Thursday, August 09, 2007

Vikingday at the museum...

The kids and I spent last Wednesday at the museum close to Ålesund ,and it was great fun! We looked at the old buildings, made necklaces out of replicas of beads the vikings had traded and used as payment, used a knife, made flatbread, learned how to write runer ,looked at the goats-well, there were lots of activities! We got hungry, so we bought vikingstew- delicious! And it was boiling in these big pans ...it was meat and vegetables simmered for a long time with sour creme and cream...yummi...
And a real bow and arrow! Boy was he exited. It was harder than it looked though.
The area is nice, close to the sea, and they have several boats of different shapes.No pictures...but there should be a couple of links, so if you are ever in the area, take a look:-)

There has been knitting done...clue 5 of the mysterystole...I'll stick with the design,at least so far... I have also signed up for for the BeeFields shawl Knitalong...I ordered the pattern from Anne's ,and wish I had ordered her HoneyBee stole too...it is gorgeous! Go have a look- if you're not already drooling over it... So far I have no yarn-LOL- but I will get it done! At some point...!

Then there are the August socks of Sockamania, the top, the fish blanket, the...and in between some gardening. Hubby is using his 24T diggingmachine, another is using one 18T, they are moving stones, making paths and stairs and new garden...pictures later- I haven't uploaded them yet, and it looks messy outside... Hopefully I won't be away from the blog for so long -but it is still summervacation, hubby is back home, we have a lot of visitors(They stay at the yellow seahouse-that's where we lived for 2,5 years while rebuilding our house. You can step right out from the kitchen/livingroom to the sea...the kids used to fish from the front-it is not a porch, it is what we call a "brygge"-but my Englishskills fails me again,anyway, it is used to fasten boats when coming ashore!), and there is less time than usual, it seems.

Anyway- have a lovely weekend!

7 comments:

Hege said...

Koselig blogg du har! Kom over den ved en telfeldighet, og kommer gjerne igjen. Den røde genseren din blir fin, skal følge med å se hvordan den blir ferdi :)

Caroline said...

The Norwegian tourist board should be paying you for showing how beautiful Norway is. I'm ready to come visit.

Helene said...

Men du skulle jo hatt flere bilder av vikingene da!!
Ser i alle fall at du har fått med bilde av vår kjære Eldar som overvåker bueskytingen ;-)

Rebecca said...

Historical museums like that are so much fun with kids, aren't they?

The word you are looking for is dock (the thing you tie boats to).

Janice said...

Yes, I do am ready to board a plane and come for a visit :-) (I REALLY want to hold a baby hedgehog!!) Sounds like an interesting museum that you went to. Glad you've been able to do some knitting! Can't wait to see pictures!

Rani said...

Fun to see pictures! What a beautiful country you live in!

No, I don't have the an Icelandic keyboard. I had to copy and paste the Icelandic words into my blog. I'm not fluent, but I'm working on basics. How do you know Icelandic?

busyJ said...

What a great thing to have an interactive museum. Much nicer than the stuffy don't touch things kind. As usual you have loverly pictures.
I still haven't even started MS3. Need to get to it, I just ordered needles this afternoon, so that is my excuse, LOL.

Judy