One month on one page

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Hey trusted readers of my blog. I have not been so good at keeping this up, I know. I have been to busy building relationships. I promised my dad i would write once a week. Has not been so succsessfull till now, not sure it will later either, but i will write now and then so just keep reading.

ZOO

Vilde and I have been through so much the last month. For the first time sice we came to Nepal we visited the zoo with our close frieds Rachel and Bikram. It was so much fun. I felt like the child within me just leaped out. Vilde and I were fascinated by eveything I really enjoyed the changes that had been made from my last visit to the zoo when i was much much younger. The animals had gotten more space which pleased me.

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There is a tiger in there somewhere not so easy to spot. IMG_5156

Rachel and Bikram were exited about seeing the tiger. They said it was difficult to spot it which i found out in a later visit to be true.

 

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Vilde beeing exited about beeing in the zoo and having a “who has the longest neck” contest with the ostrich. IMG_5173

KURTA

After having stayed in Nepal for over two months, dressing more like nepali women became our wish. We therefore wanted to get ouselvs a kurta each. Vilde wearing her first kurta in public, looking more dashing then ever. (Her pants are her own the reason be that the pants that followed her kurta were pink which she was not pleased with. Which makes sense for there were no pink what so ever on her kurta.)

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NORWEGIAN PORRIDGE

After having had dal bhat for a long period of time, making something more familiar was much longed for. We then decided to make PORRIDGE. In my family it is custom to eat it every saturday which can be too much and I can sometimes get sick of it, but making it here became something much diffrent and I ate it all with much delight. IMG_5233

Vilde enjoyed it just as much as me. IMG_5232

FIRST VISIT FROM NORWAY

Øystein Ruud came to check up on us which was rather fun, he being our first visit from Norway.

Two former Hald students, Sharad Lama, Vilde and  Øystein Ruud. IMG_5236

SECOND VISIT FROM NORWAY

Just a day after Øystein arrived my mother came for work related purposes and of course to visit me. She stayed here for two weeks. We had much fun together, and at the same time it felt more safe having her here with the election going on.

When my mother came she did not come empty handed. IMG_5240

Sharad invited Øystein, Vilde, me and my mom for dinner. IMG_6421

We were invited to some close friends for dinner. IMG_6435

We went to Haatiban…..

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…where we saw the cutes cat sunbathing…. IMG_5288

… and picking pine cones for christmas decoration. IMG_5328

Visit from my mom. We went Nepali style and served nepali tea and biscuit. IMG_5401

VISIT VJ

After much back and forth about time and date VJ, Vilde and me managed to set a date for visiting VJ. VJ made dal bhat for us… IMG_5382

..while we sat and waited. IMG_5384

We went to the roof and saw his awesome view. IMG_5372

ADVENT

My mother had brought with some purple candles from norway so we could make the real advent mood in our apartment. IMG_5412

LAUNDRY DAY

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CHRISTMAS TREE

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CHRISTMAS PREPARATION   IMG_5465

Making christmas cookies with Rachel and Bikram. IMG_5781

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HOME MADE Gingerbread house… MUST HAVE IMG_6050

VILDE’S BIRTHDAY / VJ’S BIRTHDAY PARTY IMG_5545

Friends helping us decorate the room for the party. IMG_5555

Birthday prince and princess exchanging gifts. IMG_5571

Their cake.

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Playing with the snow inside. IMG_5644

THIRD VISIT FROM NORWAY

Welcome to Nepal, Family Johannesen. First bustrip… to visit Devendra. IMG_5902

FOURTH VISIT FROM NORWAY

Joakim arrived just one day after Vilde’s parents. IMG_6012

Here we are at our curch , family of God church. This is the youths gathered and exchanging gifts. We had secret santas and all which was very fun.

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SIGHTSEEING

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Close to Kathmandu Durbar Square   IMG_6136

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Nagarkot

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Beautiful view.

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MORE PREPARING FOR CHRISTMAS

Some help to make more christmas decorations.

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The boys making christmas decoration

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Decorating the christmas tree.

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A bit more christmas cookies needed.

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CHRISTMAS EVE

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Happy..

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Also happy..

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And me Happy..

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We were sad for a while because our christmas tree lacked christmas lights but Frida (Vilde’s younger sister) fixed that for us all. She went out and got some “nepali” lights for us which just made the day shine even more.

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Chritmas eve was also spent in our church with our church family were we were served dal bhat which was rather a surprise. We had just eaten “pinnekjøtt” (stick meat), so we were very full, but ate anyways. It was fun and we saw traditional nepali dance and plays and singing. It was a wonderfull evening that went by faster then one can imagin.

Today it is new years eve and i must say i miss Norway. I dont feel like Nepal knows that it is new years eve except some resturants with their “new years eve” menu, but I’m her spending it with Joakim so all in all its good. Vilde and her family left for Thailand on the 26th of December and are celabrating it Thai style i believe.

Well anyways HAPPY NEW YEAR EVERYONE

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