October 

We now enter October and summer is most defenetly over and autumn is really here. As the end of September brought the autumnal equinox the days are now shorter than the nights. And here up north we have lovely bright summer nights, but we also have very dark winters and autumns.


October does not look like it will be a more quiet month than the previous two. But yet again it looks like it will be busy, but filled with a lot of interesting and fun.

I start off October by recording a test piece with my band to see if we can qualify to play in a better section next National Championship. We are not too concerned with weather we qualify or not, but it was a good thing to have on the program at the start of the season.

Next weekend I am going to be mad of honour at a wedding a few hours away. The balchelorette party I held for the bride-to-be last week was very fun and the bride-to-be and all the guests seemed to enjoy. I plan to take a car up to the wedding and make a little road trip out of it.

My work will also require me to travel a little this month. I will be doing new things that I have not done too much of yet. I am very much looking forward to this.

I wish you all a great month ahead!

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What am I Missing? – Drop me a link!

Everything is starting to get ready for the competition this weekend. I’m very much looking forward to the whole event. It’s one of two yearly events where I get to meet up with friends and acquaintances from all over the country. Work is busy, but I enjoy it a lot.

Old gate in the woods

Old gate in the woods

Being this busy I don’t have the time to read as many blog posts as I usually do, but as I said in my previous post I don’t like to miss out on things. The WP reader only shows you a limited amount of posts and when you’re not visiting all the time you can’t keep up! So if there is anything you’ve written that you think I should see or you come across something I should read when I get the time.

Autumn Photos

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I’ve entered a very busy week with my band sadly don’t have as much time as I would like to keep up with your bloggs. If I’m missing out on something really good please drop me a link in the comment section and I will check it out when I get the time! I leave you with some nice photos I got on my trip a little while back. Hope you enjoy and I hope you’re all well!

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3 Things to do in Autumn

Light a fire.

Light a fire

1 Light a fire

If you have a fireplace and it’s windy and stormy out it is a very good source of heating the house. I love the smell of the burning wood and I can sit in from of the fireplace quite mesmerized by the way the flames dance around inside the fireplace. Just make sure that you are careful and watch out so that you don’t start a fire somewhere else than inside the fireplace.

Walk in the woods

Walk in the woods

2. Go for a walk in the woods

I find it very enjoyable to take a walk in the woods in all seasons. The charm of a walk in the woods in autumn is to see the lovely colours that nature has to offer. See if you can find some nice berries and mushroom (be sure you only pick the non toxic ones) that you can use to make nice food when you come home. If the rain is not pouring, the temperature is usually very nice for going walking as it’s not too hot or too cold!

Blackberries

Blackberries

3 Light candles, curl up on the couch with a nice cup of tea

When the weather outside is mostly stormy and very wet. What is better than to curl up on the couch with a blanket, a good book and a nice cup of tea? In Norway we have an extreme fondness of candles and I find it very cosy to light a few when the storm is raging outside.

Light a few candles

Light a few candles

A lovely Autumn trip

Lovely view from a high point on the island

Lovely view from a high point on the island

This weekend I felt the need to just relax and regroup. And I decided to take a trip to our summer-house, even if it’s not summer anymore.

Colourful bush!

Colourful bush!

The weather was very up and down, but I brought some good books and got to go for some amazing walks. I managed to miss the worst of the rain and only got a little of the hail storm while I was out and about. And when I was inside the weather wasn’t very important to me.

Run down barn

Run down barn

After a long walk on Saturday I went over to a nearby little town to enjoy, among other things, a lovely antique shop. I also bought a few things I forgot to bring and got a nice coffee that I enjoyed outside.

Nice to be out and about

Nice to be out and about

We got an extra hour to sleep this weekend as well because Norway is changing from summertime to wintertime and that suited me as this weekend was very much about relaxation for me!

Playground and Street Art Outside my New Office

Playground and Street art

Playground and Street art

Just outside my new office, two whole minutes from my home, is a playground that I find quite cool. Most of it is made from wood and there are a lot of interesting animals. Now there is some new street art up on the building just next to is. The art is very colourful little monsters and the kids seem to really like them!

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The park is named after a writer from Stavanger who used to live close by. His name was Andreas Jacobsen (1909-1995), but he went by the pen name Ajax. He wrote books in Stavanger dialect about the kids on the street. Some of his stories are very popular around christmastime.

Hut in the bamboo woods

Hut in the bamboo woods

Back to Ireland Part 4: Kildare Village

Kildare Village

Kildare Village

When I was over in Ireland I decided to pay a visit to Kildare Village, a small village comprised of houses that contains outlet shops from many brands. I found the Village very charming.

Behind the  village is this charming bridge

Behind the village is this charming bridge

There was many great things on offer, but some of the things that I found I didn’t have the opportunity to buy, because they would be very hard to get home on the plane. I did find some things that I did buy and I will be back for sure if I get the opportunity.

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Frames

On a different note I’ve had a great first week at work and yesterday we had a nice little party and I got to know many people a little better. I enjoyed very much and it got a bit late and I’m very grateful that I have no major plans the rest of the weekend.