Thursday, December 31, 2009

New Year's Eve party

We had Grae, Fi, Harvey, Paul, Anne, Christopher, Matthew, Mum and Dad all over for a New Year's Eve party, which ended up with some boogieing!








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New Year's Eve midnight! from martin clinton on Vimeo.



New Year's Eve dancing from martin clinton on Vimeo.



New Year's Eve snow from martin clinton on Vimeo.

Saturday, December 26, 2009

Boxing day visitors

Marina, Laila and Lisa paid us a visit this afternoon, having a coffee and some cake with us.

Friday, December 25, 2009

Xmas night visitors

May-Britt, Terje, Eva and Ole all came over for a few hours on Xmas night for some food and a few drinks.


Thursday, December 24, 2009

Xmas presents

The tradition in Norway is to give out the gifts on the 24th, so later in the evening was a marathon 3 hour session giving out the gifts from under the Xmas tree.
After 2 hours, there were still a lot of presents left!
Siv's mum tries out her new nightgown!

Xmas dinner

We had the usualXmas dinner of ribbe, with all the trimmings, with enogh veg extra for bubble and squeak the next day.

Still more ribbe to eat!On the 25th, we couldn't face a big dinner!

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Lille juleaften at Marie's

We went round Marie's for the usual lille Juleaften celebrations. Below are a slideshow of the photos and a video of the celebrations. All the individual photos are here:



2009 12 23 marie's from martin clinton on Vimeo.


2009 12 23 marie's (video) from martin clinton on Vimeo.

Out and about

It was nice day, so I went for a bit of a walk earlier. Quite dramatic skies!
Cheese central! The Jarlsberg factory entrance.

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Meet up at Gardermoen

We met up with Siv's family at the airport on the way to Molde, of course Hedda was at the centre of attention!

Siv's family at Gardermoen from martin clinton on Vimeo.

Monday, December 21, 2009

Snow!

Having missed much of the heavy snow over the last few days, today, with rain forecast, we got this lot!

Snow! from martin clinton on Vimeo.

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Merry Xmas Everybody!

Don't know if you're hanging up your stocking on the wall, and maybe you're NOT hoping that the snow will start to fall, but hopefully you're looking forward to an enjoyable and relaxing Xmas break! With lots of love from both of us.

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Xmas Party

It was the Xmas Sports and Social Party on Wednesday, with the usual karaoke-fest after the meal! Sadly, no video footage of the Men's 'Ace of Spades' mass singalong was taken.

Xmas Party from martin clinton on Vimeo.


Xmas Party 2009 from martin clinton on Vimeo.

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Our Christmas Tree

For the first time, Siv and I have got ourselves a Christmas tree to put up along with all of our usual decorations. It makes the corner of the room look very festive.

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Xmas with the Harts

Paul and Anne invited people round for a pre-Xmas party, which everyone enjoyed. It was good to cath up with people like Robbo and Geoff after a long time! It was hectic in the house, as you can see from the photos and videos below!
The Hart boys' outfits went down a storm!
The aftermath in the play room!

Xmas with the Harts from martin clinton on Vimeo.

Wednesday, December 09, 2009

More Waterstone's signings...

Yet another Xmas signing at Waterstone's in Leadenhall Market. This time it was the Team from Private Eye including Ian Hislop that I managed to get a blurry photo of through the window!

Saturday, December 05, 2009

West Ham v Manchester United

We Went to watch the game today, but sadly Giggs, Rooney & Co. were just too good....the relegation battle looms!

Friday, December 04, 2009

Mona and Bjarte visit us

Bjarte was working in London, so Mona came along for some retail therapy! On the Friday, they came over to visit us.