søndag 13. juli 2008

That´s it - we´re back

This is my final blog entry, and it feels weird.

Coming home feels strangely strange – even though it´s so familiar. The fact that it gets dark at night is boringly ordinary - I miss the midnightsun. Also I miss many other things, but I won´t make a list (but the dry climate would have been on top of it if I´d made one – the weather´s been on and off with rain since we came – typical Bergen summer- and I know there´s gonna be plenty more rain in the months to come...).

Getting back to our house was nice. I´d forgotten how much I like it. Also I like the area that we live in.

Our house is in the red circle (I bet you´d figured out that already!).

Meeting my family was nice too, and the cat. Tobias the cat behaved as we´d hardly been away, isn´t that amazing? I thought cats had no memory to speak of, but it seems they do. He´s a very special cat who apparently has forgiven us for going away.

I should say something about the trip from Bodø to here. It was pleasantly uneventful – we did nothing but travel for two days. Norway´s a long country, and south of Trondheim there are lots of wonderful scenery too. So we enjoyed it, but relentlessly drove on. We arrived here two days ago, but have been busy with the unpacking and other stuff, so that´s why this blog entry is delayed.

Now there´s not much more to say. I´ll probably visit Svalbard again in the future, maybe even move back at some point too - but the blog ends here. As the headline says: one year in Longyearbyen.

And just as I suspected, it didn´t feel long at all.

6 kommentarer:

Tonijs sa...

I readed your blog from the begining and now it`s really sad to know that this was the last post.

Maybe u can write here every time when you remember Svalbard? Nothing ends so quickly ;)

Anyway. This blog still is in my bookmarks.

Anne sa...

I´m sorry that you feel that way (but flattered that you´ve been following it all the way)! I might start another blog at a later time, and I´ll be sure to make a note of it either on this blog or my homepage (www.annepihl.com). See you then, perhaps:)

Occurred sa...

Hi Anne,

I just wanted to say thank you. I have enjoyed reading your blog for the last year. I would love to live in Svalbard for a time myself and your posts (and your pictures) have been an inspiration.

I wish you and your family well on your next adventure.

Occurred sa...

Hi Anne,

I have really enjoyed your writing and your photographs for the last year. I hope to live on Svalbard for a while sometime and you have been an inspiration.

I wish you and your family well in your future adventures.

Thanks for sharing your experience.


Anne sa...

Thank you! I hope you get a chance to go to Svalbard soon (it´s easier than one thinks!). I´m going back in September, to hike - and I´m really looking forward to it. Life on the mainland is OK, but I miss the "slowness" of life in Longyearbyen.

Simen sa...

Welcome back to the mainland and thank you very much for a wonderful blogg Anne. I you can keep up this good work in another blog or another media which you can share with us simple readers.