July 29 – Olsok

So – why did every public building flag today? It’s a bit embarrassing but my sister in law and I could not figure out what member of the royal family celebrated birthday today. We could not think of any other reason why it was a public flag day. I had to search Google when I came back home…



Olaf II Haraldsson (995 – 29 July 1030), later known as St. Olaf, was King of Norway from 1015 to 1028. He was posthumously given the title Rex Perpetuus Norvegiae (English: Norway’s Eternal King) and canonised in Nidaros (Trondheim) by Bishop Grimkell, one year after his death in the Battle of Stiklestad on 29 July 1030. His remains were enshrined in Nidaros Cathedral, built over his burial site.

We celebrate St.Olaf. I knew that – but in the haze of shopping for the upcoming vacation it was totally lost for both of us.

So – what are the odds for the three musketeers to meet up with their grandma just outside the toy store?


As a thank you for the gift these two felt that they had to line up for photography…


You know – there is always something you can afford to buy after you have passed checkout…


…and when the three of them gang up on their grandma she is easily persuaded to buy one more little thing…


She wanted to join grandma and me. I know why…


This way she could stop by the zoo and she would be allowed to name the fish in the interior store`s aquarium. She could enjoy dining out and she got an extra present before going home. She know how to move.




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