Monthly Archives: May 2018

17. Mai: Steindal Skole

Pictures from Steindal School’s 17. Mai events. The Steindal Skolekorps and barnetoget, with the other 7th graders bearing the flags and banners high. The band marched around the neighborhood at 6:45 am (not past our house), then played and marched … Continue reading

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17. Mai: Brekken Family Edition

Gratulerer med dagen! Hip hip hurra for 17. Mai! We celebrated Norway’s Constitution Day, the biggest national holiday of the year! Here are some pictures from our day. It is set up as a gallery, so click the first picture … Continue reading

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May 15: Downtown Shopping Date

Nora and I had a downtown shopping date, a beautiful day for getting some summer clothes. It was in the 70s for a few days and felt like summer! Nora is committed to gathering “russkort.” The graduating students spend the … Continue reading

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May 11-12: Tusenfryd!

Norway’s Amusement Park! Tor took us to Tusenfryd on Friday, but it was closed to the public–only open for a private group from Oslo. It felt so wrong, but it was probably perfect. The kids got to see the park … Continue reading

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May 10-13: Visiting friends in ├ůs

The kids had school off on Thursday and Friday for Kristi himmelfartsdag, the funniest-sounding Norwegian holiday to the English speaker, which is Ascension day. Although Norwegians are not a religious people now, the Church of Norway has been a state-sanctioned … Continue reading

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May 6 & 7: Weekend there and back again

On Saturday we set off on a 6-mile hike from our house to Estenstadhytta in Strindamarka and back again. It starts off on the same route that I take to work, then off into the woods. Most of the way … Continue reading

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May 4 & 5: Parent-student-teacher conferences and more

We had parent-student-teacher conferences, scheduled for a half-hour chat about how things are going at school for the kids. We went through the regular system: the kids filled out a self-evaluation form (sad face-neutral face-happy face) for each subject, with … Continue reading

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