Lucky, lucky us. Leander is staying for the weekend. Today we went out hiking, or rather orienteering, following a map made especially for children. Leander has got the little berrypicking tool seen in the picture above, from his grandmother in Lofoten, a kind of an animal with a mouth and teeth shaped to eat bilberries. By the way, bilberries, vaccinium murtillus in Latin, is what is known as blåbær/blueberries in Norway. They grow in the forest, are filled with health and antioxidants, taste childhood days with sun and laughter and make your teeth, tongue and mouth blue when you eat them. The season is a little late for blåbær, but we found enough to bring home and have with our pancakes.......well, not exactly enough, we also had a jar og frozen blåbær from the freezer :-)
It did not take Leander long to learn to use the berry tool.
Close to where we had our lunch some bevers had been busy. Very strange, Leander thought. "Can we fix the trees tomorrow?" "Fix them? How will you do that? "We can glue them together again!"
A grandfather is a blessing when small feet get tired.