Yesterday it was a nice day with sunny weather. We went for a little
walk with our dogs. After this we wisited some friends at their
cottage. The weather was lovely, and we were sitting at the cottage
terrace, with lots of winter clothes on, drinking coffee.
evening we were at a party. A lady we know were celebrating her 70'th
birthday. Nice party, and nice people, and delicious food. Charles and
I were dancing a lot. We had a very nice evening.
raining, but the weather forecast said it will be better weather later
today. It's only 11 AM, so I am hoping for the sun to come back.
The weather forecast
was correct! We got wonderful weather from 1 PM! Charles and I went
for a walk with our dogs in the sunny weather. After this I walked in
our garden, and looked in the flower beds. The snow we got on Friday,
has now melted again. I have not started to work
in the garden yet (it's ice in the soil), but it was very nice to see
that some flowers sprout.
Joakim came home by plane at 5 PM. It was very nice to have them home
again. The dogs were very happy to see them again too. We enjoyed
homemade pizza when we came home from the airport.
The dressmaker has now
finished Cecilie's bunad. I have posted a photo of Cecilie with her
Friday March 28th
Yesterday evening it was Thursday, and I went to dance again. It was
really funny to dance again. (We did not dance during Easter.)
When we woke up this morning, we discovered that we had got about 10
centimetres with snow during the night! I am not happy about the snow.
We have had very little snow during Easter time, and now I was hoping
for Spring. But I belive that this snow will melt away soon. At least,
we did not get any more snow during this day.
But, even if I don't
like Winter much, and really miss Spring, now, I have to admit that it
was very beautiful with the snow and sun today.
Sometimes I walk to my
work. This takes about 40 minutes. It's a wonderful walk, when the
weather is nice, and today it was very nice: Newly-fallen snow and
I took these 3 photos on
my way to work this morning:
My kids have had their Winter holiday, this week, and they are still
with their father, but at Sunday they are coming home, by plane. I am
looking forward to getting them home. I feel that it is a very long
time since I saw them. But, we have been talking on the phone each day.
They have had a nice Easter and Winter holiday.
Then the Easter
holiday is over. Today we have been at work. But the kids in
our town has Winter holiday now, and the schools will be
closed until the weekend, so my kids are still with their
father. The weather is still very nice, so I went for a walk
during my lunch brake today, in the wonderful weather.
time, I have read Mary Higgins Clark's book. "I heard that
When Kay Lansing marries wealthy widower
Peter Carrington, she is well aware of the rumours
surrounding the mysterious death of Peter's first wife
Grace, who was found floating in the family pool ten
years ago, pregnant at the time. Kay also discovers that
Peter is a chronic sleepwalker who suffers from periodic
nightmares. When the police arrive at her doorstep with
a warrant for Peter's arrest in connection with another
murder - that of a woman Peter had escorted to a high
school senior prom twenty-two years ago - Kay begins to
fear that she has married a sleepwalking murderer, and
she resolves to find out the truth behind the puzzling
deaths. But are the two deaths linked? And why does a
melody that Kay cannot identify keep playing in her head
every time she approaches the family chapel?
Mary Higgins Clark
is one of my favourite authors. I really enjoyed reading this
Sunday March 23rd
Today too, we went
for a walk on our feet in the area round where we live. Today
cathed a sight of 3 roe deers, during our walk, but on a
further distance than yesterday. The weather is nice today too.
We brought some cocoa in a thermos on our walk today, and had
a cocoa break in the woods today. Here is a photo from todays
Woods of the
Today we went
for a walk on our feet in the area round where we live. We
cathed a sight of 5 roe deers, during our walk.
We still have
wonderful weather, and we had a nice walk.
is also a public holyday in Norway, and Charles and I have not been
at work today either.
Another day with
lovely Easter weather! Today we have been wisiting Charles'
brother, on his cottage. We were sitting at the terrace, and
enjoying the nice weather. We also went ice fishing, but we
did not get any fish. We made hamburgers for dinner. We fryed
them while we were sitting at the terrace. I took this photo
from the ice at the lake, by the cottage.
On our way home
from Charles' brothers cottage, we stopped at the cottage of
some friends of us, and had a cup of coffee and wisited them
at their cottage. They have been working on their cottage for
3 years, now, and they have just started to use their cottage.
The cottage is brand new, and they slept in the cottage for
the first time, this Easter.
is a public holyday in Norway, and Charles and I have not been
at work today.
We have had a
wonderful Easter weather today. Sunny weather with no clouds.
Unfortunately it is a cold wind, but it's okey, as long as you
wear warm winter clothes.
and I (and our two dogs, of course), has been on a walking
tour together with some friends. This walking tour was
arranged by some lokal organizer. We were walking over snowy
fields, on the beach, and on roads without snow. It was almost
like we had several seasons during our walking tour.
the walking tour, we bought ourselves a delicious dinner at
the premises. When we came home, we sat in the sunshine on our
terrace, with a cup of cocoa each. We agreed that we have had
a wonderful day.
drove for 3 hours, and met Cecilie and Joakim's father.
Cecilie and Joakim are going to spend their Easter holiday
together with him. He lives a 6 hours journey from us, and we
both drove for 3 hours, and met on the half way.
We had a
wonderful sunny Spring weather yesterday, but it was a bit
chilly. Today it's unfortunately cloudy. We even have had som
snow in the air, but, luckily, not enough to be any snow on
I still have my
cold, but I am much better now, than I was erlier this week.
and I have been walking Chico and Rex in the woods today. We
were very lucky with the weather. We had nice weather during
our walk, but when we got home, it started to snow. I hope
that it won't snow much now. I want to have Spring! We took
this photos of me and the dogs during our walk today:
I have posted
this photo, and two other photos from our walk today, at my
Easter pages, and at my pages about
Rex. In addition to
this, I have posted a photo of Chico and Rex,
I stroll a round
in our garden, before it started to snow. I was very happy to
discover that the Spring flower Hepatica nibilis that I bought
last year has flower buds! Some years ago, I bought Hepatica,
too, but it did not survive the winter. It was very nice to
discover that this one have survived, and on top of it all,
has flower buds. I have posted a photo of it on my garden
Today it's Palm
Sunday, and the Easter is about to come.
Charles and I
are going to work for the next two and a half day. Then we are
going to enjoy our Easter holiday, and have some day's off.
I wish you all a
very happy Easter!
Today it's 14
years since Cecilie was baptised.
After 3 days
home from work, I have been to the ear aqupunkturer, today.
She put 7 needles in my ear, at the points for influenza,
energy and other in relation to my illness. It might seem
strange, but a couple of hours after this, I started to feel
better. It is not like I suddenly by miracle, was well, but I
certainly felt much better, and I had less pain in my head and
throad. This is the first time, during these 3 days that I am
managed to participate at the dancing course. But the only
reason I managed this, was because the dance that we were
learning on this course, is a very slow dance. I did even not
get sweaty during the 2 hours dancing course.
dancing course, I went to the culture cafè, together with
Charles and Joakim, while Cecilie was sitting by the swimming
poole, selling tickets to people who wants to swim, and after
selling tickets, she was swimming herself, too.
I have been home from work
today too. In fact, I am in worse shape today, than yesterday.
I belive that I might thank myself for that.
Every year, Norwegian
churches and congregations mobilise people for fundraising
activities all over Norway. The majority of NCA's Lenten Campaign
fundraising is carried out by volunteers across Norway. Every year,
thousands of young confirmants, their parents, and local
congregation members go from door to door raising both money and
public awareness for global justice. Norwegian Church Aid chooses a
different theme for the campaign each year, related to a specific
area of NCA's work.
evening was the day for this Campaign, and Cecilie who is
going to be confirmated this year, participated in this, just
like the other 40 000 confirmants from all over Norway. I had volunteered
to drive some of the children, so that they were able to go
from door to door, and ask for money for the good cause. I
drove Cecilie and a friend of her. I did not leave the car,
because I was ill. But the girls went from door to door, while
I drove them, when the distances were too long to walk. I do
not know how much money they raised, but I belive that they
god quite much.
Today I am going
to stay indoors the entire day, and do nothing. Exept that
both Cecilie and Joakim are not going to school tomorrow, they
are going to bring their skies, and are going to be outdoors
the entire day, together with the other pupils, skiing and
enjoying snow and outdoor life. We must find the skies and
shoes that Cecilie and Joakim are going to wear tomorrow. We
must also plan some cocoa and sausages for their "skiing
day". But luckily Charles can help me with this, when he gets
home from work.
In addition to
this, I am supposed to bake a cake until tomorrow evening.
Joakim's class (and some other classes) are arranging a
culture cafè tomorrow evening. But as it seems now, I belive
that I am going to bring a cake bought from the grocery store,
instead of a home made cake.
On top of all
this, the dancing course, Boogie woogie, continues tomorrow
afternoon too (before the culture cafè), but I don't think
that I will be well enough to participate on the course. It
was not suitable for me to catch a cold right now, but I
belive it never is.
I have catched a
cold, and today I have been home from work, with fever, sore
throad, headache and a cough. It's a lovely weather here today,
and it's boring to spend the day indoors, when the sun is
shining on the outside.
saw a bird called
"Tjeld", for the first time this year.
My work is by the ocean, and
we saw the Tjeld outside our windows at work.
Earlier this week I spotted the first Coltsfoot. (This is the first flower
to come, here in Norway, during Springtime.)
My pages of Coltsfoot is
I am so happy about
these signs of Spring!
party was very nice. We enjoyed ourselves for several hours,
with delicious food, chatted and danced.
has been arranging a skiing contest for the kids in our town,
Cecilie has been with some friends, while Joakim and I went
for a walk with our dogs. The weather is nice, but it's
blowing a very cold wind, and it's freezing outsoors. Here are
a couple of photos from our walk:
I have also
posted these 2 photos and another one, on my pagees about
Yesterday it was
Thursday, and I went to dance, like I use to do on Thursday's.
In addition to the normal dancing evening, where we are
dancing for two hours, it also was a dancing course, for two
hours, where we were learning to dance called Boogie woogie.
Tonight I am
going to a party, together with my collegues. We are going to
celebrate two of my collegues' 50 years birthday's.
I have posted a photo from our
Now it's weekend
again, and now we got March! This gives me hope about spring,
in spite of the fact that we got 6-7 centimetres of snow
As usual, when
it's weekend, I have done a lot of housework, I have relaxed
and read a book, and also taken the dogs for a walk. In
addition to this, we have started to move Cecilie's stuff and
furnitures to her old room. When Charles's son, Morten, got a
job in the North Sea, and moved out, (actually he bought our
old appartment, and we are very happy about that), Cecilie
wanted to have Morten's old room, but this room is smaller
than her room, and now she decided to get her own room back.
Now we are
waiting for our homemade pizza, which is in the oven.