tirsdag, mai 25, 2010

17. mai

For the first time our little granddaughter was attending the childrens parade in Oslo. Therefore we had to go there to see her. The 17. of May is the national day here in Norway and people dress in their finest cloth. More and more people wears their National Costume (bunad). There are different National Costumes from different places in the country. Mine is from the county of Telemark, eastern part. My granddaughter Helene, was wearing a childrens costume from Hardanger, embroidered with pearls.
When we were standing there watching, my husband suddenly saw my brother standing only 10 metres from us absolutely unaware of us being in Oslo.
 I went up to him and greeted him. His wife was of course also there so my husband took a photo of my sister-in-law and me both wearing our National Costumes. After the parade we were just walking around in the city centre of Oslo to watch the people. It is so nice to see all people dressed in their different costumes. Many people also wear what we call "fantasy" costumes. They are often very look-a-like the National Costumes. Martin, Helenes brother of nearly 5 years wore his "fantasy" costume.
 Afterwards we took the train back to our Drammen. We had to prepare some food to bring with us when we later on were going to a friend to spend the rest of the day with many old friends. It is a tradition we have had for almost 30 years. We are never very late but rather tired after that day. There are so much walking :-).


Since last time I wrote I have been on a week's holiday to Egypt and Sharm el Sheik with my husband. We wanted to feel the warmth and leave the snow behind us. One Saturday we sat watching TV and south. We landed on an offer to Egypt and I went immediately to the internet and bought a week there 2 weeks later. Actually we have been there before so we knew the place.

Our room boy did wonderful things with our towels every day we returned from our day on the beach. The red spots you can see on all the pictures are leaves from the Hibiscus plant that growed all around. He was a real artist. He also used the remote control in the gap of the crocodile.

We had a wonderful time there with snorkling in the sea and looking at fishes in all colours. It feels like snorkling in an aquarium. I love it and cannot have enough of it. There are also beautiful corals there. Unfortunately I do not have a camera that goes under water so I cannot show you all the colourful fishes. The photo shows me and my husband an evening out with two sisters we met in the hotel. We enjoyed their company and had dinner with them several times.

Bag finished

Now my bag is finally finished but I have had big trouble with my blog at the moment and have had for months. I cannot see my contributions when I try to look at it on the screen. Here is the picture of my bag: