Winter Cottage

This time of the year last year me and G where planning our wedding up in our cottage in Dalsland. It feels like forever.

This weekend where up in the cottage again and it’s winter like last year but so much more winter, more snow and colder. It’s so cold the the water has frozen in me and Gs little cottage so we have to get water in her parents house. But it’s silent and absolutely stunning. The peacefulness I get here is not very many other place that can offer.

So the plan is to celebrate Gs moms birthday and just relax. I hope to get out on a small hike and to get out in the nature with my camera. Hopefully photos will show up later.


Oslo Cross Country Skiing

Oslo is an truly amazing winter city and cross country skiing is huge here! Yesterday where cross country skiing day for me and the wife and if you like cross country skiing this is not a bad place during winter time. Read somewhere that Oslo have about 3200km of tracks for cross country skiing. I might not be that surprising that they are one of the number one countries in the world in this sport.

Yesterday me and G went cross country skiing. We stayed in the district of Majorstuen and took the subway to Frognerseter with our skis. The we skies from there to a place called Tryvann which also have a downhill skiing facility and continued right by it down to the cottage in Ullevålseter. In Ullevålseter we took a break and had a Norwegian waffle and hot coco that we bought in the cafe that’s run by the sports club Lyn which is a pretty successful cross country skiing club. It all can be seen while eating there. The beams and walls are full of big trophies and prizes.

After that we continues down to Sognsvann where we took the subway back. So a almost 12 km trip in perfect conditions if you live cross country skiing this is a great route even if it’s a bit crowded from time to time.

Highly recommended. Even if I know this might not be the number one activity on your list of what to do in Oslo but it’s a great place for it. Just saying.

Skiing Weekend!

This weekend I finally went skiing. After last weekends failed attempt to go cross country skiing due to a sick wife we finally made it this weekend.Perfect weather with clear blue sunny skies, a lot of snow and minus 13 degrees Celsius. Doesn’t get much better than that to be honest.We went to a place about 1 hour north of Oslo by car called Brovoll. The only way to get there is by car as I know. This isn’t a ski resort or something like that but an small place that was recommended by Norwegian friends. A small house with a small cafe and just first class tracks for cross country skiing. Where an amazing weekend and getting out into the woods on skies a sunny winters day is hard to beat. The snow covered trees and the meter think layer of snow that covers the ground. The silence of absolutely nothing is breathtaking. When I go skiing in that kind of conditions everything else just disappears. It’s good for me I’m sure it that. By the way had my GoPro with my and just had to try it out. Might come a short video later.Have you tried cross country skiing? Let me know if you want to try Brovoll and I can give you the location more exact.

Spa Weekend with G

This weekend I’ve been hanging out with my girlfriend G on a spa on the Swedish west coast which is a Christmas gift from my mom to us.  So we have been in the spa and in the restaurant mostly and had a great weekend but I haven’t hade the camera or my iPhone with me for pretty much all of the weekend witch might be the most relaxing thing about this weekend but we took a walk along the water this morning and then I hade my Leica T I just couldn’t skip to upload a few of these photos here on the blog.



Sunday back

As you might have noticed I’ve not been very active here on the blog for a few days or the last week because I’ve been a bit sick but now I hope to be back. So today I got out of the appartment for first time in a few days and took a walk in the park. Beautiful but cold weather.

Oh, I might not have mentioned that but the first snow has now fallen here in Oslo. 



Snow prediction…

I’m going out on a bold prediction. Right now there I a lot of cold air and it smells like its snow up in the air. But there is no snow up in the air. Because of that I think that the snow will be early this year. The cold air in combination with the rather cold summer. As long as I get the opportunity to go cross country skiing that’s okay by me.

Other than my gut feeling I read that the an America weather service predicts approximately 66 days of snow and ice and I don’t think it will be less in Oslo this winter.


Early signs of spring

Sitting on the balcony and relaxing and at the same time are BBQ some choritzos. In fact it’s the second time since I got home today that I’m using the grill. Gives me a good summer vibe  even if it’s spring. But when we got snow here in Oslo this morning both spring and summer felt quite distant but got better during the day. And even been a rather sunny afternoon on my balcony.

Picked up a new thing/furniture to mine and G’s home today that we both are quite pleased with. Will probably be a post about that tomorrow. Now it’s time to spend some time with G before we it’s time to get some sleep.

It’s truly a beautiful evening and the air is so cripy. Something special about that.