Wednesday, 31 December 2014
Tuesday, 30 December 2014
I think most people working on supply boats, and here the cargo ship Eidsvaag Marine, must have gone home for the Christmas Holiday.
It is quiet in Stavanger.
There is not much snow left, but we have had ice and cold days, followed by rain.
Snow up in the mountains.
Quite a number of people in and around Stavanger have packed their suitcases and gone to WARMER places, like Thailand and the Canary Islands.
Monday, 29 December 2014
Sunday, 28 December 2014
Saturday, 27 December 2014
Friday, 26 December 2014
Thursday, 25 December 2014
Wednesday, 24 December 2014
Tuesday, 23 December 2014
Monday, 22 December 2014
Sunday, 21 December 2014
Whoever created the GREEN "empty car design" has done a good job!
I am not sure that Stavanger is really a very GREEN city, but there are plenty of people who are concerned about the environment, and before any election the politicians promise all sorts of positive changes.
Are there any good "green initiatives" where you are living?
Saturday, 20 December 2014
Friday, 19 December 2014
Yesterday evening my husband was taken to the hospital.
I rushed back home from work, the doctor and the ambulance staff had finished what they needed to do. There was just time to lock the door and jump in to the ambulance.....
I am so grateful for people who KNOW what to do, from my boss who turned on her heals and came back so that I could leave work and be with my husband. All the medical people who were there the moment we arrived.
The young ambulance driver, who drove with the flashing blue light, and got through in the the busy traffic on the motorway. I know it was just her job, but she impressed me! The coordination / teamwork.
It worked from A to Z!
Everything went well.
We will have a good X-MAS together!
Thank you wonderful caring people!!
Thursday, 18 December 2014
Wednesday, 17 December 2014
Tuesday, 16 December 2014
Monday, 15 December 2014
Sunday, 14 December 2014
NOW, I can say that I have tested out a hotel in Stavanger.
What a nice thing to do!!
It was a bit like being a tourist in my own city.
How do I rate the experience?
4 out of 5 points.
There were a few things missing, but the reception sorted those things out.
Nice creative details around. New owner and a new style.
The architecture and the place it is situated are both superb!
Evening meal and breakfast was good. The room was cosy and nicely decorated.
(ok, someone should fix the bathroom door :)
Clarion Collection Hotel Skagen Brygge.
PS. I did not tell anyone at the hotel about my blog.
Saturday, 13 December 2014
Friday, 12 December 2014
Thursday, 11 December 2014
Wednesday, 10 December 2014
Tuesday, 9 December 2014
Monday, 8 December 2014
Sunday, 7 December 2014
After WW2 the big boat, "Stavangerfjord D/S", continued to sail between America and Norway, as it had been doing since 1918.
When the boat came to Stavanger around Christmas time, big oranges were distributed to the children along the harbour. This was a tradition that lasted until 1963.
Fifty years later the tradition started up again, not the sailing, but children are invited on board and Father Christmas is there, they will hear stories and receive their oranges:)
A popular event especially for children from the kindergartens.
The event is organised by the Maritime museum.
In Norway, oranges were not so common 60-70 years back.
Saturday, 6 December 2014
Friday, 5 December 2014
Thursday, 4 December 2014
Tuesday, 2 December 2014
Monday, 1 December 2014
Father Christmas looked really tired on Saturday afternoon.
And December had not even started, so I guess after a really busy December month he is going to need a l-o-n-g holiday!:)
If you click on the link below, you will see more people in their workplaces.
Sunday, 30 November 2014
Saturday, 29 November 2014
Friday, 28 November 2014
BLACK FRIDAY has arrived here in Stavanger too.
In this shop all BLACK clothes were 20% off.
Well, some places there was more action..
Take a look at this: https://translate.google.com/translate?hl=en&sl=no&tl=en&u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.aftenbladet.no%2Ftv%2FSe-kaoset-under-Black-Friday-i-Norge-3574171.html
If you have problems viewing the translation then try http://www.aftenbladet.no/tv/Se-kaoset-under-Black-Friday-i-Norge-3574171.html?mostSeen=true
(note: there is an ad before the "Black Friday" video).
Thursday, 27 November 2014
Wednesday, 26 November 2014
Tuesday, 25 November 2014
Monday, 24 November 2014
Sunday, 23 November 2014
This is some of the artistic work I saw at the Rudolf Steiner school which I visited yesterday.
I seriously think that individuality and creativity is more important there than many other kindergartens and schools I have been to. There is too much duplication, endless copies of the same things, made at the ordinary schools.
I might be wrong about this.
There are some teachers around who are brilliant at giving their pupils lots of encouragement and input, and some teachers who have lost their creativity, and can kill children's talents forever.