torsdag, januar 10, 2013

What is there to blog about...?


I rather like these mid-winter days. They are very slow... and very quiet. Not much to "write home about", though... Daylight is still rather scarce, and I try to make the most of it... going for walks, doing the house work (I am not very good at it after darkness falls) and stitching a bit (as in previous entry).


Any greenery in January is most welcome, and it is up to the house plants to provide this. Even though our winter so far could be called a 'green' one too, as snow seems to be as scarce as the aforementioned daylight. (Notice the icy paths to the henhouse, though, indicating that we have indeed had some snow at some point).


So how do I spend these sort winter days (apart from the aforementioned housework, cooking, stitching and walks, that is)?


Let's just say that the day starts with tea... quite a few cups of it. (I know, I know... I keep showing the same cups and pots over and over again, as one reader pointed out the other day, suggesting it was time for me get some new ones... Only I like the ones I have ;-)


The book cabinet is full of books, many of which are still unread. So this quiet time is perfect for catching up on some reading...


... preferably by the fire, which seems to burn all day long, keeping us warm and cosy, no matter what the weather might be like outside.


The evenings draw in early, and I tend to long for my cosy, comfy bed earlier than in the lighter summer months.


So what about blogging...? None of this makes for interesting reading, as there really is very little to 'show and tell'. So maybe a little break is in order... until something more interesting comes along, that is...?

52 kommentarer:

Twyla and Lindsey sa...

I always enjoy visits to your lovely home. You inspire me with the beautiful order in your home and your gorgeous handiwork. Take care while you are on your break and I will look forward to catching up with you when you return to blogging! Twyla

Lynn sa...

How rude commenters can be.

I love your blog especially on the slower days - I don't feel so bad for having slow days myself then!!
I do hope you continue to blog during the quieter times.
L.x.

Villmarkstausa sa...

Vakre bilder;-))

LuAnn sa...

I also love your posts even when there is no big project going on. I especially love it when bloggers show me outside of their windows. With the photo of your garden, I am there with you enjoying a cup of tea and a visit. I love the knit afghan you showed in the photo, and I have started knitting squares to make one. If you do take a break, I hope you will return to posting.

Rachel B sa...

I agree - I like your blog even on slow days. I always love to see pictures and hear what you're up to.
And when you say your book cabinet is full, you really mean it.

Irene sa...

Hello Mia

I so look forward to your blog posts, even on slow days and love to see pictures of your home. It's so cosy and stunning. You always inspire me with each post no matter what. If you do take a break please come back.
luv
irene
xxxx

Anonym sa...

Oh, don't stop! I love your blog even if I see the same things. It is like you have become part of the day I look forward to. Your sewing and knitting projects are always interesting as well as your lovely home!

Bente sa...

Bloggeninlegg fra deg Mia er alltid like populært. Hva enn du viser oss. Savnet deg da du ikke blogget,
Så du må ikke stoppe.

Bente

Frances sa...

Mia, perhaps you know that I am also a tea and teacup fan. I love seeing your cups, and how they harmonize with every season in your home.

I agree that January can be a bit of a quiet time, but I actually quite enjoy that calm. My spare time is filled with knitting, crocheting, writing, reading...even a bit of apartment tidying. And, it's good to try to have a long daily walk round the neighborhood, too. I must get over to Central Park to see if there's any sign of snowdrops. There's certainly no sign of true snow yet!

xo

Puschkalina sa...

Hej Mia, you wrote what I feel too♥
But please, dont stop blogging;-)
If you do take a break, I hope you will return back soon.
Have a nice time, Puschi♥

Vintage Sheet Addict sa...

I will never get bored of my little visits! Just do what you do! :) x

Fading Grace sa...

Oh I do love your cosy home, and always enjoy popping by, I don't think it matters that things are slow, its nice to read about pottering and slow moments, and I think if you live in a cold place its nice to cosy up in the winter months, I'm like you, such a bear ....
my spare time is much the same, i like it like that :-)
Sophie x
p.s please don't buy new cups , i really like your old ones xx

Hen sa...

I can't believe somebody was so rude. I love your photos and never tire of them, please don't stop. They're probably jealous! Stay cosy.
Hen x

Samantha Roberts sa...

I love your blog and never tire of looking at your beautiful photos. Bye for now, I look forward to your return when the time is right for you, Sam x

Debbie sa...

You have such a lovely home. I love everything about it. Have a blessed day....I love the slow winter months.

teplodomashnegoochaga sa...

Миа, Ваш превосходный blog так вдохновляет! Даже простые фотографии рабочих, спокойные дни. Я жду каждый день новые сообщения, новые фотографии вашего замечательного дома и сада, ваш замечательный яркий и трикотажные лоскутное одеяло. Вернитесь, пожалуйста!!!

janeenba sa...

