Tag Archive: Hiking

When my life is viewed from a mountain top

I was standing at a mountain top looking down at the world. From my point of view it all looked so small, like a toy-world.  Inside the houses people may have been arguing or making pancakes. Perhaps they were cleaning the fridge or reading a book. It was impossible to... Read More

October 28, 2015 7 Comments

5 things that guaranteed will make you happy

Nobody can guarantee happiness. Not me. Not the richest, sexiest man in the world. Actually, happiness has a lot more to do with our attitude towards our circumstances, than with the actual circumstances. So, sorry. If you wanted to read this blog to get happy, I may disappoint you. But,... Read More

January 17, 2014 6 Comments

These are a few of my favorite things

Here is another reblog from me. I wrote it in 2011, during the cold of winter. These are my favoritest times (Yes, I know Favoritest is not actually a word). Disclaimer: Obviously, like any mother and wife, my favorite thing is when my kids say they love me and Steve kisses me, but... Read More

July 30, 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

Life is too short to not pick strawberries

The other day Steve and I went biking. It was a beautiful day, one of the few where it was warm enough to wear shorts in Norway this year. After spending the day by our desks using only our butt and finger muscles by sitting and typing, it felt good... Read More

August 22, 2012 1 Comment

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

When the sarong of perfection falls off

Some of  you may have read my latest book, Picking Flowers on Dusty Roads, already. But if you haven’t, I thought I may give you a taste, just to tempt your appetite for more. Here are a few paragraphs from page 103: “Obviously, we are from different worlds: the Western... Read More

May 9, 2012 2 Comments

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

What is luxury anyhow?

Once I was watching Steve as he took a half-a-liter vanilla yogurt container and poured most of it into his cereal. “What are you doing?” I half shouted in despair and shock. “You cannot use all that yogurt and you cannot pour it out of the container like that.” Steve... Read More

January 25, 2012 4 Comments

What is your favorite word?

A journalist recently did a long interview with me. I hope it will not make me look too bad… After hours of talking, she also had a few very basic questions, that are standard questions for the type of article she would be writing, like what is your birthdate and... Read More

January 20, 2012 9 Comments

The benefit of blueberries

My bank account is anything but fat. In fact, I think it is anorexic. Still I think I am rich. One of the luxuries I get to enjoy is walking into the forest just minutes away from our house to pick wild blueberries. I have picked many pails full since... Read More

August 25, 2011 4 Comments