Friday, 29 March 2013

Romantic Langesund

Old Langesund Bathhotel was built around 1930 as a spa and a meeting place for society

Situated close to the sea, naturally, back then having bathhouses for men and women

The bath houses had towers to ensure a good view. Over to the women's bathhouses?? The bathhouses were taken by storms twice though, but the owner is considering a rebuild. 

Celebrity guests included Hamsun and Ibsen

A beautiful place for a wedding

A picture of Norway's beloved King Håkon the 7TH in the dining room

I'm not usually into hotels, but here I fell in love

A lovely, young lady gave a guided tour and found a huge, quirky looking pot of coffee she served on the veranda

Saturday, 16 March 2013


I'm sorry, but I do not know where this pic came from, it was sent by a friend, but I find it hilarious and quite serious, so here it is. 

Monday, 4 March 2013


The Tyranny of the "Should"

I have come to hate the word should, and I hate very few things. In med school it is used a lot - I should stop sleeping, cram more, be even more responsible. Is is really impossible to see that to help others one should (!) be as rested as possible, be alert without bitterness and a head full of mental fog? Take it from somebody who knows what burnout is after doing something somebody told her she should (!) do for years and years without listening to her heart. Oh, I hate the word should much more than I should (sorry about the pun).

What if you stop judging yourself by terrible unreachable standards, ones that you would (hopefully) never apply to anyone else? 1) What if you start doing things because they are fair, ethical, right and because doing your best is something you want? What if you listen enough to yourself to rest when you are tired? Maybe then one is sentient enough to see what is necessary, ethical and needs to be done?

1) Blog Posh Yarns

School Project

Picture found on this page - the white "powder" is sugar, by the way

Sunday Walk II

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