It is hard to maintain several blogs. I have kind of reopened my Norwegian blog Blåklokkeveien, and try to blog there every day just now. Which unfortunately means that there is less time to be here.....
If I have time, I always visit the outdoor flower market when I am in Oslo. We used to have one in Trondheim as well, though over the years it grew smaller and smaller, until it completely disappeared a few years ago. I think this is what I miss most in Trondheim. The outdoor flower market.
Now I am in Oslo for a couple of days, and as soon as today´s meeting was finished, before tonight´s dinner with two best friends, I set out for a few of Oslo´s less known book stores, the no chain ones. But before that........
....yes, you guessed it. The flower market.
Well may be it is a good thing we don´t have one in Trondheim any more. If we had I would probably have used all my money on flowers.
The cabin rose garden performed three seasons this weekend. Spring in the bud, summer in the full bloom, autumn in the dead head.
I sat out on the terrace in the sun, reflecting on life and death. Though mostly on life. A life, when lived fully, with spring, summer and autumn present. All at the same time. That´s the blessing, the richness of being a human. Life lived fully!
Some days I have this dream, this tempting dream......to hibernate for a few days, weeks, months. To turn off all these social devices, say goodbye to my daily life. Grab a notebook or two, a few books, my camera. Go hiding on a small island.
If I did, I could find myself..... If I did I could write..... If I did I could think..... If I did I could.... If I did..... If.....
Well, we are going to the cabin for the weekend. It might be a start.
Cecilia Samartin is back in Norway and today she has been in Trondheim, with a new book as always, this time with the third in the Senor Peregrino series.
I was there of course, to buy the new book, but most of all to meet this wonderful woman, this dear friend.
A line of people was waiting to buy the book and to get Cecilia´s signature. Mostly women, but also this charming man. I asked him for a photo to share with you all, and he agreed with a smile :-)
With me today came Synøve, the mother of Marta´s boyfriend. Like me she is a huge fan of Cecilia´s book.
After the booksignings we went for coffee, and as we sat there sharing tales, Cecilia, Synøve and I, Cecilia suddenly cried:"Hi Gert!" And there was Gert Nygårdshaug, one of Norway´s most famous writers :-)
Now I am looking forward to read the new book.
If you are a long time reader of Britt-Arnhild´s House in the Woods, you have met Cecilia before. If not, you can read all my posts about her by following this link (scroll down for more pages)
All texts and photos by Britt-Arnhild Wigum Lindland
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