Saturday, February 22

Medical condition and health status

Yesterday I had my last medical examination at the National Hospital after seven months of health caring after the horrible infection last summer.
I will not present any photos from the  infection but after the hospital visit it became clear that the postponed long stay in Malaga now could take place. We were free to travel and stay in Fuengirola under the same restrictions as before. But less sunshine, the newly transplanted skin on my leg shall not be exposed to sun beams.
We therefore immediately booked flight and mailed the hotel about our arrival. Everybody are happy, we are back in Andalusia next week.

However, some photos from our last stay in Spain can show you what we have been longing for:
 Relaxing at one of our favorite restaurants for a drink in the beautiful spring weather.
Having Tapas at El Pimpi in Malaga, the beautiful capital of Andalusia.
 Visiting Marbella and Puerto Banus for Sunday late lunch.
 Daily walking along the beaches at Fuengirola an windy weather.
 Pitstop in Benalmadena on our walk from Los Alamos to Fuengirola. (may be shortened this year due do weak leg)
Climbing up the staircases to the top of Mijas for a drink at the small restaurant at the top.

Therefore we celebrated last night in our new apartment the medical status and that booking had taken place. Thanks to all helpers and supporters during my stressful and painful last seven months.
Andalusia, here we come.

Sunday, February 16

Sundaay stroll and visiting a Brown Cafe

 This Sunday I explored our new neighborhood. First a very steep walk up to the Midsummer Summit     (St,Hanshaugen) with the nice view over Oslo in the direction to the fjord and Oslo City Hall.

 There is a lot of sculptures and interesting photo motives at the hill, and as an old "Guttemusikant" I very much liked this one. No tears in the eyes but lots of nice memories.
Well down from the hill it was time to visit our most famous local "Brown Cafe" Restaurant Schrøder for a beer.
The restaurant has some nice paintings made by Sigurd Fosnes. The largest one is from Torggata and Youngstorget, where the first establishment of Schrøder was before The Norwegian Labor Union - LO, made their modern building to the right on the painting. The market place is not the same today, but I can very well remember going to Youngstorget to buy fruit and vegetables.
I have lived in Oslo for 46 years now.

Saturday, February 15

Realization of arts. Auction at Blomqvist

As a consequence of our relocation many of our paintings and graphics have to find new owners.
For many years they have been a beautiful decoration of our apartmentt´s walls. Now we do not have space for them any more. Sad but a necessity.
If you want to get one ore more Quality Art objects to a reasonable prize, you should visit Blomqvist´s Net Auction in the coming days.
The painting below made by Thore Heramb, will be presented later this spring.

Saturday, February 1

Relocation completed

Moving from an old apartment in a house built in 1888, gross area of 165 square meters located at Briskeby, Frogner, Oslo
a modern apartment in a house built in 2006 , gross area of 85 square meters located only 10 minutes walk from Karl Johan, Oslo´s main street
have now been completed. The keys have been delivered to the new owner and we are well settled in our new apartment. We have lived almost 30 years at Briskeby, and hope the new owner and her family will enjoy living there too.
The new and modern facilities in the modern house with elevator and parking in the basement, are just what we need in our present situation. We are happy for the relocation.