Last Thursday we had our staff and family ‘end of year’ day out. This year we went to Refsnes on the south of Senja. We booked a hytte – a hut, although in true Norwegian tradition, it was more like a small community centre, with some bedrooms thrown in for good measure: we were really slumming it!
The weather was at least as bad as last year, so no swimming, sun-bathing etc. However, we still had a ‘trivelig’ (nice) time, with grillmat (a barbeque), coffee and cake, board games, good conversation, the celebration of a significant birthday, musical worship, presentation of roses, appreciative speeches, and an opportunity to meet our new appointed kirkeverge (administrative leader), who starts at the end of August.