Sunday, 26 March 2017

Portrait on a thoughtful Sunday.....(Silent Sunday)

It has been a foggy weekend that I have spent at home. It was the weekend that I realised that it was just too hot in the flat and I had to turn down the heating. Spring is coming.
I have cleaned the flat and read a book.
I've thought "Why do I worry so much? It all turns out ok in the end"
I've told myself:  "You are too old" and then "No your not."
I've thought: "You can do it" and then "Noooooo"
The sun broke through.
I needed to move my body and walked fast for an hour and did yoga on the livingroom floor.
Life continues....

Saturday, 25 March 2017

Around this time - 25 March 2014 - 2017

On the 25th of March in 2014 I was blogging about my beloved coastline and how it its home to me. (Just like I did a few blogposts ago: )

On the 25th of March in 2015 I had made easter decorations with my students and was looking forward to the easter holiday.

On the 25th of March in 2016 it was already the easter holiday. I was the day of the terrorsist attack in Brussels and I was reflecting on how peaceful everything was around me.

On the 25th of March 2017 I have been shopping. And I got a free gift on the purchase. The blue cosmetic bag with four products inside it. Love it!

Tuesday, 21 March 2017

On my reading list at the moment..

 At the moment I have three books that I am reading/going to read in the near future.

I bought this book Stoner by John Williams a couple of years ago, I think. There where so much talk about it so I bought it. I have never gotten around to reaing it untill now and I wonder why. I have read about a third of it and I think it is a great book in all its silence. It is about a man who lives his life with all its ups and downs, losses and victories. So far I just love the way this story is told.

This is the second book in Lucinda Riley series about the seven sisters. All my peers are reading this series so I was lead into temptation. I didn't really like the first book. Only got through about half of it before I gave up. So far I have read a couple of chapters of this book so we will see if I manage to get through it.

I have read the first book in Elena Ferrantes Neapolitan series and I loved it. This is the second one. I got the first two books for my birthday last year, but so far I have only read the first one. This is next on my list and I can't wait.

Saturday, 18 March 2017

New job....

I managed to get out for a walk one day and took this photo of the March afternoon sky.

I thought it would be more difficult to get a new job than what it turned out to be. I took the first job that was offered to me because I couldn't believe my luck. I was rung up on a wednesday and started work on the following Monday, so all descision were made really quickly.

 In my previous job I was full of energy and just loved the dynamics of working with a very  special group of students and their families. I can't really remember how I felt at the beginning of that project, though. Perhaps I was just as exhausted as I feel now.  New students, new colleagues, new subjects even - it takes its toll. There is so much to get your head around and everything else in life just takes second place.

I am trying to take this weekend off and not think to much about work, even if I know I have to spend some time on Sunday afternoon prepairing for the week ahead.

I have a temporary position at the moment and I am teaching subjects that are not really "mine". This  experience of a different kind of dynamic and also the feeling of being able to cope with it, has given me some food for thought. What am I going to do in the future? Maybe I can take it all a step further in my middle age, but still with two decades of working life left.

With all this said I also have to say that I am enjoying the new experience. I realise that I can do it, so maybe I can do other stuff as well?


Sunday, 12 March 2017

My safe haven- whatever.....

Sometimes it strikes how connected I am to the landscape on the coast where I grew up. I know I am not the only one who feels like this. I know about people who are connected to mountains, cities even houses.
This past week I spent on the coast. Come to think of it, I spend a lot of time there nowadays as I live close by.
Lately I have been yearning to get away for a bit. It is just life, I guess and a phase I am going through.  Anyway, when I was walking in this coastal landscape I thought: This is so much a part of me.
I don't have so many words at the moment. Hopefully the phase will pass soon and I will come back stronger.

Tuesday, 28 February 2017

February moments.....

Short month, but oh so long...
New job....
I dare to hope for spring..
All is good....
My favourite chocolate. I have eaten a lot of it lately. And  not only after eight!

There has been a renovation at the local shoppingmall. They have hung up this photo of the city of Bergen. I love it! In one of these houses is my flat.

I have run a lot past these ducks this month.

Sun for hours in the city flat.

Cold, but good walk with mother

I have a painful shoulder. These have helped me a lot.

Another month, another office.
 I will keep this one next month also.

I love red. I really do.

I went out walking around 10 pm on a saturday night. It was so quiet and  peaceful.

My beloved coast!