Banana chocolate pancakes curteousy of the resident Canadian chez Maiken in Brevik (I was going to write ‘hos’ which is Norwegian for ‘chez’ which is of course far more known. I vote that English adopts a word to serve this purpose instead of saying ‘at the house of’). Brevik is an adorable little community 5 minutes away. Maiken and Oda are featured here, I’ve been spending lots of time with them lately but we really only got to know eachother a month ago. I have already made plans to visit them while they live in Paris in 2 years.
A slightly dull image of a beautiful sky. This was taken on my way home from spending the weekend in Kristiansand with my friends. With sunburnt skin, and English on my brain I took the bus home and for the first time in a while felt the need to take a picture of something I see everyday. In my first months here I was compelled to record every new sight, and as the season changes one final time before I leave I am in awe of the beauty in Telemark. The sun now only sinks below the horizon from 10:40pm - 4:10am. This makes it easier to wake up in the mornings, and easier to justify staying up late. Lilacs are abundent in this area and the air smells like flowering trees literally everywhere you are. Det er utrolig deilig. I’ve thought a lot about how it would be to leave Norway in the summer, and the time has finally arrived. I still haven’t figured out entirely how it will be to all of a sudden go back to Canada. Relieving and overwhelming at the same time. For now I will focus on enjoying the elements and try to lead a normal life.
Visitng the south of Norway, Mandal and Kristiansand. This was a few weeks ago now. My dear friend Michaela let me be her guest for the weekend. She is just one example of how incredible and fun exchange students are. Mika I’m so glad I was able to spend time with you this year. Mika goes home tomorrow, and my heart is out to her today as she packs her life into her suitcases to go home. Shine on in your homeland of Northern B.C.