Sunday, July 22, 2012


Oslo 22/7

The first harvest

There have not been many news about the garden thus far. If I can only get hold of the pictures from Iain's laptop then I will upload some to show the progress that we have made with the overgrown patch that we took over earlier this year. Until then, enjoy a photo of our first roma tomatoes and peppers (anaheim and serrano).

Solar eclipse!

Another delayed post showing some excellent photos from the solar eclipse. We viewed the eclipse by projecting an image of the sun through Iain's binocular onto a sheet of white paper. Fascinating!

Sunday, June 3, 2012

Last weeks' events

The most exciting thing that's happened the past few weeks are:

1) visit to Norway-Scotland
2) looking after Ky the cat
3) 17th May celebration (in Davis)
4) solar eclipse
5) bonchitis
6) HMQ's jubilee (also in Davis)

... Here follows a super quick summary of our Northern European adventure:

A walk up Dalsnuten to fight the jetlag

Kilt and bunad

Magnus at his confirmation

Demonstrating how to use an air gun...

Sunny day in Stavanger


Iain feeling a little scared!

Weather coming in...

Ten minutes later... 

Scottish dog on Scottish beach! We're in Aberdeenshire!

Iain and Misty

A Scottish BBQ (and PIL get together) at Jenny's cottage in Tilly 

Celebrating my 11 111th day of life!

A quick walk up the local hills

Wilco loves you and I love Wilco beer!

Sunday, April 29, 2012


Yesterday we made some really delicious stuff. Actually, Iain made most of it (I made brine for the fish and boiled a couple of eggs and potatoes). We spent the sunny afternoon on the patio smoking a full side of salmon on our new grill! :-)

In the evening, when the salmon was ready, Iain made the most difficult sauce in the world (Hollandaise!). He whisked and whisked and whisked some more and it was a true success!!

  No pictures of the salmon, I'm afraid - but here's the sauce!!

The pool season has started!

It's right! The temperature  has reached the 30s two weekends running and the pool is a nice and refreshing place to be!