torsdag 1. november 2012

Lena in Tenerife!

Lena is enjoying the nice weather in Tenerife, (she forgot her shorts and bikini) - it is around 77 degrees on the balcony!

Hope you, Deb and Matt is doing ok after Sandy's visit!!  See you soon!

onsdag 31. oktober 2012

On our way - really!

After some hours in the suitcase, we got to see our new home for the next 2 weeks! Wow!  This is really going to be a great way to travel across the pond, and then to meet our new landlords, Debbie and Matt.... Hope they accept that Ole likes a glass of mjød once in a while, as all Nissemenn does! 

torsdag 25. oktober 2012

Ready to go!

Ole and Lena will be travelling in our carry-on - they are pretty fragile (made of som sort of porcelain). And - I will try to take a picture of them on the plane! Hope they like flying! Ole wanted to try how it felt in a suitcase, so he helped himself and Lena in to one of the big ones just to see how it felt.

 Lena is pretty heavy, so Ole had a hard time getting her up in the suitcase...

One- to- three  come on!

There we are!! Yes - this feels comfy. Actually better than in the carry-on. Filled with cameras and other hard stuff!

Ok - we are ready! Let's go!

onsdag 26. september 2012

Preparations for cruising!

Ole and Lena have started their preparations for the Transatlantic crossing on Liberty of the Seas October 27th. With 14 days of cruising, lots of stuff has to be fixed and done.

But, Lena is rather ¤%/#!! at Ole right now, she HATES to iron but loves redwine... And what is Ole doing? Hiding behind the biggest redwine bottle in the house! Well - maybe Lena just "forgot" to pack some of his clothes, so he has to stay in the cabin while she is running around having fun on the ship? Oh yeah, just you wait, mr. Ole, just you wait!


The smile on your face will not last, Ole...

søndag 29. juli 2012

Ole and Lena - who are they?

"Ole, you can go farther if ya vant to"....
Ole and Lena (also Sven and Ole) are central characters in jokes by Scandinavian Americans, particularly in the Upper Midwest region of the U.S., particularly in Minnesota, Wisconsin, Iowa, South Dakota and North Dakota where Scandinavian immigrant traditions are common.

We thought actually that the most common names in Norway were Ole and Kari (at least one hundred years ago) but then, many of the names from Norway - like Oline, Oleane, Caroline/Karoline and Lina, Nikoline and so on, would be easier in english as Lena. Kari was often translated into Carrie or Caren.

A typical Ole and Lena Joke:

Ole and Lena got married. On their honeymoon trip they were nearing Minneapolis when Ole put his hand on Lena's knee. Giggling, Lena Said, "Ole, you can go farther if ya vant to"... so Ole drove to Duluth. 

lørdag 28. juli 2012

A very special rocking chair

As we love traditions and old stuff, we fell in love with this beautiful rocking chair, an engagement gift from Johannes Thorsheng (1897-1971) to his fiance Sigrid Gurine Olette Johansen (1899-1981). They got married in 1919.