Sunny Lisbon – blustery Trondheim

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAWe are back from Lisbon after a couple of days filling ourselves up with sunshine and warmth. 

We had an amazing weekend “down” in Lisbon. We ate roasted chestnuts while wandering through the city which was so filled with people and the smell of the little roasting fires.

the bridge we crossed last year in the beginning of the half marathon

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an old cable car which are still in use in Lisbon, some climb up the steep hills

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OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAroasted chestnuts…sold a dozen for 2€ in a small paper bag, eaten on the go while they are still hot

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just a parallel road away from the mainstreet

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landing gear is out, ready for touch down at the nearby airport

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a park in the heart of Lisbon

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I carried Theo in the sling which he didn’t mind at all, every now and then he was awake

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Ready for the visit at the Eleven restaurant. You can be tiny, but you have to be clothed properly. 😉

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On the plane

Those were my noise canceling headphones…I guess I’ll get a new pair when we are in the US in two weeks

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Finally asleep and stretched out. It’s so much better to lay on the floor of the plane than to be on mommies or daddies arm all the time20131130-154210.jpg

Ecky, in the meanwhile, had a vacation at our friends I and Lexie. He got a lot of snuggles there and came relaxed back home.

Back in Trondheim we were greeted with ankle high snow slush. The rest of the week was very blustery with strong winds and even a storm, rain, snow and gray sky.

Yesterday we went to the gym again and later I dared to try on the black Hugo dress I’d worn last year at the Christmas party. It still fits or better fits again. So, I’m going to wear that tonight. 😎 And yes tonight we are going to M’s Christmas party. I is going to be there too. Our dear neighbors B & I are taking care of our two boys and even driving us to the Christmas party.

B & I had been here for a coffee one afternoon which was lovely and yesterday evening I got surprised by some baked goods of I when I came home: Fyrstekake, a cake with a bottom made from short pastry and then an almond filling with a lot of egg whites. *delicious* I really have to get the recipe for it. And we got a small box with two other småkaker as the Norwegians call them. Krumkaker are baked like waffles in waffle maker, but they are very thin and are rolled to a pipe after baking. When they are cooled they are hard. Those are often filled with multekrem (cloudberry cream) or riskrem (rice cream) and sandkaker which are tiny pie crusts made from short pastry. Those are filled with cloudberry or rice cream too.

Krumkaker and sandkaker, the fyrstekake is eaten 🙂

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A scarf for Theo made by our dear friend I while Lexie and Ecky were watching her

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Preparing for the coming winter…we pimped Theo’s stroller again. This time we added a lamb skin under the thick down footmuff. Now he’ll stay toasty warm for sure when he’s having a stroll outside

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Last week before we went to Lisbon we prepared another batch of Spritz cookies. This time a version with marzipan

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We got another box for Theo. From France! Our CI sent a lot of lovely things

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The storm tipped over the big reindeer which is sitting outside in front of the shopping center and broke half of the lights, but inside is some Christmas decoration too. If you are wondering why it’s so empty, well, it was just 10am on a Saturday, Norwegians usually are still asleep at this time 😉

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Left overs..this week (roasted veggies and Spätzle)

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Have a good week and a good first Advent!

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