I'm Ingunn. This blog is about learning to make photos instead of just taking them. This is where I collect and express ideas and thoughts, and sometimes I might get sidetracked, too! There is so much to be learned. I have an urge for making life better, simpler and tastier. My picture galleries are in the sections travel and portfolio. I write in English, but I am Norwegian, and comments are most welcome in both languages.


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A new year and a new focal point

Anything that doesn't grow inevitably will disintegrate. Nothing remains the same for very long. This is after all essentially the nature of everything. My blog has been collecting dust during the past year, and I almost stopped taking photographs, too. Now it's time to puff some life into it again, or else it will die. I really don't know why I became so uninspired, but I obviously needed a new focal point. Now it's January again, and it's time for a fresh start. After doing some thinking, I've realized that I dream of a simpler life. I want less clutter, fewer possessions, more time for creative activities, my family and friends. I want the freedom to travel more. I want to live simpler. I want to pick up photography again, maybe other crafts, too. Is this at all possible? I'm not sure, but I'm willing to try. 

Last Summer, we had an unforgettable lunch in an utterly beautiful village in Southern France. We had fresh bread, wine, juice, cheese, paté de canard, fresh strawberries and honey cake. It was so simple, and yet so perfect. I want my life to be more like this: Simple is the ultimate goal, always. 

These are my goals for 2013:


  1. Declutter our house, room by room, to create more space (and less time needed for cleaning)
  2. Buy only what I actually need, not what I think I need or want, and save more money for travels
  3. Make simple food, and finish all of the leftovers
  4. Travel as much as possible
  5. Make better photographs


There. Now I've said it out loud, so lets get on with it.




Breakfast at La Fauvelle

Sitting here in 15 degrees celcius and a pouring rain, I can't help but longing back to the warm, airy breakfast patio at La Fauvelle. The breakfast is simple but delicious with its croissants, jam, coffee, juice, omelette, cereals and baguettes. I particularly like the fig jam, and the ceramic bowls made by a local artist. I've bought quite a few of her bowls and cups to keep as reminders of this truly charming place during the cold winter season.

I've updated my travel gallery with a few shots from my travels in the Languedoc-Rousillon region of France. There will be more updates soon!


Philadelphia | Reading Terminal Market


Reading Terminal Market in Philadelphia is a very pleasant sensory shock with all its incredible produce - vegetables, meat, fish, sweets an much else -  on offer. 


Birthday cake

Almost a year ago I wrote about my youngest daughter turning eleven, and that what she wanted to have for her  birthday was an apron and a chef's hat. I made something for her, accordingly. Well, she's been putting it to good use indeed. Today she arranged her twelfth birthday party all by herself, including making this gorgeous cake. Happy birthday, sweetie!


December 18

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Banana rolls in production for breakfast tomorrow. I often use ripe bananas in the dough to avoid wasting them. They add a sweet flavour and makes the rolls juicy, and the girls like it. Tomorrow is the last Sunday before Christmas already, and there is still so much to do. A few more days to go and then it's time for a more relaxing pace. It feels like I need it.