- Overnight stay in a Norwegian cabin -
After meeting Lena and Kyra (Austrian and German au pairs) in our local “Gamlebanken” pub for a few card games on Friday evening, we decided to go to the cabin (Norwegian: hytte) of Lena’s host family and spend the night there on Saturday (the one we went cross-country skiing to in winter). They picked me up after lunch and first we went shopping to ensure that we wouldn’t starve up there and baked a cake (in my opinion a marble cake, but Lena insisted on the name “zebra cake”) as well as prepared dough for twist bread before we left for the cabin.
There we had a delicious barbecue outside in the sunshine with sausages, twist bread, baked potatoes and grilled corn – and of course marble/zebra cake for dessert. Afterwards our games evening started and after I won two times in “Ticket to Ride”, which I never played before, we changed to rummy and later to “Hosn obi” (Austrian influence is noticeable) – and again I won every time (I was lucky with my cards) before we went outside for a little “night” walk, even though it was more a twilight walk because of the brightness of midsummer nights.
We could see perfectly fine without any additional light (it was around halve past twelve) and when we were back inside, playing UNO (after clarifying the rules – everybody plays this game differently, nevertheless we had a few discussions and Lena continuously insisted on teaching us the “International rules of UNO” (whatever they are) just to bother us), we recognized that it didn’t get any darker, only brighter again around three o’clock in the morning. With the sunrise around four o’clock in the morning we went to bed and slept till lunch time, not paying any attention to the brightness outside.
Freshly strengthened with cake and coffee Lena and Kyra tried to defeat me in “Ticket to Ride” one more time, but I remained undefeatable in building train routes through the United States. Afterwards we packed up, cleaned the cabin and went home or rather I was brought home. So now I have the time to share my Norwegian cabin times with you before I meet the girls in the cinema later :)
Besides all this we had a pretty eventful week with the dance show of the dance school on Tuesday, which was really good; the trip with the knitting group to Ivar Aasen-tunet, a museum about the man who laid the foundation for New Norwegian (Nynorsk – the language I learn), on Wednesday; the concert of the cultural school on Thursday and our first rehearsal for “Elskhug og Eksis” on Friday, an open-air performance in Nordfjordeid at the end of June. Somehow we are part of that whole thing and I look forward to it, I think it is going to be a lot of fun. I’ll report you then :D
Ha ein fin kveld,