Almost completing my diving course

For Christmas my parents surprised me with a PADI diving course, which was thrilling as I have always wanted to learn how to dive. The few times I have been on diving excursions or snorkel experiences abroad I have adored it every time, so I was excited to take this experience to the next level…

Cross country skiing

After (un)subtley hinting about going skiing as one of our new activities for the “get into shape for the 7 mountain hike” quest, we finally managed to make it happen, and so at the weekend, two weeks ago, we went cross country skiing! On the day I woke up early, made some hot chocolate and…

Walk around the Arboretum with Mum

Finally, Bergen is shining! The last couple of days the sun has been out and the ground has been dry. Mum and I grabbed this opportunity to take a lovely stroll around the Arboretum at Milde on Friday. We parked down by Mildevågen by the botanical gardens and walked to Grønnevika beach. The view over…

Visit to York

Two weeks ago Dad and I flew over to Manchester and drove over the Pennines to York, to see my Granny and Grandad. It was an interesting trip. There is no avoiding the fact that Granny and Grandad have become old, and so most of the trip was about spending time with them and helping…

Walking, drinks, cheese, and more walking

The beginning of January has been nice. I started the new year with a lovely walk down the cyclepath towards Os. The atmosphere was cold and crisp, allowing the air to become clouds of smoke as I breathed and broke the deadly silence. On sections of the path, I was greeted by bright yellow sunbeams…

New Years Eve Bonfire and 7am dancing

New Years Eve was particularly good this year and made an excellent start to 2018. In the evening the family tried out or new bonfire kit by having some bonfire coffee and sparklers. It was wet and cold, but that didn’t stop it from being incredibly lovely and cosy. Later that evening I went to…