A Lovely Stay in Norway

Hi,

This last weekend I’ve visited my parents in Norway and had a lovely stay. It has been great being in Norway again after not having been there for almost one year and often missing Norway a lot the last months.

I’ve enjoyed lots of hood fellowship, met my brother David too, and enjoyed Norwegian food and nature to mention something.

Hi. I’m back again, this time in England. The above text I wrote on Sola airport in Norway. As I was in the air I wrote a poem about my lovely weekend in Norway:

A Lovely Weekend in Norway

Being picked up by my brother David and having a little chat in the car on the way to my parents place

Being with my parents, having a typical Norwegian dinner – made just because of me

— love in thoughtfulnes and action

Receiving love from my paretns in so many ways, being touched and uplifted again and again

Relaxing with my parents and watching some online TV programmes

Eating a slice of bread with Norwegian brown cheese on and drinking a glass of Norwegian milk

Enjoying a long night’s sleep and soon after a bubbly bath in a Jacuzzi

Eating my mother’s nice rice porridge for lunch

Going for a short walk and finding nice gifts in a little gift shop

Enjoying having the house to myself as my parents were out in the evening

Eating the Norwegian Grandiosa pizza and lots of tasty snacks and sweets

Going for a day trip of sightseeing on Sunday with my parents – because they cancelled their plans of attending a church gathering to spend their day with me

— love in action

Walking up a hill and seeing great views of my birth city Stavanger and the surrounding areas around

Wandering through a forest and having a good time with my parents

Taking lots of photos and having fun

Going to a place of memory for the Norwegian kingdom

Enjoying the sun, fresh air and the sea breeze

Seeing three gigantic swords on a mountain base

Also noticing artistic photos photo motives

Using my dad’s photo camera from around that time, as my own phone had no more battery usage left

Going to a third place, a memorial place next to the sea

Watching marvellous views and thanking God for Norway

Walking and jumping from stone to stone, feeling active, healthy and happy

Enjoying the very strong wind together with the fresh air tainted by a sea smell

Enjoying time with my parents, loving them, Norway and Jesus

Coming back home to my parents place and eating a very nice Sunday dinner with beef steak and vegetables

Eating a sweet and very nice dessert

Relaxing and having “kaffikos” – a little cake meal – with my parents and my brother David who came visiting for a while – enjoying chatting and family time

Having a time of talking about important matters and praying together with my kind parents in the end

Having had a lovely and blessed weekend with my lovely parents :) and then saying farewells in the morning of today, Monday

Now looking forward to meeting my husband again :)

 

Ruth Kristin

 

Celebration Times

Hi,

Today, the 20th of December, I’ve had a very nice day with a lot of family time and celebration. Like I have mentioned before, my parents are over from Norway, and they are staying with us for some days. Today Jonathan, my husband and I, also had a day visit of my sister and her family. We hadn’t seen them since our wedding, so it was very nice to meet them again. We celebrated my birthday that was yesterday and my dad’s birthday that is tomorrow. My mother made a lovely Norwegian Christmas dinner for us today, and she had also made a nice birthday cake and brought some little cakes from Norway for us. We had a lot of  fellowship together and exchanged Christmas gifts with each other too. After my sister and her family had left, I watched a very good film called “Courageous” with my husband and my parents.

Tomorrow we will continue celebrating my dad when it’s his birthday, the 21st of December.

I am blessed. God is good. :)

Good night.

 

Ruth Kristin

A Lovely Birthday

Hi!

Today I’ve had a lovely birthday, celebrated with my husband and my parents in the morning, gone to a very nice Christmas party in the church and celebrated with two lady friends in the evening.

(I just clicked on the publish button too late again, so that the date of my publish text become the wrong one, the one I didn’t want, again, but at least I know that I’m writing around midnight, and that my birthday that has just gone by, the 19th of December, is my birthday and that I’ve just written this text a bit late. I started writing just right before midnight and tried sending out the text above before midnight, but was just too late again (like last night), but the main thing is that I’m telling about my lovely birthday, and now it’s only four minutes past midnight – it’s just become later and later as I’ve written this. Now I’ll soon tell you some more…)

In the morning I got a lovely handmade birthday card from my creative and sweet husband Jonathan, and I enjoyed a long and late birthday breakfast with him and my parents where I opened many nice gifts and had fun. Later on, some time after my husband had gone to work, I enjoyed a nice lunch with my parents and my friend Grace, and then we attended a very nice Christmas party in my church The Living Word where we socialized and also watched a very nice nativity play where the children did very well in the performance, and we got to see acting, singing and dancing. I met many different people, also people I hadn’t met before, and I had a very good time.

During my day I’ve received many nice greetings and hugs, and I’ve had many nice phone calls, including family people calling me, and some of my family members even sung for me on the phone, which was very nice.

