Friday, April 23, 2010

Arctic Mum is leaving the building

 
Our new old Polaroid is working, not bad for eight dollars. The film is from here, and the picture shows what we are leaving: These buildings.

 
The decision to sell this flat has not been easy, but sometimes you just have to move on.

 
There are a lot of emotions attached to these walls. I moved in as a teenager with my mother, but she died fifteen years ago. Then it was mine.

 

Me and Arctid Dad have fixed it up for the last ten years. It looks pretty nice, don't you think? (even though all the clutter is shushed into the laundry room for the occasion)

 
There are two entries from the kitchen, which makes a perfect roundabout for small feet.

 
Walking out of that door for the last time will be very strange. But I'm a big girl now, I'll be 38 in September.

 
OK, so that is a bit turqouise styling overload. Just couldn't stop.

 
We're desperate for one more bedroom so that our families can come visit. A small garden won't be rejected, and Arctic Dad especially looks forward to not being squeezed between the kitchen table and the window when eating anymore. But we still haven't found a house.

 
The small pink bunk bed was a second hand bargain. I love bunk beds, it's practical and cozy.

 
The thing I was doing I'm not doing anymore (to quote Julia Roberts in Notting Hill). The ashes stopped my trip to Svalbard, but what can you do. The tulips are coming, I've heard.

 
The photographer behind these images Karl K from K2 Foto is worried that buyers will be put off by the big (but decreasing!) pile of snow in the main view. I'm not that worried, it will soon go away..

12 comments:

liza said...

Your place is so nice. The photos are so happy. I know you'll find one even better to call home. I hope your weekend is great.
ps...We have a lot of snow today... ugh.

Nancy said...

I can see why you're so attached to this aparment. Memories and emotions aside, it's absolutely beautiful.

Good luck with your house hunting! And I'm so sorry to hear your trip was cancelled after all.

Stephanie said...

Oh my goodness, can I please buy your home? If only I could get my husband to move to Norway. Hmmmmmm ....

So much space, so much openness and light ...

mildawg said...

Good luck in this new stage of your life!
(your home is absolutely gorgeous, by the way)

Siena said...

Wow, it looks gorgeous! Great photos! I did not know you had lived there for so long, it must be very strange to leave. Good luck with the sale and buying a new house, this is very exciting!

likeschocolate said...

It is a gorgeous apartment. I am sure you will have not troubles selling it. Good luck in finding a new home.

Francesca said...

It's a beautiful and spacious apartment. The comment about the snow made me smile but, honestly, one would expect snow and not palm trees in the arctic, right?! I can totally relate to your family's need for more space, and although it's amazing how many memories can be attached to walls, you will create new, different ones. Best of luck!

Helene Mohlin said...

Nice place. I understand that it´s hard to leave it. The kitchen floor is great. Good luck!

Elisabelle said...

very very very nice!!!
I am very impressed that you did that with your husband!
and wow!great polaroid!!!!

Sally Tharpe Rowles said...

I was so moved by your post, knowing how hard it must be for you to leave such a beautiful home filled with such precious memories. But in the end change is good for us all & you will make new & wonderful memories. Best of luck.

PROVINS said...

Maybe snoew can be a good thing - makes it all look so lovely and light!

Astrid said...

Such a lovely place. I can see why it was hard to leave it.

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