Monthly Archives: January 2013

Do you Climb?

Have you ever tried Climbing? Were you one of those who climbed all the trees you could see when you were little, or did you stay on the ground? (can you guess what i did?)

I don’t know about you, but when i was little i was technically all over the place. I would climb all the trees and probably all the big furniture’s i would get across. Most of the time it was really fun, until one day when i went climbing in the church yard close to my house.  We were out playing around trying to spend some energy (since i have a lot) when we decided to find some new trees. After looking for a long time i found a perfect tree ( Atleast what i thought was a perfect tree). I climbed really high and yelled at my friend to look at me…… When i suddenly lost my grip and slid down the tree trunk. It would have been fine, but there was a little branch sticking out, that scratched a whole in my clothes and marked my skin for life. Looks like i have been in a surgery, but all i did was climb a stupid tree. My friend went running for my mum, and she came and took us back to the house. After that i stayed on the ground for a little while before i went climbing again……..(but you know me, a little while is not really that long). Throughout my life, i have to admit i have broken a few branches, but i am still alive and so are the trees!

So finally as i have said earlier, last year i took a climbing course in Oslo. It was a 4 hour course to learn how to properly secure and some basic techniques on how to climb on a top rope. For those of you who know how to climb, you might now what it means, but for the rest of you, it just means that the rope is already put on the wall and attaches at the top. This means i can stop climbing trees, and start climbing walls in stead (It’s a lot safer, and there are no branches, so thanks for the hint mom….). 

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I think the first time i went climbing was in the USA a long time ago. It was really fun the first time, and i always wanted to learn more but i never seemed to have time. So, when i got the course last year it was a perfect opportunity to get started. I have always been a active girl, and i like to try new things, so i was really excited about this. I have to admit that i like to climb as high as possible. It gives me a quick to climb to the top. I guess you are suppose to follow a certain pattern, but……. i’l start with that later.   

When you go climbing you have to make sure you have the right equipment and that you use it right. I have never tried, but something tells me its not fun to fall down 10-15 meters…. And i have to admit i would not have climbed to the top of this wall if i was not protected by a rope!

ImageClimbing might look easy, but its actually really hard! The first times you go, your hands and legs get really tired and they start to shake. An important thing we learned is that a lot of people climb with their hands and get really tired, but the trick is to use the force in your feat! Even dough i know this….. i still try to climb with my hands, but i guess i will learn eventually. Another thing that is funny is the shoes. Apparently they are suppose to be as small as possible. These are not exactly normal shoes. The shoes are formed in a way that bends your toe forward so that you can grip the smaller rocks/gaps. The women who soled me my shoes, told me when she bought here shoes it hurt so bad that she cried the first 10 times, and that when you are on the ground you take them of because it hurts (I was always wondering why there were so many people standing around barefoot when they could have shoos on, but little did i know that i was the wired one who keept them on).

Anyway, Climbing is a great activity that you can spend with friends and family. I am really glad i took this course and i am looking forward to improving my climbing skills (hopefully i will get better some day). If you have any good advice’s or tips, please help me out and leave a comment 🙂   

So, if you are looking for some new activities for 2013, i would suggest learning how to climb! 

Have a great night! 


Bring it on 2013!!

First of all i would like to say, HAPPY NEW YEAR to YOU, and good luck in 2013!

Did you have fun last night? Last night i ate turkey with my mum and my grandmother, which means we were actually 3 generations together. It was kinda nice, I got to talk to my grandmother about how she used to celebrate new years eve when she was little. She is now 88, so i guess she has some stories to tell. The turkey was perfect, so i can say that “The last meal” was successful.

After watching the kings speech, a friend of mine and i decided to play “the lost diamond” (den forsvunne diamanten). Unfortunately he had more “luck” than me, so he won 2-1 (I would like to say i let him win, but i guess its not a good idea to start 2013 with a lie). After loosing the game by “small margins” I needed something sweet, so we decided to tear down the gingerbread house! I thought i was strong enough to break it with my hands (not a good idea) so i smashed my fist onto the roof. The house stood still as a rock, but my hand was damaged (there is actually a scar on my hand today, note to my self for next Christmas “think before you act”). So after we found something hard to break the house with, we could enjoy a few pieces of the walls and the roof (considering the size of the house and the pieces left today, i can say that i deff ate to much gingerbread last night).

Do you have many traditions on new years eve? I don’t really have many tradition on new years eve, but i guess there is one that i have done all my life. When the clock gets closer to 00.00 we always go out side to watch the fire works. Fireworks are fun to watch and i kinda feel like a little kid, lighting up when i see the different colors on the sky. Its fun to think about at all the different cultures and the different traditions that people have. Did you know that in Spain, many people eat 12 grapes counting down til 00.00? I think they have to put one grape in the mouth every second until the clock hits 00.00. Do you have or know about some special new years eve traditions? If you know a special tradition that is suppose to give good luck, please write it here as a comment. I would love to try something new next new years eve.

New Year’s resolutions? Did you make any? We always say we will eat less and train more, and yeh, we do…………..! For like the first month………….. and then we slowly fall off. I think that this year my new years resolution will be to spread more joy, and be thankful for all the things i have and enjoy life and try not to be so worried about everything (Lets see how long i can keep this one). 

So… 2012 is over and 2013 has just started! Some people say 2013 is going to be awesome, others say its going to be bad. Do you think 13 is a lucky number or a bad number? No matter what people say, a new year is always a year with new opportunities. A new year is in total 365 days, which means that you can wake up 365 days and have 365 new opportunities. Even if you have 65 bad days, you can still have 300 good once!

A new year gives you an opportunity to start something new. You can forget the old year and only concentrate on the new! We can always start something new, but when there is a new year, it gives you and extra kick and some extra energy. Unless you can predict the future, you never know what will happen, and that is some of the excitement of living everyday! 

So, if you are still there, HAPPY NEW YEAR AND GOOD LUCK IN 2013!

Bring it on 2013! 


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