Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Wordless Wednesday - 2009-11-25

Congratulations - Baby Vagabond is 1 month old today.
Here you see him one week old. His first Restaurant visit.
The only thing on his menu was Breast Milk.

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Oslo Blog Gathering 2010 - The Official Program Site

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Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Wordless Wednesday - 2009-11-18

Woman at the Pump - Sculpture in Oslo, Norway.
Also the title of one of Knut Hamsun's about 50 Novels.

150 years ago, the Norwegian Writer Knut Hamsun was born. In 1920, he was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature "for the epic, Growth of the Soil.
He is still very disputed in his homeland Norway. Said to have some sympa with national socialists, known as the German Nazi's. There is no doubt he was fascinated by German Culture, which in his youth included the most renown European Composer, Painters and Poets.

I have read all his novels, poems and plays. Nobody has revealed humans better than him. And in such a fascinating way. With deep insight and humour as well.
As an Author he was brilliant. Nobody disputes that fact.

You might see the sculputure at top when participating at the
Oslo Blog Gathering 2010.

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PS. For deg som følger med på ABC er min H-løsning her.

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Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Cats on Tuesday - Nov. 17 - 2009

As my regular readers may remember, the last of Felicia's Kitten got a new home the first weekend of November. We have received several reports about Marta, having a great time, so has her new two-legged parents.

Here is Marta and her Mother, Felicia. Look at their Faces.

Marta was not the last to find food. Here with Stompa, Rosa and Felicia.

Stompa and Rosa playing.

Rosa in her favourite chair.

Felicia is pregnant again. We can't believe it. Two days out was all she needed.

Felicia is allways clean.

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Saturday, November 14, 2009

ABC - H in Norwegian

You find my entry here. The whole list here.
I still have the H1N1 - and hence a bit reduced to write and comment.
Have a great weekend.
PS. Please plan for the International Blog Gathering in August 2010

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Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Wordless Wednesday - 2009-11-11

November 11-11 at 11:11 is a very special Time.
The End of First World War 1 - in Europe known as the Great War

A World with hope and dream for Peace was Born.
May we, as bloggers do it better?

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Wednesday, November 04, 2009

Wordless Wednesday - 2009-11-04

Here in Norway the Winter Season is about to arrive.
This Polar Bear seems to prefere the Summer Season;D.

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Monday, November 02, 2009

From Germany to Norway to see Baby Vagabond

The Ottoman - Viking connection

Baby Vagabond's parents met in Hong Kong. In fact they did work there. Not in the same company.
But they met there. And fell in love.
She is born in Norway. He is born in Germany.
Baby Vagabond was born in Norway on Sunday, October 25 - 2009.

Papa Vagabond's parents are of Turkish origin (Istanbul). Mama Vagabond's parents are Norwegians (Oslo) plus 12,5% of Swedish origin. Since the last 125 years. In the past 1.000 years, well, who knows but the Mothers... (But this time we know for sure)

The Vikings called Istanbul (Konstantinopel, Bysants) for Miklagard. (In old Nordic language Mikla means Big - i.e. Big City)
It's even a famous resort/restaurant with the name of Mikla in Istanbul. Also due to a Ottoman- Viking connection.

18 months later, we can all enjoy the result of their love. My mother (90), whispered to me:
If I was Ingelins age, I would have catched Kaya).

Baby Vagabond was born in the evening of Sunday, Oct 25 - 2009. Here he is 6 Days old.

Both the parents and the rest of the Family in Germany and Norway was very anxious. The birth took so long, and we kept in touch both by SMS and Internet. Germany - Norway and vica versa.

On Saturday, October 31, all grandparents and the proud parents met and was thrilled by the new, common Famliy member.

Grandpa Hasan was very proud. It is his first grand child.

And Grandma Zeynep was as well very proud. See, they communicate?

What about papa? He has reasons to be proud. Really. Within one week he became papa for the first time, and also got his dream-job. We know he is very lucky, and so is Ingelin.

Considering it was the first visit to Oslo and Norway for both Hasan and Zeynep, we had also to do something else but sharing baby vagabond in our arms. Here we are at a Shopping Mall in Oslo (Paleet at Karl Johan), with a cup of Coffee, Tea and Hot Chockolade.
Zeynep is a renowned Artist, as you can see here. So is Hasan, but in a different disciplin. Here they are as Opera-singers.

Her is the proud papa and grandpa walking on the roof of the new Oslo Opera House.
As they are both in the construction and land devellopment business, well, I thought they should pay it a visit, and also for them to have an insight in the exiting plans for the nearby Harbour environmements. New Museums, Library and appartements. A whole new Town.

We did of course celebrate baby vagabond when he was 1 week old. Best baby in the world and the best view of Oslo in the World. And excellent food at Ekeberg. I had to explain the meaning of the place. Hasan speaks German and Turkish. The name Ekeberg is the combination of Ek and Berg. Ek or Eik (Oak) as we now call it in Norwegain - well see here in Turskish. Berg is also Berg in German (Hill) - with other words Oak Hill.

Only some paths away, is the background landscape for Edvard Munch's famous painting:
The Scream - Der Schrei

Yes, of course we did visit the Munch Museum in Oslo.
More paintings to be revealed from the Museum when waiting for the 2010 most fascinating blogger event:

Well, this is it. Some Photos from our Family Gathering here in Oslo this weekend.
More to come from here and there....

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