Yesterday strangers visites the cottage next to ours with the intention to buy this red cottage.
The cottage has been in the ownership of the Sønsteby family since the building in 1930, but present owners Kjell and Else Marie have soon reached the age of 80 and are tired of maintenance and gardening. Their children and grand children are living outside Oslo, and therefore not eligible to take over.
Tullen and I have in all these years had good relation to Kjell and Else Marie. We have never had any fence between our properties, but never went across the border without any specific purpose. They taught us how to live and work at a place like this. They as we, have always used the cottage as summer residence. They have been great to our daughters through their childhood life at Solvang, and "inne hos ´abon" was often the answer when we asked them where they had been.
We really will call them GOOD neighbours.
This photo was taken eight years ago when celebrating the garden´s 70th anniversary. We also celebrated the 50th anniversary in 1980, two years after we were newcomers.
Thanks for all during these 31 summers.