todays post in English


( Norwegian Emergency Medical Team)

We Wake up to a very cold, but beautiful morning

It is Friday the 2 of February  and it is 07.00 am 20180202_050231

This is the day we have been looking forward to

WHO is going to certify NOR EMT ( we hope…)

We work hard with the last preparations to get the clinic finished

And so it begins….

It all starts with an acute birth with a bleeding mom and a newborn that don`t breath…

We get children with asthma attacks, open leg fractures, great injuries, burns and simpler diseases…

During 6 hours of exercise we treat about 75 «patients» in our clinic..

The people that arrange the exercise really deserve credit, they did an amazing job..

There were «actors/patients» from the age of 6 months all the way to senior citizens

They acted so well and it was easy to play along with the exercise…

The makeup artist did an incredible job as well, it was not hard to believe the «injuries»..20180202_163418

And in all this…… EU – WHO and politicians shows up

But we don`t have time for that..

we have to treat the patients!!!

It is all very realistic and the visitors like our engagement meg og brannskaden

Suddenly 6 hours has past..

Have we eaten???

…maybe some chocolate…

Had something to drink?

At least not enough – cause no one has been to the toilet for the past 6 hours…

We learn from this to, have to take care of our self – take care of each other…

We clean up

and eat dinner



                                      dinner in a bag is just fine 😉

and we meet up for debrief….



the newspaper has written about the team

Something happens to you when you participate in something like this

You get so close to other people

meet people that has the same engagement as your self

The wish to go out in the world and help people in need, is strong  for everybody in the group

We are all excited and ready after a 4 days exercise

Only want to go home and take a shower and then we will be ready to go anywhere in the world


( «a quick wash» at Akershus fortresses public toilet isn’t exactly the same…)

we will have toilet and showers in the tents when we deploy

 Exhausted and inspired I land at Flesland airport late Saturday evening, with tons of experiences and many new friends

Have a wonderful weekend everybody20180202_093702

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Todays post in English

Thank you so much for my 2 eyes

With them I can see the natures beautiful colors, great mountains and sunset that takes my breath away..



With them I have been able to admire my wonderful children grow up:

Sometimes I let them rest at my good looking boyfriend:


Other times they are glowing with love when our eyes meet


With them I can execute my work with precision and awareness;


With them I can follow my golfball when I hit it far away…

and I do hit it far….😁😁🏌🏌


With them I have read tonns of books and used them critically on my own writings..

With them I can detect danger…


….show my friends that I care

…..see others pain and express compassion and empathy

…..see wrongs and unjustice

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With them I can express anger, love and happiness

With them I can see the good in people:

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With them I can cry both in sorrow and in joy

And when I am tired and close them….they let me rest


What has happened these last years???

Why do they refuse to read small letters?

Why does everything get blury up close???

I guess I have to except that my eyes also gets tired….

…tired from everything that I have seen and read..

So I guess I have to let them rest a bit…

Luckily I look pretty good in the aids provided 😁😁😁


Thank you so much for my eyes and all the beauty they have – and will see!!!

I wish you all a wonderful rest of the week

…..and keep your eyes open for those beautiful everyday moments





Todays post in English

The alarm wakes me at 04.00 am

The taxi arrives at 04.45 am

At the airport this nice greeting from a Starbucks employee makes me smile for the first time this morning. ( even though my name is spelled wrong) 🙂20180131_063441

The plane departure at 06.10 am

From rainy Bergen


«Good morning winter Oslo»


Time for the certification of our NOR EMT (= Norwegian Emergency Medical team)

We meet up precisely 08.00 am at Thon airport hotel for extradition of our personal equipment- hereby referred to as; PE. ( from now on its only military jargons that applies) 🙂

And than we were off to our camp location:


All day, evening and some of the night we spent building the camp:20180201_073926

Totally exhausted we crawl into our sleeping bags at 01.30 am

I am so grateful that I don’t have guard duty this night ( I have been awake for nearly 22 hours by this time)20180201_082639

But my guard duty comes soon enough – the next night from 04.00 – 05.00 am

Even though I am very tired I actually enjoy the beautiful moonlight and the fact that I actually know how to handle the «heater» for the tents and the power units. Witch I learned day 2.

At this time feel pretty good about my self 🙂

Time is of the essence and the next morning we realize that we have to hurry…

The big exercise starts at 11.30 am day 3

representatives from WHO and EU is coming

We are going to be certified to travel anywhere in the world were there is a catastrophe, to help people in need, with our transportable hospital/clinic . ( our worst case scenario not get certified…)

The tents are up, but the clinic inside the tents are far from ready…

And we work very hard for many hours to get it ready…





Read my next blog post on Saturday and I will tell you all about the exercise and the result.

