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Thursday, May 17, 2007

Gratulerer med dagen Norge

Don't know what the title means, well then you're not Norwegian. It's Norway's national day today when we celebrate independence. It's a huge thing in Norway. Everyone gets a day off work and there are parades with marching bands and school children. I have quite fond memories of those parades as I played in a marching band from about the age of 11 to 18 and ever year on May 17th we'd start marching around the towns and villages at 6 am and not finished till early/mid afternoon. It was an exhausting day but leading the parades full of school children with everyone waving their flags and shouting 'hurrah' was fantastic.

Norwegians are very patriotic which I think is lovely and a thing that's really missing in England I think. A bit different down here in Cornwall as the Cornish are fairly patriotic (as far as they're concerned Cornwall is a separate country from England).

I'm not very good though. Since I've lived in the UK I've not been celebrating May 17. I really should do. I did tell Emily about it on the way to school this morning and Vanessa at tea time. They've never been to Norway for 17 May so never seen what it's really like. Every year I feel like I really should throw a Norwegian themed party to celebrate but it never happens. Or at least put a Norwegian flag up outside our house - my neighbours would think I'd gone mad. LOL. Maybe next year I will.

I got tagged recently andf forgot all about it. I've not been very good about replying to comments left on my blog lately. I do read every single one and I love people leaving comments. Anyway Marit (another Norwegian) tagged me.

Here' show it works:

1: Each player starts with 8 random facts/habits about themselves.
2: People who are tagged, write a blog post about their own 8 random things, and post these rules.
3: At the end of your post you need to tag 8 people and include their names.
4: Don't forget to leave them a comment and tell them they're tagged, and to read your blog.

I've done this once before a few months ago. And my brain isn't working any more so Imay have to give this a miss tonight and think about it another day. Remind me if Iforget.

One last thing to mention before I head back to the sofa for some knitting, I've got some really exciting plans. I don't want to say too much now but they involve lots of yarn. It's something
that I've wanted to do for months and I've finally decided to stop thinking about it and just go for it. I'm hoping I can reveal all next week. But keep checking back.

Off to finihs my STR sock now - pics tomorrow maybe. STR is gorgeous to knit with. I think I may be hoooked.


Mia said...

I can't wait to see what you are planning.

DHJ Design Studio said...

Hi Anni,

I think having a national Norwegian holiday on May 17th is really cool! May 17 is my birthday (50 this year). My maternal grandfather was born and raised in Norway and came to Canada in his twenties. Thanks for this info, it made my day!

Cyndi in BC

marit said...

Gratulerer med dagen!

Aknita said...

What Marit said ( I think! )I'm Welsh and still celebrate Dydd Dewi Sant
(St David's Day) every March 1st.

I can't wait to find out what you are up to either!

Petunia said...

wow så mange fine sokker! Helt imponert, jeg!!!