Tåsen & Sognsvann

20 Jun 2012 –  Friends from Above the Arctic Circle Days

Sun: captured the piddle-paddling of feet from nursery school kids on an outing at Tåsen 59°57′9″N 10°45′1″Ø.

Tkx to Ingrid  & Hans K for a delicious dinner with the Hustad family. Appreciations to Jenny for her trial performance of the year-end school program. Slumbered at Tåsen to catch up with Anne who will be arriving tomorrow.

Mon: refreshing walk around Sognsvann 59°58′31″N 10°43′39″E (app 3km. This lake is a popular recreational area, used as a camping, picnicking and bathing destination for the residents of OSL during the summer. The first time in this area was 1967 as a tourist. Then in 1980, lived in this area for a short time where Linn attended nursery school. Today, the lake has a dam and thank goodness it is still not too crowded on a weekday!

Such fun to catch up with Anne who is in OSL for a conference. She arrived early Mon evening from Trondheim and we had a blast chatting past midnight. Anne and Ingrid go back a long way from the Tromsø days/1970s! Today, we are all living in different locations. Many thanks to Ingrid, our gracious hostess for wonderful company, food & wines and beds for us at Tåsen in the OSL area.

Needed Tue to recover before flying off to Dublin today 🙂

But oh! the blessing it is to have a friend to whom one can speak fearlessly on any subject; with whom one’s deepest as well as one’s most foolish thoughts come out simply and safely. Oh, the comfort – the inexpressible comfort of feeling safe with a person – having neither to weigh thoughts nor measure words, but pouring them all right out, just as they are, chaff and grain together; certain that a faithful hand will take and sift them, keep what is worth keeping, and then with the breath of kindness blow the rest away – Dinah Craik

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