New hairdye

I love dyeing my hair in many colours. Not all of it, I usually dye the tips, or the underside. This time, the underside has been turned deep purple! My tips are still turquoise, which gives a really cool effect. :) If you feel like dyeing your hair, I can really recommend the brand Directions. No ammonia, lovely colours, and quite cheap too. :) It’s semi permanent, though, so you’re gonna have it for a while.

Summer is coming up, and last week the freebie bunch was beach inspired. This time, they’re camping inspired! I’m hoping to go camping some time this summer. :) You guys have any plans for summer yet?

boat

 

backpack

 

magnifyingglass

 

landscape

 

tent

I really want summer now

I’m really looking forward to sunny days where you only need to put on shoes and your sunglasses before you go outside, going for an icecream while listening to the birds singing. :) Can’t wait! It’s looking good though, the sun is out most of the time with temperature almost reaching over 10 degrees celcius. We’re getting there! Therefor, this week’s bunch of freebies are summer inspired. 😀

icecreamcone

 

shellfish

 

flipflop

 

butterflyonflower

 

ladybugonsprout

International Boardgame Day!

Today is the International Boardgame Day. So everyone, bring out your Monopolies, your Chessgames and your Othellos! Order some pizza and have a great day with some friends and family! :) Over here, we’re going to play the best boardgame ever tonight: Munchkin. You must check it out if you like humour. 😀

So, while I’m off to go get some goodies from the store for tonight, here’s this week’s bunch of summery freebies! 😀

parrot

 

palmtree princesswig princewig dandelion

Happy Easter!

We just came back from an awesome easter dinner at mom’s. :) Great as usual. We skipped the regular easter food and instead had cheese and ham pie. Om nom nom! And some pickled herring of course. Can’t skip that.

This week was tough but fun. We had a masquerade at work last monday, which was great! I was a pirate. Somehow the kids thought I looked like a dragon. That’s way cooler though, so it’s fine. On thursday we had easter lunch for the kids, always great (but messy)! What did you guys do for easter? :)

As you might have noticed we’ve had some troubles with the connection, that sometimes you couldn’t get contact with Opal Manor. We think the problems are solved now, but if you notice that the connection goes bad again, please notify us so we can try to fix it!

Here comes this week’s bunch of freebies! Enjoy, and don’t forget to poooost what you make! E-mail it to me or something, I’d love to see it. :)  Maybe put something that’s popping out of that cracked egg…? Toodeloo!

coolframe

 

welcome

 

froggy

 

littleflower crackedegg

 

 

Johnny Hollow

Johnny Hollow is an awesome band. Just so you know. You can find them on Spotify if you have that, otherwise go here to listen to some awesome, atmospheric music. :) I always said they’re like Tim Burton in music form. Check it out! :)

Nothing much has happened the past week. We went to a meeting with local politicians to discuss how we’re going to make politics more interesting and living for non-politicians. It didn’t give a whole lot, but it’s always nice to meet people. Does anyone of you have a political interest? :)

Easter is coming up! Yaaay! Any cool plans this year? Or just chillin’ at home? :) Myself I’m going with Jim to dinner at mom’s. Although I hope to be able to have the Easter dinner at my place soon. I love being a hostess! :) Anyway, this week’s bunch of freebies is of course very Easter inspired. The little girl is a Påskkärring. I don’t know if that concept exists outside Scandinavia (do tell me if it does!). It is called an Easter Hag in english. These hags are mostly just about dressing up kids to go ask for candy (like at Halloween), really cute. Here’s a photo of what they can look like in real life. :) They’re really cute.

dottyegg

 

springsun

 

eastersentiment2

 

easterwitch

 

bunny

Connectivity Issues

Hi guys.

We’ve been having some connectivity issues the last week and I’ve not been able to pinpoint the source of the problem. Our ISP demands a silly dance for them before they will escalate the matter to the level where they actually check if anything is wrong on their side (yes, really. They won’t even check their logs until the customer does a long list of things). To do this I would need to disconnect the server that runs Opal Manor for a whole day, needless to say that I’m not thrilled with this.

It might come to this but in the mean while I hope you guys have patience while I try some more things to find out where the source of the trouble is. If we need to take Opal Manor offline for a day there will be information here and on the Facebook page (www.facebook.com/opalmanor).

IF YOU CAN’T CONNECT to opal manor: Try again in a few minutes. The problem symptom is that our internet connections goes down for between 30 seconds and 3 minutes. I’ve not been able to get how frequently this happens so if you want to help, please send us a mail or answer this post with the time you experienced any problems reaching the site.

Again, we’re really sorry about this and doing everything we can to fix it.

Closing in on Easter

Yay! I love Easter. It gives me spring feelings. Although it is snowing today, the past week has been sunny and warm, and flowers popping up everywhere!

Yesterday we went to the movies and saw Insurgent. 😀 I’ve longed for it for a year. It was good, but as with all trilogies, the second movie is often just transportation. Looking forward to the last movie! I hope they don’t split it in two though…. #HungerGames #HarryPotter #forcryingoutloud

We also just finished our annual meeting for our local Pirate Party. :) This year will be full of fun, with a slightly new board as well. No matter how heavy politics can be, I think I’m an addict, haha. I’ll never stop!

This week’s freebie bunch is easter and spring inspired. The flower is a crocus flower, one of the very first to pop up here during spring. When it comes, you know spring is here! It comes in purple, yellow and white, and they’re really pretty. :)

crocus

 

eggs

 

rosett

 

eastersentiment

 

funnybunny

I got a wand!

Argh! The Harry Potter geek in me got the bestest present ever last weekend. Jim gave me a handmade (one-of-a-kind) wand, Harry Potter style! More precisely, Hufflepuff style. :) It’s soooo cool, and sooo pretty, and I really want to go to some convention or dressup party or something so that I can wear it. It even comes with a holster! 😀 I have the bestest husband. <3

wand

My wand. 😀

Spring is finally coming on. Sunshine, temperature on the plus side of the centigrade marker, and flowers popping up here and there. How’s the weather where you are? :) Spring coming yet? Unless you’re in Australia, I guess, then you’re waiting for winter now. I don’t feel envious of you. I love spring and Easter and summertime! 😀

Here comes this week’s freebie bunch. Some Harry Potter geekery in it. Also, I came across this lovely article at Useless Trinkets. It’s so awesome to see my digis being used, and words like that warm my heart! :) I really like what she did with the monkey too. 😉 So I’ve made another monkey as thanks! Ook!

monkie2 gentlemanspider

 

hp

 

flowergirl

 

hearttree

Brownies and cheesedoodles

Yes! I am that unhealthy this weekend. 😀 I don’t often eat cheesedoodles and chips and that sort of things, but I had this cheesedoodle craving yesterday and gave in. Omnomnomnom!

I hope you’re all having a great weekend. Myself, I’m spending it doing some web design and drawing. :) Here’s this week’s bunch of freebies! As you can perhaps tell, I like monsters. 😉 These particular monsters were inspired by, and named by Jim. 😀

freshshowers campfire pot mrsquidworth mrfeef