Weekend chill

Blueberries

This weekend I spent at our summer-house. It was mostly raining, but we got quite a lot of gardening done. And got to go on a few little trips to pick some blueberries. We got a few moments of sunshine, mostly in the evenings.

Lovely roses

Hope all of you have an enjoyable weekend.

Sushi and summer nights

Sushi

The other day we took advantage of the fact that the Norwegian summer seems to pay us a visit for more than one day at the time. My brother and I brought my mother out for a nice sushi dinner and some wine. There had been some rain showers earlier in the day, but in the evening was lovely and bright. The food at the resturant we are at was amazing we will most certainly be back at some stage.

There was a concert with a local band in the centre of town so we sat down and had a pint or two outside and enjoyed the summer evening. The music was not something I would ever put on myself, but being a local band with quite a few songs that everyone can sing along to the mood was good. We stayed out a little later than I normally do on a school night, but that is what those bright summer evenings and nights are for.

This weekend will be spent at the summer-house relaxing. Hope all of you are enjoying your summer in the way you want.

The edible town party

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.

Glad Mat festival 

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.

What To Do When One Of Your Blog Posts Is Reblogged #bloggingtips

Just had to re-blog this post about re-blogging!

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One the nicest things another blogger can do is to share one or more of our blog posts. I remember when one of my posts was reblogged for the first time. As a new blogger, it was one of the most wonderful feelings I had, and I was excited that my post was now in front of thousands of new readers. Even today, I still get those same feelings whenever one of my posts is reblogged.

Unless you’ve chosen to turn off all your WordPress notifications, then you will get an email notification from WordPress when one of your posts is reblogged. It will tell you the following information –

  • which post has been reblogged
  • who has reblogged it
  • the number of followers the post has been reblogged to

Here’s an example of a recent reblog notification I received.

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