Thursday, October 6, 2011

Vibeke Nielsen passed away the 5th of oct 2011

Vibeke fight against cancer for 5 years but passed away this week. This blog will be in memorial to Vibeke.

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

My flat in Oslo has been put up for sale!

Click on the subject link to see the ad. The showing will be this coming Sunday and Monday. I'm so excited about how many will come to have a look at it!

Update: Showing today and tomorrow afternoon. I'm soooo excited! They say the last weekend of August is the busiest weekend on the housing market all year - now I wonder how many will come to take a look at mine? ;)

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Summer at sea in my hometown Arendal (South coast of Norway)

Spending a lovely summer day at sea in the boat of my sister and her hubby.....from left to right: my sister, my friend Brita, who was visiting for the weekend, and me.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Hi all!

(Photo by Joern Groenlund, Hjemmet)

I've had to take a break from blogging due to treatment for my illness. However, I really appreciate the comments and messages I've been getting from some of you showing that you're thinking of me. That's much needed encouragment, and it really warms my heart.

I recently did an interview with one of Norway's largest women's magazines. The story has yet to be printed due to me asking the journalist to wait, to be able to include the latest details on the continuing health saga. At the time of the interview they had a professional photographer take a lot of photos of me, and some of them turned out pretty good. I'm leaving you with a couple for now, and hope to be back soon to update you on my situation.

I hope you're all enjoying your summer (and winter of course, for those of you living down under).

Be back soon,
Vibeke :)

(Photo by Joern Groenlund, Hjemmet)

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Goodbye, Poja (2007-2011)

On Sunday, April 10th, I was supposed to get a visit from two of my little furry friends. I was so looking forward to seeing them again. However, in the morning, my friend Soso called, saying Poja had taken seriously ill that same day, and that she would have to bring her to the vet for a check-up right there and then. Sadly, Poja had a heart condition, and passed away at the vet's office. She just fell asleep, never waking up again. From happily playing when she got up in morning until she was dead it took about 2.5 hours. Suddenly sweet Poja, at nearly four years old, was no more.

My friends brought her into the woods yesterday to lay her to rest under a huge, old fir tree - a beautiful spot. We decorated the grave with fresh spring flowers. It was the nicest day of spring so far this year. It was 20C, the sun was shining, the heaven a shade of deep, dark blue and the birds were singing from the top of the trees. She looked so peaceful being put to rest for the last time, it was hard to fathom she was no longer with us, and that it all happened so incredibly quickly.

You will be remembered forever. RIP, Poja. Thanks for all the fun you've provided in my life. You'll be sorely missed.

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Under treatment

Not so trendy, this outfit...

Every day (Monday-Friday) for 30 days, I'm getting radiation. And once a week during those 6 weeks, I'm getting chemo, too. In order to save my hair they gave me a cold cap, as seen here. I was meant to wear it for 2.5-3 hours, but after half time I had to give up. It was like sticking your head in a deep freezer. Imagine doing that for 3 hours in a row! I just couldn't handle it any longer.

To comfort me, the docs have said I won't be losing all my hair, it will only become thinner for a while until the chemo treatment is finished. Anyhow, the treatment is making me very tired. So that's why I've been absent so much lately. But I want to let everyone know that I truly cherish your visits and comments on my blog. They make my day a little bit brighter. I will be back doing the rounds to visit your blogs, too, as soon as I feel up for it. Thank you, all of you! :)

Monday, March 28, 2011


...from one of my doctors, no less! Wasn't that a lovely gesture?

I've been a little absent lately, I'm afraid. I just started treatment a week ago, and thus haven't had the time and energy to sort out the Paris photos. But I'm getting there, however slowly, so they'll be up here pretty soon.