I love baking bread. Working with the dough, sensing the beautiful smell from the oven filling the house, patiently waiting, and then the reward. Home-baked bread, still warm inside, with blackcurrant jam. Mmmm.
…who wants to sing like a Norwegian!!??
There is a well-known song in Norway about a boy called Hjalmar who tries to sing in English without knowing the language particularly well. Now this guy in the video (a Norwegian radio host, whose real name is Rune Nilson) has turned it all around and made it into a song about an American who wants to sing in Norwegian (and obviously doesn’t know the language very well, either)! I don’t know about you, but he makes me laugh (and tap my feet)..
You must live in the present,
launch yourself on every wave,
find your eternity in each moment.
Fools stand on their island of opportunities
and look toward another land.
There is no other land; there is no other life than this.
We are having this winter’s first snowfall here, it startet snowing yesterday around 2 p.m. and has not stopped yet. That means that the birds appreciate a little help finding food, and we can enjoy them visiting us. Here is a picture taken today, showing one of my favorites, I think it is called a jay in English. Its Norwegian name is “Nøtteskrike”.