Andreas, my little handful! :)
Saturday, April 18, 2009
Good news! I've finally started my Norwegian classes! We're learning Bokml (BOO-kmaul), which is the official dialect taught to foreigners. Unfortunately on the west coast of Norway, they speak Nynorsk (NU-nosh-k), which is a bit different than Bokml (some words are pronounced differently, some words are changed entirely, etc.)...it's a learning process, but I'm so excited to finally start school! Yea, I know - my nerd status is through the roof.
Here's what I've been up to this week...
Checked out a local "football" game in Kopervik. We won!
Stine brought her friend's puppy, Tor Leif.
It was a big cold, but we managed...
We finally went out last night in Haugesund (the nearest "big" city)
Sunday, April 12, 2009
Happy Easter! This past weekend we all went for a little hike in the woods and hung out in this cabin for a few hours. It was a gorgeous day and we had a blast.
Stian made some hot cocoa...it was bomb.
Karina brought a mini grill and made pancakes. They were sort of a blend between a crepe and a pancake.
Sous chef Ida.
Thursday, April 9, 2009
Remember Norway's version of Pike Place? The other day Kurt stopped by and got 2 kilos of freshly caught shrimp (reke). Reke Smørbrød (shrimp sandwiches) are prepared by peeling as many shrimp as you like, and then placing them on a slice of buttered bread. Then add a light layer of mayonnaise. I was a bit skeptical at first, but once I tasted it....so refreshing! The perfect summer meal. Two very enthusiastic thumbs up!
Even Andreas got in on the action!
The final product.
Sunday, April 5, 2009
I'm back, folks...I had an AMAZING weekend in London! I highly recommend London to anyone who wants to travel to Europe...I can't wait to go back in May to visit the one and only Jill! Take a peek at the pics...
At the foot of the Tower Bridge, near Sian's flat.
Double decker sight seeing bus!
Buckingham Palace's front gate
A lion and a unicorn?
The London Eye
(Jill - I didn't get to go on it this time around...maybe in May?)
Westminster Abbey - absolutely gorgeous. One of my favorite sites.
Big Ben and Brittanni...no biggie!
I love this view.
For all you closet Harry Potter fans :)
Dad - this is for you...
"Waterloo Station, South Entrance, 10 minutes"
Inside Waterloo Station.
Wellington Arch. The sculpture on top depicts the angel of peace descending on the chariot of war. (Definitely one of my favorites.)
Stopped by the British Museum. It was almost closing time so I didn't get to see many exhibits. :(
But I did spot the Rosetta Stone!
Spent a lot of time walking around, just taking in the scenery. Check out the architecture! I could walk around in London for days.
and last but not least...
A huge thank you to the one and only Sian! I had an absolutely wonderful time!!!