1 Sep 2017 – ByeBye Aug 2017
Mon: took off early to the airport hoping to take a peep in T4, but was told that it was not yet opened to the public! Oh well, another time. At T3, the reflection of the airport CrownPlazaHotel on to the opp building gives an interesting perspective of this image; the colours of SIN National Day displays are still on-going.
After 3airports – SIN, IST with 2+hrs layover, time goes faster admiring the sunrise, exploring the gift-shops and taking shots.
Tue: arr OSL on time after 14+hrs on 2planes, full plane all the way and despite of the delay of baggage arrival (1+hrs), was happy to reunite with family. Discovered a crack in the suitcase just before checking-in, thus had to be shrink-wrapped in SIN (S$26). This is the suitcase that survived the CAE house-fire 4yrs ago.
An afternoon at Skøyen gourmet-food shopping@Maschmanns.
Checking out Sigdal, the kitchen designer specialist, have always been a fan of Scandinavian designs. Unusual chairs at some lobby to an office building@Keranslyst Allé 26, tkx to Ulrik for the exact location, he used to work there!
Wed: an absolutely beautiful day, one of those days feeling that I can walk the whole day. The garden’s blooms with flowers&fruits are such a delight.
Healthy and yummy shrimp salad@BakerHansen at UllevaalStadion. Walking pass Eventyrveien=Fairytale Rd, another favourtie road name besides Sorgenfrigata=Free of Sorrow Rd near M&B previous home. Like that they live near roads with these names. Should have a road name LaLaLane for me – lol 🙂
Sogn hagekoloni is a garden colony (a British concept) just down the road. It has 204 cabins of different standard.
The size of the cabins varies, but the maximum size is 30m²+storage space of 2m². The size of the land is on average 300m² and are rented by the municipality of OSL, while the cabins are owned by the individual colonist. How charming, even a stabbur (building on Norwegian farm for storing food) birdhouse.
First time walking here and it is like walking into a secret garden – made my day. Passed by it a couple of times since M&B moved to this area; first time walking into the colony and was excited to see these tiny cabins with such amazing gardens. There is a block of students’ apt next to this colony and it will be a reason to go back to school here if I can get to live in one of those apts 🙂
Ppl ask why I prefer to be Off the Beaten Path – this link is the answer. Have been to some of these touristy places in the 1960&70s and they were already crowded enough for me then, not to say now!! Above 2pix downloaded from below link.
Sir David Tang, a larger-than-life Hong Kong-born entrepreneur, style guru and bon viveur, has died at the age of 63. Article written in 2016, he told Telegraph Travel his tips for travelling with style and grace. Interesting read and agree with him fully.
Condolences to his family&friends and may he RIP.
Thu: safe journeys to May on this grey and wet day&evening. Appreciations to Ingrid&HansK for a delicious dinner@their lovely home, so good to catch up with them. She is such a wonderful cook and her apple cake topped with meringue served with ice-cream is out of this world.
4 Sep – Happy Bdays MayH & Vince
5 Sep – Happy 5th Bday Olai
8 Sep – Happy 70th Alfred
11 Sep – Happy Bdays Steven & MayY
15 Sep – Happy Bday Ting Ting
16 Sep – Happy Bdays Ivy & Edith
20 Sep – Happy Bday AmyR
21 Sep – Happy Bday Greg
23 Sep – Happy Bdays Joyce & Klaus
24 Sep – Happy Bday Yun
25 Sep – HappyBday Kat
30 Sep Happy Bday Mabel, DaisyL & Valerie