For a while now, a very good friend of mine TorAa and I have talked about getting together with our wives and doing something fun the four of us. We finally made it this weekend in our vacation home in Mariestad, Sweden. It’s a long time since I’ve had such an enjoyable, relaxing, lively and fun weekend. It’s seldom you find a more perfect match of people hitting it off right from the beginning. The whole weekend was like a symphony of happiness. To make it short; our definition of the good life is very much the same and that happened to be the same for our wives too. So I would say it was a perfect match.

Tor I and met quite a few years ago in The Norwegian Computer Society as we share an interest in strategic use of information technology among other things. The last year, Tor has become more and more interested in blogging and started his own blog the 31st of August. So now we are blog friends too:-) Let me then give you a peek into our hilarious Friday evening:

The Bloggers – Taken with my Nokia mobile phone.

As we have a wireless network in our apartment, there were at the most three computers connected. This picture is from late in the evening where we had coffee avec and a cigar each when surfing around, checking other friends (a lot of them mutual) blogs, commenting and enjoying cyber space together. We even migrated TorAa Mirror into beta blogger so he is ahead of me now:-)

With the introduction of this post, you might ask if that was the only thing happening this weekend. It was not! When was arrived, we had a lovely meal of Rakfisk (fermented fish) and I will tell you all about it in the next post. Saturday we had the most fun time shopping with the wives in charming Mariestad (I’ll tell you all about it in a couple of days!) and in the evening we had another quality time including a trivia contest until almost morning.

Blogging connecting people:
This weekend was to Tor and me a blogger’s gathering too and to be honest, I could tell our wives felt a bit neglected sometimes. They where very patient though and we tried to make it up to them Saturday night – and succeeded:-). Anyway I think it’s wonderful to meet other bloggers and have posted about it before, like when I met Charles in Bergen and Mark in Oslo. When surfing around on Friday evening, Tor found a post from a mutual blog friend Ghee in Japan who was suppose to meet Yorokobee in Tokyo. Blogging sure is connecting people!

See you next time when I will serve you Rakfisk – a historical culinary sensation from Norway!


  1. This is so awesome, meeting fellow blogger is exactly how I felt when I met my penpals in England & Denmark :P What a lovely experience huh?

  2. That’s always so fun to read, people connecting like that! I’m glad to hear that you had such a good time.

    And I’m sure they’re gonna love the Rakfisk :-)

    I’m kind of cursious of what they will say about it.

  3. That should be curious of course!

    And thanks x billions for the voting, I really appreciate your support :-)

  4. It is always a very good thing when two good friends can come together to pass some time. It sounds as if you and Tor had a most excellent time together along with your wives.

    I have heard of rakfisk before, but have never tasted it. I look forward to hearing more about it soon!


  5. We finally made it this weekend in our vacation home in Mariestad, Sweden!

    LOL Im just teasing, Renny!
    I came by to say goodbye. I hope you have a lovely holiday season. I will be in India for a month. Check my blog for updates now and then!
    Take care.

  6. when will i meet a fellow blogger?

    thanks for telling us about your vacation. coz i thought you just surfed the net. hehehe :)

  7. Wow, what a nice feeling, meeting fellow bloggers and also the family. I’m sure all of you had fun together.

    Hope to see more pictures on your vacation.

  8. and both of u are already addicted to blog? ;)

    Happy Monday renny!

  9. It has been a year since my husband served rakfisk. I should remind him to do it soon. :)

    I am glad that you and Tor had a great time last weekend. It made me think about the teens’ party these days… they bring their pc’s and party. I just wonder how?

  10. It is indeed a good way to connect people…

    I am glad to hear that you had such a good weekend! Got anymore Pics? :)

  11. That sounds like a very enjoyable night! :)

  12. I always had this get-together thingy with other bloggers..

    im planning to go to Europe next year probably in Feb… during Chinese New Year…. but my boss hasnt approve my leave yet… so tension….

  13. Connecting to and with people…yeah, that’s why I enjoy blogging a lot. Nice to read your fun times with your friends :)

  14. Thats cool Renny!A wireless network with 3 computers connected?LOL!

    Its nice to see you guys blogging together than some groups of men drinking and playing mahjong or some kinds of gambles.If I were your wifr,I should definitely allow you or tolerate you(so I can join in and blog,too!haha!)

    Toraa and you look very happy in that pic.I can see the connection :)
    I`ll probably go to Norway and sit in,LOL!

    and oh,yorokobee and me havent met yet,but next year will be a fine date for us :)

  15. that’s so great that you met up! I was hoppiing to catch up this weekend on blog reading but our anniversary won out and I spent more time with P than on my computer… :) thanks for the well wishes…

    I hope to meet an italian blogger expat over christmas holidays too..

  16. @Shionge: Bloggers are the new form of penpals you know:-)

    @MrsLifecruiser: We had a good time and I’ll come back to Rakfisk as we all loved it!

    @Lisa: We all had a great time yes!

    @BarefootMistress: Wish you a wonderful time in India – I envy you and will check your blog of course!

    @Tin-tin: Isn’t it you next time? LoL

    @Raquel: More pics and stories soon!

    @RackyAkaBakyaNiNeneng: Yes we are:-)

    @AL: You have the recipe tomorrow and then he has no excuse!

    @Grish: The very best way. More pics soon!

    @Nina: Both night and days where great:-)

    @Dr@maDiv@: Please tell me when your boss approve!

    @Liza’sEyeview: That’s one of the reasons I enjoy it too.

    @Ghee: Glad you liked it and please sit in whenever you like! Sorry I mixed up with you not meeting Yorkobee – I’ve updated the post!

    @ExpatTraveler: I think you prioritized the right way. Please keep us posted about the meeting!

  17. Mother of Invention

    That is so wonderful when your wives hit it off as well and you can all be comfortable even though it’s the first time getting together! Hope you have more visits! And you let them shop! How brave!

  18. I can verify every word Renny writes here. It was a blast. And so lucky our wifes in their first meeting acted as they should have known each other since childhood. I’ll do a couple of post from this great weekend.

    Thanks for inviting us.

  19. I am not surprised you had a great evening. You seem to be very social and easy to deal with. In short, a nice man.
    Maybe we need some more people like you in this world!

  20. awww,thats alright Renny!thanx anyway! :)

  21. I see I am quite behind on your blog, Renny, but for good reason, of course. I’ll get caught up eventually, I’m sure. I knew you and Tor had met up, with wives, and am delighted it all went so well!

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