One day in the city of my heart

 

First stop: Det lille kaffekompaniet, the best coffee there is in this city.

Det Hanseatiske Museum. On the backside of the famous Bryggen.

Festningen. View from the edge.

Taking a break at Bryggen. Also went to Steinsenteret and got some rocks.

Last stop: Dagr. My favorite shop in the whole city with an amazing owner.

Ribe Vikinge Center

 

This summer we also spent one day at Ribe Vikinge Center in Denmark. We got some thypical nordic summer weather, rain, rain, rain. But we had a great time regardless. Reconstructed buildings, farm, market place. Beautiful Danish nature and a truly special place with a great atosphere. Every year there is a big viking festival and market at Ribe. We also got to know that it is possible to order a spot or a house and live as vikings on the location.  

Vi var ein tur på Ribe Vikinge Center då vi var i Danmark i sommar. Der fekk vi oppleve ein typisk nordisk sommar med regn, men vi hadde det kjekt likevel. Rekonstruerte hus, gardar, langhus, marknad. Vakker Dansk natur og ein plass med utruleg fin stemning. Vi fekk vite at det også er ein stor vikingmarknad på Ribe kvart år, og det er mogleg å bestille eit hus eller plass for å bu som vikingar på staden.

The following text is taken from Ribe VikingeCenters website:

Background and history

Archaeologists and people with a general interest in history have always believed that Ribe played an important role in the Denmark of the Viking Age. The challenge, of course, was to put this claim to the test of scientific examination.

Excavations carried out in the area by Den Antikvariske Samling (The Antiquarian Collection, now part of Sydvestjyske Museer, the association of museums in south-western Denmark) over the last many years have fully confirmed these assumptions.

Almost every year, new and exciting finds are made, and there is no longer any doubt that Ribe is one the world's most important regions for the documentation of trade, craftsmanship and farming in the Viking Age.

The stated purpose of Ribe VikingeCenter is to communicate Ribe's Viking Age history by bringing it to life in our reconstructed environments. 

Read more at Ribe VikingeCenters website.

Summer in Denmark

 

It's been a busy fall and a lot of new things starting up. But we did have time to relax and have fun this summer in Denmark.

Det har vore ein travel haust og oppstart av mange nye ting. Vi hadde likevel tid til å slappe av og ha det gøy i sommar då vi var i Danmark.

M for master

 

Eg er endelig ferdig med masteren. Det har vore eit hektisk år, og ein veldig hektisk innspurt. Men no er altså livet som student over. Masteroppgåva er levert inn, vurdert og presentasjonen vart godkjent. Eg er altså ein eks-student, som nyt sommaren.

I am finally finished with my master thesis and presentation. It has been a busy spring semeseter, and now I am enjoying summer and life as an ex-student.

Hardt arbeid har verkelig hatt nok for seg. A på masteroppgåva og presentasjonen. Sånn, berre for å skryte litt ekstra.

Hard work really payed off. I got an A on both my thesis and my presentation. Just some bragging at the end here.

WIP - Writing in progress

 

I honestly don't have time for anything else than writing.

I write, read, take notes. 

I work, sleep, eat.

I play some Pokemon Moon.

I watch things on Netflix.

I drink coffee to stay awake.

The days keep rolling, and the weeks too.

 

Summer summary

 

In June I went to Brighton to visit my best friend. I brought back some treasures. // I juni dro eg til Brighton for å besøke bestevenninna mi, og tok med meg heim nokre skattar.

 

We went to a viking festival at Avaldsnes in June, and I worked pretty much all the other days. I had some time to read before and after work. // Vi reiste til vikingfestivalen på Avaldnes i juni, og resten av dagane jobba eg. Det var likevel tid til å lese litt både før og etter jobb.

 

Muse concert in Oslo, Drones tour. Had an extra day to explore the city. // Musekonsert i Oslo, Drones turné. Me hadde ein ekstra dag til å utforske byen.

 

Digitality X Stavanger. Slytherin outfit and Skyrim cosplay. Also bought my first pop figurine. //Digitality X stavanger. Smygard-klede og Skyrim-kostyme. Kjøpte også min første popfigur.

 

The Norwegian summer: Rain, rain and more rain. And suddenly found out there is a viking grave in just behind the hill where we live. // Den norske sommaren: regn, regn og meire regn. Fann plutseleg ut at det er ein vikinggrav i nabolaget.

 

Treasures from this summer. Witcher expansion with Gwent cards, Diablo Archive book collection and a Chocolate frog wizard card. // Skattar frå sommaren. Witcher utviding med Gwentkort, Diablo Archive boksamling og eit sjokoladefrosk trollmannskort.

 

Next Exit: Worthing and Brighton

 

Reiste og besøkte venninna mi Em i Worthing. Eg hadde det kjempefint. Vi såg på film, høyrde på musikk og slappa av i eit par dagar samen. Ho tok meg med på Brighton Film og Comic Con, der eg fekk sjå og møte Sylvester McCoy.

Went to visit my friend Em in Worthing this summer. I had a really great time, watcing movies and listening to music and just relaxing for a few days. She even brought me to Brighton Film and Comic Con where I got to see and meet Sylvester McCoy.