I finally got to travel and I would normally be excited about it but…
A little bit about the region that I live in, Innlandet (it used to be called Hedmark) from my perspective. Also, trying out a new style of writing.
Why Nilsen again, you may ask? Well, I bought myself a Nilsen’s poem collection by Stig Holmås from 1975 and I like quite a lot of those poems. Why wouldn’t I translate them then? Here are the poems Møte and Fedreland from the collection På Stengrunn.
And a couple of recent thoughts.
The sky is blue, birds are singing and grass is looking greener than the last months. Is it February?
A poet who lived in the between the wars period, a communist but also a very talented author. Here’s again my translation of one of the Rudolf Nilsen’s poems from “På stengrunn (1925).
Not birthday yet, but 7 months will surely go fast as heck.
I wrote the poem in three languages (or rather, I wrote in one and translated twice). Enjoy!
Here’s me with my plan trying to be more minimalistic in 2020.
To be organized is the best tool to fight with the monstrosity of laziness.
Exactly one year ago (maybe one day difference) I did 2018’s recap. So to follow the “tradition”, here are the last 12 months.
We have come to the last Blogmas and it’s exactly on the last day of the year. As last time, just pictures.
I’ve been away since Monday and didn’t write anything in advance, so here are a couple of last days in pictures.
I didn’t do any “deep” post in a while, and that’s because I have been quite under the weather for most of the time. However, this is a very important topic that I need to write about.
There will be some changes next year (not only blog-wise).
Continue reading “Blogmas 5: Falling snow & life update.”
So, I’ve asked for free last Saturday and luckily I got it. Because we never have free together like that, we decided to drive to Hamar to spend some time and in the evening we went to “julebord” (more about it later).
It’s not that type of blogmas that you would expect, but I can’t really write about things that aren’t interesting to me – so here’s a poem.
Not much is going on lately, as you can clearly see by looking at recent posts, but the weather outside is making up for it. Or rather, making the view.
When people think about Norway, they see this cold, wintery land of aurora borealis and moose slowly strolling through the huge forests. Well, it’s not so far from the truth, besides that no one mentions non-existence of Sun or melting snow every few weeks because of possible global warming.
Even though I’m in Norway, a country where prices make you quite a minimalist themselves, but still if you’re online, you get attacked by Black Friday.
Part two of our weekend-journey to the astonishing, old, and surprisingly not-so-big capital Dublin.
An attempt on wintery poetry.
Ireland, (Éire in Irish Gaelic) is a big Island next to the United Kingdom, but it’s not a part of it. It’s important to remember that, because not everyone speaking English is actually from England and Irish people might find that offensive.
You could assume I speak English, maybe Norwegian but what else? Is it even worth to learn languages? What do I think about studying languages?
Or rather: welcome, winter.
Short days, harsh rains and wind, the wind that blows without break, just breaking branches alongside its way.
Another week, another poem. Enjoy!
A poem for the rainy days of October. First Norwegian (original), then its translation in English.
All those tips are gathered from my own experience, and someone else’s experience could be exactly the opposite, so take that into consideration. Anyway, enjoy reading!
Let’s not beat around the bush and just start part two. Enjoy!
Well, I had hard times with the title of the post because of its ambiguity. However, you can definitely say that Nice is nice.
It’s been a long time. I must say it’s hard to come back to writing posts after even a short break. If I won’t push myself to do it regularly, then it’s like there are no posts anymore. Anyway, back to the topic. The shorter name for this region is Region Sud (“sud” means “south”). Before I will start with travel posts about the cities that I visited on my holidays, here’s a short introduction.
Just a short note about my current break from blog. I’m currently in Nice, France, so blog posts will be little delayed, hopefully next week. Thank you for understanding!
To a place 15 minutes away from the old one.
So I wrote another poem in Norwegian. Don’t worry – I also translated it into English.
A small poem for an afternoon coffee.
Just kidding, I like it here. But some things can be annoying sometimes, like everywhere.
If anyone ever told you that 20s are all about enjoying youth and freedom from school and parents then they were partly lying.
2 years on the blog passed by like a blink of an eye. And I could say I didn’t expect I would still be here after all this time. But here I am, scheduling another post after another, week after week.
Working 49 hours last week I didn’t really have time to write anything. So here you have just a small “Thursday-poem”.
There’s a lake located in between my previous work and a city called Kirkenær. I always drove past it without any reflection on it, but this time I stopped to take some photos.
June was one of the most confusing months for me so far. I moved to Norway, got a job (which turned out to be a complete mistake) and had to switch in those 30 days from student life to adult life.
Because of mid-summer festivals around Scandinavia, we decided to head on Sunday somewhere in Sweden. So little did we know.
Note: uploading again due to the fact that last time I forgot to add any tags and post didn’t do the best. So here I go again.
So I got a very early birthday gift from my partner, which is a beautiful and new canon camera.
In between working and trying to get used to a new lifestyle, I bake. Not much, but I try to use my free time sufficiently.
When you are in your twenties you often have a choice to live with your parents or without them. Here’s about the without option.
I never thought the title of my blog could become more accurate than now.
This time it was beautiful Slottsparken (Palace Park), Aker Brygge with Tjuvholmen (fancy pier in Oslo) and our usual burger at Amundsen Bryggeri & Spiseri. One day but so much fun!
Right now in this part of Norway (East) weather is far crazier than it was last year. The constant change between sun and rain, thunder and clear sky is unbelievable. It’s hard to plan anything outside but I still managed to go to Hamar and for some short walk in Våler.