Looking out the window this morning I saw what for Norwegian people is what you will call normal... SNOW!
Of course down here that is almost the same as well something really bad... its like snow in hell hehe After thinking "huh don't really have time today to do much snowy stuff" i checked my student email:
"Due to adverse weather conditions today, we have postponed the BA Photo Christmas party until next week."
"Apologies for this all e-mail. This mail is for the students that have requested a tutorial with me this morning. Due to the weather and subsequent travel disruptions, I am unable to see you today. I will contact students that requested tutorial early next week."
"Sorry for the short notice but Ronnie and Hitesh are unable to get in the AUCB this morning. We have decided to cancel todays presentations and reshedule ASAP. I will inform you of the new date/times in due course."
Growing up in a country where as children was told if its less the minus 20 you have to play outside between classes, it is very strange being told that due to minus 2 and 3 cm snow the world has to stop... Haven't seen any of my feathered friends this morning, but hopefully they will come and eat the food I placed out for them.
Even our roses in the front garden was covered in snow ( yes they where more or less alive before last night) I am glad I placed my bike in the shed last night..
I do wonder what they where thinking though putting all our water pipes on the OUTSIDE of the house.... Well its almost time to go in to uni and use the library, should be nice and quiet today at least I would think....
This weekend I spent in the wonderful city of Paris, my second trip there, and I love it. It is such a brilliant and lively city, specially if you go a bit outside of the tourist bit of town.
The reason for going was to going to Paris Photo, and it was great, but so many people and I have to say for being so expensive, some of the framing was terrible. I blame Dave for showing us how it should be done.
One of the days I had my lunch in a park looking over at the Eiffel Tower, what place to eat a baguette! Old churchyard, so many creepy graves there, and apparently a lot of famous people.
And then we have my favorite, the catacombs, 6 million skeletons, stack like the way my uncle does his firewood, all need and orderly.
down in the catacombs there was a guide that was nice enough to shinny his flash light on interesting bits of bones, like this one bullet holes from the french revolution.
Been in a bit of a funk lately, don't really know why because life has been great. Going to have a solo show in Trondheim in December and the biggest photography magazine in Norway just did a interview with me and wanted my picture for their magazine. But all I seem to think about is how alone I feel, which is so untrue, got loads of good friends, but still single. I don't really mind being single, but sometime I do get in a bit of a funk of being 25 and only been in one relationship. But anyhoo, was out running today, feeling sorry for myself, when this big lab came up to me and licked my arm, and BANG I was out of the funk and I was standing there grinning. I felt so stupid for being in a funk over something that I got no control over and I don't even want a boyfriend, I love what I am doing with my life and all the people in it. I am sure its all going to be great.
Also we live in a world where they make candy wrappers that looks like this:
Almost every Sunday since I got back to bmouth, me and Mr. Hazel has gone to car-boot sales looking for treasures. Mr. Hazel for anything that is worth something, and me, well anything that shine. Here is some of the stuff I have found over the last weeks:
Three trunks that I can keep all my extra stuff in.
A alarm-clock that seem to be working ok, but not sure I can trust it, looks good though
A rooster, it should be part of a set, but I could only find this one. Oh well, it does look good on its own as well. tinny bird shaped scissors, from the victoria times.
two hand watches that don't seem, but they do look nice, and maybe I can get them to work.
and some glass balls, that is now hanging from the lamp in my room.
I am sure I will find more interesting stuff trough the year, but hopefully not anything to big or else I will need to get it shipped home some how.
Today me and my sister had dinner at our lovely grandma. It was a win win from both sides, she teached me how to make one of my old favoritt dinners.
She teached me how to sharpen the knife on the oven, the old way of doing it.
The carrot we used came from my dads garden, so some of the food was homegrown. That always gives me a great feeling homegrown food, the tast of knowing everything about what you eat, and being local you know it is fresh food. I love grandma's sink its a 60's sink, just the type I want myself. I remenber when we where wee things we used to go pee pee in it, hehe but thats a long time ago. We made pig knuckle with sweet and sour sauce, yum yum!
Yesterday me and my two lovely dogs went hunting for chanterelle, with mum and dad being a way on vacation hunting it did feel a bit strange, but after the first chanterelle was in the basket thefeeling took overhand.
Pysa almost got stuck in a mudhole, haha that dog is crazy about water and well just crazy really...
there is so many beautiful tinny things you see when you are walking around in the forest and looking down on the ground. Norweigan forest are so pretty this time of year, I honestly don't understand why people are complaining about summer soon being gone, but what they don't see is that this is the most wonderful time of year, the smells and colours and everything!
In the end I ended up with almost a full basked!
Pysa after an hour in the forest running over most of the chanterelle that I was trying to pick hehe. Kiwi on the other hand was running around on the outside as the clever and independet girl she is. And me? well I was pretty tierd and very very happy.