Just have to “borrow” this 😉
Hello guys! It’s Monday again! 🙂
Here in Oslo we had the most fantastic wheater the last couple of days. Summer has arrived and people went on boat trips to the small islands to barbecue, swim and more. The nights have been warm and light – typical nordic summer nights.
Magical! 🙂 Life feels so easy …
Send you all a flower and hope you’ll enjoy this week.
Painting By Myra Sjöberg
In Myras words: “At this moment we’re just a few days away from the exhibition in Skagen.
Here´s some information if you would like to attend the opening.
It all starts Friday the 25 of May at Kappelborg, which is the new culture center in Skagen.
Here’s a link with some more information:
The opening will start at 16.00 pm and continue until 18.00 pm
If you are unable to attend – don’t worry, the exhibition will continue all summer until the 15 th of August. And I will post photos off it all, right here on the blog.”
Check out her website here
This is also Oslo… Believe it or not. This is quite close to where I live.
I took the picture today walking back from having coffee at Steinbruddet.
I choose to take the forest way back. It was beautiful, peaceful and warm.
We’re lucky here to have nature this close to the city. From my door it’s less than 5 minutes walk to get out to the forest. What a luxury! 🙂
There were few others walking the same way so it really was really quite. Birds were singing and several places I passed small streams.
It was really peaceful and relaxing…
By the way – this is also the “picture of the week” since I have to go to the hospital and get the operation tomorrow.
Wish you all a really good week!
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Shit happens… Life goes on…
I should have posted this photo yesterday. Yesterday was Monday and Monday is the “picture of the week” day on this blog… It’s not that I forgot…
I had plans to post this photo from St. Hanshaugen park in the city center of Oslo. I took it last Saturday and it almost felt like summer. It was a bit cold, but the light and the colours made me feel like summer is on its way. People were walking around, talking with to-go-coffee cups or soda bottles in their hands.
In the park children were riding their bikes and playing on the play ground.
It was a nice and relaxed afternoon…
So why didn’t I post this in time? Well… Shit happens. I had plans to post this picture I only wanted to take a yoga class first. I guess everyone has heard or been in the “I only wanted to…” position before…
Well, I made it to the gym in time for the yoga class. I actually had time left before the class should start. And on the way in I managed to stumble and hit some fingers into the reception desk. “Crack!” it said…
I never thought you could hear bones break, but you actually can… It was just to turn around, walk back home and call a neighbour with a car. Luckily she was at home and could drive me to the emergency room.
Two hours, some painkillers and a bunch of radiographs later I got the message that there are two fractions in my right hand. They may have to operate…
Not exactly something on my to do list. But done is done and there’s no way around it…
Luckily for me I live i a country with a public health system and as long as you’re a legal citizen there’s help to get. Of course it’s bad luck. It was extremely painful until the painkillers kicked in. And of course it’s really unpractical to only be able to use one hand.
But there many places in the world where help is not just around the corner. Million of people in the world of different reasons don’t have access to medical care.
There are much to many places in the world where a broken hand won’t be treated and heal back to normal again. And millions of people suffer starvation…
My broken hand only means for me that I have to adjust a bit. Like to buy bread and lunchmeat in slices, and dinners I only have to warm up instead have home-made dinners. It means some friends will cut the lawn and help me with heavy things in my garden. It means I’ve got some more days to write the evaluation report which should have been ready on Monday. It also means I can’t go on the planed trip this weekend, but people tell me I’m welcome as soon as I’m up for travelling again.
But life goes on… I managed fine today. Got a shower and even managed to wash my hair. I managed to dress myself, too. I went shopping and prepared dinner. Now this dishwasher is taking the dishes…
It was of course a bit challenging, but I guess it’s mainly because I’m not used to only have one hand. I guess in a couple of days most things are up and running again and it gonna be (almost) business as usual.
And just some minutes ago the phone rang and I was invited to breakfast at National day…
Let’s face it – I’m a spoiled little rascal…
Have a great week everyone and watch your steps!
Ai Weiwei – Interlacing from May, 20th to October, 7th 2012
Kistefos museum welcomes you to the opening of the exhibition “Interlacing” with Ai Weiwei May, 20th at 10 am.
Opening hours: Tuesday-Sunday 10 am to 5 pm
Nathan (7 years old) was born at Stord hospital, Hordaland Norway in May 2005.
He lives with his parents in Ytre Arna, Bergen and goes to school. His parents are from Ethiopia.
His father Asfaw Eshete came to Norway in 2001. Two years later his wife arrived to Norway. In 2003, two years before Nathan was born they got a final abatement on their request for asylum. Since then their supporters have sent several request to change decision to UNE without any luck.
May, 16th 2012 they gonna be sent out of the country.
The family doesn’t want to return voluntarily. Asfaw Eshete thinks he risks persecution and prison in Ethiopia since he’s been political active. But still the family will be sent back…
Paperless children: Nathan has walk in the May, 17th procession, the procession on the National day, children’s day as its called in Norway, since he was two years old. This year the Norwegian authorities wants the send him out of the country the day before National day.
His father Asfaw tells the Norwegian newspaper Dagsavisen that Nathan had hoped to be staying in Norway because the authorities looked at their case one more time. It’s difficult for Nathan to understand why he has to leave. It’s difficult for his parents to explain why. Nathan has never been in Ethiopia.
Nathan Eshete is maybe the most known of the 450 paperless children who have lived in Norwegian asylum-seekers’ hostels for several years.
Dagsavisen has several times written about the family and their fight to stay in Norway.
His father tells that Nathan wonders why he has to leave. He asked why the authorities send him out when he’s Norwegian, has friends and doesn’t know anything about Ethiopia.
In Ytre Arna the abatement arouses enrage. Neighbour and mother to Nathans best friend, Aina Heldal Bøe that the families supporters are angry and disappointed about the decision. She says that since the deportation was delayed all hoped the authorities would do a new and detailed asylum procedure and wait for the government report “Children on the run” this summer.
Today the Norwegian law says that the children’s best has to be considered and immigration corrective references can be considered.
“UNE means he hasn’t got a strong enough bonds to Norway. They mean immigration corrective references has to be considered the strongest. But he is born here. He went to kinder garden and know he goes to school. There’s no way to have stronger bonds” says Helddal Bøe.
Advisor in the Norwegian organisation for asylum seekers (Noas) Jon Ole Martinsen is disappointed about the decision because both the time and the justification. “You should wait with this cases until there is adjustment from the government in the governments report. We think the evaluation doesn’t consist with the reality”
The known poet Jan Erik Vold wrote a poem for Nathan:
means: to send
back. To return a package means
to send the package
back to where
from. To return a human being means to send
the person in question back
to the country this person
came from. Nathan Eshete, 7 years old, born at
Stord, has never
been in Ethiopia. To send
Nathan out of Norway
This is: to deport
More to come… unfortunately…
- 450 refuge-children to be send out of Norway (annylanger.wordpress.com)
- Cry Norway CRY ! (annylanger.wordpress.com)
- Norway-born immigrants’ destiny uncertain (ethioandinet.wordpress.com)
- Ethiopia-Norway agreement on voluntary return of asylum seekers (danielberhane.wordpress.com)
- Norway to deport over 400 refugees back to Ethiopia (ethioandinet.wordpress.com)
The NRK program “Nasjonalgalleriet” did show a long interview with Queen Sonja of Norway and her private art collection today, Monday May 7th.
Follow the links below to learn more: