Archive for May, 2017

QOTD May 31 2017

Wednesday, May 31st, 2017

Simone de Beauvoir: “I tore myself away from the safe comfort of certainties through my love for the truth; and truth rewarded me.”


QOTD May 30 2017

Tuesday, May 30th, 2017

Thomas Moore: “The ordinary acts we practice every day at home are of more importance to the soul than their simplicity might suggest.”


QOTD May 29 2017

Monday, May 29th, 2017

L. M. Montgomery: “Looking forward to things is half the pleasure of them. You mayn’t get the things themselves; but nothing can prevent you from having the fun of looking forward to them.”


QOTD May 28 2017

Sunday, May 28th, 2017

Henri-Frédéric Amiel: “…happiness gives us the energy which is the basis of health.”


QOTD May 27 2017

Saturday, May 27th, 2017

Margaret Peters: “Time has a wonderful way of showing us what really matters.”


QOTD May 26 2017

Friday, May 26th, 2017

Muhammad Ali: “Silence is golden when you can’t think of a good answer.”


QOTD May 25 2017

Thursday, May 25th, 2017

Takayuki Ikkaku, Arisa Hosaka and Toshihiro Kawabata: “There’s something amazing about the passion of youth and its power to sustain. If there’s a more powerful energy source, I don’t know about it.”


QOTD May 24 2017

Wednesday, May 24th, 2017

Whoopi Goldberg: “We’re here for a reason. I believe a bit of the reason is to throw little torches out to lead people through the dark.”


QOTD May 23 2017

Tuesday, May 23rd, 2017

Mikhail Bakunin: “The freedom of all is essential to my freedom.”


QOTD May 22 2017

Monday, May 22nd, 2017

Helen Keller: “The highest result of education is tolerance.”


QOTD May 21 2017

Sunday, May 21st, 2017

English Proverb: “A full cup must be carried steadily.”


QOTD May 20 2017

Saturday, May 20th, 2017

Wayne Dyer: “The more I give myself permission to live in the moment and enjoy it without feeling guilty or judgmental about any other time, the better I feel about the quality of my work.”


QOTD May 19 2017

Friday, May 19th, 2017

Rabbi Abraham Heschel: “Just to be is a blessing. Just to live is holy.”


QOTD May 18 2017

Thursday, May 18th, 2017

Malcolm Gladwell: “We learn by example and by direct experience because there are real limits to the adequacy of verbal instruction.”


QOTD May 17 2017

Wednesday, May 17th, 2017

Salman Rushdie: “Our lives teach us who we are.”


Gratulerer med dagen Norge!

Wednesday, May 17th, 2017

Today Norway celebrates its Constitution (‘Grunnloven’) on May 17 better knows as ‘syttende mai’, so GRATULERER MED DAGEN Norge (Congratulations Norway)!!

Not the best weather, though it is dry and that is all we need! 🙂

We’ve had a nice champagne brunch (champagne for me and my parents, lemonade for Misha LoL), and just came home from the traditional ‘barnetoget’ (Childrens’ Parade). It was pretty special this year as Misha being a ‘pre-schooler’ led the parade, holding the banner together with his fellow pre-school friends! All dressed up and Misha with a pink hat (rosaruss) to mark the transfer from kindergarten to primary school.

Hurra for Norge, we’re all celebrating and waving flags!! 🙂

(and yes, we did have ice-cream, part of the ‘syttende man’ tradition 🙂 )


QOTD May 16 2017

Tuesday, May 16th, 2017

Don Snyder: “Let us hope that we are all preceded in this world by a love story.”


QOTD May 15 2017

Monday, May 15th, 2017

Sir Winston Churchill: “It is a mistake to try to look too far ahead. The chain of destiny can only be grasped one link at a time.”


QOTD May 14 2017

Sunday, May 14th, 2017

Oscar Wilde: “Life is far too important a thing ever to talk seriously about.”


QOTD May 13 2017

Saturday, May 13th, 2017

Franklin D. Roosevelt: “The only limit to our realization of tomorrow will be our doubts of today.”