Snow Day

Saturday, 17 January 2015

Yesterday was a very long day. I think it was actually 3 days joined together. I think it's fair to say that the fun part of this epic day was the bit after we landed. From there we jumped on a train for a few stations and then waited for our lift to Drammen. Everything was newly covered with snow and looked clean and white and storybook pretty.   While we waited the children played in snow around the carpark in crocs, as you do. 



After just long enough to get cold feet and hands Harald arrived so we loaded up and drove to south to our new home-base in Drammen.  I can't describe how pretty everything looked with snow - these photos don't do it justice at all.



Once we got home the snow was still too good to resist so despite extreme exhaustion the kids (ok, us too) spent a good hour or so digging and throwing and jumping in it.   Jett only lasted until about 3pm when he took himself to bed and couldn't be roused until the following day. Zali had a snooze and then had enough energy to come for a long walk around the suburb and up into the forest behind the house where the lit ski-trails start from. We tried out all sorts of Norwegian indescribable & untranslatable snow toys - unfortunately we didn't have our camera  so we don't have a record - and even more unfortunately we forgot the house key, so we had to wait until the grownups arrived  home later to left us in again.    No matter, I'm sure Zali will now never forget the day she was allowed to climb up to the snow covered flat roof of the house and toss snowballs down at innocent, unsuspecting people minding their own business below (humph).


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Putin the Norwegian Forest Cat Thursday, 12 February 2015
Goodbye Geilo Thursday, 12 February 2015
Ice Fishing - what's not to love.. Wednesday, 11 February 2015
Remains of the day Tuesday, 10 February 2015
Mountain Views Monday, 9 February 2015
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Lessons Saturday, 7 February 2015
Ice Music Festival Day 2 Saturday, 7 February 2015
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I can't believe it's come to this.. Thursday, 5 February 2015
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Free days Tuesday, 3 February 2015
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Norwegian Forest Cat - Update 2 Monday, 2 February 2015
Ski-Every-Day team Monday, 2 February 2015
Kjelke Kjøring and Butt Racers Monday, 2 February 2015
Norwegian Forest Cat - update Sunday, 1 February 2015
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Forest Cats and Snow Dogs Sunday, 1 February 2015
Yes. We should all move to Lillehammer. Sunday, 1 February 2015
Lillehammer Day 2 Saturday, 31 January 2015
Hmmph Friday, 30 January 2015
Hurtigruten: Day 7 & goodbye Tuesday, 27 January 2015
Hearts and minds Tuesday, 27 January 2015
Hurtigruten: Shiplife Tuesday, 27 January 2015
Hurtigruten: Day 6 Tuesday, 27 January 2015
Hurtigruten: Day 5 Monday, 26 January 2015
Hurtigruten: Day 4 - part 2 Sunday, 25 January 2015
Hurtigruten: Day 4 - part 1 Sunday, 25 January 2015
Hurtigruten: Day 3 Friday, 23 January 2015
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Hurtigruten: Day 1 & 2 Friday, 23 January 2015
Goodbye Bergen, hello Hurtigruten Thursday, 22 January 2015
Going Undercover.. Wednesday, 21 January 2015
Beautiful Bergen Wednesday, 21 January 2015
Norwegian Breakfasts Tuesday, 20 January 2015
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Ice Hockey! Monday, 19 January 2015
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This is why.. Sunday, 18 January 2015
Ski Audit Saturday, 17 January 2015
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Snow Day Saturday, 17 January 2015
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