Tuesday, 28 February 2017
Monday, 27 February 2017
Sunday, 26 February 2017
Saturday, 25 February 2017
Friday, 24 February 2017
It is time for FASTELAVEN (the festive season before Lent).
These decorations, named "Fastelavensris" are now sold many places all over the country.
A nice tradition, to buy or give to others.
The Norwegian Women's Public Health Association is Norway's largest women's organization, our purpose is to contribute to a safe and inclusive society through the voluntary activities of our members. (Taken from their web.page)
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Thursday, 23 February 2017
Wednesday, 22 February 2017
Tuesday, 21 February 2017
Monday, 20 February 2017
Sunday, 19 February 2017
Saturday, 18 February 2017
I have a good friend and ex-colleague who always has several knitting projects and a big heart for other people.
It is just amazing how many babies who have received a welcoming gift with beautiful handmade clothes.
And it is not only her family and friends who get knitted gifts from her. Before Christmas she gave lots of handmade woollen gloves, scarves and hats to people who are less fortunate, through a centre for young drug addicts. The latest project that she is involved in is "pocket friends", small teddy bears that will be given out to children in ambulances on their way to hospital. A personal little friend .....
You can read more about the project here:
The image shows just a few "pocket friends", there are plenty more that are finished and ready to be delivered.
Well done, Britt!
I don't know anyone else in Norway, who does so much for other people!
Friday, 17 February 2017
Thursday, 16 February 2017
Wednesday, 15 February 2017
Tuesday, 14 February 2017
Today is Valetine's Day!
I took a snapshot of some of the hearts on this tree at a shopping mall.
Perhaps the winner from the red heart tree could win a dinner for TWO?
Perhaps it is commercialised, perhaps it is over the top, but whatever...
If all the adverts are real, it is the day to get cheap flights for TWO etc.etc.
Anyway, have FUN!
Monday, 13 February 2017
Sunday, 12 February 2017
It is MOTHERS DAY today!
Hopefully most sons and daughters have remembered.
I thought about it when I passed the very nice shop KARMA, and wondered if someone in town will be lucky to get this warm ultra feminine and pretty coat today.
Beautiful roses are probably appreciated by lots of mothers, no matter what age group they belong to.
Saturday, 11 February 2017
Friday, 10 February 2017
I sometimes see people and think, wow, they really suit each other.
And several times this week I have met KARI and JON out walking their dog.
Of course I noticed Kari's bright pink PUSSYHAT, so she got some sort of "an extra star" from me.
She has just finished knitting number five!
The https://www.pussyhatproject.com tells more about the project.
I am lucky to have some American friends who took part, and even went on the marches too.
Here in Norway, Oslo, Bergen and Trondheim held marches, as many other cities did around the world. If there had been one here in Stavanger I would have been there!
Kari and Jon are a sporty couple. If you see a pink Pussyhat out in the fjords, it might be Kari out swimming. If you see Jon on land taking photos, - it is definitely them.
Since May last year she has had her own project, taking an outdoor swim once a week, and believe me it is pretty COLD now.
Well done, Kari!
It is HAPPY FRIDAY, so enjoy the weekend everyone!
Thursday, 9 February 2017
Wednesday, 8 February 2017
Tuesday, 7 February 2017
Monday, 6 February 2017
PURE EVIL art, is in town.
I am not joking, it is the British artist Charles Uzzell-Edwards artistic name.
Thanks to "google" I managed to find out more about the art.
If you walk around at Østervåg, you can see it on the corner of one of the narrow side roads.
More info. you will find here:
Sunday, 5 February 2017
Saturday, 4 February 2017
Friday, 3 February 2017
Mahad Abib Mahamud is a 30 year old bioengineer, who came to Norway when he was 17 years old.
Now the authorities are saying that he is one of several people who are not entitled to a Norwegian passport, since it is not true that he is from Somalia.
Some do not know what to believe, some are saying that he should be in entitled to stay in the country, since he came to Norway he has been contributing to society.
Mahad's solicitor is saying: It is illegal to make someone stateless! And I guess the government has some work to do because there are several cases like this, and it should at least be possible to try this case in court.
On my way home this afternoon, I saw a group of about 50 people walking towards the old market place, where they held a protest about MAHAD's situation.
Agree or not, it is good to see that there are people who go out and express their feelings and opinions about different political cases.
The banner is saying:
It is enough now!
Let Mahad stay!