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Month: January 2016

Skiing in Indre Østfold

Skiing in Indre Østfold

We had a lot of sunshine this weekend, but as I was knocked down by the flu, I haven’t been out at all. So instead, here are some photos from last weekend when I went went skiing near Rakkestad (Indre Østfold) with Marie and Pål. A beautiful area, with narrow tracks through the forest – quite a challenge for me (I am used to having lots of space 😉 ) which resulted in some bruises 😀 but it was a great day out!…

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Snow in Oslo

Snow in Oslo

Oslo got another fresh layer of snow last weekend, and when the sun came out on Saturday I just had to go for a walk through the snowy city 🙂 I ended up in Vigelandsparken, which I had never seen in the snow before – it was so pretty! I am trying something new with my blog – instead of the small thumbnails they are now much bigger. You can still click on them for an even larger version with…

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Light Pillars

Light Pillars

It’s been really cold in Oslo (down to -13) and a couple of days ago, a really cool optical phenomenon was visible: light pillars. Some people thought they were seeing the northern lights, as the pillars were quite strong and very colourful, but this is a different phenomenon where city lights are reflected by tiny ice crystals in the sky. I thought of going to a viewpoint over the city, but as it was really cold, I decided to stay…

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New Year in Switzerland

New Year in Switzerland

After a wonderful 10 days in the Netherlands I took the train to Switzerland, to celebrate New Year with Célia and her boyfriend, plus a group of her friends from her choir in Brussels. On the last day of 2015, we went for a walk – even if the weather was not really cooperating: fog, rain and sometimes sleet. We took a group photo on top, even if there was no view 😀 There was a restaurant near the top…

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