Saturday, 8 June 2013


We arrived in Norway 3 days ago and it feels like we've been here for a month already, in a good way. Our friends A, C & S, who live part time in Elwood, have been the most incredible hosts.  A & I met at meditation over a year ago & made an instant connection.  
We are staying in A's music room in a small town, Saltnes, south of Oslo.  It's about an hours drive from the capital.  
We have all  fallen in love with the traditional red timber cottages dotting the Norwegian landscape and the relaxed way of life the summertime!

Highlights have been:
  • the generous hospitality of our friends!
  • the weather, the sun has been out most of our stay.....which apparently is no mean feat here in Norway, even in the summer.
  • a girls trip to see Nabucco, Verdi's Opera at Fredrikstad Fort, Halden 
  • a boat trip around the surrounding coast & buying local fish at a tiny seaside village, Engelsviken, for dinner.
  • a visit to Solberg Tower...a project that cost 47 million to build... it's an incredible building, 30m high which gives a historical view of the history from the Ice Age to present day in the surrounding area.
  • lunch in Sweden...but I'll save that for another post.     xx


Bruise Mouse said...

Stunning photos. It looks like an amazing place filled with wonderful people.
Thanks for takeing us along with you.
This is the cheapest holiday I have ever been on.

Anna said...

Looks like you're having an amazing time. I have serious wanderlust

Melinda Melou said...

My pleasure BM. It's a great diary of days for us. I'm glad you're enjoying it too. We've been so lucky to have such wonderful friends willing to show as all the beautiful parts of their world.

Melinda Melou said...

Thanks Anna. Tourist eyes are often a little like beer goggles. I love putting them on even in my home town.


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