Today I have had
a day off from work. I have been at home, preparing for
Cecilie's confirmation. I have painted the terrace floor,
washed the entire kitchen, and done some other house work too.
Tonight we went
to the church, at at church service for all the confirmants
and their relatives. And, on Sunday, it's the big day for
I have created a
photos from the church service.
Thuesday April 29th
We have a
wonderful Spring weather nowdays. And the weather forecast
say's that we will have nice weather for several days. I hope
that the weather will be nice, both the days before Cecilie's
confirmation, and at the confirmation day. Everything is much
nicer when the sun is shining, and it's warm and cozy, instead
of rain and wind.
yesterday, I cleaned all the windows indoors in our house,
while Charles started to paint the fence around our barbeque
house, but he did not have enough paint, to finish the whole
fence. We have to buy some new paint, to finish it.
Today it's only
5 days until Cecilie's confirmation. And only 3 day's until
the guests starts to arrive.
Cecilie, Joakim and I are going to the hairdresser. After this,
Cecilie is going to the photographer, to take her confirmation
We took this
photo, just before Cecilie was going to the photographer.
and I was to the phtographer, Charles painted the terrace
Sunday April 27th
today too, exept for some rain in the afternoon, but it did
not last long, and then the sun came again. We have been
outdoors the entire day today too, working outside our house,
and making it look nice.
Saturday April 26th
This has been the
hottest day so far, this year. The first day withour a jacket.
We have been out in our garden, the entire day.
Charles and I went shopping. We bought a new chair for our
livingroom. The old one was damaged. The old one was a cheap
chair. But we could not afford to buy an expencive one, so we
bought another, new cheap chair. Actually, this new chair was
very good to sit in.
We also bought
some of the ingredients for our confirmation dinner, and then we
bought lots for flowers for our garden. We want the garden to
look nice for the confirmation too.
We used the whole
day, organizing the new flowers, and tidying outside our house.
We have had a wonderful day.
Friday April 25th
Yesterday I did not go to the dancing, like I use to at
Thursday's. Instead I stayed at home and baked rolls. I also
painted the foundation wall on our outhouse, and raked the lawn,
but our lawn is very big, so I did not manage to do the whole
lawn. I had to continue with this today. I have been outdoors
this entire afternoon, but now I have finished raking the lawn.
Yesterday I also helped Joakim with painting the new fence that he and
Charles put up, the other day, while Cecilie painted the foundation
wall on one of the walls on our house.
We have sold our caravan. Charles is going to deliver it to the man
who bought it, today. We are spending almost all our time in our
garden, and working with our house, so we have not used our caravan,
much. During our Summer holiday this year, the whole family are going
to Turkey. We decided to sell our caravan, because we used it very
Today it's Friday, and this is the last weekend before Cecilie's
confirmation, so i belive that most of our time will be used to
prepare the confirmation.
This entire afternoon (after work and school), we have been
baking. Actually, it's Cecilie and Joakim who has been baking. I
have only been helping them out.
Joakim have been very clever. We are going to put all of it in
the freezer, and have it there, until Cecilie's confirmation. We
are going to have over 40 guests, and need lots of food and
This morning we woke up to a bright sun, but the grass was rimed
over, so it is still a bit cold a night. The sun has been
shining this entire day. Wonderful!
During the weekend
Charles has made a footpath down to our barbeque house.
Yesterday Charles and
Joakim put up a small fence by this footpath. Last fall, when we put
up our barbeque house, the lawn was destroyed by our tractor, so this
year we are going to fix the lawn, and sow new grass seeds.
Yesterday I went to the
flower shop and ordered flowers for Cecilie's confirmation day. Pink
roses and bridal veil, with some green leaves. I think it will be nice.
In addition to this
most of my time goes to plan
Cecilie's confirmation. Washing and tidying, and making
everything ready to our guests who is going to stay overnight with us,
during the confirmation weekend.
A fwe days ago, I
spottet the first white anemones! My page about white anemones is
Another week has
passed. Nothing much has happened. Most of my time goes to plan
Cecilie's confirmation, which is going to be at Sunday, in two
But, last night, I
went to a jubilee party for my work. We were 450 people at the
party. We had a very nice evening, with indescribable delicious
food. The entertainment was good, and I was able to dance a bit,
before I went home.
