Advent Calendar – The Anticipation of Christmas.

I had an SMS from Mom today sending me an Advent hug. That brought up a great deal of good memories from my childhood for December. Each year my sister and I had an Advent Calendar and we competed over who could open the morning’s flaps first. We also had a candle, a long white one, with a mark for each day. It was placed on the breakfast table and when the day’s portion was burned, it was about time to go to school. The […]

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Advent – The Spiritual Countdown for Christmas

It’s less than 4 weeks to Christmas! Can you feel the anticipation – has Santa gotten your wish list yet? On Sunday we were starting the countdown like we do every year; the Advent concert and lightening of the Christmas Tree in the neighbourhood. My bonus child (I kind of like that expression to describe my relationship to my wife’s son :-) plays in the school’s brass band and they gave us a sentimental experience playing the Christmas songs. Advent gives me memorable feelings about […]

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City on Fire – Oslo, Norway at dawn.

I had some more quality time with my wife the other day. Living in a suburb we took the express buss to work. We do not talk that much during the ride as we are waking up together. Besides, I usually read the news paper and she got her peek on the headlines too. We started at 7:30 AM and the morning broke in a lovely, colourful way. Approaching the Oslo city, the sky was on fire. We both agreed this was a wonderful view […]

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Vigeland Park – not quite as erotic as you might think.

Inspired of the wonderful, sunny weather me and my wife had a trip to the famous Vigeland Park in Oslo today. We love this opportunity to a quality time together, walking around in inspirational surroundings and share thoughts from the bottom of our hearts. We are there – intensively together and deeply involved in reaching the others meaning – the time stands still, and the conversation is rinsing our minds. The thoughts we shared are of course private, but I’ll gladly share the park with […]

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The moon is shining so brightly

On my way from home to the office yesterday, I obeserved a lovely fall scenery – the moon was shinging so brightly. I was thinking: why worship the sun as it shines only at day when daylights after all? The sun is much braver and helpfull as shining at night! So I had to capture this fenomena and as easy as always, I used my celluar phone camera. It was 7:21 AM and to quote Louis Armstrong: “Ohhh what a beautiful morning, oh what a […]

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