Friday, 1 July 2016

Thursday, 30 June 2016

Norway and EU.



















Norway is not a member of EU.
We have connections, via the EEA. (European Economic Area)

In 1972 as well as 1994 we voted, and the result ended with 53,5 voting NO, and 52,2 in 1994.
Stavanger used to have an office for the Norwegian Movement for "Nei til EU"

I am thinking of BREXIT when I pass labels like this....

There might be big changes in Europe.
Time will show.

Wednesday, 29 June 2016

a-ha.



















I walked in to a charity shop, and look what I found...
It made me smile.

They look so young and innocent.
Well, a-ha is probably the most famous band from Norway, and if you don't have (had) any of their music, I guess you would have heard this one: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=djV11Xbc914

They have had concerts in 36 countries and have fan clubs all over the world.
It is more than 30 years since they became famous.
More info at www.a-ha.com

Tuesday, 28 June 2016

Early morning.













It might be a sunny day?

Early morning, 05.30 and +9C.

GOD MORGEN!

Monday, 27 June 2016

They are new in Norway.















Norway has international deals via the EU and UN to welcome refugees and provide a safe new home for those who have fled their countries, after years of war and a very difficult life in Syria, Afghanistan etc. There are several different ways to help, and many organisations like RED CROSS have volunteers who help them to settle down, learn the language here, start to study or find a job. Some have their families with them, some have family back home who they want to reunite with.

These young men (here on the photo) wanted to say "Thank You" to the locals, who have helped them to start their new life here up in the north of Europe. They "made a cafe" and served free Falafel, played music and danced. It was a great event!

Of course there are different opinions about how we help and where to help.
It is down to political decisions.
One mum I spoke with told me that she was so happy that both her children started school soon after they came to Norway and had settled down very well with new friends, and a new and different life.

Sunday, 26 June 2016

Beach Volleyball.





















STAVANGER is the place for  Beach Volleyball. (Continental Cup Final 2016)
Here is one long legged lady stretching before the game.
Well, that was yesterday, when the sky was blue.
Plenty of rain today....

Saturday, 25 June 2016

SAFIER
















The most colourful and beautiful schooner seen in town today.
From the Netherlands via Kiel and several other stops.
SAFIER is the name.