The drive home from Trysil is a 10 hour trip and half-way home the kids needed a proper break and we all needed to stretch our legs. So when we saw a row deer playing around on a field near by, giddy with spring impulses, it seemed the perfect occasion to pull away from the highway and explore a bit. But nothing prepared me or us for the magic that undfolded when we did.Read More
Our skiing holidays at Trysil in the Norwegian mountains has been a family tradition since I was very young. I now spend more time in my hiking boots with camera in hand at sunrise and sunset than on the slopes by day, but I love watching my kids fall in love with the snow, the mountains and the feeling of freedom when you rush down the mountain so fast the wind pushes tears drops out of the corners of your eyes.Read More
To me, February is - much like January - a month of rest and quiet, but it is also very much a month where I start to plan. On non-frosty days the birds outside have a completely different tune. A tune that sets things in motion inside me, I start to dream and imagine.Read More
Daily grooming and connection with such a sensitive and intelligent animal is definitely a great way to de-stress and feel more positive, that feeling of utter freedom as you thunder across an open field, dirt flying, the muscles working beneath you, it is incredible.Read More
January, for me, is a month of rest and quiet days. With a slow daily routine, getting up, getting the kids to school and kindergarden, feeding the cats and the chickens and collecting eggs, doing a bit of work on the computer, shooting an elopement here and there, and allowing myself time to just 'be' and making sure I get to bed early. Long morning walks with my camera on those few clear frosty days, and warming up in front of the fire afterwards. Another great pleasure this time of year, when I feel spring approaching but there is nothing really "fresh" to eat yet, is to pull some of the frozen berries and fruit collected the summer before and make jam.Read More
From now on I will try to blog at the end of each month, in addition to the usual posts, to sum up what's going on here at Sigridsminde throughout the year.
So, on this last day of 2016, I thought I would take a little look back at our December.Read More