Before I hit the sack, I just want to share this photo of my hubby. I’m sure that he’ll protest once he sees this but I’m just proud of him. Today he worked alone on the installation of the laminates and it amazed me how he put his 100% on this task. You see, doing something that you don’t normally do is not that simple. If I were to do this, I’m sure that it will take me days to complete just a small part of the room.
This is one of the things that I noticed with the Norwegians in general, they love to renovate their houses/flats. Of course who wouldn’t love to have a cosy place if you are living in a cold country. Since the manpower is expensive here, they do the reparations and renovations mostly by themselves. Well except for the electricity and piping though. You need professionals to do that or else you wouldn’t be allowed to rent it out or sell it for a good price.
Anyway, thanks for dropping by and reading my entries. Have a great week ahead. 🙂
One of the coolest things that I’ve ever seen this year is Bergen’s Gingerbread Town. I’ve never thought that this gingerbread town is the biggest in the whole world! I can say that I’m impressed by the different kinds of structures that they built out of gingerbread. These were built by kids, bankers and people from almost all walks of life (in Bergen). So yes, hats off to these people.
We went here on the second weekend it opened. The entrance fee is around 85 NOK. There is a small shop where you can buy gingerbread and sodas too.
Anyway, if there is one thing that I love from this miniature town aside from that it is cool is its coziness and how it peaceful and calm it looks. If only the world could be like that, peaceful. Then everybody is happy.
This is Jesse my friend’s 4 month old kitten. I took this shot while I was waiting for my friend to finish her makeup. I think the cat finds her owner fascinating with the makeup on. Or maybe not? What do you think?
I find forests interesting because whenever I’m in one I can’t help but wonder if there are mystical creatures that could suddenly appear. Like for example a unicorn, a troll or a werewolf. Who knows what the woods are hiding from the mortals.
Anyway, this shot was taken on the way to Høgstefjellet, a mountain in Åsane. This is just one of the beautiful forests in the area. One rainy day, I’ve decided to go out and hike. My plan was to reach any mountain tops in Bergen area that I’ve never been to. I read about Høgstefjellet in the internet and I got excited about hiking it because it’s not that far from where I was staying. I went hiking with Zorro the dachshund even though it’s raining and my shoes is not good enough for the muddy trails.
We humans are blessed because we’ve been given the ability to think and thus making us superior to other species. We also have the best tools in the world which are our hands. Without them we won’t be able to work for food and shelter.
Last Monday, my friend and I went for a walk at Møllebukta, one of favorite places in Stavanger. It’s a nice sunny day, the sea’s calm and the temperature was great, around 16 degrees Celsius.
The view never fails to amaze us even though we’ve been here a couple of times before. So we stopped and took some pictures from our phones. Then we moved on and found one of our favorite spots which is the cottage with table and benches. Usually, people from the nearby places come there to meet friends and grill there. It’s open for everybody. But when we got there we were surprised to see trash.
It turns out that a/some group of people used the cottage and when they’re done they just left without cleaning up after themselves. Their trash told us that they had grilled sausages, corn in a can, cigarettes and soda.
I can’t understand these people. Is it hard to clean up? There are lots of trash cans in the area and if they can buy groceries and take it with them at the cottage, then I’m sure that they can also carry the trash into the trash cans nearby.
It’s funny. When we were alive we spent much of our time staring up at the cosmos and wondering what was out there. We were obsessed with the moon and whether we could one day visit it. The day we finally walked on it was celebrated worldwide as perhaps man’s greatest achievement. But it was while we were there, gathering rocks from the moon’s desolate landscape, that we looked up and caught a glimpse of just how incredible our own planet was. Its singular astonishing beauty. We called her Mother Earth. Because she gave birth to us, and then we sucked her dry. -Jon Stewart
We only have one planet. So we better take care of it before it’s too late.
Can you see the swans?
Nice view of Madla residence area from Møllebukta.
Disposable grills. The one on the right has still a sausage on it.
While waiting for the bus this evening, I took some pictures using my new phone LG Leon H340n. I bought a new phone because I lost my S4 Active on the bus on the way to the town a couple of weeks ago. I think I might have dropped the phone on the seat while trying to put it in the pocket of my jacket (I fell asleep). I can’t still get over it because I love that phone and besides I’ve taken lots of pictures with it.
I got no luck in locating it via the Android finder. Could it be that no one found it yet? I filed a report to the bus company and they said that they would call me once they find it but now it’s been two weeks since I lost it and haven’t heard a word from them. But I’m still hoping that they’ll find it one of these days.
After a long day at work, my friend and I drove to Ikea. She wanted to buy a broom while I was looking for storage boxes and teapots. But before shopping we had some pizzas and sausages. After that we started looking for the things that are on our shopping list.
Guess what. We ended up buying stuff that aren’t on the list! We’re not surprised! Ikea made us do it! Kidding! Seriously, Ikea is good in selling their stuff. So once you get inside, prepare for the battle of your will against Ikea’s magic.
Moving on. Since it’s Saturday I didn’t need to drive home early so I stayed at Kristine’s place til 10 p.m. We talked about about almost everything while enjoying fresh brewed Sencha tea in a teapot from Japan.
Sencha tea in Japanese teapot and cups
I absolutely fell in love with the Japanese teapot set. I’m getting one too! She bought this set during her visit to Japan last year.
Anyway, before I forget this post is my take in this week’s The Daily Post photo challenge. Symbol. For me a cup/pot of tea symbolizes warmt and hospitality.