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Outdoor spring workout

Friends and family chuckle warmly of me, they say I for sure live pretty rural on my little farm, it's just made for boredom.. but no! there is just too much stuff occurring and happening in me and my son's life, almost continuously, I feel like a rugby player always on the field. I would … Continue reading Outdoor spring workout

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Kjenndalsbreen glacier of Norway

One of my favourite alternative suggestions for visitors when I worked at the Jostedalsbreen Visitor Center was to visit Kjenndalsbreen glacier instead of Briksdalsbreen glacier. Briksdalsbreen is the most well-known and easy accessible glacier in the area, but Kjenndalsbreen is far more beautiful and much less crowded than Briksdalsbreen... and the narrow pictorial road along lake Lovatnet … Continue reading Kjenndalsbreen glacier of Norway

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Crochet glamorous purse on budget

This easy crochet purse are all made of yarn, fabric, button and handles from second-hand shop. It is absolutely possible to crochet on real budget from time to time, and can, in addition to contribute to textile recycling, also result in a more fun crochet approach. I tried to cover up my messy kitchen with some clumsy photo … Continue reading Crochet glamorous purse on budget

Erdalsetra – Vetledalseter hike and lodge

Well, who the heck can resist a quick refreshing dip in crystal clear glacial river after a hot hike? Only Strynekåpa was watching.. I think 😀 Oppstryn. This pearl of a hike through glacial valleys and precipitous mountain sides is as long or as short as you want it to be, do a morning speed hike, a day … Continue reading Erdalsetra – Vetledalseter hike and lodge

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Crochet reflection dog vest and sporty messy bun beanie

Of course I crochet something for Her Sweetness too..  and some of my first "creations" was this reflective dog vest that would do good when we have to walk near traffic. She is already the sweetest thing ever, so I think the super cute neon pink colour from Galaxy reflex yarn looks good on her and sure makes … Continue reading Crochet reflection dog vest and sporty messy bun beanie

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Segestad mountain farm of Norway

Segestad (Sigdestad) mountain farm (ca 314 masl) was the first place I really wanted to visit in Oppstryn, wich ended up as a favourite place to go thank's to it's close availability. On our national day (May 17) I was dressed as most Norwegians would dress, first at work and then up at the mountain farm in … Continue reading Segestad mountain farm of Norway

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Fluffy snow trail run

And finally I have to admit to myself that I do miss running a little bit .. skiing is still absolutely awesome, but once a runner, always a runner - it is probable time to slowly implement the running in the training regime again - since I now also think my heel has healed. It had started … Continue reading Fluffy snow trail run

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Crochet chunky granny square stool cover

My dear son came home from school the other day with two very nice and well-made wooden stools he had created. I just adore the smell of wood and like the stools as they are, but could of course not resist to try crochet a stool cover with some of the chunky recycled yarn I bought on … Continue reading Crochet chunky granny square stool cover

Visit Stryn of Norway

So, there I was once again for the 3. summer, lashing my heavy packed bicycle in the car cargo room on Hurtigruten from Bergen. This time I spent only 1 night at MS NordNorge, and early next morning (devastated to miss that delicious breakfast-buffè onboard though) I disembarked at Måløy with my packed bicyckle and continued … Continue reading Visit Stryn of Norway

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Crochet rustic infinity scarf of wool

After 3 days of cross-country skiing my best little friend Jenta and I went for a walk around a lake yesterday in the falling snow. I had finished one of my crochet gadgets and took the opportunity to shoot some outdoor photos of the finished wool infinity scarf that I made in a somewhat rustic look with an earth dye. … Continue reading Crochet rustic infinity scarf of wool

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Travel highlights and hidden gems of Norway

Are you already planning and ponder where to go this summer in Norway? Oh yes, there is SO MUCH to choose from - I know! So keep on reading and have a look to be inspired! Talking about hidden gems. If you pay attention (and hopefully don't just speed hike only to brag "Been there, Done … Continue reading Travel highlights and hidden gems of Norway

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Crochet wool mittens

I'm hooked, addicted and already have a long list of what I plan to create with my smoking hot crochet needles. Preferably I want to create things that somehow can be useful and used, and not only for decoration, and when possible use natural materials.. but there will always be exceptions, I know myself. Well, my second … Continue reading Crochet wool mittens

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Natural backstop for archery target

