Sunday, October 25

With memories of Arne Johan

This Friday we had a short break in our long stay here in Spain for flying to Ålesund Norway and taking part in the memorial ceremonial for our brother-in-law Arne Johan Leira who passed away on our first night here in Fuengirola this autumn.
The ceremony and the following gathering was a nice event.

In memories of Arne Johan I have collected some of my photos where he (and we) have experienced nice moments here at Costa del Sol. However, first a photo from December 1969 where he entered our family by marring my sister.
 Our common stays at Costa del Sol started a few years after they bought an apartment at Calahonda close to the more famous Marbella.
This is from puerto Cabo Pino September 2004

In 2005 Gerd and Arne celebrated their 50th and 55th birthday in Oslo and the day before we had dinner at Statholdergaarden, Arne and his younger brother Tor met at our apartment for a drink and "bløtkake".

In 2007 we had a tour to Alhambra in Granada,
 and later same year it was my time to celebrate my 60th birthday at Cafe Christiania, Oslo
The next image  from April 2008 is a beautiful photo of Arne Johan in his apartment here in Spain. His smile document the joy he had by spending almost 180 days here in the warmth and lovely country.
In 2010 we had at least 3 common happy times together.
In Malaga City in January, In Puerto Banus in February and at their cottage at the Norwegian mountains in August

I have chosen two photos from 2011. The celebration of their common birthday celebration at Puerto Fuengirola  in February and one from a visit to Crispy Cod where they had a great Fish and Chips dinner.

The two photos from 2012 covers a lunch at the Asian food restaurant Mr Wok in March, and our trip to Ronda in October.

In the spring 2013 we once again visited Puerto Banus (an establish tradition if the weather was "no sunbathing" and Sunday)
and later during the same long stay we went on a trip to Benalmadena and the interesting arabic puerto
The photos from 2014 is limited but this photo at the Fuengirola Beach after a lunch somewhere, show how we all are happy

Tullen´s birthday party at Restaurant Charolais and our lovely Sunday lunch at La Cala de Mijas makes the end of this photo collage showing how we remember Arne Johan from our common activities at Costa del Sol.

Arne Johan always saw himself as a sailor after he went to sea only seventeen years old and sailed to Americas, Asia and between European harbours. Now he is sailing the thousand seas and we will remember him the way he was. RIP Arne and thanks for the memories.

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