Monday 31 December 2012

Wishing you all the best for 2013,- here from Stavanger.

Sunday 30 December 2012

An angel seen in one of the windows at Kirkegaten/ the Churchroad.

Saturday 29 December 2012

I could have taken a picture to show you how crowded it was at the VINMONOPOLET today, but I decided not to risk it. Some people might have been really irritated about it!?

Anyway, this is were we have to go to buy alcohol. It is owned by the state, and yes wine etc. is more expensive here in Norway than other places in Europe.
More info:

Friday 28 December 2012

Click on the image to enlarge it, and you will see the little mice at the bottom of the mirror.
I saw this in the shop at the oil-museum.
Some of the museums have got some useful and creative things to buy, and this is probably one of the best museum shops to visit.

Thursday 27 December 2012

It looked like they had fun and didn't bother about the cold wind....
This is just a quick snapshot, taken with my iPhone.
It would have been interesting to find out who they were and what they were up to.
Perhaps they were stewardesses from KLM?
Perhaps not? I have just seen so many crew members from KLM, in and out of the hotel, and they always seems to have a good time together!

Wednesday 26 December 2012

Evening at the colorful street, Øvre Holmegate.

Tuesday 25 December 2012

I hope you have a great Christmas day (or are having a great Christmas day, depending on where you are living).
I hope you are able to spend your Christmas with those you love around you.

Christmas greetings from Stavanger.

The artist is Emil Bårdsen Singtun.

Monday 24 December 2012


Irmelin and Hilda started work earlier than me today.
Nice to get my morning coffee from them.
After the storm we had some snow, that turned to rain this afternoon.

Enjoy Christmas Eve !

Sunday 23 December 2012

The control tower at Stavanger airport has been decorated for Christmas.

There have been extremely high winds for most of today. The police have advised people to stay inside where possible. Some trains had to be stopped where they were. Roofs have blown off of buildings, and some roads had to be closed because of flying debris. The little bit of snow that we had today was blowing horizontally.
I hope tomorrow will be better!
A good weekend to you all.

Stavanger Aftenblad (In Norwegian) (In English via Google Translate)

Saturday 22 December 2012

Happy Holiday, Lorentze!
I hope you had a safe journey, traveling a long way north this morning.
Your Xmas nails made me smile:)
They are wonderful!

Friday 21 December 2012

I think Father Christmas has changed since I was a child.
Seen in the window of a shop door yesterday evening.

Thursday 20 December 2012

An unusual decorated Christmas tree that I saw tonight.
Creative and different style to most of the trees I have seen so far.

Wednesday 19 December 2012

One more of the artistic drawings made by school kids, that are now on display at Stavanger Aftenblad, our biggest local newspaper.
Ingeborg Ulsnes made this:)

Tuesday 18 December 2012

Not much snow left in the streets, but parking places like this at Ikea have got "mountains" of dirty snow.
I am not sure if we will have a White Christmas in Stavanger this year.

Monday 17 December 2012

A sleeping/snoring NISSE, (as we call Father Christmas) in the shopwindow at "Brødrene Pedersen"

Sunday 16 December 2012

Ada Oline is creative, and so is her mum, Hege.
I took this snapshot of them a week ago at a Christmas marked where they were selling things they had made, together with lots of other creative people.

Saturday 15 December 2012

Cyclist out in the snow.

Friday 14 December 2012

The wind - the storm -the cold are here.
Christmas is on it's way.
I seriously understand why those who have time and money go to Spain for a week or more.
More than 25 roads around Stavanger are closed tonight,
and one empty airplane "blew" into it's gate and a refueling truck at the airport tonight.

Take a look at this:

Thursday 13 December 2012

On the motorway (E39) last night.
Today there were lots of people struggling to get to work!

Wednesday 12 December 2012

So where is my car?

(More snow today.)

Tuesday 11 December 2012

There is X-mas music in Stavanger:)

Monday 10 December 2012

All the shop windows look more interesting at this time of the year.