Practising with my compound bow has not been a priority lately, but after recently ordering home a very simple target board with an even simpler tree stand (4 sticks and thick styrofoam), I of course had to get out and try it out yesterday. My main hindrance for now is that when an arrow misses the target … Continue reading Natural backstop for archery target

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Handmade crochet beanie of pure wool

It's not perfect, it's not for all, and it's not exactly super fashionable, but it's my own "haute couture"- and my very own first handmade garment, so I'm a lil' bit proud today. I made this beanie of 100 % natural unprocessed wool yarn and it brought out a very special delight to plan, create … Continue reading Handmade crochet beanie of pure wool

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Chill-out in the chill

For days the car did a frozen silent protest, in minus 24 degrees it just refused to start at all, and in addition to this my dear cross country skis suddenly denied to go forward, they simply had hair-raising days not suitable for frozen ski tracks ... can't fight the chill, then chill down.. Sure, I felt a … Continue reading Chill-out in the chill

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Snow heaven and hell

We probable all agree to that a snowy frozen landscape are sooo beautiful and also gives us the chance to enjoy sports like cross-country skiing, and ice skating. Personally I think that, just as being smart and eat seasonal food, we should also welcome the chance to vary our workout by the seasons. Yes, I still … Continue reading Snow heaven and hell

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Winter Wonderland skiing Christmas

The latest days have offered absolutely super skiing conditions with sparkling sun, 7 -8 minus degrees and lots of snow everywhere. So this is how I will celebrate Christmas, cross-country skiing outdoors while enjoying this magic winter landscape ..together with my lapphund dog of course .. you know, gotta get out and workout after som delicious old-fashioned … Continue reading Winter Wonderland skiing Christmas

Baking Nordlandslefser in wood fired oven

Yesterday I spent an interesting and fun day in a baker's hut surrounded by beautiful winter wonderland. I hired the hut for a symbolic amount as I wanted to try baking Norwegian traditional "Nordlandslefse" or "Tjukklefse" in a real wood-burning baking oven. I's a kind of griddle cake my mother used to serve us, and those … Continue reading Baking Nordlandslefser in wood fired oven

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Cross-country skiing weekend

These days it feels absolutely right to replace my running shoes with a pair of cross-country skis now and then. There are plenty of snow up here now, so in addition to getting a lot of exercise shoveling snow in my court-yard and driveway frequent, me and puppy also gets outdoor for skiing in beautiful snow-covered … Continue reading Cross-country skiing weekend

Lappmarksvägen winter hike

Best time of the year to hike certain trails are right now, when the ground is a bit frozen, most of the greenery are bowing down and som light beautiful snow have just fallen.. no pestering insects, no soggy grounds and no clinging bush... just a frozen nature going to sleep. (Another good example when … Continue reading Lappmarksvägen winter hike

Hunting License study

Feels awesome to finally get started on my way to the exam in licence to hunt. Ever since I completed wildlife biology at Umeå University, where I met a lot of active hunters (and also visited Jägerförbundet), I decided to get the license myself.   The most important advice I got from them was to take … Continue reading Hunting License study

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Antarsberget Pokerhyllan trail running or hiking up

I have been hiking up to Antarsberget and the viewpoint Pokerhyllan since April this year when the trail was still covered with snow.. a natural place for me to go. And as a runner I yesterday finally ran up too. I guess that as a runner you always wonder if you can run up any goddamn trail … Continue reading Antarsberget Pokerhyllan trail running or hiking up

Lillsjön fishing

This weekend the sun finally showed up with a chilly wind, but I still wanted to check out fishing in Lillsjön, a small lake/tarn (362 masl) up in the woods in Myckelgensjö area. Must say I am really impressed how well my tiny microcar handled the last 7 km of shitty, muddy and icy gravel road, (someone had actually … Continue reading Lillsjön fishing

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Aurora Borealis in my courtyard

My first photos ever of the northern lights.. at last. I didn't have to chase it at all either, just shot them (slightly frantic) right from my lil's farms courtyard 2 nights ago. Maybe not that spectacular shots alright, but there's room for improvements indeed right? Lots of. Thank's to my puppy and our final evening … Continue reading Aurora Borealis in my courtyard

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Agnsjön lake surrounded by autumn

This week I and my fluffy puppy have discovered several nice lakes for scenic walks in beautiful autumn colours, and Agnsjön is one of them. On the map I can see that the gravel road we followed a bit goes all the way around the lake, so I'm sure it also will become a good biking and running … Continue reading Agnsjön lake surrounded by autumn