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We are back from Norway

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The Ullensvang Hotel at Lofthus, on the Hardanger Fjord

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Stitching in the Garden Room

I am going to find it difficult to talk about our recent wonderful trip to the Hardanger area of Norway and our superb hotel without sounding as if I am showing off. Our original hotel had cancelled our booking so we were upgraded to the Ullensvang Hotel at Lofthus. Owned by the Utne family, this hotel simply hit all the targets. Beautiful bedrooms and superb views across the water. We had a free day near the end of the holiday and sat in the Garden room and stitched and stitched and stitched – simply Heaven!

I must thank all the people we met on our trip, who combined to make it an unforgettable experience. Our visits to Husfliden in Bergen, our day at the Folk Museum in Utne learning Hardanger embroidery and the scenery exceeded even my expectations. With the snow still melting, the waterfalls seen from our bus were breathtaking and when Malcolm (our long suffering coach driver) put Edvard Grieg on the bus CD player, I do not think there was a dry eye to be seen! Perfect…….

Date posted: Friday, May 9, 2008

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Absolutely, Jane. It was fantasmagorical. I am not sorry that for once I did not manage to finish all stitching projects as I would not have wanted to miss seeing any of the majestic landscapes. ‘Malcolm’s Meanders’ are a gem.

Comment by Brigitte Gant on Friday, May 9, 2008

Absolutely, Jane. It was fantasmagorical. I am not sorry that for once I did not manage to finish all stitching projects as I would not have wanted to miss seeing any of the majestic landscapes. ‘Malcolm’s Meanders’ are a gem.

Comment by Brigitte Gant on Friday, May 9, 2008

Jane, Absolutely brilliant trip, thanks again to you and Sue for organsing it and for Malcolm for all his meanders. Looking forward to next year. Thanks again for making my 60th birthday such a great day at the Hardanger Folk Museum and I promise to finish my bookmark, even if I don’t get Sue’s projects finished. I arrived home inspired by all the projects I have to do this year, thank heavens I am retired and now have the time. Look forward to seeing you during the summer.

Again, many thanks for such a wonderful trip, Frances

Comment by Frances Green on Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Jane, Absolutely brilliant trip, thanks again to you and Sue for organsing it and for Malcolm for all his meanders. Looking forward to next year. Thanks again for making my 60th birthday such a great day at the Hardanger Folk Museum and I promise to finish my bookmark, even if I don’t get Sue’s projects finished. I arrived home inspired by all the projects I have to do this year, thank heavens I am retired and now have the time. Look forward to seeing you during the summer.

Again, many thanks for such a wonderful trip, Frances

Comment by Frances Green on Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Dear Jane
Your trip to Norway sounds divine! I’m so glad that you and the other members enjoyed themselves so much, and I look forward to hearing more about it when we meet in Leeds at the end of June.
Hope that you all took plenty of photos, girls!
Best wishes

Comment by Hazel, Sunderland on Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Dear Jane
Your trip to Norway sounds divine! I’m so glad that you and the other members enjoyed themselves so much, and I look forward to hearing more about it when we meet in Leeds at the end of June.
Hope that you all took plenty of photos, girls!
Best wishes

Comment by Hazel, Sunderland on Wednesday, May 14, 2008

What a marvellous trip Brigitte. I know how much you enjoyed yourself and I am hoping we can follow it with a treat next year.

Comment by fowlerjane on Wednesday, May 21, 2008

What a marvellous trip Brigitte. I know how much you enjoyed yourself and I am hoping we can follow it with a treat next year.

Comment by fowlerjane on Wednesday, May 21, 2008

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