Festive Film

With the festive feeling in my heart, I’m happy to share some of my film photographs from this holiday season. Earlier this month, I visited Glasgow’s Christmas Market with my boyfriend and we explored all the different stalls, that were just bustling with festive cheer and customers.

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In Norway, I visited Oslo’s Christmas Market and ice rink at the centre of the city. All the houses in the area I was staying had beautiful advent stars hanging in the windows, and when I visited Stockholm, I found that they has this tradition too! I would have loved to bring one home with me, but unfortunately it wouldn’t have fit in my suitcase.

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In Drøbak, I got to explore Santa’s post office, which was filled with little Nissen ornaments. In Norwegian folklore, Nissen are ancient pagan creatures, the size of a small child. In the winter they stay in barns and look after the animals. Humans are meant to leave them porridge, also known as grog, which they eat and keeps them from acting out.

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All the photos were shot on my Canon AE-1 using Portra 400 or Ektar 100 film stock.

You can check out more pictures on my facebook photography page, je photographe!

Norway Vlogs!

Another busy year is coming to its end, and Julie and I managed to squeeze in a trip to Norway and Sweden right at the end of it! Last time I was in Oslo, it was for the 17th of May, which is Norway’s National Day. I got to wear the traditional bunad and try Burnost! This time, I got to explore Oslo’s Christmas Market, drink lots of glog (mulled wine)  and eat Christmas Porridge and gingerbread men! We visited Oslo’s ski jumps and even had a day trip to Drøbak, which is where the Norwegian Santa is said to live and have his post office!

Day 1+2: WE MET SANTA IN NORWAY!

Day 3: JULIE WON A PIG!

Day 4: I’M SMALLER THAN MY SANTA HAT!

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Stockholm Vlog to follow shortly!

I’m Back!

It’s been more than half a year since my last post. But, there is plenty of new content coming! Since my last entry, I have moved to Glasgow, Scotland to pursue a bachelor’s degree at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland in Digital Film and Television. I’ve learnt tons, watched tons and have managed a fair bit of traveling around the country. I’ve also made some amazing friends and have been taught by incredible people. This blog, in partnership with a Youtube channel where I post vlogs, will chronicle my university experience for any curious minds out there!

Here’s to a hopefully well documented three years!

Just moved in!

Emily

Hello WordPress!

My name is Emily and I’m an 18 year old student with big dreams! Currently living in the wonderful, bilingual city of Montreal, I hope to next year be studying in Scotland. With interests in film-making, photography, fashion, beauty, winter sports, history and art, I’m always busy. I’ve always wanted to find an outlet in which to combine all my interests and I believe that a blog is the perfect place for me to share my interests with the rest of the online world.  So welcome to my world!

I hope you enjoy my joie de vivre!