– a slow living prose and poem writer, based in Denmark.

“She smelled sweet and mysterious, like honey from the desert.”

– written on a dreamy & rainy day, in bed

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Finishing my poetry book - Nadja de Oliveira

this & that on finish writing my poetry book

About five years ago I wrote my first poem since my teens and, after the final touches, I have finished writing my poetry book. But what now? What happens when you finish a book and what it published?

Summer Portugal, Alentejo - Nadja de Oliveira

an enthralling Alentejo Summer | Portugal

The summer in Portugal is an eternal heatwave, where everything stands still in humble obedience to the sun’s might. At midday, you’ll see the blurriness at the hot air rising from the soil. The sun is yellow with warmth in the afternoon and twilight takes over in beautiful colours. This is where I grew up.


JOURNAL

about grieving & mourning

What makes us alive is the fact that we aren’t dead. All of us have experience loss, yet it is so hard to embrace grief and the reality that we have lost someone. It can feel unreal, unsurpassable, heartbreaking, terrifying, lonely, overwhelming and (insert feeling). Let’s talk grieving and mourning.

a year in memories – 2021

At the moment, I am cherishing memories, instead of setting 2022 resolutions or goals for myself. 2021 was another challenging year, due to that virus-that-must-not-be-named, but it was also a beautiful, productive, heartwarming and great year. I compiled a list of 2021 memories, which became longer and longer…

Narnia book Christmas Feeling

a christmassy feeling of warmth & nostalgia

December is a month full of new and old traditions and, maybe because of that, nostalgia floods my heart in this season. Memories I always treasure, that makes me happy around Christmas. Here are some of the memories that have come up recently, from different places and times.

POETRY

TRAVEL

travel stories | the beginning

At the beginning of this year, I found a stack of love letters from my great-grandfather to my great-grandmother, dated 1946. They had just married. After reading them, my head was filled with ideas. Let me explain the brainstorm which led to this beginning…

INSPIRATION

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a brand that inspires | Charlotte Elizabeth’s handbags

Today, I would like to share the story of how I found my first Charlotte Elizabeth bag, as well as an exclusive interview with the ever-inspiring and kind Charlotte Jones, founder of Charlotte Elizabeth (CE), who just released a third wave of beautifully crafted handbags. This article is not sposored.