Took a little, spontaneous trip to my hometown in the South. It’s a small, but very beautiful place that will always have a piece of my heart; Spangereid. My childhood friend Marty who usually lives in England is currently back in Norway for a bit, so I just had to go and see her. It’s been way to long since I saw her last. She’s pregnant and already has a fantastic, sweet and smart daughter – Charlie May. Her parents live far into the woods, it’s so cosy there. They have a special room with glass walls and a fireplace. During the winter that must be really nice, to escape the bitter cold season just for a while, but still feel like you’re outside. Marty’s parents took over my dog Hera many years ago. She’s really old for a dog now, almost 14, but in a good shape considering her age. She recognized me and went all puppy on me, it was very funny and actually quite touching. I also visited old family friends; Lis and Olav, they run the beautiful herb garden “Grønsfjord Staudegartneri”. Lis used to look after me when I was a child. We ate the best pasta salad ever (Lis is one of the best chefs I know) and I got to say hi to a hen I had when I was a little girl; Agda. (Old lady, still going strong except some lack of feathers on the top of her head.) Can’t tell if she recognized me or not.
Visited Kristiansand as well. I’ve lived there before too. So good to catch up with old friends! Met my back-in-the-day-rebellious and like-minded crazy friend Martine and Christin; my warm-hearted, talented friend that always laughs. I’ve had a blast, despite some stupid train sickness. Hate train sickness. But I love seeing again people that matter to me. The two neutralize each other.