Happy New Year. Yes it has been that long since I posted *hangs head in shame* lol.
But to make up for it I'm going to share pics for a lovely weekend 4 girlfriends and I took to a beautiful cabin (ok full fledged house) up in the mountains in Veggli, Norway, which is about 1 1/2 hr from Kongsberg. One of the girls has a lovely cabin up there. Totally the way a cabin should be (if you ask me) with all the amenities of home :) No cabin without electricity or indoor plumbing for me (yes I admit I'm a snob LOL)
The girls from left to right; Karianne W., Eva, Tone Marie, and me :)
The girls from left to right: Karianne N. (hostess with the mostest lol), Eva, Tone Marie and moi :)
No diets involved this weekend lol. Friday had a lovely dinner with mix of salad and lots of veggies, with chicken in tandoori seasoning, with bacon (hold the bacon for me lol) and a lovely sauce.
Me, you know I love my veggies and no not all those glasses of wine are mine lol
OMG this dessert, so rich so yummy. Only needed a little piece and went wonderfully with freshly made coffee (from a good expresso maker none the less)
And what's dessert without a bit of Bailey's on the side??
And said Bailey's is def better with heart shaped ice :)
Centerpiece, love the colors :)
And since we are on the mountain, for a fun weekend. What is more fun then sledding??? Honestly I haven't done this since 1993 and it was a total blast!!!
Tone Marie waiting for the action to start.
Karianne W., youngest of our group and full of energy :)
Both Kariannes :)
Karianne N on way up and Eva on way down
Tone Marie showing us how it is done
Karianne W: Who says you need a real sled? This is normally used to shovel snow :)
And here I come, watch out!!!!!
I'm one happy camper :) Soooo much fun, def been missing out :)
Karianne N. is tougher than me, head first downhill!!
Eva full speed ahead!!
Karianne N, cheering Tone Marie on!!
Eva def knows what she is doing :)
Me on left, Eva zooming by lol
Karianne W left and Tone Marie right, Happy girls :)
Karianne W giving the shovel another go (ok I'm sure that isn't what it is called but whatever lol)
4 of us making the trip up: Eva in the lead, followed by me, and tie between Karianne N and Tone Marie :)
Me: weeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee :)
Tone Marie styling the board :)
Me: snow angel :) in progress :)
Me still snow angeling lol
After all the sledding we decided to warm up with this outside fire feature :)
Same view different angle :)
Isn't this cool!!!
Me warming up my hands, Eva in background, Karianne W in foreground :)
Eva and Karianne N. showing us what all this outdoor stuff is about :)
Karianne W and half hidden Tone Marie :)
I'm pretty happy, what a fun day :)
I'm sitting on the couch catching up on my reading, relaxing after being outside :)
Beautiful table setting for dinner on Saturday evening :)
The starter, scallops with asparagus
The main meal moose steak with veggies and potatoes and a creamy mushroom and onion sauce.
OK I didn't have moose, but had chicken instead. Very yummy :)
Dessert (no pic, how is that possible!!!) was a cup of vanilla pudding (kesam) with cut up mango and crumbled cookies. I was too full to eat mine :(
But one must pay for all the fun. My knees were not happy with all the sledding and walking uphill
:( But it was soooo worth it!!!
Thank god for all the snow outside, makes for perfect ice packs :)
Swollen knees (about 2x the size as usual) and the right knee was hot to the touch. Really should get cartilage behind the knees. Bone rubbing against bone makes for a good conversations started lol. People can hear me coming lol. At least I remembered to bring my meds with me :)
Sunday morning, yep I'm still a happy camper :) Knees were better (not great but better lol)
Tone Marie :)
It snowed a lot from Saturday to Sunday. We had taken all the snow off the car on Saturday night :)
Take from front door :)
Next to the cabin, love the snow covered trees :)
Now this is my idea of a cabin in the mountains :)
We had to dig out the car lol
The kitchen is on this side of the cabin.
Winter wonderland :)
You can't even see the full railing with all the snow :)
There should be a railing here LOL
And this is were we had the outdoor fire feature the night before. Look at all that snow :)
It was a wonderful weekend. Lots of fun, games, snow, sledding, food, and great company :) I hope we are able to do something like this again :)