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Sunday, May 17, 2009

Here's a quick recap of my day today and I made it into a collage.

The 17th of May is Norway's National Day, in honor of our constitution from 1814.

We had a great day today and the weather was glorious, as you can see.

Every year, school kids in Norway parade waving flags and singing - and in Oslo they march past the royal palace to greet the royal family, who has to stand on the balcony for about three hours while the parade passes by. There are lots of bands playing and people dress up in their finest clothes and kids get as much ice cream, hot dogs, soda they can consume.

We spent about four hours in town watching the festivities and retreated to the university garden to relax and chat with friends and colleagues when the noise became overwhelming. When we got home, we had a BBQ on the terrace, basking in the sun.

I'm over my calories today, but I don't mind that - tomorrow the party is over and I know I'll be back on track with my food.
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    Sounds and looks like you had a great weekend.
    May 18th was Victoria Day here in Canada so it was a long weekend for us. Unfortunately, the weather wasn't as good here .. but that's o.k. a long weekend is always a good thing :)
    Have a great week,
    4409 days ago
  • H-2-OH
    Thanks for sharing your day. Sounds like it was a fun one!

    4410 days ago
    4411 days ago
    The pics are beautiful. Glad you had a GREAT time!
    4411 days ago
    I'm glad you had fun! And I love the new pics on your page -- WOW look at how amazingly you've transformed yourself!
    4411 days ago
    I had to chuckle when I saw your photos, because I just downloaded photos from our spring event and we live in such different places. I'll post a few for kicks!

    Looks like fun!

    4411 days ago
    Happy Norway Day! Looks like a fantastic day! :)
    4411 days ago
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    Sounds fun. They would had to hide the ice cream from me. Glad you enjoyed your day :)
    4411 days ago
  • MTER67
    Looks like it was a beautiful day! I am glad you allowed yourself a "day off" to enjoy all the holiday had to offer. Thank you for sharing a little bit of a holiday the rest of us know very little about!
    4412 days ago
    Same here. I had some ice cream, some cake, was probably over, but not by too much I think. 17th of May is definitely one of those special occasions when you should just relax and have fun.
    4412 days ago
    Every now and again, special celebrations are occasions to go over.

    As long as we make sure that special days don't become the days when we stay within range.
    4412 days ago
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