In the evening I’ve enjoyed a very nice little party with my good friends Elodie and Grace. My parents went out for a meal and were gone for most of the time when my lady friends visited me. Grace and I made some food, and Elodie joined us a bit later and helped us prepare for our celebration time. We enjoyed a very nice meal, and we really enjoyed our time together. My husband joined our party not long after he had come back from work around half past ten and after I had finished watching a film with my lady friends, and then we ate a lovely cake my very kind mother had made for me with assistance from my fabulous dad. I’ve got lovely parents who’s helped out very much this day, and also the other days they’ve been here lately.

Now in between as I’ve written this blog text I’ve had breaks and spent time with my lovely husband. Now I’m very tired and will go to bed soon. I’m sitting and writing in a sofa in our living room as my husband is relaxing and watching “Match of the day”.

I’m very blessed and have had a very lovely birthday and had a lot of good experiences and many lovely and happy moments. I’ve been smiling and laughing a lot. The day that has just gone by and was finished about half an hour ago has been a very nice one for me.

I’m blessed. Thanks to God, my God, for a lovely birthday! :) Jesus is my Saviour, my Lord and King, and my God. He has blessed me with a wonderful birthday. :) Thanks to Jesus! 😀 Juhoo! 😀

 

Visit from Norway

Hi!

Yesterday my parents came over from Norway to visit me and my husband for some days and meet up with both us and my sister and her family, who will join us on Sunday when we’ll celebrate my and my dad’s birthday.

It’s very nice to have my parents visiting, and they’re helping out a lot in the house and is a big blessing for me and my husband.

I’m very delayed in all the things I’ve got to do before Christmas, but God is good and is with me all the time.

 

Good night.

 

Addition added right after midnight the 19th of December:

I wrote this blog text during the last minutes of the 18th of December 2015. I wanted to publish the text before midnight, so that it would be registered on the right date, but I got delayed with a few seconds, and when I finally clicked the publish button, it just turned midnight just as I clicked or right after I had clicked the button, and it said 00:00 on my computer screen, so I thought that maybe I had clicked publish just a tiny bit too late, and it turned out that I had. Anyway, now you know I wrote the text on the 18th of December, the day before my birthday, which is the 19th, and when I wrote “yesterday” I meant Thursday the 17th. Now it’s a few minutes past midnight on the 19th of December, and my husband Jonathan has just come home from work, and he kissed me and wished me a happy birthday right after the date had turned into the 19th on my computer screen. He’s very sweet and lovely. :) Now I’ll go and eat some evening food with him and then go to bed. Good night. :)

Overloaded

Hi,

On Wednesday I had a very nice and relaxed day at a friend’s place in Lyngdal, not so far from Kristiansand, in the south of Norway. I think I needed that relaxed day. However, in the afternoon and evening I met different people again, and I spent the night at another place than the night before, and then the next morning – that’s on Thursday, yesterday – I met even more people. In other words, I was travelling a lot around for some days, visiting and meeting up with many different people, and I also met people that I hadn’t planned to meet, and my days were very busy and intense. In the middle of it all I didn’t get enough sleep and rest over these days.

After the intensive period of travelling a lot and being very active and social and meeting many people and having little time for myself, when I was back at my parents’ place in Stavanger yesterday I got a reaction and cried a lot after we had eaten dinner. I was very tired and felt exhausted. I was very emotional and cried quite a lot for a while. I believe I was overloaded. I had a feeling of everything being too much for me and that I hadn’t had enough time to rest or to be alone, and I decided I needed to rest. Soon after this I took a time of relaxing and resting alone in the guestroom I used.

After a little time of resting I was social again for a while before I again withdrew to be alone, but this time I withdrew through having a bubble bath in the jacoozi in the flat I visited, a flat my parents rent now. No one in my family had ever tried out the jacoozi before, and I was the first to try it out. It was very nice to use it, but unfortunately I didn’t know how to turn it off, and I didn’t manage to get it off no matter what I tried, and it took a long time before it switched itself off by itself, but my mother had then prayed for God’s help, which was very good, so I believe God helped us, but soon after the fire alarm in the hall way outside the bathroom went off, and then it repeated itself three times! It was so much steam coming from the bathroom. It was all quite crazy and funny. :) It gave me and my parents a laugh. :)

It helped to have some time alone and some time to take it easy yesterday, but today – Friday – I’ve travelled back to England and had a busy day and still feel very tired and not at my best, so I feel I need to relax, rest and sleep a lot this weekend and the coming days, and start gathering new strength.

We must listen to our bodies, and we must try to avoid being overloaded.

PS. By the way, today I’ve been very encouraged and happy by a very positive event that took place in my life today, but I can’t tell you what it is right now, but hopefully I can tell you about it tomorrow.

