Thursday, 30 August 2007

Here are some photos I took on 5th August.
We are near to the city I was born and brought up. Not as glamourous a setting as the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco. However, after seeing the said famous one, it is the one local to where I come from that is the most impressive. And it is longer too! Until about 10 years ago, this was the longest single span bridge in the world.

How to cure a sore back..

For the last couple of days, my back has been really sore. It happened on Tuesday morning. All I did was barely move, as I played with Oskar on the floor-BANG Something doesn't feel right anymore! Anyway, I have struggled since a morning I resemble a 90 year old needing a zimmer frame (until the anti-inflam meds kick in) Well today I was out shopping with Oskar. The cheeky chappy decided he wanted to go for a walk after the supermarket and stopped when he was inside the shop selling toys!!!! Anyway, after we left, he didn't want to walk and was a little so & one point he was like a puppet (he was wearing a harness) as that was the only way to get him to move, without me bending or picking him up. Then the little monkey made a sudden jolt and back really hurts! We got back to the car and I could feel the lower back uncomfortable. However, since then, my back has actually improved, can't believe it! It still isn't right, but better than it was. So, my son is an alternative therapist;-)

Later in the day, Daddy took Oskar to have a look at Mummy's poor old car and had a look!

Wednesday, 29 August 2007

Change of scenery!

After a couple of "housy" entries, I thought I'd post some pics of Oskar. They were taken in the garden last Saturday. Now that I've got some photos of him with Thomas the Tank, I can FINALLY use the paper I bought months ago for such pictures-LOL! I am also planning some LO's too. I don't normally make notes or draw sketches. However, as my memory isn' what it was, I am now jotting things down to remember.

Tuesday, 28 August 2007

Fixing the floor in the lounge!

The everlasting floor renovation in the lounge, looks likely to come to a satisfactory conclusion in the coming weeks! Nils is busy putting mahogany strips into the oak floor. With a bit of luck, we'll be getting a flooring company in within the next couple of weeks to sand it all down and varnish. Also, need to choose the new colours for the room! We'll be having Oskar's, guest and hall floors sanded and varnished too! Soon, you wont recognise the place-LOL!

A little bit more about what is happening here (housewise)

Those of you that know me, will know Oskar and I spent 4 weeks in UK during the summer, whilst Nils stayed home to fix the house up. He didn't do it all alone, but had help for members of our family's. One of the things that was done was the staircase. Here are before (up) and after (below)pictures.

Monday, 27 August 2007

It all happens here, you know;-)

Firstly, the front of the house has a new look and it is fab.....1000% better than before;-)

Secondly, the local History Association had a tour of our little hamlet yesterday. Did you know, that there has been a settlement here since viking times? Our neighbour even has a viking sword and axe that he found! He is allowed to keep them as the law regarding treasure trove items wasn't introduced until after his finds! Anyway, despite our rural location, we attracted a lot of people. Our other neighbour and son have a small museum too, so there was a chance to see things as well as look and learn about our "little" place. The event rounded off by a demonstration and view of the horses that are here.......did you know, one of the most famous horses in Norway lives here......

Wednesday, 22 August 2007

I know, I know...

So, we are back in Norway and I still haven't been blogging................will catch up, I promise!

Friday, 3 August 2007

Only a few more days.....

Well, I had intended to do a full commentary of our trip to UK. However, I still haven't fathomed how to download the photos, so haven't bothered!

We have only a few days before flying back to Norway on 8th August. it is going to be a busy few days too.

Today, we will visit my cousing Joanne and her three children. Also planned is a trip to The Deep and some Christmas shopping!

I'm glad to say that the sun is shining....hope the rain doesn't return (yet)