Yesterday was a wonderful day. We had sunny weather the entire
day. I was, of course, out, working in our garden. Now I have
fixed and organized in all our flowerbeds. While I was working
in our garden, a lady I have met only one time, came to me with
a bag of Snowdrops! We had talked about that she would give me
some snowdrops, because she have a lot of them, in her garden. I
was very happy to get so many snowdrop plants. I have put
Snowdrops in 6 of our 7 flowerbeds. The Snowdrops don't bloome
now, but next spring, I am looking forward to see all of these
beautiful Snowdrops all over our garden.
If you want to see
a photo of Snowdrops; check out my page about
Snowdrops. (The photo is
from our old garden, by our appartment, where we lived some
Today it's cloudy,
but no rain or wind, so Charles and Joakim are tidying in our
outhouse, while Cecilie is in the church. I have planned to use
this day to housework.
I have been out
working in our garden a lot lately, to today I have to work a
Last night's party
was fun. Charles and I were dancing a lot!
Today I have
continued to work in our garden. Now I have finished with all
the flowerbeds, exept for one. In addition to this, I have
expandet the large flowerbed with perennials. I have been
carrying bags with soil, and small and very large stones, so now
I am exhausted.
Now we have just
enjoyed grilled salmon and grilled middle rib steak of beef from
moose (elk), in our barbeque house. It has been a wonderful
weekend. Lots of garden work, dancing and delicious food.
Almost the entire
day, I have been working in the garden. Now I have organized 2
1/2 large flowerbeds.
I have posted two
new photos at my
and I are going to a party. I am looking forward to this. I hope
that I will get a chance to dance. A lot.
afternoon Cecilie and I was at the school. Her class had invited
their parents for a movie evening. The class had made several
movies, that they showed for their parents. We had a very nice
evening, and enjoyed both the movies, and coffee with cakes.
After I had seen
the movies, I went to dance, like I use to do, at Thursday's.
After work today,
I bought 5 new bags with soil. Tomorrow I have planned to
continue with the flowerbeds. Today I have been working, the
whole afternoon, with cutting the small hedge, that I planted
last Fall. We have had nice weather today, but a bit chilly.
When I finished cutting the hedge, it started to rain. (About
and I had an appointment with the photographer. We agreed how
we want the photos to look like. At April 29th we are going
back to take Cecilie's confirmation photos.
Thuesday April 8th
After work today,
I bought 5 large bags with soil. After dinner I went out in
our garden, and started to work with 3 of our flowerbeds. This
was the first time this year that I was working in our garden.
I removed old, dead flowers and put some new soil on top of
the flowerbeds, so that the flowers may grow through the new
soil. I loved to get started with our garden.
I still have 5
large flowerbeds left, until I am finished. I will probably
have to buy much more soil, until I have finished the whole
I am looking
forward to continue working in our garden! Finally it's
Sunday April 6th
In the afternoon
today, the sun came, and we got a wonderful Spring weather.
Today we have
been on a birthday party. After this, we went home, and
barbequed and enjoyed our dinner in our
Joakim put up our "trampoline" today. (I don't know the
English word). This is another Spring sign, for me.
Saturday April 5th
This morning I 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!
Today we went to
the city and bought a new suit, a shirt and new shoes for
Joakim. He looked almost like a young boy who is going to be
But he will have to
wait for two years, to be confirmated. But he has to
have nice clothes for Cecilie's confimation.
Today we have
ordered our Summer holiday! Last Summer, Charles and I went to
Turkey. (Read about it, and see photos in my
travel pages.) But on this trip Cecilie and
Joakim are going together with us. Last year, we stayed for
one week, but this year we are staying for two weeks. This is
going to be my second trip to such a warm country, and Cecilie
and Joakim's first. We are looking forward to this trip, very
much, all four of us!
We are going to
another place this year. It's exiting to see different places,
Wednesday April 2nd
After work today,
I was practising, like I use to do, on Wednesdays.
Later in the
evening, we went to a birthdayparty. We enjoyed delicious
cakes and nice company.
Thursday again, and my dancing evening. And, then it will soon
be weekend again!
Tuesday April 1st
Now it's April,
and it's only a month until Cecilie's confirmation. Today I
have ordered a cake with a photo of Cecilie, on it, from the
local bakery, I have checked prices for flower decorations, at
the local florist (this is quite expensive in Norway) and I
have been on several shops and bought lots of decorations,
candles, and table cloths that we are going to decorate the
tables with, for Cecilie's confirmation.
I just had to
buy these beautyful candle lights.
I have posted
another photo of everything that I have bought today, on
Cecilie's confirmation pages.