Friday, 29 July 2011

No title needed

This is what it's like living in Norway right now.

Friday, 22 July 2011


At 03.00 am yesterday the earth moved in Hedmark county in Norway. For some more than others - the epicentre being Rena in Ă˜sterdal, where they measured 3.7. We woke from hearing a bang and feeling the house shudder like it had been hit by a truck. There was no damage anywhere in the county except for one tragedy. All the ripe cloud-berries (multer) that grow in the mountains and are prized by all norwegians, squirrelled away in the freezer and kept as a treat at Christmas, were shaken from their stems!

Tuesday, 5 July 2011


Some of the plants are very new, so haven't settled yet. The pedestrian-looking geranium is an unusual deep blood-red. Lots of work, but very satisfying.