Tuesday 30 April 2013

Not many people here in Stavanger have a beautiful gate like this.
I think the owners are lucky.

Monday 29 April 2013

On my walk this morning I passed this entrance.
Look at the door.
It looks old and very pretty.
A nice door to come home to I guess.
Some sunshine followed with heavy rain later.
Where is spring?

Sunday 28 April 2013

I passed a (garage) door, and it was decorated with a black cat.

Perhaps the model is the family cat ?

Saturday 27 April 2013

I have told you that Stavanger is quite international.

We even have an international cafe, and on Saturdays you can get food from different countries.
Today it was Japanese food on the menu.
They also had a slideshow with images from Japan and an animated film which we unfortunately did not get to see.

We met Kenji, who is from a place near Tokyo, and was living in the U.S before coming here to Stavanger. He now works for an American oil company.  The cute little daughter is named Mio and her mother is from Hiroshima.

It was the first time I visited the cafe.

It is at Nytorget.

Do not forget to bring cash, because they do not take any plastic cards.

Friday 26 April 2013

I got a beautiful bouquet today.
It was a really nice surprise!

To all my blog followers:


Thursday 25 April 2013

It is rain and fairly cold outside.
Nice to go to PHILEAS FOGG, for a drink and some food tonight.

Wednesday 24 April 2013

Hopefully it will be warmer soon.

This is from the area around the University.

Tuesday 23 April 2013

RUSS 2013.

I got a hug from the young woman to the left today.
And the young man to the right held a speech in front of a statue at the old marketplace.
It was all filmed by the girl in the middle.

They have had 13 years at school, and they might continue being students for some more years.

Anyway, for those who are following my blog, please click on RUSS under the image, for more info.

They were all from the collage St. Olav, and from the same class.

I wish each one of you, lot`s of FUN when you celebrate with other RUSS.

Unfortunately, I was in a hurry, so if you see this on Facebook, please add your names if you want to.

Monday 22 April 2013

I guess I could have named this: "Made in Finland".

It is design material from MARIMEKKO, that is very popular and at the mall "Magasin Blaa" you will find a shop selling their products.

I read in a fashion book that it was Jacqueline Kennedy who bought some summer dresses, and just like some Royals or other photographed people these days, started a new trend.

Sunday 21 April 2013

A brilliant idea, turned out to be a great event today!
The Stavanger Council arranged http://www.apengarasje.no

People from Stavanger and the nearby area could add their sale to a list on internet, and put out information about what they wanted to sell from their garages and gardens.

I visited a place where the owner was soon going to move from a house to a flat, so there were all sorts of things for sale.

Here you see Trine, the owners daughter, and some of the items that were for sale.
I guess most were gone not long after I went.

Saturday 20 April 2013

I just don`t know what to say.........

Friday 19 April 2013

Today I went to the Norwegian Cookbook Museum together with a friend who is a very good cook.
We had a very interesting guided tour, not only to see the new and old cook books, old menus (written in French) from famous old hotels in Christiania (the name used for Oslo long time ago), but also to see the beginning of wine production.
They have already more than 6000 books, with more to come.

They also have a very professional kitchen, a restaurant as well as a auditorium for lectures etc.
The museum is part of the university here in Stavanger, and the university also provides hotel management courses for people who want to work in that branch.

Our guide was Mr. Helge Jørgensen, a gentleman and an Associate Professor, who has many years in the branch, and who for years have been a real enthusiast in getting the museum up to running!

Great to be there!

So which chef is your favorite, or what cookbook is your favorite??

Thursday 18 April 2013

Rain rain go away....

Wednesday 17 April 2013

Another Instagram image.

This time from the Nespresso shop that opened recently.
I had my first visit there today.
Yes, I love good coffee, including real Italian and Turkish coffee too.
The beautiful young woman, is Camilla, from Brazil. (Coffee specialist).
She has been living in Norway for the last 5-6 years and speaks Norwegian very well!

So now there are NESPRESSO shops in Oslo, Bergen and finally STAVANGER!:)

Tuesday 16 April 2013

There can`t be many teenage girls left in the country who have not headed for OSLO!

JUSTIN BIEBER will give a concert in our capital TONIGHT, and also the next two evenings.

I had a quick chat with two of the lucky girls.
LINN and MARITA, who both had been looking forward to this for a year!

They looked soooooo happy, and I hope they will have an unforgettable time!

Have FUN and keep WARM!

Many parents had taken time off, to travel and be together with their youngsters.

Monday 15 April 2013

Morning has broken.....

Sunday 14 April 2013

This is a Norwegian text that I think I will not translate......

Saturday 13 April 2013

They enjoyed the view too....

Friday 12 April 2013

There are some nice places to sit down.
This is outside a coffee and tea shop at Østervåg, right in the city centre.

Thursday 11 April 2013

Cold, grey and even a bit of snow in the air today.
Here is a sign of spring!:)

Wednesday 10 April 2013

Cute little car with flowers attached.

My husband showed me this photo he had taken with his mobile phone.
I got his permission to use it here.


Tuesday 9 April 2013

Soon it is going to be busy in town.
This is outside a bakery near the Cathedral.
Another SUNNY day today.
I love it!

Monday 8 April 2013

Watch out, - there are signs of SPRING outside.
But this weekend we had a bit of snow again, and the temperature dropped.
Here is a drawing I passed on a pavement.
It made me smile!:)


Sunday 7 April 2013

Just before half past three this morning, the police saw a young couple, both age 23, writing on the mall Magasin Blaa......

Ibsen is a well known Norwegian writer, but now those who wrote his famous words ( in Swedish! ) have had a stop at the police station and I guess will get a fine big enough to remember for a while.

Saturday 6 April 2013

This is where yesterdays image was taken.

I started work late enough for a morning walk.
There was frost, but it was nice and sunny.

Best place in the region,- the beach at Sola.
Having the beach all for myself. That was luxury!

Friday 5 April 2013

Another great morning.
I am out for a walk......

Thursday 4 April 2013

This new road has not been cheap to build.
If you search for SOLASPLITTEN you will find many images as well as a price of more than 600 million Norwegian kroner for a road that has been planned for many many years.

It opened in December last year.
The road is only one lane in each direction, but as long as you do not end up driving behind "a man with a hat" (who drives so slow), it can be a really fast route to or from the airport!

A few days back we had a bit of snow, but that melted soon.
Actually, we have not had such a dry month as March for the last 49 years!

Wednesday 3 April 2013

A sign of spring at the kindergarden.
The kids can see and feel the life in the soil.
I thought it was quite creative.....
Books are ok, but to explore the real thing is much better.

Tuesday 2 April 2013

For the last few days we have had an ongoing fire in the region close to Stavanger.
A huge area of woods up in the mountains took fire, and it threatened houses as well as holiday cottages.
The fire brigade and lots of other people were involved in the work to put out the fire, and helicopters were also used.

I have google translated something from the newspaper here.


Click on the images ( from the news) and you will see more photos.

My photo is taken from the road close to the airport, a very long distance away, but it was easy to see and some said they could smell the fire even in the city of Stavanger.

Monday 1 April 2013

This months theme day picture, see link HERE, is "Pedestrian crossing".
As you can see, here in Stavanger we are so organized that even the swans follow the pedestrian lines while crossing.