Our family consist of pappa Steinar (38), journalist, educator, creator of the web series The Inland Sea and director of Melbourne webfest, mamma Dida (36), visual artist, light painter, SAHM and head seamstress at Small Time Vintage, Anakin (4), jedi and (mostly) delightful bundle of joy and baby Isis Indigo (1). We also live with adopted cats Quincey Edward James Fanta Pants and Hedda Kitteh Gabler. Pappa Steinar og mamma Dida moved to Melbourne, Australia, 9 and 11 years ago from Norway. Baby Anakin was born in Melbourne in 2011, and miss Isis in January 2015.
So… that’s the “proper” introduction.
We’re nerds. So much that we named our kid after a character in Star Wars. Me (Dida), I’m a scatterbrain. I usually blame this on being creative, but sometimes I think it may have other reasons. Since producing a little person this has gotten a lot worse. It does lead to some pretty funny situations, like me putting the paper towels in the dishwasher or being (for a short time) convinced that the year had 252 days in it.
Our kid is pretty excellent and devilishly handsome, but he also lingers somewhat on the dark side when it comes to not letting mummy sleep. I initially started blogging to share stories and photos with our families overseas, but it didn’t take long before I realised it was more for my own sanity and a need to document everything before it’s passed. I’m just happy other people are finding some enjoyment in it as well.
Oh, I should also mention that I have been known to have a somewhat strange sense of humour. I partly blame this on my mother because that’s what you do, right? She provided some good genes and part of those make me very funny. According to myself at least. Some other things about me:
I’m a coffee snob and proud of it.
I love cats and will watch funny cat videos if people send them to me.
I am real good at making Mexcian food and I bake some killer cakes.
I can’t cook a steak to save my life.
I love soap bubbles, hot air balloons and magnolia trees.
I love art and I love being an artist.
I love photography and I love photographing.
I am an image-maker long before I am an image-taker.
I love being a mum almost all the time. My son is by far my greatest artwork.
I ramble. A lot.
So, that’s me…us. Princess NeverSleeps, Baby StormPoopers 1 &2 and Captain (Leg of) Ham Solo.