Almost time for National Championship again

It is almost time for me to pack my bags and hop on a plane to the lovely city of Bergen. Every year in February I go there with my band to participate in the National Brass Band Championship. And I try to meet up with some friends when I am there. This time I’m leaving at Thursday morning and I’m very much looking forward to it. I have already made arrangements to be a part of some really nice things in my extended weekend.

Morning, sun coming out and all quiet

So this weekend has mostly been spent rehearsing for the competition next weekend. Rehearsals took care of Friday evening, most of Saturday and today. After rehearsals on Saturday I went out to watch the rugby match between Ireland and France, as a friend of mine had her birthday we went out for some pizza and beers and luckily I ended the evening early enough to not suffer lack of sleep today. As I have a busy week ahead the last thing I wanted to was to start the week very tired and wiped out.

Out to watch rugby it the pub

Today there is a concert after the rehearsals, with four other bands that are also getting ready for next weekend. Among these is my old band and it will be nice to hear them play and to talk to the nice people there. And then I have been so lucky that I have been invited to my mother for Sunday dinner, and she has said she might be serving komla (potato balls) and I’m very much looking forward to it. And as a bonus we don’t start to early today, so I got some time to enjoy working on my blog and reading others.

The weather this weekend has been wonderful and it has not been the best weekend to spend indoors. The sun has been out and it has been quite crisp and cold. I hope this weather will continue for some time, because the bright winter sun is very good for getting energy.

Hope you’re all doing great!

Advertisements

January weekend

This weekend has been a very good combination of busy and relaxing. It was rehersal with my band on friday evening, Saturday and Sunday all day. We are rehersing for this years National Championship and we have a conductor comming over from Wales to help us. It’s busy, but fun.

After rehearsals on Saturday I went out for a spinn down the country side before we went to IKEA to have a look and to get some dinner. Then we just spent the night in watching a show called the Americans on Netflix.

Today it was very cold and windy. This morning when I drove to band there was a bit of snow in the air. But after band it was time for a bit of the walk. Luckily the snow had stopped and the wind had let up a bit. And we had a wonderful walk in the crisp winter weather. Now it’s time for some more “internetting” a curry from the closest thai place. 

I do hope all of you have had as nice a weekend as I have!

My weekend

Last week I wasn’t feeling too well and had to stay in bed for a couple of days with a fever. So this weekend I did not have much planned a part from relaxing and sleeping. But then came Friday and a friend of mine was going in to town and asked if we could meet up for a curry and a beer. She had a ferry to reach at ten o’clock so I thought I might as well be a little social this weekend even if I was not up for a big party. We had a nice evening but by the time I came home I was very tired and went straight to bed.

On Saturday I actually managed to sleep in a bit and I did some much needed tidying up in the apartment and ran some errands. In the evening another friend asked if I wanted to come to the movies with her and after the film we went out for a couple of drinks at a friends cocktail bar. The movie was good and the company and drinks was excellent. But once again I managed to be sensible and get home quite early so I didn’t ruin the next day.


Sunday was very Sunday-like. I stayed in read some blog posts, participated in #Sundayblogshare. I continued cleaning my apartment and have finally begun some much needed de-cluttering work. Today, Monday I woke up at 03.30, so I imagine this day will end earlier than planned, but I hope I will be a good girl and continue the work I started over the weekend this week.

Hope you all had a weekend as good as mine.

Weekend again

This weekend I decided that I needed some place and quiet again so after a visit to my cousin after work on friday I got in the car and drowe in to our summer-house. The sun was shining and I had a lovely evening.

Saturday brought quite a bit of rain, but I still managed to get out to pick some blueberries. The rain was comming down in large quantities, but I still managed to do the much needed chillin. 

Sunday brougt a litle more rain in the morning and then I headed home to have an enjoyable evening with friends and catching up on blogg reading. Engaged in the wonderful event that is #sundayblogshare at big up your blog.

Weekend and sun

The weather has been very on and off, but spring has defenetly arrived

I have been very busy this week and it will be even worse next week. So unfortunantly I have neglected my blog and the blogs I usually like to read. But that’s just the way it is at times. Hopefully I will have some time to catch up with some of you over the weekend. 

Dinner after a long day at the office yesterday

I am very much looking forward of easter and a bit of a holiday. It’s been quite some time since I have felt the need for a vacation this strongly. But even if I am very busy it’s a good kind of busy and I am enjoying.

Today has been quite a good day. I woke up early got a few hours of work in. Then it was time for lunch, some gift shopping and a lovely walk in the sunshine we were lucky to get today. Now It’s time for some blog reading and a cup of tea.

I hope you’re all doing well and that life is treating you kind.

Spring weekend

Old canning factory

This weekend has had a very spring like feeling. After sending a me day on friday I had a relaxing evening and a chilled out morning. After that I had a entertainment competition with my band. It was all good fun and not a serious thing. The highlight of the competition was a visiting band from Wales. Consisting mostly of elderly people that started playing late in life.

Street Art in centre of Stavanger

When I had played in the competition, I hurried home to go change for one of my best friends’ 30th birthday party. There was sooo much good food and the company was great. We enjoyed some fun party games and a few drinks.

So today started a bit slow. I went out for a nice breakfast and the weather was so nice that I went for a good long walk by the sea through an old industrial area that is slowly but surely is being done up quite nicely in the old style.

Art made on a wall after a little fire

Now I will go back to the wonderful #sundayblogshare at the “big up your blog” group at Facebook and enjoy some good blog posts.

Harry and Paddy weekend

A photo of the tequila bar

This weekend has been very lovely. Friday was St. Patrick’s day and it’s also the anniversary for me and my man. We celebrated by eating at a resturant called ” The adventures of Harry Pepper, the telephone man, on his way to Mexico” Harry Pepper for short. The resturant has been around since 1986, just like me. And they serve great mexican/southern american food. They have a vast selection of tequila and lovely drinks, but we decided to stick to beer as we had planned to drink Guinness later on. I ordered the mixed fajitas and it was very tasty.

Mixed fajitas with beef, chicken and scampi

After the nice meal We headed to the nearest Irish pub, the Irishman to enjoy some beer and the St.Patrick’s day spirit. The place was packed and the live music was good so we got the spirit as we entered the door.

Saturday it was time to go to our summer house and start getting it ready for use, after the winter. It waited till we had all the pillows, carpets and such from the first floor out in the sunshine to air before it decided to start snowing a little. 

Today we’re celebrating my brother’s birthday with relatives at my mother’s house. Good food and good company is a great day to end the week!

What have you been up to this weekend?