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Handy women: Blurred lines

Hi there!

I’m sorry the activity has been low the past week. I’ve had so much on my plate, there hasn’t been enough hours in the day and time has just passed me by. One of the reasons why is that I just bought myself a new apartment! So between the open houses, the bidding rounds and everything else that goes on – I forgot to live a little. I woke up this morning totally in the fog, in my sweatpants, wondering what year it was. I was going to post a vlog for you guys, but that will have to wait a bit. Instead, with these new circumstances, I’ve decided to share some insight in how women in Norway go about handy stuff.

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Renovating my moms place last summer.

As a new homeowner I want to pull my hair out when I think about all the work that’s coming up in my future. The thing is, I will have to renovate the entire thing and I do that myself. Well, as much as possible that is, let’s be honest – I’m not a plumber. I’m not sure if this goes for all women in Norway, but in my family and with my female friends we tend to do a lot of stuff ourselves – including putting in new floors and walls. I’m very lucky to have such a handy mom, because she has taught me how important it is to be able to do shit yourself.  I’m not going to lie, it would be nice to just hire someone and get it done, but it’s always the risk that things wont get done properly and the way I want it. In my social circles it’s not unusual that women do handy work,  it’s just as common as babydaddys taking their kids for a stroll in the sunshine (we’ll get back to that one later).  Norway is a country where gender roles are blurred. Kinda kills the romance sometimes (we will get back to this one as well), but all in all it’s a good place to be female.

I’m not sharing pictures of my new place just yet, but I promise you will get to see the horror at some point – and the end result of course. Here are some of the stuff thats going  in to my new flat once it’s ready for it (look at that beautiful floor color! I’m dying):

If you’re curious and want to see some progress a long the way, you are more that welcome to follow me on Instagram – I will be posting stories about this project as time progresses.

Thank you for stopping by and have a lovely Saturday!

På gjensyn! 

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