Friday, 29 June 2018

this is the end

Kodak Portra 400, Canon EOS 500N

I have decided to stop blogging. Instead of just letting the blog fade away, I want to properly mark the end. After 11 (!) years of posting in this space, it's the least I can do.

Kodak Ultramax 400, Minolta SRT 101

After a few months of hardly any blogging, I posted my March stories earlier today. I was thinking I might feel motivated to get up to date on my life 2018 series. Nope. I don't really enjoy preparing that March post either. Afterwards I posted this on my Instagram:

This just happened. A blog update. There might be more coming soon, or maybe not. Trying to figure out if posting feels right or not. I do like this way of memory keeping, but do I really need to do it publicly like this? Is Instagram enough? Is blogging getting old? Any other (old) bloggers out there who feel the same way? Any thoughts? 

Thanks to those of you who weighed in with your thoughts and comments!

Agfa Precisa 100, Canon EOS 500N

I already wrote about this back in January in the post "thoughts about blogging"; is 2018 the year I will stop blogging? It took me six months to come up with the answer to that question, and the answer is yes. Why have I come to this conclusion? Blogging is not as fun as it used to be, and I would rather spend my time doing other things.

Agfa Precisa 100, Canon EOS 500N

It's hard to let go of a habit I have treasured so much, a habit that keeps me grounded. This too I wrote about it said post. Click here and read it if you are interested. While you are at it, you might also be interested in my thoughts about sharing my everyday life and the (2016) reasons why I won't close my blog. You might have read those posts before, but they might be worth reading again because they are all about the essence of what has kept me going for so many years.


Speaking of blog post memory lane. Here are a few good ones for you:

thoughts on sharing my everyday life | why I won't close my blog | things I like latelymy pantry essentials | thoughts on dinner planning and grocery shopping | the dinner projectwhy do I shoot film?my favorite films | thoughts on organising my photosthoughts on being a stay at home mom | thoughts on being a teachermy kind of cabin life | thoughts on wardrobe clean outs | arctic north love | Artist Diner (an art project I did with my friend Trine Hisdal) | DIY: daybed | lists and plans

Kodak Portra 160, Canon EOS 500N

So, what will keep me grounded now that this blogging journey is coming to an end? I think I will be quite content with daily journaling and taking photos, pluss sharing everyday stories on my Instagram account halloastrid - to name a few things. (I think quite a few of you who read this blog already follow me on Instagram, don't you?) I'm not ready to completely let go of social media yet; are you?

Agfa Precisa 100, Minolta SRT 101

Thanks for hanging out with me all these years. I appreciate the company. Good bye!

March stories

Sunday meal prep: no-knead bread, carrot and swede sticks for snacking, hummus, pumpkin soup and a big batch of croutons. // always inspired by meal prep from these guys: @luisegreenkitchenstories@gkstories @leefromamerica @myndid

Saturday lunch with a Provence souvenir; Bonne Maman apricot jam. SO good!

Stockholm, March edition

When in Sweden you fika!

Top notch exhibitions at Fotografiska #christiantagliavini

Walking the streets of Gamla Stan with my mamma.

Keeping it traditional - meatballs for lunch.

Found a lovely spot for dinner in Gamla Stan - a perfect escape from the slushy streets.

Another day of wandering - and slipping on the ice/snow/slush - the alleys of Gamla Stan.


breakfast, part one // there was a part two and three also

A new paper will be handed out on Monday, so I guess it’s time to do a bit of studying again.

Unexpected lunch at home because of unexpected sick child. It seems like food, rest and iPad is already doing her well...

When you want to do both homework and dinner before gymnastics practice. Bonus: The kids love it. 

home exam is on // I’m ready for you “Gengangere” // second exam on one of Ibsen’s plays and I don’t mind

home exam, day three ✌🏻💪🏻

komletorsdag // takk for selskapet @marenlerang

Saturday 10 am 😑🤓👊🏻

Sunday morning mood - with a side of home exam writing // that was finished in the evening 🙌🏻 only one month left until my very last exam

a little taste of spring - baby kale

7:30 am light

breakfast for eight

a different kind of school day

To have the first cup of the day in bed. Everyday bliss for a busy mamma.

next level tacos inspired by ugly delicious // alltid en fornøyelse @smebylerstad @msmebylerstad@snigaboo

Monday dinner // he was so excited to play with them, kept shouting “girls! girls!”


Oh? You are not done yet, winter? Ok then, bring the snow, but please keep the slippery roads, will you?

Tuesday morning mood

Easter break is on 🙌🏻

Easter, part one // a lot of sun, a lot of wind and a lot of germs

Easter, part two // with a premature start due to germs that are no fun to deal with at the mountain cabin

Because flowers and good light are always a good idea.


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