3 May 2018 – April Showers Bring May Flowers
Tue: Happy May Day, Labour Day and ode Spring after a cold dark stormy wet night – April Showers bring May flowers. Quite a contrast here with flowers from the tropics, but all flowers are beautiful and all
Flowers are restful to look at. They have neither emotions nor conflicts – Sigmund Freud
Today is a public holiday here in Norway and only a few places are opened. A trip to the nursery for #6 to choose some seeds to be planted. Good selection of seeds, outdoor furniture and service here. Could not resist getting this frog NOK249 S$40 for the family to place in their balcony for measuring rainfall, especially today!!
Such irresistible beautiful colourful flowers but managed to fight the temptation today! Rhododendron, Calla-Lily, Campanula Bellflowers and Impatiens – having worked in a flower shop (one of my favourtie summer jobs) in Tromsø many moons ago still gives me the advantage for knowing and remembering the names of these non-tropic flowering plants.
Another location opened today is Baker Hanson and a cup of hot cappuccino hit the spot on this cold wet day – my regular hang-out joint for their baked-goods, salads and with a tagline, nesten som hjemme=just like home is as good as you can get. There are at least 25branches here in OSL. Coincidentally, Ellen just mentioned a few days ago that Baker Hansen crossed her life’s journey path.
Yummy omelette to start the day, first time tasted it baked in a muffin-pan made by #6. Checked out the new À L’aise, with their Danish chef Ulrik Jepsen who has experiences from known Michelin***restaurant. It was closed today and also probably not within my budget! Home-made Lemon-Grass-Chicken was on my dinner menu!
Wed: today the white blossoms are in full bloom in town, not long ago the roads were white with snow and soon they will be white again, not with snow but with all these blossoms when its time for the leafs to take over.
Perfect weather and temps for an hour walk to OsloS and with billboards – Ett tog erstatter 600 biler=One train replaces 600cars, am more than happy to walk, especially when I can stop by Freia to pick up a few pieces of my favourite chocolate. Appreciations to Evy for taking time to meet, has been 40yrs ago since we last met!! Had a good time catching up and reminiscing about our Tromsø days where we crossed path at the Music School there&then.
The cherry blossom represents the fragility and the beauty of life. It’s a reminder that life is almost overwhelmingly beautiful but that it is also short. Due to their short bloom time, Sakura blossoms are a metaphor for life itself: beautiful yet fleeting…
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