I can sympathize with Steve E's concern; "is there food on your table"?
Like most Norwegians we have placed our kitchen table beside a window. We like streams of daylight, and we like to know what's going on outside.
I know I should have tidied up before taking the pictures, but this is how we live. Eating bread, smorgaas,orange juice, meat, reading morning paper, telephoning, listening to the radio, discussing, making notes in the Moleskin, reading loud Corrie ten Boom, "This is the Lord's day." Short and straight to the point words for the day.
Dinner; water, fried fish, onion, potatoes, fresh herbs and butter. Fruit and cheese. The paper still not done with.
Here's the place we like to gather and also when having guests. Plenty of place for six once the books and papers are gone. The candles and figurines get to stay.
Days like this (yesterday), are more valuable than anything I can think of.
And then there's coffee.