Oh, that´s right, I have a blog!?! I guess it is about time to actually post something there then!!! The thing is, teenainjerusalem has not been in Jerusalem….. and now that I am back, I feel that I have to update from the weeks in between before I can really start blogging about life in Jerusalem. So, here is a post about some really wonderful weeks with my dear family and friends in beautiful Norway.
Whenever I am there, I feel like I get a break from life´s normal realities. It´s like being in a little bubble, disconnected from the regular pressures of life. We stay with my parents who live on this beautiful island in a fiord with 350 people living on it.
I am very thankful that my children get to experience the summers there, which is in every way soooo different from life in Jerusalem. Everything is so green and lush. We are out on the boat almost every day.
I just LOVE the sea! It is something I really miss in Jerusalem.
So, while I feel like I get my batteries recharged when in Norway in general, they get supercharged when out on a boat trip!
And this year we even went for a couple of overnight trips on the boat. Good times indeed!
Imagine waking up to this type of view!
And then enjoying a cold morning swim in the North sea, searching for the viking blood somewhere in you…
My husband was in Israel for a lot of the time that the children and I were in Norway, but for the last bit he came and joined us, which I am so thankful for. He also loves being there, and especially he enjoys being out on the boat.
And sometimes I feel like he is the toughest viking among us, because he very seldom misses an opportunity to jump in the water from the boat!
My dad has several different types of berry bushes, with plenty of produce to share, so we pick berries that we bring frozen with us to Israel. That way we get the wonderful tastes of Norway all throughout the winter!
While I live far away from the family I grew up with during most of the year, we certainly make up for it in the summer! Here I am coming back from a late evening walk with my mom. I looooove the light summer evenings in Norway!
This is becoming a long post with tons of photos… sorry about that. There are soooo many to choose between! I just have to show you a few more! Here is the beach we always went swimming at when I was a child: