Today is our national day here in Norway, and we are celebrating the day like we always do. First we’ll watch the children’s parade, and then have coffee with my sister and nieces at the school. I do hope they have gone back to indoor seating this year as the weather forecast does not look good. The school gym cafe gets very crowded and messy in a nice kind of way, and much better than trying to eat your cake outdoors in the rain. The day will be wrapped up with dinner at the in laws. There are a few hours break in between there which I hope to spend in my sewing room. I have been experimenting with painting with fabrics lately and am getting just a little bit obsessed. What else is new.
We had a little preview of the 17th of May spirit yesterday when daughter and I watched Big G(randson, cute blogging names for the two of them yet to come) in his kindergarten parade. Sorry about the grainy photo; had to cut away everyone not related to me.
It was wet, the parade was delayed, it is quite a long walk for the little ones but the spirits were high both in the young ones and those of us watching them.
I love watching those parades although watching is an understatement as audience participation such as choking, humming (or singing for the brave ones), and waving and cheering at our kids is involved. This is how a hopefully properly censured overall picture looks.
You can see pictures from previous 17th of May celebrations here and here. Our national costumes, bunad, pictures here and here, are also well worth a look.
Happy 17th of May everybody - wherever you live!