Last week’s rainy days had taken away most of the snow and people were complaining about global warming. But the snow and the winter vibe came back. It snowed so much the last two days that Tromsø turned into a Winter Wonderland one more time. Oh! You won’t believe how happy the skiers are!
University looked lovely with the white veil this afternoon.
I had a nice time keeping him company while he was smoking, at my favorite ‘breather’ space.
We went to Lyfjord after two months. If you have been reading my blog, then you know how much I love this place. It was a delightful break from the stressful studies and work life.
The house where we stay, stands by the sea and is further away from all the other houses in Lyfjord center. The nearest neighboring house is 5 mins walk away. There is a barn, an outside toilet, a boathouse and a storage room along with a two story main house. It’s an old Norwegian house so, there is no running water in the tap. However, the most fun part of living here is to fetch water from the nearby river.
Thankfully, there is an electric stovetop/oven and firewood oven to make food. Heating system works fine in the ground floor rooms. There is also an old TV with national channel NRK that we love to watch. I personally love listening to the old radio in the kitchen. Since there is no bathrooms in the house, we don’t shower when we are there. That’s the typical Norwegian cabin life: outside toilet and no shower. 😉
Nevertheless, I find living in Lyfjord very calming and rejuvenating. On this trip, I realized how much I actually enjoy baking. We baked ginger cookies and bollers.
And the bonus point, of course was the amazing dance by my favorite green lady. The whole sky was lighted up by powerful green aurora.
It snowed so much last night. We were gonna take the bus and it was a hell of a walk to the bus stop through the snow. We are now back to our student housing but I am already missing Lyfjord and the stress free life there.
I am gonna flood this blog with sun pictures from now on. I am pretty sure you will enjoy because the landscape and color of Tromsø with sunlight is something special.
Here are some pictures from this afternoon.
My dad is so nice. I feel blessed because my relationship with him is improving more and more. He sent me this flowers picture on new year’s day.
Isn’t that amazing?
We came back home today. It has been a very rejuvenating time at the cabin despite the power outage.
It was rainy and windy on our way back. Bus stop looked quite beautiful.
But today’s cherry on top (or actually blueberries on top) is this piece of happiness. My new favourite!
Snow came to Tromsø finally! It was so stormy last night but this morning I woke up to this.
We are still at the cabin. Still no electricity. We figured out that for some reason, the radiator works. So, it’s not cold anymore.
View from my window this afternoon was lovely when the weather turned grey and the mountains disappeared.
We spent time playing magic the gathering.
No electricity : Day 2
Holding on just fine. It’s a bit cold and we are running out of wood but we are doing okay. Thank God! there is a fire oven which we can use to cook food as well.
We are in a cabin trip at Lyfjord. There was a short circuit. We realized to our horror that if we hadn’t come here today this place might have burnt down. We turned off the main switch so, there is no electricity.
We light up some candles and made some fire. It’s quite cozy. It’s like we traveled back in time when people actually lived like this in this place. It also reminds me of Nepal when we have loadshedding.
Sometimes my mind wants to be away from all the humdrum and stress of being socially involved. It feels very calm here. I really needed this break.
I realized something funny about myself. I go through existential crisis when I am hungry. When I am hungry, I get cranky, I hate people, and I question meaning of existence.
Food is really important for me. I won’t be surprised if by the last post of project happiness, I figure out that I attain happiness through food. 😂
Well, I am gonna go make some good Thai fish soup. That will be ‘the soup of happiness.’
Discovered a new cozy hangout! details and reviews in my next post. Just excited to find this cool place. 😊