‘Romjul’ The days between Christmas and New Year’s Eve

The silent room Happy feast with light and laughter golden angels, stars, with Christmas carols and cantatas we have been seated around set tables with children and grandchildren and rejoiced in the Christmas evangelium Downton ‘Christmas special’ We have given and received presents felt happiness with both We have been happy baking cakes sheep rib, […]

Good old days’ Christmas

A snapshot of 1957 Christmas Eve meal was pork ribs and sour cabbage, like in many homes in east Norway. My mother made delicious sauce, and I was happy to eat only potatoes and sauce! Homemade ice cream, frozen in the snow was heavenly and the washing up of the dishes was quickly done. One […]

There is a shine over silent villages

Christmas carols year round Do you belong to those who gladly would sing Christmas carols all year? Here you find me. When I was a choir director for the local choir, I brought forth the music for our Christmas carols from early in the autumn. I heard som grumbling in the bass group …  ‘we […]

Advent waiting with the poet Prøysen

The history behind a Christmas card ‘Julekveldsvisa’ The carol of Christmas Eve’ has followed many of us since we were children. During my first years as a watercolour painter my motives were for a period special, old houses. From wanderings in the ‘old houses’ street ‘Øyragata’ in Lærdal, my heart felt for one particular house. […]

Advent waiting together with the Nobility

Christmas caroling at the home of the elderly The village choir – this year like last year – ‘is singing Christmas carols for the old folks. The village choir – this year like every year – is singing Christmas carols for the old folks. As we stood there singing ‘Oh come, let us follow the star up […]

Waiting in Advent ….. with some thoughts …..

The Day is turning into night light after light is being switched off soon it is going to sleep – the village But … look …  every house has got a shining star over the roof just like in the carol  ….a good night they need after all their work in the day and before […]

‘Advent wait’ thoughts in the fog

December the first…. From when I was a little child I had a special feeling for ‘December the first’ , it was the Christmas month! Here today it is not much that reminds of the December with the ingredients from childhood winter: White angles, frozen river and snow clad evergreen forests. A dense fog is […]

Light over the Pilgrimage Village

The day was beautiful! 29. July will be written in the history book of Balestrand. The word pilgrim comes frå ‘peregrino’ which means to be foreign, to be in a foreign place. Forty pilgrims were walking into a good fellowship. We became friends in course of the four and a half kilometre’s of walking. We […]

Programme for the Pilgrimage Day 29th July 2015

What if….. What if all the leaders of the world joined us in the Pilgrimage to Kvamsøy island in Balestrand on St. Olav’s Day? That would be sensational! Till now no statesmen are inlisted…. But what if you came! May be you will consider a tour to Sonefjord area and Balestrand that day and join […]

The big event this Summer

Welcome to Pilgrimage Balestrand on St Olav’s Day 29th August 2015! Do you join the Pilegrimage in Balestrand? The nature in this area is unique. This is the place for reflection and for healing of your soul and mind. The Pilgrimage wandering,  the boat ride across to the world’s smallest island with its own church, a Pilgrim […]