JOIN THE BIGGEST PARTY IN NORWAY

Photo: Kristin Bae Mysen The 17th of May is Norway’s Constitution Day, and it is celebrated with children’s parades, food, drink and festivities. The trees have just turned green and the streets are full of people wearing “bunader”, Norway’s traditional national costumes. Everywhere you look there are children with an ice-cream cone in their hands and a […]

THE LITTLE COFFEE SHOP OF KABUL

  Norwegian version I more or less stumbled over this book, and because of its cover it was love at first sight. But the content was even better. It is something so rare as a feel-good book from Kabul in Afghanistan, and I simply couldn’t lay it down. I had to read it right through. If you […]

THE COLOR CIRCLE

This color circle has always fascinated me. The circle is based on the three primary colors; yellow, red and blue. They are primary because they are impossible to create. If we mix any two of the primary colors, we’ll have the secondary colors orange, purple and green. If these again are mixed we’ll have the […]

MOMARKEDET

  I hele vinter prøvde jeg å finne fram til noen som kunne ha en plakat av Markedsgutten som vi fra Mysen husker godt. Det viste seg imidlertid å være vanskelig fordi jeg fikk vite fra Røde Kors at det meste er kastet. Men jeg fant til slutt et lite “frimerke” av gutten på nettauksjon, slike som man klistret på post under Momarkedet. […]

NY BOK FRA BOKSTUDIO

I denne “feel-good” boken “Barndomsliv på Vinstra” inviterer forfatteren leseren med på en interessant og ikke minst underholdende reise gjennom en bit av Norges kulturhistorie. Den omhandler en barndomstid på 1940- og 50 – tallet med beskrivelser og bilder fra et bygde- og hjemmemiljø på Vinstra i Gudbrandsdalen. Her er vennskap og lek, skole og fritid […]

ONE WORLD

                                                                                                        Quino  “LUCKILY THE WORLD […]

LOVE / HATE GARDENING

Photo: Kristin Bae Mysen When it comes to gardening I would say that we can divide people into four categories; Group one: The ones who hate their garden, and want to move into an apartment as soon as possible Group two: The ones who want a garden, but don’t particularly like to spend much time working there. They like plants that […]

EASTER MARZIPAN 2015

Photo: Kristin Bae Mysen Like most Norwegians this Easter/Påske I fell in love with the Norwegian brand Hval sjokolade. After great scores nationwide on chocolate and marzipan tests, many of us had to try it. After spending some hours searching, I was finally able to locate this box. Great taste !! Being addicted to marzipan during this time of […]

BACK TO ARTS AND CRAFTS

Photo: Kristin Bae Mysen Last week my sister told me about her birthday wish for her coming birthday party; a big, red, woolen blanket. She explained that every guest would have to create a square in 15 x 15 cm in whatever technique they chose as long as it was in wool and a colour red. I haven’t been […]