This is "Seventh Heaven" again.
A popular place for people who like the retro and more individual fashion style.

Sunday 9 December 2012

The colorful little street nick named Fargegaten, or more correctly Øvre Holmegate, had lots of activity going on yesterday, and good offers in many of the shops!
They even had their own Christmas tree, music and dancers. Here you see face painting going on.

Saturday 8 December 2012

Even Father Christmas needs a break!:) A Norwegian spa, made by Mia, Emilie and Ida Mauland from Stavanger.

Friday 7 December 2012

We have had some really cold days. Now the snow is melting.
Enjoy your weekend!

Thursday 6 December 2012

Our biggest local newspaper, Stavanger Aftenblad, are holding the annual big exhibition with gingerbread houses and drawings.
So much to see and so many pupils put effort in to their work.
I don't know the name of this artist, but this is one of the drawings that I liked.

Wednesday 5 December 2012

More lights in Stavanger.
Some like it and some don`t.

Tuesday 4 December 2012

Sunday evening the lights on the towns Christmas tree were switched on.
Nice to see it in the mornings on my way to work.

Monday 3 December 2012

Michelle, who I met this morning, is working in a florists at Torgterrassen. She had created this beautiful advent bouquet for a customer.
Very pretty.

Sunday 2 December 2012

An old villa that I like.

Unfortunately it is not in a good location, being next to a busy road and a large shop.

Saturday 1 December 2012

More snow today.

Friday 30 November 2012

Today I met Mr. Leversen who has just had published a very popular book about Stavanger in the old days.

Well done, also with the Facebook page which you can find here

If you follow this link you will find some interesting photographs.

PS. We got SNOW today!:)

Thursday 29 November 2012

Beautiful sky this morning!

Wednesday 28 November 2012

The old boat decorated ready for Christmas parties.

Tuesday 27 November 2012

The X-mas party season has started.
Shops are full of presents to buy, as well as clothes to wear.

Monday 26 November 2012

Back to school for the pupils and teachers.
I hope it is nice and warm inside.
Outside we have (plenty of) RAIN, and it is getting colder.

Sunday 25 November 2012

There are plenty of places to go for walks in and around Stavanger.

Saturday 24 November 2012

Another face......

Friday 23 November 2012

Comfort Hotel Square has some huge photos decorating the walls!:)

HaPPy WeeKenD!

Thursday 22 November 2012

The road Madlaveien, after the rush hour.

Wednesday 21 November 2012

My colleague KRISTIN has a tattoo on the back of her neck.
She has the personality to carry it off, sporty and lively!:)

Tuesday 20 November 2012

The mansion BREIDABLIKK, seen through the gate.

For more info. take a look at this link:

Monday 19 November 2012

This weekend we here in the north of Europe could have lost SAS!

Scandinavian Airlines is still operating!

The company is still making big headlines in the news, and the last two unions have to sign the agreement today......

Time will show.

Sunday 18 November 2012

I like the open landscape that can be found south of Stavanger.
This was taken on a trip this afternoon.
Good to see the blue sky again!!:)

Saturday 17 November 2012

Plenty of rain today!!

Mr. Torleif Hansen took action when his neighborhood had a flood out in the road again.
Leaves blocking the drain were stopping the water from draining away properly.....

Friday 16 November 2012

Another view from the path around the lake, Mosvannet.

Happy weekend!

Thursday 15 November 2012

More hotels are being built.
This place used to be "home" for seriously ill people, then a place for asylum seekers, before this last project.
Even "Hilton Hotels" have said they are interested in building a hotel in Stavanger.
Time will tell.

Wednesday 14 November 2012

Good memories.....

(Outside an entrance door.)

Tuesday 13 November 2012


Monday 12 November 2012

It was a sunny and cold morning today.
I have never ever before met a jogger with bare feet!!!
Have you?