Rooibos Tea

Lifestyle, tea

Redbush tea or rooibos tea is a good alternative to green tea because it is caffeine free and its benefits are similar to green tea. Rooibos tea comes from South Africa, from a rooibos bush. It is no way a relative of green tea, since green tea is made from Camelia Sinensis plant.

A week ago, I was at the mall looking for some kitchen tools and home decors. So I went into a shop that sells both, then I found the tea section. I feel like a dog who found a bone or someone who has found treasure in the woods. I stood there staring at the different kind of teas, figuring out what to buy. They got fruit teas, herbal teas, green teas, white teas and black teas.

I bought a pack of rooibos tea with rhubarb, vanilla, rose petals, honey, raspberry and aroma. It costs 39 NOK. Not bad for a 100 gram tea.

When I got home, I immediately brewed a pot of my new tea. The kitchen got filled with vanilla scent and I enjoyed every single brewing minute.

When it comes to taste, it is sweet but not sugar sweet. I think this kind of tea is great for making iced teas.

Reading Time

photo challenge, Photography, Uncategorized

I prefer reading time on analogue clocks over the new digital ones. They are not only stylish but they also give a relaxing effect. The sound of the pendulum swinging from left to right and the tic toc sound somehow reminds me of the older days when people relied so much on their watches, since they did not have mobile phones yet.

I told my partner that I want a pendulum clock someday when we already have a house. I also told him that I want a striking clock (grandfather clock), the one that makes a gong-ish sound. But he does not want it because for him it makes a lot of sound. We’ll see, I might challenge him in a pool game and if I win I am going to buy the most beautiful striking clock that I could find in the antique shops.

Anyway, this is my take on last Friday’s The Daily Post photo challenge, time. The invention of clock is one of the greatest breakthrough in the human history. Without clocks, we would still be living without internet, mobile phones and almost all of gadgets that we have today.

pendelum clock

 

Bright and Cold

Journal, Personal, Photography

The snow is back after two weeks of storm and mild weather. I am also grateful that it is getting brighter again. My mood is starting to get better and I am motivated to try something new when it comes to jobs. The economic crisis is not yet over. Yesterday, one of the biggest banks here in Norway laid off 600 employees. So yes it means an increase in unemployment rate in the country. It is depressing for those who have lost their jobs and it is also frustrating for job seekers like me to find jobs within our field.

Yesterday I had a meeting with the local social services office. They have given me tips on how to find jobs. I listened attentively even though I already know it. Then in the end of the meeting they asked me if I have a business or establishment. In my mind I was thinking, it is a good idea. I actually have business ideas already. All I need is to make a plan, budget and just execute the plan. I have faith in this because I have the knowledge in economics and accounting.

Anyway, since the weather is nice today (and so as my mood), Zorro and I went for a longer walk this morning.

 

toppenippa

The view from the flat. It’s white everywhere!