When I came to Scotland in 2008 there was no direct route between the Faroe Islands and Scotland. Only the occasional Christmas flight home. In 2015 the faroese airline company Atlantic Airways decided to try out a new route and set up direct flights between the Faroe Islands and Edinburgh. It goes without saying that … Continue reading Faroese winter visit part 1.
Just less than 3 months ago James got a new job and he loves it. It was one of those opportunities that find you when you are not looking and are too good not to say yes to. We knew that this would mean busy times ahead for our family. August was gonna be especially … Continue reading Bye bye summer
The 28th and the 29th of July are very special to anyone of Faroese nationality. They are our national holiday Ólavsøka and the celebrations are BIG! The 29th of July is also James birthday and in 2014 he proposed to me on that day during the national holiday celebrations. It was such a special day, … Continue reading What a difference a year makes
My hometown has the most amazing beach. It is actually the largest beach in the whole of the Faroe Islands and I have always loved playing there. This summer my sister took JJ for a walk to the beach in Sandvík with her collie dog Sherlock. As the pictures below indicate, he loved it too! Going … Continue reading Life’s a beach
I love the ocean and I love mountains too. I definitely love the ocean more than the mountains, but above all other mountains I love the faroese mountains. Living in the North East of Scotland the mountains there are in my opinion more like rolling hills. Don't get me wrong, they are stunning too and … Continue reading Hiking and baby wearing in the Faroe Islands
Today we did nothing. Absolutely nothing. It was great. JJ has a cold (not so great!), there is snot coming out of him all the time and his nose is so red, he is starting to look like Rudolph . Except from trying to take gentle care of his nose, watching the Gruffalo and playing … Continue reading Green hills, blue water – hiking and sailing in the Faroe Islands
There is nothing quite like visiting your home country with your child. This is the 4th time that I get to take JJ to the Faroe Islands, words can not describe how thankful I am for the direct flights by Atlantic Airways between Edinburgh and the Faroe Islands. This journey was different though, as it was … Continue reading Come away with me
It is one week today until we fly back to Scotland. We are looking forward to getting back to our house, our dog Suzie and the family there. Being able to spend 5 weeks with my family in my small hometown in the Faroes is a privilege. I grew up in Sandvík and lived here … Continue reading Small town tranquility.
It sounds like ages, when you say that you are going away for 5 weeks. But it really isn't! We are half way through our holiday here in the Faroes. Sometimes when you are on a holiday, you have so many things you want to do and so many people to see. Our holidays used to … Continue reading Halfway through
I find the most difficult aspect of travelling with a baby is packing! Knowing what to pack for a 5 week holiday is not easy, and when JJ's luggage allowance is 10 kg it is quite unrealistic as well. Between the 3 of us we were allowed 50 kg and for once we were only 4 kg … Continue reading Travelling to the Faroe Islands