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This business of returning to ones roots should come with a warning. The wheels of my plane had just about touched down before mum was on the phone. How about leaving straight away to our family mountain home, she said without the slightest idea, perhaps, of what that might do to my heart. I dusted off old rucksacks, packed hand knitted jackets with traditional pattern, and stuffed my wellies with wool sock. My belt normally just keeps my trousers from falling off, however in the mountains, a knife and a wooden cup is attached for drinking water from streams and the knife for eating apples, carving my initials in trees and fending off bears, the latter less likely to actually work. We climbed over rucksacks, blankets, buckets for berries, a basket with food and all our wellies before finding our seats in my sisters car and setting off, the mountains next. We stopped only for a cheeky bite of traditional hot dogs at midpoint, and to pick up a local smelly cheese called "Pultost" a fermented fresh cheese with caraway seeds. It's one of those local delicacies that you can smell for miles if the packaging is broken. We double wrapped it, just in case. Before sun set we had carried all our gear into our "Seter" cabin, and lit the fireplace and a few candles. My heart swelled. That first night I climbed into a bed nestled in the corner of the kitchen, blew out the last candle and shed a tear or two of pure nostalgic bliss... seterliv norway

58    3442    8/17/2017
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  • Love the narrative, so real and authenticxx
  • How utterly beautiful!
  • The Norwegian "seter" life ... must be lived to fully understand the delights of it ... ✨🙌🏻🙌🏻
  • A wonderful feed 🙏
  • Ich liebe das!! Wald. Wald.
  • So beautiful! Our family have a special place in the very north of Sweden which my Norwegian great grandparents built. It sounds very like your very special place in Norway. Beautiful words. X
  • Awwwww love this so much!! There's nothing quite like returning to your roots 💗
  • belleannee It's was such a lovely trip! So excited to follow what's happening in NO! Must catch up soon!:) xx
  • ammonitt 😘
  • littlemissnorwaystyle Oh yes, it's a must indeed! Can't wait to share it with him 🤗
  • cmma7 😘❤️
  • melgaarden Helt klart! Jeg gir lyd. Gleder meg til å se deg igjen:) x
  • donnadb So glad to hear it! 🤗
  • How lovely! You took me with you for a few moments.😍
  • Neste gang du er i Trysil er Melgården obligatorisk stopp på veien❤️
  • How wonderful 👌🏻💓
  • What a beautiful post! Love this story, enjoy your time in the mountains with your family and if you have a moment, write us all another chapter!
  • You'll have to take Theo so he can experience it for himself! 😉👍🏼
  • Memories made for ever . I sense a wedding is on the cards for you 😊✨✨✨
  • suskibean 😘
  • Vakre..💕
  • Love your view.❤️
  • marte_marie_forsberg 😍😍 this is just tooooo much!
  • du skriver så fint
  • I think mama knew 😉💕
  • Beautiful words as ever. I feel as though I'm in the moment with you 💕💕💕
  • 👍👍👍
  • So beautiful words💚🌿
  • Gorgeous. And a lovely tale too! I hope you are having fun!
  • Hold on to that knife! Lol! For the bears! 😅🌸🌿🌴🌳💟
  • Lovely place
  • Åhhh....det er bare så koooselig😍😊🌿
  • Sounds amazing!
  • Nice!!!
  • Koselig 🎒🌿
  • Beautiful post 💙💙💙
  • Sounds absolutely wonderful 😊
  • Wonderful 💖
  • I love your post! And hears to smelly cheeses! I once bought one (in Sweden) that was so smelly we had to keep it on the balcony! 🇳🇴🇸🇪😍
  • This is such a lovely sentiment!
  • kcikach Thank you! Glad to hear you enjoyed the post 🙏🏻❤️
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  • Love your writing! Takes me there in a world of chaos! Thanks for sharing!🤗
  • ioanapenu I slept like a baby indeed! Here's to smelly cheeses 🧀 🤗
  • I guess you slept like a baby. Also, I like the part with the smelly cheese. I like it too with caraway seeds. 🧀
  • brunoanddelilah 🙏🏻❤️
  • marycarrigan ❤️😘
  • ✨🌲så fint!
  • You are blessed to have roots to return to.
  • ✨❤️🙌🏼Perfect bliss! And so beautifully written.
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  • This is the life! ✨🌿
  • So beautiful
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