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03:50 pm: Summer vacation in Oslo
Afternoon LJ-world.

I had my summer holiday last week, and even though globetrotting is my hobby, sometimes it´s just nice to stay at home for a week and do nothing.
Well... not nothing, because no matter what I always end up with a fully booked program. So I thought I´d show some snippets of what I was up to:

First thing´s first, volounteer work at the Animal Protection cat shelter. This MUST be the most grateful job in the world! XXX

Obviously this was just about 6 of the 45 cats that live there, and I don´t even know a handful of their names yet, but the first kitty is Mia. Isn´t she adorable!?!

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Then I went to visit my granma´s grave who (as some of you might remember) passed away in 2009. See those yellow/blue violets? I planted them there during Easter! Can´t believe they´re still in full bloom :o) The white ones I brought just now.

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I love cemeteries, always have. They´re peaceful and quiet and beautiful.

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I had lunch downtown...

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And went shopping. This is from Indiska one of my fave stores. They excel in candle holders, drapes and pillows!

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And dresses. Did I mention dresses? They had a sale, so I had to get this pretty thing.

A friend and myself decided to be a bit touristy, so we went to Oslo Folk Museum, which we used to love as children. It´s still a lovely place, and we came across these lovely folk singers.
ETA: If anyone wonders what they´re singing, it´s a traditional wedding march from Seljord in Telemark. Very pretty.

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So this place... is supposed to be... Hallingdal. Or Trøndelag. Ok, so I don´t remember. Is the Folk Museum OK?

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And of course you gotta have the stave church, no point in going in search for Norwegian buildings otherwise!

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Last weekend I had a friend visiting from out of town, and I got pwetty flowers...

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...and we made chicken and asparegus risotto..

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And we went out for Cava and tapas in the sun.

All in all a divine vacation :o)
Enjoy the rest of your summer!

Current Location: at work
Current Mood: hungryhungry
Current Music: Good gone girl, Mika
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Date:July 18th, 2013 12:08 am (UTC)
Looks like fun!
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Date:July 21st, 2013 01:50 pm (UTC)
It was very lovely :o) How are you, still enjoying NYC?
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Date:July 18th, 2013 02:21 pm (UTC)
Sounds like you had an awesome holiday, yay! :) And omg all those precious kittycats, eeee! :S
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Date:July 21st, 2013 01:51 pm (UTC)
I did! :o) Yup a house full of cats is a dream come true for sure.
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Date:July 18th, 2013 06:59 pm (UTC)
Mia is BEAUTIFUL. If I'd been there I probably would have gone home with her :D

Glad to know I'm not the only one who loves cemetaries.
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Date:July 21st, 2013 01:52 pm (UTC)
She´s an absolute angel, will probably do more kitty vids the next time I go there.

I don´t understand how anyone can not like cemeteries really.
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Date:July 24th, 2013 09:13 am (UTC)
Awww cute kitties! ♥ Sounds lovely. Although I'm not sure if I could volunteer there as I think I'd get far too attached to all the cats.

Nice pics! :) Looks like you had a lovely and very productive stay-at-home Summer vacation.
I love cemeteries too. I've been meaning to visit Highgate Cemetery in London for years now.

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Date:July 26th, 2013 06:22 pm (UTC)
I only have time to work there once in a while unfortunately, say once or twice a month. Plus I got me own little furball you know :o)

It´s typical, I can decide just to take a week off and do nothing, but I always end up with a full schedule no matter what. Only nice plans though XX
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