Mia,
i always love and enjoy seeing your home, the gardens, animals and your lovely crafts and creativity ~

thank you so much for sharing. i would miss you if you were not here!
happy new year to you :-)
janeen

by Teresa sa...

Mia.. don't worry about not being interesting.. your quiet winter time is a pleasant respite for those who live more hectic lives. I'm off soon to volunteer at Multnomah Falls.. should be fun. ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

Anonym sa...

I love your every single photos, really do!

Naomi from Finland

Barbara (WA) sa...

I would be very interested in seeing your stitching progress, reading about what you are cooking and especially any seeds you are ordering, garden plans you are making. Also any more photos from your Christmas trip to Ireland. But if you need a break from blogging we will understand!

serendipity sa...

I agree, winter can be a slow time for blogging if you are confined to the house a lot! Please don't disappear again :( I would love to see more of your sheep and hens in their winter barn. xx

Geli sa...

Hello Mia! I love your blog for a long time and I don' t want to miss you. Your photos are very beautiful! I hope to hear from you soon! With love, Geli

Needle little Balance sa...

You could take a picture of the same cup -every day in another corner of your home for the rest of January - and I know we´d love it. Take care!

tronderlivetmitt sa...

Kjære deg, Mia.. Du lager så mye fint, og jeg har laget mange Hexagontepper, hekletepper og fletteputer inspirert av deg. Du har en flott gård med herlige dyr og flott hage - Ikke slutt å blogge. Det holder med bare ett innlegg i måneden, bare du vil dele dine kreative påfunn.. Lykke til..

Anonym sa...

I always look forward to reading your blog and seeing your lovely and inspiring photos, so I hope you won't take too long a break. Even if there's nothing terribly exciting going on, I hope you'll continue to post.

Hugs,
Judy from Florida

Lorrie sa...

The pattern of your days is a lovely one, full of harmony. No need to add anything new, or feel like you have nothing to say. I love coming here and enjoying the palette of your days.

diane sa...

I'm new to your blog, but enjoy the photos and comments. I have enjoyed the colorful afghans, which inspired me to start crocheting one of my own. I just want to encourage you in your writing. It is so enjoyable and inspiring to get a "glimpse" into other lives.

helena frontini sa...

You have a perfect home to rest and reading.

aimee sa...

Hi, Mia
I always enjoy my trips to you via blogland whether you have a lot going on or not. Your home is beautiful and I love seeing it:)
Blessings,
Aimee

Anonym sa...

I always really enjoy your daily blogs, your house is delightful, and so are all your lovely crochet blankets, enjoy your little winter break I look forward to coming back soon.
Blessings from Chrissie in Tennessee

Amy Jo sa...

Your home looks so pretty and calm... it seems strange that someone would notice the cups...I always notice the beauty of your home not if you have the same dishes in a picture.

Blessings,
Amy Jo

Anonym sa...

I love your cups and all the pictures of your beautiful cozy home. I so look forward to a new blog post from you. It always brightens my day to see your wonderful home, garden and animals. Thank you for making such a special place to visit.

Angela

At My September Cottage sa...

I loved reading this post Mia. Beautiful pictures of a wonderful life.

Anonym sa...

Please don't stop blogging!! Even if winter feels slow.... for me, coming to your blog is a refreshing glimpse of the Norway I love. I enjoy my visits...and I love seeing your teapots & seeing how you place things & move them to create beauty in your home. For me....your blog is like a cozy visit. I don't have a blog to share yet, & there are some troubles ...so coming to your blog is a moment of peace, beauty & calm. So thank you!! Lynne from NY

Anonym sa...

Dear Mia,

I enjoy your blog ever so much, no matter what you are writing about! Even if you show the same cups or cushions for the umpteenth time. Reading your blog means slowing down - life is often so fast and hectic.

So please keep sharing your quiet, unspectacular moments with us!

Kindest regards,
Andi, Cologne

Elizabeth Lloyd sa...

If you like your tea cups, you should enjoy them and other can respect your choice. I love your tea cups and your inspirational blog so enjoy your log burner, all those books and some lovely stitching.
Keep snug
Elizabeth

daisydonut sa...

I love seeing your cups and pots, you have a lovely way of displaying them in different ways that keep your blog fresh and interesting.

You have a beautiful stylish home full of wonderful hand made throws and cushions, which I find very inspiring. Your writing about your latest project helps to keep me motivated with my own small endeavors.

January is a lovely month to slow down a bit, take stock, plan and dream and enjoy the warmth of the fire before the spring and longer days come along and keep us busy.

Anonym sa...

Hej Mia,
oh mia, no Halli Gully!? ;) So what!
Every day I look over, "let's see what's Mia making and how the weather is in Norway."
Do not worry if it's interesting enough, none is forced to read it : P I recently saw a website with a webcam where you can watch the coffeemachine at the university : D
Best regards from Switzerland Heike

PS: Maybe I'm boring you soon with my own blog ^^

Катя sa...

