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




What do I really feel??

Todays post in English

When life suddenly offers big changes

When I am being challenged

When my limits are being pushed…


20171014_210405What do I really feel?

What do you feel???

Am I scared?

Or am I just excited?

Maybe I am in love??



It`s funny, but the reactions in our body is quite the same in these situations…

Why are some, so much braver than others?

Why do some avoid challenges, while others run to them?

What do I do?

Well…..something in the middel I guess…

I like to speed on my Kawasaki

I love roller coasters!!


I am more than likely to stand up in a big crowd and say something just impulsively…

BUT, I am not totally calm inside when it happens…

Of course I am nervous and sometime scared….

BUT, that will not kill me!!!

A pounding heart, flushed cheeks, sweaty armpits – that sends out tonns of pheromones  (= a chemical substance with scent) and large pupils. These are reactions that occurs when adrenalin is being released in our body . 

I like the rush my body gets in these situations

To feel that insecurity

Take control over those feelings – instead of letting them control me…

It feels like a victory

A fight that I have won…

I urge you to think about that the next time something frightens you – maybe you`re not REALLY afraid? Maybe you are just excited?

Embrace that feeling as you do when you are in love – the truth is that the reaction in your body is quite similar in both situations…

You should not take unnecessary chances of course, nor put yourself in real danger…But maybe that change in your life is`nt that scary after all?

Maybe you should find another job if you`re not satisfied where you are…

Maybe you should get yourself out of that relationship that makes you miserable…

Maybe you should take the trip that you have dreamt of for so long..




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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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IT`S ON !!!!!

English version of todays post

This is what 2018 will be for me;

The year I run half marathon in under two hours

maraton Last time I ran at 2,03

The year I complete the Bergen mountain marathon

hoppende gladNever tried it before

The year I finish my second novel

utsikt fra skriveplassenFinished my first in 2009, but never got published – but I wont give up!

The year we move into my boyfriends house

eidsvågDoes not feel wrong to drink wine with my boyfriend to this view 🙂

The year I drop under 30 in handicap

20170808_163046went from 54 to 31 last year…

The year I exercise even more than last year

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did good most of last year, bur finished horribly

Yep, it is going to be yet another ice swimming year!


I went for a swim every week in the ice-bade season; August to May – not the summer months, those are for wimps 🙂

2018 is the year that I am going to :

eat healthier, have more fun, love more, spend more time with my familie and kids, dance more, laugh more, sing more, travel, enjoy nature, enjoy my boyfriend, enjoy life, celebrate a big day!! 50!!! (yes I am hiding it in here so only the most lojal readers can read it 🙂 spend more time with friends, ski, play golf, go for walks, maybe hunt? climb new mountains, challenge my self more, contribute to a good work environment, not start to smoke, drink wine ( but not to much) be honest, be nice, be myself….

Is this New Years resolutions?

No this is plans! Plans that gives me something to strive fore, that gives me goals and makes it easier to organize my life.

Do I achieve all my goals?

NOPE…..but I do my very best….

And I never expect more from my self!!!

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I wish you all a wonderful week

remember; weekend is not far away!!

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A trip from hel…….

This weeks post in English, sorry for my not so perfect English 🙂

I was going to visit a friend up north one summer

To her hometown, the city of Bodø

I was going alone, with my four kids, who at that time was at the age of 2-4-7-and 9 .

No problem, I thought….:)



After all, my husband would take me to the airport and my friend would pick me up in Bodø

It would only be the transfer in Oslo I would have to manage on my own…


When we arrived in Oslo I got super stressed. I thought our landing time in my schedule was the time to board our next flight

We had landed 10 minutes early…

I ran with one  child on my arm, the other one holding my hand as I was dragging her along – while my eldest boy was told to take his little brothers hand and follow me…QUICKLY!!

Hysterically I ran through the corridors

The children cried and I yelled

When we got to our gate, there were no people there and no plane outside…

I ran hysterically over to the next gate and explained that I had missed my flight..

«What am I going to do????» I almost cried…

The friendly airport worker looked at my ticket and told me that my plane would be boarding in 45 minutes….


When we finally were boarding the plane, the airline where trying out a new system were we could pick our own seats!!!!!! 😦

…..Well……. that doesn’t work well for a mom with four children – when the eldest boys run in, pushing themselves past people and pick two seats way in the back without holding some for their mom and 2 younger sisters…

We sat with 9 rows between us!!!

When we finally took off, I sank into the seat and looked forward to arriving in Bodø and getting some help from my friend…

For a little while I relaxed, but suddenly a woman came to my seat:

«I think you have to come back here, your son is airplane sick and is throwing up all over the place»!!

I ran back and forth between one kid who were really sick and to little girls who didn’t, AT ALL want to sit by themselves alone in the front..

«MOM»  were yelled between the 10th and 19th row for a long time!!

You think anyone offered to trade places with me?


Things settled down after a while and NOW I was really looking forward to land in Bodø!!!

