Wednesday 31 July 2013


Cloudberries brought back home tonight after a mountain trip earlier today.

We call them "molter" and they are just delicious!
With yoghurt or with cream..... Yummy!

Tuesday 30 July 2013

So where have all the people gone??
Sometimes busy at the airport, sometimes not.

Monday 29 July 2013

Gallery SULT

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


Handmade glasses made here in Stavanger.
Yes, I did do a bit of shopping.
And one day I hope to show you some images of the artist at work.
I bought them at "Gladmat", the Food Festival.

Saturday 27 July 2013


Nice people, - and their stands were well worth stopping at.

Friday 26 July 2013


We have had the "Gastronomic Institute" here in Stavanger since 1988, and of course they were represented at the food festival.

The institute is well known both nationally and internationally.

I bought a sample of their nice looking and very tasty food.

It was just delicious!

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


There are more luxury yachts at the harbor than normal.
This is UTOPIA, a yacht made by De Voogt Naval Architects and built at Feadship in the Netherlands back in 2004.

For a week you can rent it for 3 million Norwegian kroner, according to todays issue of Stavanger Aftenblad.

Monday 22 July 2013


Buddha has become more and more common as a decoration in homes and gardens.

Sunday 21 July 2013

Evening sky.

Evening sky seen from Stavanger.

Saturday 20 July 2013

Good News.

Good News.

Friday 19 July 2013

The Sea Owl.

Late last night I saw this beautiful yacht at the harbor.

Her name is SEA OWL.
For more info. take a look at :

Thursday 18 July 2013


Evening out at Sola, at the harbor area at Ølberg.

(South of Stavanger.)

Wednesday 17 July 2013

A sunny day.

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

Ib from Fyn.

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


What are YOUR comments on this building?

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


I visited the jamboree this afternoon.
More pictures to follow tomorrow.
These are scouts from Braemar outside Aberdeen.

Thursday 11 July 2013


The SUMMER SALE is on.

Wednesday 10 July 2013


It is 23.00.
Goodnight from Stavanger.

Tuesday 9 July 2013


He was eating straight out of the bin..... outside one of the big hotels in the city centre.
There are also people who are less fortunate here. Life is NOT always good to everyone in Stavanger.

Monday 8 July 2013

Simply joy.

The grass is getting greener and the giraffe  is doing well!:)
Moments of joy. ( Some new grass.)
Sunshine and nice temperatures the last couple of days.
(Giraffe courtesy of nanoblock)

Sunday 7 July 2013

The Bishop`s residence.

Looks like a nice place to live.

Saturday 6 July 2013


This is what happens with old cars......

Friday 5 July 2013

Utstein Kloster

Utstein Kloster.
The Abbey has been restored over the last 100 years, and well worth visiting.
(More images after "labels").

Thursday 4 July 2013


 In memory of a friend´s aunt, who died a few days back.

Wednesday 3 July 2013

Rain-rain go away!

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

On my way to work...

A nice view on my way to work this morning.
Queen Victoria was docking, and the other cruise ship Deutschland was also heading into port.
We had a grey morning, but later we had blue skies and sunshine!:)

Monday 1 July 2013

In the post

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??