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  • My daughter is a gazelle. Her apartment is on the edge of a vast recreation area, hilly and wooded, with lots of jogging trails - where she runs about 2000 miles a year. Ordinarily she's all by herself our there except for the occasional dog-walker.…
  • (Quote) That was inspiring! Thanks Karen! Interesting to see how differently different countries are attempting to handle covid-19. Norway's rules don't limit the number of times (healthy) people can go outdoors per day. We're supposed to avoid g…
  • Thanks for breaking the ice, Heather. :heart: Yes, I'm still around. In mid-March I had an anxious week. Scandinavia was gradually coming under lockdown and I wasn't sure where I would end up. At the time I was teaching in Sweden and my husband wa…
  • Sorry I can't keep up with posts and posting. I'm doing StoryADay September and am short on time. In addition, I'm about to go on a 4-day cruise along the southwestern coast of Spitsbergen. I will be offline and without cell phone coverage the whole…
  • Barbie - thanks for a new month. I'm glad you keep time moving forward. :grimace: If I had to do it myself we might still be stuck in the mid-1980s :lol: Lynda - my heartfelt sympathies. ALS is a horrific disease. Yesterday it rained a lot but tod…
  • There were typical North Norwegian downpours this morning — the kind my daughter describes as "raining hysterically" — so I put off my jogging until mid-afternoon, when it was only raining a little bit. I met more sheep than neighbors. (Ma…
  • Hi Gals! I'm sorry I haven't been on the site for a while :( :'( Heather :heart: wrote to prompt me to let you know how I'm doing. I'm just fine and dandy, thankyouverymuch. :flowerforyou: This summer was a mixed bag. The usual family gathering in…
  • Blehhhhch! (Image) I just finished editing a PhD thesis of the worst kind. The student has essentially copied text from the four studies she's been involved in and pasted them into a template. Sure, she presents lots of research work, but there's a…
  • (Quote) Yeah, Karen. Don't our children amaze us at times? :heart: :heart: I remember how humbled I was when my daughter, age 14, was doing a school project on current affairs and she was phoning ambassadors and legislators and asking sharp questio…
  • Unless I'm much mistaken, some of you may have been missing my pictures, so I snapped a couple on my way home from the grocery store just now. First, looking north from the town square. (Image) Here's looking south toward the sun and the mountain…
  • (Quote) Nope, Michele! I had no idea whether you were talking and wondering or if you'd completely given up on me. Usually when I go silent I at least check in every day or two and read up. But this time I went cold turkey on the thread from mid-Jan…
  • Penny here. I've been through the wars over the past couple months. I think I last posted from Cabo Verde in January, and I haven't logged in since then. How lovely to see you all again! My long silence was caused by overwork. By coincidence two ve…
  • I've been busy and unable to read or post for a while. Partly it's because work is picking up again, but also because my husband is on one of his trips abroad, and I decided to accompany him (for once). I don't usually, because these trips tend to l…
  • About the TV sign-off: In Sweden they usually had some kind of host who came on and introduced the next program. When the last program was finished he or she would say something variant of the theme "That's all we had to show you today. We wish…
  • Gorgeous, Tracey! I looked at all three images. I don't know if you're trying to choose one or intend to use all three. Just in case you're trying to choose, I'll say my piece. I love the look of the key, but I couldn't figure out what it was suppo…
  • Machka - Congratu-very-lations on completing a half-marathon! And to your husband for completing a 5k! He's made such an incredible recovery. I'd call it miraculous except that it's so clearly the result of lots of hard work and dedication. :flowerf…
  • (Quote) Yeah, Karen, it doesn't look like much except when the wind finds some remaining loose snow to blow around. It isn't quite the same all-round experience as when you can feel your house shaking in the wind. I found a short video from the dog…
  • I don't know if anybody will be interested, but our local paper Svalbardposten has arranged a live link so those who wish can keep an eye on the approaching storm. The wind is from the east, so their office (and most of town) is protected by a mount…
  • (Quote) So am I, Yvonne, both self-identified and because of my field. But I don't have a word-of-the-day calendar. Or a word of the year, for that matter. (Quote) Lanette and Margaret - Sometimes, out walking in the spring in woods or pastures in r…
  • (Quote) Katla dah-ling There's no telling how well you would do. I didn't know myself how I would react to real polar night, even though I'd lived way far north of the Arctic Circle for years before I moved there. I never could have guessed how much…
  • I've been a bit frustrated lately because the weather in Longyearbyen has been too dangerous for running. It's about to get worse, with heavy snowfall and winds gusting to 100 mph. However, I won't be there for that. I just flew down to the mainland…
  • Thanks Heather! Our circle includes a couple people whose "control dramas" fall into category 2: being nasty and manipulative. One is known for lashing out at everyone and everything until he gets his way. The other withholds information a…
  • (Quote) Aw Heather... Tough day you had there. I'm glad you could turn yourself (yourselves) around, though that isn't unexpected: you usually do manage. But I'm intrigued by that article! Could you post the link or PM me with it? ******************…
  • Sorry for your loss, Machka. Wonderful that your grandmother lived a full, healthy, generous life. :heart: /Penny
  • (Quote) Sorry Pip. I'm 63, waaaay older than you. /Penny
  • (Quote) Do you love it the way you love riding in the wind, Pip? We all know how much you enjoy THAT! /Penny
  • (Quote) Cari - I see Heather has told you her story. I was hoping she would, because I think it answers your question about doing a 5k in March. Go for it, girl!(Image) I'm not a life-long runner. I didn't start running voluntarily until I was 26,…
  • Hooray for the long bike ride Machka! :heart: Margaret - Thanks for the reminder! Yes, it was the fern room. :relieved: *sigh* Naturally they will have made the entire conservatory more accessible by now. Fifty-five years ago, accessibility hadn't …
  • (Quote) Yeah, Heather, I've sensed that you've found the running groove, but it's nice to see it in black and white. I'm with you 100% on the challenge posed by wind. As for circumstances, sure, I've got low temperatures and light levels to contend…
  • Kylia - Great to hear that Aubrey's operations went well. I'll continue thinking of her and your family and sending good thoughts. Margaret - Thanks for posting those photos from the Como Park Conservatory. As you may recall, I grew up in Minneapol…