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Sweet Saturday

Ever so briefly, I stuck my nose out of doors today. Right after I blew it. Maybe I should be sick more often (NO! I didn’t say that!) because my experiences on the bus today were rather sweet. Going to town, I was lost in a metaphysical magazine for a while, and when I put […]

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Things to do while sick

Exchange text messages (and cyberhugs) with a sick friend Call boss and feel terrible about the work I’m not there to do Make myself pancakes Doze off to the radio Take extra vitamin C Don favorite lounging outfit and curl up in sofa Watch daytime TV (nothing much missed there) Reorganize DVD shelf Watch a […]

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Wordless Wednesday – Medieval village at Stiklestad

Traditional wool dying Viking-inspired woodcarving Yours truly (see, I really was there!) Wordless Wednesday

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Finally – some pampering

Well, being home sick’s OK, but it does rob me of opportunities to get something to write about. I have discovered that I miss the daily blogging (will try to fix that). At any rate, I felt well enough to go to work (after spending the night intermittently waking up to cough). On my way […]

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Tweakage

Sharp eyes (and maybe even some bleary ones) will notice that the blog template has been altered again. Nothing dramatic, but I was a bit frustrated with the layout of the sidebar and its spacing in Firefox. Instead of tweaking that, I just grabbed another template. I’ve also put my blog roll back. And, after […]

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Yeah, this makes even me a sports nut

I do not pay much attention to sports. That includes the Olympic Games. I don’t pay attention to them, either. I did have my fingers crossed for a local boy, who went and won a silver medal in the men’s 100 m breaststroke. But earlier this week, I woke to my local radio station broadcasting […]

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Homeward bound

We left Ålesund, ready for a long day on the road. First we past by the tourist magnet Geirangerfjord, that is to say, the entry end of it (Hellesylt), not the fantastic inner end that is usually featured on postcards. Not long after we past Hellesylt, we entered the county of Sogn og Fjordane, which […]

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Wordless Wednesday – Fishmonger woman

Wordless Wednesday This incredibly lifelike statue is in Ålesund

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Food meme

Stolen off of Paula’s plate. 1) Copy this list into your blog or journal, including these instructions. 2) Bold all the items you’ve eaten. 3) Cross out any items that you would never consider eating. 4) Optional extra: Post a comment at http://www.verygoodtaste.co.uk linking to your results. 1. Venison Reindeer, mmm good! 2. Nettle tea […]

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Norway’s art nouveau capital

We arrived in Ålesund a little after 4 pm, and drove up the hill on charming cobblestone streets to our hotel. Skome of my fellow travelers had been in Ålesund before and suggested we walk up to Aksla (“the shoulder”) before dinner and a shower because it would make us sweat. So we panted, heaved […]

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Angel at the grocery store

The clerk was already ringing up my groceries when I realized I had no wallet. No cash, no debit card, no credit card. I was asking if the stuff could sit and wait for me, for 20 minutes, because that’s how long it takes me to get home and back. Suddenly, a co-worker who happened […]

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Wordless Wednesday – Picking blueberries

Wordless WednesdayMe and my camera’s lens cap picking blueberries by the Atlantic Highway

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Somewhere in the Norwegian Alps

It is Day 4 of my trip to (and from) Trondheim, and we set off in a westerly direction. Our destination is what Norwegians call the north-west coast. Let me give you a regional geography lesson by stealing a picture from Wikipedia: First of all, most of Norway is “west coast”, but we don’t call […]

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Must. Exercise. Self-discipline.

OK, it was back to work today. Not a bad experience. (Heh.) But I do see that I need routines, and work – that is getting up and going to it – is one of them. I could spend all day in bed with a book if there was no reason to leave the house. […]

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Vacation’s over

My vacation is over. Tomorrow I go back to work. That’s going to be a challenge after all these lazy days. I do have a bit of vacation left to blog about, though, and that rather extends it. Nice! Summer feels like it’s ending, too. The heat left and rain moved in last week, with […]

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Nidarosdomen

Before I leave Trondheim, I want to share some more photos of the Nidaros Cathedral (Nidarosdomen) with you. The main entrance to the cathedral in the daytime was a door in the north wall. This is where we entered for sightseeing and vespers. A rather cute (and snake-like) dragon over our entrance. The dragon was […]

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Downtown Trondheim

My story continues. In case you’re a little bit confused by the timeline, Day 1 was en route from Bergen to Dombås, and days 2 and 3 were in Trondheim. So what follows is from day 2, and is what we did between our lunch time and evening time visit to the sunny side of […]

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Earth, wind, no fire

The get up and go got up and went (the fire went out, in other words), so today you guys get these: Your Element Is Earth You excel at planning and strategizing. You could be a champ at chess or Survivor. Well grounded, you are able to be realistic and rationalize. On the inside, you […]

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Wordless Wednesday – Instructions

Wordless Wednesday

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The sunny side of the river Nid

I’m not done with the city of Trondheim just yet. Partly because when you fill every hour with something new and fun, it feels like each hour is a whole day. So this installment is about our wandering on the sunny side of the river (“solside”). Our hotel was right on the river, at the […]