Saturday, December 24, 2011

Merry Christmas 2011

Dear friends around our tiny Planet,
once again we have been travelling and met family and friends during the year that soon will be history.
Julehilsen på mange sprog 
On January 29 we lit the Candle on Rubens Grave.
Papa slept over with his best friend after that event.
On my 66th Birthday in April, we had an unforgetable party.
All 8 beds used.
We have met our daughter and her husband and his family in Germany.
We have met our Son Mats, his wife , her sister and their Mother in Michigan
We have met our family in California
This year we have met the nature as we can't control:
Earthquakes, Sunamis, Drought and Floods that millions still suffer from. Let us not forget those who suffers more than we do.

And here in Norway an insane person killed 77 persons on July 22.
At that date we were in the Chigaco area, and could not believe what we watched live on TV.
We thanks all the Americans we met who gave us their thoughts during our stay in US during these difficult time.

A special thanks to our blog friends in North America:
Lisa, Suzann, Comedy+, Expat Traveller, Steven and Irene

and Claudie and Pierre in Southern France.

In April we had the pleasure of meeting Ginnie and Astrid here in Oslo.
During the year, we had several phone calls with Mrs Lifecruiser. Hope to meet her and Mr Lifecruiser during 2012.

You are all very important in our life.
And we even met a Norwegian Blog friend.
That was a blast.

Of course I will not forget to mention my most important blog-mentor:
RennyBA.  I really hope he will recover and be back as usual in the blogosphere.

We have many more to thank for given us hope for the future.

Both Family and Friends. Like Maribeth, Naomi (we are on the Phone),
and Petunia who has been in charge for the Nordic version of Sky Watch, this week for #64.
I have a special blog for “Himmelsk” – photos you can see… without understanding Norwegian.

Have I forgotten some of you? Yes, I have.
Facebook Friends, but this is my blog...
It’s past Midnight here and I must post before the Pillow and Cats etc ….. 

Hope to meet you all during 2012.
In one way or another – at least we have social medias:-)

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Blogger Sandee said...

You and Anna have a fabulous Christmas too Tor. I'm sure glad Zane and I got to meet you and Anna. It was grand fun. I hope we can meet again and then go to Encinal Yacht Club for a yummy dinner. There's a hotel right next door too. Fabulous.

Big hugs to you and Anna. :)

December 24, 2011 12:38 am  
Blogger OldOldLady Of The Hills said...


December 24, 2011 2:58 am  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

A VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS to you all too - I hope you get a fabulous Christmas together. Filled with peace and Joy and laughter. And of course lot of Love.....

We're looking forward to the meetup in France at Claudie et Pierres home.

Warm Christmas Hugs

December 24, 2011 12:02 pm  
Blogger Maribeth said...

And a very Merry Christmas to you and Anna! I hope your day is full of joy! And the year ahead full of good health and happiness!!!

December 24, 2011 2:45 pm  
Blogger Fleur de Lisa said...

A very Merry Christmas wish to you and Anna and all of your family! Looking forward to July and seeing you both again. Much love to you both. xoxo

December 24, 2011 4:18 pm  
Blogger EastCoastLife said...

May this Christmas end the present year
on a cheerful note and make way
for a fresh and bright new year.
Here's wishing you and Anna a
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

December 24, 2011 6:10 pm  
Blogger Mr Lonely said...

Merry Christmas !!! have a nice day ~ =D

Regards, (A Growing Teenager Diary) ..

December 24, 2011 8:13 pm  
Blogger A. said...

Wishing you health and happiness this Christmas, and a wonderful New Year in 2012!

December 25, 2011 4:58 pm  
Blogger Sandra Carlier said...

Merry Christmas to you and Anna! You are such Blogtrotter!!!! Hope to see you as we planned in summer 2012 with Renny, Diane, the Capt'ain and Mr Lifecruiser for new adventures!

December 25, 2011 6:55 pm  
Blogger Ginnie said...

Our visit to meet you in your own home and country was one of our best gifts in 2011, Tor. THANK YOU for that memory. May we have many more to come.

December 26, 2011 11:29 am  
Blogger Maria... said...

Merry Christmas ! God Jul and Feliz Navidad for you and your family ! Hope the best in 2012 !!
A big hug my friend


December 26, 2011 8:48 pm  
Blogger RennyBA said...

Well, you know My saying: blogging connecting people!
It,s an honour to be listed amoung your Friends Tor - and Even one you,ve met in person :-)

December 27, 2011 5:56 pm  
Blogger Shionge said...

Yo Tor.....what a delightful post and wishing you best of the year 2012 too.

PS: My home computer and laptop crashed so sorry if I did not visit often...take care and see you soon :D

December 29, 2011 1:13 am  
Blogger Expat Traveler said...

Oh meeting so many people is great for the sole. Thinking of you as always.. :) Happy New year! I know this year will be filled with great things.

December 30, 2011 8:16 pm  
Blogger Shammickite said...

I hope you had a wonderful Christmas and I wish Happy New Year to you and your family. May 2012 be full of happiness and good health, good food, good fun and many more blog posts.

December 31, 2011 6:14 pm  
Blogger Vagabonde said...

Thank you for your good wishes. We are going to a wedding in Chicago in late July. We are thinking about going a week early and renting a car to travel to south Michigan. Maybe we can meet you then ? I hope that 2012 will bring you much joy, happiness and fun travel.

January 05, 2012 4:29 am  
Blogger Vilt og vakkert said...


Happy New year!

Where ever you are, what ever the weather is like, alone or together with an animal, a person or two... or quite alone, join us walking...
More information will be presented tomorrow!

Same procedure as in October:

Greetings from Bjorg Nina form Norway

January 05, 2012 11:39 pm  
Blogger OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

It was lovely to talk to you on New Years Eve, my dear Tor....
I wanted you to know I had to put my darling Sweetie to sleep on Monday, January 2nd. I really hoped and thought he would make it---but, our worst fears happened and the BEST thing for him was to let him be out of pain and cross The Rainbow Bridge....I am Heartbroken. 2012 is not starting out too well for me.

I hope 2012 will be a WONDERFUL Healthy Year for you and Anna and for ALL those you hold dear.

January 06, 2012 5:05 pm  

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