Sunday, January 29, 2012

Old friends - on a bench

It is still January, but there was something in the air today. The thermometer showed -1 C, but it may have been these nice ladies - two old friends enjoying the view of the entrance to Bergen harbour from a neatly placed bench, that told me that there might be spring sometime this year too.

Friday, January 20, 2012

Common Crane

No, it is not a bird - just your everyday hoisting machine set against the afternoon winter sky. I just like to keep things simple.

PS Have a nice week-end!

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Like a worn out shoe ...

No, I don't feel as bad as this old shoe I found by the waterside, practically in the water. In fact, things are looking up, and all I need now is getting back into better shape than the old shoe ...

Friday, January 06, 2012


The photos above and beneath show what were my daily views for a couple of weeks - looking out the windows at the back and front of our local hospital. Some of you will know that I had a very successful heart transplant some years ago, a treatment that has given me an extended life which I enjoy very much. All thanks to an unknown donor and his/her family.

But there is always a small price to pay - I'm on life-long medication that leaves me vulnerable to infections, among other things. So this Christmas and New Year had to be celebrated in hospital. I had contracted pneumonia, and in a special form called Atypical Pneumonia. In some cases it is not so much dangerous as troublesome, but for patients like me it may be another matter. Luckily they seem to have found a treatment that works, so at the moment I'm home on a "trial basis", but I'll probably have to gobble antibiotics for quite some time.

For practical purposes I had pre-posted my Christmas post - with hindsight a very wise thing to do if you end up in hospital :-) On the other hand - I have not been able to thank all the nice people who have left me pleasant greetings. Therefore I'll use this opportunity to say to one and all: Thank you for the nice comments and

A Happy New Year!