Box-wine Fashion & Red Tapes…

23 May 2011 – … Only in Sandvika

Sandvika is the administrative centre of the municipality of Bærum where the most beautiful town-hall is located (to my eyes) and is designed by Linn & May’s great-grandfather, Magnus Poulsson. See posting:

https://amylamsg.wordpress.com/2008/10/16/sandvika/

Had to be there today to make sure that all the red tapes and official papers are in order for me to stay! And to do some shopping for the house!! Pix are from the center of Sandvika which of course is not the same as it was from the first visit, summer of 1968! It was a cold and stormy night and L&M’s father had to catch his bus in front of the town-hall back to his military training then!

Now the main street where my first Norwegian bank account was opened then was Bergen Bank, now DnB and no longer on the main street which is a pedestrian street. The first row of pix is more the old Sandvika and the next row is the new Sandvika; the pix below, hmmm, how do you like your prom dress made of recycled box-wine containers?  The French will certainly frown on that, not only for box-wine but the fashion 🙂

Bus from Kolsås takes about 15mins and cost NOK30/S$7oneway. Today is my lucky day, found NOK 200/S$45 on the ground! Decided to spoil myself by taking the bus both ways and had a snack! Walking there will take nearly 2hrs but too tired and lazy after a whole weekend of cleaning.

May & Bjørn transported second-hands dish washer, fridge/freezer, stove and washing machine (all in good condition, except to clean them!) in their SAAB over Sat & Sun. Was really impressed how Bjørn managed to get those appliances from the original place to his car and out to the house. Now all the appliances are ready to be used  thanks to them…

Now, as always, the most automated appliance in the household is the mother – Beverly Jones