The Bergen Charm

Considering I hadn't been in Bergen for so long I decided I wanted to go for a walk in the city and see the old houses again and just take time to take all of Bergen in. I couldn't think of a better person to do this with than my grandpa. He is a real bergenite and knows everything about the old houses and boats. He is the perfect guide because he has one of those brains where information just sticks (unlike mine).

He has lived in the same house for as long as I can remember and I hadn't been there in so long so it was great seeing it again. He also made the most delicious lunch .


On of the last days Marie were here in Bergen we went to a museum which is one of my favourite museums ever! It's an interactive science museum where you can learn all sort of things!! It's located here in Bergen just by the city. I had been there a few times before and it was just as fun as always. They had also expanded a lot so I got to see some things I hadn't seen before and stuff. We made a video from it like I mentioned a little while ago!

Vilvite and Horse Riding

Two days ago, which was Marie's last day here, we decided to check out the science museum called VilVite. There will be a video out in a little while, I love it because it's so much fun to watch! It's like an interactive museum. We were there for a really long time, but I still didn't feel like I had seen more than half of it. There is a short video of me trying (and failing) to be a weather lady!

It was such a great week with Marie! I had so much fun with her, she's great! I'm really happy she came to visit us and I hope she has a great time in Finland! 

Picture by Ken Seiler

Picture by Ken Seiler

Picture by Ken Seiler

Picture by Ken Seiler


A Day at Troldhaugen

Troldhaugen is the place where the composer, Edvard Grieg, moved to at some point with his wife, Nina Grieg, and lived in until he died. After his death they made it into a museum and left most of the house the same way it used to be when he lived there. It's a really cool attraction here in Bergen. Especially for classical music interested like myself. His pieces are so amazing, it's always inspiring to visit his old home.

If you are ever in Bergen it's something I highly recommend to see. It's all so beautiful! I understand so well how he chose that location. It's like a dream property, it's right by the ocean and everything!   

Edvard and Nina Grieg is both buried in the hill on his property so you also visit his grave by visiting his house. I think that is really special and it's lovely that they were buried on their property!  

All pictures by Ken Seiler

Beautiful rainy days and Iron

Now the sun has really left town and the rain says hello. It's raining quite a lot, but there is nothing wrong with that! Both Ken and I have been productive around the house and have been tidying and cleaning all day. It's great! The house feels 'lighter' then or something. It's a lot more enjoyable to be home when it's cleaner.

We had a lot of fruit lying around and there were a lot of fruit flies in the kitchen! Gross! Now we've thrown out everything and are hoping for the best, which is that they leave? Like, where do they go? And where do they come from in the first place? Oh, the big questions in life.. Haha!

I'm a little bit bummed by the thought of Bettina going home tomorrow, but it'll be fine! Tonight we are having beef for dinner which I'm really excited about. I always love some beef!

Speaking of meat and stuff. I use this calorie counter MyFitnessPal (highly recommended, btw!!) on my phone that also keeps track of nutrition.
According to the app I never get enough iron in my diet! I know you get iron from meats like beef and leafs like spinach, but there is really only so much beef and spinach you can eat in one day! I usually prefer fish and chicken over dark meats with more iron, anyway. I'm suppose to reach the 100% mark of needed Iron every day, but the most I have ever gotten is maybe 55%, mostly I only get about 10-25%. I feel like it doesn't matter how much patê, beef and spinach I eat in a day it's never enough.

Does anyone know if there is any other key food that holds a lot of Iron that I'm missing out on? I'm considering getting some Iron tablets so help me out. I already take vitamin D actually, my grandma made me do it because she felt so much better after she started to use it! Especially a cold place like Norway it's not such a bad idea since we don't always get that much sun!