Thursday, April 17

Spring is here too - Birch Alergy

After six weeks in Malaga with all the challenges pollen have given us in southern Spain, we now start with a new pollen period here in Norway. According to the meteorologists this Thursday makes the start of one of the hardest periods for people with allergy here in Oslo; The Birch Allergy.
Fortunately it is light rain today, so the problems starts after the late supper, or "Nattverd" as they say in Norway. That means Evening meal (last supper, il cenacolo or l´ultimo cena)

In Norway we also have the word "Dagverdr" (or dugurd) for the morning meal, if you did not know.

However, back to the pollen challenge. This photo tells us that the snow has left our cottage and it it time for summer season.

Sunday, April 13

Hasta luego Andalucia, See you in August

This Sunday it is time to say goodbye to Andalucia, Malaga and Fuengirola. We have this time stayed 6 weeks at Costa del Sol , and the coast´s reputation of giving us the best weather during springtime has been confirmed. Now it is only 4 months till vi once more will arrive.
 The last super this time was at restaurant VIVA, which we many times have recommended for friends and acquaintances. My dinner this Saturday was the "Plankebiff" as seen above. If you have not tried it yet, run and experience a great meal.
The last "Tardes" ended up at the Old Pub where we could watch the sunset. This morning at sunrise a taxy will take us to the airport departing for Oslo and Norway.


Saturday, April 12

Congratulation with your 75th anniversary John

One of our good friends here in Myramar is the Irish John Rowland. Today he can celebrate his 75th birthday. Send all your regards to this gentleman at

To the left John in his Norwegian Marius Genser and to the right his first red rose from a lady.

Happy birthday John

Friday, April 11

"Viernes de Dolores" (Passion Friday)

"Passion Friday" was a new understanding of the Friday before Jesus´  triumphal entry into Jerusalem. 
In Norway this Friday is always linked up to the traffic jam in roads, airports or railroads.

I do not know if we had some restrictions on this Friday, and being together with Spanish people, we did not experience any change in their behavior compared to other Fridays.
Here at one of our often visited Tapas Bodegas the Spanish people was shouting and drinking as usual.
Our late lunch this Friday became a fore-spiel of the traditional eating of lamb during Easter. The Leg of Lamb at restaurant La Farola is always a great experience, but today´s leg was remarkable good.
After our trip down town, a "cola Vino Blanco" at the Aqua Bar at Myramar made this Passion Friday  a different experience than Passion described in the gospels. However Feliz Semana Santa, Happy Easter or GOD PÅSKE to all my readers wherever you are.

Wednesday, April 9


 In Malaga for the last time during this stay. Great Burger at Plaza de la Merced and the Jamon at El Pimpi is always one of our pitstops in the capital.

Tuesday, April 8

Els and Pieter + Knut and Lillian

Longstayers are continuing to leave Myramar. Early this morning Lillian and Knut left Malaga with DY5550 at 6.59 am. At blogging time they have just passed Rotterdam and they will be back in Norway at lunchtime.
Weather forecast is bad: Weather at Lørenskog

This photo from our farewell drinks last afternoon will therefore be a reminder when they wonder why they left. Happy Easter from us in +24 C.

Last week Els and Pieter left by train to Holland. Yesterday we suddenly found 2 bottles of Pot Still One Jenever in our message box in the reception.
Thank you Dutch friends. Since we missed Pieter´s birthday celebration on 25th March we will cheer you today, and look forward to meet again next time.

Monday, April 7

Sierra Nevada

This first day of the last week is just as we like it down here. No wind, no clouds, shadow temperature above +20 C (>40 in Knut´s hedge) and a clear blue sky that show us the white snow in the mountains above Malaga called Sierra Nevada

In Oslo it was snowing on Saturday. Do we want go home?