Handball again

Our handball boys unexpectedly got to the finals of the World Championship! They are playing against France who has been by far the best team in the tournament, and they have the home advantage. We absolutely don’t except to win, but with this team who knows. 

The semi finals on friday was a real thriller. I was lucky to watch the game with great colleagues. After our keeper saved a penalty in the last minute securing us a tie leading to extra time. Where we had most to give. 

Everybody loves an underdog and as Norway was the last team to not make the qualifiers they only got the spot in the Championship when a nation from Oseania did not have a team. We got the wild card and got to play . And the frustration from losing in the last game turned to happiness when we got a chance. Then to go all the way to the finals is just amazing! 

Hope you’re all enjoying your Sunday!

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Let the busy times come!

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A good thing to think about when you feel inadequate

I’m going in to a very busy time of year. Garantert it has been quite busy for some time, but we’re are re-organising at work. And in a little more than a week I’m going to Bergen to play at the National Brass Band Championship.

Both are things I’m looking forward to quite a lot, so I don’t mind being busy this time. But I am also looking forward to when it will all calm down a bit. At the moment I keep feeling a bit inadequate at times, when I don’t have enough time to do everything at once, even if I know that I am doing my best and nobody has complained so far. So I keep telling myself that I can only do my best and that just has to be enough.

Photo from last year in Bergen

Here are a few posts from my previous trips to the National Championship:

Stress, illness and National Championship

Weekend in Bergen

The Day Has Arrived

Bergen

And here are a few more from Bergen:

Touring in Bergen

Fløyen, Bergen

Ulriken, Bergen

 

Go Norways Handball Men

Had the lazy day I hoped I would have today. Slept for 12 hours and woke up refreshed. I read a bit and made sure my home looked a bit nicer. Went for a walk in the fog and did some shopping.

Now I’m ready to watch Norway play Macedonia in the handball world championship. I really hope our boys win this game and take us to the next round. They really are quite likable and well liked here in Norway. So I’ve found some popcorn and a beer.

So Go Norway – or Heia Norge as we say here.

Friday feeling 

Weekends are always something I’m looking forward to, but this weekend the feeling of elevation was extra strong this week. I’ve been a little tired over the week and the thought of not having to be up early for two days in a row!

Last week I went out to enjoy a lovely meals that I did not have to make myself. I went to an italian resturant I like to go to from time to time.

White pizza with reindeer meat, pommegranade, buffalo mozzarella and mushroom

I went for a white pizza with reindeer meat, pommegranade, buffalo mozzarella and mushroom, called Snøhetta. It was really good and left med very full!

I started my friday by dropping by the library and picking up some books to read instead of watching the inaguration of the US new president… 

Weekend feeling

Sushi and passionfruit beer makes a good start to the weekend

It’s weekend again! And for me it’s a weekend in between a lot of busy times. Som this weekend is all about relaxing and doing some of the things I feel guilty for not doing when I’m busy. The facts that a lot of the things are enjoyable is just a great bonus.

So I started off leaving work a little earlier than I had anticipated. And I went to get some lovely sushi and treated myself to a lovely craft beer with passionfruit. I did a few things that needed doing and the just relaxed on the couch before meeting up with some friends at the pub for a couple.

Today is  a slow morning, enjoying my coffee, reading some blogg posts before we’re going out for brunch later. Thank it’s up to my mums house to help her with a few things and get nice food. The Norwegian men’s  handball team are playing in the world championship som we will enjoy the game on the couch.

And som far there is nothing much planned for Sunday! Ah, I love weekends like this.

Hope your weekend is treating you as well as mine seem to be treating me.

Holiday to Crete part 5: Food

Meze platter

We had a lot of good food on our holiday to Crete. A few times we decided to go for at Meze platter with loads of different nice item. Including the moussaka, the lamb kleftiko and the beef stifado. I also tried the local white and rose wine. It was very good with the food and it was perfect in the heat.

Lovely seafood resturant

Sometimes for breakfast and at lunch time I don’t have too big an appetite in the heat. But bread with olive tapenade, olive oil and olives are always tasty.

I always got to try some nice fish and calamari. The seafood was fresh and nice so close to the sea I usually try to taste some of it.

Sometimes life requires some sparklers in your ice cream

When you are on holiday it’s important to treat yourself to some nice ice cream. And a few of them came with sparklers and other nice decorations. I enjoyed it a lot except for when I accidentally touched one of the sparklers before it cooled down. Luckily I had some aloe vera in case of sun burns, and I only got a small blister.

One of many nice places to eat

There was also a lot of orange trees and the orange juice you got was fresh and nice.

I enjoy good food and drink and Crete was most definitively a good spot to visit for getting it. It was the icing on the cake on a lovely vacation.