I agree with Ron, combining Whisky Fringe, Norwegian girls, a hauling task, and trying to make sense of it while sober is just too complicated...
"Does this go on all the time?" I asked.
Anna rolled her eyes and said, in a voice dripping with ennui and scorn, "They are Norwegian."
Here's Mr Tattie Heid his own self, at the Nordic Roots Festival in Minneapolis in 2001, with his arm around noted Norwegian girl and world-class fiddler Annbjorg Lien. Alas, she would not let me carry her home.
with his arm around noted Norwegian girl and world-class fiddler Annbjorg Lien. Alas, she would not let me carry her home.
.....most norwegian girls know how to fiddle......
Anyway, yes norwegians in genereal (including the girls) are not known for their sophistication. With the elegance of an elephant when physically moving and with the politeness of a bull in a china shop when chit chatting you would be surprised to say the least. Well, that's what I've been told by two italian friends anyway! And their drinking habits/patterns are exactly the same as the men's - which tend to mean getting severly drunk in a very short time.
I can also understand Bruce Crichtons conserns when carrying one of my fellow drunk countrymen/women as the scandinavian girls are somewhat sturdier built than their south european counterparts. Most norwegian girls are very active in sports such as handball etc and develop muscles that in the combination with a more solid bone structure would be a serious challenge for manly galantry such as carrying home safely
But Annbjørg Lien sure knows how to play the fiddle!
Sorry, I found a nice little picture a impressing female Norwegian handball-player, printed on a stamp. I tried to post it here - but for some reason it disappeared...
So this post seams to be quite meaningless.
Anyway - congrats to your Hundreårsmarkeringen!!!
Thanks bernie, by the way - how come you know the norwegian language so well?
P.S. Do the Swedes celebrate June 7th as well?
No, most of them cry - and with good reason as the oil makes us the second richest in Europe! However, when I think about the pathetic norwegian nationalism these days (typical norwegian to be good) I think they're better off without us anyway!
(Would post the photos, but it would violate about 2000 copyrights!)
Obligatory whisky-related part of the post follows: My Laphroaig Quarter Cask has arrived...waiting for the right time to open it, and will post my notes when I do...
Although I am kidding there's also some truth in my description. Norwegian women are not very ladylike and sophisticated - in general. That's a fitting description when it comes to norwegian men too I guess
Anyway, there's a leakage in my toilet room and the water is coming from somewhere around the kitchen on the second floor. Makes me wonder if it isn't a good idea to comfort myself with buying a bottle of whisky?
Got my ex-driving instructor, a Falkirk man, to get his first Rosebank which is from Signatory and I grabbed a cask strength Glengoyne 12.
I also had Isle Of Arran Cream Liqueur which was brilliant and by far the easiest cream liqueur to drink I've had. Unfortunately RMW had sold out when I went to the shop.
Anyone who likes salmon should try Hebridean Smoked Salmon, who were one of the surprise exhibitors. If you don't like salmon, this could convert you.
On the Whiskies the Invergordon 40yo 1964, Mortlach 15yo 1990, Auchentoshen three wood and once again the Magnificent Compass Box Peat Monster were the highlights for me.
From the website in your post I saw that they make "peated salmon" . Now that is something I'd like to try
Edit: sorry for the digression by the way - I'll stay on-topic after this
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