Dream a little dream…

This entry is part 1 of 17 in the series Lights, Songs and Dreams - Europe 2011

I’m not quite sure where It started. This fascination with snow, that is. Being surrounded by white seems like it must bring such peace to the entire being. For many years I have promised my children that I would take them for a white Christmas. Years have passed. Little brats turned into obnoxious teenagers, turned…

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He sees angels in the architecture..

This entry is part 3 of 17 in the series Lights, Songs and Dreams - Europe 2011

25 November 2011 “You’re in Paris” . I remember those words so well. It was my first time in Paris. My first time abroad even. And a very grumpy (he was French, afterall!) busdriver stopped in the middle of some narrow street in Paris, and sent us off with those words. And so, after the…

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Found myself in the city near Picadilly

This entry is part 4 of 17 in the series Lights, Songs and Dreams - Europe 2011

26 November 2011 Mental note – when booking a hotel, make sure you use Google street view to make very sure what kind of shops or businesses are in the vicinity. I did actually, and did spot one shop that looked slightly suspect. In fact, there were several rather seedy places near our hotel, which…

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Lift up your heads…

This entry is part 5 of 17 in the series Lights, Songs and Dreams - Europe 2011

27 November 2011 There are many more shades of blue than there are of red.. We could actually see blue skies! So we figured that we would do the outdoor stuff while the weather seems to be playing along. It was with somewhat exhausted excitement that we set off in search of art, culture, royalism,…

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Here, There and Everywhere

This entry is part 6 of 17 in the series Lights, Songs and Dreams - Europe 2011

28 November 2011 Our last day in London, and we have the route planned. Mostly shopping, of course, but one or two touristy things as well. But first, the one thing that clearly runs through all our veins….. Music. Abbey Road is a rather normal looking road, and even though we are not really what…

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Should I stay or should I go…

This entry is part 11 of 17 in the series Lights, Songs and Dreams - Europe 2011

3 December 2011 I remember, as a little girl, how I used to love Christmas. I remember how I used to love looking at the Christmas trees in the windows of the houses, as you drove past them. Is it just me, or have people stopped doing this? Norwegians maintain their traditions. On the first…

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Standing in line to see the show tonight…

This entry is part 13 of 17 in the series Lights, Songs and Dreams - Europe 2011

5 December 2011 We’re on the move again. Our original plans did not include München, but when we stumbled upon a Red Hot Chili Pepper concert there, we decided to take the detour. I don’t really consider myself a huge fan, but the children are huge fans, and I do think that the bassist is…

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Overhead, the moon is beaming

This entry is part 14 of 17 in the series Lights, Songs and Dreams - Europe 2011

6 December 2011 My children love road trips. I find them a wonderful way to experience the real life in a country. Provided that they are broken down in sizable chunks. This was meant to be our only roadtrip. It was now our third. We picked up our Renault Scenic near our hotel. It came…

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It’s a long way to the top…

This entry is part 16 of 17 in the series Lights, Songs and Dreams - Europe 2011

8 December 2011 This is it. Our last day. *humph* We do this so often. We promise ourselves that we would take it easy. No rushing. No last minute sprints to catch flights. We plan things carefully. And then….. So we started off well. Managed to get ourselves to the airport first, checked the bags…

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I hope you had the time of your life…

This entry is part 17 of 17 in the series Lights, Songs and Dreams - Europe 2011

9 December 2011It’s over. For months we had looked forward to our trip. Wondering how things would turn out. Whether we would see all the things we hoped to see. Whether we would be able to do all the things we wanted to do. We didn’t. There was so much more that we could have…

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