Friday, August 27, 2010
Saturday, March 13, 2010
This was the coldest February in more than sixty years here on the North-West Coast of Norway.
Unfortunately both me and my husband had a heavy work load when the boys arrived, so the first week of their visit they stayed at home, and didn't get to see so much of the winter wonderland.
They inspected my great-grand mother's spinning wheel, and relaxed for a few days.
Ålesund is situated on a few small islands on the North-West Coast of Norway, and the main source of income has through history been the sea and fishing. The men went to - the "South-West"sea very young, and the women stayed at home, and did the processing of the fish. This lady is sorting the herring before salting it. I'm not sure what she makes of Malcom.
Molde is known for it panorama view towards the pinnacles of Romsdal, which is an Eldorado for mountainers, climbers, base jumpers and paragliders.
On the picture above you can see Malcom and my children, Ida and Ola, coming in to Molde by the ferry from Vestnes. In the background you can see the hotel Seilet (the Sail) and the football arena.
Molde is also known as "The Town of the Roses" in Norway, and on the town square you can see "The Rose girl". In the summer her tray is filled with roses. Malcom wanted to see what "life as a dance on roses" would feel like.
In July Molde hosts the Annual International Jazzfestival. This Jazz musician stays in town all year though.
As we were in Molde we took the opportunity to visit the LYS, Aandahl. The ladies there didn't want their picture taken, but they were very charmed by Malcom. And so was Mousie, the store's own knitted pet.
Sunday, January 24, 2010
A not so good picture of myself with Sean on top of Mount Wellington. I was taken by surprise.
A pictures of the jet boat that we took to Bruney Island where we saw, dolphines, seals and lots of bird wildlife. We also had some wine and cheese testing. It was a lovely day.
Sean helps me find my way around Hobart over a lovely cup of coffee. He's a really good map reader.
Sean with my nice Ella, on the right, and her friend also taken over a lovely cup of coffee.