Photo Sprinkle from England

Hello good people! In Norwegian we have a word we use, “bildedryss” which is like a sprinkle or drizzle of pictures, but I can’t think of a similar word in English… Anyone got any suggestions, leave a comment and let me know! 🙂

I flew to Gatwick on Sunday night, my boyfriend and I spent all of Monday in London (we stayed at Premier Inn Croydon Town Centre, I highly recommend it!), and took the train up to Lincolnshire where he lives on Tuesday. Stayed in Wednesday and Thursday to rest and recover, then we went to Lincoln on Friday. Stayed in on the weekend, and yesterday (Monday) I flew back to Trondheim. I have a few good pictures from Londo and Lincoln, and since someone asked me to share, here they are! Oh and there’s also one of my duty free shopping – my flight was delayed so I did some extra shopping!

Okay so the pictures uploaded in reversed order, but I can’t be bothered to change it now. They’re all cell phone pictures, by the way. I didn’t want to drag my camera around with me.

My duty free shopping from yesterday – my flight got delayed so I had some time!

Tibby and Lucky (two of Matthew’s cats) cuddling ❤

Lincoln Cathedral lit up at night

An old Roman arch in Lincoln

A street musician on top of Lincoln Steep Hill, playing the guitar on the street between Lincoln Cathedral (in the background) and Lincoln Castle (not in the picture). His music was so nice to listen to!

Our breakfast on our Lincoln day – we went to this really cute place called Madame Waffle and had waffles and coffee before we started our day! ❤

Hotel Breakfast (my first plate of several because YUM!) at the Premier Inn East Croydon Town Centre (again: I highly recommend it! It’s right next to the train station, only a short train ride away from the center of London)!

London Eye behind the Household Cavalry Museum next to St. James’s Park and the House Guards Parade 

A superfood salad at Jamie’s Italian restaurant (not the best lunch I’ve had but it looked super healthy!)

We made our way to the most expensive part of the Monopoly board! I don’t know what this park is called, but it’s in Mayfair and we had a lovely time sitting on a bench enjoying the sun!

Had a croissant and coffee at the Natural History Museum! I didn’t take many pictures there but the ones I did didn’t look good – too many people and not many good angles to take pictures from… It was an awesome museum though!

Hope everyone is having a good day!

~ Julie

Little Christmas Eve

Today is the 23rd of December, otherwise known as “little Christmas eve” here in Norway. In between showers of rain and snow and hail, my parents and I went for a walk and I took some pictures of nature. If you’re reading this on PC I don’t know how they’ll be, as I’m writing this on my phone and I took the pictures with my phone as well, but here you are, a few pre-Christmas pictures from me!

Catha’s Veil

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I took this picture on my way to uni yesterday, and I posted it on my facebook profile. My aunt commented that it looked like the veil of Cautha the Sun Goddess, and I’d never heard of this one despite having studied mythology. So I consulted my good friend google about it, and I found an article about Etruscan mythology.

The Etruscans were a people with a distinct language and culture during the period of earliest European writing, in the Mediterranean Iron Age in the second half of the first millennium B.C. They ranged over the Po Valley and some of its alpine slopes, southward along the west coast of Italy, most intensely in Etruria with enclaves as far south as Campania, and inland into the Appennine mountains. Their prehistory can be traced with certainty to about 1000 BC. At their height about 500 BC, they were a significant maritime power with a presence in Sardinia and the Aegean Sea. Three layers of deities are portrayed in Etruscan art. One appears to be lesser divinities of an indigenous origin: Catha and Usil, the sun. (Wiki)

Unfortunately I couldn’t find much more about this mythology. But I have to agree with my aunt: the rays of sunlight does look like the veil of a sun goddess!