Sunday, 15 October 2017

Vivid colours on a silent Sunday....

"I am so glad I live in a world with Octobers.."
Don't know who said that, but I agree.
On this rather blustery Sunday I passed this tree standing there alone in the wind, desperately holding on to its leaves for a little while longer.
 
 

Monday, 9 October 2017

Ut på tur..

The half term holiday is on this week. As a relatively new commuter and a new homeowner I want nothing more than to stay at home this week. The first weekend produced lovely autumn weather and what better way to spend an afternoon but to walk to the fortress from the second world war.

The fortress was built by prisoners of war during the second worldwar and is now both a museum and a recreational spot. We didn't enter the fortress this time. Inside the hill there are allies, halls and escape/entering routes and things you need in war that I don't care to know the names of. Impressing, but also frightening. We just walked up to the tower and enjoyed the view this time.







Thursday, 5 October 2017

Throwback Thursday......



Around four years ago, on the October 4th 2013 I posted this photo. It is from Barcelona. The Catalon flag is waving from the balcony.

Sunday, 1 October 2017

Friday, 29 September 2017

September moments...

I am getting used to commuterlife..
and yet again I am a student...
So glad to have this chance
despite its drawbacks...
Here are the moments..

 
 
Commuter life: coffee in the morning and long afternoons in the office so that the weekend is free..

 
 
 Adult education: explaining the Norwegian politcal system to adult refugees...
 
 
I had forgotten how stressful Ikea can be, but the end product was allright...



Three days as a new student in a new college both overwhelmed me and inspired me....


Weekend life: running in new shoes and strange finds when unpacking. I remember buying the mask in Venice ten years ago.


 In the end: a new home feels so good..
 
 
Office view in late September. That summer feeling that was missing for much of the summer.



Tuesday, 26 September 2017

Race to celebrate..

Last week the road cycling world championships were in town - race to celebrate was their motto.  Over the weekend the races came to the neighbourhood. I am not a cycling fan, but you could not avoid getting caught up in it all. The amount of excitement and preparations in the local community is out of another world. Made me realise what a big event this was.

I took a quiet moment and went out to take some photographs.

(By the way; Peter Sagan from Slowakia won one of the two races starting here. He is one of the biggest stars in the cycling world I've gathered.)

 
Bikes in all variations where collected, painted and put on display...
 
 
 You could see them everywhere..
 

Even the local wich got her place on a bike....
 


 
Lets not forget - we are on the coast. We can't have the world cycling elite here without some boats on display.






 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wednesday, 20 September 2017

Quotes on the wall is really not my style, but...

 
 
 
I found this quote amongst the stuff I have had stacked away for the time I lived in the city flat. I knew I had it, but I couldn't remember what it said. I also don't really like all this quote-stuff to hang on the wall, but when I got this out I quite liked it. Now it hangs in my hall.
 
It has made me ponder what a big life is. A big life can be so many things, and I am not going to give a solution to what it is here. We have to figure that out for ourselves and probably find it within ourselves. Like I am trying to do at the moment...