Thursday, December 27, 2012

27th December 2012

So today our Spanish and Catalan visitors went to Oslo for the day.
I stayed in Hamar and caught up with two beautiful friends and had a lovely pita bread in Aller Tiders.
I walked home to drink in some of the light and it was icy on the bridge. It's minus 15 in Hamar now, and dropping.
Finally our visitors have some weather worth bragging about.

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Saint Steven 2012

Today went by in a flash.
The weather has been mild and no snow.
We were lucky enough to meet lovely friends at Pepe's Pizza before we went to an impromtu lunch with Farmor.
Later we all went to see The Hobbit.
This evening we've been relaxing in front of the TV, being entertained by the latest Alice in Wonderland.
Tomorrow I will see my friend S for lunch and everyone else will go for a day trip to Oslo. Perfect.

Christmas Day 2012

Merry Christmas everyone!
We had another lovely day yesterday.
Everyone tried the 'spark' in perfect weather conditions; lots of snow and about minus 5.
We met with family for lunch and toasted with champagne.
Later we dined in abundance with friends.
It was a full day of friends and family and perfect generosity and Christmas spirits.

Monday, December 24, 2012

Christmas Eve 2012

So here we are! Our first full day in Norway!
Everything is prepared and we'll have our dinner in front of us and the opening of the presents.
We woke early and went for a walk into town. We looked through some of the shops.
On the way home we stopped into the church and were lucky enough to catch a concert!
All perfect!
A special thank you to the Vikingship Motel in Hamar for an excellent room!

Sunday, December 23, 2012

Arrived in Norway to Snow and Silence

We arrived safe and sound and jumper on the train to Hamar. We were talking merrily away until the train conductor came by. It seems we'd hopped on to the silent carriage! What a quick way to introduced into Norwegianness.
Super happy to be here. Bring on the gløgg.

Saturday, December 22, 2012

Merry Shopping!

The final count down to Christmas shopping and the people are shoving one another in joyous Christmas spirit.
Joy to the world!

Sunday, December 9, 2012

Sant Pere de Rodes

Beautifully situated over the port de la Selva!

Morning Jog in Castello d'Empuries

It wasn't too cold. Fresh. We could see the Pyreenes covered in snow. We were passed by a couple of groups of cyclists.
Now breakfast time. We'll be exploring the cape today.

Saturday, December 8, 2012

Sunset at Roses

And we're off to France for dinner. :D

Off to Castello d'Empuries

Last year, for Christmas, Albert bought us a 'rural house' experience. Finally we are going! Gorgeous weather. Have a great weekend!