Sunday, 28 May 2017

A photo a day - week 21...

 
May 22: An artwork I would like on my wall..


May 23: Barbecue season is underway. It was so cold we had to eat inside.




 
May 24: The long weekend has started with wine and sun..


May 25: Public holiday with rain and fog. Spent it mostly indoors With netflix and knitting.
 

 
May 26: Walking in the park and a green roof over my head...

 
May 27: A beautiful sunny day spent partly on the balcony...

 
May 28: Midnight sun - or nearly. Photo taken at 00.26.

Sunday, 21 May 2017

A photo a day (week 20)...


 
May 15: We are prepairing national ay celebrations in a couple of days. Lots of ironing to be done.


May 16: Classroom still... A quiet moment.




May 17: Constitution day celebrations. I had a quiet day at home.


 May 18: I love when the clouds are like this..
 

May 19: The weekend is on the horizon...
 


 May 20: On my run this morning I stumbled across this. It looks like just a spill on the pavement, but I think it has been put there delibarately. It is Norway on a map. Probably from constitution day a couple of days ago.
 
May 21: My Sunday view....


Tuesday, 16 May 2017

Youth and age an all that..



I have just had the news that I have recieved a place at  University College to do a masterdegree this Autumn. I have accepted it, but it took me a few rounds around the block before thought: OK - It is a few months away, at least I can accept the place at the course. I still can't make my mind up if this is right or wrong.

I am in my mid-forties and the reaction I get when tell people is. "Oh - aren't you a bit old for that?" So I ask myself: "Am I too old?

As my old job came to an end last December, I started to think that perhaps it was time for me to do something different. With that I ment get a different job, not to go into further education.  I was not looking for a Univeristy course. I just stumbled upon it, found it interesting and applied.
But, am I not a bit old for all this?

About twenty years ago I started on my first degree. I chose the subject not out of interest, but because I regarded the jobprospects to be good. I hated it and I struggled. When I failed an exam I just couldn't care less, and there was no way I would sit the exam again. My quest for education didn't stop there and eventually I got my degree in history and archaeology and that has led me into teaching. I guess that was not the path I expected to go down when I graduated all those years ago. That leads me to think: I am a bit old, but I am also experienced. I know that this will probably not lead me onto a bright, new career.

It is through my job in education  that I have gained interest in the subject I might study now. If I had read the course description twenty years ago it would not have intersted me at all. I guess I would have found it rather boring with no prospects. Now I regard the process of getting deeper into this subject as exciting, not the job prospects at the end. That is age, I guess and I think that starting point can also be a good one. But, I also wonder if I, at my age, bascially should know better and not even contemplate getting into this?


Monday, 15 May 2017

A photo a day....


 May 8: Another working day coming to an end..
 
 
May 9: We spent nearly the whole day trying to get this photo right...
 
 May 10: A treasure hunt: I am waiting for them to find me in this spot...
 
 
May 11: The country garden is coming along nicely...
 

 May 12: Oh, what a working day! Out walking by the coast.


 
May 13: Quiet Saturday night at home...
 


May 14: We dream of this all thorugh the winter - green birchwod.

Sunday, 14 May 2017

Silent Sunday....

From the inside looking out...
Walking by the sea and entering the cave.

Tuesday, 9 May 2017

Xerox candy bar...

One day as I stood there in front of the photocopier this little poem came to mind:


Ah,
you're just a copy
of all the candy bars
I've ever eaten.
                  

Richard Brautigan

I wasn't able to explain to my colleague why, when she asked why I giggled there all by myself by the photocopier.      

From the Archives 2013: Imagine I hadan orchid like this once!

Sunday, 7 May 2017

Weekly photos/ A photo a day - week 18....

When I first started this blog, the thought behind it was to have a place to post all the photos I take. Lately I have posted most of these photos as a summary at the end of the month.  As the years have gone by I often feel that I "suddenly" remember to take some photos at certain times for my monthly post and that they perhaps don't "reflect" the whole life. For a trial-period I will try to take a photo a day and post them on a weekly basis (roughly). I don't know how long this trial period will last for, but here is the first week.  I got through that one allright..



May 1:
Public holiday and time for a run around the lake in the morning. Beautiful morning turned into a beautiful day.

 
May 2: Tulip from the garden...


 
May 3: Some lessons are so though...
 
 
May 4: A walk on a new path brought this image....
 

May 5: Friday is special needs education day.


May 6: Springtime weather and the fruit trees are starting to bloom...

 
 May 7: Making the most of a morning walk on a beautiful spring day...

Tuesday, 2 May 2017

Vår...

 
Vår is the Norwegian word for spring. I have been complaining a lot about the wintry weather lately, but then this happened:
 
 
I went out on Saturday afternoon for some exercise. I realised I had put too much clothes on. It was warmer than it has been for the past few weeks.
Then I found birds singing all around me, flowers and trees in bloom. I had seen it all coming along over the past few weeks, but now I felt it.
 
And I can truly say: Yes, it is springtime.
Våren er her!