Writing this, the Viking festival season is just over and I already miss it. I will probably go to York and stay there at the Viking festival in February, and until then my Viking crafts projects will keep me busy. But still, those autumn months always feel so long here in Norway …
I’ve always been interested in the design of things, and especially those things we use in our daily lives. Since I love the outdoors and bushcraft, it has long been a dream […]
Have you ever felt like you have the weight of the world on your shoulders? I guess we all get that feeling from time to time. Parents tend to feel that burden more often than others. In general, if you are the kind of person who care about others, you carry more of that weight than those who only care about themselves. I like to think that good people develop stronger shoulders. They have to, because they carry a heavier load.
I have always found the concept of marching strange and quite unsettling. When I was in school, we had to march in the streets on the Norwegian National Day, and I couldn’t stand it. Shouting, singing and walking like the others around me felt wrong. As a grown man, I am obviously not forced to march anymore, but I still remember how I disliked it.
When it comes to the Viking Age, most of the discussion and controversy seem to concern how they dressed, how their houses and ships looked like and so on. But how did it sound? What did life in the Viking Age sound like?
I have started guest blogging for my friends over at Grimfrost. And I must say: As a long time fan of Amon Amarth and also the Grimfrost designs, I am excited and […]
I rate parenting as the sixth most important Viking skill, although I am tempted to say it should have been number 1 — it’s that essential.