At the same time as the Glad Mat festival that I wrote about, there is another festival called the edible town party going on around 1,5 kilometer away. This is a good festival with a few food trucks and a few resturant seeing food outside. The focus here is to eat nice food and relax.
I visited the festival with a blanket to sit on and a book. There is more room here as there is a large area to sit and enjoy. This is a bit more family friendly and you can even bring your own food should you want. I didn’t join in the free yoga lessons and I was too old to get my face painted, but lying down in the grass, by the sea with a good book and good beer is quite a good way to spend an afternoon.
This festival is in an up and comming part og town where they have built a lot of new small parks in between old renovated industry buildings and luckily for me it’s not to far from where I live.
The weather has continued to impress this weekend and today I took the opportunity to go to the beach and have a swim.
Sabi sushi’s glad mat dish
This week there is a few food festivals going on in Stavanger. One og them is called Glad Mat, that litteraly translate to Happy Food. This has been going on for more than 10 years and it’s allways well attended. This year the first two days the weather was really on our side and the stedets of Stavanger was buzzing with life.
Glad mat in the colour street
There are a lot of restrants and caterers that has a stand at this festival and they sell their food and drinks. All of them has to have a small dish for a set price of 30 kr (3€) so that you can taste food from different places.
Lervig one of the local breweries at the festival
One of the largest stands is a beer tent where many small and larger breweries brings a lot of interesting beers. You buy a glass and tokens when you enter and take your glass around and try the beers you want. We tried many good and interesting ones last night and will try a few more today.
Here are some more photos from my holiday at our summer-house at Idse. As you can see it’s a perfect place to kick back and relax.
Bonfire for mid-summer. It was a wet day, but we got the fire started in the end
Every year on the Saturday closest to mid-summer all the people who have a summer house here, who are available, get together and have a dugnad to make the area we all use, by the boats and beach, nice. In the evening there are games for the kids and a bonfire.
There was a lot of butterflies around this year. In Norwegian butterflies are called “summer bird”
Roses in the garden
Not too far from our summer-house is a small town called Jørpeland. This is where we usually go shopping when we are on vacation. This year I decided to go for a walk on a small Island here that was just connected to the mainland by a walking bridge.
The weather wasn’t the best, but mostly it was only a slight drizzle. Luckily I had my rain gear on so I got to enjoy the nice new walking path out there.
There is an artist that makes nice tree sculptures that has made a lot of nice pieces for the park on the island.
The nature around the island is quite nice and there is always something beautiful to look at.
I’m just back from spending some time at our summer-house. Enjoying a most needed vacation. The weather has mostly been wet, but I had a few regent days as well.