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The road outside Vennesla Vest Agder

The road – an hour out of Vennesla in Vest Agder.

The road

Field of dreams

The fields before and during the summer are amazing in Kristiansand. Here is a little hiding game in Kristiansand.

Field of dreams

Kanina

I need to go to Oslo, but the train is full. Looks like I will have to take the bus but I am not sure if they will allow a rabbit on the bus. Her name is KaNINA. I was going to call her Nina, but Kanina kind of stuck.[…]

Kanina

there is no place like home

I like to travel, but there is no place like home. Kristiansand is the best place to be during a European summer. The perfect day for me is being at our cabin by the sea in Søgne, having some good food, taking a swim or a boat trip for some[…]

there is no place like home

I never really go on a holiday

My Dad was a hard working farmer that only ever had one holiday in 50 years – that was a trip we all took to Gran Canaria in 1984. I never really go on a holiday either unless it involves a competition for cross country skiing or cycling. Taking a[…]

I never really go on a holiday

A Mexican guy

Whilst in a black metal band in the states, I played a gig at Compton which is quite a dangerous place. A Mexican guy came up to me after the show and asked me if I “hang out with the angels”. I was not sure what he meant so I[…]

A Mexican guy

I was in Jordan

Last autumn I was in Jordan providing food and clothing for refugees fleeing the war in Syria. It was a real eye opening experience to see how war can affect people’s lives and how helpless they can become. One family told me they did not know where their mother or[…]

I was in Jordan

I lost 60 kilograms in two years

I lost 60 kilograms in two years. I have gone from someone that had no self esteem and no will to fight to someone that is living her dreams. This year I will go sky diving, zip lining and I finally got the opportunity to work as door security –[…]

I lost 60 kilograms in two years

Is this right for me

I don’t have any specific person that I look up to. I’m used to analysing myself in current situations and learning from them. For me it’s important to sometimes step back and see myself from the outside. Every now and then I ask myself – “Am I happy with what[…]

Is this right for me

NATO

Whilst working as a hairdresser in the Netherlands, a few military guys from Norway came into my salon. Before they left, they took a picture of all of us and said that they would be back to drop off a copy. About three years later one of them did come[…]

NATO

troubled childhood

I had a very troubled childhood and actually changed school four times before I finally completed high school. My father was/is a psychopath and psychologically mistreated me with bullying, intimidation and threats. He never physically hurt me, just messed with my head. It has been really tough – I have[…]

troubled childhood

Sarah

Each tattoo has a special meaning and “Sarah” on my right arm is for my mother. While she was giving birth to me, the doctors told her and my father that there were complications and that either my mother or I would likely die but they could only save one[…]

Sarah

love and support

When you have lived as long as me, you will experience ups and downs in life – it is only natural. How we choose to recover from these events is what makes us who we are. It does not mean that we have to forget, but rather move on. When[…]

love and support

Nothing beats the sound of a Harley

Losing my job in the oil industry was actually a good thing. It made me do something I have always wanted, which was to open a motorcycle store. I would have never done it otherwise. HoK: Which bike is your favourite? – Harley Davidson. Nothing beats the sound of a[…]

Nothing beats the sound of a Harley

Cancer is such an awful disease

My mother passed away from cancer when I was 17 years old which was the saddest moment of my life. She battled with the disease for a year and then about ten years later, my father also died of cancer. It was really hard for me being an only child[…]

Cancer is such an awful disease

bull sharks in Mexico

I went diving with bull sharks in Mexico which was an amazing experience. They are actually the second or third most dangerous shark in the world and they have been migrating to this specific spot for about 10 years. The divers feed them so they never get hungry enough to[…]

bull sharks in Mexico

find direction in life

It took me a long time to find direction in my life. I felt like I was lagging behind with no real sense of purpose. I was unable to work in construction anymore because of problems with my back and I could not just give up on life and sit[…]

find direction in life

I lived in Pakistan

I lived in Pakistan for some time and while I was there, my family and I had a nanny from Sri Lanka that would help with cooking and minding the kids. Her name was Rita and she was like a grandmother to them. Unfortunately she had a tragic past. When[…]

I lived in Pakistan

Merry Christmas

Back in the day when I was a policeman, I did not look forward to Christmas because it was always a time when something tragic would happen. If you are spending Christmas alone, or need someone to talk to, you are more than welcome to send me a private message[…]

Merry Christmas

My parents are from Bosnia

My parents are from Bosnia and I am very fortunate to regularly experience two completely different cultures. We travel there for one month a year to see our extended family which can also come at a cost – and that is the misery I see there sometimes. Bosnia does have[…]

My parents are from Bosnia

Back in Sudan

I fled the violence in Northern Sudan and came to Norway about one year ago. It is nice here and I really want to make friends with Norwegians, but I get moved around a lot so it is difficult. Back in Sudan, everyone is a friend. It does not matter[…]

Back in Sudan

Book by Milan Kundera

When I was quite young, I read the book called “The Unbearable Lightness of Being” by Milan Kundera. It is a fascinating love story which is no book for a young girl living on a farm. I did not completely understand it, but it really opened my eyes and made[…]

Book by Milan Kundera

Music has always been a passion

I have been playing music since I was seven years of age and can play many instruments but it is the trumpet that I enjoy the most. Music has always been a passion of mine and even though I am over 60 years of age, I am still learning. Music[…]

Music has always been a passion

concert in Århus

I need to get as much practice as possible before a concert in Århus next year.

concert in Århus