July Snapshots

July 19, 2015 § 7 Comments

This month (so far) in pictures.

July 4th – Our first day in Bodø and our first hike of the summer
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July 5th – S and I enjoyed coffee in the sun and then mowed the lawn. A total of 5 hours in the sun left us a nice golden/burnt.

Our first round of student-budget grocery goodies! We’re on super-saver mode this summer since the dollar is so high (and we pay our tuition in dollars, unfortunately).

Grandma’s homemade whole grain bread!


It is light here all day long…this was taken around 23:00. Makes it so hard to sleep!
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July 6th – Signed up at the new StaminaHot gym. They are remodeling the whole area and the gym is now up on the 4th floor. It has stunning views!

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Post-workout sushi made by Skjalg’s stepbrother Pai – such a treat!


Super excited to find tuna for even cheaper than the one we bought 😀 Only 4,90 kroner per can (about 60 cents)!
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July 7th – First day at work and after lunch, I was all alone. Decided to keep myself busy…20150707_145443

In one of the older wings of the hospital, there is a large office area designated for medical students with lockers, computers and books for us to use. 20150709_134900 20150709_134913

This random photo represents one of my “I love Norway” moments. The receptionist at the gym is only there for a few hours a day during the summer, so the rest of the time, the gym is unmanned. There is a little kitchen area with coffee mugs and a coffee pot. I watched one guy walk over, wash some dishes and put on a fresh pot of coffee. Then he poured himself a cup and walked back to the training room to continue training. This is something I feel could never happen in the US because of the liability. Here it just seemed so natural…and homey.
July 11th
– Skjalg and I started the day with a hike up to the top of Keiservarden

That night, Skjalg had his shift at the restaurant (we’ve been working a couple shifts at Skjalg’s dad’s restaurant; I have mine on Fridays). He ordered some chicken satay to go, picked me up and we headed up to turisthytta (a sort of lookout point) to eat dinner and enjoy the midnight sun.

After last weekend, this has been the weather pretty much every day 😦 Trying to make the best of it and appreciate the coziness… but it’s hard!


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§ 7 Responses to July Snapshots

  • Antonio FIorentino Di Stefano says:

    I envy your time in Norway in summertime

  • Charkie says:

    Poor happiness on Skjalg’s face! 🙂

    • Charkie says:

      *PURE! 🙂

      • Charkie says:

        That designated office/study space looks super comfortable for reading!
        I’m so impressed with how active you both are in seizing the summer for everything it’s worth. Will you be there in August, too?

      • Buda B says:

        It is!! And all the books they have are in English – bonus! 😀

        Wow! Thank you! 😛 After reading your comment I had to sit and think about it. I didn’t really think that we were doing a lot. Was great to see it from a different perspective. Need to be reminded to appreciate where we are sometimes 😉

        We’ll be in Bodø until Sept 4th. This is our last week of practice and after that we’ll be working: home nursing and at Skjalg’s dad’s restaurant.

        What are your plans?

  • Charkie says:

    English books?! I think you’ve stumbled across a little piece of heaven! I want office desks just like those, too!

    This is the 4th week of my practice; I’m going to stay an extra week (since I’m here anyways!) because the internist with whom I’m working will be on a different service that 5th week, which I’d like to see. She is so, so sharp and I’ve been awestruck and overwhelmed by the breadth and depth of her knowledge, as well as her bedside manner. Then, I’ll spend a week at the hospital (hopefully with the teen whisperer) in RI where I was last summer before heading back to BP on Sept 2. In between, hoping to see some more friends and family!

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