Yesterday was local and regional election here in Norway. I did my civic duty and went to vote at my local polling station. The local elections usually have quite a lower turnout than the national ones I don’t know if it was better or worse than usual. I hope they where a bit higher than the last time, because turning up to vote is an essential part of having a working democracy.
After voting i had a rare opportunity to be lazy, have a great dinner and helping to do something good. It might sound too good to be true, but a great Pakistani restaurant, Zouq, in my neighbourhood gave away all the money coming in yesterday to help the refugees from Syria. This is a quite popular place to eat and get take away from and yesterday was really busy, but I have never seen a queue this long where people seemed happy to wait, chatting amongst each other about how nice it was that there was such a good turnout.
And it looks very much like my waiting, that I have been complaining so much about in previous posts, is soon coming to an end! I was in such a cheerful mood monday evening that I decided to go out and enjoy a few beers with a good friend who was back in town.
If the week continues on a similar track I’m going to count myself very lucky. I hope all of you will have a great week too!