USA-Family In Norway

22 Jun 2023: Linn, Ellie#2 & John#3

Mon: picking up some grocery bit by bit to feed 7ppl for this coming week,

Tue: very productive day despite of a wet morning. Interesting buildings@HallingsGt, the mural painting of the basement to a restaurant and the bicycle signage(pix not clear to see) to an art gallery.

When the rains were at their wettest, popped into some of my favourite shops, Husfliden, GlasMagasinet – such lovely displays for this pair of eyes.

The coffee machine@NAF was impressive, at first glance thought it was a tap for water, but after observing others, I too learnt to use this high-tech coffee to enjoy a free cup of  Caffè latte.

Changed dosage of prescribed meds(Dr’s office),top-up transport card,I nternationalDrivingPermit@NAF, bought OW-train ticket for Jul@OsloS to Bergen&such a deal for seniorsNOR298/S$36, and in time to welcome #2 who flew in from France.

Wed: enjoyable time walking around the neighbourhood with lovely peonies in full bloom to welcome #2.

Delightful grandmother&grand-daughter lunch at ExpressoHouse@UllevaalStadion. Looking forward to the arrival of her mother&brother after midnight tonight,

Thu: first-born+#3 arr safe&sound late last night after 7+hrs layover in Heathrow/LondonAirport where #3 enjoyed his fish&chips – pix credits to Linn.

Welcoming them to a relaxing day for chilling, walking&acclimatizing to time&weather.

Hammock is out&up, peonies in full bloom with a breeze and temps could not be better – sun is out again after 2wet days. #6 last day of school and the cousins are having a lovely reunion sharing goodies from both countries – grandmother is again in 7thHeaven!

My Shadow – RobertLouisStevenson
I have a little shadow that goes in and out with me,
And what can be the use of him is more than I can see.
He is very, very like me from the heels up to the head;
And I see him jump before me, when I jump into my bed.

The funniest thing about him is the way he likes to grow—
Not at all like proper children, which is always very slow;
For he sometimes shoots up taller like an india-rubber ball,
And he sometimes gets so little that there’s none of him at all.

He hasn’t got a notion of how children ought to play,
And can only make a fool of me in every sort of way.
He stays so close beside me, he’s a coward you can see;
I’d think shame to stick to nursie as that shadow sticks to me!

One morning, very early, before the sun was up,
I rose and found the shining dew on every buttercup;
But my lazy little shadow, like an arrant sleepy-head,
Had stayed at home behind me and was fast asleep in bed.

Those celebrating the DragonBoatFestival today, enjoy your Bakchang/Zongzi/StickyRiceDumplings.

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