NB! I also want to say that I’ve met my fiance Jonathan again today, and it’s been lovely being with him and enjoying good moments with him again. We’ve got a great future ahead, and I’m looking very much forward to marrying my dear darling, my precious prince and my handsome husband to be, Jonathan, my love. :)

Good night, everyone! :)

The Norwegian National Day 2015

Hi, and Congratulations to all Norwegians around the world and to everyone in Norway on the Norwegian National Day 2015! :)

Today I’ve enjoyed being in Norway and celebrating the National Day of Norway with my parents. :)

Here are some “tasters” from my lovely day in my birth city Stavanger, the first day I’ve celebrated the national day here since I was 2 years old:

20150517_100731The start of the children’s prosession in the morning

20150517_100836A nice example from the prosession where mainly schools are represented

20150517_131419A sweet 17th of May decoration in my parents’ flat

20150517_132040My mother made a lovely lunch for the three of us, my parents and I.

20150517_164127My dad and I watched the afternoon parade where many organizations and different groups of people were walking in front of us, and many of the contributors to the prosession were entertaining us with dances or other nice acts.

20150517_180857My mother made lovely cakes in the honour of our national day.

In the evening we shared cakes and icecream with some guests from my parents’ Bible home group, and I got to meet these people for the first time, and it was very nice.

And lastly I want to mention that my wonderful fiance Jonathan gave me a lovely 17th of May poem where he among other things wished me a day of cheer and called me his Norwegian beauty queen. *** My dearest, Jonathan, thank you again for your lovely poem!  I’ve missed you today, and I love you very much. ***

Thanks to God for my beautiful and lovely country Norway, my dear home country with peace and freedom! And thanks to God for a very nice and blessed 17th of May 2015! :)

Hurray for Norway! :)

Be blessed, everyone! :)

 

Ruth Kristin

 

Holiday in Norway

Hi there!

On Friday I travelled to Norway to go on a week’s holiday in my home country, and it was the first time I went to Norway after emigrating and therefore knowing that this time I live in another country and am only coming for a holiday. It’s still a bit strange and unusual to know I don’t live in Norway on a permanent basis, but in any case it’s always nice to come back to my home country after having been away for a while.

Since Friday I’ve visited my parents in Stavanger, in a flat they are renting here in addition to having a house of their own outside of Bergen.

Yesterday, Saturday, I went for a walk towards the city centre of Stavanger and had many nice views, like these ones that you can see on the photos below:

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Below I’m this nice and quite typical Norwegian street.

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20150516_145051A nice view with lovely tulips in a garden.

20150516_145502A nice little garden

20150516_145513Another nice house are with tulips

20150516_145556If you look closely there’s some art on the house wall in the middle of the photo above.

20150516_145735I like the ornaments on this house.

20150516_150007A nice street view

20150516_150131Three different buildings – and the St. John Church (St. Johannes-kirka) in the middle.

20150516_150547A lovely Japanese cherry tree in a Norwegian street area.

20150516_150927Another street view

20150516_151224An example of recycling stations in Norway

20150516_153111Street art

20150516_153201The ABC street

20150516_153334The building of the newspaper Stavanger Aftenblad

I enjoyed walking around in Stavanger and seeing new streets and places in my birth city, and earlier in the day I had enjoyed meeting one of my brothers and his kids and some other nice people, and in the evening I enjoyed the company of my parents and enjoyed a very tasty pizza that my mother had made.

 

Ruth Kristin

 

Fantastic Moving Help

Hi there, everyone!

I’m sorry I haven’t written here in a long time. I’ve thought about writing here in between, like the case has been in similar cases before too, but I’ve often been very busy and just not come around to or prioritized to write here, or I’ve postponed it, or I’ve found it hard to sit down and write here, much because I’ve wanted to tell so many different things, and then time has gone, and now more and more things that I want to tell about has heaped up into a big pile, but hopefully I will manage to tell you a lot tomorrow.

For now I want to tell some good news from today. You see, I’m in the middle of a busy moving period, where I’m getting ready to move to England, and it’s much because of the business of this period that I haven’t written here for a while. I’ve often not managed to get so much done as I’ve wanted in this moving period I’ve been in lately, and this is partly because I haven’t always been totally well.

Today my parents came on a day visit to help me out, and they gave me a fantastic help. It was very good to meet them again and to have them here with me and to get help from them today. We all worked a lot on getting moving preparations for me done. I gave away several things to my parents that they can use in a flat they’ve just started to rent, and in this way I blessed them and also was helped by getting rid of more things and thus reducing my moving load so that I have less things to bring to England. We all cooperated and helped each other with packing down a lot of my things, and we worked so well and effectively that before my parents left, we had packed down as much as 10 boxes. It was so good, and I was so thankful to my parents and grateful to God for the help I got through my parents today. It meant a lot to me that they came and helped me today. Now I’ve come a lot further in my moving process and don’t have so much left to pack or get rid of. I still have quite a lot left to do, but it will be easier to manage to be ready in good time now with the good help I got today, and I know that step by step I’ll manage to finish with all my moving preparations. I know God is with me and will help me. :)

Thanks to my parents for a fantastic moving help today! Thanks to my Lord and Saviour Jesus who helped me through my parents today! :) God is good. :)

New Year’s Eve in England

Hi everyone!