«This is the captain speaking. Unfortunately there is to much fog in Bodø airport so we have to fly to Værnes instead, and maybe we can fly back in a while»

I wanted to cry…. Værnes where the heck is that????

At Værnes we waited for a long while inside the airplane, but eventually we were told that we had to go by bus back to Bodø….

«How far is that ?» I asked someone on the plane.

«10 hours» She replied

NOW, I was fighting the tears for real!

But I pulled myself together and grabbed the first flight attendant I saw;

«All 5 of us gets car sick, so you better find some medication for that, or this bus-trip will be a nightmare for all!!!»

He took off and were soon back with plenty of tablets and water for us.

And then the journey began.


2 busses in a convoy heading for Bodø.

The ferry that we had to take had been transporting a large circus all day, so the cars in line had been waiting for hours already…

When our flight got cancelled, the ferry was held back for additionally 30-40 minutes, to wait for the 2 busses.

It would be an understatement to say that the people waiting there was unhappy..

And they took it out on us…

No seats were available and no one gave their seats to an exhausted mother with 4  children…..

we were supposed to get free food, but the ferry was emptied out..

Back in the bus there were some woman that helped me with two of  my children and the trip towards Bodø continued.

When we were getting close, I borrowed a cell phone and I called my friend at her house to make a plan for her to pick us up.

«We will drive both to the airport and the bus station» the buss driver told me.

So we planned for her to pick me up at the bus station which suited my friend best.

We first arrived at the airport and the bus driver from the bus in front came back and said;

«We have to hurry back, so that we can catch the last ferry back home«

This was a time when not everybody had a cell phone. Neither my friend or I did, so now I couldn’t reach her,  were she was waiting at the bus station.

The last thing the bus driver did was to call for a taxi, before he left me and my four small kids out in the cold night at 01.00……

The taxi came, but it was a regular taxi – with seats for 4 people – we were 5!!!!!…..

So he had to call for another one – and a maxi taxi finally arrived minutes later…..

«The airline is paying for this» I told him. ( The buss driver had promised me that)

«Do you have a requisition?» he asked and I lost it!!!!!


With tears in my voice I screamed:

«Don’t ask me for anything right now!!! I have travelled for 12 hours with my 4 kids and I am about to loose my mind!!!!»

He threw his hands in the air and said:

«Take it easy madam – take it easy«

He than went into the airport and soon came back with the requisition.

«They tried to say no» he told me when I had calmed down.

» But I told them, that the totally exhausted mother of 4, sitting out in my car – was NOT one that they should fuck with!!!»



At 03.00 I was sitting in my friends kitchen with a glass of wine.

Totally exhausted, happy to finally be there, and swearing that I would NEVER take a trip alone with my 4 kids EVER again…



Its funny……now that my 4 kids are all grown up….. I would give a lot to be able to take that same trip again… 🙂

I wish you all a great weekend – enjoy the moments – before you know it, they`ve passed….

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Todays post in English



My favourite mountain to climb

I do it many many many times a year

Can se the mountaintop from my house

Can see my house from the mountaintop


It takes about 1 hour( but than I am quite breathless and sweaty)

Its a good exercise

But not always so available to me

even if I want to…

sometimes it is impossible

It demands reconnaissance…

standing in my living room window, with my binoculars

It seemed safe today

so I took a chance

looked forward to a nice exercise….

was anxious


 on the way up……..

I got some indications that they might be there anyway…20171019_175158

my pulse rate increased a bit

but that was the only indication I got

I didn’t see them

so I was still pretty calm….

We got to the top



Wonderful colours of fall

wrote our names in the book

took some pictures

enjoyed the beautiful afternoon



the best companions ever ❤

and than we ran as fast as we could back down

felt the blood rush trough my veins

the heart pounding in my chest

my lungs functioning just perfect






if you look closely you can tell that they don’t have any udders….so this is young bulls!!





Of course I didn’t walk down that road!!!!!

I’m not crazy!!

First I thought about spending the night in the mountain…

but rejected the idea quickly 🙂

I thought about going down the other side of the mountain…..but had no money for the bus home…and had to be at choir practice later that night..

And I was starting to get hungry..

Instead I went into the dense forest on the right side20171019_174630

I could barely get the dogs to come with me…

apparently they were more scared of the woods than the big animals

But I forced them to come….

and after climbing fences

fighting trough shrubs

jumping streams

we got back out on the road much further down…


I got a childish desire to yell:

Na – na – na – na – na – na!!!


But wasn’t sure I was far enough away..

So I didn’t

I’m not going back up there for a while

Ill wait for snow

They have to be in the barn then – don’t they??



