Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Air, Sea, Light (Mother-Daughter Trip to Farsund)

Alma and Zorro running along Norway's southernmost tip. The ocean meets the flat, unprotected land, and the light is everywhere.

Alma riding Bjarne, a friendly, old pony. (At this point the trip couldn't be better...)

Heidi and Zorro 

The lighthouse of Lista (Lista Fyr)

Monday, June 10, 2013

Red Sugar (Mother-Daughter Trip to Farsund)

The name of my friend Heidi's store in Farsund is "Rødt Sukker", which means "Red Sugar". A delightful space filled with colors, scents and a very inviting atmosphere.
Here are just a few snapshots from my visit there this winter, 6 months after the opening.

Heidi outside her store (Alma is posing in the window)

Heidi and Godchild Alma

Saturday, June 8, 2013

Traveling and enjoying it! (Mother-Daughter Trip to Farsund)

During the Winter holidays (February) my 9-year-old daughter and I took a trip to Farsund, to see a good friend. Our journey was like this: A car ride, a bus ride, an airplane flight, another bus ride, yet another bus ride, and a car ride.  It took about 11 hours. That's Norway. A small country, but travelling just takes time. 
The thing is, we really enjoyed our full day of traveling. We spent the hours talking, laughing, eating, and we watched the scenery shift from our snow- winter wonderland to the near spring-like coastal landscape in the far south. And, when you live in a large family, spending time with just one child, that's priceless!

Her first airplane flight in three years: Making sure the security belt is closed.

Got a window seat. Spent most of the short flight looking out of the window. 

Waiting a few hours for the next bus: Hot chocolate...

Beautiful Farsund

Lunch and journal writing!

Hurrah for Norway!

My kids and my mom, ready for the celebration. Picture taken early in the morning of May 17th, the Norwegian Constitution Day.

Barna mine og moren min, klare for 17. Mai-feiringen. Bildet er tatt tidlig på morgenen, før skoletoget.