Winter Lights in Bergen, Norway

My Germany-based cousin Wolfgang occasionally travels to his second residence in Norway, and he has just sent me this photo of lighted homes along the waterfront in Bergen.

Bergen, Norway

I’ve never been to Norway, and as my days of armchair-traveling become more and more attractive with each passing COVID year, I am content just looking at images.

And yes, I will have some Gløgg (or Glogg) with it.

Here is a recipe for Norwegian Gløgg, or just buy it online from Amazon

All photo credits go to Wolfgang Drescher, who gave me permission to post this one.

Maria’s Beer Balcony in Germany

Here we have gathered my extended Norwegian family. My cousin Wolfgang is not in the picture, but his wife and two  German-Norwegian off-springs are. Wolfgang and my American husband were the only ones drinking beer.

We had just returned from the neighborhood pizzeria and therefore continued with wine on the balcony. It was a relatively cool evening for August anyway. I see Lena rubbing her hands for warmth in the photo. We had to get some blankets soon after. So much for hot nights in August…

We had a wonderful time seeing each other again after more than five years.

Norway

With Marianne, Kai-Espen and Lena from Bergen, Norway