Saturday, March 14, 2009


Don't we all love the songs of Fanny Cosby.
I listened through a lot on YouTube to find the right mood from the hymns from my childhood.
As there are no aunt Aase or Sven Odland outtakes, these will have to do the trick.


Which Grand Designs House Are You?

You are the Peckham Space Pod!

The Peckham Space Pod Grand Design. From 4Homes.

You're ingenious and just a little bit mad

Your practical, can-do attitude and ingenuity mean that the Peckham Space Pod is your ultimate Grand Design. This compact, clever design speaks volumes for your common sense, high intelligence and problem-solving ability. You also have taste that, while not always popular with the mainstream, is undeniably unique and 'you'. more!

Hi, Debbie. Instead of following up your meme, for which I actually don't have the capacity, I'll at least show you one side of myself I wasn't really conscious about. I follow the TV program Grand Designs by British Kevin McCloud with enthusiasm and great interest.

I could not resist taking this test as I stumbled over it at the internet.
The house I ended up with was the least pretentious of them all.
I like it though.
I also like to have a good laugh at my own cost.

Here is Gunnar's result. A little over my league. Together we are dynamite.

Bold and strong of opinion, the Yorkshire Castle is your dream Grand Design because it reflects all of these qualities and more. You are highly intelligent, well-educated and value the lessons of history highly. Your respect for quality and timeless design is reflected in this project, as is your sensitivity to the preservation of history.

Monday, March 09, 2009


Serina showing off our beloved Dodge Tradesman.
It had formerly served as a firefighter van for B.A. jobs at our cornerstone factory Statoil-Hydro aluminum. The sirens were removed, but boy did we feel tough riding that v8 giant.
Still two years, with chocolate ice around her mouth, Serina is looking comfortable behind the steering wheel. We're celebrating Seventeenth of May, our day of Independence.
Serina is so proud, because her dad's a teacher. That means she's allowed accompany him and participate in parades for school children.
She's wearing her first of many bunads, our national costume.

Little did she know that we were twice as proud.
So in fact were all the parents and grandparents for generations, since the 1840ies.
A special greeting from Bob Dylan and Mamma for today:
May God bless and keep you always,
May your wishes all come true,
May you always do for others
And let others do for you.
May you build a ladder to the stars
And climb on every rung,
May you stay forever young,
Forever young, forever young,
May you stay forever young.

May you grow up to be righteous,
May you grow up to be true,
May you always know the truth
And see the lights surrounding you.
May you always be courageous,
Stand upright and be strong,
May you stay forever young,
Forever young, forever young,
May you stay forever young.

May your hands always be busy,
May your feet always be swift,
May you have a strong foundation
When the winds of changes shift.
May your heart always be joyful,
May your song always be sung,
May you stay forever young,
Forever young, forever young,
May you stay forever young.

Originated by MaryT, check hers for today.