Wednesday, 9 August 2017

life, week 29

To share a meal and catch up with old friends who are in town for vacation.

mountain bound // meeting the locals

9 am camp mood // first night in a tent as a family - check! // Week 32 note: more camping photos are coming soon-ish.

4:30 pm beach mood // making the most of sun and proper summer temperatures

Don't be fooled by the alluring beauty of the sun glittering sea. It is SO cold. 

I realised that this was his first proper meeting with a summer beach. He truly loved it. However he did not love to be taken away from the water - even though he was obviously cold; lips blue, shivering like a leaf. 

9 pm garden mood // saving this day for rainy autumn days

8 am puzzles // the easy morning shift 

practicing patience // cooling down on a surprisingly hot day - 27 degrees Celsius is a lot for this family of Norwegians

In 27 degrees Celsius we retreat to the shadows of the plum tree to have lunch.

another day for the memory book

To snack on a bowl of water melon post workout, pre dinner. 

raspberries galore for breakfast on a rainy summer morning

Seems like the cleaning fairy is on vacation. 

Friday night is on!

Saturday 10:30 pm // it's never too late to grill a piece of meat, says Sølve

This day brought us moments of true sibling idyll, that fleeting feeling of true Norwegian summer, and the truly shocking news about our close friend's unexpected sudden death. Life can be so f***ing brutal.

We dried our tears, then cried some more. The car took us to summer fun for the kids who were reunited with cousins and grandparents. That's the contrasts of life; deep sorrow and the peaks of joy in one day.

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Week 29: July 17-23 


  1. Hello Astrid!
    This post is so you, as a blogger: the photos; the comments (I"m glad to know that, as in Portugal, in Norway cleaning fairies are out in August, for holidays). You are so right in your last comment.
    Receive my condolences for your lost.

  2. Oh my goodness! I can not believe our kids have already been almost 2 years old! Sverre is so big! And so handsome! I love to see your day to day. I'm not going to lie to you, your cool summer makes me very jealous. I have always felt a terrible envy when I see you in the middle of July having breakfast with long pajamas on, or a table full of candles. It is so beautiful!
    Seeing the relationship between Sara and Sverre makes I want to give To Nico a little brother or sister, hehe! Maybe, I do not know!
    I leave the photograph and In October, I will start working and life will be chaos. A necessary chaos, but in the end, chaos.



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