Tuesday, 17 July 2018

Breaking the rules...

Throughout this year I've been trying to sum up the year week by week here on the blog. Now I am breaking that rule. Basically summermode arrived. The heat and extraordinary weather that has gripped Europe and Scandinavia also gripped the Norwegian west coast. We have more winds and foggyclouds here on the shore of the North sea, but not a drop of rain for weeks. I have had my holiday weeks at home (still a few left of those), and have become really lazy (ha,ha).
Here are a catch up of our summer so far in pictures:


I'm just showing off my new sunglasses


I planned to do a post about my new dining table, but in my summerlaziness I've decided to just sum it up here. 


I bought an old oak table that I stripped down, painted and oiled.



I am quite pleased with the way it turned out.




There has been a lot of walking this summer.


Windy day keeps the fog away. It lays like a wall out in the ocean.




I cannot begin to explain how much I love this landscape.






The wild nature and the petroleumindustry hand in hand...

  





  And the summer nights on the balcony. They are magic.

Monday, 25 June 2018

A midsummernight celebration - week 25...

The summer holiday started on Friday. I have left commuter island, at least for a while.
It coincided with St. Hans - midsummer. We have now passed summer solstice and the traditional celebration took place this weekend. It was a foggy night with rain, but still we went through with fishingcompetition, kayaking and quizes. And of course the main thing - the bonfire, burnt to keep the witches away. The witches are particularly active around midsummer according to the old tales. 





Sunday, 17 June 2018

Zero connection - week 23 an 24..

This week I had to get by with no intenet connection...
It is funny how dependent we have become.
As if the world was inside the computer or tablet,
and without it we are completely helpless.
Back to normality now and I can post my weeks in photos:



Commuter island village seen from a different angle. The heat was gone, but the sun remained and it was beautiful by the seaside.






Knitting a red sweater and reading a book.



In week 23  the rain returned after a month of dry weather. Pretty unusual on these shores.
It even looks as though they can burn their Midsummer-eve bonfire next week. It has been prohibited 
with barbecues or open fire for the past couple of weeks due to the drought.


Monday, 4 June 2018

Yet another week, yet another month, yet another exam done - week 22...

This week saw the end of May and start of June with unusually hot weather.
I had half a week off work to complete my exam.
And I also completed another circle around the sun..


Exam-time: Tuesdayafternoon and it's chaos...and at this point you really need lipgloss!


Wednesday afternoon - finished....


I loved discovering this.
 Evening light reflected from the sun and the neighbours window through the window in the front door.

Exceptionally warm weather this week. New heat records for May allround. And beautiful back in commuter-land.

Enjouying the good weather. Taking the students out for a trip around the islands.


It has been such a privilige to teach these three newcomers to our country...


Weekend and birthdaytime for me. I got my best china out and made an effort to bake some cakes.

Sunday, 3 June 2018

Silent Sunday...


Some unusually hot weather for this time of the year this week.

Tuesday, 29 May 2018

Week 20 and 21 - the feeling that my head is full (or perhaps empty).....

In week 20 we had a long weekend and national day celebration. Week 21 disappeared in work and exampreparations.
For me focus at the moment is an exam coming up this week.
Time has just flown by trying to balance it all..

I swapped phones. Big happening in my life as I have had the old one for nearly five years.


Inaugural photos on my new phone: National day celebrations - 17. May



 Summer arrived with high temperatures and sun.......

For me it has been work and exam preparations. There is no room to think about anything else. Books and papers are everywhere. Particularly when it is balcony weather.