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The Foreigner OAP trades home for tent. An 86-year-old man in eastern Norway’s Akershus County decides to spend his summer in the senior care home’s garden instead of his room. “The tent isn’t so large, but it’s big enough for me. The comfort’s up to standard but I must admit that it’s a little wearying. I’m very stubborn,” Per Sønsteby told NRK. He came up with the unique camping idea after seeing a newspaper advertisement for reasonably-priced tents.

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Published on Tuesday, 7th July, 2015 at 13:27 under the news category, by Michael Sandelson   .
Last Updated on 7th July 2015 at 14:00.

An 86-year-old man in eastern Norway’s Akershus County decides to spend his summer in the senior care home’s garden instead of his room.



“The tent isn’t so large, but it’s big enough for me. The comfort’s up to standard but I must admit that it’s a little wearying. I’m very stubborn,” Per Sønsteby told NRK.

He came up with the unique camping idea after seeing a newspaper advertisement for reasonably-priced tents.

“So I cycled to one shop but they were sold out. The second one had both a tent and sleeping bag for sale. It was an extremely good buy,” said the pensioner.

Mr Sønsteby, who has resided at the home in Lørenskog for half a year, added that it is more comfortable to sleep on the facility’s garden furniture cushions than one of the regular beds.

He has just one complaint, however.

“I can’t access the Internet out here [in the garden]. The home should improve their external coverage. But I’ve got a computer with me because I try to keep up to date with things, even though I’m old,” Mr Sønsteby remarked.

And having agreed to abide by rules which impose quiet after midnight, he plans to stay, eat, and sleep in the double layer insulated tent the entire season, weather-dependent.

“I think he’s enjoying himself out there,” commented Nanna Werner, head nurse at Lørenskog senior care home.

Forecasters at Norway’s Met Office tell The Foreigner that Lørenskog will see some rain and temperatures of 15C (59F) on Wednesday and Thursday morning.

It will then be sunny through to the weekend, with temperatures of between 18C and 20C (some 64.5-68F).

Saturday and Sunday currently look more variable with the chance of showers, rain, and temperatures of 15 to 16C (59-roughly 61F).

Night-time temperatures from today until Monday are expected to be around 10C (50F).



Published on Tuesday, 7th July, 2015 at 13:27 under the news category, by Michael Sandelson   .
Last updated on 7th July 2015 at 14:00.

This post has the following tags: elderly, camping, internet, holidays.





  
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