September 24, 2013


It's been a month since I arrived in BERGEN.. I arrived by train from OSLO. It felt kind of nice; it was by train I left BERGEN seven years ago when I moved to OSLO, so in this way it somehow felt like a circle being closed. 

I feel like a different person now than I did then, if I had not, I never think I would have moved here again. Looking back I remember that when I left I knew one thing for sure; I would not move back unless I had found love. At the time I left BERGEN I had been single for a year ..and I felt like every guy I met had already fooled around with, had sex with or been in love with someone I knew or at least knew of.. and my guy friends were hooking up with all the same girls. In short; I came to think of the Bergen dating scene as quite INCESTIOUS. I remember this one moment I had some months before I left; I ordered a BEER in one of my favorite BARS and as the bartender handed it to me I realized that even though he didn't know me and I didn't know him I knew at least four GIRLS he had hooked up with/ been together with over the last couple of years. In that moment I realized that I could never return to this city, unless I was NOT SINGLE. Even though I am not single anymore, a lot more things would have to fall in place before I felt ready to come HOME. I still don't know if I am completely ready, but I know it feels good to be back in Bergen. I can't wait to get to know the city again and find my new place in it. Not only as the child who grew up her, but as the grownup I have become. As we settle in more I will share with you more of my plans and thoughts around this whole move. 

This last month has been so hectic; finding an apartment, moving in, getting a job to pay the rent. Life has changed in so many ways in such a short time. It's exciting and scary. Even though I have not been that good at blogging lately my move will not mean the end. It is kind of like this; when my life doesn't have a form, my blog doesn't either.. but as I said; my life is definitively coming into place ..and I am guessing that the blog will follow.

September 16, 2013


This weekend we spent in TRONDHEIM ..and we had a very nice time. After visiting FRODE and INGER a couple of times I have come to think of Trondheim as a very beautiful city. I am also always very happy when I am there since I get to spend time with two of my favorite people ..and their very nice APARTMENT. On the Saturday we went for a walk in BYMARKA and it hit my for the first time this year that AUTUMN has arrived. As you also can tell from the pictures ..I almost always walk about 2-20 meters behind the others ..since I am always stopping to photograph things .. and then I run a little bit to catch up with then .. and then I fall behind again. 

September 15, 2013

September 9, 2013


Speaking of loss of complete innocence. This picture was taken the same day as the last picture I posted ..and it is of AKSEL, the son of another friend of mine. For there to be no confusion; AKSEL is the one holding the ROCK. I just love this picture, I laugh really hard almost every time I look at it. AKSEL is a charming little rascal, he has such a strong presence and is such a BOY, but in a very different way than JACOB. It is so wonderful watching them and observing how they have their own personalities from such an early age.

... And to have everything in the clear; no children were harmed in the the making of this blogpost.

September 8, 2013


This  picture of JACOB was taken during an open day at a local FARM here in BERGEN. Some time had past since the last time I saw him ..and since then he has now entered a new more shy and skeptical phase. I am used to seeing his beautiful smiles, so this look was new to me ..but his mom could tell me it's now a regular. I really love this picture because it has such an ambiguous feel to it. It's like something has changed since the last time I saw him, like he has a new awareness, and with that comes the loss of that complete innocence you sometimes feel when you look into really young children's eyes. 

September 2, 2013


About a week ago my PARENTS came home from our cabin ..with the backseat of their CAR filled with PLUMS ..more exactly approximately 50 kilos. My aunt's boyfriend has a farm in HARDANGER where he grows plums ..and he generously sent a lot with them home after they stopped by. The plums tasted really GOOD, but since we of course had no chance finishing them all ...before they started getting bad, my MOM made JAM out of a lot of them ..and put others on JARS. So now we can eat plums all winter ..for years.