CONGRATULATIONS, MOM!

 Foto: Kristin Bae Mysen Gratulerer mor med kjempesalg på den nye boken din “Barndomsliv på Vinstra”! Dette er en perle av en bok, en spennende beretning om en barndom helt fri for sikkerhetsnett og overbeskyttende foreldre, fra en tid som aldri kommer tilbake. Kjøp den, les den og eller gi den bort til noen du er […]

DOUBLE DELIGHT

  Photo: Kristin Bae Mysen A favorite rose in my garden at the moment is the Double delight which has finally unfolded its petals. It is such a beauty and has the best of fragrance. It has actually another name as well; the Tudor rose. And thanks to the former king Henry Tudor VIII of England we are able to […]

PEER GYNT

Photo: Kristin Bae Mysen Today I finished reading the dramatic poem Peer Gynt by the Norwegian dramatist Henrik Ibsen. After I read it I had to search for my old brooch made of pewter that I remembered from my childhood. I haven’t been reading the poem for years, but I was once again taken by its fine […]

ROYAL FOR A DAY

Photo: Kristin Bae Mysen Last weekend my husband and I enjoyed being tourists in our own capital Oslo. Visiting the Royal Palace on a guided tour was really interesting, and the best part of course was standing inside by the palace balcony viewing the whole of Oslo, and knowing that right there the Royal family are exchanging waves […]

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 […]

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. Her […]

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 […]

THE CHRISTMAS MYSTERY

Photo: Kristin Bae Mysen The coming Sunday is the first Sunday of Advent, and I can finally allow myself having that good old Christmas feeling. Although the stores have started weeks ago, it is the last four weeks before Christmas that count. I am as ever excited about reading my favorite Christmas tale, the book […]