It is so beautiful here. So far Norway is just what I expected. So cute and charming with weather I am used to… a mixed bag! It’s sunny, it’s cloudy, is that a raindrop? I wish I brought some sunscreen! Yup, sounds like Vancouver alright! It was Sunday, and pretty well everything is closed on Sunday here, except this town that is pretty close by Sandefjord called Stavern. It’s a harbour town that has a lot of visitors in July, so it’s in their best interest to keep the shops and restaurants open every day when the people are here, and have money to spend. There are a lot of small art galleries in the town, with some very interesting work. I really love Scandinavian design and found a couple of artists today who were doing some really great work. This one artist by the name of Jan Olav Forberg was doing graffiti style stencil art. I was totally blown away by it. Here’s his website if you want to have a peek.
This was a glass gallery called Galleri Glass Huffa. This isn’t the best picture, but I just had to show it because it totally made us laugh. It’s interactive art… use the bicycle pump and you blow up *certain* body parts. (They’re balloons, look closely!)
Website is www.kaihoffstad-glassart.com
It was a great way to spend a Sunday. We had ice cream cones and strolled around town and did some people watching, art watching and dog watching. Oh, there were some cute pooches in town!When we got back I made them some of my Cranberry and Chocolate Biscotti and we had a fabulous trout dinner courtesy of Michele’s husband Ian. I’ve really been missing being able to cook and bake, so I’ve been taking advantage of my friends kitchens when I’ve been able. I made Karin and Manfred my favourite lentil soup, and a tabbouleh salad at Katie’s. Who thought I would MISS cooking?