After work today,
we went to celebrate Charles' oldest sister's 60th birthday.
We were served a tasty dinner, and lots of delicious cockies.
finished our new
I have been
tidying our bedroom today, and moved our bed into a new
position, to make more space at our bedroom.
After that, I
went outdoors, to tidy a bit there too. I put lots of boards
under our new terrace. It's a great place to store them, until
we are going to use them.
By our house,
there is a big field. Often elks are grazing there. Today,
when Cecilie and Joakim was playing outdoors, they spottet
3 elks (or mooses):
We have been
outdoors this entire day. Charles has been working with our
and I have been
I have been
wisiting an internet friends blog. She had been doing a kind of
test, to find out what perfume she is. I wanted to try that
too. Here are my reslut (I have never heard about this perfume.
I belive I have to go to a shop to try to find the perfume,
and smell it, to check if it smells good):
Your Perfume is Still
You are simply and totally sophisticated.|
Your style and class mesmerize everyone you meet.
Underneath it all, you are delicate and refreshing.
You're different enough to make an impression, that's for sure.
Power scents: White pepper, musk, and honeysuckle.
At Thuesday we went to help
Charles' sister to move, but the workers in her new appartment
had not finished yet, so we had to move some furnitures and
boxes, and then we decided to wait for a few days, and move
the rest of her stuff later, when the workers is finished.
When we came
Charles and Joakim put up a new staircase by our new terrace.
We have also got more boards, so now we are able to finish the
terrace. I belive that we will finish it during the weekend.
was a very busy afternoon. I was going to two meetings at
school. One meeting about a new project in Cecilie's class,
called Comenius, and then a parents meeting after this. But at
Wednesday's Cecilie is at her riding course, and Charles are
at the shooting track. This Wednesday was a very busy
afternoon, but we did it!
If you wish to
know what Comenius is, I have got some information here, which
I have got from the internet:
Comenius is part of EU's new programme for lifelong
learning (LLP) and focuses on the first phase of
education, from pre-school and primary to secondary
school. SIU is the Norwegian National Agency (NA) for
overall objectives of Comenius are to develop knowledge
and understanding among young people and educational
staff of the diversity of European cultures and
languages and its values and to help young people to
acquire the basic life-skills and competences necessary
for their personal development, for future employment
and for active European citizenship.
seeks to help those learning and teaching in schools to
develop a sense of belonging to a broader and
outward-looking European community - a community
characterised by diverse traditions, cultures and
regional identities, but rooted nevertheless in a common
history of European development.
following text is from our schools web site:
Our school has
become a Comenius School! This means that we are given
economic support by the EU-commission to have mutual
contact with other countries in Europe. This is in
accordance to “Culture for learning “ from our National
cooperating countries are:
project is called: “Art as a meta-language in building a
common home” English will be our language of
communication, besides art.
project will last for 3 years,and the students from 9th
and 10th classes will be participating. This might be
the start of other projects to come!
October 2006 three teachers and our headmaster visited
the little island Lipsi in Greece where we planned the
project’s first year. We were very well accommodated and
taken good care of by the people in Lipsi. Parents
opened their homes to the students, served delicious
food, and the mayor of Lipsi arranged a special dinner
Unfortunately we were unable to bring students to
Lipsi,but in April 2007 two students and two teachers went
to Leer in Germany.
September 2007 our school will be host-country for
teachers and students from our coordinating countries!
Thursday is dancingday for
me. I went dancing for two hours. -I just love to dance!
After work and school
today, at Friday, Cecilie and Joakim were helping me digging out all
of the lawn where we are going to have our
While we have been
at work today, rest of the boards for the
terrace, has been delivered,
but today we don't have time to work with the terrace, so we'll see
Sunday April 22nd
It's the same weather
today, as yesterday, but it's a cold wind blowing today.
We have been outdoors
the entire day today too. Charles and Joakim has continued working
terrace, and I have started to work with
a new flowerbed.
Charles made us a
delicious elk (moose) roast for dinner.
Saturday April 21st
have had snow and sunshine every day. But today it's just a few clouds
Yesterday I drowe to my net friend, Lillian, and gave her my
last two aquarium fishes, and all my aquarium plantes. Since we
bought our new house, and we started to fix it, I lost interest
for my aquariums. I probably have more than enough to do working
with our new house and garden. It was a relief to empty the
aquarium, and put it away.
Yesterday evening Charles and I eat a delicious dinner! Everyone
who had been helping at a trade fair, was invited to have a free
dinner, toghether with their wife/ husband. The man who cooked
is very talented. He has actually made dinner for our King,
several times. Yesterday he had made 11 different main courses
of game. I only managed to eat two of them. I delicious soup (he
told us that this soup, he have cooked for our King), and I also
eat reindeer meat, that he had prepared in a wonderful way. The
dessert was fruit and berries which had been marinated in
Today we went up early, and started to work outdoors. Charles
and Joakim continued working with the
terrace, while I have
changed two flowerbed. See photos
We went indoors in the evening, and ejoyed a homemade pizza.
