Sunday, 17 February 2019

X-ercise...


From the archives: February walk in my favourite landscape....

I don't lift weights, I don't run marathons or climb peaks, but I do try to keep reasonably fit. I have been running a bit in the past, but then I got the feeling that we -( friends and family) were trying to overdo each other on the exercise front. When I felt that  if you hadn't posted about your run on social media there was really no point in doing it, it was time to stop and think.So ever since moving to suburbia I have gone back to walking. Sometimes I walk a long distance and fast, other times it just to move a bit. Why do you walk so much? somebody asked me once, and the answer is - because I enjoy it and....

Ever since childhood I have been used to being out in nature and, as consequence, walking a lot, but I really discovered walking when I suffered badly from depression when I was in my early twenties. I had been quite sick for some time and I knew in myself that I had to do something. By chance, I read a womens magazine where they wrote about depression and what you could do. One tip was to go out and walk.Set the time and walk for half an hour, aimlessly, and when the half hour was up, turn and walk back. Not easy, when you are in that situation, but I did it and stuck to it,  and I really believe that this helped me a lot in getting over my depression. I have stuck to the walking ever since - it is as if I can't stop. Apart from enjoying it, there is also another part of the answer to the question why I walk so much -  I do for my mind.

Sunday, 3 February 2019

Winterworries....

I took this  sat in my car outside the church in my commuter village. 


I am in a period of worrying. Or to be correct - I am a worrier - full stop. Right now I worry about icyroads, I worry about more snow falling down - and on top of that I have spent the untill now, warm winter, worrying about climate change.
Now that I am away during the week, I worry about the family back home, even if I know that they are perfectly allright.
I worry about work, I worry about having a job and maybe not having a job in the future. And I worry about the big picture - Brexit, the new regional politics in my own country. I worry about the antics of the president in America, his twitter account and the consequences.
I could go on - and I know it is a waste of time. Worrying really is a waste of time! There is mostly nothing I can do about the things that I worry about. But still, they linger there. I choose to think they are completely normal, but at times I wish I could just lean back and go with the flow.














Sunday, 27 January 2019

Silent Sunday...

Living room view on the last weekend of January. The light is slowly returning. We still have the bluelight at 8.45 am.

Monday, 21 January 2019

Vinterkveld...


Winterweather made for some beautiful evenings in commuter island. I was just out getting my exercise and the beautiful evening gripped me. I had to catch the moment.




Sunday, 20 January 2019

Under the stars/Silent Sunday...


I was out walking on a beautiful moonlit night  and got my phone out to take some photos of it. TO my surprise the stars was actually visible in the photos. Hope you can spot them!

Thursday, 17 January 2019

Throwback Thursday...

I took this photo five years ago - in January 2014. It is a mundane, everyday photo, but so much has changed. At the time I lived in the city. I was constantly looking for a place to park the car legally, and outside this school there was always room even if it was a five-minutes walk from home. Then the school was demolished and the site turned into a construction site as a new school was build and large areas around it closed off. All the trouble I had finding a decent place to park the car when living in the city!

Sunday, 6 January 2019

Selfie Sunday...

Each New Years eve since 2013, I have taken a selfie. The plan was to post it on the blog when five years had passed. I guess I forgot or wasn't aware last year, so it is six years now. But here I am on New Yearseve for the past six years. 2013 top left hand corner and 2018 bottom right hand corner. Time flies, but I can recognize myself.