed like we couldn’t make it as IKEA was delivering some things we bought and they were running late, very late. They finally came at 2 pm and as soon as they had left I called my husband and told him I was coming and then jumped on my bike.

Well the nice resturant I wanted to try was closed for holidays until next week…and so was most other places in our main shopping street. I never know resturants took weeks holidays, but I guess people that work there need some time of too.

Anyhow, we ended up in McDonalds. Not quit what we had in mind, but we still had a nice meal. When we finished eating we just walked around in the street holding hands and looking at all the small and interesting stores. So all in all it was a good date.

January 6, 2006

driving Miss Daisy

I loved this movie. Stubborn little old lady, I can totally see myself as similar to her in some years. Some people (like my husband) might say Im pretty much like her already…

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