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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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Sunday, May 18, 2008

We have had good spring days the last week, nice, sunny and fairly warm days spent outside. Here are some tulips from my garden,facing the mains street

Yesterday was National Day in Norway, flags out, school children and marching bands in parades, the kids graduating from high school partying all night and disrupting people's sleep on purpose, dressing in red, acting goofy- and being accepted for it this one day in their young lives. Ice cream and hot dogs and national costumes. And another sunny day would have been good- instead we woke up to snow laying halfway down the side of the mountains surrounding this village, cold air and rain on and off. What can you do...?
You can bring in some of the tulips and the flowering hedge and make the best of it anyway!

My oldest simply loves special occations, national costumes and traditions that are to be heeded and followed. So she wore my mother's national costume from the western part of Telemark:

Over to crafting (although if you click on the photo of the national costume you could see some real excellent needlework)
See these tiny scissors? I bought them for cutting pictures out of magazines to use in my collages.. in itself a very soothing activity that enables me to mentally float away from the humdrum of a busy day.


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