As you probably read in my previous post I’m having a lazy weekend to round off a lazy week. This is very much needed because next week will be quite busy, There is no better way to handle a busy week than to start of with your batteries charged. Yesterday was quite sunny here in Stavanger and I spent quite a bit off the day outdoors. As I passed I could see that there was a lot of people enjoying the day by the outdoor pool (the photo was taken late in the day when most people had gone home, just in case you were questioning my definition of “a lot of people”). The outdoor pool is called Gamlingen, roughly translated to “the oldie” and this was one of the last opportunities the people of Stavanger had to enjoy the pool. They are taking it down to build a tunnel to improve the traffic in the town outside of it. Luckily they are giving us a new one close to where the old one was, but this is still to be built. Having an outdoor pool is very nice, as the water is heated this gets used by quite a few people all year, even in winter. And as the Norwegian summers isn’t the warmest and the sea requires quite a lot before it reaches comfortable temperatures many families enjoy the occasional day of sun by the pool.
I also spent some time by the sea with my book enjoying the sunshine and I went into a bookshop to look at books and I found something that got me very excited. You might argue that it’s a bit strange to get really excited by something that for the people with more popular names take for granted, but finding stuff with your name on it is something that makes my inner child squeal with joy.
Granted I didn’t need the weekplanner with my name on it and I didn’t get it, but it’s nice all the same. And I know for a fact I’m not the only one who likes stuff on their name on it as my post about the Maja coke is one that gives me many of my google referrers. Growing up, my name was not one of the most popular ones in Norway, but in the last years it has gained a lot of popularity. This is the reason why there was never anything available with my name on it when I grew up, but now (when I have no use for most of it) there is more and more.