Lothes Vin og Mathus

I didn’t have my camera with me last week and the way it was raining and blowing, I don’t think I would have dared to take it out of the hotel room anyways. But I promised you a couple of words about my going out on my own to a 3 courses treat and so here it is. 🙂 Having ventured outside in the kind of weather you wouldn’t expose your dog to (except for Sam, who actually enjoys it!), I made my way to the marina, since people said it was where it all happened. I found them all lined up- restaurants, bars, the lot of it. Neither of them looked very appealing and I thought to myself, is it really possible that the provinces are so lacking in style? And then I spotted it, just when the thought of settling had struck me, I saw the cute wooden house on the top of the hill and went up with my life at stake, since the stairs were very slippery. 😉

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Stranded in Haugesund

Hi, peeps! Whatcha doin’? I’m stranded in Haugesund until tomorrow morning and not happy about it one bit. In fact, instead of looking somewhat forward to traveling to a new place, yesterday I was sick to my stomach- leaving Sam and F and missing on our Friday night date made me cringe. As much as I love doing different stuff and escaping routine, I need some predictability and my line of work seldom offers a lot of that. As long as I can stretch my bones at home at the end of the day, I’m happy with all the traveling I have to do. But taking a plane to Western Norway only to realize there’s no flight back until Saturday morning, that’s a bit too much for a Virgo like me, even though I get paid for it.

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Winter is here again

Last weekend we went to the mountains at this ski and spa resort. Don’t worry, I still don’t know how to ski and I doubt I’ll be learning very soon, since my significant other couldn’t care less about that activity, either. We did a little bit of the spa bit, though not the completely over the roof overpriced treatments, just the swimming pool, sauna and the jacuzzi: “This is boring!”, someone said about the latter. Haha!

There was some snow, the first one we’d seen this year and it made us pretty excited. We had a hike with all the clothes we’d brought on and still it was a bit too chilly. On Saturday we had a couple of drinks in the library bar and dinner at the restaurant downstairs, dressed for the occasion. 😉 They only served buffet and it seldom tends to be very exciting, but it wasn’t bad, either.

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Grandma

Grandma Maria passed away a couple of days ago, she would have been 93 in January.  She lived a long and full life and during her last 16 years she was a widow. There was a big map in her sitting room, where she would follow us three grandchildren who live abroad and my brother in Bucharest on our trips around the world. She read extensively, she knit and she cared for her garden- “I’ve always loved flowers”, she’d say.

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Halden

I’m in Halden for a couple of days with work and I took Sammy with me. The reason I did that is because I’ve travelled a bit too much lately and asked too many favors from everybody. Besides Halden is not that far and we could get here by train, and it’s fun to hang out in the afternoon, or else I end up staying in my room, sometimes even skipping dinner- too lazy to get dressed- and eating overly expensive hotel peanuts. 😉 haha!

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