Tag Archive: travel

The things you think at an international airport.

Airports feel like such places of lost time. We are all in transit here, walking around with our carry-ons, wondering if we ought to buy something at Duty Free. We look at the screens displaying departure times, gates and other messages. We bump into people we never will see again.... Read More

March 21, 2014 1 Comment

I have a dream

Yesterday we were reminded of one of the greatest speeches in the world. We heard excerpts from it on the radio and TV all day. Experts in rhetoric commented on why this speech was so good, why we remember it, why it spellbound 250,000 people on the day it was... Read More

August 29, 2013 Leave your thoughts

The things I dream about

Today I have dreamt about taking some time off and enjoying a real vacation. I would like no emails, no meetings, no deadlines, and no dishes for about three weeks. I would like to read my book without getting interrupted. I would like to go for runs, hikes, and bike... Read More

June 25, 2013 2 Comments

How to get happiness

Surely, you have, like me, thought about how nice t would be to win the lottery. How about hitting jackpot and getting a few millions to spend. Just one million would actually be good enough for me. How many of us haven’t fantasized of what we could do with the... Read More

June 4, 2013 1 Comment

A room full of heroes.

Since I last wrote a few things have happened: The day I held my speech for Women’s day I was actually voted Woman of the year in my hometown, Levanger. That was a huge honor, and something I am still trying to understand fully. I don’t exactly feel like a... Read More

March 23, 2013 Leave your thoughts

Refreshin’ in London

An empty coffee cup in a full coffee shop. Sunday morning in London, and Steve and I are trying to live the urban life. We have squeezed into the coffee shop where all the Londoners are having their breakfast, sheltered from the cold and humid day outside. I find it... Read More

February 26, 2013 2 Comments

Rebuilding a blogger

Not really sure what went wrong there. It was like…I stopped blogging. I had my reasons. My daughters and I got the worst possible flight to go to the US, and we travelled for three whole days and saw more airports and breathed more bad airplane air than all of... Read More

August 11, 2012 2 Comments

A Yo-yo or a spas?

We have all heard of yo-yo diets. The diets that get people to diet so hard for a short while that they can’t handle it any more and then they end up gaining all the weight they just lost. Well, me, I am a yo-yo blogger. First I write a... Read More

June 8, 2012 1 Comment

Why not dance? It’s spring.

It’s spring-time in Norway. Nothing can compare to the feeling of spring in a country that has winter from November until April. Like jolly calves who have just been let outside, we too dance around like dorks. Well, not exactly dancing. We just dance in our heads. Norwegians are reserved... Read More

April 19, 2012 2 Comments

Meeting the Archbishop

I went to Rangoon. The first meeting I had was with the Archbishop of the Catholic church. I met a man who I now respect deeply. The Archbishop met me with a big smile at the entrance of his compound. There was little that reminded me of an Archbishop. He... Read More

March 26, 2012 3 Comments