OSL-IST-SIN

9 Feb 2017 – On The Go Again
img_438625589Mon: tkx Mette for meeting up for a cuppa. It is so convenient with Bicks (also know as Smart Environment Neighbourhood Cafe), just next door. Toril Syverstad, the owner welcomes everyone with her friendly smile. Just hope that she and her business partner Carl Steensen will manage to sustain this location.

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Tue: my Guardian Angel and the Sun are trying their best to break thru’ this cold morning, but the clouds will not give way. Olai who is now into chasing and collecting Pokémon is also putting a smile on my face.

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May & I are trying to organise his Lego and managed to find some pieces to built a treasure island where only faun, flora and animals are allowed, ie not building or ppl! There is a moat with a croc and a shark in it. Will still keep an eye for more pieces to build fences and gardens.

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Wed: (chart downloaded). Dressed in 3layers braving -4°C+windchill factor to deliver some papers to NAV@Nydalen and since I was out, might as well do some last minute shopping@Majorstua. Thank goodness for May’s boots which kept my feet warm. Too cold to take pix – wonder how I survived all those winters from 1974-1985?

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winter-blues-book-e1460131485141Have been feeling rather in the dumps the past week – could the weather and or the consequences of the heart procedure be the culprits?? SAD – Seasonal affective disorder, also known as winter depression. SAD was formally described and named in 1984 by Norman Rosenthal and colleagues at the National Institute of Mental Health.

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Attic roof windows giving interesting angles to view the neighbourhood.

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The hippo brought back nostalgic childhood memories of L&M. May had this hippo in her room and now Olai has it in his room. A cute backpack where he has packed his little lamb ready for a getaway or hideaway 🙂 Any excuse to delay with my packing!

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Thu: after the farewells and hugs, now to pack. Olai liked the Remote Controlled-Snake and actually it does wriggle like real! Not sure what in the world made me get it, besides hoping that he will not have the phobia of snakes like his mormor!! Safe journeys to me who will be spending the next 24+hrs on foot, tram, train, bus, 3different airports and on 2different aircraft in the air…

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Edited: OSL newly refurbished airport@Gardemoen – departure level, more spacious and bright. Completion date, April 2017. Arrival section still looks the same. Only one terminal, so no confusion, yet!

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Was hungry as breakfast was neglected. After checking in the baggage and with only 5mins to get thru’ the new security lines (impressive), had time for a seafood open-face sandwich with a Solo NOK198 S$34. Quoting prices in Norway so that ppl will understand why we seldom eat out here, quite different life-style from SIN!

OSL- IST dep on schedule and had even an empty seat next to me.

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I am convinced that material things can contribute a lot to making one’s life pleasant, but, basically, if you do not have very good friends and relatives who matter to you, life will be really empty and sad and material things cease to be important ―

David Rockefeller

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