Good afternoon. I love to see your blog. every time I like to visit you . drank tea with you, stroking your dog, enjoy the process of sewing, warmed by the warm stove. Please continue to delight us with new posts

Jak sa...

Well, if it ain't broke, don't fix it springs to mind! Why on earth would you want to replace your teacups (how rude to even suggest it!), when we know you are living a simple life. I too find great peace in visiting your blog, always so calm, restful and oh so beautiful. Do not change one single thing, nobody is ever bored by the tranquility of beauty!
Jak x

Kelly sa...

I love your blog! I also love your knitted patchwork blanket...is there a blog post about that! I so want to make one!

Michelle C sa...

This may be the first time I've commented on your blog, but you're bookmarked under "absolute favorites." I love your magical house, and your earthy world, I love the palette in your home, and I love reading about the "boring" things you do. I love that you don't make excuses! If I may make a few suggestions for future posts? I would love to see some recipes for local cuisine. I would like to hear about your tiny home's organization. I would like to know what you plan to plant in your spring garden. Thank you for being a port of calm in a sea of hyperactive bloggers.

Anonym sa...

Dear Mia, I actually commented once before on this post - but I was thinking again about it, because I think...many of us come here because your blog is like a cozy visit & then also we have come to care about you. I don't come for entertainment. I come because your blog reminds me of strikke og prate kvelder when I was a Norwegian exchange student years ago. It has a cozy spirit to it & so do you, Mia. And whether you share that you sat & read a book curled up in your chair or that you walked in the woods & saw the prettiest....moss?...or pinecone ever, well then we out here in blogland or land o'lurkers know that you are well & continuing on the cozy path. And maybe you are planning your garden or maybe you are tired & need a week or two off from blogging or whatever it may be....but please don't feel you are boring. It is like a friend whose company one enjoys says they are boring you, when in reality you love their beautiful soul & just being with them. You make me heartily wish I had a blog to share with you & maybe one day I will. I want to get my life to where I can weave & share bits of my life & my path too, but that may take another 4-5 months. Still :-) it will happen. And I hope maybe then I can return the favor of pleasurable blog visits/lurking!! Stor klem fra Lynne i central NY!

LeslieWms sa...

Dear Mia, I'm glad to see so many friends have encouraged you with comments about your beautiful home and cozy life. You inspire me as well. I love familiar cups and favorite tea pots -- please don't think you have to entertain us with things new. Thank you for all the time you take to invite us into your world.

Blessings on a wonderful year,
Leslie in So California

Anonym sa...

Mia, din blogg är en av mina absoluta favoriter! Jag tycker faktiskt tvärtom att det känns bra att se att det är mycket av samma "gamla" saker o muggar. Just det att du inte handlar massor av saker hela tiden tycker jag är klokt! Ditt hem ser så vackert ut men på ett "enkelt" vis, alltså inte för att det ser enkelt ut alla projekt och quiltar men det är fint på ett harmoniskt vis.....och det skiljer sig från mängden med personlighet....det gillar jag! Inte massor av nya saker hela tiden men ändå ombonat......så fint!
Hoppas du fortsätter blogga även om du tar en paus!Jag uppskattar det verkligen!
Ha en fin månad!Kram/Nettan

bayou sa...

Dear Mia, this is the first time I comment on your blog but I am since many years a 'returning customer' and love all what you show and tell. You got the spirit and you are always highlighting my day with your blog entries. Do you know that my best preferred apple cake recipe (Norwegian) was once on your blog? I printed it out and it hangs in my kitchen, such a lovely reminder. I was very sad when once you stopped blogging for quite a while and was so pleased to see that you had restarted. If now you have a break again, I hope it will be just a wee one, please! Greetings from Belgium.

passionfruitprincess sa...

You pictures and your style are lovely. Your blog is always a treat for me!

barb's creations sa...

Everybody has slow days,can't be bothered days :) also feel this way over winter with all its coldness but even when you're deep in your winter and I'm boiling through my summer here in Australia I love to pop in and see your beautiful displays,you have such a lovely way of writing and nothing you say is in anyway boring. Enjoy your break but don't make it too long please :) Barb.

Helen sa...

Herlig å se, hvor lett dette likevel ble ett fint innlegg :)

Anonym sa...

Du har en nydelig blogg!! Den rosa strikkeputen er så lekker- hvilket garn har du brukt?? Har du oppskriften et sted?

Mvh Maj

Anonym sa...

I agree with everyone. I do so enjoy your bog, and seeing your home which is so welcoming and restful, and so full of ideas for the rest of us, thank you for blogging, Elaine in New Jersey

Mia sa...

Hei Maj!

Hyggelig at du liker strikkeputen min. Garnet jeg har brukt er Easy fra Sandnes garn, og en form for oppskrift kan du finne her: miaslandliv.blogspot.no/2009/09/autumn-mood.html

Lyke til!