Saturday, 26 April 2014

Easter in Norway - Saturday

We travelled back to Norway on Good Friday.

My mum came back with us. The original plan had been to have a quiet weekend at home.

However, plans change;)

We got home, unpacked - repacked - slept - woke - drove to Hardanger (as you do)

to stay with 'The Lovely Ones'.

My mum is not a big fan of boats, but as the only access to the island is across water, her options were limited. She did very well climbing in and out of the boat and appeared only a little nervous.

On arrival, plans were well underway for an afternoon of fun. My friends had organised a whole island event. 
First up was a treasure hunt to the top of the mountain where the children would find their easter eggs, followed by a bbq of whole roasted baby pig, homemade Angus beef burgers and a shared pot luck lunch,

G & I do not do things by half!

I went on the hunt with the children, whilst the others cooked and finished off the final preparations!

Gotta love a boy who can carry off wearing bunny ears all day!

Tim and O were a team on their own and I went with T, A and Tae, luckily at the last minute B.E. joined our team and he was a great help (especially with the steep parts and tricky questions).

It is a beautiful walk to the top and we got to meet the friendly cow on the way up (rumour has it, that she is the oldest cow alive in Norway)

The 20 questions on the way up were great fun and gave everyone a chance to answer. They included collecting three specific types of leaves, how many types of sheep in the world, number of candy in the jar and how many legs on a spider.

Happiness truely happend at the top when the Easter eggs were found!  The Easter bunny had been up there earlier to deliver them. Tae had gone to the top just ahead of us - he knew the eggs were there and the boy was on a mission.

When I reached the top there he was proudly holding his egg!  I asked how he know which was his? He explained a nice lady asked him his name, so he re-enacted slapping his chest while stating his full name clearly:) She then magically gave him his egg - happy boy!

Then it was time to head down for the yummy food and be met by my crazy friends.

It's not Easter unless you share a glass of champagne with a chicken.
Proud to have two crazy friends:))

Tim wore his ears all day, even with a wardrobe change!

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