Song of Norway by Grieg can be listened to here
Yesterday I patiently listened to Norwegian folk songs. I am afraid it just wasn’t my thing and then suddenly out of nowhere I remembered Grieg and how I had listened to my parent’s Peer Gynt album from a very young age. I adored the story(A translation of the story witten by Norwegian Henrik Ibsen is available Here )and the music. Hall of the Mountain King was my initial favourite but I grew to love the whole album over the period of several years. It helps of course that I love ballet. A love that I have not been able to pass on to my youngsters, despite having taken them to see a famous Russian ballet company perform.
As I now listen to Peer Gynt’s Suites 1& 2 Norwegian Forests are conjured up in my mind. I am transported back to my childhood bedroom, listening to an old record player.
In the days prior to You Tube, I had not dreamed the whole ballet would be able to be readily watched online.
What an amazing introduction to my Norwegian week. I am starting to really enjoy researching my new blog.
I discovered this online today.
Obviously French gerbils are pretty smart.
Next week I have decided I will be a Norwegian gym enthusiast.
This morning I have started my day by listening to French accordion music
I am listening to it as I write this.
It has put me in a really good mood already. So now I am a Francophile, gerbil- loving fan of turquoise. My daughter thinks I have gone weird(on the bright side I now know she didn’t think I was weird before) and I think I may have overdone the gerbil talk- yesterday she wanted one, not so much today..
Can’t wait to see my search engine’s recommendations today. I am beginning to think creating an alter ego may actually be good for me. Yesterday I watched a Ted talk about Alzheimer’s. Seems one of the best defences is to keep learning new things,
My initial suspicions seem to be proving correct. I am feeling years younger already. Yesterday I saw a gerbil being taken for a walk. However the biggest revelation for me so far is still that gerbils can be toilet-trained, The people teaching many of these new things are actually teenagers. I look back on my own teenage years and wonder if I would have felt confident enough to teach people anything. I am very impressed with some of these young people for having the foresight to share their knowledge and maybe help to open a few closed minds..
Thought I should start off with the basics.
I think I am being brainwashed..
Had a heated discusssion with my daughter about whether gerbils spread the bubonic plague.
8;36 Just discovered there is a book called The Turquoise War(who knew?)
It features gerbils! My eyes are being opened already.
Wow and there was me thinking all cages were the same and likely to feature a hamster wheel.
There is even a multistorey one.
8;50 My first venture on You Tube.
Apparently gerbils like something called cholla. Just watched a gerbil tucking into it here
Now I have discovered Peeper & Snapple
Think I am falling in love with gerbils already..
Oh dear now I have just encountered the dark side of gerbil life.
Rose wants my gerbils.(This is getting exciting already. I just became somebody’s 12th view!
I can’t believe this I am already becoming emotionally invested. Just checked to see if there was a follow-up video.
Rose ate my gerbil
No it’s ok. Although I did find this one about a gerbil eating its own tail!
No too graphic for me.. I don’t want to traumatise anybody-don’t think I’ll share the link.
Now how about repairing the iphone.
Wow just found this:
Who knows where all this will lead?
This video on the subject has 24000 views.
Obviously dropping your iphone in the toilet is not uncommon..