Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Bring some cuteness into your kitchen!

Hey! Today I have something exciting to share with you! has been so kind to give me a few products to review, so in this post I'll show you a couple of them! Lillemie is an online shop based here in Norway (but ships worldwide) that sells official Pusheen merchandise, as well as DIY hobby products. There's so much cute stuff! Currently they're having a 20-60% off sale on the entire Pusheen collection PLUS 20% off with the code SUMMERPUSH until july 15th, so it's the perfect time to get yourself some goodies!

First off are these adorable fridge magnets. It's a pack of 8, each featuring Pusheen enjoying different foods - adorable! They're very thick, so very sturdy and good quality - and stick on well.
Before this we didn't have any fridge magnets, so now we can stick lots of different things to the fridge! Simen loves them, he thinks it looks good and ''home-y''. We're very satisfied!

Then we have these cute snack boxes! Each features Pusheen with a different emotion - and why she's feeling that way (hint; they're all food related). Hilarious and cute! They're made of plastic, and are pretty decent quality. I think they are good for storing smaller amounts of snacks and candy, but I can't say if they will be able to keep them fresh for a long time - cause I eat it all before it gets a chance to get bad! I filled them with candy that we bought during our Sweden trip this weekend. I think these are really great to bring along with you anywhere! Roadtrips, picnics, to the cinema, for work, or anytime you're out and about. They also fit inside of each other, so they don't take up much space when they're not in use. Keep in mind that these are not dishwasher or microwave safe.

  • 1 - 12 x 12 x 5.5 cm (4.72'' x 4.72'' x 2.16'')
  • 2 - 10.5 x 10.5 x 5 cm (4.13'' x 4.13'' x 1.96'')
  • 3 - 9 x 9 x 4.5 cm (3.54'' x 3.54'' x 1.77'')
  • 4 -  6.5 x 6.5 x 3.5 cm (2.5'' x 2.5'' x 1.37'')

Click here to get your own!

Monday, June 18, 2018

Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds @ Bergenfest 2018

Hey! Today I wanna share with you the Nick Cave show we went to last week! He played at Bergenfest, a local festival I've never been to. We got tickets immediately, even though the day pass was pretty pricey. Nick Cave had played in Oslo in october, and we missed that, so it would be stupid to not go to this. Wednesday was finally the day! Time has gone by so fast lately.

Pretty simple outfit

Same with make-up and hair

We prepartied at Isak's place since he lives nearby the venue. We ended up sitting there for a good while! When we got to the venue we saw a little bit of a band I forgot the name of. Then we had to go try to get a good spot for the big show! Which is hard for me, I'm 5 foot WITH the boots.

Omg, there he is!

Ahhh, can't believe it!

Handy screen

He stagedived and somehow ended up way over there

He brought up so many people on stage!

What a wonderful man.

Man, that was a great show. I ACTUALLY DIDN'T CRY. I was pretty close a couple of times, but I held it in. I managed to get to the second row after a while, by the way! I could almost touch him when he walked across the thin catwalk in front of me. But my god, that man can still put on a show! He's 60, but still jumps, rolls around, leans into the audience and even stagedives. It was amazing. I definitely want to see him again if I have the chance! And best part; He played my favorite song! Which is Weeping Song - and he dragged it out for quite a bit too.
I think Nick Cave was one of the more popular bands at this festival, but I was surprised he played on a wednesday - I guess he's touring a lot nowadays. The crowd was a good mix of all ages, but I can't say there were many alternative people, haha. It fascinates me to see how popular he is in the mainstream. He does have nice ballads, but I feel a lot of his stuff would be ''too rough'' for most people, hahah. But overall I think he has something for everyone! I don't even know what genres could apply to him. If you haven't checked out his music yet, YOU NEED TO!

Have you seen Nick Cave live before? How was it?

Monday, June 11, 2018

A Column Of Fire by Ken Follett Review

I read an advance reader copy of the norwegian version. I thought this brick would be really hard to get through, but I did it in less than a week. It was surprisingly easy to read - I don't know if this applies to the english version? If someone has read it in english, please let me know.

At the end of Bloody Mary's reign we meet Ned Willard, a young man coming home to Kingsbridge for christmas, and excited to see the girl he's in love with; Margery Fitzgerald. But sadly she is forced to marry Bart, viscount of Shiring. After a feud between the protestant and catholic families, Ned sets off to work for the upcoming queen Elizabeth, and becomes very successful and a prized asset to her when Europe turns against her.

In Paris, Mary queen of Scots marries Francis II. There we meet the spy Pierre Aumande, protestant Sylvie Palot and the Guise family. We are also taken to Spain and the Netherlands through Ned's brother Barney, a sailor. Follett is great at intertwining the lives of the many different characters, so it wasn't very confusing (plus there is a handy list of who's who in the book). Together with the characters we witness the St. Bartholomew's massacre, the execution of Mary queen of Scots, the defeat of the Spanish Armada, the capture of Guy Fawkes and other dramatic happenings in the 60 years this book spans. It's quite the amazing read, even though we all know what happened.

