I do hope you all had a lovely 17th May, Norwegian constitutional day.
As I mentioned in my blog post on Tuesday I feel it is the perfect day to celebrate what Norway means to you.
For the first time in many years we did not have any plans. No tempting invitation for champagne breakfast or obligations to travel anywhere and meet friends or family.
But please do not for one second feel sorry for us. It gave us the perfect blank slate to be able to have an amazing and relaxing 17th May.
My toddler was a little under the weather early in the morning and therefore it suited us perfectly to be able to take things at our own tempo.
So what did we get up to?
Well we had a lovely long family breakfast together before heading out and jumping on a trampoline for an hour.
But before that, it was important to put out several Norwegian flags.
Whilst jumping we saw countless neighbours going past all dressed up and ready to head downtown. We greeted them all and waved as we bounced.
Then we did the thing that I love to do most in Norway, we headed for a long walk in the woods with Minttu.
There we met several neighbours out mountain biking and avoiding the more formal side of the 17th, pausing to have some good conversations and catch ups with them.
After a long walk we came back home and had time to eat some waffles before heading out to the local school so that my son could see the band and the children when they had come back from the procession in the city centre.
Much like his father he loves music and he was inspired by the show.
Back home and time to indulge in some good Freia chocolate before bouncing away on the trampoline for another hour awaiting dinner to be ready.
As you can imagine by now my son was getting tired and therefore bedtime went by in a flash.
So with the extra available time I headed back out for another hour of walking in the woods, this time alone with my pup.
All in all I could not think of any better way personally to celebrate Norway.
I hope that you all were able in your own unique ways to celebrate those aspects of Norway which are most important to you.
Doggies: Lexi and Lucy
Doggies: Marmite, Mari and Nola
Doggies: Benni, Wilma, Vali and Samus
Have a lovely evening with your doggies and we are back again Monday morning for more dogwalking in Oslo nature.
Christina, Karianne, Linn, Veronica, Alex and Matt