This summer has been packed with highlights. We visited Thailand, partied at my cousin's Polish wedding and travelled around in Poland. I also visited a farm outside of Oslo and learned how to make Kimchi (which unfortunately gathered mold in my apartment long before it was ready to eat.) For the first time in my life, convinced by my friend Hedda, I went to a dance festival - something which was far out of my introverted comfort zone. I have finished several rolls of film this summer. My only hope now is that they survived all the x-raying at various airports during my travels.
This fall is completely lined up with new things to do. Now I am just looking for an easier way to share it all. I enjoy writing posts, but I find the process of composing posts on Blogger very slow. Which is partly why I don't do it as often. Now I am in the process of finding a better platform for a business, ideally one where it is easier to draft blog posts on the run. Any tips?
Also. Who else has a total obsession with this song?
I so badly would want to join Suzie's Film Photography Retreat. It would be just the perfect way to time out. And imagine South of France in April!! Unfortunately I don't have the big finances this year to do these things. I couldn't pass on it without at least letting everyone else know it's there.
As I am writing this I realize that summer will probably soon be over, although it feels like it has just started.
During first week in August I had an absolutely amazing weekend with friends at Anette's cabin (the lovely lady in blue, to the left in the last picture). Life here is just the best and I am so happy to have experienced this weekend with her, Hedda and Alex.
1. Roaming around in a tiny boat (that felt like it was barely floating since we had packed the four of us on it) on the lookout for an island to have lunch on.
2. Playing good old Super Mario until 2 AM. (Although I really do suck at it...)
3. Staying outside in the total dark, pondering about life "out in space" and trying to spot shooting stars
It must have been one of the best weekends this year.
I am having surgery tomorrow. It's actually one of those laparoscopies where they have you come in for a couple of hours, then they do their thing and then your off home even before the afternoon. Not a biggie at all! I am kind of excited and actually optimistic about it. Plus - it will be so good to have it over with.
The only thing is - I'm really not a fan of hospitals. There is just something so awkward about walking around in a place where people destinies, lifes and deaths even, have been determined. It makes my end up pondering about metaphysics and eventually getting depressed.
I am in complete awe of people who work in hospitals and feel comortable in that enviroment. Anyone else feeling me?
Sigurd just had a perfect quote for our vacation. We were snorkling on a tiny island, somewhere outside of Dubrovnik, Croatia.
"This is life. In between all the scrums. This is it."
There is no other way to say how I felt as well. We were completely immersed in the experience of exploring a small underwater world. How trivial everything else seemed at that moment. (I regretted badly that I didn't get a underwater GoPro camera for this trip.)
We met Ivo during our stay in Dubrovnik. Ivo gave us a private sailing tour, and knew about all the cool spots to see when you go sailing in Dubrovnik. He also invited us for another day of sailing to a lighthouse nearby. But because of my typical whimsiness I got our departure dates wrong and we didn't go. Argh! I'm still a little mad at myself for that. On the other hand, it's so easy to completely lose a sense of time when you are on vacation. And I guess that's the way it's supposed to be. Right?
Anyways. We did love Dubrovnik and there is no doubt that we will come back. Maybe already next year. And if you guys are thinking about a visit make sure to drop by this vegetarian restaurant that Lu so kindly recommended. Their curry banana dish is the best. And make sure to spend many evenings at one of the cliff bars.