The wardrobe will be arriving today which means I have to be home waiting. I really don’t mind as that means I will finally have some time in front of the computer. Quite cozy actually with Linus by my side.
And finally I have time to check out the sales that are on – have you seen them? My favourites so far are Net-a-porter, Mytheresa, Asos and Feelunique! ♥
I also get to answer the second part of the question session which will be all the personal questions :)
Here we go…
What do you eat for breakfast and what is your favourite snack?
I normally eat a bowl of fruit or eggs. My favourite snack is Nakd bars, the cocoa orange being my favourite and I always keep at least one in my bag! Yummy!
Are you going to build another amazing walk-in closet?
We won’t be putting down just as much money into building this dressing room as the one in Monaco, but we will build one :) I wrote a post about the starting process here.
If you could change anything about yourself, what would it be?
My mum has always told me to focus on what I’m happy about rather than dwell over what could’ve been different aesthetically as that doesn’t do any good anyway, so because she reads the blog I would have to say my feet because they are annoyingly wide and therefor make it hard to wear certain types of beautiful shoes.
You are so beautiful ! What camera do you use and who takes the pictures? I love them!
Thank you so much, *blush*. I use a Canon 7D and when it’s not my boyfriend or friends taking the photos I use a tripod :)
I don’t remember if you said it before, but I would be curious to know how did you came up with the name Linus for your dog?
Until I was about 13 everyone called me Lina (some didn’t even know my name was Celina) except for my father who called me Linus as that is the Swedish male equivalence of the name Lina. When I told James about this he thought it would make a cool name for the dog, and while searching for a dog we just starting calling him Linus so we never really discussed a name, it was always Linus :)
Where in Norway are you from?
I am actually originally from Stenungsund in Sweden, but when we moved to Norway when I was little we moved to my mums home town, Sandefjord, which is about two hours south of Oslo.
What line did you take at “videregående”? What was your favourite subject? Did you work when you were at school?
I went “allmenne, økonomiske og administrative fag”, my favourite subject was marketing. I had three jobs when I went to school. I worked in a hotel, a restaurant and a club – busy bee :)
What kind of flowers do you like?
James… is this you? ;)
I love orchids, lilies, roses, peonies and hydrangeas. Mainly white and dusty light pink ones :) They look like this:
How long are you planning to stay in London?
We are planning on spending the winters in London and the summers in Monaco, so we’ll head back to Monaco in April/May sometime and stay until September/October :)
Do you still have plans to travel to new york?
Absolutely! The only reason to why we ended up not going this time was because we got the dream flat in London much quicker than we anticipated. As soon as everything is sorted out with the flat we will head off to New York. I can’t wait!
Has James learnt any Norwegian? :D
Haha, yes he has learnt some, and he is incredibly cute when he speaks, although Linus probably knows more than him :D Unsurprisingly he’s having some difficulties pronouncing the ‘r’ but it’s a tough one. It’s the same ‘r’ as of Spanish/Italian. Any Norwegians out there that would care to help with explaining how to make the sound? :D
How many different countries have you ever lived in and how many languages do you speak?
I have lived in Sweden, Norway, France and Monaco, and I speak Swedish, Norwegian and English, and very basic German, Spanish and French :) I had both German and Spanish classes in school in addition to English.
What can make you happy when you are feeling down?
It depends on the reason but calling my mum is a safe bet to feel better, and obviously talk to James or friends. I also like to run, read, eat cake, or watch a movie…. or if I’m really down I like to wrap myself in the duvet and snuggle up in front of the tv and eat ice cream straight out of the box and stay there until the sugar kicks in :)
In a post a long time ago you said something about studies?
I did an online course which I have finished :)
What is your favorite movie of all times?
The Notebook, I cry a river every time! :D
How do you manage with Linus when he flies with you?
Because Linus is only 2 kg I can bring him into the cabin with me, and in 5 out of 6 flights I’ve managed to have him either in my lap or in the seat next to me even though his bag is supposed to be completely closed during the whole flight. He charms most people into getting his way ;) Linus is a really great dog to fly with, he just sleeps the whole way. Flying to and from the UK is worse though as dogs are only allowed in cargo which is why we’ve been driving Monaco/London. As I said, he knows how to get his way.
Can you show us photos of your apartment in London when you have finished decorating?
Of course :)
What are your pet peevees?
I’m a fast walking pedestrian (I would make an excellent race walker) and when people are taking up the whole side walk to stroll slower than most grandmothers it really ticks my nerves..
If you were to go sailing for six months, where would you go, and who would you bring with you?
Fun question! I have already done that, although for 12 months, but I was very little so I don’t remember as much as I would’ve liked to. I guess it depends on the size of the boat, but a sailing team on board would calm my nerves and James obviously, and if the boat was big enough I would’ve loved other couples of friends to come with us :) Sailing across the atlantic could be rough, but sailing around in the Caribbean would be lovely.
Do you at times find it hard to speak your native tongue, assuming that you speak English most of the time?
Yes, It’s really embarrassing but at times when I haven’t spoken Norwegian for some time I just can’t seem to find the words and as I speak I know I sometimes formulate the sentence completely wrong, but it normally helps after a few hours. I try my best not to throw in english words as I think it sounds ridiculous.
Which country would you like traveling to?
India! Truth be told there are many many countries I would love to travel to, but India is next on my have to see list. I think it’s culturally exciting, culinary delicious, wonderful people and so much to discover with both sandy beaches and big cities.
Have you ever been dieting?
Yes, I have but it’s not for me.. I think I lasted for a week hehe. Being healthy and making healthy choices in life is the right way for me :)
How many calories do you eat a day?
I honestly have no idea, I think it fluctates from day to day.
I could see you being a fashion designer – would you ever consider doing so or have you ever wanted to do that?
Wow, thank you! Yes, that was a big dream when I was younger, and big dreams never really fade, do they? I still think a job in a candy shop would be awesome ;)
If you could live anywhere else in the world besides London or Monaco or your home country, where would you choose?
New york! Although I haven’t lived in London for very long I’m already completely in love and I guess the closest to London would be New York as both cities have a lot in common, especially how convenient everything is!
Do you have friends in London? If you don’t have friends in London, how do you make them?
I’m planning on throwing myself at strangers on the street. Nah, just kidding. Ehm, I don’t know is the honest answer. I have met some of James’ friends and girlfriends of his buddies, but I haven’t had the chance to meet anyone myself yet as I’ve only been here for less than a week. I will do some classes of different kinds and I’m hoping I’ll get to know people while doing so.
Simple question: how do YOU pronounce your name? Phoenitically like “suh-leena” or “say-leena” or something else entirely?
I pronounce it “ceh-leena” :)
That’s all. Hope you enjoyed the answers to the personal questions. Now the wardrobe has arrived as well which the guys will come and set up tomorrow so I’m heading out to do some shopping as we still have no food in the fridge! Hope you’re having a great day! xx