Follett's attention to details is remarkable, and you can really tell that he has done a lot of research. He apparently used 228 books for that purpose! You can also see him visit the locations here:
I personally really hate when things are historically inaccturate, so I love him for making sure that everything is correct. So if you're as fascinated about the history of monarchy as I am, you should definitely read this book! And I will definitely check out his other books, particularly the first two in this series.

Links to buy: Hardback Paperback

Saturday, June 9, 2018

Fix - The Ministry Movie

So in the middle of the night I found out about this movie, and found it on youtube, so I decided to watch it. I love Ministry, even their first album, and I'm so fascinated about how much Al Jourgensen changed from the 80's and upto now. He used to be so handsome! And now he's just.. old uncle Al.

The documentary is mainly about Al Jourgensen, and consists of a lot of backstage footage from one of their tours in the 90s, as well as interviews with ex band members, Lemmy, Trent Reznor, Nivek Ogre, and other musicians and people in the industry. I think it was really interesting to see - I had no idea this kind of footage existed. I guess it's probably because Al is ashamed of the long period of his life he was a drug addict. By the way, if you are sensitive to that kind of stuff, you shouldn't watch this. There is obviously a lot of drug use shown in this film. There's also even a clip of Al sticking his penis into a roast chicken! So definitely one of those crazy ''sex, drugs and rock n roll'' things. But if you're interested in seeing that, I recommend it! I love hearing stories like that. I need to read Al's autobiography, I'm sure there's a lot of good insights there.

If you want to see the movie:

Thursday, June 7, 2018

The Strawberry Girl by Lisa Strømme Review

I read an advance reader copy in norwegian. I was a little confused, since this seems to be published as both ''The Strawberry Girl'' (UK?) and ''The Girl Between'' (US?). But it all seems to be the same book.

I was definitely interested in reading this, since it's set in Åsgårdstrand, Norway (my last name is Åsgård, and I've been there a couple of times) and Edvard Munch is in it. I'm a sucker for the victorian age, so I was definitely in!

The main character is Johanne Lien, a teenage girl who gets her freedom ripped from her - She has to work for the summer, as a maid for the Ihlen family. She quickly befriends the youngest daughter of the family, Tullik. She drags her away from her duties and out to adventures, often to Edvard Munch's garden. Tullik develops a relationship with the painter, and Johanne constantly has to make up lies to cover for her. Munch already has a bad reputation, and Tullik actually isn't the first Ihlen daughter to have a fling with him...

Amidst all of the drama, this is also a coming-of-age story. Johanne was painted by Hans Heyerdahl as ''the strawberry girl'', and has been associated with that for a long time. She knows she's quickly becoming a woman, but at the same time she loves to be free, to pick strawberries, paint and spend time with her boyfriend Thomas.

After all the drama, I think the characters end up okay. The epilogue takes place in 1947.

Overall, I think it's a good book, especially for being Lisa Strømme's first book. It's not perfect, nor had I expected it to be. It's romantic and lovely, but also very dramatic and random. But I do think she has mixed facts with fiction very well. I would recommend this for teens as well as adults.

Click to buy: Hardback Paperback Audiobook

Sunday, June 3, 2018


Wave Gotik Treffen 2018 is over, nooo! But we stayed in Leipzig for a couple more days, so there was still stuff to be done! When we woke up the day after WGT was over, we got messages about a garden party happening, so we packed our stuff in record time and moved everything over to Inez again, and together we managed to find the garden the party was in. It was just a casual barbecue, everyone was of course super tired, but it was really nice and cozy.

Cutest cup ever

The next day me and Simen walked around the city centre doing some last minute shopping, mainly picking up small things for Daniel AKA The Count - I wanted to send give him a little WGT feeling since he couldn't be there. Then I sent it off from there to save on shipping costs.

Speaking of gifts, Inez gave me this weird but funny gift!
They're just my size, hahahah.

Then we decided to look at a beautiful church closeby - I had visited it before a few years back, when I was drunk and wandering around alone in the wee morning hours. LOOK AT IT, WOW.

Messages in a bottle!

Somehow Simen also got a blister in the same spot.

Look what our landlord left us! How sweet.

Laundry time!

Going through all the fucking photos.
It went from over 400 to 200!
Don't remember if I mentioned that already.

I'll end this with Benedikt's wonderful cybergoth edit of me.

So that was it! Our WGT adventure for this year is over. Took me a few days to not feel undead anymore, and get back into normal life. Now we just wait for next year! We plan to do more festivals this summer though; Bergenfest (Nick Cave!), Subkult and maybe Prague Gothic Treffen.

Hope you've enjoyed reading about our WGT 2018 experience! Have you ever been, how did you like it? If not, are you planning to? If so, check out my Ultimate WGT Guide!

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