Qualified Padi Open Diver

Remember I tried early this year to learn how to dive and completely failed due to my unexpected panic of the water? Well, after several more attempts I finally managed to complete it!! It took me several attempts to get used to and feeling comfortable in the water, but I finally had a breakthrough in…

Home idyll, fish market and Pride

The great weather has ended now, but if we go a couple of weeks back to the beginning of June Bergen was having the summer of a lifetime. Luckily, Peter made it home from England to catch some of it before it was too late, and so with the whole family finally reunited we spent…

Bedtime unease

I don’t understand people who need darkness to sleep. I much prefer the soft, calm, midsummer light. But the soothing dusky air isn’t helping me tonight. I feel a sense of unease when I am out of work. Hopefully I will get called in soon. Since the rush of the high season things have settled…

Golden, hazy, warm, drowsy, summer feeling

Bergen has had record levels of sunshine and heat. Yesterday it even peaked at 31 degrees. It seems like this blissful state of weather is never going to end, and it means that these summer days have blended into each other like clouds in a dream. I love this summer feeling. That golden, hazy, warm,…

Growing Veggies

It’s fantastic how quickly life can grow. How it all lays so quiet and dormant for so long, before exploding into life again in front of our very eyes. In May we have seen the the uprising of dainty little anemones and bright yellow lesser celandine from the undergrowth before being swept away by an…