Markedsdag 2017

8 May 2017 – A Wonderful Weekend With Family

Sat: somehow, managed to be here again on Markedsdag, – Hegdehaugsveien og Bogstadveien, the bi-annual sales that never failed to squeeze money out of me, especially@Sprell…

which I already checked out yesterday taking the tram to Pilestredet and walking across JosefinesGt where there are some interesting houses and sculptures on the corner of Bogstadveien.

The excuse to shop being that I can now do all the missing Birthdays and Christmas gifts 🙂 Got him this giant USA colouring map (6’x3’/11.8mx1m) for the whole family and his friends to colour as they are planning a USA road-trip for the summer.

May&I were there before 0900hrs to avoid the crowds and by 1045hrs we have had enough as the crowds were moving in.

Probably missing some good deals, but unable not handle the all these ppl Could not resist to post in this Batman-Mobil, but it was not easy to get in and out of it, hahaha!

Bought a black light-weight blazer at Moods of Norway at a sale price of NOR300/S$48. The clothing inside the shop were on 25% discount and the road-side items like the blazer were good deals (up to 70%discount) if you find something of your taste and size.

The sizes of some of the cars here are what I would like to have, but have been told that electrical cars are more expensive than the normal ones! Living in any city with decent public transportation, there is no need for a car!

Sun: a night and morning of rains cooling down and gathering most of the pollen, waking up to a less runny nose. The garden looks greener and fresher. The grill is up in the balcony. It took 3men for this new oval marble dinning table fitting perfectly here – good for the preparations of fattigmann julekaker! Slowly but surely, this house is getting its owners’ beautiful personalities.

Nice to see Ellen who will be 94 in Oct. She has lost weight and her hearing is poor, otherwise am impress with her mind, her interest in history and her upkeep of her family tree and garden which as usual has beautiful blooms. This must be one of the last pix of John before he passed on.


Mon: packing just a backpack to fly off to the US later today. No check-in luggage etc (a fee for everything extra, including food) on Norwegian Airlines (budget airlines)the basic fares from OSL-FLL-OSL US$350/S$488. Lucked out with these reasonable fares which fits perfectly into my dates for this year due to the medical check-up here in Norway. Beautiful day to be leaving OSL with the colourful flags all ready for the 17…

Hello May 2017

5 May 2017 – TGIF

Sun&Mon: bye-bye Apr and welcome Spring. Happy May Day, a public holiday here in Norway – an ancient northern hemisphere spring festival too. Also International Workers’ Day, known as Labour Day in some countries. Pix downloaded. Good to catch up with Ingrid&HansK.

The weather here can really turn from winter to spring overnight!  It was snowing the day before I arrived – now just happily sitting and relaxing in the garden watching Olai play by the jacket-eating tree 🙂 This cute wooden concept here attracts bugs and insects.

Tue&Wed: yesterday Spring was officially in the air here in OSL/Norway.

Today it feels more like Summer that even the duck found its way to the flower-shop! Quite delightful listening and watching the birds – with weathers and ambiance like this, one can only feel blessed being alive to enjoy, experience and marvel Mother Nature at her best.

Thu: an afternoon@Ullevål sykehus/hospital for my check-up and the good old ticker is back to normal – enjoy this as long as it last! BP normal and looks like I will live for this round 🙂 🙂 🙂 Glad that I did not push myself to the max when in Nepal, as the heart might have gone Afib or stop! and was not willing to challenge or take that risk. Accepting the reality of life when the mind says Yes, but the Heart says otherwise is the time to listen to the Heart!

Fri: looking forward to seeing the result of Bjørn’s hard work in the garden. He has been working very hard building this shed, replanting strawberries on the roof-top and digging a trenches on the 2sides of the shed for the blueberries. He believes that anything worth planting should be edible…


Shopping for Norwegian chocolate at different stores where the best deals are available. @Søstrene Grene for 17May stuff to the US family.


Food tasting and shopping@my fav grocery shop Jacob’s, especially the seafood.

It has so far been a peaceful and restful week watching Olai baking, colouring, playing, etc. This perfect weather brings back fond memories of someone I greatly admire and respect, L&M paternal grandfather John, who used to say ‘Amy you know that we worked very hard to get this glorious weather to welcome you’– he died Aug 2008 age 85 and is still dearly missed.

1 May – Happy May Day/Labour Day

5 May – Happy Cinco De Mayo

6 May – Happy Bdays WONG Wai Kit & Jan SOSA

10 May – Happy Bday Andrew LAM

13 May – Happy Bday Susannah LAM

17 May – Happy Bday LAM Poh Chee & hurra for 17 mai

18 May – Happy 50Wedding Anniversaray to Lawrence&Mabel. Happy Bday Helen VICKERY-YEO

23 May – Happy Bday Yasmine AMEEN

27 May – Happy Bdays LAM Sui Chang & Karen LIM

28 May – Happy Bday Vanessa LAM

30 May– Happy Bday Hans Kristian HUSTAD