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Saturday 25 May 2019

Party

Irene, Steinar, Eira, Axel, four of Irene's Albanian friends and me and Bjørn celebrated Irene's 60th birthday here today. I did not take a single picture of the event, but it was a very good evening. The Albanians did not sleep over as they had planned, because their babysitters needed them to come back for their kids. Steinar had terrible back pains, and needed to go home for his own bed also, so in the end we only had three people sleeping over; Irene, Eira and Axel.

Saturday 23 February 2019

Celebrating Kjetil's 50th birthday.

Irene and Amalie came also, and it was nice to see them both. I was still sick, and had some breaks where I went to bed and slept for a little while. Bjørn did all the cooking. I only set the table and let him do all the work.

We had a really nice evening. I can not remember the last time I laughed so much.

After breakfast - Ingrid played and sang. She is good at both.

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I tried to take some pictures of Ingrid's dog, Leo:

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Partying the night away!

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Friday 10 August 2018

Moving and going to a wedding

The first part of the day was spent moving.The truck from the moving company came. Anja were there to help out. I did practical things like getting us insurance for our two storage spaces. I then drove to Askim, showered, changed into a dress and waited for Bjørn to come. We were going to Eira and Axel's wedding. Funnily enough, when Bjørn had come home after being at the storage room, he had parked in the garage, and then power had gone, so that he no longer could open the garage door. He phoned to tell me. We were running short of time, so I told him to take a taxi and I would drive and meet him half way. So he did, I drove us to Sarpsborg and we came to the wedding just in time. Amalie was also there, looking as beautiful as ever.

Since the bride and groom are both transsexual, it was a Pride-themed wedding. Bjørn was so worn out that he fell asleep a couple of times, and he was completely shattered at the end of the day. Pride.jpg

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Thursday 21 December 2017

Visit from Irene

Irene visited. And of course she admired the Christmas hat I got from my boss, Lene. She did look lovely in it.

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Sunday 23 July 2017

Sun, sea birds and social life

Woke up to beautiful sunny weather. Have been out on the veranda the whole day. Our friend Erik is a bus driver, and his route goes out to this place, so he had his break here today. Short visit, but so nice to talk to him.Irene was already here when he came, she spent the whole day here. So good to have entire day out in the sun, and with good people!

And the birdies were right there. This place gives the best photo opportunities!

Saturday 8 July 2017

A visit to Sarpsborg

Got up early to go to a shopping mall. Realised we had no reason to go there after all, and then wondered what we should do with this day. Bjørn phoned Irene, she was home. Went there and had lunch with her, Eira and Axel. Took the scenic route home.

Friday 7 August 2015

About to have a weekend off

Drove the boy to his visiting home. Went on to visit Irene og Eira. Went out to eat at Dickens, then back to them for coffee and dessert.

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Wednesday 15 July 2015

Irene og Eira

A visit from Irene and Eira, formerly known as Jardar. She is now a girl, hence the name change. Always nice to have them here.

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Sunday 25 January 2015

Weekend

All of a sudden weekend was here. And during the week, our world has filled up with snow. On Saturday I volunteered to do the weekend grocery shopping. I got two meters from the garage before I was stuck in the snow. I went in to tell Bjørn and together we spent three quarters digging out the car and clearing away enough snow for me to manage to get on to the road. The road was relatively free from snow, but made up for it by being full of ice. Other than that, I do not really understand what happened to Saturday.

Sunday held a treat for me. Bjørn took the kid with him to visit Irene and Jardar, and I got half a day of alone time. I have read a bit of Go, read 50 pages further in the book on Ibsen, slept a little and been for a 5 kilometer walk. In the forest. In snow. In summer shoes. Maya had a good time, I was happy to come back home.

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Friday 24 October 2014

Visiting Irene

As always on Fridays, I have three times 90 lessons. And as always, I was a little tired at the end of it. I drove in to work with Anne today and at the end of the workday, Bjørn came to pick me up and we drove to Sarpsborg to visit Irene. We had a very nice evening there, and a couple of hours before we left, her boyfriend came also. It had been a while since I had seen him; he is so allergic to dogs that he can not come to our house. A good fish dinner, red wine and good company.

Sunday 19 October 2014

A visit from Irene and Jardar

We have had Irene and Jardar here today. Always nice to see them. Norway's yearly teleton was today and this year the money will be used to provide clean water for a lot of people around the world. When we have the teleton, people go from door to door to collect money. The one who came to our door was neighbour Anita. I used the opportunity to invite her and Ivar over on Tuesday.

Monday 30 December 2013

I have a social life!

Irene and Jardar slept over, which made for some nice, chatty hours. They left at around 4pm, and only a couple of hours later I got a text message from Anne, one of my new colleagues. She lives about 15 minutes from here (by car), and she asked if it was ok that she dropped by. Of course it was. She was here for almost 5 hours. I am so lucky to have such a great person living so close. It has been so long since I had any kind of social life because my job kept me too busy, tired and ill to have the energy for it. Being with people was just a stress factor. Now that I have time and stress level is at an all time low, I am discovering that I am not quite as anti-social as I thought I was.

Maya this evening....

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Sunday 29 December 2013

Visitors!

I almost finished "Black dogs" before Irene and Jardar came. We have had quite an active social life since we moved in here! It was good to see them of course, and it is always nice to have some quality conversation.

Tuesday 13 August 2013

Being social

Spent the morning and afternoon reading and internetting. Then went in to Kongsvinger to have dinner with our friend Joseph. It was a very long and a very nice evening out.

When we came home, another good person had arrived and locked herself in (she had also locked us out, but she was kind enough to come open the door...), namely Irene. Evening continued at home with red wine and good conversation. In bed at around 2am.

Monday 8 July 2013

Weekend

It is Monday today, so obvioulsy we have just been through a weekend. Not sure where it went to. Oh wait: Washing, lawn mowing, forest walk with Bjørn and Jardar. And yesterday Irene came to pick up Jardar so we had half a day of nice chatting. We also had someone knock on our door, wondering if the Collie they had found wandering about was ours. They had decided to go where it lead them, in hope that it would go home. It had walked to us with great determination. We thought we knew where it belonged and pointed them in the right direction. We also said that if they did not find the owners, they could bring it to us and we could take care of him until we found its owners. They did not come back though, so it probably belonged to who we thought it belonged to. It has good owners, but that is Collies for you... they are the exploring types :)