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Saturday 5 October 2019

A 9 km walk to the grotto

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Tuesday 6 August 2019

Late summer

Exploring....

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Home from walk, enjoying the garden.

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In from the garden, enjoying the sofa.

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Sunday 4 August 2019

The Fall

Started the day with a long morning walk with Aro. We saw the Common Buzzard which always is a treat. Only had my mobile camera, if not I might have got a half way decent photo of it. As it is, I only got a strange black spot in the sky.

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Had a nice long breakfast with the young ones, and then they packed their bags and got ready to leave. Me and Aro came with them, but got out of the car to follow a dirt road into the forest while Bjørn drove on to the railway station. It was very nice to have both of them here, and we much look forward to having them back. Aro and I were happily walking, but then I suddenly stumbled and fell. The knee with the torn cartilage hit the ground first and carried all my weight for some seconds. That was more than enough time to get properly worried about whether or not I would be able to walk a single step more. Trousers torn, knee bleeding, but the pain was not as bad as it could have been. So we walked on.

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An hour later Bjørn was back, and we were safely in the car. By then it was no longer much fun to walk. Darned knee.

In the evening it was time for a short evening walk.

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And afterwards, sofa and cuddles.

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Saturday 3 August 2019

Family!

Walked Aro for over an hour in the morning.

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Caught in the middle of a yawn, looking funny

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When I came home, we had breakfast. Love having the kids home, it brings life to the house! After breakfast Amalie and Benjamin took Aro out for a two and a half hours walk in the forest. When he came home, he was a little tired.

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Dinner, and an evening of playing cards and drinking Gin :)

Friday 2 August 2019

Amalie and Benjamin

Amalie and Benjamin came for a visit today. A very nice way to spend the 2nd!

Thursday 1 August 2019

August!

To the physiotherapist. Had doctors been half as eager to help their patients, people would have had better lives.

A walk with Aro. Nature showing itself from its best side.

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Thursday 25 July 2019

Hot!

28 degrees today. Wonderful to have some days with real summer. Me and Aro went for a morning walk. This is what I woke up to this morning:

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We were out for 15 minutes, came back and had breakfast with Bjørn. After breakfast we went out again, and we were out for two hours. I brought water to put in him and on him. The last part of the walk was by the lake, and he jumped in and frolicked around for a while.

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Then me and Aro did some gardening (well, mostly me), and I had a chat with Mette.

Bjørn went to Eidsvoll after breakfast to give back the car hhe had lent from his brother, and Kjetil drove him back down here. Nice to see him again, as always.

Wednesday 10 July 2019

Maihaugen with Astri and Amalie

Got up early, had a long, chatty and nice hotel breakfast. Then off to the main attraction: Maihaugen.. I have not been there since I was a little girl. Amalie had never been there.

We walked around at the outdoor museum for 6 hours. A perfect day!

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By the time we had walked back to our hotel, we had been on our feet for 7 hours, apart from a couple of breaks for coffee and lunch. We had an hour of rest in our rooms, and then we walked to the nearest restaurant - which was just a across the street. We got a great table at a quiet place, and had excellent food. And desert was served along with a fancy thingy since the girls had told the waiter I turned 50. This really is the birthday that keeps on giving. We sat eating and talking for almost three hours, and then it was back to the hotel. And again, I phoned Bjørn and then fell into coma.

Tuesday 25 June 2019

A perfect 50th birthday

The recipe for a perfect 50th birthday:

Waking up early to a nice morning and a good breakfast prepared by Bjørn.

Doing gardening in the nicest of gardens

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Helping Bjørn tend to the bees

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Having flowers delivered from Hjørdis

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Opening presents from Astri

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Going for a walk...

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... while Bjørn drove to Askim to buy us sushi

Getting two wonderful presents from Bjørn. A new phone and money to travel. I am really thrilled about both!

A quiet evening with Bjørn and a glass of wine.

Never have I enjoyed a birthday this much!

Sunday 14 April 2019

Odense and Langeland

First today, the beautiful town of Odense. We strolled around in the historical part of town, and explored Hans Christian Andersen's Odense.

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We had not eaten since breakfast, but were in hurry to get to Church on time (!!!), so we settled for an Easter treat....

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It is Sunday, it is Easter, and we are in the town where Thomas Kingo once was bishop. Between our hotel and downtown Odense, we had walked past Thomas Kingo's Church (not the one on the pictures, that must have been where he was bishop), and we had seen online that they had an Easter passion concert that included Bach, Brahms and a choir. We went there, and listened to some amazing music and some truly wonderful voices.

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There was more left of the day, and we wondered what to do. Bjørn went online, found a map, and said there was an island in the south connected to the Fyn mainland by a bridge, and that we could go there. He started driving while I googled to see what we should do and see on Langeland. And there was one thing that stood out: Langeland had wild horses! Now that is something neither of us thought we could find in Scandinavia, and of course that was what we wanted to see. So I guided us towards the nature reserve where they should be found.

