They say home is where the heart is, and I believe this to be true. I think no matter where in the world I move to, home will always be where my family is. No matter what house, what country – family is my home.
Nowadays, my home is here on Helgøya (direct translation: weekend island)where I live with my parents, two siblings and millions of animals.
When we bought the house 4 years ago, it was announced as “The fairytale house” in it’s add. It’s place in the middle of the forest, on a small island in the middle of Norway’s biggest lake.
I like it, it’s a beautiful house and it suits my family’s personality. From here it’s about a 25 min drive to my school, 40 min drive to Hamar city, and about 2 hours to drive to Oslo.
One of my favourite things about this house is around Christmas time, when we decorate it with tons of hanging lights.. The feeling you get when standing out in –4 Fahrenheit (Yes it gets that cold here in the winter), glistening white snow all around you with a clear starry sky and the twinkling lights of our fairytale house. It’s awesome.
Unfortunately, pictures do this scene no justice. The real thing is amazing. I have to admit, looking at this pictures makes me look forward to Christmas! But at the same time, I’m also hoping for a nice long and warm (!!!) or at least sunny fall.
Have a great weekend everybody!