CONGRATULATIONS, MOM!

 Foto: Kristin Bae Mysen Gratulerer mor med kjempesalg på den nye boken din “Barndomsliv på Vinstra”! Dette er en perle av en bok, en spennende beretning om en barndom helt fri for sikkerhetsnett og overbeskyttende foreldre, fra en tid som aldri kommer tilbake. Kjøp den, les den og eller gi den bort til noen du er […]

PEER GYNT

Photo: Kristin Bae Mysen Today I finished reading the dramatic poem Peer Gynt by the Norwegian dramatist Henrik Ibsen. After I read it I had to search for my old brooch made of pewter that I remembered from my childhood. I haven’t been reading the poem for years, but I was once again taken by its fine […]

ROYAL FOR A DAY

Photo: Kristin Bae Mysen Last weekend my husband and I enjoyed being tourists in our own capital Oslo. Visiting the Royal Palace on a guided tour was really interesting, and the best part of course was standing inside by the palace balcony viewing the whole of Oslo, and knowing that right there the Royal family are exchanging waves […]

DALA HORSE

Photo: Kristin Bae Mysen I am visiting Dalarna, the  central province of Sweden together with my mother and sister. It is considered more Swedish than ABBA and IKEA combined, with its beautiful red-colored cottages, glimmering lakes and deep forests. I have of course bought myself the symbol of Swedish heart and soul, the traditional carved and […]

A CHERISHED MEMORY

Photo: Kristin Bae Mysen He was our beloved cat, and we will never forget his faithful devotion and how he winked his eyes in order to show us his truly love.Now his picture is hanging in the sitting room, and in that way he has never really left us. It is painted by Randi Kvilaas, a professional pet […]

TO HUG A TREE

Photo: Kristin Bae Mysen I have a tree in the forest which is all mine. Nobody else knows about it of course, but never the less it is mine. I always stop up and give it a hug when I pass it on my walks. While hugging my tree, I feel close to nature and get inner […]

CARING FOR THE SOIL

  Photo: Kristin Bae Mysen “Dirt, mud, clay, earth, soil: we have many words for it but few do it justice. In today’s virtual world many of us have, literally, lost our connection with the soil. But soil is the earth’s living skin, overlying the bedrock below and making life on earth possible. Like air […]