16 May 2009

Wishing you all... - Ønsker dere alle

Ønsker dere alle en flott 17. mai!!
Flaggene er strøket. Bunadskjorten er strøket også, med alle sine intrikate folder og rynker. 17. Mai sløyfene er sett igjennom. Strømpebukser kjøpt inn, kaker er bakt, huset er ryddet og vasket, uteplantene står å fryser spent ihjel ute og vi lurer veldig på om vi får sove i natt eller om vi får besøk av russen i natt. Vi er så heldige at vi bor mellom to naboer hvor begge to har russ! Sitter å lurer på om jeg skal ta på ekstra jakke i morgen, og om Maia skal ha på ekstra genser under bunadskjorten.

Og så er det Eurovision Song Contest samtidig og jeg sitter å blogger samtidig som jeg hører på poenggivningen og holder begge tomlene krysset.

Morgendagen starter tidlig med å møte opp for at begge ungene skal gå i skoletoget og deretter blir det de vanlige lekene, loddene, isene, pølsene og kakene før vi returnerer hjem for å legge bena høyt på bordet og lufte gnagsårene. Og så til slutt blir det grilling og kos. Bildet over er fra 2007 og er mine to håpefulle.


Tomorrow we are celebrating Norways constitution day. The 17 th of May is almost a big a celebration as Christmas in this country. We have big parades all over the country with music and flags and all the children are going in schoolparades, waving flags and singing, shouting "hurrah!" and making noice. Everyone is dressed up in their finest dresses and suits, many wearing the traditional folk dresses. Everyone wears red, white and blue ribbons and our beautiful flag is seen everywhere, on every flagpole and on every house. After the parade we are going to our childrens school where there is games, lotteries and lots of things to eat.

We say in Norway that the 17 th of May is the childrens day and on that the children may eat as many icecreams, hotdogs and drink so many sodas you want. And they do!

In the evening we often go to parties with friends and relatives and have bbq's.
One thing though, always happen, and that is when we all stand gathered to sing the Norwegian anthemn before we start the parades, I cry. I just can not keep my tears away. It will happen tomorrow too.

Now the house is cleaned, the flags are ironed, I have checked over the ribbons, Maias tradiotional dress is cleanded and ready to wear, cakes are baked and outside there are blooming plants.

Our big flag is ready to be set outside the house, and the fridge is full of delishious food to eat for breakfast.

If we win the Eurovision song contest, as it seems like we are going to, there might be double reason to celebrate tomorrow.

The picture above is taken two years ago. This is my two daughters, Maia and Marte. They are wearing tradional dresses and ready to go to the parade. I will tak a lot of more pictures tomorrow and hopefully have time to post them tomorrow evening.


1 comment:

  1. My dear friend , have an happy aconstitution day to you and your family.
    great pic... one of your best art creation.
    Hugs Orli

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