Wednesday, July 25, 2018

The heat is on...

We’re currently experiencing temperatures not quite «normal» to these parts of the world - and not seen since around 1947. With temperatures reaching up to (and some days over) 30 degrees celsius - and it’s lasted for a good month or two now - everything is dry and yellow/brown. No campfires, no bbq and very restricted use of water is now a part of our summer of 2018. (Normally spent playing in water and bbq’ing «every day».) And the rain? Well, the last _good_ showers that came, came around June 17th (soaking mul and me while going to a concert)...

We’ve spent the past week and a half travelling in Denmark and Germany - Germany was greener than both Denmark and Norway, but the heat is the same in all three countries. 

Today we went to Legoland (Billund) - and today was the first time I ever saw drops of sweat literally running on A. Just look at her shoulder in the picture! (And this was when we were sitting inside, building towers out of Duplo..)

We evacuated in to Lalandia and the swimming pool a short while later (after leaving some cash behind at the shop). 

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

FibreShare June 2018

Last Fall I joined the FibreShare for the first time - and you might remember my post back in January about my experiences. Well, after much consideration - and seeing all the pictures from 2018's first round - I decided to join again.

I sent my parcel off to Idaho, wrapping each item separately (based on the contents) and with a little note explaining what it was (or giving hints). One big parcel is alway fun - several small ones are more fun?

In my parcel I included Norwegian yarn, chocolate, coffee and tea, stitchmarkers and a row counter, a sticker, two mini charm packs and two pieces of Tilda fabric (Tilda being a norwegian designer of both fabric and patterns). The recipient was also a quilter, so I just had to include some fabric. I also included a box of Stupedama saltpastiller, which is a personal favorite of mine.

The parcel arrived safely to Anne in Idaho - and I am very happy to report that she loved everything - even the Stupedama!

I had to wait for the postal services to do "their thing" for a while before finally receiving a note stating that there was a parcel waiting for me at the post office. And Laura from Wisconsin truly spoiled me!

Look! Each item is wrapped in fabric! (Laura is also a quilter - what's the chance of that?)

The picture doesn't show the colours as they really are - the colours are wonderful! The little football player was a gift for P - and he loved it too. And there's a box of stitchmarkers, chocholate (yummy....), a soap (which makes everything smell like candy) and a fridge magnet with a map of Wisconsin.

Laura made this gorgeous card herself - don't you just love the poppys?

She even included a little gift for A - a cute cow (because Wisconsin is the dairy state). A loved it so much it got to sleep in her bed.

And look! It even has her name on it! Coincidence?

Here's another picture of P's football player. He loves LEGOs, so this was really right up his alley!


Thank you Anne, Laura and the FibreShare team!

Thursday, July 05, 2018

June was filled with music

June - and the beginning of July - was a month filled with music. In the beginning of June, I ended up on the Marilyn Manson concert with a friend from work. 66 minutes of fun! Manson played both a few newer songs and some of the classics - including a cover version of Eurythmic's Sweet dreams are made of this.

In the middle of June, mom and I went to see Queen and Adam Lambert. This was a really fun concert! All the good old classics, and a very nice tribute to both Freddy Mercury and Queen.
The last time Queen played in Norway was back in 1982, so it was about time they returned!

And July started with this summer's last (I think) musical experience and Prophets of Rage.
This too was a great concert! Seeing the guys from Rage Against the Machine (and Audioslave) again was awesome (last time we saw them was back in 2002, I think).

The rest of July will be more coloured by vacation and travelling than music and experiences like this. I've managed to cross out some items from my bucket list, and I'm wondering what the next big experience or adventure might be.