Tuesday 31 January 2017

This is ELLEN

This is ELLEN.
She followed me yesterday when I walked around the area Old Stavanger.
She seemed happy and playful, and even showed me her front door.
Two neighbors on the other side of the road told me her name.
I guess it is important for cats too to have good and friendly neighbours.

Monday 30 January 2017

A mural.

A mural seen at Østre Bydel.

Sunday 29 January 2017

The weather today.

The weather today, Sunday 29th. of January 2017.

The day when the Norwegians won SILVER medals at the world championship handball final in Paris.
Well done Norway!
And of course well done to France as well who took the GOLD!

Saturday 28 January 2017

Which book do YOU recommend others to read this year?

Last year I became so fascinated about a small book, about SILENCE. It was one of very few books I read in 2016. (This year I hope to read several books)
I saw it in the bookshop, it looked different, but reminded me of French books with the white cover, and I flicked through it and decided that it would be NUMBER ONE to read.

The Norwegian author Erling Kagge is absolutely not an A4 person. I mean this positively. (Google the name.)
What is silence ? - Where is it ? - Why is it more important than ever?
Three questions and the author tries to give 33 answers.....

The book rights have been sold to at least 10 countries, so do ask for it, if you are interested.

Let us see if there will be possible to make a long list of book recommendations for 2017.
Please add your choice in the comment section underneath.

Friday 27 January 2017

On top of the hill.

Running a blog, makes me more interested in finding out the details about things I see.
Here is one of them.
Do you see the artistic horse up on the hill? Well, I rang Sandnes council and even sent the image, but no info. from them, apart from that it did not belong to Sandnes. They suggested that I should try Klepp and Sola. I rang to the council at Klepp, but the guy there told me that the place was definitely Sandnes, but the art was bought by Statens Vegvesen, (the state road authority) so I rang and rang and rang to their office, spoke to several people there, and one of them will try to find out about it and contact me.
Time will tell.....

Thursday 26 January 2017

Roof tops.

Roof tops and the mountains on the other side of the fjord.
Photographed on a sunny but cold day, so obviously not today.

Wednesday 25 January 2017

Just a bit of light.

Sometimes a hole in the clouds and a bit of sunshine can make a big difference!

Tuesday 24 January 2017

A long time ago....

A long time ago this building used to be a bakery.
I can remember the SMELL when the bus stopped at the nearby bus stop very early in the morning, the smell of freshly baked products filling the bus as soon as the doors opened.

Today it looks like it is a driving school.

Monday 23 January 2017

Luckily it all went well!

Out driving today I saw this. A tanker with 10.000 litres of diesel slipped off the road and ended up on it's side.... This road is too narrow for all the heavy traffic.
Normally I feel fairly safe on the roads, but here, some drive like they are lunatics.
If I had been a politician I would have made sure they put money and worked to make it safer.

Sunday 22 January 2017

Sunday morning.

These three sporty men I met when I was out walking the dog.
They had been cycling all the way from Stavanger. I met them at Midgardsormen. South of Stavanger.
They smiled when I said that was a long way, but I did not tell them that I have only been cycling to Sandnes! (Well, I have rented bicycles in Denmark, Italy and Japan as a tourist)
Anyway, they are members of a cycle club, based on friends who train together.
The spirit was good, they had had their sports drinks, and are now probably back in Stavanger.
If you know them, please tell them that you have seen them on the blog.

Saturday 21 January 2017

Dirty cars.

No, it is not my car.
But mine needs a wash too.
Seen in a parking area at St.Olav.

Friday 20 January 2017

Thursday 19 January 2017

KINOKINO film club.

It is a true pleasure to watch a great film on a big screen together with people who also enjoy it.
That is what happened last night.
We met up in Sandnes, at KINOKINO where the film club show new films every two weeks.
This is a trailer of the film. Take a look if you want to.

Wednesday 18 January 2017

Raw weather today!

According to my Scottish friend, the word "vasskald" can be translated to raw, so than I have learned something new..... and I can say we have RAW WEATHER TODAY.

Keep warm and enjoy your day!

Tuesday 17 January 2017


Cats, seen at Østre Bydel  (East side of the town.)

Monday 16 January 2017

HappY New week!

Happy New Week!

Another cold day. (- 6C)

Sunday 15 January 2017


The Portuguese artist BORDALO II has made this huge big deers-head using just trash!
(Click on the image to enlarge.)
Todays models, are BLUE & BJØRN, both living in Stavanger. She is from Thailand, and I don't understand how she could cope so well, and also better than me, on a freezing day like today! Her friend is from Sunnmøre, further north and used to the type of weather we have here on the western coast of Norway.
Nice meeting you two!

Saturday 14 January 2017


SNOW (on the beach) today!

Friday 13 January 2017

Same place as yesterdays photo.

Another glimpse from yesterdays walk around at the harbour at Ølberg. It was windy and wet!
(Today we had a bit of snow, later some sunshine, than more strong winds.)
Anyway, I hope you will have a good weekend and have had a safe Friday 13th.

Thursday 12 January 2017


At the harbour at Ølberg today.

Wednesday 11 January 2017

This afternoon.

Still plenty of rain, strong wind, storm .....
Good to be indoors.
This is from the motorway, heading south.
Severe weather warnings for tomorrow many places,
including Stavanger and Bergen.

Tuesday 10 January 2017


SMUGET a nightclub for 18 year olds (and older people) have struggled in 2016.
Not smart to let young people age 17 in and let them buy alcohol.
Well, the newspapers have been writing about the place, and I guess there will be lots of young people who will miss the place that are now CLOSED.

Monday 9 January 2017

Rain - rain - rain - rain - rain

Rain - rain - rain - rain - rain - rain - rain - rain

Sunday 8 January 2017

Sjoborg Leirvik.

I don't know who they were or what they were doing this afternoon.
But it looked like they had fun, so if it was work they must have had a jolly good day!

I zoomed in and found the name "Sjoborg Leirvik", and thanks to google I found out that they might work on the offshore supply ship from the Faeroe Island.

Anyway, on the way out of Vågen the speed went up, and on a grey day like this it was also great to see some splash of bright colour.

Saturday 7 January 2017

No snow yet.

We do not have snow yet, but a little higher up, some mountains have plenty.
Cold, and a weekend for warm clothes!

Keep warm and enjoy the weekend!

Friday 6 January 2017


The two small islands ENGØY and BUØY have connections via the city bridge over to the city and southern part of our region. The people living here must be lucky to see the city from the seaside and all types of boats passing out in the fjord!  At Engøy they have a centre that boasts a large collection of old wooden boats, some of which are in use.
One day I hope to go and see it.

At the back you see the old water tower at Buøy.
There are lots of houses here and it used to be a big and busy place for industry.

Happy weekend!!

Thursday 5 January 2017

Along the beach again.

Along the beach again.
I just LOVE the coast line!
This is an image taken a few days back, but today has been sunny and cold too.

Wednesday 4 January 2017

Childhood memory?

Do you remember when you where a child... and the joy around Christmas?
I passed "the most old fashioned shop" in Østervåg, and this made me smile.

Tuesday 3 January 2017

Looking up.....

Looking up....
and sometimes I discover beautiful details I have passed hundreds of times without noticing them.

Monday 2 January 2017

Christmas tree.

I don't know how many people have real trees, plastic trees or no trees....
What do you prefer?
This tree is from some friends living room, and they had a very pretty tree.

Many of the trees that are on offer here, are actually from Denmark, one salesman told me.

Sunday 1 January 2017

A new year

A new year with lots of exciting things happening!
Enjoy and have fun!!