Long time no see! 😉 I have been MIA for a while. But here I am. Today I present to you my favorite green lady from Norway. The magical Northern lights. She paid me a visit last night at the cabin in Lyfjord and gave an awesome dance show. It was a bit cold to stand there, witness her performance and take pictures. But it was worth it. 😍
So, here are some pictures of aurora borealis I managed to take with my cell phone camera. This is one of the primary reasons why you should visit Northern Norway.
With love from Norway!
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.
New year is here. I must say 2016 was very low key. I definitely went through a lot of tiny changes but mainly it was related to mental wellbeing. I am particularly happy with my Project Happiness 365. Even though I don’t have milestone to show off, I am very satisfied with the year.
Although I am not that much of a new year resolution person, I am quite excited about 2017. I have some plans. Some major changes are gonna happen in my life. My thesis is gonna be submitted. I have a new motivation for PhD. I hope things will work out fine. I have new reading goals as well. I have started reading everyday. I want to make 2017 a reading year. Currently, I am still reading The book thief by Markus Zusak and few text books related to my thesis mostly on animism, Indigenous identity and music. But I am quite determined about this and I feel happy.
I have also started doing some yoga. 2017 will also be a year where I will focus on my health.
I read a post on reddit where this redditor talked about his years long journey exploring music from different era. He posted that there is a music archive on Wikipedia featuring music from different time period. I think that should also be on my list. It seems like a very interesting idea.
And the top of my bucketlist is the Radiohead’s concert in Oslo in June. It is my all time favourite band and especially after revisiting their music on my favourite series: Black Mirror and Westworld, I have fallen in love with Radiohead all over again. So, we are planning to go to their concert. I am so looking forward to it.
I think 2017 is gonna be exciting. What do you think? What are your plans for 2017?
We went to watch Doctor Strange tonight. It was a very entertaining movie, quite spiritual and psychedelic. It was shot in Kathmandu as well so kinda made me miss home. My favourite Mads Mikkelson was a treat to watch.
On our way back, Northern lights were dancing for us. I realized that the houses up here in the North have green halos aka Lady Aurora.
He’s been working very hard on his home exam. I am very proud of him.
All in all, had a very beautiful day
You won’t believe how lucky I feel today! On our flight back to Tromsø, I looked out of the window and I saw this swirling air. He was asleep but I woke him up and asked what it was. He said it looked like an airbend. Then I said, ‘Isn’t that Northern lights?’ He exclaimed ‘Ah yes! you should try taking some pictures.’ I did and I couldn’t have been happier with the results. It grew stronger and stronger and I managed to take quite a lot of pictures with my phone camera.
Spectacular, no? Having an opportunity to see Northern lights from above the clouds is definitely a unique and precious experience! 😊
This view right outside of my window a while ago. Aurora borealis filling up the sky.
I am happy I live in this place.😊
She came back again and danced for me, the Green Lady! I am so happy. And we are at the cabin.
Here’s a special treat for you. The first one I see this year!
Last night I was once again lucky to watch the green lady dance just outside of my window. It was a huge wave of northern light dancing all the way across the sky.
We were just starting to watch Hannibal and then I happened to look outside of the window. And there she was, enchanting green Aurora Borealis. She danced for hours and filled my heart with love and joy.
Ah! How much I love Northern lights!!
We are still in the cabin. It’s been quite windy and there is a forecast for blizzard.
Last night there was a crazy show of northern lights. Here are the pictures.
Day 69: Lyfjord IV