Friday, March 12, 2010

Friday is my day: Marie fly fly

Take your winter jacket because today we will jump up to Norway and meet Marie from
She makes so pretty jewelleries and I love how she photographs them! So yummy! Have a good Friday and visit the shop :)

My day

This is the view from my bedroom window this morning in March.
My town, Stavanger, is on the West coast of Norway, 
and we don’t normally get much snow here, 
but this year we’ve had snow since Christmas.  
All the houses on our street look the same. 
We built the foundation walls ourselves, 
in teams with our neighbours a few years ago. 
It’s my most cherished handmade project ever!

I live here with Sjur, and our daughter Nene, aged 6
We got up at 6.30 this morning. 
I’m not a morning person, 
so my only tasks in the morning are coffee drinking 
and getting myself ready for work. 
Sjur makes the coffee, breakfast for everyone, 
gets Nene ready for school 
and walks her and her little friends to their school, 
2 kilometers away, while I have my coffee. 
I eat my bowl of oatmeal and spend a half hour on the computer 
checking my etsy shop, stats, answer convos, renew a couple of items, 
check out the treasuries and all that 
At 7.45 I'm ready to leave for work
and I bring  with me some etsy orders to drop off 
at the post office on my way to work
My day job is at the tax office near the town center 
I'm a lawyer, and my work is in the field of international tax law  
I've been doing this for 10 years, 
and I can't imagine doing anything else. 
I can't access etsy from work (too many firewalls), 
but etsy is nevertheless all around me. 
My office is decorated with art bought on etsy 
-prints from -and on the other wall 
prints from a calendar by 
and a print from  
That bird print was the first thing 
I bought on etsy when I joined!

My first task this morning is to welcome
a new employee. 
I was made a manager a few weeks ago, 
and this new employee is the first person I have interviewed 
and hired myself, so it's a special day for me. 
I did bring my camera to work today, 
for this blog post, 
but decide to leave it in my bag after all. 
I'm pretty sure the new girl would think I was  mad 
if I pulled out  my camera at lunch and photographed my soup. 
The rest of the day is spent in meetings, 
but I get a few minutes to sit down with a cup of tea 
in the afternoon 
I leave work at 4, which is a bit early, 
but I want to squeeze in a bit of exercise before I go home. 
I go to a nearby lake, and try to run around it. 
The conditions are less than ideal with all the snow, 
but it's a glorious sunny day and I feel full of energy when I'm finished.  
As I get in the car to go home I get an sms from Sjur which reads
“your kid is cranky”. 
I get home around five and we have dinner  
and Nene is indeed cranky and I hear myself mutter something stupid 
about jello for dessert for people who aren't cranky. 
At this point the doorbell rings, 
and her little friends come to visit ,and all is well and she forgets 
everything about dessert and I get a hug 
At 7.30 when she has finished her supper and brushed her teeth 
and is ready for bed, she suddenly remembers the dessert she didn't get. 
The fridge is empty, but a promise is a promise, 
so I get to go dessert shopping  She's in bed at 8 and we read and sing for an half hour 
Sjur goes to the fitness center, and I spend an hour doing housework. 
I try to do a little bit every day. 
At 9.30 I sit down with my knitting and a cup of tea 
I need this quiet time in the evening,  all by myself. 
I keep knitting and relaxing for a couple of hours, 
and go a bit to and from the computer to check etsy 
and twitter and all the blogs I follow, 
before I go to bed around midnight.


  1. This was a really fun mydayisfriday for me to read because I 'hearted' marieflyfly's shop long ago! Now I can see the woman behind the amazing jewelry! Congrats on your recent promotion, Marie!

  2. How fun to meet a fellow Norwegian :-D

  3. I love reading this friday posts! Happy waving to Norway! And a special one for Nene, she's super! :)

  4. Marie, thank you for share your day with us!
    Your daughter so adorable:)

  5. nice meeting you Marie ! Det war hyggelig. Coincidentally, my hubby is in Stavanger at the moment.

  6. Heya Marie! Thanks so much for such an elaborate report.. I loved reading it and looking at the pics. Nene is adorable! My daughters bed looks kinda the same and we wonder how on earth she can sleep like that, haha!

    Thanks Heli, please tell me you have an interview ready for next week? And the next? :-) xo

  7. Hello Marie, so lovely to read about your day - your office looks fab! :)

  8. Nice to read about your day :)Love the window shot with the mountains in the backround!
    So beautiful.

  9. Hi Marie too bad you don't have a blog yet, would love to read all about your creativity !

  10. sooo interesting and colorful life with family...thank you for sharingggg Heli:-)

  11. I simple loved her shop when I fist saw it and now I can see the person behind !!!
    My daughter sleeps with all her animals and actually with the same dog from IKEA !!
    She saw the picture with your daughter and she was saying .....this is my doggggg!!!!!LOL

  12. Very interesting to get to know people by peeking into their day like this! Thanks for sharing Marie! Great blog Heli!

  13. Thanks for sharing your day!! It is nice to meet you and your family!

  14. lovely read!Thanks for sharing,so great to now more about Marie!

  15. Nice sharing, thank you so much :)