Goodbye, Fredrikstad!

The Tall Ship Races 2014 in Fredrikstad has come to an end. We had four glorious days with almost tropical weather and lots of fun :-) Yesterday the seventy ships left Dina’s hometown and we Bookfayries and Dina happily accepted the invitation to follow the ships to sea. This is definitely the nice side of …

In the Wonderland Woods of Norway

One day Alice came to a fork in the road and saw a Cheshire Cat in a tree. “Which road do I take?” she asked. “Where do you want to go?” was his response. “I don’t know,” Alice answered. “Then” said the cat, “it doesn’t matter.” Text: Lewis Carroll, “Alice in Wonderland”, 1863. Foto: Hanne Siebers, …

Early Summer in Fredrikstad, Norway

Normally the summer in Norway deserves a speeding ticket, but not so this weekend… :-) “Hark, now hear the sailors cry, smell the sea, and feel the sky let your soul & spirit fly, into the mystic…” ― Van Morrison (link to youtube) “The cure for anything is saltwater – sweat, tears or the sea.” –   …