Today I celebrated my birthday and my first birthday greeting was from someone that I care about a lot that told me they dont want to be in touch with me any more which made me really sad. One of my friends who’s an early riser spent some time comforting me which I really appreciated.
Thankfully, with a start like that, the rest of the day could only get better and the birthday wishes kept pooring in. When I got out of bed I had breakfast and then I packed my suitcase. I have a job that I need to do in Netherlands for a few days and despite not wanting to leave on my birthday I had to make the best of it. Therefore I have already celebrated both with my friends and my sister.
I also had time to sit down and talk to some more of my friends and family that called to congratulate me before I had to leave. However at 11:30 I left for the airport and towards my flight to Amsterdam in the Netherlands. I have been booked for a few days of work for the project I worked on this summer in Den Haag.
I had lunch at the airport. The flight was pleasant and when I arrived in Den Haag checking in at the hotel I met my colleagues, Barry and Roger, whom were also checking in.
We met downstairs half an hour later and went out for dinner, but first we stopped at the Fiddler for a few pints. The funny thing about the Fiddler is that they have very odd beer that you dont find everywhere else. I ordered a Black Mambe which was very sweet and completly black, while Roger had a Deep Throath. At least the names were very interesting, but after that we went for dinner at Los Argentinos where we had an utmost delicious steak, before we moved on to September bar at the Grote Markt for more beer.
I can’t thank my colleagues enough. I was so sad due to the message that started my day, and they did their utmost to cheer me up. Not just because it was my birthday, but because I told them what had happened and they wanted to.
My friends from back home celebrated my birthday too (without me as I had had to leave) and they sent me a nice picture with a birthday greeting to me :D
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Tomorrow I fly down to Netherlands and tomorrow is also my birthday so today my sister came over after work for home cooked dinner and gift exchange and champagne :D
We had Herb Marinated Steak, Chanterelle Chili Mushroom stew and Corn Cubs for dinner with a lovely champagne.
We sat outside on the balcony enjoying a beautiful sunny day and we wanted to enjoy the last rest of summer. It was warm and nice and not a cloud to be seen.
After dinner we had the gift exchange and I got a nice backpack cooling bag from mom for hikes in the forest, a necklace and earrings from sister, and a book from mom. My dad had sent money (which is always good).
A very nice celebration of my day ! :D
Tonight I celebrated my upcoming birthday with my friends at YaYa’s Restaurant. With just a few visits there I have grown to like the place quite a lot and the food is delicious as well!
When I arrived Tone was already there and Øyvind and Madeleine arrived at the same time as I did. Jorunne E, Eva and Nathalie arrived shortly after and then Daniel, Jorunn S and Tor arrived shortly after that.
Jorunn E and Daniel
Eva and Myself
Madeleine, Øyvind, Jorunn E, Daniel, Tor, Jorunn S, Nathalie, Eva, Me & Tone
We had so much delicious food and drinks. I even had a mango daiquiri and a passion fruit drink. MMMMMMMM
For precourse we had Tom Yum Goong which is a hot sour soup with scampi, lemongrass and chili and Som Tam Malakaw Thawt Manplah which is a Thai salad with papaya and nuts, and Oriental Scampi.
For the main course we had Moo Baikarao which is a pork dish with vegetables and chili and then a Gang Ped Gay which is a dish with chicken in red curry, coconutmilk and vegetables and a Goong Pad King which is a Scampi dish with ginger and garlic.
We stayed at the restaurant and enjoyed eachothers company and after the dinner we left for the free Manu Chao concert downtown in accordance with the Mela festival.
It was a really nice birthday celebration!
My sister Ingrid turns 34 today ! All my best wishes for her birthday and may you have a fantastic celebration today love !
My Goddaughter Embla celebrated her first birthday party today and we had a nice little party for her!
First they had a big party for Embla with all the cousins and aunts and uncles, but I chose to come by for the dinner celebration of Embla and Jorunn (since my friend celebrates her birthday tomorrow) so that I could get to spend some quality time with them ;D
The party started at 6 and although we were few guests, we had a really, really nice time together. Embla was superhappy for all the attention and grandma helped her unwrap her birthday gift. Oh boy was she exited !
Later she jumped up and down in the sofa, running around laughing very wholeheartedly. Smiling from ear to ear. She was totally loving to have people over!
As for the grown-ups, we were ALSO enjoying the party. We enjoyed a lovely home cooked meal (by grand-dad) and had a great time in lovely company.
At one point the birthday girl herself had to go to bed and she had to put on the PJ and say nite nite to the rest of the group.
While the grown ups continued celebrating her mommas birthday :D
I had a great time!
Happy Birthday Embla & Jorunn !!
In Norway we do not celebrate Thanksgiving, but to all of my fantastic friends from the US and in other countries celebrating Thanksgiving today – I wish you all a fantastic day!
Today we celebrated my little sister Ellens birthday and Ingrid and myself went to visit for her birthday party. We were greeted by the cutest little fairy princess ever.
Considering her birthday is on Halloween, of course everyone camme dressed up accordingly. We had 4 princesses, 1 skeleton, 1 batman and 1 superman.
The kids were so cute!
Of course there were gifts
When Ellen had been asked who she wanted to attend the party, she answered. MY GANG. So cute, 4 years old and she has a gang. :D However the memebers of her gang are all 4,5 and 6 years old and hence we didn’t take them for a long round of trick or treating, but we did take them for a tiny one.
They came home happy and full of candy !
Then there was time for the birthday cake, A lovely raspberry / strawberry cake. The kids were not too fond of it and stuck to chocolate cupcakes – which of course meant more for the grown-ups :D
The kids had fun and so did their parents it seemed. Ingrid and i stayed behind when the other guests left to spend some quality time with Ellen and Linda.
We decorated small boxes with glitter and played with Ellens new toys and Linda showed us how good she has become at playing the piano. They also showed us their rooms and their toys (I mainly see the kids when they are at our dads place, so its nice to see how they are living at their moms place as well) and the rest of the house.
Suddenly the birthdaygirl had had enough, but go to bed? Nope, that was not an option. She fell asleep in the lap of her older sister.
and Linda spent some time cuddling up to me :D