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The coffee consumption here in Norway is large. In fact, it is the second highest in the world. Only the Finns drink more coffee. Here in my Scandinavian house I have five ways to make coffee. 1. Instant coffee (which is really not what I call coffee.) 2. The Italian caffatierra stove top machine. 3. The plunger style of a French press unit. 4. The automatic filter drip machine and 5. The basic middle east or Greek style tiny pot on stove method. I have 3 cups a day which is regarded as pathetic in Norway I guess.
Besides sipping on coffee, I have made art and walked over the nearby hills and forests next to the studio. Lush green moss covers the ground like luxurious shag pile carpet. If I would not get soaking wet I would roll around in the moss for hours. Moss is a plant that has no roots so I understand it rather well.
From above each day either rain, sleet or snow falls and sometimes all fall in one day. This means I am mostly to be found inside the studio, sewing, painting, drawing and the rest.
Snow begins to accumulate and it is almost the festive season once again. That means very soon coffee will be replaced by Jule Ol or Xmas beer but before that I must gather my thoughts and efforts to consolidate what I have done in the NKD studio. What to do with Troll Holes, Nor-ways, Dirty moss stars, We are all landscape soon, Birdhouses, Seeds and The narrow road to the deep north ? I best decide soon.