Monday, 8 June 2009

island weekend

Both Sølve and I normally work quite long hours, so it's very important for us to have relaxing yet fun weekends. This weekend was (another) one of those. Our friends Jeanette and Erik invited the whole bunch to their new cabin for a weekend long cabin warming party.

We got up early to catch the 08:30 am ferry from Halhjem. When we got to Nedstrand we had lunch in the sun by the sea. I have just discovered Apartamento magazine - and I love it. While I enjoyed my magazine...

...and photographed a beautiful swan family...

...Sølve napped.

The ferry took us from Nedstrand to Ombo, the island where J and E's cabin is. The others had already been out fishing, so when S and I arrived we got out the cold beer and hung out in the sun all day playing kubb. After a delicious red deer dinner, we lit the fire and got the guitar out. It brought back such fond memories from Scout camp fires. We all need to practice a few song lyrics though.

The sun was out on Sunday too, and we got to enjoy even more of the cabin's spectacular view.

We played more games of kubb...

...dipped our toes in the ice cold water (it was so cold it hurt)...

...and walked passed idyllic farm houses before we got on the ferry and drove home to Bergen (and Stavanger). Thank you so much E and J for inviting us to your wonderful, wonderful cabin. We're already looking forward to next visit.

I hope your weekend too was relaxing yet fun.


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  2. beautiful!! looks like a great weekend!

  3. wow, that sounds like such a great weekend - an island, the sea and some good friends, what more could you ask for ... ? - lucky you, also for getting your hands on a copy of apartamento magazine. it's completely sold out in berlin, i simply can't get it anywhere and have tried for a while now! i guess that means it's really good :)

  4. it must be so awesome to have a cabin to escape day...

  5. Sounds and looks completely perfect!

  6. I found your blog from the seventy tree, it is lovely! This trip looks like it was so fun! :)

  7. Ooh looks like you had a lovely time. I'm off to visit my friend in Norway this Thursday and stay in her family cabin so your post has got me very excited now! Can't wait!

    PS Love your blog :)

  8. That looks like a wonderful weekend - and kubb is such great fun! :)

  9. Sounds like so much fun Astrid:-)


  10. Hei Astrid! Hvor få du tak i Apartamento i Norge??? Utsolgt på nett og finner ingen leverandører her...

  11. Katharina - jeg fant det tilfeldigvis på Narvesen nær fisketorget i Bergen



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