Since the weekend, we
have had snow and sunshine every day. But, fortunately, the snow is
melting at once, and we don't have any snow lying on the ground.
Yesterday I went to the
This always gives me lots of energy, so yesterday I was doing lots of
housework. But today I am not that energic, I only wish to sit by my
After work today, I
have been working out, together with some of my collegues,
Cecilie has been
at the riding course this afternoon:
Charles and Joakim
started to work with the terrace.
This day started with
fog, but mild and warm weather. Later, the fog disappeared, and the
sun was shining. We went out early this moring, and started to work
with the stuff that we had planned for this day.
Charles finished with
the carpentry on
the house (outdoors), and painted it after he finished. Then he
started with the terrace by our front door. He did not manage to do
much. He just started to make some holes for the poles that we are
going to have on the terrace.
Today I saw the first
white Anemones this spring! My page about white Anemones are
This weekend I also heard a bird called "Spove". This is a bird that are
coming to our country during Springtime. This bird is not in
every place in Norway, but we used to hear it at the place I
grew up, so when I hear this bird, it's Spring!
I have continued to put more
of my perennials in the new flowerbed by the wall of our house. Now I
have emptyed 5 cases and over 20 pots, with perennials.
After working with the
flowerbed, I started to paint all the windowframes, outdoors, which is
without paint. (I painted 7 windowframes and two of the corners of the
house.) Now we have finished painting the house, outdoors!
I did not finish until 9
in the evening. Tired but happy with todays effort.
During the four days
that has past, since Easter, we have had cold weather with lots of
rain and wind.
But today it's a lovely
weather! Sunny and warm, and no wind. Wonderful! Charles and I have
lots of planes for this day. Charles is going to do some carpentry on
the house (outdoors). We did not quite finish last fall. We have also
plannes about putting up a terrace by our front door, and Charles will
start working with this too, soon. Perhaps this weekend.
I am going to continue
digging up the flowerbed which is full of weed and grass, and put more
of my perennials there. I still have lots of perennials waiting to be
moved from their cases and pots, into the flowerbeds. I also have some
painting to do. We have several windowframes, outdoors, which is
without paint. But it's much more fun to dig in the soil than to paint,
so we'll see what I will end up doing...
It's the same lovely
weather today. But, today we are going to spend most of the day in our
car. (3 hours to drive, each way.) We are going to get Cecilie and
Joakim who has been wisiting their father for some days.
We have much better
weather today. No wind, and no snowing. (But it have been snowing a
lot this last night.) We have been out for a long walk in the nice
It's Easter Saturday
today, but the weather is bad, with snow and wind, so we have not been
much outdoors. We have just been shopping some grocery. Today I have
changed from our a bit dark "winter curtains" in our livingroom, to
light pale "summer curtains". It's perpaps a bit early, but I belive
that it's nice to have done this, now when I am not at work, and have
lots of free time, in my Easter holiday.
If you wish to see our
winter curtains, I have several photos of them at
this page. I also took a new
photo of our
guest room (this room is also
the room where we have our computer).
It' not blowing that
strong wind today, like we had yesterday, but it's blowing a cold wind
today too. We have also had several snow showers, but between the snow
showers, the sun is shining.
This morning, I have
been caring for my plants in our house. I have given new pots to
some of them, and one overgrown Tiger Begonia, I have divided
into four plants. I probably will give away three out of the
four Tiger Begonias. It's nice to share flowers with your
Later this day, we went
for a walk, in spite of the bad weather. See
from our walk, here.
I also took a couple of
pictures of Coltsfoot's (Norway's first spring flower), in the snow.
Down at this page.
We had planned to wisit
my parents today. This means a 6 hours car ride. Cecilie and Joakim
were also supposed to see their father, too. But there are a very
strong wind here, and it's snowing. We have been checking the
conditions on the roads, and people are told not to drive, if they
don't have to. We have therefore decided not to go.
Cecilie and Joakim are
going to drive by plane instead. Their father will meet them at the
airport. It's blowing a strong wind, but the planes are able to fly
The plane went in time,
and Cecilie and Joakim arrived safely to their father.
Charles and I went to a
Chinese restaurant, and enjoyed a delicious Chinese dinner after we
had been at the airport.
Today we woke up to 1
centimetre with snow on the ground. That was not nice, when I have
started working in our garden. But I have not put any plants in the
soil, that will die. I will wait another month before I use that kind
of flowers. But, now and then, the sun is shining, so I hope that the
little snow, will melt during the morning.
Yesterday I started with
a new project in our garden. I started to dig up a lot of soil and
weed from an old flowerbed.
I have used most of
this day, working with this new flowerbed. (It's actually an old
flowerbed, which has been overgrown with weed. See photos
Sunday April 1st
It's been raining this
entire morning. (It's 12 AM, now.) I have been using this morning to
update my web site. Check out my "What's
new-page" to see my updates.