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Smell of peat in Oslo

It is Easter time. I am sitting at home in Oslo, working on a book. It is light rain outside. So what do I do to cheer me up? I lit a piece of peat in my Scottish house in the window sill, and a wonderful smell is soon surrounding me.
And reminding me of all my visits to the Scottish islands!peat smoke

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An old farmhouse

På vei til Nord-Norge en gang så jeg fargene i denne gamle låven, og måtte stanse for å ta bildet.
On one of my trips to the north of Norway I discovered the beautiful colours in this barn. I just had to make a stop…

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A Puffin

Jeg fant i går mange bilder jeg tok av lundefugler ved Hermaness på Shetland. De var mye lettere å komme inn på der enn for eksempel på Røst i Lofoten. På Røst blir det raskt færre og færre av sjøfuglene våre, lundefuglene har hatt problemer i mange år.
Yesterday I discovered a lot of images I had taken of this lovely bird when I was visiting Hermaness on Shetland.

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In Highland Park Distillery

The worlds northernmost single malt distillery, in Kirkwall, Orkney.

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Finally: smell of peat in Oslo

I love the smell of burning peat. And now, after my recent visit to Scotland, I bought something that brings the wonderful and nostalgic smell of peat to my apartment here in Oslo. Several years ago I called a producer of incense to ask if the were maling incense with smell of peat. They did not.
But now they do! I found this “lovely” piece of kitsch in Edinburgh, exactly what I had hoped for! A house where smoke from a little piece of peat inside comes out through the chimney.  Finally, I can enjoy the smell of burning peat at home…
If you want to buy this, start here: www.turfpeat.com

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Colors of Scotland

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The Highlands

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