SUPER MOON

'The starry sky is the truest friend in life, when you've first become acquainted; it is ever there, it gives ever peace, ever reminds you that your restlessness, your doubt, your pains are passing trivialities. The universe is and will remain unshaken. Our opinions, our struggles, our sufferings are not so unique, when all is said and done.' Fridtjof Nansen

09:03 03/01/18

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BUT FIRST, COFFEE

I LOVE coffee. And I'm not too nice in the morning until I've had it. Tried quitting a few weeks ago, and I had serious headaches and other behavioural issues. Haha. Where I live in London, we have Department of Coffee and Social Affairs in the same building. They have great people and great coffee. So I needed to bring some to the Arctic (2kg), and I drink it from a polar bear cup obviously. 

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DARK SEASON IN THE ARCTIC

After a messy 2017 I needed a re-set and am borrowing a friend's cabin in the Arctic at 78 degrees North (in Longyearbyen, Svalbard), to stay by myself for a month to write music and hang out for a while. I have a lot of friends in the nearby town, so I'm not in complete solitude for the whole time for those of you who might worry (Mum).

In case anyone is wondering, I'm from Norway, but currently live in London. And have been coming up here for the summer to work for the last 6 years. 

It's currently 24hr darkness, and I have ended up being quite comfortable with that. We do have the occasional northern lights and moonlight to spice things up. I will admit that I am lowkey scared of polar bears. But I have a rifle and flare gun for protection (again, don't worry Mum).

What a weird and magical place.

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I know the pictures are a bit dark. There are actually lights inside houses here, I'm just a bit dramatic sometimes.