07 janvier 2007

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A day of  "nonchalance", one of those that people wish for during the long working hours, resting in Oslo, me 2 computers, the rain bashing against the long glass panel, fog envelopping the city as far as the eye can see, french music running. Nothing to add, nothing to ask for, a first week evaluating the coming year...and leaving tomorrow, another plane, the first of many. Quote of the Day:  Be master of your petty annoyances and conserve your energies for the big, worthwhile things. It isn't the mountain... [Lire la suite]
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02 janvier 2007

Day2

New Year was a 2 diner course, the first half was spent on tjome; having dinner norwegian style;huge buffets of potato salad, smoked ham,salmon, omelette with dill...and at 9 sharp we drove into Oslo, arriving for the traditionnal midnight bang. The midnight bang as I call it is a display offered by your average norwegian citizen from 23:40 til 00:05, half an hour of firework display, paid for and organised by you and me basically. A lavish of colours and light that cost so much money, I would rather not think about it. As we stood on... [Lire la suite]
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29 décembre 2006

Little pieces of Norway

Glistening jewels dangling from the tip of frozen branches, diamonds reverberating sun's amber light. Norway in the winter time...
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30 août 2006

Willing Hostage

Been taken hostage by a wonderful 93 year old lady. Do not call the cops or worry. Everything is fine, I cook for her, make conversation and in exchange I get free knitting sessions and norwegian language courses. On my way to the store to buy ingredients in order to make a North African couscous and avoid watching the bold and the beautiful with her... Will be there indefinitely.Let you know when I am allowed to go home;)
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27 août 2006

Evasion

Cutting my own hair this morning, the scissors went quickly through the mass, I refrained myself from cutting more, might do that next time.Then a cycling tour round the island to Hvasser, avoided two downpours by hiding under random porches. Sun, sky, rain, a mixture that left me at peace. Was unsettled when I left and it cleared everything away. Ever stood with your feet half deep in the water, toes sinking in the sand, while menacing clouds linger in the sky? Prawns nimbled at my feet, cleaning my toes and nails, mainly the left... [Lire la suite]
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26 août 2006

Eastenders

Last night I experienced what being in Eastender would be like (not a figure of speech). You know that local pub, only place where all the locals meet up may they be 18 or 60. As I sat  mostly sober (only mixed very light drinks before going out, I knew what I was getting into) , I slowly shifted my gaze and wondered what were the intrigues and scandals that rocked the world of the varied characters I layed eyes onto. I had been warned not to adress the man with medium length black hair in a vivid blue tee-shirt or else. A... [Lire la suite]
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05 août 2006

Endless summer- Scooter 1996

There is a definition of summer, a sense of bright light, clear water, friends, jokes and general good times that I have had since early childhood. I used to loop back to this beach in the South of France, meet the same friends, go crab fishing, swim to the rocks with my books wrapped in a plastic bag and lay there (away from parental supervision allday, still able to see them if they called me or decided it was time to head back home), star out to the mediterranean sea and snorkel, observing life, fish, dead gulls in the depth of the... [Lire la suite]
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20 juillet 2006

Diving In Norway

I came across those great pictures from our dives last year in Southern Norway. Click on the pic to get there... As we are heading back there in one week and will most likely enjoy the beauty of becoming a breathing apparatus palmipede once more, I thought it would be great to include you in our watery world from TONSBERG DYKKE KLUBBEN.Just click and watch....you never guessed it looked like this under those fjords, eh....
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21 mars 2006

Week-end eclair

This was a hell of a trip, 48 hours in a frantic state. A 3 hours drive to the airport in our little go buzzing, a 30 minutes flapping around in circles desperately looking for the long term car park called in germany the HOLIDAY, mmmmhhh...Who would have known we didnt't, check in and a bite later,  we land safely at midnight, a train directly to oslo sentrum, a walk up the icy streets with gigantic piles of snow, pinguin style to avoid slipping, white fluff of my dreams, and we arrive at a staggering 1 am at Kegg. Few beers, an... [Lire la suite]
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07 décembre 2005

Tønsberg slutt, jeg er på veien igjen

Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh got to see the last one of those long lost friends my little french Girlie girl (just to make you jump sweetie) Aurelie....We met in town and went X-mas shopping, chatted for a few hours and left each other again... So far I am pretty pleased with myself I got to see everyone, Sophie, Anna, Aurelie, everyone from the family, all sisters, pretty impressive in a week. I truly need to settle for a while and get time to relax, meditate, breathe and stop moving from one spot to the next. Don't misunderstand me I... [Lire la suite]
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