From the 1970s

7 May 2018 – Norwegian Friends

Thu: refreshing walk into town to catch up with Kirsten for a cuppa between her appointments. It is quite normal for me to find places with WiFi access incase of changes or delays so that I can be contacted!

VårFrelsersGravlund/OurSaviourCemetery, now a member of the European Cementries Route! also where Munch&Ibsen graves are located,

This time round, taking a slight detour via the vet-school to St Hanshaugen, Ullevålsveien – been a long while ago I took this route, since when May was living@KraftsGt.

Christiania Glasmagasins on Stortorvet is no longer suppliers for HadelandGlass – a store for my eyes only! Some unusual knives, silk scarf Bit of Norway costing NOK1,000+ S$165+. Looks like the table is set for the 17May celebrations.

When L&M great-grand mother was alive, she would take me shopping here as she was a share-holder and she was entitled to a 20%discount then. Got my 1st waffle-iron there in the late 1960s.

Eventyrveien=FairytaleRd on a lovely fairytale-like late afternoon.

Fascinating to watch this disposal truck crashing everything from bicycle to furniture. Ppl were so eager to rid their junk and the men in charge of the trunk seemed to have a blast just pressing the button to crush the stuff. They were of course there loading the bigger and heavier when their help was needed.

These 2dogs had such a fun time with the kids cheering them on instead of playing soccer! A bowl of yummy hot-steaming soup@Bicks hit the spot after standing an hour+ outdoors watching a soccer get-together!

Fri: TGIF and and what an amazing afternoon, thank you Kari, my oldest (from 1972) and the first Norwegian girlfriend, a beautiful lady in every-way who has taught me much about Norway as well as life.

To celebrate our friendship – where else than Theatercaféen,

a place where time stood still – charming location with lots of personality, like us oldies! and the few places that serves good BiffTartar.

A perfect afternoon with dessert@Slottsparken/PalacePark by the lovely cherry blossoms. Got back in time to wish Rich welcome to Norway. Yummy BBQ chicken dinner by May. A good weekend to all.

Sat: Happy Cinco de Mayo to all celebrating. Tkx to Karin who informed me that it is la batalla de Puebla and is not celebrated in Mexico – 19Sep is their NationalDay, learn something new everyday!! Here we had all kinds of spreads for breakfast before a bowling trip – 15mins car-ride into town but an hour to get back due to road closures for the

Holmenkollstafetten, a relay referred to as the most beautiful adventure in the spring. It is one of Norway’s largest athletics event in the number of enrolled and held in early May each year since it was first organized in 1923.

Sun: 1+hr drive on E6 with interesting wooden overhead bridges, been sometime ago since on this section of E6 by Mjøsa, app 100km north of OSL and the largest lake in Norway & EU.

Heading away from E6 before the suspension bridge to Vallset, again where the church is located on the best site there!

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And I am not kidding – the above 2pix are views from the front and back of the church!

Still some small patches of snow on the road-side. StenhammarKoia can only be located on the trail map and here for B to set up his cameras to detect life in the woods.

An absolutely beautiful day was had by all lunching on grilled hot-dogs. Enjoying this day to the fullest before having to pack and head on to the US tomorrow. Sure looks like the neighbours are having a busy day building his shed in the garden and making hay while the sunshine

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