Monthly Archives: November 2016

Project Happiness 365: Day 352


Today is for love, love, love! 😍 It’s been a wonderful lovey dovey day! 

I got this glasswork bird as a gift from his grandparents when we went down south this time.  I took this picture last night. Doesn’t it look cool with the reflection of the backdrop? 


Project Happiness 365: Day 351


We came back home today. It has been a very rejuvenating time at the cabin despite the power outage.

It was rainy and windy on our way back. Bus stop looked quite beautiful. 

But today’s cherry on top (or actually blueberries on top) is this piece of happiness.  My new favourite! 

Project Happiness 365: Day 350


I woke up to this picture dad sent me. 

He loves flowers and was especially happy how this bougainvillea turned out. I am really happy he thought of me. My relationship with my father has always been  a turbulent one so, this means a lot for me. 

Project Happiness 365: Day 349


Snow came to Tromsø finally! It was so stormy last night but this morning I woke up to this. 

We are still at the cabin.  Still no electricity. We figured out that for some reason,  the radiator works. So, it’s not cold anymore.  

View from my window this afternoon was lovely when the weather turned grey and the mountains disappeared.

We spent time playing magic the gathering.  

Project Happiness 365: Day 347


We are in a cabin trip at Lyfjord.  There was a short circuit. We realized to our horror that if we hadn’t come here today this place might have burnt down. We turned off the main switch so, there is no electricity.  

We light up some candles and made some fire. It’s quite cozy. It’s like we traveled back in time when people actually lived like this in this place.  It also reminds me of Nepal when we have loadshedding. 

Sometimes my mind wants to be away from all the humdrum and stress of being socially involved. It feels very calm here. I really needed this break.  

Project Happiness 365: Day 346


I find it so ironic that humans need one specific day to be thankful or to express and celebrate love. Shouldn’t we be doing this every single day? Every single day, there’s something to be grateful and happy about. Every single day, we must cherish love.

Coincidentally,  I found this post on Instagram that expresses similar sentiments.  

Project Happiness 365: Day 344


So, the polar night has officially begun. No sun until next year. That sounded so pessimistic.  Actually here in Tromsø, next six weeks we live without the warmth of sun. I didn’t get a chance to say goodbye to the sun this year because I have not gone out and been lazying around at home. 

I am not a big fan of darkness but still there’s something to this bluish dark period when sun never comes above the horizon and nights seem to last forever.  

The only thing that keeps me going is trying to make everything cozy. Candles, music, hot chocolate with whipped cream on top, aromatic essential oil, pancakes in the middle of night, hot showers and cuddle with your loved ones under the blanket.  Koselig is the word. 

But still I can’t help but wish I could hibernate. 😴😴😴

Project Happiness 365: Day 343


These amazing Munchies made me sooooooo happy today.  

Papadum or papad is a very popular snacks back home. You can either grill or deep fry these goodies. You can also make a spicy salad with cucumber, onion, garlic, chilli, tomatoes, and coriander leaves to go with it. He loved it so much.  😍