On my way to the annual meeting at The Norwegian Association of Masters of Science, I went through the streets of Oslo. It was a lovely, sunny weather but still cold (just above freezing) since the winter continues in Norway. I have told you that this blog would among a lot of things in my daily life, be a chronicle about our significant four seasons. This afternoon I saw some signs of spring and I could not resist capturing some and sharing it with you. The pictures are again taken with my Nokia mobile phone – please click to enlarge!

First to give you the right atmosphere and show you that king winter is still in charge, I show you again the lovely ice skating rink in the middle of the town in front of the parliament. There is still a lot of snow around as you can see.

But then a spring sign: The outdoor street cafés are popping up all over. For the guests to survive the cold they are covered with awnings and on the wall beneath, you have a glance of the heaters. Some without heaters and less covered (to the right) have less guests and they are well dressed up for the season. But they are sitting outdoors and that is a tiny little sign of spring for us Norwegians.

Some cafés are even escalated their services by offering the guests extra blankets on the chairs. These are mostly used by smoking guests since you are not allowed to smoke inside a public building in Norway. Another spring sign is that the street troubadours are invading the city of Oslo. To the right you see an Englishman singing the song inspiring me to give this post the title – the song of Ralph McTell: “Streets of London”. So spring will soon be here and I will let you know when it is for real. In the mean time I like you to enjoy the rest of the winter time in anticipation with me :-)

But my most important message today is to say thank you so very much to the lovely person – Chas – who have done the makeover of my blog. He sais he is still working on it, so please come back to see it. Visit his blog and give him the credit he deserve: http://www.likebanana.com/ !

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