Monday, September 4
Tuesday, January 17
My last blogpost was from January 2022, and now the calendar says January 17th 2023
On February 24th last year our lives became totally changed. When Putins armed forces assaulted the neighbor country Ukraine, and continued to terrorize the Ukrainian nation and their common people throughout the months to come, we all understood that Europe would never be the same.
I will not try to analyze why and what could be behind such a cowardly action, and not even how there are ways to go further, but support the Ukrainian people in their heroic fight against a superpower that not are a superpower after all. The knowledge and skills from Kreml to the battlefield can absolute be questioned but their competence is ZERO because their attitude are as bad as hell.
Hopefully we all will survive and common sense will prevail.
Putin: STOPP the war.
Sunday, January 30
January in Norway is always cross country skiing and an image of my wife ready for a Sunday tour free from the covid Omicron challenges.
However, if not COVID Delta or Omicron, other medical challenges occur.
For the blogger himself the results of many years sun exposure; Skin Cancer, is a bad result. This time it is Squamous cell carcinoma that have to be removed from the bold head.
Hopefully the surgery will develop well and we will be cleared for our long stay in Andalucia this spring too.
Waiting for the flight decisions a visit to Bærum Verk, in addition to candy and art, we can present two nice photos from this environment.
Thursday, October 28
After 18 months in the shadow of COVID19 in Norway we are home. Love to be back in Andalucía and seeing our Spanish friends. The masqurillas are used at oficial places busses taxis shops hotel lobbies and when moving around in crowded areas. The Spanish peoples are very disciplined and Andalucía is a green area with many fully vaccinated persons.
The summer will not end at Costa del Sol and temperatures are between 14 and 25 every day so far in October
Monday, June 7
Almost 6 months have past since my last blogpost. Now blogging friends start to ask if something is or has been wrong, and Yes so it is. The social shut-down of Oslo has resulted in a lifestyle that there is no reason to tell you about.
However, Wednesday May 26 2021, Oslo´s social life opened again and Tullen and I could once more take part in the urban lifestyle we have been longing for during the last 7th months
Therefore as a start of describing the year 2021 so far, we share our traditional New Year Photo posing in our sitting room well customized to the dress code for the beginning of 2021.
In January we were not allowed to have visitors in our apartment. Daughter and grandchild had to sit in the hallway with face masks when giving us a short visit-talk. Luckily we ( family in Norway) have all been through this COVID-19 pandemic without any infections. The challenges for our family in UK, has also ended in positive health status.
The winter in Oslo this year has been "light" with low snow volumes down town, but in March heavy snow fell during a night giving this view from our balcony
During Easter I made my first stroll down to Oslo´s Main Street, Karl Johan after 6 months "detained" in our apartment. As seen the street was almost empty with shops, restaurants and hotels all closed.
Our regular restaurant "Tekehtopa" has also been closed so we could not relax under the spring blossom trees as we normally do during this season.
Then it is time for the Pfizer vaccine x 2 and as protected we could be fit for another life. First we could hug our family members and step by step socializing with people we have missed for a lang time.
Norway´s Constitution Day (17.mai) is a milestone during spring in our country and posing with national costumes or school band uniforms are a requirement.
Then, when June arrived together with high sommer temperatures, we got the real opening of our city. We could now relax in front of the parliament building in the sidewalk cafe at Grand Hotel and start to plan for the return to Spain later this year. (if the pandemic has come to an end both here and there)
Thursday, December 31
When the very unexpected year 2020 is approaching the end, we want to give you all a summery of what we have been experiencing through the time of Corona (Los tiempos del Corona)
When celebrating the 2019/2020 New year in Milan, Italy we had no idea of what was ahead of us in the coming months, and no information that just the northern part of Italy would be the epicenter of the great pandemic of the Sars-Cov-2 virus.
You understand while going through all these 2020 events, that we all in our family have taken the pandemic seriously. However, for our family members living in UK the pandemic has hit a bit harder. Happily the strike has been relatively mild and the recovery is going well for all five.