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Okay, so I'll try to update my LJ now, and hope there isn't another DdoS attack! I've been meaning to do that for quite a while now, but LJ has been down every time. :/

And I've been neglecting my flist dreadfully and am very sorry. I had quite a bit to do the last week(s) and just handed in my home exam yesterday. So now I have aaaall the time in the world to procrastinate and catch up with everyone. :)

Sooo, I still love it here in Tromsø. And it's not as if nothing has happened, but there hasn't been a lot happening either, so I thought I could post some pictures until I can think of something interesting to write.

Now we have already entered the polar night, and it is dark a lot, but I took a walk to the shops on the 18th, one of the last days where you could see the sun above the mountain, and because I was very lucky, there was a beautiful sunset (at midday!) and lots of pretty snow. Fortunately, I took my camera with me.


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This is the view as you step out our front door. And then the trek to the Coop beginns...


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Along a street without any pavement.


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Down the hill and past a school.


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And from there you had one of the best views of the sunset! :)


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Snow snow snow.


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Another picture of the sunset. :)


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To the side where there aren't houses, there's a small forest.


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When the road turn you get a good view of the mainland, and it's not far to the shop anymore!


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And there's the buy trying to master the slippery, snowy road. (It has some flags because Tromsø's football club was playing, but you can't really see them here.)
I took the bus back because I was too lazy to walk up the hill on the snow with groceries, and it only slid back once. ;)


Aaaaand, here are some bonus photos, from when the sun didn't rise above the mountains anymore! Everything was bathed in such beautiful light. :D

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Oh, and I'm about to get the Christmas cards, so if you want one, drop me your address here, and I still need to know whether I got your address right, [livejournal.com profile] ai_chi!

<3 you all!

ETA: And I almost forgot AGAIN that I forgot the birthdays of the lovely [livejournal.com profile] angrylogic and [livejournal.com profile] ai_chi this month, so I'm very sorry, and I hope you had a nice birthday! ♥
And if I forgot more birthdays, I'm sorry! I'm just really horrible at remembering them.

Date: 2011-11-29 11:19 pm (UTC)
eve_n_furter: (Hjeller)
From: [personal profile] eve_n_furter
Beautiful pictures! (But it is raining here at the moment. ;_; I want the snow to stay!)

And the sliding buses are pretty standard in wintertime Tromsø. I lived in Storskogåsen for a while, and the hills up there are crazy.

Date: 2011-11-29 11:24 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] urania-chan.livejournal.com
Thank you! :)

It was here all day, but it froze over and my decision to walk to the shop today turned out to be Very Bad... I read it's going to snow next weekend, and then stay cold and snow more, so maybe we're lucky! :)

I think the bus mastered it quite gracefully! :)

In my hometown the buses sometime have to stop on the bottom of hills in winter because they can't go up the icy roads, and you have to walk the rest by yourself. I hope that doesn't happen here!

Date: 2011-11-29 11:56 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ai-chi.livejournal.com
D= Hab ich dir immernoch nich die Adresse gesagt?! Wieso bist du mit so einem Arsch wie mir eigentlich noch befreundet?! xDD *zum Entry rennt*

SCHNEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!1111111111 *________*

Und die letzten Bilder sind ja mal total schön! Dieses Licht! *____*

DANKE DANKE =DDD Mach dir keien Sorgen, ich vergesse im Moment auch sehr chronisch Geburtstage. Und selbst, wenn ich im Laufe des Tages mal dran denke, vergesse ich wieder, zu gratulieren. Du bist also in bester Gesellschaft xDD

Date: 2011-11-30 12:01 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] urania-chan.livejournal.com
Haha, keine Sorge, ich wollte dich die ganze Zeit nochmal fragen, ich dachte mir schon, dass du es einfach vergessen hast. ;) Und da bist du ja bei mir in bester Gesellschaft!! xDDD

Jaaaa, zur Zeit leider nicht mehr, aber am Wochenende soll es wieder schneien! :D

Es sah in echt noch viel schöner aus! Wenn keine Wolken da sind, ist das Licht hier sooo fantastisch. <3

Gut zu wissen! ;D Und GENAUSO geht es mir auch. Ich denke nie dran, wenn ich grad mal am PC sitze...

Date: 2011-11-30 12:03 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ai-chi.livejournal.com
Wahrscheinlich gammelt entsprechende Commentmail in meinem Thunderbird vor sich hin xDDD

Oh wie geil! =D Obwohl hier auch richtig schönes Herbstwetter ist. Also ICH finde es schön, andere hassen es xDD

*____* NEID!

Ja dito xD Wir passen einfach zusammen xDD

Date: 2011-11-30 12:09 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] urania-chan.livejournal.com
OMG ICH LIIIIEBE HERBSTWETTER! Herbst ist meine Lieblingsjahreszeit, also bin ich jetzt auch neidisch! :P

<333

Date: 2011-11-30 12:12 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ai-chi.livejournal.com
Sind wir beide neidisch xDDDDDDD

Date: 2011-11-30 12:13 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] urania-chan.livejournal.com
Jaaaa! Haha, zumindest dein Neid lässt sich lösen, wenn du zu Besuch kommst! ;)

(Ich musste mal wieder mit nem Zaun winken! xDDD)

Date: 2011-11-30 01:08 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] angrylogic.livejournal.com
Snow! I'm so jealous XD All we've been getting is hurricane force winds, severe flooding and hail stones the size of golf balls ;_; This time last year it was snowing!

