onsdag 27. juli 2011

Roses and summer berries

Even if we have opened a new chapter of horror
almost every day these days
We are standing together holding hands
believing in democracy, freedom and love
There is no more roses in the flower shops
they have all been carried in our hands
held up to the sky as a symbol
and put down on the ground
together with cards with words of sorrow
compassion and condolences
But we also have good moments
it is summer, the sun is finally warming our bodies
the strawberries is still sweet
Ice cream and strawberries
This is

søndag 24. juli 2011


We are grieving
Our nation is in shock
Never in anyones worst nightmare
could we believe that
anything like this could happen
At least 93 people killed
7 of them when the goverment buildings were bombed
86 of them executed at Utøya island
5 still missing
almost 100 injured, many seriosly
All this done by one person
with a big plan
We have no words
we cannot take it in
We are just a little nation
who woke up to find the nightmare
was real
Terrorists comes in all colors
so do all the rest of us
please talk to your young ones
about every persons equal right
to live, to have freedom and respect
No person stands above others
No life is worth more than others
No person should take another persons life.

fredag 22. juli 2011


Finally I've started my holiday.
The rain is pouring down, no sign of summer warmth
I look forward to enjoy lazy days
and fun games (Yatzy) with my daughter
Then out of the blue
the peaceful time of naive innocence has changed
Our Goverment building has been struck by terrorism!
What we thought was horrible went to become a nightmare:
More than 80 young lives has been taken

onsdag 6. juli 2011

Tourist in my own town part 1

As I wait patiently for my holiday
and go to work everyday
I have come up with a great plan:
I will become a tourist in my own town!
This afternoon
We walk through

With it's lovely dam
We walk on the grit road by the fjord
And we end up at Varnestangen
The lovely and peaceful place
Which is best reached on foot, on your bike or in your boat
Next time we will bring
a flask of coffee and some biscuits to enjoy
or maybe a picnic basket

mandag 4. juli 2011

The Unintended Italian evening

Tagliatelle Anette
May be with a little sprinkle of parmesan?
And Tiramisu, suddenly I realise
I have an italian menue today!
I didn't plan it at all!

Ah, so creamy and lovely
with a cup of coffee!

lørdag 2. juli 2011

This and that in the beginning of July

The yorkshire lad is being a handyman
finishing of the inside wall of the carport
While walking in the park the other day
we came over this scary creature!
A bowl of carrot soup
even summer days can be a bit nippy!