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My photoes and thoughts on crafts, plus a little more of this-n-that. I like knitting, crocheting and needlepoint the best myself.Nice if you leave a comment.

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Location: Rjukan, Telemark, Norway

I am 55, have two girls aged 18and 21.I am Norwegian and my husband is Canadian and we lived in Ontario,Canada for 8 years.For the last 15years we have lived in my hometown in Norway.I am a teacher and I work full time. We have a dog, Emma. She is a brown labrador. Our town is spectacular; situated in a deep valley right by a high mountain.

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Tuesday, June 23, 2009

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Sunday, August 17, 2008

My new blog is very active

I haven't taken the time to check how it works on this blog when you don't keep it "alive with new postings. Am going to roam around in here now to see...
Just to remind you, if you come visiting-: my new blog is very active!!! I post often.

Monday, July 14, 2008

New blog adress

I have opened a new account on wordpress. Here is my new blog: http//
I have to come up with a name, but no good ideas have popped into my head yet.

Sunday, July 13, 2008

There's nothing like a slow morning with coffee.. and some bloghopping!
I'd like to show you a sculpture my niece made: Grapes made of little wooden blocks that she spray painted. Isn't it great?!

Saturday, July 12, 2008

The girls and I went to my sister's for two days.. like I mentioned in the previous post. Got back home around 11:30 last night, the girls both asleep i the car for the last part of the drive( which took place in heavy rainshowers)
The first day we went to Oslo to take a walk along a part of the Aker River.My oldest took this photo of the rest of us, my sister, niece and my youngest.

Wonderful weather, good temperature, lovely scenery and a couple of blisters on my toes (which were tended to by a footbath in the evening accompanied by lots of good white wine)
Here are some pictures from the walk.

An old factory building made into an apartment building

old English style houses buildt for some of the factory workers around the 1900.

One of the factories.

A little lucnh break outside one of the buildings that the Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation (NRK) use for their soap series "Hotel Cæsar" My sister in the middle and my niece in front (and my oldest in the back of course)

I played a lot with my new camera on this walk....

This was made to remember the hardworking factory women

more playing with my camera by a little waterfall

of course we crossed severa small bridges. On one of the- a hanging bridge - this was found on the post ("I can hold 100 men, but not if they march across to the same beat")

we saw a lot of nice houses- some also made for birds..

I will post some more from our walk around the botanical garden by the Munch museum, too- but not until tomorrow..
Today I have bee doinga little bit of cleaning; vaccuming, cleaning floors, dusting.. None of it a fun activity- but rewarding afterwards.

No knitting done at all. Sooooooo tired of cotton- I loooooong for wool!

Wednesday, July 09, 2008

Tomorrow the girls and I are getting up early to go to my sister's for a couple of days. We are doing a walk along a part of Akerselva (the Aker river) in Oslo, then we will visit the Munch museum and the botanical garden. The weather is supposed to be good tomorrow. Friday is not planned yet, the weather might be of the more moody kind so we'll see what happens.. We will either go home late on Friday og very early on Saturday. My sister and family are going to Italy that day, my oldest is starting rehearsals for the outdoor "Marispel" (the play) at noon.
Hubby and I have invited a couple over for dinner either Saturday or Sunday night. I'm not planning a BBQ since the weather might not be ideal for that- so I'm opting for indoor cooking if they can come.

This afternoon the oldest and I went for a fast walk/run with the dog. I had the colour of a ripe tomatoe for half an hour after!

Tuesday, July 08, 2008

Not a "porch-day" exactly..
So it was a good day for doing something we should've done before we moved here. But today we got around to it, and that was marvellous:
That is; sort out Barbie stuff and other little toys that are to be saved for coming generations or thrown out. Man there was a lot of it!Everything you see on the floor is garbage- and we are only halfway through at this point.

The girls enjoyed seeing it all again and remembering things around the different dolls and other items as we sorted and chose what to keep.
I forgot, however , to take a photo when we had finished, but then I thought i could do a before/after photo series from the whole room eventually... Some day.(Hopefully this summer!)