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Yesterdays post in English

Monday morning

starts just as planned

Crossfit workout for 20 minutes


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A walk with the dogs

a quick shower

Leaving home with my breakfast in my backpack

I´ll eat when i get to work

In the garage my love awaits ❤

We have had a long lasting love affair and I´m still in love ❤



Off to work…

same route as always

same challenges with traffic and lots of cars

Drive defensively

but at the same time get there

Pass the traffic jams

but make sure to be seen

In total controll


I get hit by a car that throws me over to the lane next to us…

….there I hit another car, before I land on the ground

I hit the other car with my knee, so no wonder it hurts some afterwards…


It wasn’t´t high speed…

I didnt hurt my selv much in the impacts

…..but lying there on the ground I wait for the next car coming at high speed….

At this intersection they drive really fast..

What is coming next?

A big truck?

or a smaller car?

Its dark….

Will they see me?

Manage to stop in time…?

Will I end up int the ER, met by my own colleagues?

Or an even worse alternative?

Its amazing how many thoughts can run trough you head in just a blink of an eye….

But no cars ran over me…they either managed to stop or changed lane…

I dont know

Someone helps me up

I am able to drive the bike out of the intersection, but of course it is damaged…


We write an injury report

Both drivers from the two cars are really nice…

worried about how I am doing…

I am just thinking about the truck that never came…

A nasty experience…

but Im not going to stop driving my bike because of it…

I cant quit something I love!

Something that makes me happy…


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If I weren’t  to do anything dangerous in this life, I would have to park my car immediately..

But I do drive carefully – defensively – making sure to always be seen…

Maybe a bit more after yesterdays experience..?

Am I hurt?

Vel…. a bit beaten, some pain in my neck and knee..


But mostly I hurt in my bike…. 🙂

My great love…<3

kawaen min


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Todays post in english

Exactly what I needed

Something to look forward to

in the darkest period of the year

Only 64 days away

1536 hours

92 160 minutes

5 529 600 seconds


salobre golfresort

My boyfriend took charge

booked a 5 stars golf resort hotel

away from a cold Norway

to the sunny Canary Island

away from Christmas preparation and stress

1 week before Christmas



OMG we are so lucky!!!

To be able to buy ourselves these breaks from every day life…

to leave the stress behind for a while…

to regain surplus…

make rom for love..

enhance our golf skills


and enjoy:



69095260_y@2x…..travel is the only thing you buy – that makes you richer…..

It is amazing how long a week like that can last…

It has already started…

Looking forward to it…

preparing for it…

talking about everything we`d like to do..

smiling and making plans…

feel the energy growing…

Its not so hard to get up on a early, cold October morning…

«we are soon off to the Canary Island»

Not as exhausting with busy workdays…

«vacation isn’t far away!»

Easy to motivate for a work out

«the bikini is coming back on pretty soon!!»


I am so looking forward to Christmas!!

….or at least to the week before Christmas…..

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Todays post in English

She is a turbo

A firework

a bundle of energy

Like sunshine

wild and untamed

One who sometimes needs to be held back a bit

put the brakes on

She has 10000000000 ideas

She wants to do all

so many plans

And she succeeds with most of them


I`ve known her for 5 years now

After many years living in the east of Norway

She finally came back to Bergen

She hadn’t been here for long when she thought:

«I am a conductor!

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And of course my choir will have a Christmas concert….

So she called her friends in Eidsvåg church and booked the church for the concert

«Do you have a choir» they asked…

«No but I will by Christmas» she answered…

After all it Christmas was 5 months away…

She got the choir

The first rehearsal there was 12

At the concert we were 50

This was the beginning of  «benedictinerne»

(Named after our dear conductor)kor

Today 5 years later we are 125!

I started in the choir a month in

And have never regretted it

I found friends for life..

And I found the love of my life


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Who happens to be the conductors brother as well

So now she is my sister in law

Lucky me 🙂

But back to the conductor

She doesn’t do anything halfway

She puts 110%  into everything she does

She almost starts a movement when she discovers something new…

Like when she started kayakingkajakkpadling

She joined the local kayaking club and invited friends and choir to join

And she encourage people to join her on the water almost daily

not once in a while….

She also got great deals for everyone who wanted to join the club

And the club can thank her for allot of new members that year…

And then there was hiking in the mountain

Every Sunday she waited for people at bottom of the mountain – and encourage everybody in the choir to join her….facebook updates every week

A lot of members can thank her for weight loss and better physics…


She always have something going on

Always busy

never says nodirigenten

Her dream was a choir in Bergen

Now we are the biggest one in Hordaland

The goal is reached….(?)


She just adjust the finish line

Christmas and summer concert in the church is just fine…..

But now she wants to conquer the main concert hall in Bergen


She does the same now

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«Does she have enough audience?» some ask

«Does she have the founding?» others wonder

«No problem» she says

«I`ll fix» she replies

All the money goes to charity

«No one can help everyone – but everyone can help some» is her motto..

(I actually think she has enough energy to try to help everyone..)

So please buy a ticket to our concert if you are in Bergen the 4th of November



We promises a great show

With fantastic songs like:

Fix You

The Outcast

Can you feel the love tonight


and many more…..

You get 3 things in one;

1. You get to hear beautiful songs

2. You support a good cause

3. And you get to enjoy our fantastic conductor


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