Summer moved on. There is a song with this name, by A-ha. They know what they are talking about, because these guys are from Norway 🙂
The last two weeks I have had this feeling. That summer moved on. In some places in Europe it is still full summer and beach weather on. While in Norway the august brings mixed feelings and mixed weather. Though it has been warmer than usually, without those freezing mornings when you feel like winter is coming :)) Still the autumn feeling is creeping in. The low grey skies, the numerous rainy days, girls in fluffy cozy sweaters…
While some are pondering if today is the last day of summer or not – we know for sure. That there is no way back. We call this time here “sen sommer/tidlig høst” (late summer, early autumn). Before the real autumn sets it and wipes away the sunny memories, I want to look back with gratitude to the leaving summer – and remember my favorite things which it gave to me :))
Thing #1. Sipping ginger and lemon tea on a rainy day and reading Interiør magazine. I missed it so much while in Barcelona! I love Scandinavian design and interior style. Anybody else sharing this love?
Thing #2. This place, just next to our place on Fornebu, a quiet suburby area just outside of Oslo. The name – The Codfasher Fish and Chips. The best fish and chips ever. Plus this view!
Thing #3. This sunny advertisement in the local shopping center Fornebu S. Wishing us all “god sommer” (good summer). At least there was enough warmth and light inside of this center, with some posh shops for clothing – and many with interior. It seems that Norwegians care even more about their homes than about their appearances :))
Thing #4. Going to Prindsens hage with friends. Prindsens hage is a cozy backyard filled with long benches perfect for taking a drink on a pretty day. There are also food trucks, a sandbox where kids can play together, and you can borrow the board games in the bar. Sometimes there is live music, sometimes – outside cinema. And always a cheerful atmosphere, as long as it doesn’t rain. If it rains, you can sit under the tent, but then it is not as cheerful :))
Thing #5. Packing a book and a water bottle and going to the local beach or the little bay. I dared swimming only twice this year. But when the water was cold, I would just enjoy lying there, listening to the sea sounds, unwinding, reading, forgetting time.
Hope, you have had a nice summer and, maybe, it is still with you :)) Hope, it will last long in the air or, at least, in your heart. Which memories are you packing and taking into later from this season?
Have a wonderful weekend!
And may you walk in beauty!