It is spring, and it has yet again been almost a month since my last blog post. One might think that installing the email reminders would help, but they don’t provide anything else than guilt. Well, well.
It’s been busy here lately, not only have Monica and I crossed the Atlantic, but we have survived a number of storms, meeting family members on both sides and managed to get back to New York-mode without blinking. Yes, we did indeed go to Norway, where I finally got to see my family and listen to their comments on how New York has changed me. I guess that is rather inevitable for all immigrants of the over-populated island of Manhattan. LIM College also offers an inverse relationship to the Freshman 15, where rather than gaining 15 pounds, they leave your body with no hassle within few weeks.
The trip was rather short and we had to squeeze in as many people as possible, while having time to relax together and alone. I would say that going to my home town/country for a week is rather optimistic, because having lived there for almost 20 years results in a long list of people that have been a big part of your life, and there is no way that they will be okay with seeing you for only an hour after 9 months.
The only sightseeing this trip was in Oslo, where we spent most of the day at Grand Hotel. We had a fishful brunch at Grand Café and ended the day with High Tea at The Palm (Palmen). In Stavanger we mostly spent our days with friends and family and visited all those places that I have missed.
Ever since spring break, we have been haunted with grey and cold weather, with an exception of yesterday. We are all ready for the sun to come and provide us with the vitamin D that we need oh so bad.