Have a wonderful week everybody!!20180202_093702

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For some Burka is perfectly right!!

Mondays post in english


I am sure thats what you are thinking right now 🙂

Has she gone mad?

Does she really mean this?

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Of course not….

Let me elaborate…

If you never heard any different…

If, from the day you were born, you were told that this is how it is supposed to be…

If those closest to you, taught you that this is the right thing to do

It wouldn’t be easy to think otherwise….

Especially if there would be strong sanctions if you tried…

It wouldn’t be easy to oppose

Especially if your family and everyone you know would turn their back on you if you did

If your life would be threatened

It wouldn’t be easy to refuse…

We who are born in Norway, cant even start to realize how much courage these woman has to show….

Most of us would not be brave enough to protest in a country were the government can throw you in jail without any explanation, were people are tortured and disappear every day…

But some do …

Iranian woman walks without the hijab in public in protest – goes viral (video)
«She starts with saying that her name is Bahar and she is from Iran. She then says that is totally against the compulsory veil. She speaks of how some people don’t consider it an important problem but she doesn’t not want to wear.
Bahar also says it is an insult to men as women are asked to hide their faces and not tempt them to do anything shameful.»


And they get support from some great men


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Strong woman have been protesting for us here in Norway as well…

Fighting for equal rights – equal pay – the right to vote – to have children or not – the right to love who we want

landskvinnestemmerettsforeningens mte på Lillehammer(meeting in the woman rights to vote union in Lillehammer somewhere between 1898-1913 tallet.)

But it wasn’t easy being a feminists at that time;

«it has been told that they were «boooed» and yelled at in the debates. The few woman that did speak;  Ragna Nielsen, Magrethe Vullum og Kitty Kielland – was ridiculed int the media as well. (Norwegian womans life and struggle.  By Bodil Chr. Erichsen)

Some were maybe beaten


Shut out of the community

But they weren’t stoned, whipped or killed…leila pisket i irak

It is hard to understand other`s religion and belief…

Jehovas witnesses for example, who would rather let their loved one die than give them a blood transfusion

How is that even possible?

But try to imagine that you KNEW that if someone were given blood – they would never go to heaven ( if you believe in heaven that is..)

Not have eternal life

If the choice you had to make, were either to loose the one you love right now – or never to get to spend the eternity with them…

I am sure we all would think twice then…

For some their belief is that strong – They KNOW that’s how it is…

Of course we can discuss how it is possible to believe something as crazy as that..??

…again; this is something they have been told since the day they were born

indoctrinated for years….

By the people that loves them

Who they love…

that believes this completely

They don’t want to hurt them – disappoint them – endanger them


But some break free…

Maybe because they have someone to support them…

Someone to talk to

Someone who doesn’t judge….

Or mock…


Hijab and Burka have heathen the discussions and made a lot of people angry both in Norway and in Europe….

Should it be permitted in public?

Should it be permitted to work with a headgear on, or should it be banned?

Nuns in Bergen

In 2011 a plane landed in Bergen with 7 very young nuns from Vietnam, they now live in Maria`s Minde monastery, in Bergen

The monastery was almost empty, very few nuns were left

They needed more nuns to keep it going……

They have to cover their head and wear a special grey costume for the rest of their life..

They can never marry…

Never have children…

Never own anything personal

They have devoted their lives to GOD


I have never heard anyone discuss their costume

Never heard a word about them being oppressed

To me it sounds like a prison

A lifetime sentence….

They will claim it is a personal choice…

but many who wear the hijab or Burka says the same thing

What do we know about how much they had to say about becoming a nun?

Maybe this was expected since they were little?

When they came to Norway they couldn’t speak a word in Norwegian

They only socialize with the other nuns and live quite an isolated life…

The catholic church say this is how it is suppose to be

The ministers are not allowed to marry either…

the results we´ve seen in the media

sexual abuse of young choir boys…

It is hard for us in Norway to comprehend that woman can be so oppressed that they  accept to cover them selves up completely….and even demand the right to do so here in Norway were they don’t have to…burka tildekket complete

But changes doesn’t happened over night…

To come to a foreign country – as a refugee of war…is frightening enough

We can not expect them to adopt our lifestyle immediately

Many still live with their families – and the same rules still applies

Some socialize only with their own and can not speak the language..

many doesn’t know if they will be allowed to stay in Norway and might have to stand trial for what they have done here, when they return home…

Many doesn’t feel welcome

They experience harassment

and racism.

How easy it is to break free than?

How easy is it to ask for help?

Why should they trust us?

So how can we help???

I dont know…

But I am pretty convinced that mocking them in social media doesn’t do any good, like comparing them to buss seats…

buss sete burka.

Or refer to sale on sheets….

Isn’t it the men who force them to wear this we are angry at?

Why do we attack the woman?

Why do they make us so angry?

Isn’t it the oppression of woman we want to fight?

Do we really expect these woman to seek our help if they want to break free?

Do we really expect them to trust us and ask us for help?

We who mock them??

and write hatefull words?



Yes, we must stand up and fight against oppression of woman – but we can not attack the ones being oppressed!!

Then we are just as bad!!

Do I want to se young girls and woman fully covered in a burka?

Of course not!!

The question is how we can help and support them in the fight agains woman oppression?

I believe in understanding

and acceptance of were they come from

Accepting that it is scary to throw away a costume that you have been hiding under your entire life

especially in a foreign country..

with foreign people….

that isn’t always so friendly….

But if we show understanding



Maybe than they will seek contact – show us trust – and actually believe that we have their best interest in mind.

But it will take time…

…..and in the meantime our politicians has to be clear and set rules for what we can and cannot do in our society….

And I believe that we can not hide our face out in the public…

…at the same time we have to realize that this might mean prison for some woman – they will not be allowed to go outside…

this also has to be addressed and solved in one way or another…

Maybe demand some participation in our society……

But I dont care if some wants to wear a veil or not….

I only hope they feel secure enough in Norway to take it off if they want…

Unfortunately I dont have all the answers – but i believe that compassion and understanding will do much more than mockery and hate…

It has seldom been successful to force someone to do something they dont want…

And we, woman in Norway today ,what have we done for our freedom and equality?

how tough would we have been if it had been us?

We dont know

Because we are lucky

Would we break free if we had no one at our side?

We dont know

Because we are lucky

WE didnt fight for our rights here in Norway!!

Woman before us did!

a gift to all of us!!




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To wake up feeling «blue»

Todays post in English

Post election day in Norway….



A bit discouraged

meg tegning trist

This didnt end the way I wanted it to…

I wanted change

to something better

A warmer society

A more including society

A society where we want whats best for everybody – not just for our self!!

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A society that doesn’t criticizes and diminish others love….


I am surprised by some of the voters…

People I know who chose their politic party based on;

Who they like as a person…not their politics…

or a party that has one cause they agree on…..and just forget about the rest…

Or those who choose a party because they think one of the persons has gotten to much criticism??

Or like some of Trumps voters ( and some in this country to) said; «he speaks his mind»

Most people do! – They are just not as extreme int their views…..so it isn’t as spectacular when they say something.. (common decency some would call it…)

Where is the community-bond we felt after 22 july?

The time when our politicians agreed on a more careful politic criticism  and no harassment of people


22 juli

Many of our politician in many of our parties could do better regarding this..

I hope most of you who voted, know who  and what you voted for..

That you read their program…

Do they support the disability benefits?

What do they do for the elderly and the low paid- workers?

Do they «believe» in global warming? And do they have a plan??

Will they secure equal health care for everyone – both rich and not so rich??

Is the tax-cuts for you or just the richest among us?

How will they treat ( maybe your son/daughter – grandchild’s) future gay rights?

What are their views on human rights and dignity for all?


I wonder

I wonder about our politicians

I wonder about those who has the power

They know whats the right thing to do

Still they dont

I wonder about our children

I wonder about those who trust us

What do they think about the choices we have made?

What do we leave them with?

I wonder about God

I wonder about the Almighty

Why does he let som starve

When others eat them self to death?

I wonder about us that has so much in life

I wonder about those who suffer

Why do we accept each others destiny?

What gives us the right?



I believe in democracy

I am glad for everyone that voted

It is our duty

It is our chance to tell how we want things to be

As Frank Årebrot said ( a very well known election researcher in Norway who died 2 days ago):

«Sitting home is half a vote to those you like the least»

I manage the defeat as I should;

I bend to the majority…

I hope the majority doesn’t get dissapointed

Dissapointed like me



I think Norway has gotten a bit colder

I am a bit scared

I still hope for change

I hope some personalities will be taken out of the government

I hope those who has the power – knows how to do the right choices…

And I hope for a better election in 4 years..




«wether its blue or not»

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