Sunday, July 31, 2011

Cycle tour, and visit from Terje, May Britt and Selia

Despite still seeing no sun in Fraena, the temperature wasn't too bad, so we went for a bike tour around the neighbourhood. We bumped into Johan Arne who was off to see his dad Arnfinn, and soon after we got home Terje, May Britt and Selia dropped in. Selia was keen to to photos with Terje's new SLR camera.

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Back in the garden

When we got home, it was still warm and sunny, so we sat out in the garden while Hedda had a bath on the decking, which she seemed to enjoy.

The Whitecross Street Party

After the park, we headed out into the Street Party itself. There were lots of food stalls, art installations and music going on, enough to keep everyone amused. We wandered around having some things to eat, before heading back home.

whitecross street party from martin clinton on Vimeo.

The Whitecross Street Party - In the Park

We headed off to the Whitecross Street Party in town. We started off in Fortune street park, where Hedda was able to go on the swings and get her face painted like a cat.

forstune street park from martin clinton on Vimeo.

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Off to see Cars 2

Cathrine and Hedda are over with Cathrine's sister Camilla and Mum Lene. We took the bus to Romford to take Hedda to see Cars 2 in 3D. It was her first trip to the cinema, and she was suitable excited, but didn't care too much for the 3D effects (or for the English soundtrack I'd imagine!). When we came out Lene had been to the shops and bought a remote control Lightning McQueen car which Hedda was very excited about when we had dinner at Frankie and Benny's.

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

When will this happen again?

Digging around up in Mum and Dad's loft we came across this old Cup Final ticket from 1964 when West Ham won the Cup....there's lots of old newspapers as well from Sunday celebrating the win, but they're in a sorry state after nearly 50 years!

Saturday, July 09, 2011

Birthday celebrations in the garden

As its my Birthday on Monday, the family all came round for dinner. Despite a slightly gloomy weather forecast, we were able to sit outside until quite late, which was a bit of a bonus!

Mum with her borrowed Henry Holland sunglasses.

Russell tries out the bed in the 'Annex'

Russell and Grace have a Condor Moment..

That Condor moment.... from martin clinton on Vimeo.

Friday, July 08, 2011

A walk around Oslo

On my last night in Oslo (this time), I had a walk around Aker Brygge, and see how much its changed over the years, and the new area at Tjuvholmen that wasn't developed at all a few years back. On the mai part of Aker Brygge some people were doing some 'dansband' dancing on the boardwalk. Much like Iain Sinclair's character of Andrew Norton, when it comes to Oslo (rather than Norton's link to London) I seem to be in the same places a lot geographically, but different places chronologically!

Dansband dancing at Aker Bryggee from martin clinton on Vimeo.