Today we have
sunny and nice weather for the first time in many days.
During the last
days, I have been reading the last Harry Potter book, so now I
know how it ends with Harry Potter and his friends.
The books about
Harry Potter is probably written for youngsters, but I love
both the books and the films, and really enjoyed myself
reading the book.
Joakim has finished school for the Summer now, and enjoyes
their days off, while Charles and I are at work during daytime.
But from Friday
(in two days), I will have one week of vacation too. I will
also have 3 weeks later this Summer, and one week in
September, so this Summer I am going to have a lot of
I am really
looking forward to having vacation! It seems that the weather
will be nice too. I hope that we will be lucky, and get nice
weather during our vacation.
This weekend I
have completed my large project in our garden: The large
flowerbed with bushes and perennnials. Joakim were very kind
and helped med digging a lot, so that I was able to finish
this weekend. Here is a photo of my new project:
flowerbed we have 2 small trees, 9 small bushes and almost 30
perennials. I am very happy about finishing this flowerbed.
Now I just have to wait and see, to look at the plants growing
I have posted
photos on the
Perennials page, the
Flowerbed with sour soil, and the photo over
here, is posted at the page with photos of
our new flowerbed with bushes. The new
photos are posted down at the pages.
The weather is a bit better. We have about 11-12 degreez
Celsius, cloudy and not rain. Now and then we may spot a gleam
of the sun.
But we still have a very cold wind.
Yesterday Charles and I went to a
examination party for Cecilies class.
She has now finished ten-year compulsory school.
It was a very nice evening, with delicious food, speech's,
songs and entertainment from the class.
Cecilie got her
certificate from the headmistress and her teacher.
party is very solemn. The pupils dresses very nice. Almost all
the girls are wearing "bunad" (traditional folk costume), and
the boys wore suits. We were served delicious food, coffee and
Cecilie by the
table, at the gratuaation party.
It's not much
that reminds me about Summer, here. But in spite of the bad
weather, we have spent the weekend at a cottage that we rented
for the weekend. It was raining the entire Saturday. On Sunday
it was not raining much, but is was freezingly cold. This
cottage is primitive, with no water and no electrisity, but we
had a nice weekend, and enjoyed ourselves. We did know that
the weather was going to be bad, so we brought warm clothes.
Here are some photos from our trip:
The cottage (to
the left) and the boat house (to the right).
This is the
outdoor toilet. (With no water; no WC).
Joakim went fishing both Saturday and Sunday, while I brought
the two last Harry Potter books, and enjoyed reading, both
outdoors (wearing lots of clothes), and indoors while I light
a fire in the stove. I also went for some walks in the woods
around the cottage.
It has already
passed 10 days of June. The weather has been cold. Some days
vere rainy, some days we have had sunny weather, but the days
with sun, also had a very cold wind from north, so it was cold,
even if the sun was shining.
Today I have
just came home from a trip. I have been at a seminar or
workshop for two days, together with my collegues. We have had
two wonderful days, with a very interesting lecture for over 4
hours, yesterday, very funny fysical tasks outdoors (like
children also would love to participate in), and a wonderful
party dinner, in a kind of barbeque house, with bonfire and
delicious food. Today we have had several hours with
information and working tasks (related to work). Two very nice,
funny and interesting days!
Today my mothers
mother is celebrating her 91st birthday!
This photo is of
Cecilie and my grandmother, from her 90th birthday last year.
Here you can see
a new photo of our garden:
I have also
posted this photo at my
Charles' birthday. We had a nice day, with coffee, cakes and
Charles and me.