Monday, October 21, 2013
From one day to another: Full on winter. We didn't even get to storing the bikes and take down the trampoline.
And you know the feeling when you're sending the kids off without proper winter clothes because you just haven't made it to those closets yet. They were cold for a few days, but now we're sorted.
But not ready.
Oh not so ready.
(now it't the time to tell you that I'm off to Paris for a conference, but don't tell Arctic Dad as he's stuck in winter alone with three kids for five days. I should bring home a nice Cognac or something)
You can follow my Paris (and Arctic) adventures on Instagram: @Arcticmum
Enjoy you week!
Lagt inn av Arctic Mum
Monday, September 30, 2013
The big girls just go their own knife to make sticks for hot dogs on a fire (of course half the fun is carrying it in the belt). This is a very big thing for them, and they are so proud. Now we do nothing but cutting sticks.
I lie, we do some. Like putting on gloves, hats and fleeze. Take a trip to the local beach. Enjoying the last days of autumn. Winter is around the corner.
I fled to the cinema, to see Before Midnight. I love this trilogy, and this film gives an honest and real picture of the dynamics of relationships, the dialogue, the fights, the questions you ask.
But why would you even try to break up when you have Ethan Hawke..?
Have a good week!
Thursday, September 19, 2013
I love the cozy cafes, the great coffees, the restaurants - people are very easy going and relaxed in this city. We stayed in Prenzlauerberg, an area I really recommend. If you ever go to Berlin a visit to the outdoor wall museum is a must. It's powerful and interesting. We also went to the DDR museum, a fun and interaktive museum.
I especally loved the DDR livingroom at the museum, showing Derrick and propaganda. The room actually looks mysteriously like my grandmother's. I find the east-west history very interesting, and I will definately go back to see more of Berlin. We may have to bribe my sister to come back next year.
We have an Indian Summer in the Arctic, it feels wonderful. The colours are yellow and orange, as I'm sure it's where you live too now:)
Have a good weekend!
Monday, September 9, 2013
Some photos from our holiday in Belgium. Another great home exchange experience! I recommend it to anyone, it feels like we've won the lottery and can travel the world.
I like Belgium, but felt in a way it's the less sophisticated little sister to France; the food, the ambiance, the prices - a mix between French and Anglo Saxon culture. But people are very friendly, and it was fantastic to be able to use the bike or train anywhere.
Next year it's back to France and la plague, hopefully Normandie.
But in between we have autumn and (a loong) winter.
And guess what! Arctic Dad and myself will take a mini-break (as Bridget Jones puts it) - three days in Berlin! It's been eight (8) years since traveling alone the two of us, without kids. My sister is here from Denmark to babysit.
We need it, and I think we deserve it too.
Back next weekend!
Monday, August 19, 2013
I'm still here, not going anywhere:)
Needed a bunch of kleenex today, as my middle daughter started school. It's just something about the little girl with the big backpack walking towards rector to shake her hand. It's so emotional and a moment you want to freeze forever.
Did you read the American woman's take on ways (the way!) to bring up kids in Norway? It's interesting, I feel part of a group myself. It's kind of secure, but maybe creativity and individuality is lost in the homogeneity of our society.
Holiday photos will come! I must stretch that summer some more.
Tuesday, June 25, 2013
Last weekend: 21 big and small on a trip further north (yes, there is more north!) to an old house. No iPads, no tv. Only play and nature for three days.
This spring has been so hectic, I feel we are contantly running trying to catch breath. Family time 24/7 is what we need now!
I won't be here for a while, but you can follow our adventures on Instagram: @arcticmum
Have a great summer everyone!
Sunday, June 2, 2013
Do you ever do that - be a tourist in your own town?
We've had the most amazing weather lately, and today we headed together with the rest of the tourists to the mountain with the lift. I felt like we saw it for the first time too.
There are still snow up there. People were skiing.
You can climb the mountain sacred to the sami people too. But that would be another five hours. And we had kids with us.
Afterwards we barbequed on the veranda.
Tomorrow it's back to the hamster wheel - but that's ok too.
Have a nice week:)