On Sunday I travelled to York in England and have been here since. I’m spending a lot of time with my fiance here in York, and this evening I will celebrate going the transition between 2014 and 2015 with my lovely fiance Jonathan. He’s been working today but will come home to his place where we’ll celebrate together in not so long. I’m preparing for our little party and am delayed, so I can’t write so much here right now.

2014 have been a special year with many victories, much achievement and progress, and many joys and good times in my life. It has also been a year where I’ve experienced some tough times and gone through periods and things that haven’t been easy, experiencec sorrows, pain, sickness, missing, and many struggles in my everyday life. Life is’nt always easy, and the road to my successes – like getting many good grades in my final exams when fulfilling my translation degree, hasn’t always been easy or without sacrifices. I had to work hard and went trough a lot of stressful periods and experienced much stress and stress symptoms in my body to manage to succeed in my studies. It’s also been a lot of stressful times in my life this autumn, as I’ve been having very many big processes in my life to deal with at the same time, like testing out my work ability and getting ready to move to England. I’ve also missed my fiance a lot and had to keep on enduring a long distance relationship with him and keeping in touch a lot through Skype. However, I’ve also enjoyed many of my victories and many good moments in those holidays I’ve been able to spend with my fiance, and I’ve also enjoyed many good times with family members and friends.

Through all my days, ups and downs, trials and victories, sorrows and joys, yes, through all the things I’ve been through the last year, Jesus has been faithfully with me, every day. Thank you Jesus! :)

One of my most exciting memories from this last year has been when I started up my own business, and it’s been very good to have tried out to work as a translator. I’ve found out that my work ability right now is very low, and I will have a break from working and focus on my health, and on moving to England and on wedding plans and other things the coming weeks and months, but in the long run I would like to work a little as a translator besides being a housewife to my future husband.

The coming year has many exciting things waiting for me, and I’m looking forward to many things that will happen in 2015, like moving to England and marrying my wonderful prince Jonathan :), but now I need to first of all focus mainly on preparing for getting ready for my New Year’s Party with my fiance Jonathan.

Before ending I would like to congratulate my fantastic parents who today have been married 50 years and have a Golden Wedding Anniversary. They are a wonderful couple who are very good role models for others, both people in a relationship and others. I love them very much and wish them a very good and happy Golden Wedding Anniversary and a happy new year. Ten days ago my family celebrated my parents in advance, and I’m glad we did that. My parents deserved it. God bless you, dear “mor” and “far” (mum and dad)! :)

I wish everyone a very nice evening and celebration of the transition between 2014 and 2015, and I wish everyone a happy new year! :)

 

Best wishes,

Ruth Kristin

 

Happy Birthday

Hi!

Today I’ve turned 37. I’ve had a lovely happy birthday. :)

Yesterday I arrived in the western part of Norway for my Christmas holiday, and then soon after I met my dear Jonathan and his daughter Lily, who travelled to Norway from England to spend the holiday with  me and my family. We stayed at my parents’ place, and today we’ve gone to Gullbotn Conference center and celebrated my birthday also here. We’ll stay here for one week now and also celebrate Christmas here with many in my family.

Here are some photos from my birthday:

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On this first one I’m showing a present and a very  nice handmade card my lovely fiance Jonathan gave to me. :)

 

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Here you see me at the breakfast table.

 

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In the evening I got this lovely cake that my mother had made for me. It tasted delicious. :)

I’ve had several nice greetings and phone calls and even some people in my family singing for me today, so that was very nice. :)

I’ve also helped out decorating two Christmas trees at Gullbotn today. Jonathan and Lily and I did it all together. It was the first time I decorated a Christmas tree on my birthday, and this time I even decorated two ones, because Gullbotn Conference Centre had one extra one, which was a little one.

For dinner we had a very nice burger meal, and that was also the first time I had that as a birthday meal, I believe. Not only that, it has been hailing a lot in Lindås and Bergen, where I’ve been today, and I can’t remember any birthday of mine where it’s hailed before. This evening, there was even more drama in the weather, because there’s been a lot of lightning and thunder going on here. It’s exciting. :) I like when unusual things are going on.

I’ve had a very nice, lovely and original birthday today. :) The Lord has blessed me. :)

Good night to my readers, and have a happy weekend! :)

 

Ruth Kristin

 

Ruth Kristin