Saturday, 31 July 2010

Not many more seconds to wait.....

Friday, 30 July 2010

This is NOT where I had lunch or dinner today, but I would have loved too....
Anyway, I just passed this beautiful and very elegant restaurant in the "Gordon Ramsay" tent, where chefs from The Culinary Institute of Norway, in cooperation with Gordon Ramsay, served a five course dinner, including wine.

(Anyway, today I have attended a very nice guided group tour (around lunchtime) with including an interesting tour around the canning museum. I will tell you more about that later.)

So, where is YOUR favorite place for dinner? If the place has a webpage, announce your number one place here.....

Have a nice weekend, and please send some sunshine this way. If you see the weather sign on this blog you understand why.

Thursday, 29 July 2010

The celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay is in Stavanger.
He held a very entartaining show, and 6 lucky people from the audience got to enjoy his famous food......

Wednesday, 28 July 2010

Quite crowded in Stavanger today.
The reason for this was

Tuesday, 27 July 2010

I remember this young boy and his music from last summer....
Today I used pen and paper, got his name and e-mail and had a little chat with him on the corner where he impressed passers by who seemed to give him quite a bit of money.
Well done, Karsten!
At the age of 14 it is not that easy to get a summer job, but he has created his own. Even traveling all the way from Varhaug, which is about a 1 hour drive from Stavanger.

Monday, 26 July 2010

"She sells seashells by the sea shore."
Now she has stopped selling seashells from the sea shore and started using them for decoration.

Sunday, 25 July 2010

"Vonheim" is one of nearly 3000 "bedehus" (as they are called ) in Norway, mainly located in small places, and they are independent Christian communities where some people have services without having to use a priest from a church.
When I parked outside the shop next to it in the evening, there was not much life there, and I don`t know if they have had something on the program today.
This one is on the way to the airport.

Saturday, 24 July 2010

It is the season for weddings, and this couple I saw at Sola beach in the afternoon today.

Friday, 23 July 2010

Have a nice weekend!
It looks like we might have SUNSHINE the next few days. Today we had +20C. :-)

Thursday, 22 July 2010

Tonight I saw a part of "Hinna Park" reflected in a nearby school. Yes it is a school, one of the most modern one in the area, for teenagers who want to become chefs, health workers etc.
The name of the school is "Jåtten Videregående Skole", and it is about 15-20 minutes by car outside the city centre.

Wednesday, 21 July 2010

More "Broken Column".
For further info.and photos please click "labels"

Tuesday, 20 July 2010

A few days back my husband and I had a quick lunch together, and next to us sat a mum, Anette, who was breast feeding her two month old daughter, Chloe Linnea.
It is a very common and a very normal thing to breast feed in public here in Norway.

What is it like where you are living?

The baby´s family on her fathers side are living in South Africa, and the family will spend a month there before mum is going back to work. In Norway you are entitled to 80% of your salary for 13 months after giving birth.

Look at that little hand..... :)
Love was in the air.......

Monday, 19 July 2010

Houses with a view over the lake "Store Stokkavann".

Sunday, 18 July 2010

Bodil and her dog Balder had been out for a Sunday walk.
Balder was very tired, but posed for the camera.
(The photo was taken last Sunday.)

Saturday, 17 July 2010

People living in "Old Stavanger" have probably all discovered tourist who look straight in to their living rooms..... I just found it a bit strange....

Friday, 16 July 2010

Don`t forget to pick or buy some flowers for the weekend.
This is from my favorite florists, "Sølvberget Blomster". Enjoy!:)

Thursday, 15 July 2010

A walk early in the morning.

Wednesday, 14 July 2010

"TO TUG or NOT TO TUG" that is the question.....

Tuesday, 13 July 2010

I went with a friend to a very nice lunch concert at the concert hall today.
When we walked back in to the city centre we stopped at this Gallery in "Old Stavanger".
It is based in Øvre Strandgate 92. This is the owner and main artist of the gallery, Junin Andersen. The gallery is open from 11-15, and I will be back to look at more....

Monday, 12 July 2010

"Nasty but nice."

Sunday, 11 July 2010

Did you see yesterdays photo, the wooden bench?
Well, this is LIV who is the most sporty Lady I have met for a long time. She is the one who contacted the council as well as a local politician, who then again managed to get these benches put up around popular walking paths. She is out walking and swimming (nearly) every day.... even when there is ice and snow! Thanks LIV for the effort you have put into this project!
She speaks several languages and has been teaching children, as well as foreign adults their new language, Norwegian. She sometimes meets some of her old pupils, who are now adults.... sometimes difficult to recognize them from the "good old days".

Saturday, 10 July 2010

Have a nice weekend!

Friday, 9 July 2010

She was beautiful !! I had to stop and take a photo......
Not many like her at the harbour in Stavanger.
Anyway, the name was "NORTHLANDER" and it said George Town.... so she must have had a long journey.

Thursday, 8 July 2010

Time to organize breakfast ......

Wednesday, 7 July 2010

Old wooden houses near the harbor with some "modern" places to sit outside.

Tuesday, 6 July 2010

A night ferry coming back at 3.20 AM. As you can see it is quite light.

Monday, 5 July 2010

Here you see ROBINSON Lazar from Babylon/ Iraq, MICKAEL Mehari and his brother FARS Mehari from Eritrea. They all spoke Swedish, since Sweden is the country they came to as children and where they were brought up. They are now living and working in the Stavanger area. I heard the hip-music from their car and saw them enjoying the summer evening!
Have FUN and enjoy life!

Sunday, 4 July 2010

Can you see "WHO" is in Stavanger these days?? (She is from England.)

Saturday, 3 July 2010

This is KJETIL AASEN in action, in Stavanger yesterday afternoon. He really impressed me!!

Friday, 2 July 2010

Yesterday I said " Hipp-Hipp-Hurra" to HELMA & PETER (Arndts) from Bemmel in the Netherlands.
They celebrated their 33 th. Anniversary as a married couple! Congratulations!! They were in Stavanger on holiday, and had been here for 3 days, continuing with a trip today to the famous Pulpit Rock, then moving on to Flom, Sognefjord and Telemark. You can see their car and bicycles in the background at Mosvangen Camping.
They enjoyed their holiday and had been visiting Kvitsøy, an island outside Stavanger, The Iron Age Farm, and the Norwegian Oil Museum as well as the centre of Stavanger.

This was their second time in Norway. Ten years ago they were to Lillehammer and continued north on a family holiday with kids in the car.

I hope they will enjoy the rest of their holiday too.

Thursday, 1 July 2010

Today has been lovely, up to +20C, blue sky and nice and sunny!
I enjoyed a quiet walk this morning, and saw many nice spots and places I used to go to when I was a child. Look who I met, the swan who was busy preening, and I caught a reflection too,
so I add this photo to the monthly theme day.

Anyway, "Hipp - Hipp - Hurra" to Helma & Peter!!:)
Tomorrow I will tell you why I wrote this.....