A quick May 17 dab and a wave the flag

This young man spreads joy and fun and always puts me in a good mood!

A Blessed Christmas and a Joyous New Year

Since our family is somewhat dispersed most of the year, we were surprised when both of our adult sons showd up a couple of weeks ago. Of course, we had to get all four crammed into a Christams shot, and here it is!

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Support ADRA Norway’s Ingathering 2016

I’d like to strike a blow for this year’s ADRA Norway ingathering. I truly believe that education makes releasing lives from poverty, injustice, prejudice and even war possible. Furthermore, education is the foundation on which the development of health services, agraculture, business and infrastructure are built. According to ADRA Norway, most children in Ethiopia attend school at an early age, but they leave way too early, often because their help is needed at home. However, no-one can take your education away from you. It has a bearing on families and local communities.  This is exactly what the 2016 project is all about. “Educating for the future: a human right for all,” is the slogan printed on the flyers and the webpage. Ethiopia is the main focus of the 2016 Ingathering.

Torderød school, the Moss and Fredrikstad Church school, is taking part in the annual ingathering for three days, 13. – 15. September,  when they basically collect money door-to-door equipped with permits, badges and special collection tins.

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Hjelpeaksjon 2016

Congrats to our graduate 2016

On Monday, June 13, 2016, we celebrated the 2016 tenth grade class as they graduated from Torderød skole. We are very proud parents! We wish you all the best! Read more

Christmas special: Leaning beyond one’s centre of gravity

Trying to lean beyond one’s center of gravity definitely leads to a giant, awkward step forward to retain balance, but when there’s Christmas tree magic, this may happen. Read more

A very merry Christmas 2015

Greetings to you and thanks for dropping by my blog! Wishing you a Very Merry Christmas and a Happy 2016 ! Much love from Katariina, Rune, Andreas, Thomas, Mathias, Niklas…and I’m sure our dog, Bella, and our cat, Selma, are sending gentle barking and soft purring, too! Read more

A Photogenic Cat

Just a little update on this rather photogenic member of the family, perhaps a news update that is more interesting to its owners than the random reader of this blog… I published this photo on Instagram with the comment: “Perhaps the most photogenic member of our family”. One contact remarked “that would be your wife”, and of course she was right.

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