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The last day in Brighton was the day when we didn't really know what to do, so we ended up walking through the last flea markets that we didn't have time to see the past few days, and wandered around the city looking at nice buildings. It was when I found my most precious prize of them all amongst the pretty things in Snoopers Paradise, and when I spent the last few pounds I had on a few small items to take home. I would love to come back to this town, but maybe more for a day just to shop, not a whole week to go on a holiday. It isn't a place to lie on the beach all day and take swims in the ocean, but it is a perfect little getaway from wherever you are when you are bored and want to buy nice things.

Because there are so many nice things and I want to buy them all.

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Food and beverages, Travel

What is a trip without food?
We both love food, and even if I am more picky than S is, we always tend to try new stuff and there always is some pearls amongst our visits. However I found that I weren't overwhelmed at any of the restaurants this time. I think I just like the simpler things in life than what we tried this time. With too many ingredients on a plate there is a bigger chance of me finding something I don't really like, and most of my picks I thought were safe but actually ended up being a new twist on something I thought I knew how tasted. That made me a bit sad, and even though the food was good it wasn't what I expected.

But we tried some new things, and knowing how picky I am it was hard to know what I was going to eat at times. But we tried new things every day, and most of it was good. So one step in the right direction. Kind of.

Do you like trying new things?

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Travel

When we went to London the second time, I kind of dragged S to see the views. Big Ben, London Eye, Houses of Parliament. You know, the whole London cliché. Then again, he dragged me through town to all the biggest and best rated gaming stores. And there were lots. On our way we walked past all the theatres, and I dreamed a dream (get it?) back to when I went to London alone just to go to theatre shows. I have seen Les Miserables, and got to meet Carrie Hope Fletcher at stage door afterwards, but do need to come back for Harry Potter and the cursed child. Maybe I'll just leave S at home and take my mom on a girls-weekend just to see all the shows and bawl my eyes out.

Have you ever seen a west-end show?

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Travel

Ofcourse we went to London, and when in London you have to go to Camden. Anything else would be a shame. Unfortunately, it rained cats and dogs when we went there. So instead of sunny spots inbetween the massively stocked miniature shops, we had to buy an umbrella and run from roof to roof not to get wet.

But like I said, Camden is a must for anyone planning a trip to London. It is the perfect place to browse handmade items, unique clothing and street food from all corners of the world. It is quite magical no matter what weather or day of the year. It did however have a fire a few days before we arrived, so one of the buildings were shut off, and the signs of flames were very visible. Hopefully the shop will be up and running again soon.

Have you ever been to Camden?

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Travel

The best thing about Brighton, I find isn't the mile long beach or the fancy piers and seafront restaurants. It is the hidden gems that you have to really look for in the back of an alley or hidden inside a huge market. And even if our strolls along the seafront was amazing (even though it was raining and so heavy winds we felt like we were drowning a few times) my favourite parts of the trip was visiting the Collectif store, eating moroccan food and browsing the Primark pyjama section. We do not have any of these things back home, and it was nice doing something different for a change. We also visited the many flea markets and found some hidden gems that we might not have found back home.

What is your favourite part of travelling?

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Photography

In June I had a photoshoot with the band Papa Sierra for their new webpage in relation to their new songs coming out. We went to Huitfeldt stuer here in Trondheim, and took pictures of the band as a group, aswell as individual pictures of the guys. All pictures are either taken with my 35mm F1.4 Sigma art, or the Canon 24-105mm F4.

It was pretty dark in all of the rooms, so everything is shot at as high an aperature as possible, meaning most is shot at F2.4 or F4 dependind on the lens.

What do you think of the pictures?

Remember to check out Papa Sierras new music video!





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Everyday, Travel

If you're going to Brighton, one of the must-sees are the Brighton Pier. However, I don't think you need to spend much time here unless you're travelling with kids. Because it has some rides, and slot machines, a few cafe/pubs down the pier, but that's it. On anything else than a sunny day, it is a bit pointless to visit. Of course it might be fun for the kids, but the only thing you'll get out of the place is a hole in your wallet. The rides were also more suitable for kids than adults, so I'd say go visit but keep that in mind.

We had a lovely stroll down the pier in the morning, and just ended up in one of the outdoor seating areas on one of the cafes, and just had a cup of coffee before we walked back up into town. It was lovely with the sun, but we would rather find a hidden flea market than use our money on slot machines.

Have you ever been to the Brighton Pier?

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Everyday, Lists

✤ Putting on a nice dress, just to stay at home, just because you can and want to.

✤ A new favourite show, and a whole day to re-watch the episodes as much as you wish.

✤ Finding your grandparents old boxes of hidden treasure in their attick.

✤ Finishing a great book and the feeling of fulfillment the minutes after.

✤ Bare legs in summertime.

✤ The wind in your hair while bicycling down a hill.

✤ The water around your body while swimming in the ocean.

✤ The tiredness after a great day of outdoors acitvities.

✤ Flicking through the pictures after a super holiday.

✤ A cup of coffee with someone you like, but haven't really talked to.

What's your list of nice things this week?

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Travel, Shopping

Brighton is known for their many vintage shops and flea markets, and ofcourse I had to pop into at least one or two. First off I went to the very awesome Beyond Retro. This is a huge store inside a warehouse, and they have clothes from what feels like the whole of the last century. Not as many flapper dresses, but at least something from the 1950's and up until now. Everything is mixewd together, and you really have to dig for the gems in this collection, but there are so many gems.

Shoes, purses, dresses, tops and bottoms, this is every girls dream. It's like grandmas closet times a hundred thousand. And you will most likely find something you like in your size. It is amazing. Beyond Retro is a chain of several stores, with ones in Brighton, London, Stockholm, Göteborg and Malmö, and I wish they would expand to Norway and Trondheim soon. If you ever have the opportunity to go to these stores and you like vintage clothes, it is a must.

Have you ever been to one of the stores?

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Photography, Travel

Day two went a bit better. I didn't sleep well, but the excitement of shopping made my brain think it wasn't tired. So we went out first thing in the morning after a huge english breakfast, and found ourselves in the middle of Brighton city centre with no shops open. It's almost funny how I always end up either too early or too late for things, but I'd rather be too early. So we had what felt like a thousand cups of coffee, and loitered before we went to the first shops of the day. We went to Brighton open market, some gaming stores and a few vintage clothing stores. I even got some exciting finds I want to share with you when I get home too.

Just look at this café. Isn't it gorgeous?
It even had its own art exhibition by the artist Casettelord. The logo kept popping up all over town.

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