In the French city Caen, Normandy, they arrange a Nordic cultural festival called Les Boréales each year. I took part in 2012 and will visit the festival again in 2014. In addition I get the opportunity to stay for one month in l’Abbaye d’Ardenne, a former monastery which now serves as an archive for humanities and writers’ documents. The intention is to get time to write or do some research in a serene surrounding. I hope for heavenly peace and burning inspiration.