Norway Day 1: More Oslo

After Akershus, we headed up to the Slott, the Royal Palace. This is pronounced “schlott” because “sl” in Norwegian is a “sh” sound – you’ll also see Slottet (pronounced schlotta), which is “the castle” in Norwegian. We walked up Karl Johanes Gate where we saw Stortinget (storinga), the Norwegian Parliament. There were french pay toilets in this park – not … Continue Reading →

Norway Day 1: Akershus

Akershus is a fortress and a castle in Oslo, overlooking Oslo Fjord – it’s about 1000 years old. It’s also the name of the restaurant in Epcot Norway at Disney! You can wander around the grounds of the fortress for free (and it’s quite extensive) and you can pay to tour the inside of the castle. It’s definitely worth doing. … Continue Reading →

Norway Day 1: Oslo Opera House

The first thing we did was go see the Oslo Opera House, which is gorgeous. I’d read about this building, which is all reflect-y glass with a sloped roof where people can admire the view of Oslo fjord and Aker Brygge, or just hang out and enjoy the weather. And it was gorgeous weather so there were lots of people … Continue Reading →

Norway Day 1: Travel

Doug and I went on a trip to Norway and it was SO fun. Norway is an incredibly beautiful country and I took LOTS of pics. My first bit of advice for American travelers is to make sure you have pin numbers on all your credit cards and to preferably have a card with a chip. In the US we … Continue Reading →

What I’ve been up to – June

So when I came home from work and saw Doug, we realized we had both worn our JWST shirts that day. (He leaves before I do in the morning.) Willow: Joint birthday lunch for me and Joe: Master has given Willow a sock! Now Willow is a free cat! Sorry, couldn’t resist the Harry Potter reference: Bunny! This was the … Continue Reading →

What bands have you seen the most?

Our friends Kevin and Jenna are very big BNL fans now – and I was the one who got them into the band. The best part is they took it and ran with it and while my fandom waned a bit, they went on 2 or 3 BNL music cruises! Which we did not go on, but at the height … Continue Reading →

What I’ve Been Up To – May stragglers

Here are a few pics of May I missed posting… We visited my parents and stopped by Slaughter Beach in Delaware: This wasn’t from our garden – but these blackberries were awesome! This was from the garden: Our iris did really well this year! A little First Aid Kit on the record player:

Regency Card Party

Belated reporting, but I wanted to post pics from Jenny-Rose’s lovely Regency card party! As usual the food was amazing (I need recipes!!) and the decorations lovely. All that candlelight! Treneka, a friend of Jenny-Rose’s took photos too – here’s the site with them – I borrowed a few, including this group photo: Candied almonds: Sugared walnuts: Doug – … Continue Reading →

What I’ve Been Up To – May

Some May photos.. Another Disney Food & Wine recipe – Karaage Chicken with Teriyaki sauce – it was good! The chicken is breaded in corn starch and we fried it in a Dutch oven. Here’s the recipe (this vegan blog substituted for the chicken of course): We went to Ft Fred and I barely took any pics since we … Continue Reading →

What I’ve Been Up To – April Stragglers

How about something positive and not ranty about politics for a change? Here are some pics from the end of April. Doug and I went for a walk by this pond by the Town Center and saw these three turtles lined up on a log. They were super cute. You can see them at the bottom here: Another Disney Food … Continue Reading →

What I’ve Been Up to – April

Spring flowers and other stuff: They had a bake sale at work to support the day care center – I bought more NASA meatball iced cookies and also these little rocket ship nutella pies! My pic for Jen’s virtual tiara party: Delicious Easter brunch at my sister-in-law’s. My favorite things are still the tiny sausages wrapped in bacon and baked … Continue Reading →

DC Cherry Blossoms

So way back in April, we decided to go check out the cherry blossoms in DC. We went on a Friday a day before peak – peak and nice weather were supposed to be over the weekend, but we knew it would be ridiculously crowded. So gray skies it was. The cherry blossoms were still pretty.

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