Wednesday, 15 April 2009
The newspaper headline asks: what kind of cabin life tempts you the most?
This is the kind of cabin life I love:
Sølve's family's mountain cabin is about 1,5 hours drive from our hometown Sandnes. In winter it takes us about one hour to get there, skiing. There are only four other cabins in the same area, more cabins are about 30 minutes skiing away. There is no water or electricity. In summer we get water from the river close by, and in winter we melt snow. Evenings are candle lit. We have to go outside to the "toilet house" to... These four photos are from the main living area. There's a small living area upstairs with an (uncomfortable) sofa, but we seem to always end up here. The cabin is only 30 square meters, and there are beds for 9 people. Sølve and his family built it. This was the place Sølve and I "officially" became a couple in May 1998. And this is the place I became as sick as I have never been before - with appendicitis.
I LOVE this place.
Many Norwegians own a cabin or another kind of holiday home, and many Norwegian like spending the Easter holiday at their cabin, skiing, eating oranges and Kvikk Lunsj. (Here is a little more about påske i Norge.) We are no exception. Sølve and I try to always spend the whole Easter at the cabin; from Friday before Palm Sunday until Easter Monday. Normally Sølve's parents are there with us the first days. When they leave our friends come join us. There's hardly any cell phone reception at the cabin, so we just turn of our phones and leave the rest of the world behind. Being away from civilization for more than a week feels so good. I even enjoy doing the dishes.
As I mentioned on Monday Easter was quite wet. It rained a lot and heaps of snow melted during the week. A little sad really, because sun and blue skies are always more fun. But it was kind of nice though seeing spring come to the mountains. The rain was of course a very good excuse to stay inside and play games, read and eat lots of yummy food. Sølve really is a master chef. Lucky me!
See the rest of the Easter photos here. Here are the photos from Easter last year, and here are the Easter 2007 photos.
So, what did you do this Easter? And what kind of cabin life tempts you the most?