Tuesday, 30 July 2013
Monday, 29 July 2013
More handmade art. This time from the Gallery Sult.
I like the bright happy colors and the fun/humor in many of the items.
Take a look at the website for more information about the artists. Kai Hoffstad and Kari Hoffstad Gjone.
Sunday, 28 July 2013
Saturday, 27 July 2013
Friday, 26 July 2013
Thursday, 25 July 2013
Yesterday there were also speeches by the major, Christine Sagen Helgø, to the right, and people who were involved in arranging the festival. From the left: Mona Vervik, Anita Løyning and Gaute Birkeli who represented the jury. Even the food and agriculture minister came to the opening.
Here you see
The chef, "Ryfylkekokken" Frode Selvaag who received "Matkulturprisen", a prize for everything that he has been doing with food and culture in the region.
(He has also been a chef at the Norwegian Embassy in Washington DC.)
Wednesday, 24 July 2013
This year the food festival GLADMAT is celebrating its 15th. anniversary.
I knew it was going to be great when Petter Stordalen (owner of several hotels) entered the stage with the famous chef from Ethiopia/Sweden, Marcus Samuelsson, who has been working for Obama and also has his own restaurants several places both in USA and Europe.....
More images tomorrow.
Tuesday, 23 July 2013
Monday, 22 July 2013
Sunday, 21 July 2013
Friday, 19 July 2013
Thursday, 18 July 2013
Wednesday, 17 July 2013
Today turned out to be a sunny day, with a temperature just above +20C.
This image from my favorite florist shop was taken a few days back.
The shop has moved to a temporary location in Breitorget, while it is being redecorated.
I hope the next few days will give us a summer feel at least as good as today!:)
Tuesday, 16 July 2013
This is Ib, from Fyn in Denmark.
He has been working as a carpenter for Norwegian companies for many years, the last four years he has been in the Stavanger area.
He looked like he enjoyed his little break with food in the car, together with his colleague, before continuing his work on a roof.
We have many Danish people coming to Stavanger for work.
Nurses, pre-school teachers as well as for the hotels and shops.
Monday, 15 July 2013
Sunday, 14 July 2013
Saturday, 13 July 2013
This week we have seen scouts out and about the area, in and around Stavanger.
Yesterday afternoon I had a look around their camp.
It was just amazing with all the tents, food making and the way they were working together.
So many happy faces, so many new friends they had made.
They had been out on trips, even up to Pulpit Rock, the mountain I showed some images from a month back.
At the jamboree there were also many groups from different countries.
Here you see a group from Israel, an Australian and the group from Scotland, also seen on yesterdays posting.
Take a look at the events very informative and nice webpage.
Friday, 12 July 2013
Thursday, 11 July 2013
Wednesday, 10 July 2013
Tuesday, 9 July 2013
Monday, 8 July 2013
Sunday, 7 July 2013
Saturday, 6 July 2013
Friday, 5 July 2013
Thursday, 4 July 2013
Wednesday, 3 July 2013
I sometimes wonder if the tourist gifts that are sold near the harbor, really are all handmade?
And when I see tourists walking around with South American style hats on their heads, complete with a Norwegian flag.... I seriously hope they will also buy some real Norwegian craftworks.
Anyway, a rainy day here in Stavanger.
Tuesday, 2 July 2013
Monday, 1 July 2013
It is summer.
Do you receive something special by mail, postcards etc. from family and friends on holiday?
I do from time to time, but not as often as before.
We tend to use MMS and e-mails more and more these days.
Last week I meet a trendy and creative uncle who had put stamps on these badges to his nephews.
I hope they received them ok.
Personally, the most unusual thing I have received in the post was a beer mat from a brewery with the text: "Shame about closing time".
The people who sent it were moving back to Norway, after living/working in the UK for a time.
So what is the most unique post that you have ever sent or received??