If you will ask me when the summer season is in Norway, I’ll say in the month of May. This is the time of the year when temperature can be so high as approximately 30 plus degrees. Hence, people go out in shorts, mini skirts, and bikinis. June is really the start of summer here but it is usually rainy and cloudy. Not to forget the lower temperature as well!
So anyway, before the sun hides from us again, time to spend time under the sun or at least appreciate it.
Before I hit the sack, I just want to share this photo of my hubby. I’m sure that he’ll protest once he sees this but I’m just proud of him. Today he worked alone on the installation of the laminates and it amazed me how he put his 100% on this task. You see, doing something that you don’t normally do is not that simple. If I were to do this, I’m sure that it will take me days to complete just a small part of the room.
This is one of the things that I noticed with the Norwegians in general, they love to renovate their houses/flats. Of course who wouldn’t love to have a cosy place if you are living in a cold country. Since the manpower is expensive here, they do the reparations and renovations mostly by themselves. Well except for the electricity and piping though. You need professionals to do that or else you wouldn’t be allowed to rent it out or sell it for a good price.
Anyway, thanks for dropping by and reading my entries. Have a great week ahead. 🙂
Let me introduce Molly. A Norwegian forest cat from Odda Norway. My sister adopted her a couple of months ago. She’s a very shy cat and cautious at first, but once she sees that you’re not a threat, she’ll try her best to catch your attention. 🙂
“Can’t I get some privacy hooman?”
Molly is an indoor cat. She doesn’t want to go outside.
A Norwegian forest cat and a Norwegian fjord on the background = Perfect composition!
When my partner’s dad saw my FujiFilm Instax Mini 8 camera, he went to his office and came back with a Polaroid EE44 camera. He said that I can use it because no one is using it anymore. I felt like I won the lottery or an auction because I love vintage stuff especially vintage gadgets/technologies.
Polaroid EE44 is an instant analog camera. The concept is simple. You take a photo, then the camera develops the photo right away. I’ve tried to “Google” this camera and I found out that there ain’t much information about it. I found out though that EE44 is from 1976.
Since this is an old camera, I had to study the controls first. The problem is no one has the instruction manual anymore so again I turned to the internet. Fortunately, I found some videos and more information about this analog camera. However, Polaroid has discontinued the production of the type 80 films (which I think is sad). But it’s not the end for the EE44. There are lots of tutorials online on how to use other films (like for instance Fujifilm 100) instead.
There was only one shot left in the camera so after learning the controls, I aimed at a beautiful scenery and pressed the button and hoped that I’d get a good picture. Then I waited for a couple of minutes and I pulled out the film. Unfortunately, there was no picture on the paper but only the chemicals from the paper. Then it occurred to me that I forgot to check the batteries! But even though I remember the batteries, I still won’t be able to change the batteries because that would mean opening the camera and exposing the remaining film.
I got disappointed because I lost my only shot but as I’ve said earlier, it’s not the end of the EE44. There are endless possibilities here, we just have to be creative and be patient with troubleshooting.
The photo paper right after I pulled it out of the camera. Had to wait a couple of minutes for the picture.
Inside the camera with the empty film casette.
I removed the empty film casette here.
The empy film casette, 2x AA batteries and the ruined photo paper/film.
Earth is not just a planet. It is our home and our one and ONLY home in the universe. Therefore we should take good care of it because this is the only home we have. I don’t care if you have the largest mansion or if you are the richest man in the world. If you do not respect nature then I suggest that you find another planet to pollute!
The pictures below were taken on the 2nd day of Easter. Hubby, Zorro and I went to Kaland Austerheim to celebrate Easter. We were fortunate enough for the sunny weather during that weekend. A very good friend of mine visited too, so we had a wonderful Lenten season this year.
Then there came the mood breaker. When we were walking along the shore we found some plastic trash! There’s the plastic grocery bag, a plastic bottle, small hard plastic bits which I could not tell what and smaller plastic bags! Instead of just sitting and enjoying the view, I picked up the trash because I cannot take it and never would I let these wastes get back to the sea. It is just painful for me to imagine that animals can die because of these plastics that we have found.
Anyway, have a nice day and happy Earth day everyone!
It was in February of 2010 when I visited Rome. I immediately fell in love with the city because of its charm. And most of all I got to tick off a box on my bucket list.
Ever since I was small, I love going to churches, museums, and galleries. I find it more appealing than spending the whole day at the beach doing nothing. Just like any other famous tourist attractions, there are lots of people who wanted to see the Vatican. In my part, the purpose of the trip is to see the place where the Pope resides and hold masses. It was definitely a dream come true to me to be able to step into the famous St. Peter Basilica.
I was awed by what I have seen inside the Vatican. Everything is just beautiful and artistic. For me, it does not look like a place of worship but a royal palace.
The museum is also filled with surprises. I did not expect to see a lot there. Just like the topless statue of Zeus!
*This post is my take on today’s one-word prompt, ostentatious.