Saturday, July 19, 2008

Summer holiday- at last...

Long time, no see... but now I'm finally in Norway! At my parent's at the moment. Our new place won't be ready until August. I just thought I'd show you a picture of how we've lived the last few weeks... nice, ehh??
Moving house is just too much stress... We've still got a few suitcases in our house in Scotland that I couldn't bring on the plane, so we'll have to go back sometime soon to pick them up.

Before we left for Norway our friends Audrey and James made us a lovely farewell- party. They made great food, and we had lots of fun. They'd decorated a wall in their kitchen with pictures and a beautiful homemade farewell sign. Here we are, the whole family ready to move on....Audrey was such a good help for me the last few weeks, inviting us for dinner (more than once), lending me a travel cot so Susie had somewhere to sleep, popping in for a coffee and a chat (to keep me sane from all the packing...) and of course throwing this lovely party. Thanks Audrey!

We arrived in Norway just in time to catch the last strawberries... yum yum... We spent the beginning of this week up at my parent's cabin at Bortelid. There was a great surprise waiting for us there... new swings for Maja and Susie. They were both sooo thrilled!
We spent four lovely days at the cabin, relaxing, reading, eating and as you can see from the picture, we even did some knitting... (well... one of the persons in this photo didn't knit for real, just borrowed my knitting for the sake of the photo... but it looks quite cosy, don't you think?)
We might go back to the cabin again next week. I must admit it was really good to have time to just sit and do nothing for a wee while...

I'll show you pictures of my knitting soon... I just haven't got round to take photos yet.


eileen said...

It is so good to see you posting again! Wow.. what a lot of work and inconvenience to go through. But once you are all settled, it will be so nice. Kind of exciting really.

I love the photos of the girls on the swings.. and that one with the knitting going on.. CUTE!!

When does Maja start school?

Ravenhill said...

Welcome home!!! How exciting for you to be back! How sweet it was to see you all under the farwell sign. It must be tough to live without all of your things for so long... I adore the photo of the knitting going on even though one was faking it.
Happy summer to you!

Annemariesquilt said...

Heia det ligger 2 utmerkelser til deg på bloggen min. Gratulere!

Lindas Hus.. said...

Hei Tonje!Takk for herlige timer sammen med deg og barna på Hamresanden forgje fredag.God helg.
Hilsen Linda :))