Adele Live

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This is more of a #throwbacksunday to May 1st if I can call it just that. The show was originally sold out in 4 minutes, way before I even had the time to log on to buy tickets. But I was determined to get into that arena to see the show, and two hours before the show they released a very limited amount of tickets. I called up my friend Ida with the good news and off we went! We expected some of the worst seats in the house, but surprisingly to us, it was only a few rows from the stage.


I have a long musical history with Adele. I first discovered her on myspace before she was even signed to a record company over ten years ago, and knew already then that this amazing artist was going to get far in the music industry. Her album 23 helped me through a tough period last year, and her new album 25 helped me even more (I think I’ve never heard songs as  heartfelt and accurately describing as Hello and Set Fire To The Rain).


A little snippet from the show. I hope to see Adele in concert again, if I can handle the emotional songs live one more time ;)

Updated and Upgraded!


Welcome to a new era in this little blog project called “Charles the Blog”! I have updated the design of this destination A LOT these past days, and will continue to upgrade and freshen up over the coming weeks. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do!

I have made it easier for you to connect to categories and archives, added an easier way for you to connect via social media, share blog posts and pin beautiful photos.

In the weeks to come I will be update Charles de Blog with posts filled with music, social media tips and about my very special trip to Asia this Spring! Feel free to continue to follow my journey, I post links as soon as they’re out on the facebook page for this blog – link at the bottom of the blog.

Have a great weekend!

Quoteful tuesday

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Quoteful is not a word, but it should be, it would mean “full of quotes”. So this is my Tuesday full of quotes, inspiring and funny, bold and mindful, heartfelt and strong. 

“People who work on things stay together, otherwise you’re gonna end up alone, like Cher” Hannah Helene Horvath (character on HBO’s GIRLS played by Lena Dunham

“It is not ignorance but knowledge which is the mother of wonder” Joseph Wood Krutch

“Love is friendship that has caught fire. It is quiet understanding, mutual confidence, sharing and forgiving. It is loyalty through good and bad times. It settles for less than perfection and makes allowances for human weaknesses”
Ann Landers

“Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony” Mahatma Gandhi

“In order to properly understand the big picture, everyone should fear becoming mentally clouded and obsessed with one small section of truth” Xun Zi

“I don’t trust words. I trust actions”
Unknown (but totally my mentality after a hard time last year)

“Every day do something that will inch you closer to a better tomorrow” 


How I love all these amazing quotes from this person called Unknown! Such an inspiring person! Hahaha, juuuuuuust kidding ;)


Av Ella Wheeler Wilcox

Laugh, and the world laughs with you;
    Weep, and you weep alone;
For the sad old earth must borrow its mirth,
    But has trouble enough of its own.
Sing, and the hills will answer;
    Sigh, it is lost on the air;
The echoes bound to a joyful sound,
    But shrink from voicing care.
Rejoice, and men will seek you;
    Grieve, and they turn and go;
They want full measure of all your pleasure,
    But they do not need your woe.
Be glad, and your friends are many;
    Be sad, and you lose them all,—
There are none to decline your nectared wine,
    But alone you must drink life’s gall.
Feast, and your halls are crowded;
    Fast, and the world goes by.
Succeed and give, and it helps you live,
    But no man can help you die.
There is room in the halls of pleasure
    For a large and lordly train,
But one by one we must all file on
    Through the narrow aisles of pain.

Topic Thursday

Det er straks klart for helg, og i dag tar jeg litt ekstra lunsjpause for å lese disse artiklene:

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11 låter som rystet England
P3-redaksjonen skriver om elleve låter med politisk sprengkraft på selveste valgdagen og byr samtidig på en god lytteropplevelse:


Usykkelbyen Bergen
Jeg elsker å sykle og jeg elsker Bergen, derfor var det litt av et sjokk å bo i en by med såpass liten sykkelkultur som byen har hatt. Endelig er det endringer på gang og studentavisen StudVest informerer med en interessant sak på dette:

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Digitalhverdagen for en Nordmann i Kina
Nettsteder som twitter, instagram og facebook er ikke tilgjengelig i hele verden, og NRK Betas gjesteblogger skriver om hvordan det er å leve uten: