It started to rain, yesterday
evening, and it has raining this entire day too. I had big
planes to paint the railing on our new terrace today, but I
was not able to do that in the rain. We stayed indoors almost
the entire day, but it was good to have a day to just relax.
Tomorrow the weekend is over,
and it's back to work. The weather forecast has told us that
the weather will be nice tomorrow. Not bright sun, but no rain,
no wind and partly cloudy. I wish we could have nice weather
during a weekend, soon, but I am happy about the nice weather
on weekday's too. We can enjoy the nice weather after work.
Today I have painted the boards
under the new terrace i the color black. I also have finished
the extancion of the flowerbed.
I think it went nice with the
black color, under the terrace. The railing will be painted in
the same colors as our house.
Later in the day, I drowe Joakim
to a track so he could drive his ATV together with a friend.
This was the first time they drowe on the track, this year,
and I believe that they thougt it was very funny to get
During our drive to the track, I
spottet lots of hvite Anemones. This is the first hvite
Anemones I have seen this year.
My page about white Anemones is
While Joakim and I were at the
track, Cecilie made homemade pizza that we enjoyed for dinner.
After we removed the soil, and
put all the soil on the lawn, when we put up our new terrace,
the lawn has not been nice (check out photo of the lawn down
at this page, from April 2nd. Yesterday I put grass seed's in
this area. Now we just will have to wait 3-4 weeks, and hope
that the lawn will be green and nice.
Today it's cloudy, but it's no
wind and 8 degreez Celsius. I decided to walk home from work
today. It was lovely to walk, listenings to the seagulls and
other birds, and looking in people's gardens. I am so happy
I am going to relax, and work in
our garden, of course, during this weekend.
During the afternoon's, after
work, I often go out in our garden, and potter about the
Yesterday I cut a small new
hedge, and today I have put some bulbs in the soil..
The Blue Anemones are not quite
open yet, but it's not long till it does.
Sunday April 19th
The snow we got yesterday has
melted, but it has been raining this entire day. Charles and I
put on warm clothes and went for a long walk in the woods with
Rex, even if the weather was bad. Actually, it's not bad to be
outdoors in bad weather, when you have good clothes, that keep
you warm and dry.
During the afternoon today, we
have been wisiting Charles' cousine and his family. This have
been a quiet and relaxing weekend.
Saturday April 18th
Look what we woke up to, today!
Snow!!! Ugh! During this morning
it has been snowing several times,
but now and then there are some
crack's in the layer of clouds, and 3 degreez Celsius over
so we hope and belive that this
will melt away fast.
Yesterday evening Charles and I
went to his aunt's 80th birtday party. She had rented premises,
and had 70-80 guests. We had a very nice evening.
Thursday April 16th
Yesterday Joakim was helping
Charles with the railing on our new terrace. I am looking
forward to have paint on the railing.
After work today, I have been
out in our garden. It's still cold temperatures outside, but I
wore warm clothes, and managed to stay outdoors for a while.
Easter Monday April 13th
This day Charles and I have been
working in our garden. We have extanded the large flowerbed
After we started working with
the new terrace, we decided to make the large flowerbed with
perennials as long as the terrace.
See photos of this day's project here.
I have also posted
a photo of the flowerbed with sour soil.
(Not much flowering here, yet.)
also posted another
photo from Easter
(photo taken on our trip yesterday, to our brother- and sister
in law's cottage.)
This afternoon, the entire
family went to a birthday party.
Tomorrow the Easter Holiday is
finished, and we are going back to work, and the kids are
going back to school.
Easter Sunday April 12th
This morning, after breakfast,
my parents left. They way home takes about 6 hours, so they
will be home during the evening some time. We have had a
wonderful time together with my parents, while they have
stayed at us.
Today we have cloudy weather
with some rain. Okey weather for my parents to drive in. And
nice that we got sunny weather when they stayed at us, so we
got nice weather for our walks in the woods.
Later this day, Charles and I
are going to wisit Charles' brother and our sister in law on
their cottage. (The cottage is only 30 kilometres from where
we live, so we are going home at dinner time.) Cecilie and
Joakim are staying at home. They are waiting for some friends
to come and see them.
The weather turned better during
the day. It stopped raining, and we even got to see the sun
now and then.
We had a nice time at our
brother- and sister in law.
We sat out on
their terrace at their cottage and enjoyed waffles.
Easter Saturday April 11th
My parents have been wisiting us
since Thursday, and both yesterday and today we have had a
wonderful weather! We have been walking in the woods both days
in beautiful sunny weather. We have been outdoors almost the
entire day, both days. Before and after our walks in the woods,
we have been enjoying the day's on our terrace.
photos from Easter
(photos from our walks in the woods yesterday and today).
Maundy Thursday April 9th
My parents, and Cecilie and
Joakim are on their way to us now. They are going to drive by
car for about 6 hours. I have used this morning to make the
guestroom look nice, and to tidy and clean a bit.
created a page with
photos from Easter
(this year). More photos will come, later.
Charles has continued working
with the new terrace, but now the weather was so nice, so he
decided to take his motorbike for at little trip.
Later we are going to take Rex
for a walk.
And then we are going to prepare
roe deer meet for dinner, to have a nice meal to serve our
This day started with rain in
the morning. Then we got a cloudy afternoon, and a rainy and
windy evening. I was at work from 8 to 12 today. (The last day
before Easter holiday, is normally short working day in Norway).
After work, Charles and I went out in our garden. Charles has
started working with the railing on the terrace, while I
finished "spring cleaning" in all our flowerbeds.
I removed all the old flowers, from last year, so that the new
sprouts will grow nice.
I have posted a couple of
photos on my garden pages. I have also
created a new page with photos of our new project with our
Tomorrow my parents are coming
to wisit us. They are also bringing Cecilie and Joakim, which
has been with their father since Friday. We are looking very
much forward to see my parents, and to have Cecilie and Joakim
Thuesday April 7th
Yesterday we had rain the entire
day. But I was at work, so I did not notice it much.
This day started with a foggy
morning, but later in the day the sun came, and we got a
wonderful sunny day. Charles has a vacation now, so he has
continued working with our new terrace, while I have been at
Sunday April 5th
We have had a wonderful Spring
Charles has continued working
with our new terrace, and he has worked a lot!
I continued working
in our garden. Among other things, I have moved two rose
bushes which had been too big for their flowerbed.
The two rose bushes is moved in front of
Friday 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! While Charles
and I were working in our garden today, we heard the Spove all
the time. Very nice and made us get into "Spring mood".
After we had lunch, we enjoyed our
coffee on our terrace for the first time this year. (Not the new
terrace, which is not finished yet, but our other terrace, by our main
Saturday April 4th
Today Charles has started to work with the terrace that we
have planned to put up by our flagstaff. It has been raining
for some days, and it's raining today too, but in spite of the
weather, we went ourdoors, to work.
I was helping Charles a bit, but mostly I did some other stuff
in our garden. (Spring "cleaning" in the garden.)
Even if it was raining when we were working, it was fun to
getting started with this.
I also have big plans
for the area you can see at the back in this photo,
so, during the afternoon, I went on the internet, and ordered
several bushes for this area.
It's not easy to draw the garden on a piece of paper, and then
go out and make it look like I want. But
I hope that
everything turnes out like I want it to do.
Thursday April 2nd
We have very changing weather now: Snow the day before
yesterday, wonderful sunny weather yesterday, and today the
rain has been pouring down the entire day. We have pools of
rainwater on our lawn. Our garden does not look nice now.
Nothing has turned green, yet. And all the soil we put on the
lawn when we digged out the lawn to make space for the new
terrace, by the flagstaff, does not look nice. I am looking
forward to everything is turning green. It will look much
Wednesday April 1st
The snow we got
yesterday, fortunately, has melted. Now there only are some
spots of old snow on the fields.
We have had a wonderful weather today. 5-6 degreez Celsius,
and sunny weather.
This morning I went
to work, but after a couple of hours, I went home. It was too
early, after my surgery, to go to work. It was painful to sit
by the office desk. In fact it's better to stand or walk, than
sitting on an office chair. So now I have decided to stay at
home until Monday, like the doctor said. I am going to work
the 3 days that is normal to work in Norway, during Easter. (Monday,
Thuesday and Wednesday, but Wednesday is only half a working
day. We only work until 12 this day.)
Cecilie and Joakim
are going to their father the first part of Easter. They are
leaving on Friday (in 2 days), after school.
During today, I have
been out in our garden for a short time, to cut our hedge. It
only took about 15 minutes, and the branches are so thin that
I could use a small pruning shears. Now I only have one more
hedge to cut. I am not sure if it is too early to cut the
hedge, but I hope that the hedge will become nice now, and not
be damage by my early cuttting.
Today I have created
a page with
photos from last years Spring.