This week Trondheim is filled with people wearing wonderful, colourful Samien outfits. February 6th is the special Day of the Sami people, and this year it is 100 years since the very first national Sami meeting. Held here in Trondheim on February 6th 1917.
The celebrations started Monday morning with a mass in the cathedral, and the blessings and prayers for a new, Sami altar.
Later in the same day was another service in the cathedral, with the King, the Prime Minister and quite a few other prominent guests.......and of course "little" me.
Last night Terje and I went to a historicel theatre performance,
today I have been shopping typical Sami food, like reindeer you know.
We have not always been proud of our indigenous people. Norway have a dark history, like so many other countries. But today we are proud, and my heart beamed when I stopped to watch kindergarten kids trying lassoing at the marketplace today.
I have been dreading the sewing and cutting part for some time. But when I finally sat down to do it, by fingers knew exactly what to do, remembering from a hundred other cardigans made over the years.
A few hours´work, and then it was all done.
Leander wore his new setesdalskofte for the first time today. He is spending the weekend with his garndparents, we took him out shopping, and already in the first store - Oh my! What a cute sweater!
I am recovering from yet another sinus infection (and a head cold). After visiting the doctor today I felt well enough for a short walk, and drove to a place not far from the doctor´s office which I knew would be perfect for a short hike.
No bevers to be seen, but easy to see that they had been there.
I am having so much fun making up tales about the squirrels in our garden. You already know about my squirrel blog, Familien Fr-Nøtt (the Seed-Nut Family), where the squirrel mother Fru Solsikke Frø-Nøtt (Mrs Sunflower Seed-Nut) tells about her life in the garden.
I was watching this little squirrel today, finding his way into the squirrel safe feeder, like all our squirrels do. And all of a sudden I had a tale ready.
A tale about the squirrel boy Kokos (Coco) playing hide and seek with his sisters Pea and Kongle (Pinecone)
Kokos was so sure Pea and Kongle would never find him in there. But all of a sudden they did, and he had to run for his life.......
All texts and photos by Britt-Arnhild Wigum Lindland
I am living in a red house surrounded by a blue garden near Trondheim, Norway. I love everydays and post about my steps through life. Britt-Arnhild's House in the Woods is open to everybody. Welcome over!