Wednesday, 30 November 2016

November moments...

Only one month left of 2016..
Can't believe it, it has passed so quickly...
Here are the November moments...



November can't decide whether it is Autumn or Winter.
 
 





It is dark mornings with a frozen windscreen, but also beautiful sunrises in the country.
 
 
 
November is Seafood month. We are so lucky to live in the shellfishes habitat. In November and October we can catch them.
 
 
Ruffen came with her home from kindergarden. We played with him one whole afternoon.
 
 
 
 
I don't see that many swans, so I took the opportunity to photograph those two.
 
 
I see a lot of seaegles, but this one was circkling around jsut outside the frontdoor.
 

 Yet another exam. Nordic literature this time.

 And we are already here again!
 I can't believe it!!


 

Tuesday, 22 November 2016

Darkness and drain....

Some rays of sunshine an afternoon a couple of days ago....


This is the country of contrasts. Warm and cold, darkness and light. Some years I really react when the dakness is back. This is that kind of year. At the moment I hardly see daylight. It is dark when I go to work, it is dark when I am finished and I spend nearly all my time indoors.
In addition it is pouring with rain day after day, which makes it even darker.

I hope for some clear days before "it turns" (as we say around here, meaning winter solstice). I know nothing as beautiful as "the dark time" in cold, clear winterweather. I feel drained and uninspired at the moment. Due to the weather, but the worksituation doesn't help either. We will pull through, as we do every year.

Monday, 14 November 2016

Closing down...

 
I have known for some time that I am out of a job by the end of the year. The situation that occured in late August/September with the reorganization of the asylumseeker "system", has totally put that to the back of my mind. I have started to think about what to do next, but other things are playing on my mind.
 
Rather than handing my students on to a more qualified teacher (as I thought I would at the start of the schoolyear), we are now reducing the class significantly. At the start of term we had 25 students in our group. As I write this we have thirteen left. By the end of the week four more will be gone. At the end of the term there will be three left. This is all down to politics. Some are allowed to stay in the country, some have to wait for the answer to their application and are just being moved to a different centre and some have their application rejected and leave the country.
 
It is a though deal saying goodbye to them. In particular the ones that are going in to an uncertain future. People are people and over the past few months connections have been made, no matter what the circumstances are for them coming and going.



Sunday, 6 November 2016

Silent Sunday.....

Autumn is still hanging in there, but all the indications are that it will loose pretty soon: colder weather, frost and a dusting of snow overnight.

Tuesday, 1 November 2016

Black & white.....

Lately I have been experimenting with black and white photography. Basically because I like the way they can portray things in a different way to colour. Sometimes even in a better way.

I don't really have any other idea about that than posting them here. So here they are:


This is part of me...

 
I have one in colours in October Moments...




The ever increasing amount of empty chairs in my classroom....
 

 
Out running.....
 

 
Downtown and deskview....