Rain, Finally

The past two days are the first really cool and rainy occasion here in Seljord since the snow has melted in April. There was one other day which I remember between then and now when it rained, but it had failed to cool the air or moisten the ground sufficiently before the relapse of the dry spell. This summer, Norway has had its worst drought … Continue reading Rain, Finally

I Am Not Leaving Social Media, But…

Before anyone starts to worry, I am fine. As I sit here and write this, I can see the thin stream of steam rising up from our neighbors’ chimney. It’s nearly evening, and they are sensibly starting up their fireplace. I can smell the faintest hint of wood smoke from the window vent, and it reminds me that I should probably get up and build a fire myself in a not too long while – but I like to do so after the sun has set, and we have another hour or even more of daylight left – the sun stays up in the sky much longer these days. Spring is coming, belied as it is by the thick piles of snow on the ground and the roofs. The snow muffles most of the sounds outside, and the silence is interrupted indoors only by the sleepy low buzz of a humidifier and the occasional melodic dripping noise it makes. We have moved to a gloriously beautiful place. Continue reading I Am Not Leaving Social Media, But…

The Cat That Got At The Canapes – Happy New Year! And, Bloggers Unplugged tag!

This blog has been quiet over the holiday season. This is why.  Because in between all the preparation, running around, baking, making tiny snacks, and two bazillion other things, this is, perhaps, the only photo of what we’ve eaten that got taken.  And, right alongside it is the fact that not only did I not have a chance to photograph the food, I didn’t want … Continue reading The Cat That Got At The Canapes – Happy New Year! And, Bloggers Unplugged tag!

A Postcard For All The Winter Holidays

Happy Whateveritisyoucelebrate! I have considered making an upcoming Christmas post, a Hanukkah post, a New Year’s post and then I realised that I also have friends who are Taoist, pagans of several different descriptions, atheists, agnostics and you name it.  Can you tell I don’t pick my friends based on their faith (or lack thereof)?  In the season of celebrations, it’d be silly to single … Continue reading A Postcard For All The Winter Holidays