On the way to Langeland, we drove past so many places with crazy names. Some of them crazy because they had funny meanings in Norwegian, like "Tullebølle" (Silly bully)

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Others because they meant the same crazy thing in Danish as in Norwegian. The most dubious one being "Ball of semen"

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Once we had parked, the first thing we noticed was the birdlife. Birds everywhere, and large flocks of them flying over our heads. After some minutes of searching, we found the entrance point to the reserve. As everything else in Denmark, it was flat. A huge field of grass, and at the far end, the sea. I had read that there was a hill you should walk up to have an overview and look for the horses. In a flat landscape, even the smallest of hills stand out, so it was easy to see where we should go. We walked up the hill, and from there we could indeed see the wild horses of Langeland. And then a huge flock of birds came and landed in the nearby trees. They were quite big to be sitting on branches, and I think it looked really cool. We walked down the hill towards the sea, and walked about for a bit. It is so cool how we sometimes find pearls like this - just by completely randomly going somewhere.

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We said goodbye to birds and horses, and planned on going back to the hotel. But google talked about a "Dovns klint", and signs pointed in that direction. Out of curiosity, we drove on. We came to a parking place with a path leading down to the sea. At first we said we were tired and that we did not want to do more walking just to see more sea. But then we thought that after all we are here now, and we should do as much as possible while we have the chance. We were glad we did. We walked down to a charming place where lots of people were fishing. A path to the right let us see a light house in the distance. And then walking down to the people fishing, we discovered w could continue along the shore on a path around the cliff. While walking there, the sun set, and it was all really beautiful.

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It was midnight before we were back at the hotel. We had not eaten much, so we grabbed some food from the local petrol station and had a snack before going to bed.

Sunday 10 March 2019

Ups and downs

I felt a little down this morning and shared my frustration with Bjørn. So he joined me for a walk. Brought my camera, and had a good time.

Hedge. Snow. Sky.

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Winter still.

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Home

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The beach.

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Bet the trees long for spring.

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When we came home, our neighbour-to-be was there with her dog, Buddy.

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He came running through the snow as fast as his Corgi legs could carry him.

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Quite a little charmer!

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Fed the birds, photographed some of them. We have hordes.

After the walk we had lunch and did some things at home. Life was better by the time I went to bed....

Wednesday 20 February 2019

Darned cough

Fell asleep haf an hour past midnight. Woke up again at 2.30am because breathing passages were blocked. A moment of panic, and then a lot of coughing. I gave up on sleep, and stood up. Eventually fell asleep in a chair, and has been waking up with regular intervals for a bit of coughing.

Had breakfast with Bjørn at 8am before her went to work. After work, he and Kjetil will go to Hedmark to pick up their cars which have been there for a while. Meanwhile I am staying home, trying to get more things done, and coughing constantly. I have been quite effective, but I am so tired of all this coughing.

Went for a walk before it got dark today.

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Tuesday 19 February 2019

Winter holidays

It is good that this week is holidays. I am so far from being well, and have spent most of the night coughing. Bjørn is off to work again, today it will be from 11.30am till 7pm, so he has full days. This means we can not do anything together this winter holiday, but that is just as well. It is so much cooler that he has a job to go to, and with the way I am feeling now, I need all the rest I can get, to be ready for work again.

Like yesterday, I have been moving slowly, but I do get things done. I made dinner for Bjørn, so he got a meal when he came back home. In the evening I went for a walk again. Last week was such a setback, and my lungs hardly have any breathing capacity at all. Walking after dark with a headlight can be quite cool.

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There was a beautiful full moon, and quite a few stars in the sky. I like living where there is not so much light from people, it really makes for some outstanding night skies. This evening, Arctutus shone particularly bright. It is fitting that it does outside this house where there lives a bear.

Back inside, my cough gathered strength. My stomach muscles are so sore from all this coughing.

Sunday 3 February 2019

Getting to know the new neighbour.

A quiet day at home, getting lots of things done. And then we were invited over to our new neighbour Mette for coffee and cake. What a friendly, social, sweet and cool woman she is! We ended up being there for a couple of hours, and I already feel that she is a good friend. She has a lovely Corgi named Buddy, and when she moves in permanently in May, she is going to bring a couple of horses also. Talk about a radical change in living situation from the hell we spent almost 5 years in!

A 2 km walk ensured that I still have gone for a walk every single day of 2019 so far.

Wednesday 23 January 2019

Doc

Had a doc's appointment today. The ear infection still will not go away, and it is painful and bothersome. A new doc this time since my own was not available. He sent a requisition to a new specialist. I got an SMS later in the afternoon from the specialist, saying he had time to see me on March 27th. I will not be able to wait that long, so I will need to find another way. After the doc's appointment, I went for my walk in Ørje.

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Sunday 20 January 2019

A 7km walk

Getting lots of things done today, included a wonderful 7 km walk in a beautiful winter landscape.

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Saturday 19 January 2019

Winter wonderland...

Moving forward with the house project, it really is becoming the perfect home now. It will take a lot of time still, but it is coming along, and turning into the perfect home.

Today's walk took me into the forest and on snowfilled paths where it was difficult to walk.

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Monday 14 January 2019

Being madly effective.

Getting lots of things done. Lost another kilo. And walking 6km. It is still winter.

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Wednesday 9 January 2019

Joanna's new home

After my daylessons and evening lessons with Hafiz, today's walk was up to Joanna's new apartment. Two cups of tea and an evening chat before I drove back home. That was a nice way to get the walk done!

Monday 7 January 2019

Starting 2019's second week.

The first one went fairly well. I lost a kilo, which was good, and I have walked every day. Today the walk needed to be in the morning since I had to go into work in the evening. It was foggy and uninviting outside. I walked 3.7 km.

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The evening work was a get-together for our online pupils. It is useful to get to see them now and them.

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