Tuesday, 25 May 2010

Escape

This is where we escaped...

... to The Land of the Midnight Sun with stunning fjord views in glorious sunshine (cold but bright!)

... and beautiful waterfalls

... a chance discovery of a wedding taking place in the cathedral

... where we were treated to the sight of elegant ladies in traditional Norwegian dress.

A lazy afternoon wandering around old Stavanger

... where all the wooden clad houses are painted white with beautiful little gardens and planted pots everywhere.

A fun weekend spent with good friends...

... and as I tackle the mountain of laundry and clean up the slight stickiness that only three boys left alone for the weekend seem able to create, I'm trying not to dwell on the facts we may just have missed the British summer while we were away and that Norway is so horrendously expensive, we could be on bread and cheese rations for months after this weekend. Instead I count my blessings because after all, we're lucky to get to visit such beautiful places... and I still appreciate coming home despite the chores!

20 comments:

  1. Lucky you! Scandinavia is a wonderful place for a getaway.

    Looks like you had a great time.

    Celia
    x

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  2. That looks like a fabulous weekend. To see that lady in her dress is a wonderful was lucky indeed.
    PS. Did you see any blue parrots pining for the fjords?

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  3. Wow - Norway! It looks beautiful. You lucky things. Good to have you back x

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  4. Ooh I'm so envious, I don't like the cold but it looks so beautiful. I can see a textured embroidered picture there.

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  5. Looks lovely, the fjords that's something that I'd really like to see. Lucky you!

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  6. It all looks so beautiful I'm sure you had a lovely time. I'm not jealous ......honest.

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  7. I care for a Norwegian lady here in Crete, watch Norwegian tv and find the country very interesting and beautiful...of course, the lady I care for tells me many tales of her childhood there and I find so wonderful...she doesn't want to be there anymore because it's so cold...but it would be great to visit sometime..
    Take care

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  8. What a wonderful place , well worth stickiness and bread and cheese for the rest of the month!

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  9. Just a thimbleful....

    Ha, so you have been away too !!
    It is amazing how even a short break perks you up !

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  10. Glad you enjoyed it.... I enjoyed clicking on the photos of the costumes and scrutinizing the embroidery :O)))))))))))))

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  11. that looks like an inspirational place to visit.......

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  12. Welcome home. I am so glad that you had a good weekend.

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  13. What beautiful, expensive photographs!!!

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  14. Wow! Looks fab. So glad you had a great time!

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  15. Beautiful photographs and lovely to see you all enjoying the sunshine. Norway is beautiful.

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  16. gorgeous pics - what a lovely break - well worth it!

    xx

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  17. Oooh how lovely! What's Norwegian cake like?

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  18. Sounds like you had a lovely weekend away in Norway Gina! So glad you had a special time.

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  19. Norway! Be still my beating heart! I had a week there 2 years ago, broke my bank too but so worth it, beautiful! and a happy birthday to your boy too!

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  20. Oh now you have me longing to go back to Norway! Stavanger looks so lovely. K x

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