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20110423

summer in april?


It's summer in Oslo already. I've been wearing shorts all day and it's not even May.
It's easter and I can't remember it being this warm in April, ever. Today it was at least 22 degrees
 - and I've spent my entire day in the sun. Reading, tanning while playing loud music on the front
porch with my little sister. I actually got a bit of a tan line today, and since the weather forecast
for the rest of the easter vacation is sunny and warm, I'm planning to keep working on my tan line.
xx,
RP.

20110421

just stop for a minute and smile.

(I recommend watching the movie in 720p HD)

I filmed my little sister outside in the amazing easter weather today. We had such a great time.
I love making little movies like these. I'm not very good at it - yet, but I intend to become better.
Please let me know what you think about it. I will be posting another, pretty similar movie shortly.
I get so inspired when the sun appear like it did today. I hope tomorrow will be as lovely as today.

"In the sweetness of friendship
let there be laughter, and sharing of pleasures.
For in the dew of little things,
the heart finds its morning and is refreshed."
- Kahlil Gibran
xx,
RP.

20110417

great picture, great memory.

ph. by Ingrid Lange.

This is one of my favorite photos. Taken in Riga, in December 2009. Not only is it a technically good photograph,
but what is happening in the photo is one of my greatest memories with my girls.
xx,
RP.

20110415

oh, sunny day.


Wish you all a lovely friday!
xx,
RP.

20110414

friendship isn't a big thing - it's a million little things.





I struggle to describe how happy I am now-a-days. Life is smiling at me, the sun is shining and very soon the
most amazing girls I know will be back in Oslo again. I miss them all so much. It was wonderful to see Ingra and Linni,
who came home last week, even though it was just for a short while. Ingra has left for Milano already and Linni is
leaving for Singapore tomorrow. Anyways. We'll be gathered soon. It's weird when your best friends is spread all
over the world. Do you have any friends you miss? How do we deal with the fact that the people we cherish
the most is not here to see every day?


I'm very happy for my friends, I think they're all extremely happy with the choices they've made. But it is weird
hearing they all have a new life, met new friends and have a new "home". I caught myself thinking of my life
being exactly the same - but I was wrong. As they left, my life changed as well.I met a whole lot of new people and
I am a totally different me. I was thrilled to listen to everything my friends, who returned from England, had to
tell me over dinner last week. Not only did they have a lot to talk about - I did as  well.
I've experienced and grown so much this last year. They have too. My biggest fear was that everyone would return
as a totally different person. But when I think about it - we are all the same persons as when we split.
We're just a new and richer version of our selves.
xx,
RP.

on the porch.


Today has been absolutely lovely as well. I borrowed moms amazingly cool purse today - hope that's okey, mom!
xx,
RP.

first day of spring.

ph. by me.

Well, Photobucket is up and running again, and so is my blog. These are photos from monday. Monday was such a lovely, warm day.
It felt like summer. It was 18 degrees in Oslo - and people were wearing tees, shorts and dresses. Girls even skipped leggings this lovely monday.
I saw people sitting in the parks, some having the first outdoor-beers of the year and in my front yard the crocus has started to bloom.
I took Paisley on a long trip and he seemed very happy about the lovely weather as well.
Welcome, spring.
xx,
RP.

20110413

long time, no blog,


Well, as you might see, my photos has vanished. I'm not friends with Photobucket at the moment. Their site is under maintenance, in which I'm not too happy about,
since it makes the photos on my blog disappear. It's not much fun blogging when none of your photos appear in the posts. I will come back as soon as Photobucket wants to go out and play again.
I have the feeling we'll be friends again shortly.

xx,
RP.

20110406

look back in silence.


Look back in silence, the cradle of your whole life. 
There in the distance, loosing its greatest pride. 
Nothing is easy, nothing is sacred. Why? 
Where did the bow break? 
It happened before your time. 

There were people there, lovely as you've ever cared. 
Tonight. 
Baby you can start again. 
Laughing in the open air; have yourself another dream. 
Tonight. 
Maybe we can start again.

Only the young can break away, break away. 
Lost when the wind blow, on your own, oh.

Only the Young - Brandon Flowers.
xx,
RP.

20110405

ladylike.

photos by Katharina & Marit.

Photos taken in Bergen in October. What a great trip. I borrowed moms lovely, green blouse. I love it!
I love my purse as well, it's from Asos - in case you were wondering. I get a lot of questions about my purse on the streets, actually :)

I'm a bit nostalgic these days. Looking at old photos. Photos from the last two years. Thinking about all
the fun I had at school. All the fun I had with my best friends who are now spread all over the world. I
don't see them, nor speak to them, every day anymore. I play music I used to play on the road trips with
the girls. Singing the songs I sang with Synnøve in the car at night, loud and without any inhibitions.
Perhaps it's because people are turning 20 around me, and in June it's my turn. It's hard to believe that I
will be turning 20. Fun and scary at once. Well, I'm looking forward to it.

"We turn not older with years,
but newer every day."
- Emily Dickinson

I'm working on a video again, it's been a while since I posted one.
Hopefully I'll finish it by the end of the week. Stay tuned.
xx,
RP.

20110404

cover girl.

ph. by me.

I simply adore this photo.

My little sister who modeled for me, is not wearing any make up, she was actually going to bed when I quickly shot these pictures of her.
She is naturally photogenic and she looks absolutely stunning in these photographs. She looks like a cover girl.


I can't describe how much I'm looking forward to go to sleep. This day was both really good - and absolutely not.
I'll just finish my reading, while the candles burn out, and then I will call it a night.

love.
xx,
RP.

lookin' back.


Pictures from Lillehammer in September. I miss the sunny days at Lillehammer.
I miss the fact that it was just me and the BMW. I loved playing loud music and singing in the car,
while enjoying the beautiful norwegian nature as I drove Oslo-Lillehammer.
xx,
RP.

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