27 Sep 2014 – Grouse by Kari Heggelund
Tue: thank you to Christian’s family for a delicious peel to eat shrimp supper. Yummy chocolate cake for dessert. Appreciations to Ingrid for picking up and dropping me off.
Thu: train from OSL S to Jessheim took app 40mins costing 90NRK/S$18 round trip for seniors. Kari is just amazing. She has made baby books for all her 3 children and 6 grandchildren. And I have visited her in all the places she has lived.
We have many years of memories together, being my first Norwegian girlfriend who has taught me much of the culture here. Today for the second time in my life, I had the chance to have a grouse dinner and the first was also made by Kari back in the early 1980s, a dinner fit for a king! Pix not too clear, but those who know Kari will recognise this gracious delightful lady whose special friendship is much appreciated.
Bjørn Heggelund (who is now grouse hunting in Finmark/N Norway) during his medical studies in RCSI Dublin/Ireland 1974. Kari with our first-born, one day apart; Linn & Thomas who also graduated from the RCSI some years ago. Tkx for the Dublin pix Kari.
Fri: took Olai to his day-care and what a treat to be with him. Made my day.
The Fall colours are just magnificent here at the National Library. The roses are still blooming beautifully and all confused with this fantastic weather.
Sometimes I need to pinch myself to feel that life is not a dream and that it is real. Fun with family, friends food etc make life quite a happening. Counting every blessing and never taking anyone or anything for granted but just being grateful and thankful to all crossing this life’s journey.
Scenes from OSL: wall painting, invasion of Pink Aliens at Majorstuen! The most fancy 7-11 with a colourful outdoor sitting area! Art work on various buildings around the center of town.
Civilized life has altogether grown too tame, and, if it is to be stable, it must provide a harmless outlets for the impulses which our remote ancestors satisfied in hunting – Bertrand Russell