Archive for July, 2009

Back in Tromsø

We came back from our trip to the Netherlands and Canada last Wednesday night, and found wonderful summer weather in Tromsø! There is no midnight sun anymore, but the nights are still very light. Last night, we went for a walk, to one of the easier “Ti på Topp” mountains: Nattmålsfjellet, 297 m high. It was incredibly beautiful, with large fields of cotton grass…

We really enjoyed our little walk (it only took about 45 minutes to reach the top), and to be out in nature again. In Canada we were mostly staying in cities and we were craving the outdoors!

This panorama (you can scroll through the enlarged version) shows the view from the top, with Tromsø island on the far right – beautiful!

Paul went back to work today, and I am FREE :) It feels great not having to work on my thesis anymore, I feel like I have my life back now! Keep an eye on this blog during the coming week, I am preparing a lot of posts with photos of our time in the Netherlands and in Canada…


Wooooohooooo, I did it!!! Today I printed my thesis :) It took me 3 years and 9 months of blood, sweat and tears… Well maybe not blood, but definitely some sweat and plenty of tears. It’s a huge relief to have it out of the way. (at least for the coming 2 months, as I do still have to defend it sometime in autumn…)

The two bound versions ready to be mailed to UEA (my university), and me with the title page.

Bring on the summer now! We’re flying to the Netherlands on Tuesday, for my brother’s wedding, and then on to Canada for 2 weeks. I hope to post some photos on here before we leave, but let’s see – I might just want to sleep for 2 days instead ;)