Winter solstice

– I want to go on a trip! She says. – Ok, let’s go, I say. – Promise? – Yes. Promise. And I really do promise. Some promises you just have to keep. Even though December is probably even more jam packed with busy days than in the autumn, when we didn’t manage to goContinue reading “Winter solstice”

Hiking across Norway

This summer, my family and I hiked across Southern Norway from east to west. So what is it like to hike across Norway, you may ask? I can tell you this: Hiking across Norway is relaxing in the late evening sun next to a field the first day of the trip hiking into hidden valleysContinue reading “Hiking across Norway”

Farewell to freeze dried food

We only walked a couple of kilometres from our house and into the woods. The camp was set at dusk just far enough away that we disappeared into our own world as darkness spread through the pine trunks. It was on this trip that Sif grew into her role as the family’s wilderness chef. WhetherContinue reading “Farewell to freeze dried food”

The Battle of the Backpack

You know how some people want to make a competition out of anything? Without you knowing it, it has now entered the hiking scene. Who would have thought that a pleasant little thing like going outdoors could have anything to do with competing? But the competition is there, even if you weren’t aware of yourselfContinue reading “The Battle of the Backpack”

Under an open sky

It is the oldest girl who proposes it: the last camp fire trip of the season. Let the tarp and the tent remain at home and sleep under an open sky, before the mosquitoes and midges occupy the forest. What father could say no to that? It gets late before we get away. Again. ButContinue reading “Under an open sky”

New Year Wishes for 2012

  2011 is drawing close to the end. Old and new dreams swirl around in the air. Next year we will try to reach out after some of them: Dating a tree. In 2012, we want to be intimate with a tree. Preferably a tall beech with a smooth trunk. An oak might also do.Continue reading “New Year Wishes for 2012”