Author: astrid

Spies in the Skies

Spies in the Skies

His appearance was formally looking from the waist up, below sporting shorts and sandals, revealing his southerly destination and plans for coupling work with pleasure. His agitated looks and wild gesticulation were a sight to behold. Even his hair was empathically totally out of control. In one hand he was carrying an attaché case, and

Fall in love with Autumn

Fall in love with Autumn

It is raining cats and dogs, and a whole lot of other animals.  I have donned the local national costume, a waterproof windbreaker and ditto gore-tex- coordinated pants and boots, and am not in the least bothered by the zoology falling from the sky.

Fifty Shades of Grey

Fifty Shades of Grey

  Fifty Shades of Grey is the first book of what I to my horror discovered is a trilogy, the horror ceasing only when I, in disaccord with the book slapped myself, reminding me that no one can force me into reading the next two. The story of the unnerving relationship between the too-good-looking-for-his-own-and-everybody-else’s good

Chocolate Cake Caress

Chocolate Cake Caress

This cake is not for amateurs. Making it, yes, that’s a piece of … Eating it on the other hand takes a connoisseur a passionate and experienced lover of the real thing. Not the child’s play chocolate, but the rich, mature, intensely flavored kind that will take you to new thrilling peaks of pleasure sending

Shut Up & Play

Shut Up & Play

Sweat is in the air… everywhere I look around, sweat is in the air… perspiration stains abound!  Tension is building, intensifying and expanding towards and beyond the nonexistent ceiling and walls of the outdoor basketball court in downtown Trondheim this beautiful late summer’s day.   The older, heavier and nearbodybuildemuscular players are not only sweating, but

Cefalu, C’est la Vie

Cefalu, C’est la Vie

Cefalu is well worth a visit. We did not, by any means, give it the credit it deserves as we were only staying for a few days and had some very basic needs to satisfy before starting to explore the town and the area: The need for soaking up as much sunshine as possible without getting

Peak Performance

Peak Performance

…or Caught Between A Rock And A Hot Place I don’t know what’s with us Norwegians: Just because there is a pole, we feel we have to find it, just because there is a glacier we think we have to cross it, and just because there is a mountain we bl…. well believe we have

Syracuse, An Old Panama Hat

Syracuse, An Old Panama Hat

His badge looked homemade, worn, not really aspiring to anything. Like himself, slumping in the shade under an old olive tree in the outskirts of the The Archaeological Park of Neapoli, Syracuse. On the bench beside him sat his water bottle and a tired looking panama hat. He did nothing to attract attention to himself

Cefalu, Jaws

“Jaws” was nothing like I expected. Actually I hadn’t expected anything. I had merely accepted an invitation from a boy my age to see a movie, and neither of us really cared what it was about as long as we got to sit in the back row. When I stumbled out of the movie theater

Multitasking, lets beat it!

Happy Orange If having breakfast, answering the call of nature, breastfeeding, washing the floor, taking a shower, baking bread, acting as diplomat and referee between siblings, planning and cooking dinner, counseling over the phone and jogging, all (well, not far from it) at the same time isn’t a dire case of multitasking, I don’t know