Norwegian Coastal trip 2018: Aurora Borealis spectacular

A spectacular trip in December 2018 revealed a spectacular display of the Northern Lights.  Six nights of “flaming” lights.  In addition many breathtaking images of the coast seen in Twilight.  And more.  See the full collection in this blogs menu.

Craft Beer – Norwegian style

We had friends around the other night, and introduced them to Lilyhammer.  So we decided to do a Norgwegian theme including mock Aurora Borealis lights, norwegian sweaters, regional food and ALCOHOL (of course):  Akavit and some of the most strong flavored beer from Nogne O.  Earthy, strong and full of character.  Not for the lager types.  I found it at Binny’s, here in Highland Park, Illinois.


Lilyhammer TV Series 2011– – IMDb

Lilyhammer TV Series 2011–  – IMDb.

This Netfix series, starring ‘Little Steven’ is an absolute must!  Such a novel twist and set in the Norwegian paradise of Lillehammer.  The characters are hilarious, instantly likable, and the script just flows along with humor at every turn.  My favorite support actor has to be –

Fridtjov Såheim!

A an absolute gem of a role that will not cease to keep you amused every time he is on camera.  You can watch the whole thing (and I guarantee that you will not be able to stop at just one or two!) in a few sessions.  Kudos to Van Zandt – another addition to his already eclectic, successful career.  Thank you Steven and Netflix.