Once More, With Feeling

This will be short, mostly because it’s written between gulping coffee, and having to get dressed, and prepare for the arrival of the moving company’s packing crew by packing as much as I can before they get here.  It is, in fact, less ridiculous than it sounds, as I’ve been doing packing up and hauling of things to the new house for weeks using our … Continue reading Once More, With Feeling

Little House in Telemark

…And then it occurred to us that no matter how we wiggle our stuff around, the apartment is a bit too small to fit all our things (though I do not put it down – it would have been awesome 20 years ago when we were students and had less books/cookware/large wool winter coats), and maybe we should buy a house.  And since it was the house-buying season (summer! pretty and warm! come see houses and gardens!), and we had a car so we could easily drive around, we went looking.  And found one we really liked.  So we did.  Say hello to the Little House in Telemark. Continue reading Little House in Telemark

We Have Arrived (and our neighbors have an awesome gate)

The last two weeks have been filled with unpacking what I have termed the Box Fortress, cussing (because the company that once moved us from Sweden to Finland and did a great job, did more of a really so-so job this time), and hiking down the hill to the village for errands.  Spring is just getting started here (we moved from Finnish winter to Norwegian … Continue reading We Have Arrived (and our neighbors have an awesome gate)