Monday 30 June 2014

Seen today.

Seen at a friends place today.

Sunday 29 June 2014

Near the airport.

It takes about 20 minutes by car from the airport in to the centre of Stavanger.

Luckily we still have a bit of farmland in and outside our town.
On a good day you might see it from the plane, together with a view over the fjords and mountains.
This plane is soon going to land.

Saturday 28 June 2014

Sunny Saturday.

It was a bit crowded around the harbor today.

Friday 27 June 2014

Action in town.

Action in town!

Beach Volleyball.

Thursday 26 June 2014

A street performer.

Street performer in Kirkegaten.

Wednesday 25 June 2014

A house near the woods.

A house near the woods.

Some houses fit in so well with the landscape.
This one is on my "Top-Ten list."

For those of you who are following my blog, click on the "houses" labels, and see many more.

Tuesday 24 June 2014

Near Stokkavannet.

Seen on my walk today.
(Near the lake, Stokkavannet.)

Monday 23 June 2014


The question is…..
Are they still together?

Sunday 22 June 2014

Beach Volley Ball.

Beach Volley Ball is back in town.
The event starts on Tuesday.

A special welcome to all the tall players, seen under the roof at the airport.

Saturday 21 June 2014

Pablo and his two "brothers".

I had a chat with these 3 sporty men yesterday, all from Mexico City.
Pablo to the left is living in London at the moment, the other two who are brothers, Diego and Cesar, have been visiting Pablo, and after a few days here in the Stavanger area, including a trip out on the fjords and walking up to Prekestolen / The Pulpit Rock…. they were ready to head back to London.
I liked their sense of humor! I am 100% sure that they will have a FUN life and happy memories to share.

Friday 20 June 2014

Swedish Midsummer buffet.

Year six of blogging started today.

I had lunch with my husband at IKEA today.
Actually, it was a buffet with all kinds of Swedish food.
I especially liked the sild (herring) and the salmon, and then of course, the strawberries for dessert.
Wonderful, and then, off to work this afternoon and evening.

Olle, is the Swedish chef who together with his team had prepared the wonderful meal.

Thursday 19 June 2014

Five years.

Thanks to each and every one of you who have in one way or another, encouraged and inspired me.
It has been fantastic to follow your work, and also to meet some of you over the years.

Wednesday 18 June 2014

No comments.

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Tuesday 17 June 2014

Colorful plants in the city centre.

You don`t have to go to the Botanical Garden to see beautiful flowers, even though it is well worth taking a visit there. In the city centre the small narrow roads as well as open spaces have got colorful plants, so it is a pleasure to walk along and just look at all the different types and styles. A good use for some of our tax money!

Monday 16 June 2014

Stavanger Botanical Garden

If you are interested in gardens, you should visit Stavanger Botanical Garden.
It is only 10 minutes away from the city centre, and you can combine the trip with visiting several other interesting places near Ullandhaug.
There are plants from many different countries and always new things to see and lots to explore.

Sunday 15 June 2014

Work in progress.

Thanks to my very practical friend, I have now started on a new project.
Changing the colors on the walls.
A work in progress, but I am satisfied with the results so far.

Saturday 14 June 2014

The North Sea Cycle Race.

These guys are just 3 out of 12.500 people who participated in todays annual cycle race. (Nordsjørittet)
The North Sea Cycle Race from Egersund to Sandnes is a huge event, especially for some men!
91 km and with today's sunshine and blue skies, just perfect for these sporty people!

Friday 13 June 2014

Mixed styles.

A Church / Mission house with an interesting mixture of styles.

Thursday 12 June 2014

A new art exhibition.

Art by Irma Salo Jæger can be seen at Hå Gamle Prestegård now.
Always nice to explore art exhibitions.

Wednesday 11 June 2014

Life as a student.

I guess it is a student relaxing before or after the exam(s), who is enjoying the sunshine outside one of the student accommodations.
It was another great summer day today.

Tuesday 10 June 2014


Not that I have seen or met any famous chess players, but there have been several in town for the tournament. Magnus Carlsen (on the poster) is one of them. The people playing chess at the airport were tourists on their way back to Poland.

Monday 9 June 2014

Another sunny day.

We have had a wonderful long weekend, including today,
it was another religious day and a day off work for most people.

Sunday 8 June 2014


If the old guys finished painting this little Christian community house, they might have had the sign with the name VONHEIM up again, before the Sunday service started today.

Saturday 7 June 2014


They just got married!

The couple came all the way from Johannesburg in South Africa for their wedding!
The grooms brother is Norwegian and they liked Norway so much that they decided to celebrate the big wedding here.

Friday 6 June 2014

At Breiavatnet.

Happy family life at Breiavatnet, in the city park.

Thursday 5 June 2014

Sunshine and rain.

The weather is not predictable.
Sometimes sunny and sometimes rain.
This is one way to enjoy a walk on the beach.

Wednesday 4 June 2014

SZCZEPAN has arrived!

It is my DAD, she said with a big smile on her face, - the young Polish woman who also spoke Norwegian.
Szczepan, her happy dad, had just arrived by plane for the first time here in Stavanger!
He was dancing and making funny faces.
I could not resist grabbing my little camera to take a photo.
Welcome to our city!
Keep up the good spirit and have fun together with your family here in Norway.
I hope the good weather will continue.
Nice meeting you all!

Tuesday 3 June 2014


I like it when there is a lively atmosphere in town, when there are events going on and when the tourists arrive with their warm summer clothes and carrying their cameras.
I have enjoyed having a chat with some of them, and I have been happy to practice my limited language skills, and so happy when they have understood my not very well spoken German or a few phrases in Dutch or French.

It is sign of SUMMER when the big ships arrive.

Here some tourists found our famous singing cyclist, and were busy filming and interviewing him.

Monday 2 June 2014

The tourists are here.

The tourists had a sunny day in Stavanger today.

Sunday 1 June 2014

Evening sun.

We have had a beautiful day here in the Stavanger region.
Those of you who follow my blog will remember "Buddy", my favorite tug boat.
This photo was taken around 22.30 tonight.