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Norway's pillaging ways

I haven’t really had anything to write about in quite some time. But logging on to Facebook today made me grin...& quite fired up actually & this is why:

As a Norwegian who loves her heritage to bits it kinda got to me that someone would write that. But mostly because I’m one of those who doesn’t eat farmed fish & I haven’t done so in years. It’s been my silent protest. Silent, cause I learned a long time ago that my single voice doesn’t have an impact on politicians or the so called “system”. But I recon my wallet has…so my conclusion was to just stop buying their products. My hope is that more Norwegians will do the same, but most of them are still in the dark when it comes to what an impact our current fish-farming industries have on our coasts…& even more so on other countries’ coasts. I had a hope the Norwegian industry that established internationally, would at least do it in an ethical way… With the mariculture in closed tanks with a system which would clean the …
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Je suis...

We are truly blessed to have freedom of speech in our part of the world. ...& when someone invoke that freedom, regardless of content, that same freedom give us the right to react. But not by shedding the blood of people only armed with pens. That's just completely & utterly senseless...
However, this attack gives us - yet again - an insight into what radicalized minds are willing to & capable of. Will it happen again? Unfortunately, yes. Is there something you can do as an individual to stop it? Probably not. But should that stop you from at least trying to make some kind of difference in your community? Small acts of kindness goes a long way...

~Linn.
"I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it." ~E.B.H.

Sourpuss

...that's what I feel like, a sourpuss. Being sick just takes me to a dark & gloomy place. Staring out the same windows day after day, seasons shifting...blah! At times it actually feels like I'm living in a perpetual Groundhog Day existence. The only time I'm social is my weekly meetings with the physical therapist & various doctors appointments. Oh, & let's not forget the early mornings at the gym - if, & only if I can muster up the energy for it. Everything revolves around those meetings, even the grocery shopping & of course the occasional kidnapping by my mother. Who I must admit is impressively impulsive at times. Yesterday she took me back to the place I was raised, the only place in the world I feel like I'm home at. Loads have changed... But driving around in the picturesque streets, seeing the stairs I used to sit & stuff my face with hundreds of popsickles over the years & visiting one of the beaches we wasted time on triggere…

Easter babble

Finally! The sun's been shining & it's vacation time. :D
These days people are (among other things) celebrating a holiday which falls on the first Sunday, after the first full moon, after spring equinox. A time where the earth apparently shook & rocks split in half & the dead rose from their grave. They're especially chuffed about a guy who died on Good Friday & were in the ground for 3 days & 3 nights & apparently got outta there on Easter Sunday. Now lets see... 1, 2...... Hmm... Oh well. Devotes pilgrimage to the Vatican & it's Holy Week. Others might not venture further than a cozy trattoria in Rome with a glass of wine & a speck of tomato sauce in the corner of their mouth. In other countries around the world bonfires are lit & dolls who resembles betrayers are cast into the flames. Eggs are rolled down hills & across perfectly sculpted lawns. Huge crosses are dragged around in the streets & people follow the procession h…

Portugal on my mind

Besides walking into a bus shed cause I was staring at a guy's beard after an appointment with my physical therapist, I haven't really done anything eventful...except for exercise, upping my dosage on the meds & staring at pics from around the world. My heart kinda landed in Portugal this time around though...
1.Lagos, Praia do Camilo 2.Algarve, Carvoeiro Beach 3.Algarve, Yummy Seafood 4.Algarve, Diving 5.Tavira, Cementerio de anclas 6. Algarve, Benagil Cave.7.Algarve, Surfing.  8.Douro River Cruise
I can easily picture spending lazy days by the sea, enjoying fresh seafood & soaking up the scenery. :)
Nevertheless, Quinta da Regaleira in Sintra is definitely my number 1 destination in Portugal. When I first saw pictures of especially The initiationwell I got all tingly inside...if that was the meds kicking in or not, I do not know. ;) But some childhood fantasy of mine surfaced for sure. It's a 30 meter or so inverted tower & absolutely magical...Picture; courtesy…

It's been a while...

February was the month of enlightenment as far as I'm concerned. Finally found out what's wrong with me. I've pictured horrendous scenarios, everything from tumors to Altzheimer's or even worse. But I'm "only" producing too much spinal fluid, so the pressure it creates on my brain can explain almost all of the things I've been struggling with for the past 2 years. I.I.H. Insane headaches, tired all the time, pain in my eyes; especially with bright light, seeing double or not seeing at all sometimes, throwing up from time to time, every once in a while sounds gets distorted in my ears so I have to go somewhere quiet, been dizzy & even fallen down, can't concentrate at all, been feeling completely retarded; words looking somewhat weird & distorted so I couldn't understand them...it takes me ages to say & write stuff for instant (Thank the Gods for Google!), trouble remembering things, events, names, words, etc. 
I was kinda hoping tha…

Sweet tooth

Since I was quite incapacitated last weekend & my son & I couldn't have our regular movie night...I kinda feel he went a bit overboard this weekend. I mean, Look at this ...& that wasn't all, there's more
You can see what I mean with overboard, right? There's only two of us & I felt we could've kept a small army happy with that load. BUT it was sooo cozy, he's such a love & now that I'm able to sit upright for about an hour without feeling any pressure in my head, it kinda makes me feel more social somehow. :) He'd bought The Wolverine so I was a happy camper. Any movie with weapons & fight scenes gets my undivided attention. ;)Well, I kinda feel like my cat now... Completely knackered & ready to join whatever dreamworld my brain can muster up. Nighty night!
~Linn.
What is a home without children? Quiet. ~Henny Youngman.