The trees look so pretty *_*

Date: 2011-11-30 01:14 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] urania-chan.livejournal.com
Ohhh, I wanted to wish you a happy birthday too, but made a typo in my post, so it didn't show up! D: But anyway happy birthday now!

Ohh, we had flooding too, apparently some kind of record! I'm just glad I live on a hill. :) That doesn't sound like too much fun though. But I hope you're still enjoying it!

The trees are mostly quite small, I think, haha. :D

Date: 2011-11-30 02:53 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] angrylogic.livejournal.com
Aww thank you :D I forget about my birthday these days XD It's only when I get a card I go "Oh? Is it really my birthday?"

We used to get weather like this back down south, but I think because we are literally a few meters from the sea and the island is very barren (no trees! D:) that the wind is more obvious. I wish it would snow; it would be better than the freezing hail ;-; It's so loud when it hits the windows!

Date: 2011-11-30 03:02 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] urania-chan.livejournal.com
Awwww, I didn't really remember my birthday this year either because nobody here knew it! When people called me on skype in the evening I just thought "oh. that's right!" I still hope you had a nice day! :)

Ohhh, I would miss trees! I even kind of do here, there just so small I think. I like hearing storms when I'm inside, but I can imagine it gets annoying after a while.

Date: 2011-11-30 03:09 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] angrylogic.livejournal.com
I do really miss trees ;-; Some people think that sounds a bit stupid, but there are literally NO woods or forests on Orkney. There are a couple of clusters of scrub, but they look more like stunted bushes XD So pathetic! I often question why anyone in ancient times would pick to settle here...

The storms sound cool for a bit, but then they start making the house shake ;-;

Date: 2011-11-30 03:14 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] urania-chan.livejournal.com
I totally understand missing trees! Were they trees on Orkney before and were they could down for boats and building (like in Iceland) or were there never any trees?

Awww. :/ But as long as you're still fine!

Date: 2011-11-30 03:39 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] angrylogic.livejournal.com
There were trees a few thousand years ago but it was all used up, the wind eroded a lot of the land and non-native animals like deer that changed the landscape were introduced. You can read a little bit about it here and here :)

I'm scared the window in the bedroom is going to be ripped off one night ;-; It probably won't, but when it shakes it's scary!

Date: 2011-11-30 03:55 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] urania-chan.livejournal.com
Thank you for the links! Even though there are no trees, I really want to visit it someday! :) I also find it kind of inspiring that the people stayed even when the weather became worse. :)

Date: 2011-11-30 12:53 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] whatthefuckbenj.livejournal.com
Wie aus dem Bilderbuch. Wahnsinn! Sieht echt schön aus

Date: 2011-11-30 01:58 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] urania-chan.livejournal.com
Live sieht es natürlich noch besser aus. ;)

Date: 2011-11-30 01:59 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] kiviraat.livejournal.com
Those photos are beautiful! I can't wait til it snows here :D What time does the sun set up there? *____*

Date: 2011-11-30 02:21 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] urania-chan.livejournal.com
Thank you! Does Orkney usually get a lot of snow? :)

Here, from today's weather forecast. ;)

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Date: 2011-11-30 02:57 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] kiviraat.livejournal.com
Oooooooooh I see :D In a few weeks we'll be down to about 4 or 5 hours of daylight. Orkney gets some pretty severe weather around February with bad gales and snow, but I don't think it's an everyday thing (which is a pity as I love snow ;_;) We're getting more bad gales tonight (had some the other day that made all the boats stop running and lightning hit the tv towers so we lost our phone, tv and radio reception!)

Weather for tonight/tomorrow: (sorry it's so big!)

Date: 2011-11-30 03:00 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] urania-chan.livejournal.com
I loooove wind! I would swap it for snow, but I wouldn't want it to be so strong anyone got hurt or something. :) And I wouldn't even care abozt tv, radio or phone because I don't have any of those, haha.
How's the temperature? :)

Date: 2011-11-30 03:05 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] angrylogic.livejournal.com
It's FREEZING ;-; Although it says 5°C, it's actually below 0°C with the wind chill. That the sun isn't really rising isn't helping either.

Radio is quite important here; it's how most people find out about travel problems (like the ferries not running - always fun when you go to the shop and there are signs up saying "Sorry we have had no deliveries - the ferries are off!" XD).

Date: 2011-11-30 03:12 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] urania-chan.livejournal.com
Awww. It's very warm here today, 5°C and not any wind, so it also feels like that. Later today it's supposed to feel like -1°C though. And by next week the temperature is supposed to drop to -6°C and they say it will feel like -11°C. :/ Haha, but I experienced colder temperatures even in Germany, so I'm not too worried yet. The only annoying thing is the icy roads!

Haha, sounds like fun! :P

Date: 2011-11-30 03:02 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] angrylogic.livejournal.com
Fffffffffffffffuck D:

*hides under duvet until it all goes away*

Date: 2011-12-01 05:56 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] tinuviel-morgul.livejournal.com
omg schneeeeeee <3________<3 ich will schnee! und ich will berge! die fotos sind so so pretty :3

(Ist es zu spät mich für eine christmas card anzumelden~? :D)

Date: 2011-12-01 06:04 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] urania-chan.livejournal.com
Haha, Berge gibt es in Hamburg ja nun nicht. ;) Aber vielleicht ja bald Schnee? Hier ist er zur Zeit geschmolzen, aber am nächsten Wochenende soll es wieder schneien und auch kalt bleiben! :)

(Nein, bist noch pünktlich! ;) Lass mir einfach deine Adresse da oder PM sie mir!)

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